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Message posted by lidds0 on 14/3/2017 at 6:58pm
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Quote: Originally posted by antrepat on 13/3/2017
Quote: Originally posted by lidds0 on 13/3/2017
I'm not sure if your post is in response to mine
I have one question: what is a PIG?!
Sorry, no, it was in response to the other contribution about the tent for sale on Amazon.
PIG - pegged-in groundsheet. I think this is the traditional method, where the groundsheet is pegged through eyelets and a "sod cloth" to make a seal. Canvas Tent Shop's bell tents are PIG with a hessian sod cloth, but others seem to be plastic, although the groundsheet is usually only a lightweight one.
Cabanon have an excellent reputation but I get the impression that the quality of their tents is surpassed only by the prices! I would happily buy one, but I can't afford to pay £1000+ for a tent. £600 is steep enough, but I trust it will last a lifetime.
That price is in euros, not pounds. But, still a bit more costly than the competition, I'll agree.
I actually nearly bought one towards the end of last year, when they were being advertised at around 850 euros on the Cabanon website. I hestitated, and they put the price up.