Outdoor Revolution Air Dale 7 family tent review

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Air Dale 7 tent review

Follonica, Tuscany, Italy
38 degrees Celsius
We have had no issues with the tent at all. Due to our sheltered position from any wind, we have not even needed to tie it down. We have had a few large gusts of wind and the tent has not moved.
Air beam
Pumped up the day we arrived and they have not lost any pressure at all. With blistering heat the beams are standing up well and do not get softer at night when they cool down.
Lounge liner
Best investment one could do if you are heading to the heat. We could not go in the tent a few weeks ago in 30 degree back in Rutland, but now with the liner it is still hot but not radiating heat. When we put the liner up in the heat the difference was immediate.
I would also recommend Outdoor Revolution looking at a liner option for the front porch. This would work for the less windy camping spots in the heat.
Ventilation
The Airdale 7 only has one side door which means in this case due to the site we have against the hedge and it is not usable. Ventilation would be better with two side doors so for hot weather camping the Airdale 6 might be a better option.
In saying that the ventilation system work well and even better if you add the lounge liner.
Space
Massive, lots of room and kids have all there fretinds over and sit inside as everyone else is to hot in motorhomes and caravans.
The Airdale tent option is the best option for the heat over the caravans and motorhome unless you have air conditioning as a tent cools down at night.
We are very fortunate to find this campsite as every pitch come with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom making life so easy. Great site with swimming pool.

I would recommend the outdoor revolution tent airbeam system to anyone as it it easy and fast to put up and better than poles once up.
My father repairs tents for a living and he note a lot of people are still unsure about air beams in hot weather. He is now happy to tell his customers air beams work, BUT you must purchase a good tent from a good quality supplier and it must have the air release system to avoid the air beam blowing up in the heat.

Author: Bethmillersailing.co.uk

Cleaning your outdoor Camping and Glamping fabrics

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How to alter and repair awnings

Cleaning your outdoor Camping and Glamping fabrics

For many years OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS has repaired or refused to repair Awnings, tent and other covers that have been commercially cleaned.

Due to the heavy use of chemicals used in the cleaning process, we have people bringing in Awnings with rotting threads and brittle fabrics.

Commercial cleaning damage

MATERIALS

When too many chemicals or the wrong chemicals are used it turns the material very brittle and ages the fabric.

The fabric has the tendency to crack and tears from that point very easily.

The fabric seems to also rot earlier than one would want from a quality awning, tent or Glamping product.

THREADS

In the cleaning process, the threads just rot away quickly, far faster than the fabric its self.

REPAIRS

OSS will refuse to repair 1 out of 20 awnings due to the quality of the material.

Restitching is common for us to do if the material is still OK, but we do refuse to repair some items as we know it is very likely that the fabric around our repair is not in good condition and will possibly rip around the repair.


 

Canvas Cleaning for Caravan awning, tents and sails

Trees, birds, seaspray, car exhaust, mould and dogs are just some of the culprits for staining awnings, so as far as is practicable, protect your awning from trouble.

Cleaning services for canvas products is limited in the UK with many issues of damage and loss in the post items when people send their valuable camping items away for cleaning.

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS recommendation is as follows.

  1. Erect your tent, Caravan awning or sail at home and with a hose and cloth clean off any dirt you may have on the awning.
  2. Clean with Iosso in a bath and drip dry over the bath
  3. Treat with Wet & Forget by spraying on with your Garden Sprayer
  4. Reproof if required with reproofing such as Grangers Fabsil. There are many options for sale at your local outdoor shop or on the Internet. OSS do not currently recommend one product.

Do not ever water jet your outdoor materials as this will only damage the materials and remove any waterproofing the materials might have.

Cleaning

Always wait until the canvas is dry before dealing with mud or dirt when it can usually be removed with a stiff brush. Stubborn marks can be tackled with plain water, but anything stronger should be avoided if possible. If too unsightly, try soap and water but never detergent. Any area touched by the soap solution will have to be reproofed.

Windows with water and wiped with a soft cloth to remove drips.

Reproofing

Small patches can be treated with an aerosol proofer and should be applied when the awning is dry and in a well-ventilated place. Note the proofer contains solvents which are highly flammable. For larger areas, it may be better to use a soft paintbrush. Ideal conditions are a warm, dry day, but avoid hot sun which will dry the proofer out too quickly. Do not forget to protect vinyl windows, mud walls, grass and tarmac while using products which contain spirit-based solvents. Do not pack the awning away until the solvent has completely dried out.

 

Cleaning, removes mould and mildew

Colour & fabric safe! Removes mould, mildew, algae stain, bird droppings, spider droppings, tannin (leaf) stain, tree sap, tough dirt, grease and oil, some food and drink stains, blood stains and more! Recommended for use on awnings, tents, boat covers, canvas, cushions, carpeting, umbrellas, camping gear, inflatables, fabrics, vinyl, plastic and fibreglass. It is non-chlorine, biodegradable and has no harmful vapours.

Just add water!

 

  1. Just put your fabric in the bath, agitate for some time and leave overnight for better results.
  2. Drip dry over the bath
  3. Erect outside to dry.

 

Anti Mould and Mildrew

This treatment will prevent Moss, Mould and mildew from coming back.

WARNING:

Your material may need reproofing after treatment with this product.

  1. Just use your garden sprayer and dilute as per instructions
  2. Treat prior to winter storage
  3. Treat at the start of the season.

 

Wet and Forget 

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss with Original Wet and Forget Cleaners

Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae removal on any exterior surface. When diluted with water and applied, it immediately attacks these unsightly contaminants.

Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help flush away the Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae without scouring the surface it has infested. Wet & Forget is a safe and effective way of removing these contaminants from ANY exterior surface.  Once applied the wind and the rain will gently takes the decomposing material away bit by bit until the surface is clean.

  • Non-caustic.
  • Non-acidic.
  • No bleach.
  • No pressure washing.
  • No elbow grease.
  • 5L concentrate makes 30L of product. No special equipment required just a good garden sprayer.
  • Easy to maintain, reapply at the first sign of recontamination.
  • UNLIMITED shelf life even when mixed with water.

 

Re sealing Fabric

 

Silicone-based proofer with UV protection for tents, awning, garden furniture and outdoor accessories.
PROOFING
No matter how good your clothing, footwear and equipment, Factory-applied DWR coatings will not maintain their performance indefinitely.

Grangers have developed a range of products designed to care for all your outdoor gear

to the highest standards and extend the life of your equipment for many years.
ADVANCED MIRRORED TECHNOLOGIES

Granger's Advanced Mirrored Technologies mirror the performance of both the cleaning and proofing processes of the manufacturer's Durable Waterproof repellency (DWR) layer.

Our AMT technologies mirror those of the world's leading outdoor brands.
Granger's AMT means: 
  • Fabric breathability is maintained.
  • Superb bonding of treatment to the fabric.
  • The visual appearance of the garment is maintained.
  • Our DWR finish will remain on the fabric even after many washes

 

How to make a RS Feva

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The RS Feva is a two- person sailing dinghydesigned by Paul Handley in 2002. It is manufactured and distributed by RS Sailing.[1]The RS Feva is an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) International Class, a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Supported Junior Class

RS Feva are a rotational moulded boat.

There are 3 layers to the plastic Feva

  • Polyethylene outer layer giving it the tough rigidity of the outer layer
  • Inner layer expanding foam
  • Inside layer natural polyethylene to give it rigidity on the inside.

The mould is loaded with pallets and rotated into an oven where the plastic slowly melts and set with a cooling process.

This process is repeated for each layer of material.


YouTube Video.

How to make a plastic boat by Steve Dean

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OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS  now has its own YouTube channel.

Take a look at our sewing capibilities.

Sewing capabilities

We offer concept design services through to consumer project management and everything in between including concept consultancy, design, fabric textile specification, prototyping, knife and laser cutting, product fabrication. 

Outdoor Sewing Solutions are currently undertaking work for companies from a wide spectrum of industry sectors mostly involved in the leisure activity sectors such as Caravan accessories, Caravan awning manufactures, Climbing walls manufactures, Marine servicing, Boatbuilding. We have also taken on work for others including The Institute for Outdoor Learning.

The Heavy-duty sewing machines in our workshop allow OSS to handle a massive range of material weights.

NEW This year is Glamping contract manufacturing.

In order to reduce costs, our clients are now able to design and purchase their own materials and free issue either cut panels or raw material to us for assembly.

This means we only charge you for the assembly without added costs of Purchasing your materials with large markups. This puts all control of costs back into your hands. OSS is also able to hold stock of your materials on site.

Glamping Types

DIY Cleaning and proofing

Sewing capabilities

MY Channel

 

 


 

Sewing capabilities

We offer concept design services through to consumer project management and everything in between including concept consultancy, design, fabric textile specification, prototyping, knife and laser cutting, product fabrication. 

Outdoor Sewing Solutions are currently undertaking work for companies from a wide spectrum of industry sectors mostly involved in the leisure activity sectors such as Caravan accessories, Caravan awning manufactures, Climbing walls manufactures, Marine servicing, Boatbuilding. We have also taken on work for others including The Institute for Outdoor Learning.

The Heavy-duty sewing machines in our workshop allow OSS to handle a massive range of material weights.

NEW This year is Glamping contract manufacturing.

In order to reduce costs, our clients are now able to design and purchase their own materials and free issue either cut panels or raw material to us for assembly.

This means we only charge you for the assembly without added costs of Purchasing your materials with large markups. This puts all control of costs back into your hands. OSS is also able to hold stock of your materials on site.

Glamping Types

DIY Cleaning and proofing

Sewing capabilities

 

 

Gazebo from the inside

Gazebo from the outdise

Caravan Awning Extensions & Reductions

Awning extension and reductions

*OSS uses Ten-Cate All Seasons Touring high quality 100% polyester coated canvas

*New awning rail piping replaced the old piping as it is now too short for the new awning size.
NOTE: OSS do not recommend extensions over 750mm!
Awning treatment now available:
Mould, Algae, Lichen and Moss Removal & Killer For Caravan Awnings, Boat covers, sails and more.

Awning extension and reductions
  • Anti-wicking threads keep seams from leaking.
  • Strong double folded lap seams the same as used in the manufacturing process
  • Water resistant tape used inside seam and out of sight
  • new replacement beading/piping included in price for extensions
Alterations up to 750.00mm maximum
  • Caravan awning extensions - £225
    • new replacement beading/piping included in the price for extensions
  • Caravan awning reductions - Starting from £185

"Hi Martin
Hope the images of the work are ok, also to let you know we had constant rain all night on Sat and NO leaks on any of the seams, good job with this, thanks, Rosie Forrest."

Two X darts of 187.00mm totaling 374.00mm were added to each end of the awning roof section and the ends of the darts faired in with a lofting batten to create the best fit to the caravan as possible.

NOTE: OSS do not recommend extensions over 750mm!


What awning size is right for your caravan

Notes

Order Now and we will contact you within 24 hours to arrange collection

Courier Charges £15.00 Nationwide Please ensure that all items are free from dirt and wildlife. Only dry products can be repaired.

If you require us to dry your product please advise us prior to collection as this may lengthen the time we require to complete our work and return your item to you.

All items will be checked for wear and tear and our clients will be advised of any recommended maintenance work. No additional work will be undertaken without the prior agreement of the charge.

We have the facility to service/repair items from small-bespoke bags to Marquees including garden furniture, canvas and heavy leather products.

Clearly, indicate or take a photo (email) of the area for repair.

3-4 day turn around for those wishing to be back in their caravans for the weekend

 

 

Awning alterations, extensions & reductions
  • All work has a 12-month warranty
  • UK wide collection and delivery
  • Anti-wicking threads

Awning and Tent repairs

  • Repairs from £35 or talk to us and we can supply options for you to do the repair at home yourself saving even more money.

Preseason servicing

  • Service your awning prior to winter storage.
  • Book service in prior to pre-season rush. Prices start at £60.00 plus materials.
  • Winter storage, see our Blog

Wet and Forget Awning & Boat cover cleaning

Wet and Forget Awning & Boat cover cleaning

Cleaning your caravan awning and boat covers is a service OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS offered some time ago via a thrid party supplier.

Since then we have not been able to find a suitable solution to cleaning Caravan awnings and boat covers.

The biggest challenge is the chemicals used rot the treads and materials also making the materials go brittle.

 

Wet and forget is not being sold in order to clean dirt off your awning as this can be achieved with soap and warm water.

 

Wet and Forget removes Mould, Algae, Lichen, and Moss

 

Suitable for cleaning patios, paths, tarmac, block paving, roofs and tennis courts, in fact, ANY outside surface exposed to rainfall. Kills and removes Moss, Mould, Lichen, and Algae with no need of special equipment, just a good garden sprayer.  Wet & Forget helps prevent the damage caused by harsh scouring, scrubbing or water blasting. Unlike bleach-based cleaners, Wet & Forget has an unlimited shelf life.

ELIMINATES HARSH METHODS

Wet & Forget helps prevent the damage caused by the harsh scouring of scrubbing or water blasting.

NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

Just use Wet & Forget with a garden sprayer

RESIDUAL EFFECT

Some of the ingredient remains active to prevent premature recontamination.

UNLIMITED SHELF LIFE

Unlike bleach-based cleaners Wet & Forget has an unlimited shelf life even when mixed with water.

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS MARINE

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss with Original Wet and Forget Cleaners

Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae removal on any exterior surface. When diluted with water and applied, it immediately attacks these unsightly contaminants.

Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help flush away the Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae without scouring the surface it has infested. Wet & Forget is a safe and effective way of removing these contaminants from ANY exterior surface.  Once applied the wind and the rain will gently takes the decomposing material away bit by bit until the surface is clean.

  • Non caustic.
  • Non acidic.
  • No bleach.
  • No pressure washing.
  • No elbow grease.
  • 5L concentrate makes 30L of product. No special equipment required just a good garden sprayer..
  • Easy to maintain, reapply at the first sign of recontamination.
  • UNLIMITED shelf life even when mixed with water.

Boat & Sail Cleaner Using Wet and Forget on your Yacht or Marina

Wet And Forget has a significant presence and use in the yachting and marine leisure environment. We are used by one of the UK's top sail cleaners based in Portsmouth. They apply Wet And Forget as part of their sail laundry process to prevent the build-up of mould, mildew and algae. Wet and Forget achieves this by activating each time the sail or surface becomes wet. This kills the spores that arrive and keeps doing so for up to a year. We are used by the world's biggest super yachts down to the smallest of inflatable boats. Many yacht/boat owners use Wet and Forget as part of their annual algae removal.

Wet and Forget is safe on Dacron, Mylar, Kevlar and Carbon Fibre. It's also great for cleaning sail covers, dodgers and sheets. Because Wet & Forget is a specially formulated surface biocide, it's non-caustic, non-acid and no bleach, means you can use Wet and Forget on ANY outdoor surface. Thereby keeping your yacht/boat or equipment looking like new all year around.

Wet & Forget is used all over the world to keep mariners and harbours clean and safe for their customers. We are used extensively to remove mould and slippery algae from walk ways, slipways, paths and walls. Whether used on wood or concrete. Wet and Forget will keep everything clean and safe for up to a year.

Conquer Awning Stains with Wet & Forget Outdoor

Wet & Forget Outdoor wipes out moss, algae, lichen, mold and mildew on surfaces all around your home with no scrubbing, bleaching or pressure washing needed. Maybe you’ve enjoyed amazing results using Wet & Forget Outdoor to eliminate damaging moss on your roof, or disgusting algae on your deck. But what about messes on your awning? Read on to find out about keeping your awning clean with Wet & Forget Outdoor.

 

You Love your Awning. You Don’t Love the Mold and Mildew.

Installing an awning is a wonderful way to enjoy some shade during the summer, and create a comfortable spot to relax. But whether your awning is aluminum, canvas, rigid, or retractable, it can fall victim to disgusting growths such as green algae, black algae, moss, lichen, or mold and mildew. Cloth awnings can be particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew because the cloth can hold on to that little bit of moisture that creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. Pretty soon, you can find yourself spending less time relaxing beneath your awning, and more time up on a ladder with a scrub brush and bleach, or fighting with a pressure washer.

 

The Problem with Bleaching and Pressure Washing

Bleaching and pressure washing are two of the common methods that people turn to when they’re faced with outdoor growths such as moss, lichen, algae, or mold and mildew. But if you use bleach on your awning, you will either have to take it down to scrub it, or climb around on a ladder and scrub the awning. The caustic bleach runoff can kill patches of your lawn, and it can also damage or discolor cloth awnings or speed up wear and tear on the surface of some other types of awnings. A pressure washer makes a muddy mess, and pressure washing risks tearing cloth awnings and can add wear and tear to other awning types. Neither of these methods does anything to prevent the growths from coming right back again, trapping you in an endless cycle of cleaning and re-cleaning. Worst of all, both bleaching and pressure washing leave your awning wet afterwards, which is like rolling out the welcome mat for mold and mildew to start re-growing.

 

Conquer Awning Stains with Wet & Forget Outdoor

With Wet & Forget Outdoor, you can break free from the cleaning and re-cleaning cycle once and for all. Wet & Forget Outdoor wipes out moss, algae, lichen, and mold and mildew with no bleach or pressure washing needed, and keeps them away for a year or more in most cases. Wet & Forget Outdoor’s gentle, non-caustic formula works with the wind and rain to eliminate stains over time, so it’s safe to use on any type of awning, including cloth awnings. Even the most stubborn mold and mildew is no match for Wet & Forget Outdoor: Judy had tried almost everything and thought she would have to give up and replace her cloth awning, until she discovered Wet & Forget Outdoor. Now she’s one of our biggest fans! And you don’t have to do any scrubbing or rinsing with Wet & Forget Outdoor—just spray and leave.

 

How to Clean your Awning with Wet & Forget Outdoor

Cleaning your awning with Wet & Forget Outdoor couldn’t be easier. Simply:

  1. Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up style garden sprayer.
  2. Spray your awning with the diluted Wet & Forget solution at a time that allows 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the threat of rain. If your awning is retractable, leave it open for at least 4 to 5 hours to allow the Wet & Forget Outdoor to dry thoroughly.
  3. Get back to enjoying your awning, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do all the work for you!

If your awning is retractable, leave it open as much as possible to allow Wet & Forget Outdoor to work with the wind and rain to eliminate the stains. Once the stains have disappeared, you can return to your normal routine.

When treating moss, be sure to saturate the moss thoroughly so that the Wet & Forget solution can penetrate the moss’s root-like structures. To treat lichen, follow these special instructions.

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Holiday closure dates

Holiday Closure dates
 
OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS will be closed on the following dates.
 
We are open on some Saturday mornings but by appointment only or as announced on our facebook prior to the weekend.
 
Good Friday
30/March/2018 Closed
Easter Monday
02/April/2018 Closed
Leave
11/April/2018 - 15/April/2018 Closed
Labor Day
07/05/2018 Closed
 
Summer dates
28/May/2018 - 03/June/2018 Closed
03/August/2018 - 12/August/2018 Closed
 

Flyers are now available

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS flyers are available to order now.

Just message us and we will send as many flyers as you need to your campsite, Glamping site or sailing club.

You can also save as PDF file and print your own copies, otherwise contact OSS via email and we will send you a PDF copy.

 

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Sewing Capabilities

Sewing table

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS have 6 industrial sewing machine of which 4 are set into a 18 meter table.

The two machines not set into the table are a Bar tacking machine and Global zigzag machine we use for binding.

Machine range from straight stitch to zigzag and bar taking machines.

Two machines are long arm machines which allow us to manage larger jobs by reaching further into the middle of panels. This is go for new manufacturing jobs so we do not crease the materials while sewing and great for repairing large jobs being able to get more material under the machine.

The different stitch capabilities of each machine means we can work more efficiently. One job might require different stitch type and thread weights. 

What is a compound walking foot?
There are a few different variations of the walking foot feed system, but the most common one is the triple, a.k.a. compound feed system. Compound feed sewing machines have two alternating presser feet which move the material by synchronising the motion of the needle-bar, the inside presser foot and the bottom feed dog.

Highlead Long Arm

Twin needle walking foot

For large and heavy jobs - Lap seams for Glamping roof seams and Caravan and tent seams

Glamping - Caravan awnings - Tents

Solent long arm sewing Machine

Cam change macine

ZigZag 2 step

Zigzag 3/6 Step

Straight stitch

Windsurf Sail - Dinghy sails - Laminate sails - Large heavy duty sails - Sacrificial strips

Brother sewing machine

Straight stitch walking foot

Heavy duty machine for canvas items

Boat cover - Awnings - Yurts

Phaff Six step sewing machine

Six step

Spinnaker seams

Nylon material

Sail laminates

Tent lap seams 

Light weight materials

 

Global Zigzag sewing machine

Zigzag stitch up to 10mm

Light to medium weight materials

Binding machine

Over the edge lock stitching for raw edges

 

Bar tacking

28 stitch bar tacking

heavy duty

For webbing

20 Tonne Press

Press for eyelets in corners of canopies and sails.

Rutgerson Super rings - Endeavour Ringd

Headboard Liner for Aluminium Headboards 

 

Threads

Threads:

We only use the leading anti-wick thread for sewing operations in awnings, tents, boat covers, tarpaulins and sail making, to promote longevity of our workmanship.

With continued exposure to sunlight and weather, the threads we use are formulated to prevent colour fade and retain strength by spinning a sheath of cotton around a core of continuous filament polyester. It is then coated with an anti-wicking agent to prevent water absorption and water migration along the thread, thus assisting the thread to maintain its dexterity.