Our starting point was the very materials from which the tent is constructed. We use the finest quality unbleached, cotton canvas available. Canvas technology has come on a long way since Sibley’s day and the canvas we use is durable, waterproof, breathable and mildew resistant. At every point of the design and development of our range of tents, quality has been absolutely paramount, so we only use the best materials and components available. Wooden toggles from natural and sustainable sources, marine grade rope and the very best zips money can buy. It may seem like a small detail but there is nothing more annoying than a zip that jams or breaks, especially when nature calls in the middle of the night or the local badger is making a beeline for your marmalade sandwiches.
Cooler than a caravan and hipper than a hotel, our tents are stylish, practical, durable, fun and incredibly functional. Their prime purpose is obviously as a highly efficient self-contained shelter and comfortable portable pad, whether you’re hitting a music festival, the Himalayan foothills, the majestic plains of KwaZulu-Natal or the unexplored corners of your own back garden. But they work equally well as an outdoor kitchen for a garden party or barbecue, as a unique al fresco dining room, a wonderful outdoor/indoor play area for the kids, a pop-up stall, an artist’s studio, a writer’s retreat or a suburban sanctuary.