As one of the top of the range tents available from Outwell, the Concorde 10AC really benefits from the added protection of a dual protector, placing a barrier between your valuable tent and damage from overhead debris like tree sap and bird mess. Outwell have added other useful features to make this purchase even more worthwhile. The protector has two layers, each of which has a different effect on the tent depending on which layer is placed upwards. The silver lining reflects heat away in warm weather to prevent the tent becoming too hot, whilst the black layer absorbs sun rays in colder weather to bring extra heat to the tent. Along with the side canopy provided by the Protecter, these features make this add on very desirable.
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
Outtex 3000 silver coated 100% polyester taffeta
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.
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|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.