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Subject Topic: Tunnel Tent or Dome Tent With Pods?
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Message posted by Ramakin24/8/2010 at 6:47pm
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I used to have a Hartford XL, & I loved it. I had the canopy on the front too, & it was great. Loads of room, very sturdy in windy conditions, but, it was hard work to put up.

I now have a Corado 4 tunnel tent, which is just as good but in a different way, & suits me more now, than the Hartford would.

I guess its personal preference & whats practicle for you, but I like both designs !


Message posted by tinny00124/8/2010 at 8:04pm
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Tunnel tent but it has to be polycotton you will never go back !!!!

Ours the bear lake 6 is always stable and great space to be in .


Message posted by alibali6524/8/2010 at 8:51pm
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Mines a vote for the dome tents, love the fact the bedrooms are not next to one another, and so far never paid for 2 pitches. Maybe a couple of quid extra a night one upon a blue moon.

I suppose thats why they make so may differeent kinds of tent so we're all right


Message posted by Gareth2924/8/2010 at 10:41pm
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Tunnel for space, Dome for storm force gales.

Love our Maritsa for the usable space but would be much safer in the Wynnster in high winds. This is based on years of camping and personal experience of seeing tunnels flattened in high winds. They're just too flat sided for the wind to sweep over them.
I love them both, but for different reasons and it depends what weather you plan to use it in.

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Message posted by ado-uk24/8/2010 at 11:42pm
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Mines a vote for the Tunnel tent with multi-function zip off pods

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Message posted by 74giggles25/8/2010 at 4:03pm
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We've only ever had domes or domes with pods,but I do like the look of the Outwell Nedava L  

Message posted by Catalan7425/8/2010 at 4:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by alibali65 on 24/8/2010

Mines a vote for the dome tents, love the fact the bedrooms are not next to one another, and so far never paid for 2 pitches. Maybe a couple of quid extra a night one upon a blue moon.

I suppose thats why they make so may differeent kinds of tent so we're all right


Same here. But I also like both- but depends on the weather for all the comments as mentioned. I've got the Viriginia 5 which is a tunnel too but still the Hartford XXL is more sturdy tho is very big and heavy! I have never been charged extra or refused...but that just may be luck with the campsites we've been to! Know this doesn't really help!



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Message posted by The Doozers25/8/2010 at 5:22pm
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Had a dome some years which we almost got for free (so no choice).  Eventually it went to tent heaven and with no "freebie" on the horizon we had to make a choice of what to get.

We so did not want a dome again.  Pitching and getting the tension even was always the hardest and longest part of getting the tent up.  Loads of guideropes and large footprint. 

We decided on a frame tent in the end, but still look at the tunnels with envy - if we decide to get a weekend tent, a tunnel it will be.



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