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Offline porter

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anyone recommend a tent
« on: June 16, 2016, 17:18:30 »
Looking a tent small enough to take on the Veek (two up) but big enough to stannd up in as we both have bad backs! Mad I know but the B&B's have just got to expensive.  Any recommendations. Hopefully not to expensive to.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 17:47:16 »
Stand-up tents are bulky and heavy, where will you pack it? Are you leaving the top box off and carrying your shi essential items in the side cases?
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 17:59:13 »
Yeah I'll use the panniers for clothing,  tank bag for waterproofs and strap the tent, airbed and sleepin bags on the rack where top box usually sits. Put the wife on the back and if I can lift the bike of the side stand we're away!

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 18:37:18 »
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 18:41:49 »
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 21:47:33 »
Vango Turini 200 or the newer version (now it's blue) Tour 200.

I'm 6ft and can just about stand up. 2 man tent with 'garage' you can sit around in and stow your gear in.




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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 22:01:19 »
If it's a 2 MAN tent can porter take his wife ?  lol

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 10:00:04 »
Yes I can as she's just got her hair  cut short and now looks like a man! lol thank mr-diver. Seen one on halford web site that might work to, urban escape 3.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 13:12:02 »
 Plus 1 for the vango turini 200. Lighter by a few kilos than the newer blue tour 200. Good tent for base camping.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2016, 17:40:51 »
I have a B&q tent they do a 4 man tent with two bedrooms, and is about 6 foot 2 in the middle and 15kg. for £95.44
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 09:14:19 »
Apparently this tent is supposed to be very good. A few on the Shadow Crew and HSOCUK are raving about them.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3076220.htm

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 07:50:02 »
Vango Omega 350, not quite standing upright but nearly. 5kg.


http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/duke-of-edinburgh-recommended/252-omega-350.html

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 08:17:59 »
I've just spent a week in that Omega 350. Only 4 feet tall at the very highest inside. No good for what Porter wants.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 10:49:58 »
Worse thing about the omega 350 that I bought two years ago is the groundsheets are porous and everything got damp.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 11:02:31 »
+1 for crap groundsheets. Thinner, lighter and less waterproof than they ever were. Also the "bloke" lol ropes fray at an alarming rate.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 13:26:07 »
Yes I bought an Omega footprint which goes underneath to prevent punctures and any dampness. I also always Fabsil before using for the first time. Works a treat. Yet to find a walk in tent that is suitable for motorcycle touring.

Height apart how a tent performs (barring add ons) is often down to the choice of pitch and user error.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2016, 13:28:20 »
Yes Flanners but we shouldn't have to. It just proves the groundsheet is NBG
Look at the clock and the calendar.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2016, 13:32:46 »
I agree Brockett but I wanted space and a lightweight tent for beer money it seems you cannot have it all. The built in groundsheet is very thin thankfully a few forums warned of this and to get a footprint. Tempted by the Turini/Tour though...

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2016, 18:35:24 »
Vango Turini 200 or the newer version

I agree. It's a good tent. The big issue is fitting it on the bike with the misses on the back.

I tend to use my rear seat and a webbing net to carry it.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2016, 10:28:25 »
It fits nicely in my Givi V47 topbox along with a few other bits.
It won't fit in my old Suzuki (SOFT branded) topbox left over from my Wee.
We bought the mrs another v47 for her bike so either of us can carry it.



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