GENERAL TENT INFO
WHICH TENT SHOULD I CHOOSE?
The type of climate or seasons in which the tent will be used most determines the choice of tent.
Freestanding and spacious: Most models are either freestanding or require just a few stakes to ensure that the tent is not carried off by wind. Such designs enable Exped tents to be easily moved to a new location or to be cleaned by shaking overhead. Developed by Exped, the “ridge tunnel tent“ is a new type of structure that combines a tunnel design‘s maximum usable space with the Dome‘s freestanding capability.
Strong and weatherproof: bomb-proof shelters created by combining wind shedding designs with strategically placed dual guy points on each sleeve. Guylines anchor directly to pole structures for superior stability in any weather. Guylines are of ultralight and static Dyneema with a tear force of 200 kg. This prevents the guylines from stretching or dislodging pegs in high winds, which otherwise leads to flapping of the fly and structure and ultimately fracture of the poles.
Enhanced aerodynamics with flat or interior pole sleeve designs.
No-See-Um panels on the canopy doors adjust from inside the tent to control ventilation. Careful attention to design ensures there is no contact between fly and canopy.
Plenty of space: unique Exped designs maximize usable interior space with steep side walls and large, protected vestibules. Vestibules provide ample space for storage and cooking (If cooking inside the vestibule, always prime and light stoves at a safe distance from the tent). Models with dual vestibules and entrances offer easy access. Doors are large enough for two people to sit side by side.
Excellent ventilation: even in rainy conditions, condensation is kept to a minimum by large opposed vents. This design promotes a chimney effect to maintain air circulation.
Adjustable floor loops of Dyneema cord for easy placement of tent pegs. They put a 20 cm radius at your disposal in which to find the ideal spot to sink the peg.
Integrity: Keep it simple and reduce weight - care is taken to use simple, proven designs and hardware. Examples include tent anchor/toggle and loop connectors for fly and canopy, adjustable pole tension pockets made of webbing and pole repair sections. Of course, field maintainability goes without saying!
Multi-functional and versatile: The rainfly can be used alone for storage space or as basic shelter, best in combination with a tent footprint. The canopy can be setup on its own as bug shelter in clear weather. Unhook part of the canopy to increase the space under the fly. Numerous zipper sliders allow doors to be opened in different positions.
Fully waterproof shelters with factory taped seams, polyester core/cotton wrap thread, and taped or seamless bathtub floors.
Lap-felled seams (4 inter-wrapped fabric layers) are single or double factory taped. Stress points are reinforced with extra-duty patches and are sewn with crossover stitching to better distribute forces over larger areas of fabric. All stress points are bar tacked. Thread used throughout is ‘polyester core, cotton wrap’ that expands when wet to seal stitch holes.
Warranty and service: The UL and HL series tents carry a 2 year and the Extreme and standard series tents a 5 year limited warranty on defects in workmanship and materials. At its discretion, Exped will repair or replace any part that fails due to manufacturing defect. Failures due to normal wear, negligence, accidents and acts of nature can usually be repaired for a nominal charge. Please see your outdoor retailer for details or contact Exped.
The beauty of the sun has it's down side; lightweight tents are not intended for use in prolonged, stationary settings in which they remain exposed to the sun. To prevent degradtion of the tent fabrics set the tent up in the shade or take it down during the day. Also consider alternative products designed for such use made of canvas or awning materials. Damage due to UV exposure is not covered by the warranty.