While it’s not quite glamping, FieldCandy tents certainly up the hip quotient to sleeping in the great outdoors. Perfect for Music Festivals, traditional camping and even for a night in the backyard, FieldCandy tents are made in the UK, high performance, hardy expedition tents with classic ‘A’ frame storm tent construction and digitally printed flysheets (or covers).
The digitally printed flysheets are what make these tents stand out from any other. Limited editions by contemporary artists, photographic images of food, textures and trompe l’oeil, and everything from clever to edgy to cute.
With tons of options (over 50!) to choose from, all the FieldCandy tents are made of 100% polyester and are waterproof to a minimum of 3m hydrostatic head. Fire retardant to EU & US standard, they are also flex and tear tested, highly UV fade resistant, treated with Ultra-Fresh and coated with fluorocarbon (Teflon) for ultimate strength and durability.
Here are a few of my favorites:
The Inner Tent
FieldCandy’s inner tent is 100% natural cotton, that’s breathable – result a dry and comfortable nights sleep:
What’s in the box:
Heavy Duty Zip
We only use zips from the worlds leading zipper manufacturer YKK, your flysheet will feature a particularly heavy duty YKK zip with large inner and outer toggle protected by a Velcro zip cover.
FieldCandy tents have extra pegging strong elastic and adjustable pegging points for security and stability, designed to prevent roof dipping and groundsheet rucking, with storm guy lines for extra protection in bad weather.
Extra strong pegs
Completely different from old fashioned tent pegs, FieldCandy pegs are a new design from hardened aluminum, extra strong, designed not to bend with a handy little hole for your custom peg puller.
Every FieldCandy tent comes with spare tent pegs, so don’t worry if there are pegs left over, even when all the pegging points are full. A hammer comes as standard that saves hurting your foot pushing the pegs in.
Easy set up poles
High quality, high strength, low weight precision engineered Aluminum Alloy poles in silver.
You will be amazed how quick and easy it is to set up the tent poles. Hold each pole at one end, give a little ‘wiggle’ and they slot together all by themselves. Very clever. They are environmentally friendlier, stronger and lighter than standard poles.
Breathable Cotton Inner Tent
When you breath you create moisture, most modern day tents are made from plastic so there is nowhere for that moisture to go – result misery. FieldCandy’s inner tent is 100% natural cotton, that’s breathable – result a dry and comfortable nights sleep.
Sewing & Sealing
FieldCandy inner tents are sewn with cotton and the flysheets with treated polyester, both through flat felled seams, which are then seam sealed for maximum performance.
Spacious sleeping area
Larger than other two person tents, the light grey interior creates a sleep-inducing environment for a more comfortable night. With a mesh window for ventilation and increased light, along with a lantern hanging point for those dark cosy evenings.
Safe as well, your inner tent is fire retardant to EU and US standard CPAI-84, but please always make sure that all cooking, fire lighting, smoking etc. takes place a safe distance away.
Lockable storage pockets
No tent can be 100% secure, but most thefts are opportunist – so reduce the risk with your valuables by locking them away in the four pockets that lock with the combination padlocks provided.
There’s masses of other handy storage places, four see-through storage pockets and two mobile phone / MP3 pockets, for all those important bits and pieces.
Sizes & Weight
Outer dimensions: 3.55m (L) x 1.7m (W) x 1.4m (H) or 11’8″ (L) x 5’7″ (W) x 4’7″ (H)
Inner dimensions: 2.65m (L) x 1.5m (W) x 1.3m (H) or 8’8″ (L) x 4’11” (W) x 4’3″ (H)
Carry bag: 0.6m (L) x 0.2m (W) x 0.25 (H) or 1’11” (L) x 8″ (W) x 8″ (H)
Weight including accessories: 7.4Kg / 16.3lb
Weight complete tent only: 6.3kg / 13.9lb
FieldCandy certifies that your tent is authentic and one of a limited edition of an exclusive design manufactured and sold in accordance with our policies and standards. This certificate is issued after your tent has passed all quality checks and immediately before it is packed for shipping. It is genuine only if it displays the authorised stamp of Outstanding Tents Limited.
FieldCandy is the Registered Trade Mark ® of Outstanding Tents Ltd, based in Jersey, our design office is in the mountains of Italy, and our products are printed, manufactured, assembled and distributed worldwide from ENGLAND.
Update: Sadly, FieldCandy is no longer in business
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all images courtesy of FieldCandy
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