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Understanding Waterproof Ratings in Tents


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...

The advantage of in-house tent poles


When it comes to choosing the poles for our tents, we take a unique approach by producing our own dedicated poles rather than using the well known DAC poles. So. Why would we do such a thing as DAC poles are renowned for their durability and performance. Instead, our choice...

Understanding windspeed


Using a tent in high winds, especially in mountainous regions, can be a challenging and potentially dangerous experience. However, with the right equipment and precautions, it can be a rewarding adventure. One crucial piece of gear is a tent that can withstand the forces of...

Polycotton-Magic wand?


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:...

The undeniable relationship between temperature and humidity


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...

Silnylon Fabric Repair: Quick Guide


Silnylon fabric, while durable, may sometimes require repair due to tears, punctures or burnholes. Follow these steps to effectively mend damaged silnylon fabric on your tent: Materials Needed: Silnylon fabric (same type as your tent) Clear silicone glue...

Book of tents


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

NORTENT - Our story


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!


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...

The positioning of the stove-jack


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


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


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


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


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...



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...

Flame retardant


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?


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?


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?


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...



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...



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


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


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...

The bits and pieces


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


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


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


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...

Silnylon. It’s alive!


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....

The process


All of our tents are designed and tested in Norway before going to production at our dedicated factory in  Changzhou, China 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...