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Subject Topic: Does anyone still make pollycotton poles
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Message posted by Lacieay boldo on 24/8/2017 at 11:29am
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As the title says, does anyone still make large pollycotton pole tents, after some dissapointment with Air tents this season i wwant to go back to pole, but would happily pay the difference to get pollycotton but the likes of outwell and vango etc seem to only use that material with airbeams

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How large are you wanting? Robens are polycotton & have real poles.

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Ideally i want the same as the 2015 wolf lake 7 but it doesnt seem to exist. Ive gone through a vermont 7sa and an inspire 800xxl this season, suffice to say air is out of the question. Im pretty much at the point of going with the XLP (or the go outdoors version crestview 700) but really i would like pollycotton

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Second time today I've mentioned the Obelink Familia 6 (other polycotton Obelink models are available!).

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Beginning to think im a bit too fussy lol. Looked at that but its not quite big enough. The vermont 7sa or XLP are perfect size but wrong material. The 2015 wolf lake 7 looks like it was my perfect tent just 2 years too early for my camping to kick off properly. So frustrating that outwell decided to move everything TC to smart Air

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Agreed! I haven't come across a single tent in the current collections I'd like to own.

Everyone I know with an airbeam has sufferered failure. Give me metal poles, polycotton/cotton, full pvc ZIG any day.

We got both out tents second hand as it was the only way to get something we wanted. A 2012 bear lake 6 and a 2014 trout lake 4. Love both of them.

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Lacieay boldo, what happened with the Vango 800xxl? Have you had some other problems?

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To be fair no real air Issues, the beams leaked a bit during inflation from the valves on 3 of the beams but they did inflate just a little more work, but worried me it could be an issue down the line. But the overall quality was disappointing, the stitching on the additional porch door went on 2 days started about an inch and was about 4 inch after 5 days, several points inside the stitching was poor and the zip on the side for was under alot of tension pulling apart because of the alloy pole instead of an air beam for the storm hood. But worst of all the polyester material used for the sewn in ground sheet instead of the usual tarp type material was letting water in from underneath when rain water got between that and the foot print.

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Sorry to hear that about the Vango, not good news, this is a bit of a minefield 🙁

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Im now desperately trying to decide on a tent for our last planned trip of the season next weekend. Just dont know what to do. Leaning towards the XLP but then thought well if im not paying for air could i find pollycotton. but alas they dont really exist anymore

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Also Broadside how did your trip in france go with the 7sa all good i hope

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France trip was good, no issues with air leaks or explosions but we discovered a water leak on one of the beams... as I said it's a minefield!

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I can see why you would go for an XLP, that's the tent I was standing at the till waiting to buy before getting upsold to the 7SA.

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First up glad to hear your trip was a success! if i didnt have one more trip planned i would bin it all off and wait to see what next season brings in the range but not convinced there will be any major changes. and although i was literally about to click the button on the xlp package today its still in the basket, and for some reason i still keep thinking about air lol

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I'm sort of done in with it all too!

As I was putting the air tent up to dry out post France over the weekend I was struck by how easy it was though. We had the Horizon 8 as well prior and there was no way I could put that up solo, but with the air tent I put it up in the garden by myself for the dry out after each trip. It is easy and I don't think I could face going back to poles now unless I downsized and went minimalist, but for a 7/8 man tent the air system makes it so simple.

I have been looking at the Vango air as an alternative but to have put me right off it this evening!! What about Kampa? They would be next on my list. Or treble your budget and go for a Karsten!! :-)

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I know what you mean, pitching the xlp has been our only worry, but im confident it would be easy with 2 but the single person approach of the air has made the trips easy. I havent tried the Kampa "yet" and the mrs is sat on the sofa occasionally chipping in with what about the studland 8. Im just worried i will be sat in it thinking 'when will this one fail' and i wont have that feeling in a pole tent. but then the kampa is the closest to the vermont in size it could be perfect !! aarghhh what the hell to do


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