A De Waard Albatros Classic Dutch Canvas Pyramid Storm Tent from the early eighties. Finished in a vivid orange and sand colour scheme. No visible damage or repairs except for a tiny tear below one of the vents in the front doors.
There is a bit of fading to the top but it is quite even and not obvious. All the lines and aluminium rings are in good condition and the groundsheet is very clean and not scratched.
Size - 4 metres wide by 4.2 metres deep including sleeping areas 2.2 metres deep (rounded back). 2.5 metres high at the mast and 1.8 at the entrance. Some of the poles are white as can be seen.
I do not know the reason for this but there is no paint under the white so I think it is original. Interesting to note that the end fittings on the horizontal poles, which are usually plastic on these earlier tents, are made of aluminium here.
There are the usual ventilation panels at the rear of the tent, with zipped covers. Windows in the front doors with mosquito netting above.
The following items are included. All pegs and lines required - Nice original herring pegs! A De Waard clothes rail which clamps onto a pole.
I imagine anyone looking is familiar with the appearance of the Albatros. It is only fair to point out that this tent does not have the optional zips on the front for zipping on wings and awnings. These items can be obtained but they will be supported by the pole tips and grounds pegs. We are not certain when we will next be able to visit the Netherlands to source more tents.
It is possible that we will run short of tents quite shortly! The item "De Waard Albatros Dutch Canvas Pyramid Tent. Very Fine Condition" is in sale since Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Camping & Hiking\Tents & Canopies\Tents". The seller is "nights-in-white-canvas" and is located in Battle.This item can be shipped worldwide.