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Offline kiwistrom

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2016, 14:42:25 »
Hello all,

My wife and I used a Zephyros 3 Living Tent http://www.terra-nova.co.uk/tents-and-spares/weekend-touring-tents/zephyros-3-living-tent-/ during our trip to France & Spain this summer and it was brilliant.
It is light weight, almost 1.8m high at the peak, has plenty of storage room for gear and it stood up to some very windy and wet conditions as well. I have since bought the ground sheet as well


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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2016, 16:58:47 »
That looks like a nice tent was looking at the specs...good space and low weight

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2016, 10:55:43 »
Yes, I can recommend a tent

You will get cold and damp otherwise, especially at night  :grin:

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2016, 01:19:55 »
I needed a tall tent with some space. I bought an Osaki 3 from Halfords for £100. Haven't used it yet but perhaps bigger and heavier than the OP wanted. Test pitched it and very pleased. I think better than the so-called "motorcycle-garage tents"... and cheaper!

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2016, 08:59:02 »
don't buy the "New" Vango Turini. I bought one and it's nowhere near as good as the old one. I thought they had just changed the name but no, they had cut costs as well. Fibreglass poles add weight, the groundsheet is cheap and heavy, and the pack size is even bigger. Made a right arse of myself buying it but I suppose it will come in handy if we ever go camping in the car. Sigh. So its back to the Banshee 300 with an added flysheet for us. Sigh.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2017, 23:58:13 »
How did you get on with the tent Porter? Considering starting camping myself this year, bb's are a rip off.
I'm very used to the home comforts though, don't want to spend a fortune on kit and then discover it's not for me.
I kind of like the idea of cooking outside though, bacon and sausages in the morning would taste good camped somewhere with great views and 80 or 100 euros extra in my pocket I didn't have to hand over to some bb.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2017, 20:05:26 »
I have just bought one of these from gooutdoors. Freedom Trail Sendero 4 Family Tent.
its only for me but I can't stand 2man tent. I'm off to Normandy on the 8 June for 4 days will let you know how it performs.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2017, 22:21:51 »
Anybody tried one of these..
https://www.olproshop.com/products/the-abberley-tent
looks decent and pretty spacious, but reviews are mixed.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2017, 22:31:09 »
I wanted a tent I could nearly stand up in, so looked around and bought this, used it in the dew at the Wales meet, very happy with it

http://www.winfieldsoutdoors.co.uk/vango-beta-450xl-tent/
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2017, 19:11:49 »
Vango Galaxy 300 looks like the sort I need.  The porch is 190cm high and roomy while the inner tent is lower and smaller. Looks like an ice cream cone.
However it is well named as it costs IRO £300 - ouch!
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2017, 09:58:04 »
No vstrman I never did get it sorted. We bought a little tent at a sale and used it one weekend but it hurt my wifes back too much and I found the Veek too heavy all loaded up so never used it again! Might dig it out for myself for the TT though.
At easter I paid 180 quid for two nights in a noisy hotel with a cold dried up breakfast so I might use the wee tent more!

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2018, 21:14:44 »
I bought on OEX Bandicoot 11 on the basis of reviews. I went to go outdoors in Basingstoke where they have a tent warehouse where all the tents are erected so you can see how much room you have. Good prices too

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2018, 19:44:21 »
FYI Porter, if you donít mind being out of Douglas, there is free camping available in the Isle of Man, (well you would need a £15 yearly permit) check out Sulby Claddaghs - https://www.gov.I'm/categories/leisure-and-entertainment/camping/
About 0.6 of a mile one way to the Sulby Glen Hotel/pub, about the same in the other direct to Ginger Hall.
Basically itís a nice field with a toilet, no showers (go swimming in Ramsey).
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2018, 00:27:56 »
Anyone using a Vango banshee 300? looks ideal for the bike, says 3 man but I'd say it would be a tight squeeze even with 2.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2018, 06:05:02 »
I've got the 200. It's very much a 1 person tent unless you're very friendly with the other person. The 300 will be a 2 person tent.

There's not much storage in them and the height is very low. I can just about sit up but kneeling is not going to happen. The 300 if fractionally taller but not by much.
The banshee gear store adds some much needed storage space and also acts as a small canopy if raining but you will need an extra pole/walking pole to prop it up. It does come with the extra bloke rope and peg.
They are great tents. If I was buying again I'd get the 300 but the 200 was on offer for £72 so I couldn't leave it on the shelf for that. 

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2018, 11:06:51 »
Hello Hello,

I have found this ultra light tent (around 500g)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catoma-Adventure-Shelters-Ground-Sheet/dp/B01MPY3T78

extremely easy set up :
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catoma-Adventure-Shelters-Ground-Sheet/dp/B01MPY3T78

I think if you want something which you can stand up in,  it will take up lots of space and those are 5kg+ usually or very expensive.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2018, 22:48:28 »
Thanks mr_diver, still looking, that oex bandicoot II looks good too.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2018, 22:57:16 »
Botond, yes it's very light. And no, you can't stand up in it. Its a groundsheet.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2018, 01:34:45 »
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2018, 07:42:43 »
I use the Vango Halo 200 plenty of room for 1 and all my bike gear not standing height but decent head height around 130cm when getting changed. I like having the 2 side entrance's & normally use one of them for extra storage if I take a lot of camping gear. I have had loads of smaller tents & can honestly say this is the best one up to date and I don't get that claustrophobic feeling you can get with front entrance crawl in types.