Stretch Tent Fabrics
Tentickle Tents is driven by a passion for quality workmanship. As such, our organic stretch tent fabrics and materials are manufactured by a team of specialists with many years of experience. We only use the latest welding and in-house-produced seam seal technologies. All stretch tent textiles we use are 100% waterproof, with many being flame-retardant. When you contact Tentickle, you will have a choice between our ever-popular TentFlex range of fabrics, the lightweight Durastretch and our newly improved Organic Stretch.
Leading Edge Stretch Tent Textiles
All of our textiles have been designed to perfectly fulfill a particular function, however they can work in all applications (permanent, semi-permanent or rental installations). For example: the Organic Stretch Tent is ideal for rentals because it is light and offers quick recovery, whereas the Tent Flex is made to be durable lending itself to semi-permanent installations. For our exclusive top-of-the-range product, the Durastretch Lightweight FR ticks all the right boxes for rental applications. Here is an overview of each of our available stretch tent fabrics with their respective merits.
Durastretch Lightweight FR*: The organic flame retardant fabric offering an additional lifetime coat. It offers the best recovery of all the available materials, even recovering well after a few weeks’ of use. The poles can stand an extra one metre apart compared to other tent textiles on the market. The extreme high tensile and numerous international fire retardant safety standards it complies with makes it an extremely popular rental product across the globe. After several years of research, we were able to make this product flame retardant and since then it has complied with all the fire safety standards in all the countries it has been tested in. The additional lifetime coat makes Durastretch Lightweight FR twice as effective for rentals (proven by many satisfied clients to date).
Organic Stretch**: The earlier version of the T3003 material has made this a very popular product for many years in the industry. The relatively lightweight but high tensile strength of the fabrics make for easy and enjoyable rigging. Tentickle developed this product for improved waterproofing, stretch and recovery after many functions and high tensile strength. It has the most stretch out of all the fabrics in our product range and invites you to play and experiment with new styles.
The TentFlex FR***: This has become very popular due to its long-term waterproofing capability under semi-permanent installation conditions, but is working well as a rental product too in rainy provinces where the main goal is long term waterproofing. To give this product a more modern look, it has been treated with an outer matt coating. It has less stretch to ensure its long term waterproofing and wind stability. All patches and seams are welded to ensure that the stretch tent is 100% waterproof and drip free.
Compare the features of the stretch tent fabrics in the table below to help you make your decision:
|*TentFlex FR (T4001)||*TentFlex FR (T4002)||*TentFlex FR (T4003)||**Organic Stretch (T3003)||Organic Stretch Lightweight non-FR (T3004)||Durastretch Lightweight FR (T3008)|
|Resistance||100% Waterproof -inner teflon coating||100% Waterproof -inner teflon coating||100% Waterproof -inner teflon coating||100% waterproof -Water repellent treated||100% waterproof -Water repellent treated||100% waterproof -Water repellent treated|
|Safety & Fire Retardancy||Complies with British Standards||Complies with German, French, USA - CFM, Australian, Spanish and British standards||Non Flame retardant||Storm proven||Storm proven||Complies with German, British, USA CFM Australian standards|
|Coating||1-ply polymeric coated matt exterior FR||1-ply polymeric coated matt exterior FR||1-ply polymeric coated matt exterior FR||3-ply non-FR||3-ply non-FR||3-ply IFR + additional lifetime coat|
|Tensile||good tensile strength||good tensile strength||good tensile strength||High tensile strength||High tensile strength||Medium tensile strength|
|Durability||Suitable for permanent, semi-permanent installation as well as rental applications||Suitable for permanent, semi-permanent installation as well as rental applications||Suitable for permanent, semi-permanent installation as well as rental applications||Proven rental product||Proven rental product||Proven durable flame retardant rental product|
|Fabric protective treatments||Teflon treated, UV stabilizers||Teflon treated, UV stabilizers||Teflon treated, UV stabilizers||UV stabilized, water repellent||UV stabilized, water repellent||UV stabilized, UV block out, Water repellent|
|Recovery||Medium recovery and easily repaired when necessary||Medium recovery and easily repaired when necessary||Medium recovery and easily repaired when necessary||Quick recovery without memory||Quick recovery without memory||Best recovery of all products without memory|
|Stitching||Welded and stitched seams for guaranteed strength and waterproofing||Welded and stitched seams for guaranteed strength and waterproofing||Welded and stitched seams for guaranteed strength and waterproofing||Stitched and perfectly seam sealed with matching tape||Stitched and perfectly seam sealed with matching tape||Stitched and perfectly seam sealed with matching tape|
|External look||Matt finish, Branding options||Matt finish, Branding options||Matt finish, Branding options||Organic look on both side, Branding options||Organic look on both side, Branding options||Organic look on both sides, Branding options|
|Warranty||2 year warranty||2years||2 years||1.5 years warranty||1 year warranty||1.5 years warranty|
|Colours||white UV block out, white translucent, platinum (grey), chino (sand), red, taube, outside white inside grey||white UV block out, white translucent, platinum (grey), chino (sand), red, taube||beige, white UV block out||Wide range of colours||white, silver grey, beige,||white, silver grey, beige, red, black|
|Other||Hand and machine Washable||Hand and machine Washable||Hand and machine Washable||Hand washable||Hand washable||Hand washable|
Stretch Tent Fabrics for Rental Products
A perfect rental product must, in our opinion, tick a few more boxes than a product used under semi-permanent conditions:
- Quick recovery because it will be rigged in several different ways
- Waterproof up to a minimum of 80 rental functions to prevent leaks
- After 60 to 80 functions the textiles should not have a memory of all previous functions and their pole positions
- Strong textiles as the loops and corners wear off more quickly than if it’s used in a fixed position.
We hope that the above information was helpful in giving you insight into what stretch tent material to request. Please contact our sales team for more information related to country-specific standards on stretch tent fabrics.