The Ray-Way Net-Tent Kit
Keeping Out the Bugs
Ray & Jenny Jardine
Ray-Way Tarp. We offer several designs and sizes, please see our Order Form.
Contents of the Net-Tent KitOur Ray-Way Net-Tent Kit comes with full sewing instructions. The kit also contains the no-see-um netting for the roof, side walls, headwall and footwall; urethane or silicone nylon for the floor, and all the suspension lines, reinforcement material, cord locks and suspension hooks. The cord locks included with this kit (for the adjustable suspension lines) were custom made expressly for Ray-Way Products to be small and lightweight.
Not included in the kit are sewing machine, thread, sewing notions, and sealing compound.
ThreadIn addition to the kits, we are also selling what we consider to be the world's finest Sewing Thread. This thread is not included in our kits, but is a separate item listed on our Order Form.
Specifications* One-person flap or zipper closure: Floor 81" by 31", Height: 24", Bathtub Height 4". * Two-person flap or zipper closure: Floor 81" by 49", Height: 30", Bathtub Height 4". * 1-P Spitfire Size XL: Floor 85" by 35", Height: 27", Bathtub Height 5" (4" wider, 3" taller, and 4" longer than standard 1-P) * 2-P zipper closure X-Large: Floor 91" by 59", Height: 34", Bathtub Height 5". (10" wider, 4" taller, and 10" longer than standard 2-P)
WidthWe feel that our Net-Tent flap or zipper model is plenty wide. But should you want to make it wider, you can. For the flap model, the materials that come with the Kit will make a 1-person or a 2-person. With these materials you can make a 1-person as wide as you desire. Or you can make a 2-person Net-Tent 12" wider than normal for the silicone floor, or 8" wider for the urethane floor.
Length* Our basic Net-Tent with flap closure, 1-P or 2-P, is 81" in length. You can order the X-Long which you can make up to 12" longer. * Our basic Net-Tent with zipper closure, 1-P or 2-P, is 81" in length. You can order the X-Long which is 6" longer.
Weight* The completed one-person Net-Tent with a silicone floor weighs only 9.0 ounces! * 1-P Net-Tent w/ zipper and urethane-coated floor (or Spitfire) weighs 11.6 oz. * 2-P Net-Tent with urethane-coated floor: 19.1 oz. * 2-P X-Large: 24.6 oz However, in most cases the Net-Tent would serve also as the groundsheet. So when figuring your load and adding the weight of the Net-Tent, you would subtract the weight of the groundsheet. For a small Net-Tent, the resulting increase is minimal. Note, too, that the Net-Tent can be used as a groundsheet - with or without the tarp - when the bugs are not a problem. Simply spread it on the ground, floor side down, fold the netting on top of the floor to keep the netting clean, and lay your insulating foam pad on the netting. This gives you an additional layer under your pad, for a little more comfort and warmth. This option can be especially attractive when carrying a minimal foam pad. For more info about this, please refer to The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential. Note that the Extra-Large 2-P Net-Tent with zipper closure fits under our standard size 2-P tarp. But because it is quite a bit heaver and more bulky that our standard size 2-P Net-Tent, it is designed primarily for car camping (or motorcycle camping) where its weight and bulk is not so much of an issue.
Urethane-coated nylon floorAt order time, you can choose a urethane-coated nylon floor or a silicone-coated nylon floor. Please see our Order Form. Most commercially manufactured tents come with urethane-coated floors. This material is more durable and not as slippery as the silicone nylon, but is heaver. Despite the weight increase, Ray uses a urethane floor whenever he uses a Net-Tent, which is on most of his trips.
If you have an existing Net-Tent with a floor of silicone nylon, and find that the floor is too slippery, you can undertake one of two modifications: 1) Sew stake loops at each of the four corners of the bathtub floor and carry two extra stakes for the uphill side. Leave the downhill loops un-staked to save weight. Or 2) replace the floor with urethane-coated nylon, available from us.
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