Make sure your tent is dry and clean when packed and ensure the same for the place where it will be stored.
Easier said than done? Here are some useful tips for correctly packing your bell tent.
- Tip 1: Clean your glamping tent
Cleaning products for Wottex ™ Pro
The Autentic Wottex™ Pro bell tents feature a fabric made of Acrylic material. To keep your Wottex ™ Pro bell tent in optimal condition, we suggest using two Tex’ Aktiv products. First, utilize Tex Aktiv Cleaning to remove stains from the tent fabric. Second, apply Tex Aktiv Guard, which will renew the fabric’s water-repelling properties.You can acquire both Tex’ Aktiv Clean and Tex’ Aktiv Guard directly through Autentic. For further details, feel free to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleaning products for Wottex ™ and Wottex ™ FR
Both Wottex™ and Wottex™ FR are polycotton fabrics. To properly maintain and retreat your cotton-based bell tent (Wottex™ and Wottex™ FR), we recommend employing a combination of two 303 products. First, clean the tent fabric using the 303 Multisurface Cleaning solution. Then, enhance its water repellency by applying the 303 Fabric Guard Product. Autentic does not distribute the 303 products, but these items are available for purchase through a variety of online retailers.
Cleaning products for 100% Cotton
For the maintenance and retreatment of your 100% cotton bell tent, follow this two-step approach. Firstly, use the 303 Multisurface Cleaner to effectively remove stains from the tent material. Secondly, apply Ultramar, a transparent treatment product designed to restore water-repellency. Autentic does not distribute these products, but these items are available for purchase through a variety of online retailers.
Additional information regarding the application of these products can be found here.
Please note that Autentic can not be held responsible for damages or unsatisfying results caused by cleaning or re-treating your glamping tents with other products than the ones advised by us.
For additional details about cleaning your bell tent, we invite you to read our FAQ titled “How can I clean my glamping tent?”
- Tip 2: Store your glamping tent dry
After cleaning your glamping tent and its components, it’s essential to ensure everything is thoroughly dried before storing it in the tent bag. Microorganisms thrive in humid environments, making it imperative to avoid storing a wet or even slightly damp tent, as it will inevitably lead to mould growth.
Keep in mind that not only rain, but also fog and dew can make your glamping tent feel wet or clammy. In this case too, it is crucial to let your tent dry out completely before storing it.
Remember to ensure that all the components of your bell tent are completely dry before storing it. In this matter, please take into account that the guylines of your glamping tent may take longer to dry compared to the tent fabric. Therefore, we advise to take them off and store them separately.
- Tip 3: Zip up everything that can be zipped up
Before packing up your glamping tent, zip up all doors, windows, groundsheet, and anything else that can be zipped up. When everything is closed, folding the tent will be much easier, and setting it up next time will be even easier.
- Tip 4: Count your tent pegs
Always make sure to have all your tent pegs when taking down your glamping tent. Not only for yourself (so you don’t miss any the next time), but also for animals or people enjoying the area where you have camped.
- Tip 5: Store the tent components in the appropriate bags
Not only your glamping tent, but also the loose tents parts have to be handled with care and stored in bags. This prevents the tent fabric from becoming dirty by residual dirt on these parts. Another advantage is that you shorten the search for the right part for the next time you pitch your tent.
Separate storage of your tent’s guylines is highly recommended as they tend to dry at a slower rate than the tent fabric. If the guylines are still wet when you pack the tent, they can leave slightly coloured stains on the tent fabric. In addition, guylines can become tangled and make storage more challenging.
- Tip 6: Pack your glamping tent away in the tent bag
Autentic’s tent bag is made from cotton canvas. Since cotton is breathable, the provided tent bag is the best solution for packing away your glamping tent. Make sure that the bag is always properly zipped up so you’re not getting surprised by small critters during your upcoming adventures.
- Tip 7: Store your glamping tent in a high, dry and well-ventilated place
To avoid unpleasant visits from pests and the development of mould, we strongly recommend you to always store your tent bag high up in a dry and well-ventilated area.