Why buy Longway Leisure Products
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Since 1996 Longway Leisure has been manufacturing the finest quality sleeping bags, canvas tents and camper top tents for the international market. With our unique and innovative designs, Longway Leisure has become renowned for making and supplying premium quality canvas tents, swags, camper tops and sleeping bags, yet at affordable and competitive prices.
Now headquartered in Noosa, Queensland, Australia, the company continues to expand its reach in the global markets.
In the 26 years we have been in business, we have quickly earned a reputation for making some of the finest tents available. You may spend a little more for a LONGWAY LEISURE tent, but you will not find a better value.
Reliable: Whether you are deep in the backcountry, or close to home, we make a tent that you can rely on to protect you from the elements.
Comfortable: Being able to stand up when you put your pants on is one of the comforts many of our tents offer. You shouldn’t have to crawl into a tent on all fours either. Our Hydra-Shied™ canvas breathes, minimizing mugginess, and making your tent a more comfortable place to be.
Sturdy: Be it strong wind, driving rain, or even snow, our tents will hold up to it. It’s not uncommon for us to get fan mail from our customers telling about a storm that ripped through camp, and their Kodiak Canvas tent was the only tent left standing.
Made Right: We use quality, top-of-the-line materials and components. We do not cut corners.
Made to Last: When properly cared for, one can expect a Kodiak Canvas tent to far far outlive a cheaper tents made of synthetic fabrics.
What are we made of
LONGWAY LEISURE tents are made with a superior, marine-grade, 100% cotton duck, Hydra-Shield canvas. What is Hydra-Shield Canvas? It is a custom woven and treated canvas ideal for the purpose of premium tent making. It is double-fill (two threads twisted together for superior strength, durability, and a very tight weave). It has a silicone, dry-finish treatment that is watertight, breathable, and durable. It also resists mold and mildew.
What are the Benefits?
- You will stay dry, even in a downpour! It’s okay to touch ceiling and inside walls during a rainstorm. This canvas does not leak or wick water.
- Unlike synthetic fabrics, or canvas with a paraffin or oil-based treatment, our canvas is breathable! This allows water vapor to escape, minimizing condensation, humidity, and mugginess. Simply put, you are more comfortable.
- Unlike canvas with paraffin or oil-based treatments, you should rarely, if ever have to retreat the canvas. Hydra-Shield’s silicone-based treatment is durable and very long-lasting.
- The canvas is strong and durable. It will hold up to the elements, and long outlive tents made with inferior fabrics.
What Camping Guru Says:
‘LONGWAY LEISURE’ cotton canvas tents are Australia’s only 100% “Pure Cotton” – “Army Duck” Canvas tents. i.e.; they have no ‘oil based’ products woven through it (as known as rip-stop canvas). I actually have this tent myself and can’t believe how much it ‘breathes’ and is cooler compared to others.
The LONGWAY LEISURE Tent is:
High Quality – All 3 major fabrics are impeccable
Floor: PVC Vinyl floor. Thick – tough – waterproof & the first seem-less vinyl floor he has ever seen that is 3mtrs wide (most vinyl is 2.5mtrs wide off the roll & requires joining unfortunately)
Canvas: 100% Pure Cotton – Army Duck – Double Fill canvas.
Zippers: Very old & traditional Japanese company. They produce the world’s dearest & best quality zippers.
Is almost noiseless in windy weather (no noisy polyester synthetic fiber woven into it)
Is waterproofed with Silicon – It is virtually odorless & the waterproofing properties of silicon are amazing
They are genuinely quick: They are Guy rope free. (Less to trip over & less to erect – most quick tents don’t factor the time spent to peg guy ropes for bad weather)
No separate fly required (doesn’t require a 2nd stage fly for waterproofing – most quick tents don’t factor the time spent to erect the “Required Waterproof” fly for bad weather)
Packing away: Has an external wrap carry bag – This tent folds (instead of being rolled) & the carry bag wraps around the tent (most tents have to be forced into a zippered carry bag)
Frame & tent are packed separate This makes for a more compact (doesn’t need to be stored on your roof rack) & is a more light weight manageable system. (Tents that have the frame & canvas fold together are more bulky – are heavier & can have the very real chance of cutting when folded & stored while in transit.)
Is tough – Both directional weaves are of the same strength in the canvas (most materials have one stronger & one weaker). Each strand of cotton is double filled (twice the strength)