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  1. The Patch on the Base of your Tent Groundsheet You've just purchased a brand new tent, but hey wait! What's that big ugly patch on the bottom of it? Have I been sold a dud!? Why is there a patch on the base of my brand new tent groundsheet? A common question we are often asked here at Outdoor World, is why there is a patch on the base of ...
  2. Condensation vs a Leaking Tent Condensation or Leaking?  Condensation occurs naturally, and there’s very few ways to avoid it, and often it can be mistaken with a leaking tent. It can really ruin a weekend. If you encounter water inside your tent, chances are it is condensation, and the tent is not leaking. Tents ...
  3. Camping with your Four-Legged Friend Guide To: Camping with a Dog Not unlike ourselves, our four legged, furry friends love the great outdoors, and generally take to camping very well. Of course every dog is different, and some are just as home by the fire as they are outdoors. This handy guide is a "first-timers" guide to ...
  4. How to Store your Tent over Winter (A friend's tent, left in the shed over 15 years, after it was put away damp. More photos below) Storing Your Tent over Winter Storing your tent over winter is a simple task, but many people fall short every single year, and neglect the basics, which can be detrimental to the health of your ...
  5. Types of Tent Type of Camping Tents Picking a tent, can be a difficuly choice with so many options available, firstly you need to decide which genre of tent is correct for your camping trip, its pointless taking a heavy, high profile Airbeam to the top of a mountain, as its simply not built for that type of ...
  6. Tent & Awning Warranty's - The FAQ's Disclaimer - this is not a "fob people off blog" - its just a lot of common questions we get asked that are not warranty issues or faults - and the genuine faults as well, which can and do occassionally occur. If your tent has a defect, then don't panic, just get in touch and we can help solve ...
  7. Top Ten Tents of the Last Decade (2010 - 2020) I have decided to compile a list of the best quality tents over the last decade, I have based these decisions on quality, customer satisfaction and durability over the years. I may also add, that part of my job is dealing with tent returns, which is an odious task at best. So if the tent had a ...
  8. Polyester vs Polycotton tents There are two main types of fabrics used to manufacture a tent or awning, one being polyester, which is the more popular style of tent, and the other being the polycotton fabric - which is a hybrid of cotton and polyester. Many customers get confused about which option suits them best, and ...
  9. How to Weather a Polycotton Tent Firstly, if you own a polyester tent - then your in the wrong place - all polyester tents are waterproofed out of the box - and you do not need to weather them before first use. However, from time to time, they may need re-proofing. Why do you need to weather a Polycotton tent? Polycotton ...
  10. A Guide to Blackout & Darker Bedrooms Welcome to the confusing world of inner tent bedrooms! Most modern family tents have Blackout or darkened bedrooms, in order to aid a better night’s sleep. Early morning sunlight can be a curse in the height of summer, when it awakens you too soon. Coleman were the first to coin and patent the ...

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