Could you explain the stretch tent set-up options to me?

With a stretch tent, you really can do anything – lending itself perfectly to many events, including corporate gatherings, weddings, festivals, private parties, and food fairs.

Various designs are possible with the Bonga stretch tents, thanks to the stretch fabric and the movable clamps and tensioning points. In theory, there are countless potential designs for the Bonga stretch tent, but in general, we distinguish between three types of design.

SAFARI SET-UP: The safari design makes use of fewer poles but more clamps. Depending on the size of the tent you have between one and three side poles on one side. Beneath the most central of the three clamps is a side pole. The clamps on both sides of the pole are pulled to the same anchoring point. Because fewer poles are used, the final appearance is lighter and more playful. For the safari design, you will need all the accessories supplied, but you will have several poles left over.

STANDARD SET-UP: With the standard design, clamps are attached to the canvas every two meters, and a pole is attached under each clamp. The poles vary in length, resulting in the typical zig-zag-shaped design of a stretch tent. The corner poles are therefore the lowest. The next pole is higher, and the next one lower again. With a standard design, you can make the maximum use of the covered area. For this design, you use all the poles supplied, but you do not need all the accessories supplied.

FREESTYLE SET-UP: One of the advantages of the Bonga stretch tent is the freedom of design. In addition to the two regular design options, you can let your creativity go wild and even experiment with the design; open sides, closed sides, a combination of both, part safari design, part standard design – the sky is the limit. Even when the tent has already been erected, you can easily change the configuration by adding or removing poles or clamps!

All our Awana stretch tents can be set up in two basic ways: “SUNNY SIDE-UP” – with the poles in the corners or “CROOKED CORNERS” whereby the poles are on the sides and the corners are pulled down towards anchoring.

Please note the set-up for SUNNY SIDE-UP is only recommended on windless and relatively dry days. Please refer to the product manuals for step-by-step instructions on how to set each layout up.

In addition, the two larger Awana tents can be set up for “POLAR PEAK” the only configuration to use a. This layout is not possible with the 4.2m x 4.2m Awana tent.

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