We'll be looking to replace our small weekend tent at some point in the not too distant future and I am after some recommendations please. We're a couple and our current tent is a small Eurohike, which has given us really good service over the years, but is now rather worn and needs replacing. We use it frequently but only for weekends / odd nights away and also for music festivals.
Our main requirements are as follows:
Compact weekend tent 2/3 births with storage space, ideally separate from main compartment, i.e. a decent sized porch area. Ideally the main compartment would also comfortably fit a double air bed.
Quick and easy to erect but preferably not a "pop-up".
Sturdy and reliable in bad weather; particularly able to withstand windy conditions and with a good HH rating.
Budget this is not our main tent so we don't want to spend a fortune but we are willing to pay a bit more for a quality tent.
Our main tent is an Outwell Trout lake (which I love!) and we also have an Outwell day tent. Given the quality of these I'd definitely consider another Outwell, but even the smaller ones look quite large with living / standing room, which we don't really need.
I do really like the polycotton tents but there do not seem to be many small ones available.
My friend has a Khyam Igloo, which I really like the look of, but the groundsheet doesn't seem to be very thick or even particularly waterproof and that puts me off - I dont really want to have to buy a footprint.
I also like the look of some the smaller Vango's Beta 250 / 350 (seems to have a big porch area for storage), Sigma 300, Delta 300+.
Or do we go for another Eurohike good value and the Avon is similar to what we have now?
Any comments or suggestions that may help me decide are welcomed!