A camping innovation, this dual protector is tailored to fit the Vermont 7SA, fitting over the top of the flysheet to protect it from external damage from overhead hazards such as bird mess, as well as discoloration from the sun. Beyond this primary function, Outwell have added a few other benefits to make this purchase really worthwhile. The 'Dual' aspect of the protector comes from the different layers, which control climate based on which side faces up. The dark side absorbs heat into the tent, whilst the silver side reflects it away. The item also comes with a integrated side canopy.
|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.