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Subject Topic: Incredible Hail Storm = new tent needed! Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by CSS1506/8/2013 at 10:57am
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HI, whilst camping on the Isle of Wight last week, we were caught up in an incredible hail storm which tore at least 20 holes in our Vango Samara 600! The attached canopy seems to have survived though.

As we have a couple more camping trips booked in the next few weeks, we need to replace the tent but wondered if anyone could recommend any tents around the same size as the Samara, which we have generally been pleased with bar the odd problematic zip that this particular tent seems to suffer with...

Not sure we'd find one hail proof though ;-) as most of the tents & caravans on the same site were damaged!

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Message posted by Lauren5706/8/2013 at 1:46pm
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oh my goodness! what an awful experience 17

I would suggest a Maritsa - because i have one and i love it!! We've had no issues whatsover, loads of room, built in porch, up in 15 mins (bar pegging the guys) and some bargains to be had. we have the 600 for 5 of us and there if loads of room, would actually fit 6 people in comfortably too, and probably about 10 sitting in the living area lol x



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Message posted by sarahsop06/8/2013 at 3:02pm
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Oh how annoying bet that was one hell of a storm!

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Message posted by ajj100106/8/2013 at 3:11pm
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wow, never imagined a hailstorm could do that. We've gone for a canvas tent hoping it will be more "bombproof".

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Message posted by dk16806/8/2013 at 8:05pm
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Wow, freak of nature!!!

How about a canvas tent? Have a look at the offerings over at Obelink.

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Message posted by west187106/8/2013 at 8:12pm
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That's mad, we were near ventnor on the island till Saturday and had a crazy sheet lightening storm on Thursday night followed by a deluge of rain for a couple of minutes then nothing!
Luckily no damage to the tent or leaks so guess we were lucky!
The locals say it was a mini tornado... I'm not sure

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Message posted by Cheery_Camper06/8/2013 at 10:13pm
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Millets currently have the Vango Icarus 600 on sale for 199.99 (down from over 300)

Thought this may be of interest to you :-)

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Message posted by zivadog06/8/2013 at 11:30pm
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Thank goodness you are ok

Message posted by CSS1507/8/2013 at 7:17am
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Thanks all for your suggestions, will take a look. Not thought about canvas as have always been put off by size / weight of poles..

It was one hell of a storm! we were sat round watching it approach in awe, just before the hail came. We heard what sounded like a train coming through the next field just before, it was so loud. My 2 year old was asleep in the tent and didn't stir haha.

West1871 - we were near St Helens on the east side of the island. You must have just escaped the worst down in Vetnor.


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