Back to FAQs »

How Long Will a SoulPad® Last?

In short...it depends.

SoulPads are intended for regular, light, leisure use and it is our opinion that they do not make for a suitable permanent shelter. However, if taken care of properly, SoulPads can last for years.

Just like other tents, it's hard to give exact details of how long a SoulPad will be in service as there are so many factors that come into play;

   1. Terrain in which it is used
   2. Conditions (air pollution, ultra violet radiation, weather)
   3. Natural dirt (bird droppings, sand, salt...)
   4. Domestic dirt (cooking stains, wine, sun cream...)
   5. How well it is erected
   6. How well it is taken down and stored
   7. How often it is used

The beauty of this type of tent though, is that it can be maintained to a very high standard and its lifespan is generally a lot longer than its nylon counterparts. Our canvas can be re-treated for water repellence, anti-fungal treatments and ultra violet radiation. There are plenty of easy to apply products on the market today, specifically designed with canvas tents in mind.

Similarly, other components of SoulPad tents can be serviced too. For example, zips sometimes endure extreme tension caused by wind gusts, improper erections and adverse pressures caused by people or objects leaning against your SoulPad. To protect the zips they can be treated with silicones once in a while.

There are plenty of easy steps we can take to ensure the longevity of a SoulPad. For further details, please refer to our section on Cleansing your Soul...Pad.

SoulPads, when looked after and maintained, will serve you for a very long time.
The canvas and groundsheet will need cleaning once in a while to ensure they remain in good order and they may suffer occasionally but can easily be repaired. The remaining components can also be replaced when they have met the end of their useful life.

By comparison, a lot of the nylon tents we see today are practically disposable. Manufacturers encourage buyers to replace their existing nylon tent with the latest model. At SoulPad we don't want to sell you the latest model each year. Our tents are based on tried and tested designs which are here to stay. We want the SoulPad tent you originally purchased to last year after year after year.

Facebook

  • 27752398_1690568147649248_878568769630747912_n SoulPad Set your reminders! Our camping pals over at Belair le Camping, Dordogne, France feature in Channel 4's ‘A New Life in the Sun’ on 5th March at 4pm. Belair le Camping are a great example of a successful startup using SoulPad tents - with a mixture of 5m
  • 27858317_10156106276646873_8828465814923293992_n Elli Ott Setup for the season at Sherwood Forest Faire in Texas.
  • SoulPad We're super-happy to have Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat, Portugal on our offers page. 5% off for fellow SoulPadders here: http://soulpad.co.uk/offers These guys really are at the top of their game. They're 5 star rated here on Facebook and have smashed it o
  • SoulPad We're super-happy to have Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat, Portugal on our offers page. 5% off for fellow SoulPadders here: http://soulpad.co.uk/offers These guys really are at the top of their game. They're 5 star rated here on Facebook and have smashed it o
  • SoulPad We had a great time as sponsors of this event at the week-end. Enjoy the pics, and if you feel like you'd like shares in a good ol' British Pub you can pledge here: http://savethecrowninn.uk/pledge/
  • SoulPad *APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED* UK SoulPadders, we love you! We have some used 6m SoulPad tents to give away. Tag a friend who needs this! Apply here: http://bit.ly/2G6XeDc #camping #lovesoulpad #soulpad #belltent #glamping #outdoors #goodtimes #soulpadtents
  • SoulPad No power in our offices today due to storms. Soz for any slowness on our part. Stay safe y’all x
  • SoulPad Back by popular demand! 25% Discount. We're offering the popular SoulPad 4000-hybrid-G model with 25% discount. Find it at the following links: - SoulPad Australia: http://bit.ly/2Bg7sz1 SoulPad UK: http://bit.ly/2jSgYUI SoulPad USA: http://bit.ly/2Dq
  • SoulPad Just helping some friends out in the UK - please pledge for a piece of the action ... savethecrowninn.uk/pledge
  • 24068272_1962099677390395_7431823734455476747_n SoulPad For all the F1 crazy SoulPadders ...
  • SoulPad This Christmas is all about you! For a limited period we're offering the popular SoulPad 4000-hybrid-G model with 25% discount. Find it at the following links: - SoulPad Australia: http://bit.ly/2Bg7sz1 SoulPad UK: http://bit.ly/2jSgYUI SoulPad USA:
  • 22519557_10155804645994136_3808875199870445645_n SoulPad Wow! That sky! Thanks for sharing Alison x
  • 22519557_10155804645994136_3808875199870445645_n Alison Craig Had a wonderful week away ; survived gale force winds ( really impressed with the 4000 Ease :-o) Can't wait to go again :-)
  • Anthony Cross A special delivery arrived this morning with our new SoulPad 5000. The sunshine that we ordered wasn't on the pallet (no room) but turned up with the driver; nice touch! Thank you, Anthony & Family
  • SoulPad Lots of bargains in UK & USA Clearance just now... www.soulpad.co.uk/sale & www.soulpad.com/sale
  • 22154477_10154608482650666_7613229914403796872_n SoulPad UK SoulPadders, avoiding landfill: 1x SoulPad 4000-hybrid groundsheet, canvas flysheet & canvas bag - free to a good/bad home! Please PM us if interested. NB: Some teeth missing on the canvas-to-groundsheet zip. The zip needs re-connecting. P&P cost wi
  • 21616333_10154578088545666_6327721723696188998_n SoulPad "If you imagined how the Queen of England camps, it is probably with a SoulPad tent..." - thanks for this soulful review of the SoulPad 4000-hybrid™ Magnetic Magazine x http://bit.ly/2xphH3P
  • 21687627_505465806453047_3809997394801426374_n SoulPad UK SoulPadders - a last minute bargain?
  • SoulPad Psssst! UK Business customers, have a looksee here: http://email.soulpad.co.uk/t/j-CFEAA663A68E58412540EF23F30FEDED
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= All SoulPadders teaching yoga and looking to relocate, this one is for you...x
Join us on Facebook

Twitter

  • ... More testimonials are on our website at https://t.co/ZY1sedehlp. February 20, 2018 08:05
  • "SoulPad were amazing they could not do enough to help us. We ordered on Wed. night and our new tent was delivered Friday morning" - John A February 20, 2018 08:04
  • It's Testimonial Tuesday. This week's random recommendation is... *drum roll*... February 20, 2018 08:04
  • ... More testimonials are on our website at https://t.co/ZY1sedehlp. February 13, 2018 08:05
  • "Our SoulPad arrived really quickly in time for our scout camp. It was very easy to put up. The quality seems great!" - Gordon C February 13, 2018 08:05
  • It's Testimonial Tuesday. This week's random recommendation is... *drum roll*... February 13, 2018 08:04
  • Just seen the sitemap for @EAGandCFair. Exciting! February 08, 2018 07:36
  • ... More testimonials are on our website at https://t.co/ZY1sedehlp. February 06, 2018 08:05
  • "Excellent quality tent very professional service .The sales lady at the showroom was very professional...overall very pleased" - Gary H February 06, 2018 08:05
Follow us on Twitter

Instagram

  • UK SoulPadders! We love you! We have some used 6m SoulPad tents to give away. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2G6XeDc #camping #lovesoulpad #soulpad #belltent #glamping #outdoors #goodtimes #soulpadtents #freestuff #freebies #avoidinglandfill #free #giveaway #s
  • This Christmas is all about you! For a limited period we’re offering the popular SoulPad 4000-hybrid-G model with 25% discount. Links in comments.
  • Lot's of bargains in U.K clearance just now ... link in bio
  • The SoulSaver Promotion is back! A cost-saving package when buying a SoulPad tent, stove and flue kit together. #lovesoulpad #camping #glamping #outdoors #belltent #soulpadtents #smugness
  • We're told there are literally tonnes of elephants in this pic. We're struggling to spot & count then all!  #camping #outdoors #buffalo #uganda #buffalorocks #ugandaconservationfoundation #wildcamping #lovesoulpad #elephant
  • Yes, that is a barrel of beer. We are proudly sponsoring the beer festival at @kingsarmsshouldham this weekend. Get over there and try a few!
  • Getting some SoulPad 5000-hybrid-G-XL action #lovesoulpad #glamping #camping #canadiancanoeing #weekendwarrior.
  • Double-tap if you support young people #learning important #skills at #ncssuffolk
  • Under the #stars. #stargazing #meteors #skyatnight #nightsky #nightskyphotography #camping #glamping #glampinglife
Our Instagram