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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Tent recommendation Reply with quote

Not sure if this goes as tri gear, but tent recommendations anyone?

Need a 4 person family tent, easy to pitch and take down, with some covered "dining" area. Weight matters less, price matters a bit but quality first. Smile

Any brands to avoid, any brands to recommend?

Normal ones I'd look at are Vango, Eurohike, Quechua and Coleman but they are all fairly mainstream and advertised in your face. Anything I out there I don't know of perhaps...?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a Vango Taiga 600XL (to replace an Outwell Vermont XLP) for family of 5.

Really like both (but the Outwell does not fall into the easy to pitch/pack category), but the pump-up Vango works well - is up fast, and packs back into its bag. I was impressed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weve got a Vango Stanford 8, which has been great. It has been great and has a pretty large additional porch on the front to keep wellies and cooking gear. We had an Outwell Wolflake before that which was brilliant and withstood a force 8 gale, but it was just too large when packed and took up too much boot space, hence going for the Vango.

The Vango also comes with carpet. Its quite nice padding round and not walking on plastic. Yes, Im getting soft in my old age.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget to say, if you want to comfortably accommodate 4 people, then you need to be looking at a six person tent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant really help you, but my Halfords Guarenteed Sun Tent fits me and my bike. 32.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheezy wrote:
Forget to say, if you want to comfortably accommodate 4 people, then you need to be looking at a six person tent.


Yes this.

My 4 person Coleman is great and easy to pitch with a nice indoor seating area. But in recent years I have gained an OH and 2 kids and it's become a bit of a tight squeeze.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was recommended a Vango Capri airbeam by a mate who knows his tents.
I have been impressed with it but it's my only experience with large tents.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Berghaus Air 6, inflatable and plenty big enough for 4 people.
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