We love you guys: A Customer Testimonial

We love our customers, and we love the products we sell them.   We take special care designing and building each and every one of our products, be it a 6 person family camping tent from the PahaQue  line, or a trailer tent for  an R-pod or T@B trailer from  the PahaQue custom line.   We love camping and the outdoors in general, and we like to think that our products help you enjoy the outdoors as well.    We especially love it when you  show us some love back, and tell us how much you appreciate the stuff we make.

About a year ago Kevin and Amy where preparing  for the road trip of a lifetime with their new Aliner Scout.  They found the PahaQue Custom A Frame Visor on our website, and knew that the shade would make their trip more enjoyable.   Since each one of our PahaQue Custom tents is made to order, delivery often takes 4-6 weeks.  But Kevin and Amy would already be on their trip  by then.  So after a phone call we were able to deliver their   Pahaque Custom Visor before the start of the trip. They took their Aliner Scout and their  Visor on an epic trip, covering over 25,000 miles and  then checked back in to let us know how much they enjoyed the product.

” PahaQue customer service was excellent.   They rushed us our new visor for our A-Liner Scout  so we could enjoy the shade on our upcoming trip.  1 year,  25, 000 miles and countless set up and tear downs later,  the Visor is still going strong and PahaQue Custom has gained a loyal customer”- Kevin D

We are glad we  played a small part in helping Kevin and Amy enjoy their road trip.  We knew the Visor would withstand the rigors of the heavy use, but it’s always nice when our customers let is know they appreciate it.    Do you have a story or a testimonial you would like to share with us?   We can’t wait to hear from you.   Just email us: Happytrails@PahaQue.com

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Kevin and  Amy’s Visor in orange to match their Subaru

 

 

Tips to stay cool at the campsite this summer

Summer was officially here a few weeks ago, and many campsites are seeing record high temperatures.  The heat can certainly  make a camping trip less fun than it could be.  But we have a few tips to keep you cool.

  1. This first one seems obvious,  but campers sometimes forget to look for a good shady spot.   It’s especially easy to forget this if you  take off work on Friday night, and arrive at your favorite campsite as the sun sets.   But setting up  your tent in a nice shady spot, will help keep you cool throughout the day.   Pay special attention to where the sun and shade will be in the middle  of the day in the afternoon.  If you have to be in direct sun for part of the day.  Make it the morning, when it is typically cooler.

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    The Pahaque Rendezvous 4 person tent is  getting some great shade under the pine trees.
  2. Camp near water if you can.   You can not only hop into the water to cool off, but the evaporation of  that lake or river actually cools the area around, and it can be a few degrees cooler  near the water.

3. Get up off the ground.   Ventilation underneath you can help keep you cool for an afternoon nap, or even through the full night.   The Pahaque Hammock  is easy to setup, comes with a unique spreader bar to keep you comfy, and you can get a rainfly to keep the morning dew off your face.  it even comes in one person models, as well as 2 person models for all the snugglers out there. DSC_2316

4. Ventilate your tent.  Remove that rain fly, open the windows and let the breeze come through.  You want as much airflow through there as possible.  This  is where a roomy  tent with nice big windows comes in handy.   The goal is to let as much heat escape as possible, and to let  as much breeze come through as possible. If there is a prevailing wind, set up your tent so that the wind comes right through.

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The BaseCamp Quick Pitch  tent is easy to set up, has plenty of room, and will let the cool breeze come on through.

5)   Dress properly.   Light colored clothes will  reflect rather than absorb the sun’s rays, as well as protect you from getting burned.   Your morning may start off with  long pants, but be prepared to change into shorts as the day goes on, and a hat the keeps the sun  off your face is also key.   It can keep you cool and  keep you looking young!

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These are just a few of the tips we have for keeping cool  during your summer camping trip.  We hope you find a few of them useful.  And we would love to hear about your favorite way to keep cool.  Just email us: happytrails@pahaque.com and tell us  how you beat the heat!