An accessory with a host of advantages, the most important function of the Outwell Clarkston 6A Dual Protector is that it protects the main tent from sun discoloration and damage from overhead risks such as bird mess and tree sap. Comfort is also catered for as the silver side of the protector can be placed upright to reflect sun beams to keep the tent cooler, whilst the dark side can be used to absorb sun and heat the tent. The integration of a side canopy makes this a very desireable addition.
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
Outtex 3000 (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.
|Pack Size (cm)||30 * 10 * 4|
|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.