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Message posted by tentvirg on 14/8/2010 at 6:18pm
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What do these numbers mean regarding the polyester flysheets. How much of a difference is there between the two. Assume 190T is better but by how much, and don't say 5.

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Message posted by suns on 14/8/2010 at 7:20pm
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where have you seen these numbers ? can you do a link?

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The numbers are the thread count - 190T is 190 thread per inch, 185T is 185 threads per inch. So the 190T is denser than the 185T for the same diameter threads. Another number is the denier (D) which is the thickness of the thread, so a 1200 denier thread is twice the diameter of a 600 denier thread. Example, you'll sometimes see a spec written for a fly fabric writen as 70D 185T polyester, which means quite a thin thread of polyester at 185 threads per inch.

Look at the specs here and you'll see what I mean.....
http://www.cheaptents.com/acatalog/Product_Catalogue_Tents__Sleeps_4___over_5_5kg__33.html

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as above it is the thread count but there will be very litlle difference between a 185T and a 190T 

go for the higher thread count and the higher hydrostaic head number  


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Just a useful bit of info about denier and its performance in tents...

"75D Polyester is 10-20% stronger than 70D nylon, and has 30% longer life under UV exposure. 150D Polyester is 50% stronger than 70D nylon, and has 200% longer life under UV exposure"

Most companies use 68-75 denier flysheets, Kampa use 100 denier flysheets in their ultimate tent range. No wonder they last longer in outdoor tent displays than other makes.

Helen


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