Camping tents - Requirements and test methods (ISO 5912:2020)

EN-ISO 5912 specifies the requirements on safety, performance and fitness for use of camping tents.

Campingzelte - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren (ISO 5912:2020)

Dieses Dokument legt die Anforderungen an die Sicherheit, die Funktion und die Gebrauchs¬taug¬lichkeit von Campingzelten fest.
ANMERKUNG   Für Caravan Vorzelte siehe ISO 8936.

Tentes de camping - Exigences et méthodes d'éssai (ISO 5912:2020)

Le présent document spécifie les exigences relatives à la sécurité, aux performances et à l'aptitude à l'emploi des tentes de camping.
NOTE Pour les auvents de caravane, voir l'ISO 8936.

Šotori za taborjenje - Zahteve in preskusne metode (ISO 5912:2020)

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Published
Public Enquiry End Date
24-Apr-2019
Publication Date
23-Apr-2020
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
09-Apr-2020
Due Date
14-Jun-2020
Completion Date
24-Apr-2020

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 5912:2020
01-maj-2020
Nadomešča:
SIST EN ISO 5912:2011
Šotori za taborjenje - Zahteve in preskusne metode (ISO 5912:2020)
Camping tents - Requirements and test methods (ISO 5912:2020)
Campingzelte - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren (ISO 5912:2020)
Tentes de camping - Exigences et méthodes d'éssai (ISO 5912:2020)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 5912:2020
ICS:
97.200.30 Oprema za taborjenje in Camping equipment and
tabori camp-sites
SIST EN ISO 5912:2020 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 5912
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
April 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 97.200.30 Supersedes EN ISO 5912:2011
English Version
Camping tents - Requirements and test methods (ISO
5912:2020)

Tentes de camping - Exigences et méthodes d'éssai Campingzelte - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren (ISO

(ISO 5912:2020) 5912:2020)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 29 February 2020.

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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 5912:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 83 "Sports and

other recreational facilities and equipment" in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 136

“Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment” the secretariat of which is held by

DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by October 2020, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by October 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 5912:2011.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 5912:2020 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 5912:2020 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 5912
Fifth edition
2020-03
Camping tents — Requirements and
test methods
Tentes de camping — Exigences et méthodes d'éssai
Reference number
ISO 5912:2020(E)
ISO 2020
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Classification ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3

4.1 Categories of camping tents ........................................................................................................................................................ 3

4.1.1 Camping tents cat. A (lightweight) ................................................................................................................... 3

4.1.2 Camping tents cat. B...................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2 Tent performance level .................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2.1 Level 1 ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2.2 Level 2 ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.2.3 Level 3 ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

5 Calculation of the sleeping capacity ................................................................................................................................................. 3

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

5.2 Test area 1 for camping tents cat. A ...................................................................................................................................... 4

5.3 Test area 2 for cat. B camping tents ...................................................................................................................................... 4

6 Requirements .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.1 General requirements ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.1.1 Fabrics and their connections .............................................................................................................................. 5

6.1.2 Ground fastening ............................................................................................................................................................. 7

6.1.3 Protective measures ........................................................................................................................................... ........... 7

6.1.4 Ventilation ............................................................................................................................................................................. 7

6.1.5 Entrance/exit ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7

6.1.6 Insect protection .............................................................................................................................................................. 8

6.1.7 Resistance to penetration by rain ..................................................................................................................... 8

6.2 Requirements for components .................................................................................................................................................. 8

6.2.1 Frame ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

6.2.2 Zip fasteners ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9

6.2.3 Guying system .................................................................................................................................................................10

6.2.4 Tent and pole bags .......................................................................................................................................................10

7 Tent accessories .................................................................................................................................................................................................10

8 Test methods ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................10

8.1 Strength of guying system ..........................................................................................................................................................10

8.2 Corrosion on frame assembly and metal eyelets ....................................................................................................11

8.3 Rain test .....................................................................................................................................................................................................11

8.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................11

8.3.2 Preconditioning and preparation ...................................................................................................................11

8.3.3 Essential test requirements and test installation .............................................................................12

8.3.4 Test procedure ................................................................................................................................................................14

8.4 Lateral strength of zip fasteners ...........................................................................................................................................15

8.4.1 Lateral strength of the zip fastener ...............................................................................................................15

8.4.2 Behaviour of the zip fastener under conditions of continuous

reciprocating movement ........................................................................................................................................15

8.5 Resistance of plastic sheets to discolouration under the effect of moisture ..................................16

8.6 Components tests ..............................................................................................................................................................................17

8.6.1 Edges and corners .......................................................................................................................................................17

8.6.2 Tubular components, holes and gaps .........................................................................................................17

8.6.3 Shear and squeeze points ......................................................................................................................................17

8.7 Material connection test ..............................................................................................................................................................17

9 Advice to occupiers .........................................................................................................................................................................................17

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10 Instruction supplied by the manufacturer .............................................................................................................................18

11 Marking .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................19

11.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................19

11.2 Information at the point of sale .............................................................................................................................................19

Annex A (informative) Marking of tents .........................................................................................................................................................20

Annex B (informative) Label for flame retardant materials .....................................................................................................22

Annex C (informative) Example for the display of information at the point of sale .........................................23

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................24

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Foreword

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different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

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This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 83, Sports and other recreational facilities

and equipment, in collaboration with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Technical

Committee CEN/TC 136, Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment, in accordance

with the Agreement on technical cooperation between ISO and CEN (Vienna Agreement).

This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition (ISO 5912:2011), which has been technically

revised.
The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:
— update of Clause 3;

— revision of 6.1.1.1 on "Tear resistance, breaking strength, resistance to penetration by water and

weatherability";
— amendment of the requirements for "Entrance/exit" (6.1.5);
— revision of "Tubular components, holes and gaps" (8.6.2);
— addition of "Material connection test" (8.7);
— revision of " Instruction supplied by the manufacturer" (10);
— addition of "Information at the point of sale" (11.2);

— addition of "Example for the display of information at the point of sale" (Annex C);

— editorial revision.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

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Introduction
0.1 General

This document has been substantially revised. The objective of the revision was to simplify it by deleting

requirements and test methods which did not prove to be reproducible or which do not contribute to

the safety and quality performance of camping tents. One of the deleted parameters was the stability

performance. Stability was considered to be an important issue for the performance of a camping tent

but there was no reproducible test method available when developing this document. Once a suitable

test or simulated test is developed, this document will include more specific requirements.

For marquees and larger textile structures EN 15619 might be more relevant.
0.2 Environmental considerations

Every product affects the environment in the course of its lifecycle from raw material acquisition

through production, distribution and use, to disposal. The environmental impacts are consequences

of the consumption of energy and resources and the generation of waste as well as the emission of

substances into air, water and soil. The magnitude of the environmental impacts during the various

lifecycle changes depends on a number of choices made in the design of the product. These relate to

aspects such as choice of materials, production methods, and the possibility of maintenance and

recycling. Manufacturers and distributors of camping tents should consider the environmental impact

of their product, for example by
— avoiding the use of environmentally harmful substances,

— selecting the best available technology and techniques to reduce consumption of energy and

materials,
— considering use of recycled materials for product and packaging,

— encouraging responsible end of life disposal by the user including guidance on separation and

identification of any recyclable components and packaging, or by

— using materials, components, and manufacturing facilities, who have declared documented

environmental policies.
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Camping tents — Requirements and test methods
1 Scope

This document specifies the requirements on safety, performance and fitness for use of camping tents.

NOTE For caravan awnings, see ISO 8936.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 105-A02, Textiles — Tests for colour fastness — Part A02: Grey scale for assessing change in colour

ISO 105-B04, Textiles — Tests for colour fastness — Part B04: Colour fastness to artificial weathering:

Xenon arc fading lamp test

ISO 105-X12, Textiles — Tests for colour fastness — Part X12: Colour fastness to rubbing

ISO 139, Textiles — Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing
ISO 554, Standard atmospheres for conditioning and/or testing — Specifications

ISO 811, Textiles — Determination of resistance to water penetration — Hydrostatic pressure test

ISO 2081, Metallic and other inorganic coatings — Electroplated coatings of zinc with supplementary

treatments on iron or steel
ISO 4675:2017, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Low-temperature bend test

ISO 6925, Textile floor coverings — Burning behaviour — Tablet test at ambient temperature

ISO 6941:2003, Textile fabrics — Burning behaviour — Measurement of flame spread properties of

vertically oriented specimens

ISO 7152, Camping tents and caravan awnings — Vocabulary and list of equivalent terms

ISO 7771, Textiles — Determination of dimensional changes of fabrics induced by cold-water immersion

ISO 9227, Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests

ISO 13934-2, Textiles — Tensile properties of fabrics — Part 2: Determination of maximum force using the

grab method

ISO 13937-2, Textiles — Tear properties of fabrics — Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped

test specimens (Single tear method)
ISO 23388, Protective gloves against mechanical risks
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions in ISO 7152 and the following apply.

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3.1
base area
area limited by the outer tent walls, which contact the ground

Note 1 to entry: This area does include tents and canopies, but excludes area for guy lines, mud walls and

snowskirts.
[SOURCE: ISO 7152:1997, 1.3.2, modified — Note 1 to entry has been added.]
3.2
outer tent dimensions

dimension of the smallest rectangular pitching space necessary for the camping tent excluding guy lines

3.3
inner tent area
part of the base area (3.1) designated for living and sleeping
3.4
inner tent dimensions
maximum length and the maximum width of the inner tent measured on the ground
3.5
pitching dimensions

dimension of the smallest rectangular pitching space necessary for the tent including guy lines

3.6
sleeping capacity
number of sleeping berths
3.7
minimum usable weight

weight of the camping tent including the inner and flysheet (where applicable) plus the minimum

number of poles, pegs, and guy lines for the camping tent when erected
Note 1 to entry: Tent pole bags and peg bags do not need to be included.
3.8
total weight

weight of the camping tent as supplied including for example all poles, fabrics, pegs, bags, excluding

packaging
3.9
shear and squeeze point

point at which the distance between two rigid accessible parts moving relative to each other is less

than 18 mm and more than 7 mm in any position during movement
3.10
accessible shear and squeeze point

shear and squeeze point (3.9) to which access can be easily gained when the camping tent is in its

intended configuration for use and for which unintentional contact is foreseeable

3.11
automatic locking system

mechanism which engages without guidance by the user and prevents unintended movement

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3.12
sealed tent

camping tent that has either the groundsheet sewn to the flysheet to form a sealed enclosed area or a

camping tent with a snowskirt (3.13)

Note 1 to entry: Camping tents with snowskirts are not normally sealed tents but there is the possibility of snow

or sand building up on these snowskirts which can restrict air circulation creating a sealed tent.

Note 2 to entry: The use of a sealed tent can result in a build-up of harmful gases.

3.13
snowskirt

fabric attached to the lower edge of the tent flysheet which is usually designed to sit horizontally on

the ground

Note 1 to entry: This can be covered with snow, or have rocks placed upon it, in order to secure the camping tent

to the ground.
4 Classification
4.1 Categories of camping tents
4.1.1 Camping tents cat. A (lightweight)
Camping tents having a total weight of ≤2,5 kg per sleeping berth.
4.1.2 Camping tents cat. B
Camping tents having a total weight of >2,5 kg per sleeping berth.
4.2 Tent performance level
4.2.1 Level 1

Camping tent designed for infrequent and short-term use. Although rain resistant, these tents should be

used mainly in fair weather.
EXAMPLE Occasional summer weekend camping.
4.2.2 Level 2

Camping tent designed for use in mainly moderate weather conditions. Suitable for use in poor (wet and

windy) weather conditions, but not intended for extreme or mountain conditions.
4.2.3 Level 3
Camping tent designed for use in all weather conditions.
EXAMPLE Mountaineering, expeditions, snow-loading or extended residential use.
5 Calculation of the sleeping capacity
5.1 General

The sleeping capacity is determined by using test area 1 for camping tents cat. A (see 5.2, Table 1 and

Figure 1) and test area 2 for camping tents cat. B tents (see 5.3) and establishing how many times this

test area can be fitted into the sleeping area without overlapping or deforming the fabric of the tent.

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5.2 Test area 1 for camping tents cat. A
The test area is measured at a height of 5 cm.
Table 1 — Dimensions of the reference value
Dimensions in centimetres
l l l l l
1 2 3 4 5
35 30 195 35 58
Figure 1 — Area of the reference value
5.3 Test area 2 for cat. B camping tents
Test area: 200 cm × 60 cm, height 5 cm.
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6 Requirements
6.1 General requirements
6.1.1 Fabrics and their connections

6.1.1.1 Tear resistance, breaking strength, resistance to penetration by water, weatherability

Fabrics and their connections shall meet the requirements specified in Table 2.

Material connections (e.g. by bonding or sewing) shall have no lower than 10 % less than the tensile

strength of either of the fabric connected. Test in accordance with 8.7.

For example, a material with a breaking strength of 300 N the connection shall not have less than 270 N.

Table 2 — Requirements for fabrics and their connections
Camping tents cat. A Camping tents cat. B
Level 1
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