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FORCLAZ 4 Man Lightweight Backpacking Tent - Trek 500

FORCLAZ
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Our team of passionate mountain trekkers have designed this pre-assembled tent for 4 people seeking light weight & living space with 1 large living area A 3 season tent, simple and practical, compact & durable, with very good living space. Quick to pitch and strike. Easy and efficient ventilation. Very good weight/comfort ratio.

Technical Information

Weight

Total weight 4.8 kg
Parts can be separated to share the load.
Flysheet alone 1980g
Room only 1270 g
Pole kit 1110g
Pegs (12) 175g
Bags 105g + 30g
Repair kit (ferrules, patch) 20g
To protect your product and increase protection from the ground and bad weather, you can accessorise your Trek 500 4P tent with with groundsheet reference: 8545732.
The weight, volumes & sizes can vary slightly due to production tolerances.

Dimensions and habitability

Length of the bedroom 215 cm
Width 230 cm at the head & 210 cm at the feet
Height of the bedroom 122 cm at the highest
The very large entrance (storage / living space in front of the bedroom is 205 cm deep and 240 cm wide, so almost 5 sqm, enabling 4 people to sit or shelter mountaineering and trekking equipment (rucksacks, shoes, bikes, etc).
7 pockets in the bedroom. Washing line loops.

Architecture, tent poles and tent pegs

Aluminium poles 7001 Ø 10.5 mm.
Durable lightweight aluminium.
Tent pegs/stakes:
Length 17 cm, Ø 6.1 mm.
Non-anodised 7075 aluminium for maximum strength and lightness while lowering the environmental impact.
The 3 poles form a non self-standing tunnel. This structure forms a very light and hardwearing tent that needs to be fixed to the ground and does not stay up alone.

Pitching/striking

Extremely quick pitching/striking. The flysheet and bedroom are pre-assembled. Then insert the tent poles in the sleeves provided on the flysheet. It is also quick to strike.
To store the tent in its bag, just fold up the tent until it is as wide as the back, fold up the tent poles into a bundle and place them on the bedroom or the flysheet, and roll everything up into a small bundle that will fit in the bag.

Waterproofing

Forclaz tents are tested in the laboratory: pitched tent, 200 L/sqm/h (4 hours, ie equivalent to a tropical shower). They are also tested by a panel of users in the field.
75 denier polyester flysheet, polyurethane-coated (interior) water-repellent treatment (exterior), P75D groundsheet in the bedroom.
Seams taped with heat-sealed strips.
Multi-component bedroom (P66D) that is breathable, provides protection from the wind and reduces condensation.

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 test its wind resistance, the tent must be properly pitched, taut but not stretched, with all the guy ropes in position around the tent. It will remain habitable at wind speeds of 70km/h, measured near ground level.
Our tents are certified by the independent CSTB laboratory in Nantes.

Ventilation and condensation prevention

Bedroom with mosquito screen for ventilation and water-repellent fabric to protect from condensation and draughts. Large vent at front of tent and additional vent at feet end.
To reduce condensation inside your tent, it must be properly pitched, with the fabric kept taut without being over-stretched. Vents and good air flow will help reduce humidity inside your tent.
The back of the flysheet lifts up for better ventilation.

Seasons

3 season tent: your tent will protect you from the harsh weather conditions you can encounter in the spring, summer or autumn. It will withstand light snowfall but is not designed to withstand heavy loads that would weigh on the structure.
In case of snow, remember to shake your tent regularly in order to bring down any snow that has accumulated to avoid putting too much weight on the structure of your tent.

Eco-designed tent

We have chosen to use a "biton" weave for some of this tent's fabric.
Textile dyeing requires a lot of water but also produces waste water from the dye baths. To reduce the 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.

Tent eco-design (continued)

The tent pegs are not anodised. We have stopped using nitric and phosphoric acids to fix the colour because its only function is to make them look aesthetically pleasing.
Your tent pegs can have an "untreated" or "used" appearance but they retain all their technical characteristics and strength.
These actions help to reduce the environmental impact of your product.

Repairs 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 spare parts (poles, bedrooms, etc) in store or in your Decathlon store's workshop, on our website or via e-mail support.decathlon.com
In the event of a problem, you can have your tent inspected in your Decathlon store.
Repair kit (ferrule, patch): 20 g

Weight

4.8 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 using or cleaning the tent, dry it thoroughly before storing to avoid bad odours and mould.
Restricted use : Maximum sleeping width 58 cm per person.

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 The waterproof rating of the Forclaz tents is validated by placing a pitched tent under 200 L/sqm/h shower of water (tropical rain) for 4 hours, and checking that no water passes through the seams, flaps, openings, zips, etc. The water column test (= mm Schmerber) measures the waterproof rating of the fabric. We test all our tents in a wind tunnel, on a rotating table to check all four sides. We also perform tests on the components (abrasion, tearing, perforation, etc).
Guarantee : 5 years. All our tents are repairable. Parts and information in store or on our website

Product benefits

Wind resistance Resists 70 km/h winds (Force 8): validated in wind tunnels on rotating plate.
Easy transport Total weight 4.8 kg
Compact and compressible 20L bag
Size 39x23x22 cm
Capacity Width 58cm/person
Height of bedroom 120cm
7 pockets, 1 large living area 4.9 sqm
Easy assembly / dismantling Quick pitching: pre-assembled room and flysheet.
Sleeves for the tent poles.
Waterproof Water column (Schmerber):
Flysheet > 2000 mm.
Groundsheet > 5000 mm.
Eco-design We dye 1/2 threads to reduce the impact on the environment.
Non anodised pegs.
Heat reduction Door & bedroom with mosquito nets.
Flysheet can be rolled up for ventilation.
Darkness Fabric lets daylight through.
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