In this technological process, the fibres of the fabric are impregnated with silicone, making the fabric extremely water-repellent with self-cleaning ability. The so-called lotus blossom effect occurs, where water droplets are repelled from the surface of the fleece, water is not retained in the fabric even when it is imperfectly switched off and quickly drains off in the form of droplets, taking all the dirt with it. Another important effect of siliconisation is a significant increase in the strength, elasticity and tear resistance of the siliconised fibres of the fabric.
At regular intervals, thicker fibers forming a grid are woven transversely and longitudinally into the tropic material, thereby preventing further crack propagation if the fabric is torn.
Lightweight, very strong and flexible thin-walled rods made of stainless duralumin alloy, resistant to high loads in the mountains. Precise design and surface finish minimise the risk of punctures.
Echo 1 DAC
An ultralight one-person tent with one side entrance and a vestibule.
The flysheet is made of Nylon with RipStop treatment and triple, double-sided siliconization, guaranteeing a water column of 4,000 mm. The flysheet seams are sealed with silicone paste.
The groundsheet is made of Nylon with a Polyurethane coating and a water column of 10,000 mm.
The poles are made up of duralumin segments (DAC Featherlite NSL 7001 T6) with a diameter of 8.5 mm and 7 mm.
Thanks to its small size, this tent is very popular with bikers, cyclists and minimalists.
|Weight without inner tent||1.15 kg|
|Package Size||ø12 x 40 cm|
|Number of people||1 - 2|
|Amount of enterances||1|
|Amount of vents||3|
|Number of poles / crossing points||1 / 0|
|Buildable without a bedroom||Yes|
|Height of tent (bedroom)||100 (95) cm|
|Taped seams||No - Expansive treads|
|Number of pins||10|
|Material of poles||DAC Featherlite NSL 7001 T6|
|Flysheet material||Nylon RipStop, Siliconization 4 000mm H2O, UV protection|
|Groundsheet material||Nylon, PU coating 10 000mm H2O|
|Pole diameter||7mm / 8,5mm|
The vent is at the top of the side walls and at the feet. Vent covers are designed so they are not affected by the wind. This prevents leaks during rain with strong winds.
The tent is based on the principle of a pole structure threaded through sleeves on the outside of the flysheet. The flysheet and inner tent (which is suspended under the flysheet) are erected at the same time after threading the poles through the sleeves. The main advantage of this concept is that the inner tent can be detached from the flysheet and the flysheet can be erected separately to create a single-skin tent without a groundsheet.
Other advantages are: quick to erect, the inner tent does not get wet when pitched in the rain
Pitching the tent
Erect the flysheet by pushing the pole through the sleeve. Insert the ends of the pole into the brass eyelets on the straps on the lower edge and raise the short segments at the feet. The tent is not free-standing and must be anchored with the minimum number of pegs (4). When pitching the tent for the first time, the inner tent is attached to the loops on the inside of the flysheet. Finally, tighten the flysheet with the plastic buckles at the bottom edge of the tent, or pull it taut it with the guy ropes.