With design refinements that add ease of set-up and overall tent perfection, the new Snowtrekker canvas tents continue to maintain their status as the flagship of winter camping tents.
When Snowtrekker canvas tents were designed 17 years ago, every one of their features were carefully planned and tested to withstand the rigorous demands of the winter elements. Their modified wedge design combat wind and snowload from every direction and their smaller overall interior volume increase heating efficiency while maintaining maximum floor print area.
Functional living space is achieved with an interior frame that matches the slope of the walls and supports the entire ridgeline of the tent. Furthermore, this design makes the tent freestanding and easy to set up, even solo. Add to this the next generation of guy-lines and Snowtrekker tents set up remarkably tight.
An asymmetrical oval door is structurally integrated into the tent and allows the entryway to be heightened providing easier entrance/exit. Additionally, the door flap closes with a single vertical zipper.
Of course, we’ve kept the time-proven features including 7 ounce tight weave, hi thread count canvas, reinforced stress points, and 12” wide synthetic snow flaps. Tent package includes tent with stove jack and frame. Tent bags and tent stakes are sold separately.
Over the years, we have come to realize that when faced with the decision of more space or less weight, our customers opt for the additional space. With this in mind, we have increased the footprint, the length of the ridgeline, and the ridge height on all of the tents in our product line. Our tent frames have been designed to produce a convex stressed arch into the ridgeline. This allows us the ability to increase the ridgeline length while still relying on our lightweight Easton Aluminum tent poles to span the distance and hold the additional weight of the canvas.
Our custom woven 7 oz cotton is marine grade, preshrunk and treated for water repellency and mildew resistance with Sunforger, the industry benchmark for canvas treatments. Our fabric is also treated with flame retardancy to CPAI-84 standards.
We at Snowtrekker will never claim our tents to be water-proof; in fact, a water-proof fabric would be the worst choice for winter tent designs. Our water repellant cotton sheds water on the outside while allowing water vapor to pass through preventing condensation on the inside. Waterproof? No. Dry? Yes! Ah, the beauty of natural fabrics!
Canvas footnote: We have been able to source a 7 oz, hi thread count, tight weave canvas. It is a beautiful cross between our 7.5 oz cotton duck and our old 6.5 oz fabric.
Why did it take us so long to think of this? After 15 years of ducking through short oval doors, we decided to go back to the
drawing board. This year Snowtrekker tents will be outfitted with our newly designed asymmetrical oval door. This shape, narrower at the top,
allows us to push our door height further into the peak of the tent. A single, center-line zipper closes the door flaps over the opening. Is has never been
easier to come in from the cold. “Hey, close the door, you’re letting the cold in!”
Two seasons worth of trials and nothing but positive reviews was all we needed to convince ourselves to incorporate a new guy-out system into all of our tents. The guy-out design consists of a set of horizontal poles (same Easton aluminum poles as our frame package): 1 for each side and 1 for the back, inserted into integrated sleeves running along the side and back walls. With 2 or 3 guy-lines attached to each horizontal pole, the entire side and back walls are pulled extremely taunt, providing maximum interior volume. Additionally, this eases set-up because all guy-lines on a common side can be anchored to a single point. Structurally, this system distributes the stress of the guy-outs over a very large surface area, reducing potential for seam tears when exposed to harsh winter winds. We have found this system to be a seamless blend of functionality and structural integrity.
When it came time to choose a frame that was strong, lightweight, easy to assemble, and packable, we went with Easton Aluminum. Easton Aluminum is highly regarded in the backpacking tent industry, an industry that more than any demands the perfect union of weight savings and durability. Custom made for Snowtrekker Tents, Easton provides us with collapsible 3/4 inch aluminum poles that assemble in seconds with the familiar internal bungee system. Our frames collapse to 30” lengths for easy packability.
Use clean tap water with soft brush, OR Clean with tap water from house using spray nozzle. Brush with medium soft bristle brush.
DO NOT use solvents, soaps or detergents. Washing or scrubbing the tent will have an adverse effect on the flame retardant finish. Petroleum and/or kerosene fumes may adversely effect the treatment of the fabric. Care should be taken to keep fabric clean from any foreign substances, especially acid forming chemicals and staining. If fabric has been exposed to salt water, wash with hose using tap water. If insect repellent is used around the tent fabric, do not spray directly on fabric. An agent in most sprays as a propellant will damage water repellent finishes
STORING: Snowtrekker Tents must be completely dry before packing away to prevent mildew from forming. NEVER store a tent when damp.
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