|MODEL||WEIGHT (G)^||PACKED WEIGHT (G)*||FLY MATERIAL|
|SANDFLY PRO||445||580||15 D NYLON SIL/PU, 1200 MM WATER HEAD|
^WEIGHT: FLY, ALL GUY ROPES
*WEIGHT: FLY, ALL GUY ROPES, 6 PEGS, TENT BAG
- Lightweight, compact and packable
- Reinforced centre-line seam, hem line and corners for a taut pitch
- Curve design creates more usable space
- Guy line tangles are minimised via our innovative barrel lock tightener
- Guy line tensioner allows you to easily pitch using tree branches
- Can be pitched using your trekking poles
- Forged alloy pegs, guy lines and stuff sack included
When choosing a tent site, ideally find a position that is:
- protected from strong winds
- flat and level
- away from trees which may drop debris and limbs
- clear of any sharp rocks or debris that could damage the tent floor
- not in a low-lying area adjacent to a watercourse or where water may pool
- clear of overhead electrical cables: take care when assembling tent poles
That harsh Australian sun…
All synthetic fabrics are degraded by the sun’s rays. Avoid leaving your tent in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
First, give the tarp a good shake: you’ll be amazed (and disgusted) at the bits and pieces you’ve been carrying around! Then use a soft-bristled brush to remove any excess dirt from the fly.
Run your bath with enough warm–hot water to cover your fly, dissolving in a natural, mild, non-detergent soap.
Soak your tarp for some time, then brush it to remove any residual dirt. Rinse it until the water runs clear – it may take a while… If you really must use a washing machine, make sure it is front loading.
Wash the pegs too. But the fun really starts once you’ve finished with the tent: it’s time to scrub the bath!
Once the tarp is clean, hang it on the clothes line to dry. Drying time will depend on the weather: it may take several hours in summer, or a day or two in winter. Make sure all components are completely dry before storing.
You know that musty, old-sock smell of a towel that’s been damp for too long? If you put your tarp away when damp, it quickly attains a similar fruity aroma, and then the fabric and performance will start to degrade.
In short, mould and mildew on your fly are not ideal… After every trip, hang your fly up (or pitch it – your call) in a warm, dry and preferably shady area until it is completely dry. Make sure all pegs and poles are dry and clean before storage.
It is best to store your fly loose in a cardboard box or mesh storage bag to increase air flow around the fabrics.