Our inspiration for this tent comes in fact from an ancient Norwegian form of a hut. The Gamme has been used since the first people came to Norway and used by the Sami until today. The Gamme gave shelter and security to the indigenous people over centuries.
We have used a fabric that takes the best from two worlds, with the good properties of synthetic fabric and the good properties of cotton. With the Hybrid fabric consisting of polyester and cotton, we present a strong, breathable and relatively light fabric, compared to a 100% cotton canvas. This means that you can still pack the tent into the backpack, with the breathable and insulating properties of a cotton tent. To prevent the polycotton fabric from absorbing dirt and moisture from the ground, we have installed a very robust nylon section at the very bottom of the tent. This is able to withstand a rougher treatment where you may load it with snow and stones to make the tent even more stable in inclement weather.
Gamme 8 PC has a total of 5 poles that crosses at seven different points. In addition to the fact that this tent is free-standing with five aluminum poles, The Gamme 8 PC provides a hugely strong construction that can withstand severe weather and heavy snow-load
Gamme 8 PC is designed for use of a stove. Being able to have a warm, pleasant, and cosy tent is something we believe lifts the adventure to completely new levels. While the storm rages outside with ice-cold winds and rain, one can enjoy an indescribable comfort inside the tent with 20-30 degrees Celcius. With the hybrid fabric you achieve an even greater indoor climate.
In addition, the wood burning stove is also a natural place for heating water, cooking, etc. Together with our titanium or stainless wood stove you have a warm, safe, robust and mobile retreat whether you're up in the mountains, on the vast plains or in the deepest forest.
The flysheet for Gamme 8 PC is a hybrid fabric where two different worlds meet another. The polycotton fabric consists of a mixture of synthetic polyester and natural cotton. (PC polyester, cotton). Polyester reduces weight and at the same time helps to strengthen the fabric with its rip-stop properties compared to a 100% cotton fabric which would perform weaker in that regard. The cotton in the fabric makes the polycotton breathable in such a way that humid air passes through the fabric (does not hit the wall and create condensation), but at the same time protects against rain and precipitation from the outside. With the breathable fabric condensation is close to zero inside the tent. This means that you don't require an inner tent to protect from dripping wet inside walls. The inner tent is more a neccessity on synthetic, non-breathable fabrics, where condensation builds up more easily. The breathable fabric provides a minimum of condensation and the indoor climate is experienced as much drier and warmer compared to pure synthetic tents.
Gamme 8 is equipped with a total of 6 air-valves. 4 in the top of the tent where moist air is able to escape out of the tent, and 2 large air vents further down the tent for suction of air into the tent while providing plenty of oxygen if using a stove. This contributes to further ventilation in the tent. The PC fabric regulates the temperature inside if it gets too hot. On particularly hot days where there is an extra need for ventilation in the tent, you can also open the two doors to regulate the air flow further. In addition, it has sewn in mosquito nets in both entrances that keep the insects out when you want to keep the door open on the hot summer days. You may even use an inner tent to block out creepy bugs entirely
- Fabric: Polycotton, 35% cotton 65% polyester
- Oxford nylon: lower section.
- Dyneema reinforcement
- Pegs: 24 Y-peg
- Pole: 5 pcs, 15,2 mm aluminium
- Guylines: 10 (14) pcs, Dyneema.
- Min weight (without pegs ): 14,6 kg
- Max weight (with pegs): 15,4 kg
- Height: 216 cm
- Diameter: 432 cm
Gamme 8 PC is a spacious tent with a height of 216 cm and a diameter of 432 cm, It has 14 fastening points along the flysheet to accomplish the aerodynamic spherical shape. The Gamme 8 PC is an extremely strong and steady tent that can withstand most weather conditions. In most cases, side guyout points are redundant. However, gamme 8 PC is equipped with 10 (4 additional backups) side guyout points all around the tent to further enhance its performance in extreme weather conditions. This tent is a perfect choice in any situation, both in Summer and Wintertime. To ensure that the tent stands steady as a rock, you can stake the 14 stake fittings with our flexible plug/ stakeout-system, to almost nail it to the ground. If this should not be enough to ensure a good night's sleep in rough weather, you can also add snow/ dirt/ stones over the snow skirt to stabilize it even further. Notice! Do not leave your tent unattended during snowfall. Build up of too much snow on the flysheet will eventually damage the tent.
With the innertent in Gamme 6 PC you have the possibility of a more controllable indoor climate. In addition to a dry area, you also get a slightly more warm indoor climate and of course also keep those mosquitos away. The stove in the tent can be used together with the innertent where it is possible to obtain an incredibly warm and dry indoor climate regardless of the seasons. The inner tent can be opened up so you can utilize the entire tent and have an easy access to the stove.
In order to ensure flexible access and the possibility of optimal ventilation and an adjustable climate in the inner tent, there is an opening/ entrance both in front and in the back of the inner tent. In both entances there are both mosquito net and a"dense" nylon fabrics that can be used as needed, These are regulated with handy YKK zippers. On cold days, you can "bunk" the inner tent completely closed with the dense fabric in the openings. On warmer days you can open up, but at the same time keep mosquitoes and other insects away with mosquito nets in all openings.
We have also equipped the innertent with adjustable "hatches" in the ceiling that can be opened/ closed to more easily prevent condensation as needed. These are like all other openings equipped with mosquito nets.
- Weight: 2,4 kg
Fully enclosed floor for Gamme 8 PC, for protection against insects and moisture from the ground. For our nylon tents, we do not recommend a fully enlosed floor because of the potential condensation that runs down the tent walls and thus will make parts of the floor wet if it is fully enclosed. But with the polycotton fabric, you have minimal condensation where the floor helps to create an extra warm and cozy atmosphere in the tent.
The floor is designed with a stove in mind. But also, we know that wet and dirty clothes is a part of almost every journey. This is why you need to be able to roll parts of the floor away for stove, wet clothes and boots. This is done by a double zipper that goes in a semicircle on the front part of the floor. The floor is easily attached to dedicated buckles along the lower part of the tent.
- Fully enclosed floor
- Double zippers with removable section
- Hydrostatic head: 5000 mm
- Attaches easily and intuitively to dedicated buckles
- Diameter: 432 cm
When out for adventures in the wild we have been a little annoyed about first organizing all the small items in the backpack, and then unpacking them. Then reorganize them in the tent. To finally reorganize them in the backpack when moving on to new camp. We are talking about a lot of unnecessary time and energy spent. The idea with our tent pockets is that these should have more than only one function than being able to hang on the tent wall for storing equipment. With this in mind we have designed these tent pockets so that they work just as well as an organizer in the backpack as when they hang on the tent wall.
With these you have the opportunity to use the tent pocket as an organizer for much of your small equipment you often take with you on your adventures. Not just when you are in the tent. but also as an organizer in the backpack. Instead of packing the equipment itself in and out of tent pockets and backpack, you instead take the entire pocket, including all small equipment, out of the tent, roll it up, and pack it in the backpack. Easy, fast and effectively. All your small gear does not have to wander between a backpack and a tent pockets. Although the organizers / tent pockets can be used for many genereal storage purposes, they are designed to be a natural part of a suspension in our Gamme tents where the Gamme has a implemented setup for two sets of pockets.
Sidenote: For use only without an innertent
- Nylon mesh-pockets
- Suspension/ pocket to the tent for organizing equipment with a total of four pockets
- Four zippers