As a material for tents, canvas has been around for many years and has been in existence much longer than the modern-day PU coated polyester which is used in the majority of tents these days. Although canvas has been around for many years, this does not mean that it can’t be a great material for tents. This article will look at some of the positive and negative aspects of canvas tents.
Since it is a natural material, canvas is a lot more breathable than PU coated polyester. This breathability means the moisture vapour is able to pass through the fabric of the tent, and this has the effect of reducing the amount of condensation buildup inside the tent. In addition to this, canvas tents are more comfortable than polyester tents in hot weather. Polyester tents without adequate ventilation can become uncomfortably hot on sunny days, even when the outside temperature is not very high. Canvas is also very tough, can last for years and years, and it’s quite easy to repair.
On the downside, wet canvas can take much longer than polyester to dry out completely. This makes it more likely to suffer from the effects of mildew, which can occur if the canvas does not dry out quickly enough. Canvas tents are also heavier than their polyester counterparts for a given size of tent, and this can make transporting and erecting them a little more difficult. They also require waterproofing periodically.
Overall, canvas tents have a lot going for them. These tents come in many different designs and sizes, from the two person Vango Force 10 mountaineering tent, to family sized tents made by companies such as Cabanon. It is worth having a look at a few different canvas tents if you are thinking of buying a new tent, you may be pleasantly surprised by what they have to offer. Find out more about these tents and others at Cheap Tents Info.