4 February 2019

Outstanding – by name and by nature

Recently, Outstanding Tents took part in the 10-year Challenge that’s been proving so popular on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While lots of people are posting a pair of photos side by side online to share how their appearance has changed over a decade, for us, it was a great way to show how our safari tents have gone from strength to strength since 2009.

Developments that extend the lifespan of your safari tent. For with a lifespan of 10 years you hardly ever need to worry about your safari tents and lodges. Which is great, isn’t it?

In the past 10 years…

  • We’ve created even sturdier frames;
  • We’ve developed unique end couplings;
  • We’ve always used a tunnel-tube system.

We’ve created even sturdier tent frames

Our 100 mm wooden frame is now standard!

Our frames are very strong. They have to be, because our safari tents and lodges are erected all over the world. The frame ensures the stability of the tent, so must be able to endure all weather conditions, including strong winds and storms. For every model of tent and lodge we stock, we now use 100 mm frames made of wood, which are twice as strong as the steel frames and 80 mm wooden frames commonly used by our competitors.

And did you know we even stock snow frames? We use these to reinforce our wooden frames to ensure your tent can withstand maximum snow loads.

A tent with unique end couplings

Our clever solution will keep your safari tent intact!

Ever since we added end couplings to our product offer, we recommend them as standard to anyone purchasing one of our safari tents. They extend the lifetime of a tent and therefore add real value to your investment.

Usually, ratchets are mounted on the ends of the trusses. We made our tents this way, too – until we noticed that exposure to the weather makes the ends of spruce trusses porous over the years. This can cause real problems because, if the screws start to corrode, all it takes is a strong wind and they can break or be pulled out altogether. In either case, the roof could then be blown off and destroyed.

That’s why we set about designing end couplings that would ensure this won’t happen any more.

We’ve always used a tunnel-tube system

Our inner tents hang securely and our roofs are tightly stretched!

For an optimally stretched tent roof, it’s important to spread the load. For this reason, ours are attached with the same tunnel-tube system as our inner tents. This ensures that no point load occurs, and that, instead, the load is evenly distributed over a larger surface area.

Our tunnel-tube system provides better rigidity, thus extending the lifetime of your safari tent.

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