Our Design Approach
Since the beginning Oztent has had a design approach built around developing products that work better and are aesthetically balanced with the environment in which they are used.
Cleverly designed mechanisms are used across our whole product range.
Our 30-second Oztent features an auto-locking frame system that eliminates the need for flexible guide poles, allowing for fast setup.
Our Pilot Chair is built around a patented 'knuckle' mechanism allowing for a small pack down size whilst maintaining durability.
Oztent also employs a stringent materials assessment to ensure all our products are durable enough to withstand the harshest environmental conditions. A rigorous testing process includes:
- rain simulation testing to provide a 100% waterproof guarantee
- wind tunnel testing
- tear, abrasion and fire testing
- repetitive weight bearing methods (on chairs)
"The most difficult element of designing camping gear is contrasting goals. Campers want a small pack size, but a big and spacious tent. A tent that is lightweight to carry, but rugged and durable enough to protect against the elements.
Designing this type of equipment takes courage. Designs need to be intuitive and work time after time - after all there is no tech support deep in the desert or in an isolated forest. Brands that last twenty years in this industry are tried, tested and trusted."