First Rate Materials
We have strict standards when it comes to our manufacturing process and we never settle for less. Every one of our shelters is seam engineered and constructed with structural integrity in mind. We’re constantly innovating and improving to meet the latest needs of our customers and we'll do whatever it takes to ensure complete satisfaction. For years, we’ve been proud to be recognized as the leader in our industry. To stay on top, we’ve worked with various field professionals to make sure everything we produce represents the quality and responsible manufacturing process we believe in. Unlike our competition, we account for seam allowances. What this means for you is that you will get your money's worth when you decide to order one of our Spring Valley Lodges tents and your tent will be within +/- 2" of the finished size that you ordered.
Quality, the Key to Our Success
At Spring Valley Lodges, we hold ourselves to the highest standard and believe that our customers deserve the highest quality and customer service. For that reason, our production process includes many rigorous practices and procedures to ensure the end result is the best it can possibly be. Take a look at our key features below.
Our canvas is 100% cotton Army Duck that has 54 threads per inch in one direction and 42 threads per inch in the other direction. Its weight is 10.10 oz. per square yard. It is chemically treated with "SUNFORGER" for everything that "SUNFORGER" offers. This chemical treatment makes the fabric FLAME RETARDANT (per CPAI 84), WATER REPELLENT, and MILDEW AND FUNGUS RESISTANT. It also has a Marine Finish and is Boat Shrunk. Due to these processes, there may be a slight variation of color from panel to panel, but there is nothing left out of the treatment in order to save a few cents. Each shipment of canvas that enters Spring Valley Lodges is tested for water repellency before we even start our inspections. We take a large piece of canvas, make a deep depression in the center, and fill that depression with water. After a minimum of 24 hours, the canvas is checked for leakage and weeping. After verifying good water repellency, the canvas is then placed over a bright light and every square inch is checked for flaws, knots, and anything else that might affect your tent structurally or visually. Next at the cutting table, the canvas is visually checked a second time before cutting. After being hand picked to a specific width, the canvas is cut to the correct length for your shelter. When we have all the material needed to complete your shelter, it goes to the sewing machine where it is inspected a third time prior to stitching. Upon completion, the shelter is spread out on a large table and checked a fourth time. All canvas, loops, ties, and re-enforcements are checked once again. Next, we measure the tent and place all necessary information into a comprehensive setup sheet. Due to the rapid fluctuation of the canvas market, contact us for current pricing. Pricing is subject to change without notice.
We use only one thread because we have found that it is the best thread for stitching tents. The thread we use is a non-wicking thread and does not have to absorb water and swell up to prevent minor seam leakage the first time you set up in the rain. Our thread has an end strength of 35# and will not cut through your tent from abrasion.
All tie tapes are 100% cotton, manufactured to government specifications. Light weight tapes are used for ties and have a minimum breaking strength of 130#.
All loops that do not come in contact with the ground are 100% cotton. All stake loops are 1" wide Poly webbing. We use these because they are stronger than cotton or stitched canvas and will not rot from ground moisture.