EEZI AWN only uses the finest quality wax impregnated 420gsm Polyco Canvas in the manufacture of Roof tents and associated products.
The canvas is constructed of 50:50 polyester cotton ripstop weave , dyed colourfast .
The fabric breathes and is extremely robust, rot, mildew, UV and tear resistant with a high hydrostatic waterhead plus Cone test leakage protection.
Wax impregnation reduces the possibility of condensation forming inside your tent.Whereas cheaper coated canvas used by other manufacturers is unable to breath causing condensation formation whilst you are in your tent.
Double stitching is used throughout - always with care given to the fold of the material in relation to rain and water run-off.
Will my Tent Leak? Yes, the fact is that fabrics are woven and stitching involves holes, so as with any brand of tent it may leak in certain conditions and you WILL need to be prepared to do some treatment. This is not difficult or expensive. We highly recommend you treat the seams from new and then depending on how often you use the tent and most importantly the conditions in which you use the tent. High winds and other stresses will of course stretch seams and stitching, and from time to time these will need treatment.This is why all camping and outdoor stores offer a range of fabric and seam sealants.
Roof Tent Floor & Hardware:
Polyurethane coated waterproof plyboards are used in all models and provide the best combination of strength, light weight and comfort for all climates - from the tropics to the arctic circle.
Anodised aluminium hardware and stainless steel hinges complete the rugged construction which benefits from over 26years of experience all around the world.
Care of Eezi Awn Roof Tents:
EEZI AWN roof tents use high grade poly-cotton fabric. This fabric has a central core of polyester with cotton spun around it. The poly portion gives the thread strength and prevents the fabric from stretching, and the cotton portion gives absorbency and breathable qualities.
The ability to absorb liquids means the fabric can be immersed into various solutions by the manufacturer to provide colour, UV resistance, mould protection and water resistance.
This process provides these qualities to all of the material rather than a surface coating process as used by some lesser quality tents and which is just applied to one side of the material.
Poly-Cotton materials are more expensive to produce but the superior qualities outlast and outperform simple coated fabrics.
We are often asked "Why the fabric is water resistant instead of being waterproof?" The answer is that waterproof material won’t “breath” and for maximum comfort in all weather conditions it is important for the fabric to breath - whilst at the same time keeping the water droplets outside.
A fully water proof fabric would produce a very unpleasant musky micro-climate inside the tent.
Treatment before Use:
With a new poly-cotton fabric tent it is always good practice to erect the tent at home and lightly wet the fabric with a gentle spray of water from a garden hose. Then leave the tent to dry naturally before packing away.
This will allow the cotton portion of the thread in the weave and the stitching to absorb the moisture and swell up. This tightens the weave of the fabric and also swells the stitching to fill the holes created by the needle used for stitching.
If your tent is fitted with a flysheet follow the same wetting procedure even though the flysheet of an Eezi Awn tent is factory coated, it too can absorb water into the weave and the stitching.
Recommended Treatment Solutions:
Eezi Awn roof tents are designed to provide many years of use – even in demanding conditions.
As with all long lasting canvas and natural fibres, on occasion the stitching may weep moisture through the seams. The simplest solution is to rub some bees wax along the seams. In Extreme cases a waterproofing agent can be used but please contact your Eezi Awn distributor for more information.
The best way to clean your Eezi Awn tent is to use a soft hand brush and brush down the fabric to remove surface dust or dirt. It’s a quick process so some people do this in camp before packing the tent away.
NOTE: The material must be dry before brushing it off.
If you want to clean the tent at home you can vacuum the material using a soft accessory brush or tool.
Never use any sort of Detergent or Soap on your tent.
Storing your tent:
A tent may stay damp whilst travelling, but before storing the tent away for long periods, open it up to allow it to fully dry . This will prevent any mould or mildew growing on the tent and also help preserve the fabric.
Your Eezi Awn dealer can provide a simple H frame to allow a hoist or pulley system to be used to store the roof tent up under ceiling or garage roof space. This is usually dry and rodent free storage location.
If storing the tent on a floor – use wooden blocks to space the tent off the ground. It is important that the tent is stored in a dry and rodent free location.
Your tent will then be ready for your next trip…………