All About The Sobreteto Camping Tent

The tent is sobreteto the external cover which protects the area of the room. He gets stuck to Rails and espeques, which have the function of keeping it tight. Generally, he has one or two Windows for ventilation and some attachment points where they’re stuck the stretchers (strings), that help give stability and keep the tent more stabilized.
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Features of sobretetos
Fabric material
Most of the sobretetos of the tents is made in polyester and usually comes with a measure with which is T (Tex) or D (Denier), according to zipcodesexplorer. See the example in the image below: sobreteto tissue is in Polyester 75 d/191T. These measurements identify the density of the tissue. We won’t go into the details of what do these numbers mean, because between the stalls sold in Brazil, these values hardly vary. But is that information for the curious.
Waterproofing
The sobreteto of tent usually has some degree of sealing, which is typically measured by the water column. The value of this measure to the stalls sold in Brazil usually range from 300 mm to 3,000 mm. The higher the number, the higher the resistance.For the tents being used in outdoor camps, the minimum recommended is 800 mm of water column.
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Sealed seams
To prevent rain water between the seams of the fabric, the sobretetos tend already come with sealed seams for a kind of silicone tape. If the tent didn’t come with factory sealed seams, you can seal them with specific products for this purpose.
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Windows
Condensation is a physical effect that happens when we breathe within the tent closed and with poor ventilation in the sobreteto.To breathe, our body generates moisture and warms the environment inside the tent. When the steam is the sobreteto, which is the coldest temperature, he condenses in the fabric, wetting the inside of the sobreteto.
What prevents this from happening is to make sure there are no air exchange with the external environment, decreasing temperature differences. For this, the sobretetos usually have one or more Windows.
Stability
One of the sobreteto functions, in addition to protecting the room, is to give stability and unity to the tent, especially in wind situations. The sobreteto has more points of attachment to the soil that the room, since he is Earthbound as much by espeques on your base and the stretchers, on the sides of the fabric. The sobreteto of most of the stalls is still attached to the room, uniting all your structure.
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Types of sobreteto
Red (or telhadinho)
Some simpler tent models have on top a fabric that is just a “little hat”. This is not exactly a sobreteto, but is worth quoting here. This little hat is usually found in models suitable for use in outdoor situations with rain, since I do not usually have good sealing. He usually must be placed on a part of tent that is screen mosquito net, which serves to make air exchange with the external environment.
Partial Sobreteto
There are some tents that have a sobreteto which covers the tent room, but without being completely closed with zipper to the ground. For more with a good waterproofing in case of rain or strong wind, the part of the room that is exposed may end up wet.
Full Sobreteto
Full sobreteto models, which can be closed completely to the ground, are the best option for those seeking a more complete and safe equipment for both rainfall and winds.
Sobreteto with avancê (advance)
Some sobretetos, in addition to cover the tent room, also form a avancê on the door. This avancê can be a simple protection over the entrance of the room or can form an extra space to store equipment on the outside of the room.
The sobreteto is a fundamental part of the tent! To take care of him, you can have a tent with a long service life-for that, never keep it dirty or wet.
And is always the Tip: handle with care of your tent, after all, when you are camping, it’s your House, your home, your comfort zone, or, the more protected you can find!