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Message posted by willcox12207/5/2012 at 3:48pm
Outfit:  Bear Lake 6 2012 Sunncamp air tt     Location:  Oxfordshire
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Hi

We camped 3 times last year in an outwell MaineL purchase at a discounted price as OH was unsure if he would like camping.  Generaly the tent worked well but with 3 of us, we found we had a lack of living space when it rained!  So spend Saturday looking at tents. (PJ St Albans)  [Wanted to see a Delaware 5 - as seen a package deal tent + foot print + both carpets 1k].

They had a Delaware 5, Vermont XLP, Lake Wolf 7 and Bear lake 4. 

I love the polycottons - but are a bit unsure about weathering/possible leaks. I like the Bear 6, OH likes the Wolf 5 becasue the canopy goes to the floor. Was surprise on how light the Delaware was.  Vermont (like layout) concerned about overall lenght.  My heads say keep the size to 5m by 7m as the maximum.  This rules out the Vermont.

I hoped seeing the tents would help make the decision easier but it seem to have got worse.  Any advice.


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Message posted by Francais07/5/2012 at 4:12pm
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Back in 2008 we almost bought a WL5 very nice tent indeed, and we preffered the Outwell "PolyCotton" over Vango's lighter weight "PolyCotton".

In the end though we plumped for a Cabanon Biscaya 370 "Cotton" canvas tent, the tent is almost the same size and design as the WL5 and as both tents were the same price at the time, it was a no brainer to go for the "Cotton" canvas Cabanon for us.

We made the right choice, the tent has been fine for our fortnight campings in the South of France during July, and for the two of us, there is ample accomadation. 


Message posted by teddy10207/5/2012 at 7:48pm
Outfit:  Tiris 800 & aztec galeria 6     Location:  Hertfordshire
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 I so want the Delaware 5 and 7 to go with my tigris 800 and aztec galeria  lol . pitch size can be a problem so i think your right to keep to 7 x 5m   and  the polycotton  is much warmer  , I must of had 20 tents over the years and would say my old frame  canvas tent was the best i ever had  ,still you can never have enough tents


Message posted by willcox12207/5/2012 at 8:12pm
Outfit:  Bear Lake 6 2012 Sunncamp air tt     Location:  Oxfordshire
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Thanks for confirming that I'm not being draft sticking to my orginal maximum size.

Polycotton seem to be winning at the moment, just need to find the right deal!

 

 


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Message posted by scooby4007/5/2012 at 8:54pm
Outfit:  vermont xl 2011 duuo plus trailer      Location:  kent
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We got the vermont xl the space is fantastic we had 2 weeks of horrible rain in devon but having the space was a godsend, good luck hope you get the right tent

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Message posted by arsenaldes07/5/2012 at 10:03pm
Outfit:  Kampa Holkham + Outwell Yukon River*     Location:  Aston Clinton
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Why not look at the vermont L or Lp then you will be under 5m wide and dont overlook the Kampa tents as quality is every bit as good

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Message posted by willcox12208/5/2012 at 8:13pm
Outfit:  Bear Lake 6 2012 Sunncamp air tt     Location:  Oxfordshire
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I have been looking at the Vermont LP but that's over 7m's long.

OH likes the Wolf but I'm drawn toward the Bear as it's wider.

Have not investigated the Kampa tents - I'll take a look.


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Message posted by Zeelees08/5/2012 at 9:20pm
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