Sunday, May 13, 2012

Axis and Zulu Modular Tent System (MTS)

As part of our commitment to innovative design, the CEC would like to introduce the latest tent to our ever expanding catalog

The issue:  it's become evident from the positive feedback we receive that many people like and even prefer our large family camping tents - just as we love to design and improve upon them each season

However, large family camping tents present certain challenges on every level:

1. Our engineers find it logistically difficult to make due to the sheer size and weight of the materials that go into making each tent

2. Size and weight issues also come into play in the pack size: some of the tents are so HUGE that we have to pack the tent into 1 box and the poles into another because you'd have to be the Governator just to load the warehouse - this means we have to pay the courier more just to ship them

3. Assembly: Let's face it, Granny isn't getting any younger so let's give the old girl some help!  We've added lots of nice pics to our instructions to make them clearer and easier to read but we're still dealing with the logistics of a HUGE tent

4. Flexibility: big, multi room tents are good when you take your spouse, kids, friends, dog and plenty of equipment, but what if it's just the two of you that want to get away? Go out and buy yet anoter tent?

Well, HUGE tents are what people want but what can we do to make it even easier?

Inspiration can come from the strangest of places and it was while watching re-runs of our favorite cartoons that it hit us: Most of our tents have a living area and multiple sleeping pods so why not section them off and make it modular?

Enter the Axis and the Zulu Modular Tent System (MTS): 

The Axis is a free standing Screen House with a removable floor, screen walls, stakes and guy ropes - use it as a sun shelter and bug free dining area by day  and by night when you're ready for bed, using the Velcro tabs, install the waterproof tub style removable ground sheet and then connect to...

The Zulu: a free standing, 3 person fully water proof tent - perfect for those weekend trips when all you want is room for yourself, your partner and some sleeping gear - a great, general purpose tent

BUT for those times when you want the option of a storage or eating area, just connect the Zulu to the Axis and away you go - if you want to invite some friends to join you or want to give the kids their own sleeping area, just add on another Zulu sleeping pod - connect up to 4 in total for a HUGE multi room tent!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Camping Equipment Company: Premium Tents

The Camping Equipment Company: Premium Tents
CEC Premium Grade Tent Features

(1) Con-Struct (TM) Super-lite tent poles:
  • High tensile modular poles designed to give maximum support
  • Roof pitch: prevents water pooling on top of tent by guiding it down and way from the roof
  • Pole sleeves give tent fuller assemble shape to maximize room size
(2) Exo-derm (TM) rain fly:
  • Fabric specially designed for CEC
  • Does not stretch or sag like nylon when wet - tent retains shape in heavy downpour
  • Weatherproof:  Coated with a Polyurethane film rated at 3000mm
  • Seam sealed to prevent water penetration
(3) Storm flap: channels water away from the tent

(4) Dyna-strap (TM) webbing:  bigger and stronger than conventional guy lines, fitted at peak of pole arc to provide maximum tension, help stabilize tent and maintain structure, especially in strong winds

(5) Mesh vents:  top and opposite ends of tent allow for greater air circulation reducing internal condensation and regulating heat exchange while keeping out bugs and rain

(6) Doors:  full mesh fabric for air circulation with secondary weather proof full fabric doors for privacy

(7) Guy lines:  high tensile nylon woven with 3M reflective taping for greater visibility in low light conditions

(8) Inner tent:  
  • Breathable polyester with mesh vents help regulate air flow
  • Partition walls:  removable to create larger single sleeping pod or as a room divider for added privacy
  • Dri-tek (TM) floor:  Fully sewn in tub style floor
  • Heat sealed, prevents moisture penetration, abraision resistant
(9) Talon tent stakes (TM):  high impact resistant ABS tent stakes firmly hold down corners and webbing support straps - yet many times lighter than conventional steel stakes

*Please note not all tents in this range include all of the features listed above.