Why does biton help to reduce the environmental impact?
Textile dyeing requires a lot of water but also produces waste water from the dye baths. To reduce our impact on the environment, we use biton.
One out of every two threads is dyed in bulk, thereby reducing our water consumption and water pollution. We chose to use this process on the flysheet of this tent.
Why does greige help to reduce the environmental impact?
Greige means that the fabric is not dyed and is in its raw colour state.
Given the significant environmental impact of dyeing, we chose to use this process on bedroom of the tent.
Pitching and striking the tent
This tent has a classic dome structure.
All you have to do is fit the tent poles with the bedroom, and then fit the flysheet on top.
To strike the tent, the process is the same, but in reverse.
If it is windy it is advisable to attach the guy ropes that are provided in the tent bag.
Recommended tent with a self-inflating mattress or trekking mattress up to 65 cm wide.
We do not recommend using inflatable mattresses, that are more than 8 cm thick, in this tent.
Indeed, this greatly reduces the volume inside the tent and increases condensation inside.
Ventilation of the tent
So that air can flow and be replaced between the bedroom and the flysheet, and eliminate the natural condensation as much as possible, the tent has 1 air vent at the top.
Waterproofing of the tent
All our tents are validated in the laboratory and in the field to guarantee the waterproofing.
To do this, we put the entire tent under a 200 L/h shower for 3 hours.
The flysheet is made of 2000mm Schmerber PU-coated polyester and the groundsheet is made of 120g/m² polyethylene. All the seams are sealed with thermobonded tape.
We test all our tents in a wind tunnel on a turntable to expose each side to the wind. A well-assembled tent with all the guy ropes properly deployed around the tent should remain habitable with a wind speed measured at 40 km/h near the ground (Force 5).
What does my product contain?
- 1 bedroom
- 1 waterproof flysheet
- 2 poles
- 7 tent pegs
- 4 guy ropes
- 1 cover
Warranty of your tent
This camping tent was designed for occasional outdoor use (4 weeks per year) during your camping trips or in the countryside.
Continuous exposure to UV light over a period of several weeks can damage its textile part.
Our tents do not belong to the category of "garden furniture" and are not designed to be kept outdoors permanently.
To maximise the lifetime of your tent, it's important to store it properly when it is not being used.
Don't throw away, repair!
Our tents are great for camping at night.
Over time, they age and some parts may wear out or break.
To facilitate repairs, we keep a stock of parts (tent poles, flysheets, bedrooms, etc.) so that they can be easily replaced. Don't throw away, repair !
Product design: our expertise
Our Quechua global design centre is based in Passy, at the foot of Mont-Blanc in Haute Savoie.
This location is a place where our teams (designers, product managers, engineers, etc.) can meet with outdoor sports enthusiasts.
A significant advantage for designing high-quality products and giving you access to all our expertise.
Where do our tents come from?
Created in our international design centre at the foot of the Mont Blanc in France, this tent is then manufactured and assembled by our suppliers in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
These are partners that have genuine expertise in making our tents and with whom we are in close collaboration.
Thanks to this relationship of trust with our industrial partners, we can create high-quality technical products.
Working conditions in our production workshops
We guarantee that our suppliers comply with our code of conduct. These suppliers are often located in developing countries where our presence helps to create jobs.
By conducting audits and having teams on site, we make sure that the working environment of the employees meets certain quality standards in terms of human respect, personal fulfilment and environmental protection.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Storage: after use or cleaning, wait until the tent is perfectly dry before putting it away in order to avoid bad smells and mould.
Restrictions on use
Sleeping width: max. 65 cm per person.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
Our partner laboratories, as well as our own, contribute to the innovation and development of our Quechua tents.
Extensive analysis and experience allow us to guarantee the technical nature of these products (wind resistance, waterproofing, durability).
To meet your requirements, Quechua tents are tested in the conditions that you may encounter during your nights in camping or in the wilderness.
Our teams, plus a tester panel (made up of partners, ambassadors and customers), test products throughout their development until they go to market.
This allows us to guarantee a high-quality tent.
REPAIRS: All our tents can be repaired in the workshop of your local Decathlon store.