Assembling and taking down a Psyclone Tent is easy!
Job done! Don’t forget to deck it out with your personal touches and you’ll be camping with style! 🙂
Take the guy ropes out of their bag (if setting up your tent for the first time). Making sure your knots are secure and do not utilise too much of the rope – tie on the first longer guy rope above the front door and peg it into the ground. Please note this rope is an integral part of keeping your tent safe as the canvas may be damaged by the A-frame in strong winds if not secured properly. Tie the rest of the guy ropes around the whole tent and peg them in, one at a time.
Once all the pegs are in, adjust the guy ropes to create the desired tension. We recommend tightening the front/centre guy ropes first. Then go around and peg and tighten each guy rope accordingly.
All of the guy ropes need to follow the lines of the seams in the roof. Adjust the guy rope tensioners so you have approx 50cm of loop to the peg – this allows for adjustment in both directions.
It is important to make sure the bell tent stays symmetrical and that the tension is evenly spread. By doing it this way – and following the seam lines – your bell tent will look perfect and will not have any creases.
If the door seems too tight to close, adjust the two guy ropes on either side of the door to relieve some tension.
Here are some tips on packing up your bell tent after use. As stated on the Care Tips, it is VITAL that your bell tent is stored bone dry otherwise it will get attacked by mould. It’s fine to take it down slightly damp, however you MUST ensure you hang it up to dry within 24 hours. You don’t have to set the tent up again, just hang it on a washing line from the centre hanging loop. Basically, it just needs some air. Please also read the Cleaning and Care Tips.
If it’s a hot day, there is nothing better than rolling the walls up and letting the breeze in. If you have a bell tent with a removable floor, you can roll up the whole tent or just a section. Simply unzip the section you want up, roll the wall up from the inside and tie using the strings provided. We usually use a slip knot (loop through loop) to save time and effort when it’s time to roll them back down again.
Modern good quality canvas is made from a blend of both cotton and polyester to get the benefits of both. The yarn or thread used to weave these canvas fabrics consists of naturally short cotton fibres which have been ‘blended’ together with short lengths of polyester then spun together as a continuous thread or yarn. (Polyester filament is produced in a continuous length, which is then chopped into short lengths before the blend process). The modern good quality external canvas provides good water repellent/proof properties, good wear and strength properties, is treated to resist both UV and mould, and has a long lasting colour dye that is not only a good surface colour but penetrates the material.
We have worked hard to ensure that our tents are manufactured with the highest quality materials to withstand outdoor use through all environmental conditions. If treated properly, these tents will last much longer than the standard camping tent.
The tent material is 340gsm polyester cotton canvas blend and is treated to be fire retardant and for mould resistance.
The floor is heavy duty 520gsm PVC.
All tents come with fly screen doors and windows, plus a loop at the top to hang and dry them before packing away for long periods of time.
Our tents also have extra-strengthened points around the door and roof.
Our bell tents comes in four different sizes, measured by diameter:
Centre Pole Height:
3 metre tent = 2 metres high
4 metre tent = 2.5 metres high
5 metre tent = 3 metres high
6 metre tent = 3.5 metres high
3 metre tent = 20 kgs (approx)
4 metre tent = 28.5 kgs (approx)
5 metre tent = 36.5 kgs (approx)
6 metre tent = 60 kgs (approx)
Both our canopies are ‘one size fits all.’
They will fit your 3m, 4m, 5m and 6m bell tent.
Standard canopy dimensions = 3.6m x 2.4m (one non-adjustable pole)
Adjustable canopy dimensions = 1.6m x 4m (two adjustable poles)
Our bell tents come in four different sizes and three different styles. You can mix and match the 3m, 4m and 5m with the style of your choice. The 6m bell tent comes in one style only, which is a removable floor with two doors. All of our tents have fly screen doors, air vents and windows (with mosquito mesh).
Each tent comes complete with canvas carry bags, all pegs, poles and ropes.
3 metre tents = 1 x 4m rope & 9 x 3m ropes
4 metre tents = 1 x 4m rope & 12 x 2m ropes
5 metre tents = 1 x 4m rope & 13 x 2m ropes
6 metre tents = 2 x 4m ropes & 14 x 2m ropes
3 metre tents = 20 pegs
4 metre tents = 26 pegs
5 metre tents = 28 pegs
6 metre tents = 32 pegs
YES! 🙂 All of our tents have windows. There is the option to pay for ‘Extra Windows.’ That means there is a window on each panel around the tent.
How many windows are there?
3m Fixed Floor = 4 windows
3m Removable Floor = 4 windows
3m Fixed Floor + Extra Windows = 6 windows
4m Fixed Floor = 4 windows
4m Removable Floor = 4 windows
4m Fixed Floor + Extra Windows = 9 windows
5m Fixed Floor = 4 windows
5m Removable Floor = 4 windows
5m Fixed Floor + Extra Windows = 10 windows
6m Removable Floor = 4 windows (two doors)
Tuareg Tent = 4 windows (two doors)
Emperor Tent = 6 windows (two doors)
Yes! We have tried and tested our Psyclone Tents in many different weather conditions. Even during heavy showers, the inside stays dry as a bone! Psyclone Tents are fully waterproof and have been treated for UV and mould resistance. We highly recommend using stimex waterproofing spray or liquid (see the Storage instructions below) yearly in order to maintain the high quality of your tent.
Our tents come with a 12-month guarantee on workmanship (excludes zips, pegs and poles).
The lifespan of your bell tent is very dependent upon the camping conditions and the way you look after it. Air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, natural and domestic dirt, all limit the lifespan of your cotton canvas bell tent. In short, if you look after your tent it will look after you for many years of happy camping. Refer to Cleaning tips below for more info on how to care for your tent.
Storage of your Psyclone Tent is paramount! Never store it wet or damp.
The canvas has been treated with for mould resistance, but this will not be effective if your Psyclone Tent is not stored dry. Sometimes you will have no choice but to bring home a damp tent, so we at Psyclone have made drying your tent easy because Psyclone tents are the ONLY bell tent on the market with a hanging loop at the very top exterior – perfect for hanging it from a clothesline or even in your garage.
PLEASE PLEASE … NEVER store a wet tent away for longer than 24 HOURS otherwise mould may grow.
After using your Psyclone Tent for long periods of time, it is advisable to wash the tent with warm soapy water, then re-apply silicone spray as per the above ‘Weathering’ instructions.
Although caring for your bell tent is extremely easy, general maintenance is necessary to keep your tent looking tip-top and to prolong the lifespan of the canvas.
HOW TO DEAL WITH MOULD ON YOUR BELL TENT
If your bell tent or canopy has gotten wet, you must dry it out as soon as possible! Otherwise there is a strong chance that mould will develop on the canvas, which can be damaging to the tent.
Mould can eventually rot your canvas and is also associated with respiratory infections, allergies and can worsen asthma. It is extremely important to remove any mould not only to avoid health problems, but to avoid the cost of replacing your bell tent.
We do not recommend commercially available mould removers, as they can be detrimental to the waterproofing, colouring and UV inhibitors, which are impregnated into your canvas. We also suggest you don’t use harsh detergents, bleach or pressure washers for the same reasons.
Here is our recommendation for dealing with mould:
PLEASE NOTE! DO NOT USE HARSH DETERGENTS, BLEACH OR PRESSURE WASHER TO CLEAN THE CANVAS.
To protect and maintain your zips it is a good idea to also treat them with a silicone spray every so often. Silicone Sprays for zips are commonly available from most hardware stores.
Remember to always peg your tent out with the door and floor zips fastened.
If the zip seems to be strained when you erect your tent, adjust the tension on the guy ropes or adjust the positioning of the wall loops in the ground to find out which adjustment helps the zip to function better.
Accidents do happen and tents can get wounded in the process. The components used in your Psyclone Tent have been selected for their durability and easy maintenance. You may be surprised by the level of repair you can achieve on your own. However if you feel that the repair is beyond your capabilities then please do contact us at Psyclone Tents and we will be happy to help.
We work closely with canvas repair companies based in Australia. So if you live in Melbourne or Sydney, we highly recommend contacting one of the following trusted companies for repairs:
Four Seasons Canvas Products Melbourne
15 Sheldon Place
West Sunshine VIC 3020
P.S – Tell them Psyclone Tents sent you and they will look after you.
If you have a small tear or puncture in the canvas or PVC base that you would like to repair, we also sell Tear-Aid Repair Kits through our online shop.
We understand that many event planners are looking to hire bell tents – and we agree that this is a fabulous way to create a unique experience! At this time, our main focus is on bell tent sales due to increased demand. However, we are open to reviewing proposals for tent hire. Feel free to send your request via our contact form.
Yes, Psyclone Tents are available for bulk or wholesale order. We have provided customised, branded tents (with personal logo) at wholesale rates to events and companies from around the world. Feel free to contact us to discuss your business ideas.
Yes, we do sell second hand tents at a discounted rate. Often times, these tents have only been used once or twice (at a festival or event) and are in great condition. Contact us asap to inquire about our ex-hire stock.
We accept payment via PayPal, bank transfer, Afterpay and Zip Pay on our website.
If you choose the pick up option, you can pay via any of the above methods or via cash or EFTPOS in person upon collection from our warehouse in Coburg North, VIC.
We also accept Bitcoin, email us for more info.
Yes we do! Just select Afterpay or Zip Pay as your payment method during checkout. Then login to your Afterpay or Zip Pay account to process the payment.
Afterpay offers interest free payment plans for your online purchases. You buy what you want today, receive your order just as normal and pay it off in four equal, interest free fortnightly instalments.
** Please note that Afterpay has a limit of $2,000 AUD per transaction.
Payment will be automatically taken from your debit or credit card in four equal payments each fortnight over eight weeks.
If you’d like to read more, visit the Afterpay website here for a comprehensive list of FAQs.
If you have any queries about your Afterpay account, please contact them directly at email@example.com or call 1300 100 279.
Zip Pay offers interest free payment plans for your online purchases. You buy what you want today, receive your order just as normal and pay it off in four equal, interest free instalments. Schedule payments weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Minimum $40 per month.
Ready to start using Zip Pay? Visit our shop now to see what’s in store.
If you’d like to read more, visit the Zip Pay website here for a comprehensive list of FAQs.
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Most other providers hide their shipping costs in the cost of the products while advertising ‘Free Shipping’. We feel it is more transparent and fair to show the cost of the tent and the shipping separately.
Customers in Australia
For orders within Australia, we use various courier providers depending on your location. We always choose the lowest courier quote available. For all orders we will provide a tracking number.
We also ship worldwide. For orders outside of Australia, please contact us directly for an international shipping quote.
Our warehouse/showroom is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the suburb of Coburg North – approximately 15 kms north of the city. If you live locally, you can pick up your bell tent for no added cost. Our warehouse hours are by appointment only. Please contact us to make an appointment. We have EFTPOS facilities available at the warehouse.
YES! Our warehouse/showroom is based in Coburg North, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria Australia. If you select ‘Melbourne pickup’ at the checkout page on our website, you can arrange to pick up your tent free of charge. We also have EFTPOS facilities at the warehouse.
We will be in touch to arrange a convenient time for one of our team members. Our warehouse is open by appointment only, so you do have to organise the time in advance.
Our warehouse is located in the Melbourne northern suburb of Coburg North, Victoria, Australia. If you live locally, you can pick up your bell tent with no added cost. Our warehouse hours are by appointment only, but our times are flexible.
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