What fabric are your tents made from?
In short, we offer three different fabrics which all have their own qualities. You can read more about our fabrics on our fabric guide
We were often asked by some of our regular customers if there was a fabric that was cost effective and hard wearing but would still give you the traditional look and feel of our traditional canvas tents. Oxford 230GSM is a thick, premium and waterproof synthetic man made polyester, perfect for weekend trips, festivals, garden glamping and events. As well as being quick drying and lighter than Cotton Canvas, it’s also more robust against rot, mould and mildew, making it the ideal choice for campers seeking a glam, stand-out tent, without taking on the additional care and upkeep associated with canvas. Alternatively, we have our Oxford UltraLite 100GSM range, The lightest ‘get up and go’ fabric in the range. With tents in this fabric weighing as little as 13KG, it’s particularly popular amongst busy families, regular festival goers, and party hire companies. The main advantages of this fabric are the quick drying, light weight and 0-no maintenance elements. As Oxford is a synthetic and non-breathable material, for safety and comfortability, we do not recommend stove installations. As with all polyester tents, condensation can naturally occur, so it is important to allow as much ventilation as possible.
A unique and well thought out cotton (65%) and polyester (35%) blend, designed with the needs and glamping goals of modern day campers, and campsite owners in mind. This is a versatile and breathable fabric, which has been treated with a water, UV, and rot repelling agent and for that, has an extremely successful proven track record amongst pro campers and large scale campsites. Weighing in lighter but just as traditional looking as our 100% Cotton, and heavier but just as practical as tents in our Oxford range. Alternatively, we also have our Canvas Lite range, which is around 6kg lighter in carry weight and provides quicker drying time with no compromise on quality or luxury. 200gsm PolyCotton Canvas obtains a perfect balance and claims the best qualities from both contrasting fabrics.
Fire Retardant Canvas/Cotton:
Our Fire Retardant Canvas/Cotton range are 100% cotton. New, improved and fire approved... This is Boutique's thickest and heaviest fabric, weighing in at an impressive 320gsm, which effectively increases robustness and subsequently reduces unwanted morning sunlight. Breathable, insulating and water resistant, our fire retardant canvas is made from 100% cotton and has the option to have an integrated stove hole for an easy and practical Wood Burning Stove installation.