How should I store my tent?
Before storing your tent, make sure it is dry. If the tent has been used in a salty environment (sea kayaking, salt deserts, etc.), we strongly recommend setting it up and spraying all components with fresh water and thoroughly drying before storing. It may take a few days for seams and zippers to completely dry out. Storing a wet tent can lead to mildew, mold, and permanent damage of the coatings. Store your tent in a cool, dry place with low humidity.
Do I need to seam seal an "Extreme" version tent?
"Extreme" tents are have silicone-coated flies. The seams of a silicone-coated tent cannot be factory seam-taped. The seams are sewn with cotton-wrapped polyester thread that expands when wet to seal the stitch holes. The seams of an "Extreme" series tent can be treated with a silicone seam sealer. We recommend Seam Grip SIL Silicone Tent Sealant.
How do I connect my Mira footprint to the tent?
The footprint for the Mira tent is designed to be free floating below the inner tent. You can also set the tent up in Ultralight Mode, using only the footprint, rain fly, and poles. In this situation, the poles go directly into the footprint grommets and side-release buckles on the rain fly can be paired to side-release buckles on the grommeted webbing of the tent footprint.
What does the water column value mean and how is it tested?
Water column is a unit of measurement used to describe the resistance of a fabric to water penetration. A 10 cm² fabric sample is tensioned under a water cylinder and the height of this column (in millimeters), when droplets are first pressed through the fabric, determines the water column value. Examples include the various levels achieved by different tent floor fabrics in our line. We often use fabrics with a 3,000mm rating for 3-season tents and up to 10,000mm fabrics for winter/expedition tents.