70:30 breathable polycotton.
Waterproof TPU laminate on the underside of the flysheet, which is also breathable. This is the first insulating line as well as the main water proofing membrane.
80:20 breathable polycotton (2 layers, outer layer is water resistant).
Dura breathe microfibre dense insulation - this thermally and acoustically insulates the tent and darkens the inside.
stay warm in winter & cool in summer
We design our tents to work for you. That means combining the best design practice with the best materials. The result is a highly engineered and insulated environment which protects you from the elements – sun, rain, wind and snow – and will provide you with the most comfortable night’s sleep that you will ever have in a tent – guaranteed. Breathable materials, tough frames and insulated walls combine in perfect harmony, and the result is something special.
The insulation in a Crua tent is fused to the DuraBreathe™ fabric. With an R-value of 9, this very thin layer of insulation does an amazing job of keeping the heat in your tent, heat generated by the warm bodies inside. Consider that this very thin layer of insulation will insulate 13 times better than a conventional tent. That’s 50% better than your premium sleeping mattress! With Crua, it’s all about a better night’s sleep in any condition. Our technology not only keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer, but ensures a peaceful place for you to rest your head at night. Our insulated cocoon is both light and noise insulated. Meaning there will be no sunlight getting in and no outdoor sounds disturbing you from having that well deserved lie in. And of course, a Crua tent is waterproof and breathable too to ensure you won’t get any condensation in the tent. We’ve really thought of everything!
- UV PROTECTED
- WATER PROOF
One-inch reinforced, military grade steel poles – because we refuse to use inferior poles
Having had experience with poor quality tent poles, we were determined that Crua poles would be different. We wanted steel poles, but had to deal with very poor quality steel poles that could even be bent by hand! The suppliers just didn’t get ‘tough and durable’. But, we stuck with it and after six suppliers, we nailed it – one-inch diameter, military grade, reinforced steel poles – so you can be confident that a Crua will take anything Mother Nature might throw at it.
High-performance, sewn-in groundsheet plus secondary groundsheet for double the protection.
Many tents today use Oxford polyester groundsheets, probably because they look cool. We did too, at first, but soon found they punctured too easily, leading to a wet floor. That’s not an option. So, we designed in a very tough PE floor. Plus, we include a supplementary PE groundsheet to add an extra layer of protection between you and the ground.
Premium over-sized zippers
There is no better way to ruin a good product than with a lousy zipper. It’s one of the few actual interfaces between user and tent. We use premium zippers and over-sized ones at that. All to make sure that zipper failure is not something that you will ever have to deal with.
Angled stakes that won’t pull out like conventional stakes can
Other tent manufacturers provide conventional round stakes to secure their tents. These stakes are inexpensive, easy to push into the ground and they take up little storage space. But, those stakes don’t work if there’s any significant wind. We supply angled and grooved tent stakes that offer far more surface area, which means your Crua tent will stay up even in strong winds. We’ve even developed optional storm stakes for heavy-duty, long-term applications.
TPU-laminated poly-cotton tent walls are truly waterproof, require no aftermarket spray treatment
Other tents use either poly, plain poly-cotton, or nylon fabric for their tent walls. These fabrics all need to be treated with chemical sprays to make them waterproof (and no longer breathable), plus they are very thin and susceptible to flapping and tearing. We use a TPU laminated poly-cotton fabric that is fully waterproof right out of the box. The walls also breathe and they are remarkably durable.
Tough and tested PVC windows won’t crack during sub-zero winter use
The way we look at it, if you were going to put windows in your tent use a material that works regardless of the temperature. Other tent makers use cheap PVC that is prone to cracking if you camp in below freezing temps. Our premium PVC material has been tested in sub-zero conditions. It won’t crack, even when your teeth chatter.
Insulated carpet in the living area – because 20% of the heat is lost through the floor
When the ground is cold a full 20% of heat loss occurs through the tent floor. That’s why we use a custom, insulation-backed carpet in the tent living area. It also adds a nice level of comfort.
Crua’s exclusive ventilation system dramatically reduces condensation
The materials used to make a Crua tent were chosen for several attributes, including breathability. That said, no matter how breathable a tent is you still need ventilation to combat condensation. Through exhaustive testing, we’ve designed the optimal ventilation system that dramatically reduces in-tent condensation. With other tents, condensation can become so bad, it may as well be raining inside the tent.
Illuminous guy lines that won’t trip you up.
We’ve all done it. Walk around the tent in the dark and forget about the guy lines, the result being a nasty fall. The guy lines on a Crua tent are visible at night so you will see them instead of tripping over them.
"The absolute BEST tent I have ever owned! Every detail of the tent is engineered, designed, and constructed to last and be comfortable. All of my friends were completely amazed and in awe of my new tent! They were a little taken aback by the price, but when we set the tent up and they saw the quality and strength of the tent they were jealous..."- Richard – Oct 20th 2016