Inside room : 65.0% Polyamide, Inside room : 35.0% Polyester Main fabric : 80.0% Polyester, Main fabric : 20.0% Thermoplastic Polyurethane Pole : 100.0% Aluminium
This tent has been tested and validated in the field in real-life conditions. It was used for 5 weeks by several people who went trekking in the Canary Islands for 2 weeks, followed by 3 weeks on the GR10 route in the Pyrenees. It was also tested by Tom and Alex for almost 18 months in Asia and Oceania.
The waterproof rating of the Forclaz tents is validated by placing a pitched tent under 200 L/sqm/h shower of water (tropical rain) for 4 hours, and checking that no water passes through the seams, flaps, openings, zips, etc. The water column test (= mm Schmerber) measures the waterproof rating of the fabric. We test all our tents in a wind tunnel, on a rotating table to check all 4 sides. We also perform tests on the components (abrasion, tearing, perforation, etc.)
after using or cleaning the tent, dry it thoroughly before storing to avoid bad odours and mould.