Quality construction

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

AIR TOP

COLUMBUS

MAGGIOLINA

Shell Material

Marine grade fiberglass with gelcoat

Marine grade fiberglass with gelcoat or carbon fiber composite with bonded coating

Marine grade fiberglass with gelcoat or carbon fiber composite with bonded coating

Fabric*

Dralon® synthetic

Airtex® synthetic

Dralon® synthetic

Bottom Platform

1”+ bonded foam/Fiberglass sandwich

1”+ bonded foam/Fiberglass or carbon fiber sandwich

1”+ bonded foam/Fiberglass or carbon fiber sandwich

Mounting Rails

Recessed, corrosion resistant steel C channel

Recessed, corrosion resistant steel C channel

Recessed, corrosion resistant steel C channel

Mounting Hardware

Stainless U bolts and 1/8” thick steel clamp plates

Stainless U bolts and 1/8” thick steel clamp plates

Stainless U bolts and 1/8” thick steel clamp plates

Opening mechanism

4 gas ram powered lift arms—auto-opening

Dual gas rams with manual stop adjustments—auto-opening

Dual crank driven steel worm shafts and scissors lifts—manual opening

Ladder

87” long adjustable aluminum alloy tested to over 750 lbs—with ladder bag

87” long adjustable aluminum alloy tested to over 750 lbs—with ladder bag

87” long adjustable aluminum alloy tested to over 750 lbs—with ladder bag

Shell sealing

Gasketed lip in upper shell

Gasketed lip in upper shell

Gasketed lip in upper shell

Interior headliner

Laminated fabric, acoustic foam, and thermal foil

Laminated fabric, acoustic foam, and thermal foil

Laminated fabric, acoustic foam, and thermal foil

*See fabric section for ISO Specification and ratings on this page.

AutoHome tent fabric specifications and ratings

Fabric evaluation criteria


A very good fabric cannot be just waterproof (it would be unsuitable as a camping fabric), one of the main properties of tent fabric must be breathability. Each square centimeter of fabric should contribute to the natural exchange of internal and external air. This characteristic promotes occupant comfort that is achieved by fast effective exchange of air and water vapor. Breathability is critical in environments with small volumes of air and prevents condensation, which can cause heat reduction in the tent. The natural flow-through of internal air containing moisture generated by the occupants of the tent allows a comfortable environment to be maintained.

Fabric rating table

FEATURE

COLUMBUS

MAGGIOLINA & AIR TOP

Fabric

AirTex®

Dralon®

Breathability ISO 9237/97

Impermeability ISO 811

Stretch ISO 5081 ISO 9237/97

Tear resistance ASTM D1424

Color stability ISO 105B02

Light Resistance ISO 105B02

Weight ISO 3801

Evaluation: = Good = Very Good = Excellent

To scientifically evaluate a fabrics qualities we consider the following:

  1. The ratio between impermeability (maximum column of water the fabric is resistant to, according to ISO 811) and breathability (air permeability according to ISO 9237), calculated with reference to dimensions and inner volumes of the tents (habitable area) and area (in square meters) of the textile surface: basic criteria for a healthy environment.
  2. Specific purpose of the fabric: for example the tents roof or side walls, including stresses and movement the fabrics are subject to as well as weather and climatic influences. Stretch (ISO 5081), and tear-resistance (ASTM D1424)
  3. Color Stability (ISO 105B04) taking into consideration weather and climatic conditions, including the reaction of a combination of fabrics and threads.
  4. Light Resistance (ISO 105B02) effectiveness against direct sunlight and artificial lighting.
  5. Weight (ISO 3801) of fabric for suitable waterproofing, not forgetting the tents weight/volume ratio when folded for transport or erection.
  6. Cleaning and Maintenance: including resistance to dirt and mildew.

MATTRESS DIMENSIONS

MODEL

LENGTH

WIDTH

THICKNESS

FITS

Maggiolina Small

72”

47-1/4”

3-1/4”

Maggiolina Medium

72”

54”

3-1/4”

Maggiolina Large

72”

62-2/3”

3-1/4”

Maggiolina AirLand Plus XL Small

79-1/3”

47-1/4”

3-1/4”

Maggiolina AirLand Plus XL Medium

79-1/3”

54”

3-1/4”

Air Top Small

80”

48”

3-1/4”

Air Top Medium

80”

54”

3-1/4”

Columbus Variant & Carbon Fiber Small

81-1/3”

48-1/2”

2-5/8”

Columbus Variant & Carbon Fiber Medium

81-1/3”

54-3/4”

2-5/8”

Columbus Variant Large

82-7/8”

63-1/4”

2-5/8”

Columbus Variant XL Small

89-3/4”

48-1/2”

2-5/8”

Columbus Variant XL Medium

89-3/4”

54-3/4”

2-5/8”