Your FieldCandy tent gifts
Fri, 18th May 2012
I'm all for taking inanimate objects and turning them into eye poppingly attractive hybrids with more fanfare than their original sibling. FieldCandy's tents are just that gem of a gift that makes it to the top of that list. If you've ever gone to a festival you'll know that one of the hardest things to do, besides finding a clean poop-a-loo, is finding your tent after you've spent the evening moshing amongst your sweaty eye ball popping counterparts.
These beautifully crafted tents with cleverly designed and eye catching flysheets are like a beacon home amongst a sea of blue, black and green tents. If you're into hardcore camping then you may want to go for their more camouflaged deigns like the men only wooden clad tent or the grass is always greener all over grass tent.
Some of the designs are the dandy work of out of house designers like the above What a Melon (watermelon) design by Luke Bonner. You can choose from 44 original cool designs and they're built to last and for easy erection, ooo-er missus. All of the tents are made with classic 'A' frame storm tent construstion tried and tested against the hardiest expedtion tents on the market today, so it'll stand up to a good beating.
The flysheets are waterproof, fire retardent, UV fade resistant, treated with Ultra-Fresh (not sure what this is), coated with flourocarbon (aka teflon) for strength and durability and the designs are digitally printed on 100% polyster. It's got some bang-tidy heavy-duty YKK zips for you to tug open and close that's protected by a Velcro zip cover, nice touch.
The pegging points are strong, elastic and adjustable for security and stability, so that the tent doesn't sag and dip while you catch your z's and the strong hardened aluminum pegs are designed not to bend and they've got a handy little hole for your custom peg puller. Pegs are sneaky buggers, as in they're always playing hide and seek. So FieldCandy have thrown in extra pegs and a hand hammer in the package so that you can chase down any teefs who have nabbed your pegs for their shabby tent and Timmy Mallet them into submission.
Back to that erection I was chatting about earlier, let's face it, putting up tents are a pain in the toosh, these tents come with easy set up poles that just need to be 'wiggled' into place, FieldCandy's words not mine, so we'll have to take their word for it. The poles are made from top quality, high strength, low weight precision engineered aluminum alloy poles in silver.
As if that wasn't enough, there's more, the flysheet has a breathable cotton inner tent. If you're wondering what they mean by 'breathable,' you'd hope that would come as standard in any tent, being able to breath is kind of essential. FieldCandy explain it by saying that most modern tents are made from plastic and so the moisture that comes out your bouche when you breath gets trapped, but the 'breathable' inner sheet does the opposite because it's 100% natural cotton, that'll keep your tent dry and comfortable to kip in, without your gob-wash falling back onto your face in morning, nice!
Other cool things include, lockable storage pockets (padlocks provided), superior sewing and sealing techniques, a spacious sleeping area for two with a mesh window for ventilation of farts and increased light, along with a lantern hanging point for those dark cosy evenings.