Pack up the car, and go – the Aquila is the perfect shelter for wherever your family adventures find you over the warmer months. The largest tent in our range, the Aquila comfortably sleeps up to six adults in three separate rooms. It features a single vestibule with a ground sheet for storing gear, as well as four entry points. Carefully crafted with a seam sealed PU coated polyester fly and a tough waterproof nylon floor, the Aquila was made to withstand whatever the elements throw at it. On sunnier days, take advantage of the four awning poles to create an extra shaded space. Made to keep pitching simple, the Aquila features our Swift-Pitch™ system, allowing it to be easily set up with the inner by itself if preferred. It weighs in at 17kg, and is ideal for medium sized families looking for a spacious shelter that’s easy to pitch and take down.
|Floor Area (m2)||15.26|
|Floor Fabric||210d Nylon|
|Fly Fabric||75d Polyester|
|Pole Type||7001 Alloy 13 mm (16mm awning poles)|
|Rolled Size (cm)||60 x 32|
|Total Weight (kg)||17|
|Vestibule Area (m²)||2.5|
You are best to clean your tent with a natural soap (non-detergent; e.g. pure soap, vegetable soap, Granger's Tent Clean or Lux Soap Flakes) and a soft-bristled brush or sponge. Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
After washing your tent with a dilute solution of Nikwax Tech Wash, we recommend that you reproof the tent fly with Nikwax Tent & Gear Proof.
Condensation is an ever-present problem when you're trying to stay dry in the outdoors. You have probably experienced the same thing on a wet day when you have just climbed into the car and the windows seem to take forever to clear. In small tents, the problem is exactly the same and shows up as condensation on the inside of the fly.
Condensation is the result of atmospheric conditions, which we cannot prevent, but can only minimize with good design and an understanding of the factors, which can make the problem worse.
During periods of high humidity, such as during rain, it can be impossible to remove or reduce condensation. In these conditions, even a high degree of ventilation can actually increase the condensation rather than reduce it. In dry snow conditions, the humidity is usually very low, which can help to minimize condensation.
The more effective barrier that the tent fly fabric provides to stop rain getting through, the worse the condensation problem will be. This puts our tent designers in a difficult position and they naturally tend to favour keeping the rain out.
Because we all have to live with condensation, Macpac tents are designed with a gap between the fly and the ground, as well as active ventilation systems, to reduce the amount of condensation forming.