Dual Protectors are a worthwhile investment for high end tents such as the Corvette 7AC, primarily protecting the roof from damage such as bird mess and tree sap. The Dual Protector has been innovated for 2017, and incorporates a side extension, which can be placed on whichever side of the tent desired, providing a sun canopy when poled out. Attention to deal is displayed by the silver coating on one side to reflect heat away from the tent on hotter days, and reflect heat inside the tent on the colder camping trips.
|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.
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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.