Isn’t a black tent hotter inside ?
Seeing as we are continually asked this question we decided to write a blog about it and how from our own tests the answer is no.
When we first decided to produce the tent in black ( so it stood out from the crowd in a sea of green, blue and brown tents that manufacturers seem to choose to produce in) we started by asking why no one else had done it , the initial searches in google seemed to indicate that black would absorb the heat and therefore make it hotter inside. We were confused though because when it comes to clothes its clear that black makes you feel cooler in the sun hence why people in hot countries wear black clothing.
We decided therefore to conduct our own ( unscientific ) tests by producing identical Pod’s one in black and one in blue , we then set them up in a field and placed a thermometer in both and recorded the readings over the day and we found that the black tent actual stayed between 4-5 degree’s centigrade lower than the blue counterpart and so we decided that black was the colour for us !
All our fly sheets also have a silver lining to them which may reflect some of the adsorbed heat back ( we aren’t scientists so we are just guessing) which further lowers the internal temperate of our tents and that combined with the extensive ventilation we have on the tent walls and roof means that according to our customers the Pod is cooler inside than their friends non Pod tents.
Whilst the tests we conducted aren’t under any lab conditions and we can’t comment on anyone else’s tents we have found that our black Pod’s are not hotter inside that a comparable tent in a lighter colour and indeed could be cooler. This is also the findings of customers who have purchased the products .