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R&D geared toward lightweight family camping tents


Suppliers are adopting 30d fabrics and inflatable structures to enhance portability.




  • Lighter textiles: Many camping tent manufacturers are opting for 30d polyester or nylon fabrics, which weigh about 30 percent less than the 70d varieties used in older releases. For surface treatment, silicone is increasingly adopted instead of PU for greater resistance to water and UV radiation.
  • Inflatable models: Several makers are releasing pneumatic designs made entirely of fabric for greater portability and convenient storage. New models have multiple inflatable tubes in one support beam, unlike conventional variants with only one tube per beam. This structure allows the tent to remain upright even with two tubes leaking air.
  • Value-added features: Lockable bidirectional zippers allow doors and windows to be kept half open, letting in light and air. Some designs feature openings fitted with mesh to prevent entry of insects.
  • Price & sales projections: Anticipating no significant fluctuation in raw material spending in 2H12, suppliers see product quotes remaining stable. Overseas revenue, on the other hand, is expected to increase 10 percent, with upscale designs driving growth.

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Leison Global
Model: Military
Description: PVC-coated polyester or nylon, >500gsm; UV-resistant; custom size

 Camping tent

Ningbo Xiangpeng Tour & Leisure Product Co. Ltd
Model: XP-3154
Description: 1,500mm PU-coated 190 tex polyester flysheet

 Camping tent

Odesun Co. Ltd Dept 4 Sports & Leisure Products
Model: 4Person
Description: PU-coated 190 tex polyester flysheet; PE floor

 Camping tent

Riversuny Waterproof Garments & Bag Mfg Ltd Outdoor Bags Dept
Model: Tent-1201
Description: 210 tex polyester ripstop flysheet; 5,000mm water resistance

 Camping tent

Shanghai Lufu Outdoor Products Co. Ltd
Model: GJ008
Description: PU-coated 190 tex polyester flysheet; 110gsm PE floor

 Camping tent

Umex (Ningbo) Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd
Model: 5Persons
Description: 1,000mm PU-coated 190 tex polyester ripstop; 9mm-diameter fiberglass poles

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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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