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To choose the appropriate tent fabric, we must first understand that tent fabrics are mainly divided into three parts: outer tent fabric, inner tent fabric, and bottom tent fabric.…

To choose the appropriate tent fabric, we must first understand that tent fabrics are mainly divided into three parts: outer tent fabric, inner tent fabric, and bottom tent fabric. Remember that a high-quality tent is not made of just one piece of cloth.

Starting from the outer tent fabrics, the common ones on the market currently include nylon, Oxford cloth, TC cloth, etc.

  • Nylon: its scientific name is polyamide fiber, and it can also be called nylon. The advantages of nylon are strong tension, bright and smooth color, not easy to fade, not easy to get moldy, and not to be eaten by insects. It is the most widely used material at present.

  • Oxford cloth: Oxford cloth, also known as Oxford spinning, is a weft-heavy fabric made of blended yarn and cotton yarn interlaced with polyester cotton as the main raw material. Organized by Fang Ping. Its advantages are wear-resistant and durable, moisture-permeable and breathable. After some finishing processes, it can be sun-proof and waterproof, not prone to mildew, has good drape, and is tear-resistant.

  • TC cloth: The so-called TC cloth is a cloth blended with T (tetoron) and C (cotton). The warp part is woven with tetoron, and the weft part is woven with cotton yarn. It is synthetic It is a TC cloth, so it has the characteristics of both. It is wear-resistant, has good durability and strength, has good breathability, and has a strong texture. It is mostly used in large and medium-sized family tents.

Then when choosing the inner tent material, we mainly need to consider its breathability, comfort, etc. Currently, cotton-type nylon silk is mostly used on the market. , or the new functional Oxford cloth, which is moisture-permeable, breathable, sun-proof and waterproof, and the fabric is soft, a good choice.

The final choice of bottom material is undoubtedly waterproof, moisture-proof and stain-proof, as well as its sturdiness and wear resistance. At present, polyethylene (PE) is mostly used as the base material on the market, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is also used because of its low cost. Although it is waterproof and moisture-proof, it is prone to wear and leakage. Winter is the nemesis of PVC base materials. The dry and cold climate will make it hard, brittle, and prone to creases or breaks. But there are very few people camping in winter, hahaha. PVC-based tents are still very suitable for use in spring. Finally, after the editor’s observation and research, we found that polyurethane?(PU) coated Oxford clothas the base material, whether it is solidity, cold resistance, wear resistance, or waterproofness All greatly exceed PE and PVC.

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From the experience and perspective of many camping trips, cotton tents are prone to mold and dirt resistance. So which tent fabric is best for campsites? The recommendation is Oxford cloth, which can be post-processed by PU/PVC, silver coating, waterproofing, etc. to become a waterproof Oxford fabric with high mildew resistance. The final highlight! ! For outdoor camp tents, it is recommended to choose 600D or 900D Oxford cloth, which can withstand the wind and rain of the years!


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