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Subject Topic: Advice on a new tent after mine blew down Post Reply Post New Topic
07/5/2012 at 10:46am
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Hi All,

I've just signed up to this forum as I need some advice for a new tent.

I had a Eurohike Stowe which seemed ok to me, but when I was out in the Peaks last weekend got an absolute battering and all three poles snapped! Now I realise I could buy replacement poles, but I'm thinking I might just be better with a new tent.

I use it for camping trips with school (I'm a teacher) and camping with my wife and dog, so looking at a 3 man. I don't care about weight as I won't be walking with it.

I'd really like a tent with a good sized porch to be able to store a lot of gear and for the dog to sleep. I don't want to spend any more than 100, but it needs to be able to stand up to poor weather better than the Stowe.

I've seen the Vango Beta 350 which looks reasonable, but if anyone else has any suggestions I'd love to hear them.

Thanks very much,

Dom


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07/5/2012 at 12:37pm
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Vango Zetes 400 is a nice looking tent, only 2 poles, so easy to pitch and a small porch area.

Alternatively, you could look for an Icarus 400...much more 'living' space, but still quite compact.



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07/5/2012 at 12:59pm
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Licata 400 would give you lots of space but remains quick and easy to pitch and mine has withstood some horrendous weather.
Available from Outdoor Action for 89.95.

Of the 7 tents I won, the Licata 400 definately gets used the most.



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07/5/2012 at 6:25pm
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Ok,I've narrowed it down to 2, both of them Vango:

http://best-buys.co.uk/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/1185/

and

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vango-Beta-350-Tent/dp/B004QCN8W0

The Icarus 300 and the Beta 350.

Are they pretty much the same tent? Anything I need to look out for?

Dom


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07/5/2012 at 6:38pm
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I've also just seen http://www.coleman.eu/uk/p-25681-coastline-3-plus.aspx


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Any tent with fibreglass poles is going to rock and sway in a wind and although most poles are designed to withstand this there is always the possibility of breakages. That is what prompted me to get an Outwell Carolina 3 which has two metal poles and is therefore quite stable in wind.

The Carolina 3 (later updated to become the Carolina M) is now discontinued so you may be lucky enough to get one for around 100. There are other similarly designed tents but unfortunately they tend to be in excess of 100 which I know is not very helpful to you.



08/5/2012 at 2:34am
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these range of pop up tents are fantastic..very strong...and ive yet to hear of any poles breaking! in really bad weather...they flex inwards abit but pop right back out again. i own 2 of the bigger family size ones....and ive camped in some horrible gales!!!here 2 links for you anyway.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/seconds-family-41-tent-id_8171126.html

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/2-seconds-xxl-iiii-id_8129414.html

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08/5/2012 at 9:50am
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Spend a 100 and you will be spending as such every couple of years as it will break. You need to increase your budget to get something of a bit better quality that wil last a few more years.



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