The Technical Cotton tents from Nordisk offer a luxurious camping experience and awesome aesthetic appeal.
Alfheim 12.6 is a true signature tent with its classical tepee construction. With its simple one pole construction it is very easy to pitch making it ideal for camping, glamping, group trips or simply as a show off tent with room enough for 6-8 people.
The tepee construction offers optimal ventilation – and it even has an integrated internal ventilation system allowing you to adjust the roof top with a simple string pull from inside the tent. Alfheim can be equipped with an additional zip-in groundsheet and tailored cabins, which are equipped with mesh in the top, allowing you to stargaze if you also open the roof top.
Nordisk's Cotton range has traditional styling with modern, technical elements. The ‘Technical Cotton’ fabric used in the tents that we stock is actually 65% Polyester and 35% cotton, this makes the fabric have a lower weight and more durability than if it were 100% cotton, due to the strength of man-made polyester yarn.
The fabric doesn’t have a coating on it like modern tent fabrics, but it is still water repellent. When cotton gets wet it expands, sealing itself and becoming rainproof. The hydrostatic head result for these fabrics is quoted at 350mm, this is fairly low in comparison to nylon tent fabrics, but the properties of the cotton still make these tents able to withstand heavy and persistent rain.
These are really impressive structures when set-up and you can really make them homely for long family holidays.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear