Dome tents have become the latest trend when it comes to both private camping holidays as well as large public events. The geodesic dome tent has become so popular because it is easy to set up, requires very little surface area and most of all looks amazing. If you plan to host your next event or family camping holiday using a dome tent, then you should choose a good tent supplier in Qatar. While choosing a tent supplier, you should also familiarise yourself with the different types of dome tent fabrics.
- Cotton or Canvas
While it is the most common material used to make dome tents, it may not be the most reliable under all circumstances. One of the benefits of cotton tents is that they regulate temperature quite well. It can keep you warm during winter and leave the tent airy during summer. However, cotton is not a very waterproof material. Without natural or forced weathering, you may very well get soaking wet inside a cotton tent when it rains.
One alternative to plain cotton or canvas tents is to have this cotton fabric coated with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC is a man-made fabric that has water-resistant properties. Since regular cotton or canvas tents can often leak in case of a heavy downpour, PVC-coated canvas is a good option. Due to being coated, they may form condensation externally, but this should not affect the internal conditions.
- Polyester Cotton
On the other hand, polyester cotton is sometimes known as a fabric that provides the best of both worlds. With this type of fabric, you get both durability and strength. Although most of these tents do not need it, manufacturers often provide an additional polyester coating over the base polyester cotton blend layer. Another benefit of this type of dome tent fabric is that it is usually more pocket-friendly than others.
- Plain Polyester
Plain polyester is a versatile fabric when it comes to dome tents. Tent suppliers in Qatar usually have a whole range of differently coated polyester fabric dome tents. Since it is also highly affordable, it has become a popular fabric for tents in Qatar. One advantage this fabric has over cotton/canvas and polyester-cotton fabric is that it does not get heavier upon becoming wet in the rain. Moreover, this fabric also does a good job of dissipating heat.
- Simply Nylon
Last but not least, nylon tents are famous for being the most affordable fabric for dome tents on the market. Besides, they are among the most lightweight fabrics. This ensures that you can easily fold down and carry your dome tent with you even inside your backpack. However, the price of this tent may increase because many tent suppliers in Qatar tend to apply coatings of silicone, polyurethane, or acrylic on top of the nylon fabric. Nylon dome tents with silicone coating are usually the most expensive. Whereas, those with acrylic coating are on the cheaper side.
Regardless of the type of fabric, you choose for your dome tents in Qatar, it is ultimately the rental company that you should take care of when choosing. Most dome tent rental companies in Qatar have different fabric options but at Jarjour Rental Machinery, you also get valuable customer service. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that whichever dome tent you choose at Jarjour, you will not be disappointed.