An innovation for the Outwell range, the Alabama Dual Protector is primarily designed to protect the roof of your tent from overhead damage such as bird mess and sun discolouration. The 'dual' aspect of the design stems from the two different layers of the protector - the silver lining reflects heat away when facing upwards, which cools the tent, whilst the dark side absorbs heat in colder weather. Other benefits include an integrated side canopy, as well as the reduction of condensation. The side canopy can be unzipped and removed in the event of poor weather.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Premium Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
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 polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Pack Size (cm)||No|
|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 compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
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.