One of the attractive features of Outwell tents is their durability, making the investment worthwhile, you can further improve the durability of the tent by adding the optional Dual Protector. The Outwell Flagstaff 6a dual protector is designed to stop issues, such as overhead damage from tree sap and discolouration from the sun. This main function is supplemented by additional uses for the dual protector. Each side of the protector influences the interior climate depending on which side faces upwards. The silver side reflects heat away to cool the interior, whilst the dark side does the reverse. Condensation is reduced in the tent, and a zip off canopy provides extra living room in the sunny weather.
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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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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 compared 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.