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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.

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