1. The tent poles
Building an Abel tent always starts with placing one or more tent posts in the base(s). The post has holes drilled at varying heights in which a pin and ring fit perfectly. The ring allows the fabric sheets to stay in place at just the right height. Low and wide tents, high and narrow tents, big or small, open or closed – everything is possible!
2. The fabric sheets
The sheets are made of cotton, with a little polyester. This means they are easy to wash, they hold their colour well, and they are light and easy to use. The edges are reinforced with twill tape and will last for years of fun. Every sheet has sides which are the same length as the sides of another sheets, which allows them to be combined in many different ways. This means that the building possibilities are almost endless.
3. Tent pegs and/ or weights
Both pegs and weights can be used to anchor the fabric sheets on the ground. The biggest advantage of tent pegs is that they are very lightweight, and easy to take along on an adventure. Build Abel in the woods, create shade on the beach, or build a fort at the park to hide behind during a water fight.
The tent pegs and bases are made with a stainless steel pin, topped by a beechwood ball. This ensures that it’s easy for children to push into the ground, and safe to run past. Weights allow you to build a tent just about anywhere. They are heavy enough to anchor the tent posts and fabric sheets on almost any surface. In the classroom, on the playground, at after school clubs, at the skate park or in your bedroom. Think of a cool spot for a tent, and go for it.
4. Putting together your own play tent
Abel is available in 8 different colors. Choose the set you want, and the color you love most, and order your Abel tent exactly the way you want it.