• What materials are used in Trekkertents?

3 Season tents -  flysheets use a 20 Denier Silpoly fabric.  This material has a hydrostatic head rating of over 1500mm with very little stretch or sag when wet. Bathtub floors use either a 30 Denier silnylon, or a heavier 40 Denier silnylon with an HH rating of 3500mm is an option. Inner tents use a very light Noseeum mesh (midge proof).

4 season tents - double walled 4 season tents use a heavier 40 Denier high tenacity Ripstop Nylon 6.6 for the flysheets which is triple silicone coated both sides and has an HH rating of 3500mm.  Floors are constructed from a 40 Denier Silnylon with an hh rating of 3500mm. Inner tents use a ripstop nylon with a DWR coating.

Alloy tent poles are Easton Aluminium 8.7mm Nanolites. 9.6mm Easton Aluminium poles can be supplied at request.

Dyneema guylines and line locs are used on all tents for guying out.

  • Do the tents come with pegs?

For lightweight shelters, choice of pegs is a very personal preference, dependent on hiking locations, expected weather and ground conditions. Pegs can vary in weight from 1 gram to over 20 grams for different uses and no one type of peg will suit all conditions. For these reasons pegs are not included with the tents.

  • Do the tents need seam sealed?

All silnylon and silpoly tents are supplied seam sealed, ready to use. DCF tents have their seams both bonded and taped over, so no need for seam sealing.

  • What do the stated weights of the shelters include?

The stated weights are for everything needed to pack and pitch the tents, excluding pegs (for reasons stated above) and hiking poles, where required. Stuff sacs, guylines, line locs and an allowance for seam sealing are included in these weights. Weights can vary slightly between fabric batches (generally no more than 30 grams per tent), so these weights are taken from an average over several fabric batches.