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Message posted by mjdb on 26/11/2014 at 4:45pm
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Don't do the beige they will be up at silly o'clock & then so will u !!!
When we went away in the summer & had sunny hot days as soon as sun was up light streams in through all the beige bits!

We have both blue main pod & sleeping extension never felt unbearably hot ..but not used this tent in extreme hot weather yet so can't say what will be like. What i will say is even though the vents seem small & low they really do get the air circulating we have had nice hot sunny days & neither the pod or SE were too hot to sit in.

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 26/11/2014 at 7:30pm
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Wouldn't the darker colours be cooler in the sun?
And isn't the red darker than sea green... or did you mean the (almost black) dark green?

I'd go for as dark as poss with kids involved, and not worry a jot about the colours being "mismatched". It might even look cool and trendy... like those nice quaint tea rooms where every single table and chair is "odd"!

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Yes sorry I meant the sea green. The red is darker than that and gets pretty warm during the day. Darker colours would be warmer during the day as they absorb radiation, the lighter colours reflect more. The super dark green would be extremely hot I think.

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This is what I can't get my (thick) head around...
The lighter colours reflect more (Heat?) yet they allow more (sunlight?) in. Surely that extra sunlight would naturally warm up the area?
I would imagine, the only way to get a definitive answer is to test two pods (one light, one dark) side by side, on a hot summers day, with a thermometer... and even then, you'd be relying on identical sized pods, same vents open, and both facing the same direction etc.
And even when results are in, are we likely to see differences of much more than a degree or two?
It's a difficult one, and I guess only those that have experienced various colours would be able to help.

I wish you luck, PW... and don't envy you on this one!

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Message posted by doortje on 27/11/2014 at 5:51pm
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it is hot in the tent anyway.
I think more important is the fact how dark a tent on rainy days ...
when it's gloomy and dark tent, then my mood not happier there.

Message posted by mjdb on 27/11/2014 at 9:32pm
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We thought that maybe the case too, with having the dark blue, but when the weather is wet we have the whole of the awning to sit in which is beige so for us the dark tent is not a problem . The pod & SE are mainly for sleeping & the awning for cooking, eating & sitting if the weather is pants!

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