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Understanding Waterproof Ratings in Tents

15.02.2024

When it comes to assessing the waterproof properties of tents, the terminology and measurements that manufacturers use can seem somwhat difficult to understand. Let's demystify these terms so they're easier to comprehend. PU (Polyurethane) Coating: When a tent is described as...

Polycotton-Magic wand?

09.11.2023

Even though cotton fabrics and tents are breathable, condensation can still occur, especially in damp and cold surroundings with little air movement. This is due to a combination of factors such as air circulation, temperature differences, and humidity: Air circulation: Tents...

The undeniable relationship between temperature and humidity

01.10.2023

It's fascinating to observe the undeniable relationship between temperature and humidity inside a tent. -6 degrees Celsius outside. 40 degrees Celsius inside the tent. .. From left. The difference between ouside and inside temperature. The temperature in the tent from...

Book of tents

29.06.2023

Read our book of tents for the why, the what, and the how. Book of tents - PDF  

NORTENT - Our story

29.05.2023

The story behind Nortent goes over 30 years back in time when the founder was still young. Even back then he had a keen interest for nature and the outdoors, however other hobbies grabbed his attention just as much. At 19 years old he left home and joined the military...

Mind the gap!

28.05.2023

Mind the gap! When setting up a tent, it is crucial to properly assemble the poles without any gaps between the joints. Gaps in the pole joints can significantly weaken the tent's structure and increase the risk of pole breakage during setup. Proper pole assembly is not only...

The positioning of the stove-jack

26.05.2023

First, the obvious. To prevent the pipe or stove from coming into contact with the tent fabric, it is of course vital to keep these as far away from the tent fabric as possible. Placing the stove and pipe near the tent wall that often flickers or moves is not a good idea....

Thread and seam

25.05.2023

The quality of the fabric is important when choosing the right material and equally important are the seams that hold the fabric together. The optimal thread and sewing technique must be applied. We apply the flat fell-seam, a sewing technique that makes the seams very...

Threadcount and density

25.05.2023

Backpacking tents are often made from polyester or nylon. Nylon is generally stronger and more durable than polyester. Add ripstop to it, and you get a very durable fabric. The tear strength of the materials depend on the chosen thread thickness. and the density of the...

The coating

25.05.2023

The quality of the fabric also depends on the coating that is applied. Coating is required to make the material waterproof. The fabric normally used for low end tents, is polyester covered with a layer of polyurethane coating. It is a more economical way to achieve a...

Nylon 6 / 66

25.05.2023

In the tent industry the silnylon fabric in general is divided into two standards. Nylon 6 and nylon 66. Seen from a purely technical point of view, nylon 66 is the best fabric. But. And this is a big but. Best fabric is not always the best fabric for all tents. It depends on...

Snowload

25.05.2023

You should be able to use our tents in most weather conditions. But remember it is a tent, not a cabin. Although it is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, it is not indestructible. It will withstand strong winds and heavy rain but do not leave the tent unattended...

Flame retardant

25.05.2023

Our nylon fabric impregnated with silicone is a flame retardant combination. Silicone requires a relatively high temperature to ignite. Nylon is far less flammable than polyester, which is a popular tent fabric with many other manufacturers. Although our silnylon fabric is...

Seamsealing. What? Why?

25.05.2023

Ensuring the waterproof integrity of the seams on our tents is crucial for a comfortable and dry outdoor experience. While we understand the expectation for impeccable seams right from the factory, it's important to highlight that, in most cases, seam sealing is redundant for...

Silnylon. Condensation. What about it?

25.05.2023

Being able to feel warm, dry and safe in a tent is something we all prefer on an expedition. It goes without saying that it should be waterproof. One should not be worried about whether the tent can withstand the rain that hails against the tent during the night. Our nylon...

Why an inner tent?

25.05.2023

When it rains, is damp, and/or cool, we strongly recommend an inner tent if you do not have the opportunity to use a wood stove. On particularly windless days with a lot of rain, you will experience condensation on the inside of the outer tent as it is somewhat difficult to...

Polycotton

25.05.2023

With breathable polycotton fabric you avoid condensation on the inside walls of the outer tent. Most tent fabrics need some kind of waterproof coating to make it waterproof. But with polycotton much of the "waterproofing" work is done by the fiber itself. A cotton canvas is...

Dyneema

25.05.2023

All exposed areas on the outer fabric are reinforced with Dyneema fabric. Dyneema is considered the worlds strongest fabric. . Dyneema is a type of synthetic fiber that is as mentioned known for its extreme strength and lightweight nature. It is made from ultra-high molecular...

Our ARCX-N fabric

25.05.2023

Embarking on outdoor adventures demands gear that can stand up to nature's toughest tests, and at the core of our tent design philosophy lies our ARCX-N fabric. Developed through rigorous experimentation and innovation, ARCX-N represents the culmination of our tireless...

Taking care of your tent

25.05.2023

A tent is a great way to spend time outdoors, but it's important to remember that taking care of your tent is almost as important as enjoying the trip itself. One of the most important pieces of equipment you'll need is in fact the tent, and it's essential to take good care of...

The bits and pieces

25.05.2023

The saying "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" is often used to illustrate the importance of every part working together in a system. In the case of a tent, this means that even though the overall structure may be strong, if one of the smaller parts is weak or not...

Poles and stakes

25.05.2023

Aluminum is a great metal. It is lightweight, strong and durable, hence a good choice for use on hikes off the beaten track. It is our choice of metal for use in poles and stakes in all our tent models. It reacts little to other substances, but aluminum in its purest form...

Aluminium poles

25.05.2023

In the world of outdoor gear, the aluminum poles and pegs we use are super important. They're like the backbone that supports our commitment to quality. We work with different factories, carefully developing the poles and pegs for dedicated reasons. What makes our tents...

The importance of a quality zipper

07.10.2011

There is a wide variety of zippers to choose from out there. They are used in clothing, bags and all different types of gear. When the zipper fails the product often becomes useless. In order to give the end user a less expensive product it may be tempting to cut cost on the...

Silnylon. It’s alive!

07.10.2011

Well, not completely. But silnylon (nylon impregnated with silicone) is a very dynamic fabric. It stretches, moves, contracts and retains depending on temperature and humidity. For flexibility it is one of the best fabrics to choose for the flysheet. Imagine the...

The process

07.10.2011

All of our tents are designed and tested in Norway before going to production at our dedicated factory in  Changzhou, Cina where we have staff that are trained and focused on quality when sewing our tents. The "final" product is actually a result of trial and error...