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Message posted by famcampers29/9/2021 at 8:49am
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Does anyone have any experience of these tents as Iím considering a purchase of one,, please?

Iím used to poly cotton tents so a bit worried that the synthetic fly sheet and inner will be prone to condensation or too hot for summer camping. I understand BCT donít make a poly cotton version anymore.

Iím comparing this with a vango force 10 classic, but the BCT seems to have a bit more room for the 3 person version and is a similar weight at around 9kgs.

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Message posted by woodman229/9/2021 at 9:49am
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That brings back memories!

Please, please don't buy the purple one.

I would stick to polycotton if you can get it.

Message posted by Caligula29/9/2021 at 8:06pm
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Only good things said about these......even in their "all season" plastic.......

Must admit, it was that.....that they are no longer available in the polycotton, that put me off.
I agree with "woodman2"...................

Message posted by famcampers via mobile 29/9/2021 at 8:41pm
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Thanks - the purple option isnít on the short list! BCT said there was more demand for their All season Tencate synthetic fly sheet version than the previous polycotton option, so hope thereíll be more comments here on how the synthetic fabric compares with polycotton, as I must admit Iíd prefer that option if was available, which it is on a Vango force 10.

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Message posted by Caligula29/9/2021 at 9:00pm
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I found a review somewhere once , that only had good things to say about the new material. (Unless I'm backpacking, I just prefer cotton/polycotton)

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Message posted by peckmike24/10/2021 at 3:18pm
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i have a task force 3 in the new material (dark green) and a orange force ten mk4, for comparison the task force is more solid and darker inside then the orange tents - they also come with zips ready for the exstension.
I also havea a medina conquest mk 1* and 11 and i would rate them as: bct TF, the medianas, them the task forces for stength of matreial despite the medinas being the oldest of the 3 makes.
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Thatís useful to know that you rate the BCT task force new material higher than Force 10 canvas. How was the ventilation in the Task Force compared with a canvas tent ?

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Message posted by peckmike08/11/2021 at 7:29pm
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as its still a woven material i have had no issues with ventilation
Mike

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Thanks Mike

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Quote: Originally posted by famcampers on 29/9/2021
...BCT said there was more demand for their All season Tencate synthetic fly sheet version than the previous polycotton option, so hope thereíll be more comments here on how the synthetic fabric compares with polycotton...




Cabanon have been making their flagship family tent, the Biscaya, from Tencate all-season polyester canvas for years and for good reason; it's lighter than cotton canvas, more durable and doesn't start to grow mould so quickly if packed up wet. You can wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

Many people who have bought Biscayas, either new or used, don't realise it's not cotton canvas. It just feels a bit more stiff. It's brilliant stuff and used on many rental units now (including Karsten commercial tents).

I've owned several Biscayas in Tencate all-season polyester and would have no hesitation in buying another tent in this fabric. And I'm a canvas lover! There's no comparison to a standard synthetic tent, believe me!


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P.S. Just had a nosey and what puts me off is the polyester inner! I can understand the logic in using an all-season fabric for the flysheet,but why move away from the tried and tested polycotton inner?

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Message posted by famcampers via mobile 10/11/2021 at 11:01am
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I have a Ribens polycotton tent and the inner is made of 100% polyester, but it doesnít feel stuffy.
But I agree. A polycotton inner would be nice.


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