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Offline chris1200

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2018, 05:37:39 »
Sometimes you can't have everything in life. We use the Van go Banshee 300 for our extended trips. It packs  right down and takes up very little space (I can fit ALL the camping gear in one pannier due to it's pack size). We can get all the gear we need in it, it has two doors so I don't disturb her on my 5am trip for a wee and its never leaked. Can't stand up in it but I tend to do that mostly outside anyway. Oh and we can just about get dressed in our bike gear in there as well...just...with a bit of effort...and a rest.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2018, 10:15:52 »
Another recommendation for the wild country zephyros 3.

I've been going to rallies for years.  This is the best tent I can find for weight, pack size, room inside for sleeping, kit storage and limited upright standing, ease of pitching and general quality of materials and price.

It will also stand up to wind and rain with no issues.

It's one of those tents where people come over to see what it is and marvel at the amount of room inside.

Get one.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2018, 20:58:14 »
Botond, yes it's very light. And no, you can't stand up in it. Its a groundsheet.

I am pretty sure it's a tent with ground sheet otherwise it would be really expensive groundsheet....  :smirk:

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2018, 21:15:43 »


Quotes direct from Amazon suggest it's not a tent........


Catoma Adventure Shelters 2 Up 2 Ground Sheet, Brown



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2-Up-2 motorcycle tent ground sheet - this will fit your tent perfectly.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2018, 21:21:47 »
Quote removed

 :shock: :angry-banghead: OMG

I do apologise you were right,it is a bloody expensive groundsheet....
I was planing to buy it next week, you have saved me a lot of trouble.  :ty:

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2018, 22:52:22 »
Camping. It's fraught with problems! That could have been an expensive learning experience.
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2018, 09:13:41 »
I use a Vango Galaxy 200. Two person sleeping area in back plus standing height in front. Brilliant design. Paid 165 quid, but a quality bit of kit.
You'll never find yourself flying down the road wishing you were wearing less protective clothing.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2018, 07:33:24 »
Vango Galaxy 200 - standing room in front, tapering down to two berth lower rear. Pricey at 165 quid but get what you pay for.
You'll never find yourself flying down the road wishing you were wearing less protective clothing.

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2018, 09:00:12 »
Another plug for the Wild Country Zephyros 3 Living tent. 4.2kg, standing room (if your 'normal' height :icon_wink:). Got mine for 160 by shopping around. NOT Sports Direct :icon_no: please

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2018, 10:43:07 »
Good find.
Cheaper than my leaky Vango Galaxy.
However it will need a ground sheet for the outer tent to prevent rising damp.
Modern groundsheets are hopeless.  They seem to be made out of something breathable to preserve the grass beneath. That allows the damp to rise up make everything inside wet after a few nights. I prefer to buy a cheap "ripstop" tarp and sling it underneath.
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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2018, 07:28:37 »
The Slumit Gobi 3 looks a good buy I think I might give it a try

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Re: anyone recommend a tent
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2018, 12:31:15 »
have you thought of one of the newer Tipi tents, they only have one pole. The original quick erect
 tent. Peg out the ground sheet and put up the pole in the center.
Big Andy