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Subject Topic: wynnster phoenix or orion 6 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by needsomecanvas22/6/2007 at 7:11am
Outfit:  still searching     Location:  SE London
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Hi all

having bought a tent which turned out to be faulty I am now on the hunt again (aaarrrrrgh!!!)

looking at the wynnster orion 6 or phoenix 6 at the moment - what are the main differences that anyone can see? anyone know where I might see them up this weekend, close to London?
we want a sig, porch, light interior with clear windows, sleep 4 PLUS , two bedrooms ideally together so we can have th e kids next to us while they are little, easy to put up would be really fab. Good bedroom height also helpful. Oh and don't want anything with a huge footprint that might make two pitches necessary

(someone else recommended the khyam ontario 6 or 8 which does tick all the boxes except for the porch)

oh, and can anyone tell me whether the wynnster tents have lots of neon stuff going on inside - that was the one thing I REALLY disliked about the other tent - it made me feel like I was clubbing in the 80s (NOT GOOD!)

sorry for bombardment of questions, really just want to order it this weekend as we are off camping again in a couple of weeks

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Message posted by matshan22/6/2007 at 11:43am
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Hi, I can't help with either of these tents but I do have a Wynnster (Kestrel 5) and it is well made and sturdy, we are very pleased. No neon either.....

Message posted by Sprocket22/6/2007 at 11:49am
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I have a wynnster pegasus which is simliar to the Pheonix I believe (although mine doesn't have a sig)
its very well made and there's no neon in it.


Message posted by needsomecanvas22/6/2007 at 1:07pm
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thanks guys - do your wynnsters have clear windows? I don't want the smoked glass effect

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Message posted by needsomecanvas22/6/2007 at 1:27pm
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thanks guys - do your wynnsters have clear windows? I don't want the smoked glass effect

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Message posted by needsomecanvas22/6/2007 at 1:28pm
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oops - sorry about double post

Message posted by matshan22/6/2007 at 1:47pm
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Clear windows in mine...

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Message posted by kate w22/6/2007 at 1:57pm
Outfit:  Camplet Concorde      Location:  Derbyshire
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clear windows in all 3 of my wynnsters, no neon either!

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Message posted by Sprocket22/6/2007 at 4:19pm
Outfit:  Mazda Bongo & a few Quechuas     Location:  North Wales
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Yes clear windows :)

Message posted by debbied22/6/2007 at 9:52pm
Outfit:  Too many tents to fit in this space!!!     Location:  Sunny Cornwall.
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Wynnsters are great tents, I'm on my second only because I wanted something bigger. The Buzzard has lasted over 5 years and still going strong - windows still clear!

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Message posted by rooo05/7/2007 at 1:24pm
Outfit:  Wynnster Orion 6     Location:  None Entered
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We have the Orion 6 and we're well pleased with it. We bought it for the same reason as you - to have the bedrooms next to each other with small children. You can separate them, or just undo the zip and have one large cosy family room.

We used it a few weeks ago at a very wet Welsh campsite, in the heaviest rain I have ever camped in. It stood up brilliantly, not a leak from anywhere. We camped in a bad place in a slight hollow and ended up with a 6' wide and 4" deep puddle UNDER our tent. I was quite tempted to sleep on it like a water bed! But the water never penetrated.

The clear windows are lovely, and being able to have just the windows open without the doors as well was really nice.

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Message posted by needsomecanvas05/7/2007 at 9:03pm
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hi rooo, what a timely message

was just about to click and buy and am now deliberating between the orion 5 and 6

how many of you were in the 6? I'm wondering whether the 5 mightn't be big enough for us (4 of us, but LOTS of stuff, espacially if we go away for a couple of weeks as we'd like to next year)

have you compared the sizes of the 5 and 6 at all? how did the living area in the 6 feel (esp when cooped up in the rain)

what is it like to put up?

thanks


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