Today, in the choice of materials used for tents in outdoor activities are very diverse, all have shortcomings and advantages, just how we adjust to the needs and capabilities of the bag. It’s good we also know a little material from this tent. There are things we need to know about the material of the marquee, which that can help you find out the best marquee brissie that meets your needs and desire.
Level of waterproofing ability
First, let’s see how the waterproof resistance is measured. It is rated on two tests and is the same for all waterproof materials, such as materials used for jackets and tents. The first test is a simulated rainfall, where the waterproof material is placed in a rain test chamber. The waterproof material is rated according to the amount of time and pressure of rainfall. The second test is a static resistance test against stagnant water, water puddles are placed on top of the waterproof material and the rate at which water begins to sink is recorded, this result is measured in mm.
Surely the tent material is united with stitches, although today there is also a thermal press system but its resistance is not as good as in sewing. It takes a seal to cover the stitches, the waterproof awning will always leave a hole in the stitch and the hole should be sealed with a strong seal, a strong seal quality can be seen from sticking to the material, a good seal will look as if sticking together with the material.
Note to Gore-Tex
Gore-Tex has both functions, Waterproof (waterproof) and Breathable but not measured by mm standards. This material is calculated to be proportional to the waterproof material rated at 20,000mm to 60,000mm.
Modern tents are made of several different materials, including Coated polyester, coated nylon, and Cuben Fiber. Nylon is stronger and more resistant to abrasion than polyester. But both materials need coating or coating to be waterproof.
The denier indicator material weighs roughly per square area. The lightest material is 10D, while for the tent material there is also that can be made from the 70D material.