Our tents are made of linen canvas, weighing about 600gr/ m². They are machine-sewn with durable nylon thread. The thick and densely-woven fabric does not require any chemical impregnation – the tents remain completely watertight when properly pitched.
When you pitch the tent (especially for the first time), don’t stretch the fabric to its limits. Linen shrinks slightly when wet. It stretches again when dry.
Avoid placing furniture or other pieces of equipment directly against the tent wall. The prolonged friction might cause the fabric to leak.
The fabric almost doubles in weight when wet. Take it into account when designing your own tent or canopy.
When you opt for a tent with an awning, keep in mind that they they are designed to provide primarily sun protection. When rainwater gathers on top of the awning, the material might start leaking. A light rain should not cause problems. However, during heavy rainstorms you should lower your awning (also for tent type 4) to facilitate the flow of water off the fabric.
Linen, made from flax plant fibres, is a natural product, and, therefore needs a bit looking after. Always store you tent in a dry place. Never put it into storage when still moist and dry it properly after every use. As all natural products the tents change their appearance through exposure to the elements – the fabric gets brighter and looses its stiffness.