scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Remington Tents
Turba, Thomas N (Thomas.Turba@UNISYS.COM
Fri Jun 09 2000 - 10:10:30 CDT
>Has anyone on the list used Remington Tents?
I bought a bunch of Remington tents once. It was a one time experience
never to be repeated. The tents were bought for an international trip and
were to be donated to the Scout group that hosted us. I got them directly
from the distributor, which turned out to be a problem, as they were not
well organized. After repeated slips in the delivery date, I finally got
the tents on the day we left. I had to drive to the UPS station and picking
them up from the delivery truck that brought them here so I could get them
to the airport in time. I felt relieved, little did I know what was in
store for me.
Because we just barely got the tents, we did not have time to set them up
and waterproof them. They each come with a tube of waterproofing, about the
size for a Eureka tent. It was grossly insufficient to waterproof the
seams. The trip was to the Czech Republic, and they did not have the
waterproofing we needed. Without waterproofing, a Remington tent is like a
sieve. I have never seen a tent that leak so bad. Although the tents look
nice, there are so many stitches on these tents, that you will need several
tubes of sealant to waterproof one. The tents also collect water in pools,
which then starts to drip through the fabric. As the water runs down the
sides of the tent, it gets caught in the seams. On one place by the zipper
there was a double fabric layer. It turned into a water bag.
Some of these tents were also sent to Costa Rica. Three of them were
professionally waterproofed. They were ok. The others that were done by
ordinary people, were a disaster. Never again was what they said about the
If you buy such a tent, you will need to do a very good job waterproofing
it. You should also think about having a cover over it if it's going to
T. N. T.
Thomas N. (Tom) Turba