The optional Dual Protector is available for the Vermont XLP. Providing protection from damaging elements like UV-radiation, bird lime and tree sap, whilst countering the effects of extreme temperatures. The large panels are attached across the pole sleeves leaving a gap between roof and the protector allowing air to flow. One side of the Protector is silver coated to reflect the sun's head, the other is black to darken the tent in the morning, or to absorb some of the sun's heat.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Premium Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
Outtex 10,000 Silver Coated (75D 100% polyester taffeta) with taped seams
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)||14 x 46|
|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.