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 functioning properly, it can compromise the integrity of the entire tent. This is why it is important to use high-quality materials and construction techniques in all parts of the tent, including the small bits and pieces like fastening devices, hooks, cups, etc.
Tents consist of many different parts that work together to provide you with a comfortable place to sleep while on a trip. Some of these parts include small devices like fastening devices, hooks, etc., which are used to hold the tent together and ensure that it all stays in place through those harsh winter storms, freezing temperatures and ravages of time. These small bits and pieces are often easy to forget and neglect in regards to the the standards and quality that are put into the rest of the tent..
You have perhaps heard of ABS plastic. In fact most tents use this for the small bits and pieces. It is hard, it is light and somewhat durable. However. It fails to deliver over time as ABS plastic is stiff and cracks when exposed to extreme cold and general wear and tear over time..
This is why our small bits and pieces are made of a somewhat flexible nylon, and not hard and stiff plastic. Nylon is a synthetic material made from long-chain polymers. It is known for being one of the strongest synthetic materials available, and it has a high strength-to-weight ratio. This means that it is very strong and durable, making it an ideal choice for us. ABS plastic is also more brittle than nylon, which can make it more susceptible to damage.
By choosing nylon over hard hard plastic for the small bits and pieces, we strive to ensure that every part of our tents are strong, durable and reliable, helping to prevent any weak points that could compromise the overall structure. In this way, you can be confident that your tent will provide a safe and secure place to sleep, not only today but in many years to come for your adventures and expeditions