Comment acheter une tente?
Nous comprenons que l'achat d'une tente peut-être un peu complexe. Voici 10 points pour vous aider à mieux comprendre les caractéristiques qui nous semblent essentielles processus de sélection d'une choix d'une tente.
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How to buy a tent
The following 10 points will help you better understand the features which we feel are essential when selecting a tent.
Tents are made up of the inner tent and a cover " the fly" which protects the tent. A full length fly will provide maximum protection.
Fly's should always be seamsealed with a thin protective tape which is sealed to all stitching inorder to water proof them.
There should be many tie down cords on the fly so that there is a space between the fly and inner tent. This space serves to better ventilate the tent as well to ensure water resistance.
The watercolumn of a tent in mm's expresses the waterproofness of a tent. The higher the watercolumn the more waterproof the tent. A water column of less then 1000mm would not be recommended!
When a tent has a bathtub floor the seams of the floor are raised several inches above the ground. This ensure that water cannot penetrate through the floor.
Floors are available in either P.E. or Nylon. Nylon floors pack up more easily, smaller and lighter . They are considered more durable then P.E. Floors which are made of plastic and may crack over time.
The higher the denier of fabrics the more thick and durable they will be. This is especially important for the floors.
Poles are available in either fiberglass or aluminium. Aluminium poles are lighter in weight and considered more durable but much more costly. Unless weight is a major consideration fiberglass is sufficient .Both can be repaired at a minimal cost.
Vestibules are essential. They protect your front door, allow you to open your windows, and create a dry space outside of your tent to store your shoes and other items.
Always compare the characteristics of tents. Do not judge them by thier brand names. Even in the same brand quality of materials differ!