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Subject Topic: Out of season tent Post Reply Post New Topic
12/1/2012 at 1:22am
 Location: South Wales
 Outfit: Coleman Coastline Deluxe 8
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Hi all.

I'm looking for a tent for out of season camping. Looking for double skinned or canvas but would like some suggestions from the experienced people out there. Needs to be 6-8 berth as there are 2 adults, 2 kids and 3 dogs. I currently own a coleman coastline deluxe 8 but it suffers with condensation in summer time so I get the feeling it would be dripping constantly in winter. Oh and to make it awkward I don't want to spend thousands lol. So suggestions please.

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12/1/2012 at 9:41am
 Location: E Yorkshire
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The biggest problem I can see for you is the size. With strong winds more normal for winter months, most larger tents are not really designed for this. I would think a polycotton outwell would be the best. One of the Lake or Sea models will be polycotton, but I'm not up to date with the exact names now.

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12/1/2012 at 10:08am
 Location: Sunny south coast
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Outwell in 2012 are doing a couple of fully double skinned tents, don't know if they will be big enough or strong enough though. The largest is the Wisconsin XL

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12/1/2012 at 10:32am
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soulpad 5m with the inner ! did me well this winter


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12/1/2012 at 11:58am
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If you are going to buy a canvas tent it would be better in the summer as well, not just 'out of season'. Unless you want to spend a fair bit, a secondhand frame tent off ebay could be the way forward.


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12/1/2012 at 3:05pm
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Marshy01 - did you use a stove in your Soulpad or was it ok without?


12/1/2012 at 5:58pm
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We have got the stove but wasn't delivered on time so we had ehu with a heater and I was very happy just in underwear (sorry if too much info) . The mrs was even okay with it considering she has a blood thing where she feels the cold really easy


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13/1/2012 at 2:39am
 Location: Coventry
 Outfit: Cabanon Elody & Julie & Combicamp
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I agree with Tentz, buy a secondhand frame tent off ebay, providing you have somewhere to pitch it to dry out. Some great bargains on ebay at this time of year

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13/1/2012 at 4:35am
 Location: South Wales
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All suggestions greatly received. Thank you. I have been looking at the outwell stuff and quite fancy a bell tent but the reproofing every 30 days or whatever it is put me off canvas to be honest. Bit lazy lol. I'll better get on with some research then

Thanks again

 



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13/1/2012 at 7:48am
 Location: Norfolk
 Outfit: Cabanons - 5 of them!
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Quote: Originally posted by mc4martyc on 13/1/2012

All suggestions greatly received. Thank you. I have been looking at the outwell stuff and quite fancy a bell tent but the reproofing every 30 days or whatever it is put me off canvas to be honest. Bit lazy lol. I'll better get on with some research then

Thanks again

 


Where did you get that info from? I have never heard of reproofing every 30 days and I have ..................... ahem .................. a few canvas tebts, none of which have ever been reproofed?????????

I'd agree canvas is the way to go - but you ned to factor in the extra weight, space in your vehicle and drying - if you have space to roughly pitch at home then no problem (having said that, any tent needs thorough drying). You can get some great bargains from Ebay/Preloved at this time of year - if you want more info re buying second hand, start a thread - loads of us have bought second hand canvas tents from Ebay and know the questions to ask/what to look out for.

 



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13/1/2012 at 12:25pm
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Quote: Originally posted by mc4martyc on 13/1/2012

All suggestions greatly received. Thank you. I have been looking at the outwell stuff and quite fancy a bell tent but the reproofing every 30 days or whatever it is put me off canvas to be honest. Bit lazy lol. I'll better get on with some research then

Thanks again

 



I agree with Fostermum, think your research is a bit off as canvas doesn't need reproofing every 30 days and will outlast and outperform synthetic tents by a mile (or a decade, or two) if you look after it.

Personally, I wouldn't touch a second-hand canvas tent if it had been reproofed. That's really only required when it's near the end of it's life or if the waterproofing has been impaired, somehow.


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13/1/2012 at 9:50pm
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30 days! my tents obviously didn't get the memo...

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14/1/2012 at 2:25am
 Location: Coventry
 Outfit: Cabanon Elody & Julie & Combicamp
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A canvas tent will last at least ten years without reproofing. The life of a canvas tent is 20-30 years if you look after it, but it may need reproofing towards the end of it's life. A synthetic tent has a life span of approximately 5-6 years.

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