Tents and Silnylon care advice
Although Nortent's products are of the highest quality when it comes to material selection, manufacturing, function and durability which makes them stand out from other manufacturers, there are a few things to consider when you invest in such a premium product, We want you to get lots of years of pleasure from your investment. Lavvo series Silnylon is a material that is very "living", that is to say that the flysheet of a Lavvo changes in size depending on the weather, humidity and heat. The advantage of using a material that is very elastic is that in strong winds, the forces are dampened when they hit the outer fabric. Thanks to it being flexible, there are a few things to keep in mind! In case of changing temperature, humidity and weather, you have to adjust the tension on the outer fabric of the Lavvo models. This is done most easily by either dropping the center pole down a hole or adjusting the stretches that are on the outer fabric at the tent pegs. A good rule of thumb is to leave the stretches in half when setting the tent up, then you have room both to relax or stretch if necessary.
How do you know if the tension on the Lavvo needs to be released?
If Lavvon looks very stretched, it probably is. A simple test is to try lifting the center pole from the ground, if you can lift it up without force, then you don't need to do anything about the tension. If, on the other hand, you cannot lift it from the ground without lots of force, the tension is too high and must be relieved. Another way is to try pulling down the outer fabric at the outer stretches, you should have about 3-5 cm of movement.
Cleaning the tent (Silnylon)
Avoid strong cleaning agents, preferably use environmentally friendly agents. Cleaning products that are approved for use on silicone also work for use on the tent. Usually all that is needed is washing with plain water to flush away any dust and grit that has blown onto the canvas.
Clean with mild soap or other detergent that is for polyester cotton (common in functional clothing) Water is usually enough for many situations.
Seamseal your tent (Silnylon)
The tent fabric is completely waterproof from the factory and a special thread and specially proven sewing technique is used, which makes for a very stable seam while the thread expands when wet. Despite this, the seams are not completely sealed and in order for the tent to be completely waterproof, it is required that you seal the seams of your tent, this has not been done from the factory, so it is up to you whether you choose to do it or not. If you don't do it, you have to count on that a drop of water could/will find its way through the seams. We recommend that you seal the seams of your tent. Then you will get a completely waterproof tent while you have reinforced the seams for an even longer durability.
When using the stove
Make sure you have enough distance from the tent canvas to the stove or stove pipe to avoid damage to the canvas. Check that the chimney pipe is not against the opening in the tent fabric or its parts. Also keep in mind that the wind can create movement on an open door so that the canvas blows onto the stove. Use tophat and guylines to stabilize the pipe.
Use in winter and snow
When using the tent in winter, it is important that you regularly remove any snow that falls and remains on the canvas. Although the tents are designed to handle snow loads, the forces resting on the tent quickly become enormous. Remember that just a few centimeters of snow can give off a huge weight, e.g. 5 cm of snow can weigh up to 20 kg per square meter.
Repair of tents
Any small damages / holes in the tent fabric are easily repaired with ordinary silicone. Your tent comes with repair patches to repair larger tears. If you need more repair patches, you can contact us. For other damages or questions, please contact us or Nortent directly.
For a long service life Take care of your tent, i.e. clean it if it is dirty and dusty, be sure to dry the tent before you pack it away for storage to avoid mold growth. Avoid exposing it to unnecessary UV light, i.e. preferably store it in a dark, dry and cool room. Seamseal your tent.
In the event of a binding zipper, do not force the zipper. Investigate what is preventing its operation and contact us if necessary. If you force it, you risk destroying the zipper. The right to complain does not apply to accidents, carelessness or failure to follow these instructions. We cannot accept responsibility for a defect in a product that has occurred which could have been avoided by following the above care advice. The right to complain applies to manufacturing defects or material defects, not to abuse of the material's limitations.