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The history of stretch tents

Stretch tents are a fantastic addition to the global tenting industry: They’re functional, versatile, and extremely attractive.

In today’s blog, we take a brief look back at the history of stretch tents, then fast forward to present times and assess the current industry landscape.

The history of stretch tents

A brief look back

Traditional stretch tents – or “Bedouin tents”, as they’re often referred to – were woven from goat’s hair. On summer days the exterior of the tent would feel hot to the touch, while remaining blissfully cool on the inside. During winter, when it was cold outside, the reverse was true, and the tent would stay warm and cosy. Then when it rained, the weave would contract so as not to let any water in.

Fast forward to present times

RHI stretch tents are a radical re-invention of the age-old Bedouin tent concept. Using high-tech stretch fabrics and modern poling, our tents translate into a beautifully sophisticated structures.

Extensive investment in R&D of stretch fabrics, stitch patterns and application techniques puts RHI at the forefront of the industry, supplying a durable and safe product.

Our tents have proven themselves in Cape Town’s most extreme weather conditions, hold their own through harsh European winters, perfectly compliment Mediterranean climates and is the ultimate barrier against the harsh African sun.

When investing in an RHI stretch tent, you not only invest in a product, but also in a relationship with a company that is service orientated and committed to bring a world-leading product to market. We do this by taking great care in selecting those suppliers, service providers and partners who share our passion for craftsmanship, excellence and attention to detail.

For more information about RHI stretch tents, get in touch with our experts.