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Subject Topic: Obelink Hypercamp Alaska (Pics)
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Message posted by Kevie192 on 29/4/2014 at 10:25am
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Also, advantages/disadvantages over the Palamos 6...

So confusing!!! :-/

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Message posted by ParisSnowdrop on 29/4/2014 at 11:27am
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Love your styling Jayner. The set up makes the interior look really spacious. I have major Orla Kiely duvet envy!

Message posted by jayner on 01/5/2014 at 7:25pm
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Kevie192 the Alaska didn't take any longer to pitch than a 5M Bell unlike the Palamos which took a lot of pegging out. I would say the advantages over the Bell are much more headroom at the front, a zipped EHU entry point and of course the two full length windows and the integral canopy. I honestly can't think of any disadvantages other than the green wall! I loved the Palamos but the pegging out was a nightmare especially in hard ground. Also the moveable wall in the Palamos while giving extra room, if pitched on uneven ground didn't give a complete seal in the extended area where the Alaska is a SIG so no chance of ingress.

Message posted by Tynxuk on 01/5/2014 at 8:21pm
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Jayner - I've just got the Palamos and my thinking is that it gives a bit more space than the Alaska, is this right? It looks to me that there is about 10-15 cm in it with the wall in the complete ZIG position on the Palamos then with the wall in the front position it's over a metre larger but without the complete ZIG (we'll combat this by using a larger groundsheet that the one supplied - much like we used with our old frame tent).

With 3 children space and practicality are higher priority than pitch time and aesthetics hence the choice to move on from our 5m bell tent .

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Message posted by Glamper Wendy on 01/5/2014 at 11:27pm
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Were so tempted to buy one now Jayner..weve only used our lovely 5 mtr bell once though...The avantage I like with the Alaska is the windows on the doors..the advantage with the bell is the mesh doors to keep bugs out..but as you say it might be quite easy to fit up some sort of mesh.. ..wish we hadnt seen yours now..so tempting..but would have to sell bell as no room to store both sadly... ..will decide after our next camp in May..got to get at least one more use out of our bell..

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Message posted by Kevie192 on 02/5/2014 at 9:33am
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Thanks jayner, that really helps.

Did you find that you really noticed the difference in space between the Alaska and Palamos?

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Message posted by jayner on 03/5/2014 at 11:43am
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There is definitely more room in the Palamos with the wall at the very front which is how we used it most of the time. Tynxuk you will love the Palamos it's a fantastic tent, unfortunately it just wasn't quite right for us with all the pegging out (we aren't spring chickens anymore).

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Message posted by Roamingraclet on 29/6/2014 at 9:48am
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The total sleeping area in the Palamos seems to be 360 x 195 but the sleeping area in the Alaska is given as 370 x 225. The Palamos says it sleep 6, and the Alaska only 4.
Jaynor...as you have experience of both please could you tell me which has the largest overall sleeping area. For short camping trips there are 4 of us, but my children also like garden campovers and for that it is the more the merrier!
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