The M3 built for comfort and speed the long standing no compromise year round shelter has just been improved for the coming season a new era of comfort has landed in the shape of the M3, we have kept all of the high spec design features from last year and made it better. This year we took the standard Aquatexx and made it better not because we had to but because we wanted to raise the bar how only market leaders can. Along with the new improved Aquatexx we have added a rear vent to aid circulation on those balmy nights. Also featured this year for the first time is panoramic vision provided by smaller door and window strips meaning more mesh and a more complete view of the lake? Another first is you will no longer need to purchase anything extra the M3 will come in a heavy duty carry all complete with T pegs tension strap and window not to mention a brand new tension bar system featuring interlocking precision moulded nylon fittings.
The new M3 comes complete with everything that you need the "optional extras" now included in your M3 are:-
Frame Support System worth £31.99
Heavy Duty Outer Bag worth £14.99
Clear Door Panel worth £19.99
Tension Strap worth £6.99
Total Bundle worth £73.96!!
Mozzi door and window panels
3 rib system
2 break pole system
Full removable infill panel
Heavy duty groundsheet
Heavy duty pegs supplied
The aquatexx used for this product has reached a hydrostatic head of over 14000mm/H20 (mbar) in tests by an independent testing laboratory.
What does Hydrostatic Head mean?
In simple terms it is an accurate measurement of the water repellancy of a material.
Rain resistance is measured as a hydrostatic head in millimetres (mm). This indicates the pressure of water needed to penetrate a fabric. This is simulated, in a simple way by placing a tube onto a piece of the fabric to be rated. Water is steadily added until it forces its way through the material. Just before it penetrates the material is the hydrostatic head measurement.
There are lots of factors that affect the Hydrostatic Head, heavy or wind-driven rain has a higher pressure than light rain, standing on a groundsheet increases the pressure on any water underneath, the pressure of rucksack straps on a jacket increases the pressure on the shoulders and so on...
Fabric with a hydrostatic head of 1000 mm or less is best regarded as shower resistant, with 1500 mm being usually suitable for summer camping. Tents for year-round use generally have at least 2000 mm; expedition tents intended for extreme conditions are often rated at 3000 mm.