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  1. Berth Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and ...
  2. Hydrostatic Head (Tents) Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can ...
  3. Cable Entry Points Cable Entry – Quite simply, a zipped access point within the tent flysheet, enabling the camper to run an electrical cable to the hook-up point at the campsite. Different styles of tent have different numbers of cable entry points, most will usually have 1 on either side, making pitching less ...
  4. Flysheet Fabric Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation. Polycotton - a blend of ...
  5. Double Skin Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
  6. Fire Retardant Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
  7. Inner Tent Groundsheet Inner Groundsheet Sealed – each tent inner has it’s own sewn-in sealed groundsheet, often referred to as a Bathtub groundsheet. This is for complete sleeping comfort, and protection from the bugs regardless of whether the living space groundsheet is sewn-in or not.
  8. Denier Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how ...
  9. Frame Style Dome Tent – Two or three fiberglass / aluminium poles, which criss-cross over to create a free-standing dome style tent. Pod Tent – is a large family tent, which has bedroom pods coming off a large living room area, bit like a space station. Tunnel tent – a tent with a curved / hoop ...
  10. Poles or Air Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.

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