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Viking tent without frame, 3 x 2.7 x 2 m, 350 gms
Viking tents have many advantages over other medieval tents: They are robust, have a stable construction (which also guarantees storage on firm floors, since pegs are not absolutely necessary) and you can let your creativity run free with the design of your frame.
The well-known models are based on the finds in Oseberg and Gokstad, which, however, were not fully preserved and are therefore partially reconstructed based on educated assumptions.
Nothing precise can be said about the actual use of these tents. It is not entirely clear whether they were really used outdoors, or only for the Althing. Another theory suggests that they were market tents. The word kramer was formed from cram from Old High German, which means tent. Accordingly, they were used in markets in natural ports.
Since the size of the original finds would be a logistical challenge for most of us, we made them a bit smaller and therefore more manageable. The Viking tent with the dimensions 3.0 x 2.7 x 2 m fits up to three people with luggage, the smaller version with 2.0 x 2.3 x 1.8 m offers space for two people.
Please note that the tent is delivered without a frame.
- Dimensions: approx. 3 x 2.7 x 2 m
- Weight: approx. 11 kg
Colours and material:
- Natural colour (350 gsm)
Included in the delivery: The Viking tent consists of the tent skin including the fastening and locking loops.
Dimensions are all approximate and may vary from the product supplied. The tents are made by hand, which makes them look as authentic as possible, but also entails variations. Cotton is a natural substance that behaves differently under different external conditions, i.e. it can contract or stretch very much. As a result, the poles supplied may not immediately fit into the intended holes.
Openings fit; it may be necessary to shorten the bars a little. Please do not try to stretch the tent skin with force. This increases the risk that it will tear or the seams will split.
Important information for assembling, handling and care of our historical tents
By reading the following advice, your enjoyment of the Viking tents, Roman tents, Saxon tents, Knights tents, medieval tents or medieval stalls will last long time.
Building up the tent is easy to do, fast and stress-free by means of the loop system. It’s possible to adjust the poles to your needs. Please take care that the roof’s corner is connected to the peg by the rope and the peg is aligned with the corner or the loop. Please don’t stretch the ropes too much.
Natural materials like cotton or wood need space for expanding or contracting depending on air humidity. So you may avoid the roof’s poles expanding and water possibly soaking in. We suggest slackening the ropes in the evening because air humidity increases at night so that excessive pressure weighs heavily on your tent. Please slacken the ropes if it’s raining, too.
Start building up the side wall with the tent opening side. The walls should not touch the ground (except in the case of tents containing a groundsheet) to protect the tent against humidity and mould.
We strongly advise drying the tent properly after use. The wooden poles should never be wrapped in plastic sheets or anything similar. A cotton cloth is completely sufficient if the poles are dry.
Don’t use chemical or other cleansers on your tent. Dried out dirt should be removed by means of stiff a brush. If you don’t need your tent for a long period you should separate all items from the tarpaulin and pack them separately. Take care that all parts are dry and are stored dryly.
Are there any questions left concerning the building up or use of your tents? Don’t hesitate to call or write! We would be pleased to help you.