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Downton two-storey tent from OLPRO has developed the world’s first-ever, family tent that boasts an upstairs as well as a downstairs

Embargoed until 1.04.2014

World’s First Double-Decker Pop-up Tent

British Tent Manufacturer Launches The Downton

British tent manufacturer, has developed the world’s first-ever, family tent that boasts an upstairs as well as a downstairs.

The Downton 8 is a spacious, eight-berth tunnel tent featuring poles made from a aluminium/ lithium alloy - the same material used to build the US space shuttle’s lightweight fuel tanks. These provide all the support needed for the carbine and latex floor, which is strong enough to hold four adults yet flexible enough to roll away for storing.

The tent is a giant pop-up construction which takes seconds to erect and a matter of minutes to put away again.
OLPRO has also pioneered a new, high-tech tent material known as OLlight. The material changes colour in response to light and dark. At night, the material takes on a deep purple hue to aid restful sleep whilst in the daytime, it transforms to a pale lilac to allow as much light in as possible.

Commenting on the Downton 8, OLPRO MD Daniel Walton said:

“I always dreamt of having a two-story tent as a child so it’s exciting to make my dream a reality. We’ve called it the Downton because it has an upstairs and a downstairs.

We decided to showcase our innovative new light-changing fabric for the first time with the launch of this equally ground-breaking tent”.

The top floor features four windows with roll-back screens and a single divider allowing you to choose between one or two sleeping areas. A foldaway ladder is also included with the tent to access the top story.

The downstairs has a further two sleeping areas and a large living area together with a canopy that can be guyed out to create a porch.

An additional Footprint Groundsheet and a Luxurious Matching Carpet for the Downton 8 are also available for purchase separately.

• 8 berth family funnel tent with front entry and two side doors
• 190T polyester OLTech fabric featuring new OLlight
• 5000mm hydrostatic head
• 10000mm HH polyethylene groundsheet
• Easy to erect umbrella design
• 20 second pitching time
• Fully waterproof
• Fire retardant fabrics
• Sewn- in groundsheet
• Pitch as one, take down as one
• Cable entry point on both sides
• Draught skirt protection
• Colour coded poles
• 20 aluminium/lithium poles
• Ring & pin system
• Fly screens on all side doors
• Moveable front panel
• Drop down porch floor
• Anti-trip toggle on both doors
• Complete with canopy poles
• Built in organiser
• Lantern hook
• Canopy on front
• 10000mm HH inner tent bases
• RRP £999.99


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