Fjällräven's tents are known for their ability to withstand many years of use in the outdoors and tough treatment. In order to ensure a long life, however, you must take care of and maintain your tent. It is most important to keep it clean and store it in an airy, dry location.
Out in nature
Push the tent poles, not pull, when you take them out of the sleeves. Use the V-shaped pack bag to compress the tent. Shorten the guylines to prevent them from getting easily tangled. Brush twigs and debris out of the tent before you pack it away. This decreases the risk for unnecessary wear on the tent fabric. Slight leakage through the seams is normal for a tent. To make your tent 100 per cent waterproof, use the included sealant (silicone). If a pole breaks, repair it using the included extension joint or reserve section.
When you come home
Clean the walls of the tent and the zipper after use and store it in an airy, dry location. If your tent is dirty, it is often sufficient to rinse it off with lukewarm water or wipe it down with a moist sponge. If necessary, use liquid soap or soapflakes. Never wash your tent in the washing machine and avoid using strong chemicals.
Zippers are put under a lot of stress and sustain a fair amount of wear, particularly if you are camping in sandy or dusty environments. To prevent zipper runners from breaking, clean the zipper, for example with a clean toothbrush.
Make it a habit to hang up, dry and air out your tent after a trek. Use the poles to hang it up so air can circulate between the fabrics. This will prevent the formation of mould and bad air. The absolute best way to store a tent is to hang it up in an airy, cool and dry location. If you do not have enough room to do this and need to store your tent in its bag, it is important that you make sure the tent is completely dry before you pack it away. You should also remove any dirt or other foreign substance that could harm the tent fabric.