Canvas also known as Duck is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. It is also used in such fashion objects as handbags, electronic device cases and shoes.
Canvas tent fabric choice is equally as important as tent size. It is the fabric that will provide the protection from the elements, maintain a warm dry interior, stand up to rugged handling and be of good value for your money.
Why Canvas is the best material for tents
- Compared to man-made tent fabrics, canvas insulates extremely well. You won’t get as hot on a warm day, nor as cold when it is chilly.
- Canvas is a breathable fabric, and can absorb water. This means that you are unlikely to have an issue with condensation.
- Due to its weight and insulation properties, Canvas tents can be quieter, and not so noisy if there’s a breeze.
- The fabric can last a long time and is more resistant to harmful UV rays.