For almost 60 years, the Davis family has been making tents in Colorado. Through these decades the three critical factors that go into making the highest quality tents have remained constant, they are:

  1. Cotton Canvas
  2. Fabric Treatments
  3. Canvas Construction

100% cotton is the preferred canvas for tents. WHY 100% COTTON? The answer is simple,  it allows the canvas to breathe. The reason breathability is so important is to minimize and eliminate condensation within the tent. Just 4 people in a tent produce 2 liters of condensation from their breath in one night. Add to that other elements that put moisture into the air; boiling water, heating with propane, and drying your clothing and you create a wet interior. Properly treated cotton allows this moisture to escape through the tent, keeping you warm and dry.

Together with the material itself canvas treatments have become a critical factor in determining a high quality from a lesser quality tent. SunforgerR has been the leader in the fabric treatment industry for more than 50 years because of its ability to retain the canvas’ natural ability to breathe. SunforgerR is also able to do this without contributing to the fabric’s disintegration.

For more information on materials and treatments see our Canvas Information Page.