Bawdsey Inflatable Tent
The Bawdesy range is the personification of travelling light, considered, and taking a whole lot less. This journey has been an exciting one for us in that sense. The DNA, conception and inspiration for the products is born from of our love and relationship with the sea and the products we use on and in it.
The Kitesurf Kite re-imagined into the ultimate Van awning. It was the flogging and abuse we put our own kite surf kites through; Gusts at the high ends of the Beaufort scale, driving rain, freezing temperatures, the most corrosive elements turned up to eleven, all eventually dictated the physical appearance and components of our Bawdsey Range, to be brutally purposeful, simple but most importantly they needed to work.
We didn't think twice about straying from the kitesurfing 'C' shape itself. Having remained unchanged within kite surf- kite design since its inception, it's proven it works and it is RIDGID.
Aesthetically and structurally we worked hard on the fit and scale while not straying too far from the hymn sheet of a 'Kite surf kite on a van'. A very real and romantic relationship for us.
The awnings feature, kite surf valves, kite surf bridle lines, kite surf bladders, kite surf bags and are sold with kite surf pumps and rip stop repair kits. We've borrowed the very best bits and made the products fit for what we need.
Dual bellow pumps for rapid inflation along with 'self standing' characteristics for those strike missions when shelter is a must but the campsite isn't an option.
Threading into the Kador /Bolt rope and inflation is a sub- minute affair for the well acquainted- an essential part of the puzzle for us.
We hope you enjoy these products as much as we have enjoyed bringing this project to life. We've worked hard to make them 'universal' and are yet to come across a vehicle you cant fit or 'jury rig' them to.
*Please note, and this goes for all our products, we'd rather cover our asses with referring to them as 'highly water resistant'. We've stitched, glued and seam sealed the seams however water is inherently crafty and it might find it's way though the product eventually. If waterproof is ESSENTIAL this product might not be one for you. Please bare that in mind.
Bawdsey Inflatable Awning
A specification sheet of materials usually seen in the sail loft.
Stitches + Steel Kite Pump
Double bellowed and borrowed straight from the kite surfing industry, pressure gauges and over engineered pump hose. Not to be confused with any other 'tent' related pump.
- Bolt Rope Length: 2450mm
- Bolt Rope Diameter: 7mm
- Awning Height: Approx 2200mm (Adjustable Guy Lines)
- Awning Width: Approx 2200mm (Adjustable Guy Lines)
- Awning Length (From Van To Leading Edge): 2000mm
- Packed Size: 690 x 15 x 15
- Pack Weight: 4.24kg
- Included: Pegs, Repair Kit, Guy Lines, S+S Kite Pump
Awning Rails (Universal, Raised, Multirail)
The awnings are made to fit our own awning rail extrusions. They are designed to work in harmony with the 'Bolt Rope' (sailing term), or 'Kador Strip' (camping term) on the awning.
The awnings are designed to be pulled into three of the 'Universal Awning Rail Sections' assembled together end to end. When combined, they are the same length as the awning is wide, our 'Raised Awning Rail' as well as our 'Multirail'.
The rails are designed to be glued, stuck, bolted or screwed onto the vehicle depending on the location. Please acquaint yourself with the rail and installation guide on a Volkswagen T5 along with the our Awning Rail FAQ's.
The rails are deburred during our finishing process however, we will not be able to accept returns for bolt ropes ripped or torn while being fitted and rigged on to the awning rail. Please be mindful and careful while pulling the awnings into the track. If you feel the bolt rope pulling out, or snagging on the track please retreat and adjust- we'd suggest you don't pull harder.