Message posted by Mucker188407/5/2022 at 4:46pm
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Quote: Originally posted by stubber on 06/5/2022
After reading posts on Karsten tents for a while I finally took the plunge and got hold of a used 350 pod with c/a, e/a and flat font wall but with no ZIG, I am wondering if a ZIG Is worth having ot not.
What do others think?
I like the thought of a ZIG, but it's extra kit to take and install, but probably make it more cosy in the colder months, decisions, decisions.
We prefer to treat our awnings as "outside", so grass ideally, or a breathable awning carpet on the drier/dustier/earthier pitches of Southern France (which works exceedingly well for us, I have to say!).
Kitchen spills soak away. Outdoor footwear can be worn, wet coats can be hung up etc. Can simply be hosed at home and hung to dry, if it ever gets muddy.
Downside is, it can feel less cosy/more draughty, as you say.
We actually have the exact ZIG you would need, purchased new from CTS in late 2014, all in as new condition and never used, apart from its initial practise pitch.
I've said before "It's the only component we bought that we've never used, and needn't have bothered".
Reluctant to sell though, as I think it will help, should we ever come to sell the whole set up. (Perish the thought!)
Personally, I'd try the breathable awning carpet route first, and see if you really would want to seal it all off with an almost-white ZIG!
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