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Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« on: March 01, 2016, 22:49:22 »
I bought a new tent just before my accident but it's way too big to manage one handed. Someone on farcebook recommended a Vaude Hogan 2 as a possibility for one handed erection (quiet in the cheap seats) and was wondering if anyone has first hand experience?

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 23:34:51 »
I find it hard to believe you didn't put that bit about one handed erections in to gain a place in a certain quotes museum :grin:




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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 00:50:27 »
I'll have you know I'm as pure and innocent as the driven snow(strom) ;)

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 20:37:36 »
Don't know about those Vaudes, Snow, but I got me a one of these...http://www.khyam.co.uk/detail.asp?p=333&product=Highlander%20Quick%20Erect%20Tent

They are a bit bulky, packed, and not very light but OK in a car or on the back of a bike (less width than the panniers). When it dries up a bit outside I could experiment, and try and put it up one-handed?

Its not much cop for carting about if you're backpacking, though.
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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 09:19:23 »
Cheers Dave - I was after a relatively light one because I'm too tight to buy a separate tent for backpacking as well as bike camping. That would be far two tents for me (thank you, thank you, here all week, try the veal)

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 09:35:17 »
Agree about weight of Khyams. Also, the doorway is very very low, a bit of a pain when it's wet. I've had two over the years, quality has really suffered. The groundsheet is pathetically thin and fragile so you end up getting the sps under-groundsheet sheet. More weight, more bulk. Absolute piece of piss to put up, not much fun to get back into the bag, especially one-handed. Shame the old inflatable igloos disappeared, and Karsteins are obscenely expensive.  If it's only occasionally light use have you considered the "pop up" type spring hoop fame job?
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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 12:45:47 »
I did, but I wanted something that would be comfortable in British weather, I get very cold at night and the last time I slept in a pop up tent it was a miserable experience. Thanks for the suggestion though :)

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2016, 13:59:46 »
I just got a Coleman Tatra 2.  Its not a pop up tent but its very quick and easy to erect on your own.  One of the reasons I went for this tent is that it packs up quite small and fits in my top box. To keep the base in good condition I will probably use a cheap ground sheet.

http://walkhikeclimb.co.uk/coleman-tatra2-adventure-tent-review/

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 20:18:04 »
The tent I am after next is the 'Wildcountry Zephyros 3 living'  as it's about 6foot tall, good spec, and only 4.2kg packed. Plenty of space, but maybe still too heavy? It's always a trade-off  :eusa-doh:

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/tents/p/3457


A lighter tent, similar in design to the Khyam easy-up tents are by Slumit. They are supposed to be equal or better quality, are British (!) (I think) and on sale at the moment. I wanted one when I got my Khyam, but they has suspended business at the time.

3.5Kg for the 'Cub' model? http://www.slumit.co.uk/slumit-cub-2-man-tent-with-flashframe-pitch-system-191.html

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 21:07:31 »
That slumit is a seriously nice bit of kit, Dave, I'm tempted... only thing is whether I could pull the top bit apart with just one hand. If I had enough of my bad arm to thread through and push down I could probably do it... but I don't.

It is only 70 quid though, I suppose I could get one and if I can't do it I could sell it on :/

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 11:49:46 »
Have a read through this - https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/77110/ - they're American, but it's quite easy to look up what they're talking about.
I think the main problem isn't getting the tent up, it's getting the bugger down and packed. Everybody knows you need a degree in Origami and the patience of a saint to get a tent back into the bag. You usually need three hands as well.
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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 13:34:30 »
Glastonbury philosophy: Cheap tent, take a dump in it las thing before leaving, leave it for the site clearance brigade. No black belt at Origami required. Not so popular with the Camping & Caravanning Site owners, oddly enough.
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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 14:07:16 »
Haha funny that :)

I am confident I could do the Hogan 2 buy it's north of £200 :/

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 21:13:12 »
... and the last time I slept in a pop up tent it was a miserable experience...
Because you slept?

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 21:22:55 »
For all of 15 minutes :D

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2016, 21:49:49 »
Badoom-tish!

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Re: Anyone tried a Vaude Hogan 2?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2016, 22:26:52 »
Out after sheer nosiness, what was the new tent you bought before you went wagon-jousting?
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