Sunday, 15 July 2012
Citadel 5 Family Tent Stands Firm for 6 Months In Wild Country Weather Trial
Erected in October 2011, the tent has survived some of nature’s most vicious attempts to tear it down, including winds of up to 65 mph, heavy snow, deep frosts and the deluge of rain in spring.
Situated in a field in the Peak District near the Manifold Valley, the Citadel 5 Tent which was designed for strength and stability, undertook an ‘all weather trial,’ to see how it would withstand the harsh weather the exposed location could throw at it.
Still standing more than half a year later, the five person family tent has endured temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius, more than eight inches of snowfall in one day, gale force winds and the wettest April on record for over a century – without maintenance.
Some of the extreme weather is featured in a video of the Wild Country’s Citadel 5 tent’s all weather trail, at http://bit.ly/LnvarC
Wild Country is a sister brand of world-renowned tent manufacturer Terra Nova, whose products are trusted in the most extreme environments, including Mount Everest.
Carolyn Budding, a director of Wild Country Tents, said: “It’s an incredible achievement for this family tent and we are really pleased it has lived up to its maximum potential and stood the test of time.
“The Citadel 5 Tent has proved it offers a best in class service and when pitched correctly can survive the worst the British weather can throw at it, offering a family tent that will stand the test of time.”
Simple to pitch, the Citadel 5 has a large spacious interior, and works well as a strong family tent, suitable for use from spring through to autumn.
The tent has been designed to offer maximum strength and stability. High quality specially treated steel poles offer superior performance in poor weather conditions and reinforced corner sections provide maximum wind resistance.
Four reinforced corner peg points, stitched with Kevlar for increased strength and durability, and 'jumbo' pegs offer a secure anchor to help increase pitching performance. The numerous guylines are securely attached to the tent with Hypalon fabric - the fabric used in expedition river rafts.
A large front entry gives the main entrance a double duty, acting as a shield against rain or a canopy to protect against sun rays.
There are plenty of ventilation points around the tent. All doors have full mesh screen to provide both extra ventilation and keep bugs at bay and there is also a side entry door, which can be used for extra ventilation or as a wet weather entrance.
As well as the all weather trial, viewers can see a range of videos, including pitching guides at Wild Country’s You Tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/WildCountryTents
Priced at £500, the Citadel 5 Tent is available to buy direct from Terra Nova Equipment at http://bit.ly/JN8eqq or for local stockists see www.terra-nova.co.uk
Tel: 01773 837373 to find out more or see the full Wild Country range at http://www.wild-country.co.uk