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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013 »

Make/model : Mountain Hardwear Sprite 1
Price : £100 (Second hand)
No People : 1
Porch Y/N : Y
Single skin : N (Inner First)
Weight : 1.5kg
Thoughts : It took me ages to find this tent. After many sleepless nights of trying to find the perfect combination of weight vs size it was a pain. I did find some tents that were lighter but the porch and hear room was not that great. but when I came across this little beauty I was in love. Not only dose this tent not weight to much it has more than enough head room to sit up inside but there is a little alcove inside to stash all my gear. The porch is ample to brew up and cook in (The zip is a two way zip).

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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013 »

getting around to updating this now.......

Claire has already given the coleman cobra2, we use the cobra3, about £60 from amazon, and weighing in at 2.9kgs. It was the lightest 3 man tent in our price range, and was/is our first tent. The only downside is the size of the footprint needed to pitch (the second pic below shows just how wide the tent is), that it just wont go up in places one men tents will go up!! Storage area at the bottom of the tent for dogs or two full size packs and storage area outside the inner tent for small items, the beer bottles in the pic below are for demo purposes only . (ps b&q have a good offer on on fireblocks at the minute :-p )











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The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013 »

Vango Blade 100
1 man
Inner first/all in one
1.7kg
Small porch
£75

6000HH groundsheet, 5000HH fly.

A nice roomy 1 man which is easily pitched as it only has 1 pole, in a hurry you could have it up in 2 minutes. I love the look of it also - it stands out.





As you can see, you could almost quite easily get a second person in.



A great wee tent - something different, great weight and decent cost.

Video of the tent on Bernagh; http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=o-iTFGTVSrc&feature=plcp
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2013 »

Vango Blade 100
1 man
Inner first/all in one
1.7kg
Small porch
£75

6000HH groundsheet, 5000HH fly.

A nice roomy 1 man which is easily pitched as it only has 1 pole, in a hurry you could have it up in 2 minutes. I love the look of it also - it stands out.





As you can see, you could almost quite easily get a second person in.



A great wee tent - something different, great weight and decent cost.

Video of the tent on Bernagh; http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=o-iTFGTVSrc&feature=plcp
Hi,
Few questions about your Blade : Can you sit up in the tent (I'm 182cm) and i.e. cook in the porch (of course with door open) ?
I'm looking for something roomy for solo camping, not only for sleeping inside, something that you can sit in and enjoy the rain :)
Vango Apex is my favourite but over the budget. Blade looks good and its cheap, I'm just afraid that it maybe a bit too low
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2013 »

Make: Terra Nova
Model: Titan Bivi
RRP: £330
Weight: 690g

Always dry as snuff in the morning, whether I breathe into it or not.

I have a laser comp, but it hasn't been used for over 20 camps now.
Bivvy for the win!
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2013 »

Happy days!
I took a risk ordering a Vango Force 10 4 berth from the MOD disposals site for £50. Thought it would be a good addition as I am trying to get the kids out more. It arrived today and despite being told they could not guarantee all pegs and polls would be included, it arrived today, used but all present and in very good order. I used one of these years ago and although a bit heavy by today's standards  a great bit of kit. Brings back memories of a few old adventures.
Can't wait to get out!
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2013 »

Make/model : Wild Country Zephyros 1 (http://goo.gl/pAuTz7)
Price : £99
No People : 1
Porch Y/N : Yes
Single skin : Double, Inner and outer pitch together.
Weight : 1.57 kg
Thoughts: After the pole broke on my Gelert Solo at a camp below CaveHill, i decided it was time to get a new tent (any excuse really). The Zephyros 1 had been on my radar for a long time and despite looking at several other tents i kept coming back to it, it ticked all the boxes, lightweight, inner and outer pitched together, strong and weatherproof with a low profile but roomy enough to sit up in. The pack size is pretty large (52 x 14 cm) but by taking out the two small end poles, the fabric can be rolled and packed into a compression or dry bag to a much more manageable size, and the poles are then strapped to the side of the bag. Overall a sturdy, quality product that takes the place as my main tent from now on.

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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013 »

That looks the biz Yak...
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2013 »

Admit it guys. Tents are just straight up glamping ;-)

I heard yak keeps a battery powered foot spa in his porch
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2013 »

I heard yak keeps a battery powered foot spa in his porch

Ah man, don't give me ideas, that'll be on my 'NI-Mild' Xmas list.  ;D
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The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2013 »

You've got me looking at tents now..
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2013 »

Ok this is my banshee 300 2013, was maybe a few months ago when I camped out by lough shannagh and had a great day and night by the lough.

3 man (though more a 2 man)
Approx 2.7kg
Hybrid tunnel
2 doors
£140 from Cotswold
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The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2013 »

I have the same one.. Love it although now looking a 2 man..
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Re: The Great Big Tent Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2013 »

I have the same one.. Love it although now looking a 2 man..

I think it's a great wee tent. Very versatile.
Though I am looking for more a full 4 season tent that I can use any time of the year, even above the tree lines.
Been looking at the marmot nusku 2p.

2 man
2 doors
approx 3.8kg (that extra kg won't bother me)
4 season dome
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« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2013 »

Nice!
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