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Subject Topic: Best vis -a - vis tent Post Reply Post New Topic
09/5/2013 at 9:19am
 Location: Weston Super Mare
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We are looking for a weekend tent ,and like the vis a vis style. Each bedroom needs to be the same size, and looking for one that can have a porch

Karen


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09/5/2013 at 12:40pm
 Location: West Yorkshire
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how many bedrooms do you need?


09/5/2013 at 2:17pm
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Outwell Concorde XL and porch is available separately!

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09/5/2013 at 5:01pm
 Location: Aston Clinton
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Hi Karen
Yes what berth and how many bedrooms. The only problem with a vis a vis for weekend is the number of poles to put in if its a 6 berth then normally its 6 poles so will take nearly as long as your Filey to pitch add a porch and it will take longer though obviously the pack size and weight will be a lot less. The Vango vis a vis tents are well thought of and most have an optional porch available.
Good luck hope you find something suitable

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09/5/2013 at 9:24pm
 Location: Melksham
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Gelert Horizon 6 comes with a separate porch too


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09/5/2013 at 10:25pm
 Location: Essex
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Hi gear zenobia with porch (same as the gelert horizon 6). Spacious bedrooms, 5 fibreglass poles. We get our larger vermont up and pegged out quicker tho, and dont have to bother putting a seperate porch up...


09/5/2013 at 10:40pm
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You haven't mentioned :-

Budget
How any people will be sleeping / living in it
Polyester or cotton or Polycotton preference
Colour preference
Do you need standing height or sitting / sleeping only
Do you like poles or inflateable

These will help us to help you narrow down the literally hundreds of tents out there for you to a few that you should go and see and make you final decision!

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10/5/2013 at 9:03am
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OO sorry for lack of info guys. Right then, currently we have a vango Verona 6xl and one bedroom is perfect ,standing room etc, the other end is sloping, hence why we want them the same. There will be me hubby and 2 children .Obviously polycotton would be nice but then the weight issue comes into it. There will be many weekends where it is me and the children so, ease of putting up is vital. The vango went up so quick last weekend ,the children commented on it and how it was better not waiting for hours while we put the tent etc up. Also not the flexible poles that could split in high winds
karen


10/5/2013 at 12:37pm
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So given that info, what we need to find for you is :-

Steel poled vis a vis style 6 berth but maybe 8 berth tent preferably Polycotton but not necessarily.

Have you looked at the Hi-Gear Kalahari 8?

It doesn't have steel poles but it seems to get good reviewsand is keenly priced.

The Kampa Tenby 8 looks great, steel poles and a porch available too.

At the other end of the price scale there is the Outwell Concorde XL at around 1650 and a separately available porch for around 600 ish

But it's vis a vis Polycotton.


Hoe this gives food for thought.



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10/5/2013 at 2:13pm
 Location: uk
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at Karen

If you go onto eBay just now there's a Kampa Tenby 6 for 299 and some else is selling the porch / front canopy for it for 124.99

So uv got the complete setup there for 425!

Read the reviews on here - all good!

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11/5/2013 at 8:29am
 Location: North Lincolnshire
 Outfit: Cabanon TT
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Quote: Originally posted by karen37 on 10/5/2013
There will be many weekends where it is me and the children so, ease of putting up is vital. ...Also not the flexible poles that could split in high winds
karen



I wouldn't fancy pitching a steel-poled vis a vis tunnel tent by myself, for a weekend.

I think I'd go for the Khyam Harewood, if funds allow. Bedroom inners aren't the same size but both are tall and you can roll up the divider in the biggest one, to make a really big space.

Easy to pitch (we've had a few Khyam tents, and once you get the hang of it they do go up fast as no poles to thread).

You can fit an annex/front porch, too.

If you're looking for quick and easy, however, then I don't think you can go far wrong with a Quechua pop up, from Decathlon. They have the Seconds Family 4.2, and 4.2XL, on offer at the moment (but not the greatest head height in living area) as well as the older pagoda style vis a vis. If you like those, but want a taller tent, then take a look at their latest
Seconds Family 4.2XL. You can link a Base Seconds to it, to make a porch / extra living area, if you want.



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11/5/2013 at 8:32am
 Location: North Lincolnshire
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P.S.

I've just realised, they have the Harewood on offer at the moment, at Somerset Camping (349.99) and if you enter code UKCAM45 (posted by webby, on another thread) you'll get another 10% discount.



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