Tents: Outdoor Education Tents

i-Explore 2 - free-standing outdoor ed and general camping tent

This new two-person I-Explore model meets the needs of outdoor education programmes where tent groups are by pairs. It is also an ideal general backpacking, camping and touring tent for a couple. Besides the narrower width floor and lower overall height it is identical to our very popular I-Explore 3 model. It features double-sided access, two useful sized vestibules, a hybrid mesh inner with excellent multi-season ventilation and easy set-up. The three poles are identical and all zips are heavy-duty. The mesh-walled inner is ideal for use alone on tropical dry-season trips. Our choice of superior fabric coatings and the incorporation of original WE detailed design features minimise maintenance costs and maximise possible service life.

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i-Explore 2 WINTER Version

(Illustration above shows inner tent only) For wetter and colder climates we offer this winter version of the i-Explore 2. Identical in all but size to the i-Explore 3 Winter model this tent has an all-fabric inner tent, designed to handle cold conditions and to exclude spindrift snow or dust. Mesh panels in the upper part of the two doors have simple zip-down fabric covers. In common with all our institutional tent models all zips are heavy-duty and original WE easy maintenance features come standard. This is an excellent trekking and general purpose tent for cold and wet climates. It is easy to set-up, has twin access and vestibules, cross-ventilation and space for two adults.

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i-Shadow - proven outdoor ed tent

The detail of transverse-ridge tent design is something we nailed over 35 years ago. The many imitations of this 4-season, single-pole WE original still don't compare. The i-Shadow's long history coupled with recent consultative development to meet detailed, specific requirements of outdoor educators and our insistence on the highest quality materials and fittings confirm this fact. It is easy to erect, has space for up to 3 persons and a large vestibule for gear. The heavy-duty zips, original easy-maintenance features and superior fabric coatings set this tent up for the longest possible service life.

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i-Explore 3 - free-standing outdoor ed and family tent

This fully-free-standing alternative to our popular, acclaimed i-Shadow model accommodates three adults and features double-sided access, two useful sized vestibules, a hybrid mesh inner with excellent multi-season ventilation and easy set-up. The three poles are identical (and the same as the i-Shadow's) and all zips are heavy-duty. The mesh-walled inner is ideal for use alone on tropical dry-season trips. Our choice of superior fabric coatings and the incorporation of original WE detailed design features minimise maintenance costs and maximise possible service life. If you are thinking the i-Explore 3 would also be a great family backpacking or lightweight general camping tent, there is no question about it!

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i-Explore 3 WINTER Version

For wetter and colder climates we offer this winter version of the popular i-Explore 3. This model has an all-fabric inner tent, designed to handle cold conditions and to exclude spindrift snow or dust. Otherwise it is identical. Mesh panels in the upper part of the two doors have simple zip-down fabric covers. In common with all our institutional tent models all zips are heavy-duty and original WE easy maintenance features come standard. This is an excellent trekking and general purpose tent for cold and wet climates. It is easy to set-up, has twin access and vestibules, cross-ventilation and space for three adults.

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i-OVERHANG Tarps

Our large, economical 'Institutional' Overhangs for outdoor ed and group use are available in Large and Extra-Large size (XL is a huge 4.5m x 4.5m). These i-Overhangs are designed and built to the same standard as all our other models but with this product you get to supply your own guy cords, tailored to you use and budget. The fourteen guy attachment points follow our original design tear-drop shape providing considerably better strength than common triangular reinforcement patches. For this product the guy attachments are single-layer Hypalon fabric (so no pouches) and they are fitted with Acetal rings to dissipate the stress at the guy cord loop. Because of its large area the XL size is provided with doubled shock cord loops on all these Acetal rings.

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SPACE STATION

When your group has made camp and it's raining the problem of getting people together for meals or discussion remains. Everyone is either standing around in their wet-weather shells or retreated to their tents. A big tarp can be a solution if there is no wind and trees are available to pitch it from. That's a small window of use. Our unique solution, the big, single arch WE Space Station uses a simple, diagonal arch to create huge internal volume over a square, fully useful footprint. It combines stability and useful space in a way that the big centre-poled pyramids do not. The Space Station has a single zip entry on one side, can be erected with just the two heavy-duty end pegs supplied, and is fully equipped with multiple peg points and guy cords. The canopy can be quickly slid up the pole on either or both sides to provide wide openings for brilliant cross-ventilation or views. There are three points under the pole arc where walking pole handles can be secured in pockets to provide excellent stability in a fresh breeze. Eight people can easily sit around under the Space Station and it sleeps four or more comfortably.

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