Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sailcloth Tents - The Next Generation

Sailcloth is a style of tent that has increased in popularity during the last few years.  The rather unique translucent fabric, beautiful peaks and stained wooden poles make for a stunning nautical look in the spring, summer and fall. 

The first generation of sailcloth style tents were mostly fair weather tents due to the sailcloth style not being able to effectively protect guests from a rainstorm.  Part of the reason for that was the fabric itself and the way the sections of sailcloth were sewn together in order to create the "one-piece look".  As with most products in any industry, there are improvements to older styles in order to create a more effective product for end users. 

Stamford Tent's Spinnaker Series has addressed the fair weather issue while maintaining the classic look and feel by improving upon the sailcloth concept in several key ways.  Spinnaker tents are all designed with a 10' eave, which solves one of the major drawbacks of the original design, offering a much more elegant look.  The Spinnaker is also made from a coated Italian mesh fabric which allows us to heat seal the seams to eliminate the 'weeping' problem in the original design, while maintaining the sheer transulcency of the fabric.  The coated mesh also repels water as opposed to absorbing it, which also eliminates the 'splotchiness' of the traditional sailcloth tents when wet. 

Spinnakers are available in a variety of sizes to best suit your event.  Enjoy a few photos below (click photos  to see larger version).


  1. You really know your stuff... Keep up the good work!
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  2. I don't know how I missed this comment, but a belated thanks Joe!