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FORCLAZ 2 Man Lightweight Backpacking Tent - Trek 500

FORCLAZ
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Our team of trekking enthusiasts created this pre-assembled 2 person tent looking for a lightweight and roomy option (2 side porches) A simple & functional tent, lightweight and compact with good space for 2 people. 2 doors. 2 porches (storage areas). Camp comfortably in 3 seasons.

Technical Information

Weight

Total weight 2.8 kg
Separable parts to help transportation
Flysheet only 1,060 g
Bedroom only 830 g
Pole kit 600 g
Pegs (12 pieces) 180 g
Bag 83 g + peg bag 20 g
Repair kit (ferrule, patch) 20 g
To protect your product and increase protection from the sun and bad weather, you can complement your Trek 500 2P tent with a survival blanket.
Weight, volume and dimensions can vary slightly due to manufacturing tolerances

Dimensions and capacity

Bedroom length 210 cm
Width 120 cm
Indoor height 108 cm (at its highest)
Total tent height 120 cm
Two side porches (storage space between the bedroom and flysheet) 60 cm wide can each hold a 50 to 70 litre backpack, mountain equipment as well as a pair of hiking shoes.
2 pockets in the bedroom. 1 inside top hook to hang a lamp and an adjustable lengthwise clothesline.

Structure, poles and pegs

7001 aluminium poles. Ø 8.5 mm dome; Ø 9.5 mm top pole.
Lightness and strength of aluminium.
Tent pegs:
Length 17 cm, Ø 6.1 mm.
7075 non-anodised aluminium for better resistance and maximum lightness with a lower environmental impact.
Traditional dome shape with self-standing structure gives good resistance. Top pole provides volume and therefore capacity.

Pitching/folding

Extremely quick to pitch and fold.
Pre-assembled flysheet and bedroom. Insert the tent poles into the flysheet (colour coded). It’s also quick to take the tent down.
To store the tent in its bag, fold the tent in half to about the length of the bag, fold up the pole into a bundle onto the bedroom and flysheet, roll everything up tightly to slide into the bag.

Waterproofing

Forclaz tents are laboratory-tested: pitched tent, 200 litres/m²/hour (4 hours, equivalent to a tropical storm). They are also tested in the field by a sample user group.
75 denier polyester flysheet, polyurethane-coated (inside) water-repellent treatment (exterior), P75D bedroom floor sheet.
Seams sealed with thermo-bonded strips.
Multi-component bedroom (P66D) combining breathability, wind protection and condensation prevention.

Wind resistance

We test all our tents in a wind tunnel on a rotating platform where we can expose each side of the tent to the wind.
To guarantee its wind resistance, the tent must be properly pitched, taut but not stretched, with all the guy ropes in position around the tent. It should remain habitable at wind speeds of 70km/h, measured near ground level.
Our tents are certified by the CSTB independent laboratory in Nantes.

Ventilation and condensation prevention

Bedroom with mosquito screen for ventilation and water-repellent fabric to protect from condensation and draughts. There is good ventilation at the front of the tent as well as ventilation at the feet.
To limit condensation inside the tent, it must be correctly assembled, canvas taut, but not excessively so. The use of ventilation and good air circulation limits the humidity inside.

Seasons

3 seasons tent: your tent will protect you from difficult weather conditions that you may encounter in spring, summer or autumn. The tent will withstand light snowfall but is not designed for heavy loads that would weigh on its structure.
When it snows, shake your tent regularly to make the snow fall to the ground and avoid too much weight being supported by your tent’s structure.

Eco-designed tent

For the fabric of this tent we have used a thread called “bi-ton”.
Textile dyeing requires a lot of water but also produces waste water from the dye baths. To reduce this impact on the environment, we use only one mass-dyed yarn out of every two, and thus reduce our consumption and our impact on water.

Eco-designed tent (continued)

The pegs are non-anodised. We have eliminated the use of nitric and phosphoric acid for colour since it only has an aesthetic effect.
The pegs can appear “rough” or “used” but they keep all their technical properties and their resistance.
These factors help to limit the environmental impact of your product.

Repair and after-sales service

As designers and users who love our field, we care about the durability of our products, which is why all our tents are designed to be repairable.
You will find the detachable parts (poles, bedroom, etc.) in store or in the workshop of your local Decathlon, on the website or at the address support.decathlon.com
If you have a problem, don't hesitate to have your tent looked at in your local Decathlon store.
Repair kit (ferrule, patch): 20 g

Weight

2.8 kg
Total weight

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Composition / advice

Composition
Inside room
20.00% Thermoplastic Polyurethane, 80.00% Polyester
Main fabric
20.00% Thermoplastic Polyurethane, 80.00% Polyester
Pole
100.00% Aluminium
Care instructions: Hand wash. Dry in the open air.
Washing instructions
Do not wash
Do not wash
Do not bleach
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Do not dry-clean
Stock advice After use or cleaning, do not store your tent until it is perfectly dry to prevent odours and mould forming.
Restricted use : For improved comfort, use two mummy-shaped mattresses.

Our commitments

This tent has been tested and validated in the field in real-life conditions. It was worn for 5 weeks by several people who went trekking in the Canary Islands for 2 weeks, followed by 3 weeks on the GR10 trails in the Pyrenees.
Test Product Waterproof testing of Forclaz tents take place with the tent assembled, under 200 litres of water/m²/hour (tropical rain) for 4 hours, excluding water entering through seams, flaps, openings, zips, etc. The water column test (=mm Schmerbers) measure the fabric’s waterproofness. We test all our tents in a wind tunnel on a turntable on all 4 sides. We also test the parts (abrasion, tearing, split, etc.).
Guarantee : 5 years. All our tents are repairable. Parts and information in store or on the website

Product benefits

Wind resistance Resists 70 km/h winds (Force 8): certified in wind tunnel with turntable.
Easy transport Total weight 2.8 kg
Compression bag 9 litres
Dimensions 39 x 16 x 15 cm
Capacity 60 cm wide per person.
Bedroom height 108 cm.
2 doors, 2 porches, 2 pockets.
Easy assembly / dismantling Self-supporting dome
Speed: pre-assembled bedroom and flysheet. Standard poles
Waterproof Water column (Schmerbers):
Flysheet > 2,000 mm.
Groundsheet > 5,000 mm.
Eco-design We dye one thread in every 2 to reduce env. impact.
Non-anodised tent pegs.
Heat reduction Y Doors and bedroom with mosquito screens.
Two-way zip on the door.
Darkness Fabric lets daylight through.
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