Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
   Camping under canvas -  Tent talk. Advice, info and recommendations
Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: The Karsten Klub
Page:  1  ....  446  447  448  449  450  451 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Mucker188430/10/2021 at 10:56pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350+Awnings &2x Kampa Classics     Location:  Derby.
Joined: 01/7/2012
View Mucker1884's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mucker1884 Reply   Quote Mucker1884 Quote  
Mucker1884
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   8922
Tent Reviews:   5

Site Reviews Total: 40
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 2

It's a fair comment, Chadder, and I get why you would ask.

And with that, I would say the two beiges would be a close enough "match" to satisfy your needs.
We got our RA side walls added a fair while after our initial purchase of the RA.
Natural fading had already taken a strong hold on the RA, so there was a definite shade difference (or two!) between RA and the new side walls.
I'd venture to say a similar difference between our karsten beige awnings and these Triangular tarps.

The samples would be the way to go though, of they can be sourced.



-------------
2022: 4nights/1 site
2021: 30 nights/6 sites
2020: Just 24 nights. :-(
2019: A personal best 50 nights
2018: Just the 30 nights
2017: 34 nights/8 camps
2016: 32 nights/8 camps
2015: 38 nights/11 camps
2014: 34 nights/10 camps
2013: 36 nights
From July 2012: 23 nights

Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


Message posted by chadder via mobile 31/10/2021 at 2:18pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 10/7/2015
View chadder's Profile View Profile   Reply to chadder Reply   Quote chadder Quote  
chadder
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   7
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Many thanks Mucker, helpful as always .

For the same price as one of the tarp triangles I can get a matching 2x4m tarp from the bell tent co. that would easily make 2 sidewalls for the 260, so probably worthwhile even if not the best match in the world. Could fairly easily fit neatly under the rain awning side lip with front pole and side hooks, even without fitting a zip, so could be very simple and still neat and effective.

However I would like to do a proper job if possible as conceptually! straightforward, especially aided by your great photos of how the side walls fit and zips fit close ups, as a pattern. Although donít think my needlework skills are up to some of Mrs Mís impressive productions.

Still waiting to hear about tarp off cut sample, but have also tracked down the UK tencate fabric supplier who I can get samples from so I get the right original colour.

Alternatively I could just order them from CTS :)

Message posted by Egmel10/12/2021 at 4:01pm
Outfit:  Coleman PhadX3 + Karsten 350 (ordered)     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 28/9/2018
View Egmel's Profile View Profile   Reply to Egmel Reply   Quote Egmel Quote  
Egmel
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   40

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

In 2018 I bought from the ESVO store
"Tent canvas cotton 310 gr/m2. KD48, beige 69745"
and
"Tent tape 16 mm, polyester, sand"

To make my own tarp - it matches fine - not sure if that helps...


Message posted by chadder via mobile 14/12/2021 at 12:28pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 10/7/2015
View chadder's Profile View Profile   Reply to chadder Reply   Quote chadder Quote  
chadder
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   7
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Sorry only just picked this up.

That is brilliant many thanks for the picture and all the details, very helpful indeed. Looks a good match and prices good too.

I had been wondering how to get samples from ESVO as they have removed UK from the (mandatory) country drop down selector on the samples request page (but interestingly still included the Isle of Man), so really useful to see the comparison.

Now to find out if they still supply the UK post Brexit absolute(ish) A job for the new year.

Thanks again, your help is much appreciated :)

Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


Message posted by hankakampa14/2/2022 at 2:18pm
Outfit:  Karsten - sun storm - doesnt matter!     Location:  uk
Joined: 14/9/2012
View hankakampa's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to hankakampa Reply   Quote hankakampa Quote  
hankakampa
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   1911
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Who is 1st to go camping their Karsten this year / has anybody already been?

Advertisement


Message posted by TimCESmith via mobile 14/2/2022 at 3:57pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   936
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 53
Site Reviews 2022: 4  
Site Reviews 2021: 5  
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 30
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37



Iím away in Cornwall in an MSR Mutha Hubba I got for bicycle camping. It is an amazing tent but hugely more effort to live in than my Karsten!

Message posted by lidds0 via mobile 15/2/2022 at 12:38pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 24/8/2009
View lidds0's Profile View Profile   Reply to lidds0 Reply   Quote lidds0 Quote  
lidds0
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   4062

Site Reviews Total: 34
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 8  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 8

Quote: Originally posted by TimCESmith on 14/2/2022


Iím away in Cornwall in an MSR Mutha Hubba I got for bicycle camping. It is an amazing tent but hugely more effort to live in than my Karsten!



Tim, just looking at that picture makes me feel cold!

Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


Message posted by hankakampa15/2/2022 at 9:08pm
Outfit:  Karsten - sun storm - doesnt matter!     Location:  uk
Joined: 14/9/2012
View hankakampa's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to hankakampa Reply   Quote hankakampa Quote  
hankakampa
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   1911
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I didn't realise that was a picture taken inside a tent - I thought is it was some kind of computer created visual effect!

Theres news of a storm coming - will you be packing up and heading home?

Message posted by TimCESmith via mobile 15/2/2022 at 10:21pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   936
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 53
Site Reviews 2022: 4  
Site Reviews 2021: 5  
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 30
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37



Iím actually having a lovely time, although I had to purchase a woolly hat. Itís a bit windy tonight but Iím off to stay with my brother tomorrow and will likely opt to sleep in his house.

Message posted by TimCESmith via mobile 15/2/2022 at 10:55pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   936
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 53
Site Reviews 2022: 4  
Site Reviews 2021: 5  
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 30
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37

Update: just been out to check the guy lines and itís proper filthy outside. 10/10 for the wee MSR nylon baggie; would just prefer to be in my Karsten.

Advertisement


Message posted by lidds0 via mobile 17/2/2022 at 7:50pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 24/8/2009
View lidds0's Profile View Profile   Reply to lidds0 Reply   Quote lidds0 Quote  
lidds0
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   4062

Site Reviews Total: 34
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 8  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 8

Quote: Originally posted by TimCESmith on 15/2/2022
Update: just been out to check the guy lines and itís proper filthy outside. 10/10 for the wee MSR nylon baggie; would just prefer to be in my Karsten.



Will you be doing a trip report, Tim?

It's been blowing a hooley here over the past couple of days, so I'm glad not to be out in ANY tent!

Hope you've stayed safe!

Don't forget to leave a review of all tents you've used, for a chance to win fantastic prizes

New! Please upload a photo of your tent to the Tent Showcase!


Message posted by TimCESmith20/2/2022 at 2:50pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   936
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 53
Site Reviews 2022: 4  
Site Reviews 2021: 5  
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 30
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37

Whoops! sorry for lack of update. I survived. Dried the tent in my brother's garage and spent storm Eunice watching BigJetTV and one of bro's trees trying to get blown over. Was meant to be at the wonderful Sparkhayes in Porlock last night but Phil had had to shut the site because it was so wet that "even the hardstandings have gone wobbly". So I'm back home for the next storm . . . .

Message posted by stubber via mobile 06/5/2022 at 6:49pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 19/5/2019
View stubber's Profile View Profile   Reply to stubber Reply   Quote stubber Quote  
stubber
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   46
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

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.

Message posted by TimCESmith07/5/2022 at 9:34am
Outfit:  Karsten 350 + SE CA EA RA FW & ZIG     Location:  London
Joined: 17/9/2014
View TimCESmith's Profile View Profile   Reply to TimCESmith Reply   Quote TimCESmith Quote  
TimCESmith
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   936
Tent Reviews:   3

Site Reviews Total: 53
Site Reviews 2022: 4  
Site Reviews 2021: 5  
Site Reviews 2020: 5  
Site Reviews 2019: 10 
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 30
Site Nights 2020: 31
Site Nights 2019: 50
Site Nights 2018: 37

Congratulations on the purchase, stubber! We always take our ZIG for off season camping. Last summer we left it behind (on purpose) as the forecast was dry enough to get away with putting a carpet straight on the ground.

Reader, the forecast was wrong. We got very soggy.

We bought an emergency Halfords XL tarp (about £25, if memory serves) which worked a treat for a fortnight, though nowhere near as tough as the proper ZIG. It was fine with a carpet on top; the size allowed for a generous bathtub 'upstand'. We now use it as a footprint for the pod.

Message posted by Mucker188407/5/2022 at 4:46pm
Outfit:  Karsten 350+Awnings &2x Kampa Classics     Location:  Derby.
Joined: 01/7/2012
View Mucker1884's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mucker1884 Reply   Quote Mucker1884 Quote  
Mucker1884
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   8922
Tent Reviews:   5

Site Reviews Total: 40
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 6  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 2

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!






-------------
2022: 4nights/1 site
2021: 30 nights/6 sites
2020: Just 24 nights. :-(
2019: A personal best 50 nights
2018: Just the 30 nights
2017: 34 nights/8 camps
2016: 32 nights/8 camps
2015: 38 nights/11 camps
2014: 34 nights/10 camps
2013: 36 nights
From July 2012: 23 nights

Message posted by stubber via mobile 07/5/2022 at 7:29pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 19/5/2019
View stubber's Profile View Profile   Reply to stubber Reply   Quote stubber Quote  
stubber
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   46
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi Mucker 1884, yes I have a breathable carpet from another tent I can use, might just give it a try and see how I get on, just hate finding slugs in your kit in the morning


In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

  Prev       Next

Jump To Page:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  106  107  108  109  110  111  112  113  114  115  116  117  118  119  120  121  122  123  124  125  126  127  128  129  130  131  132  133  134  135  136  137  138  139  140  141  142  143  144  145  146  147  148  149  150  151  152  153  154  155  156  157  158  159  160  161  162  163  164  165  166  167  168  169  170  171  172  173  174  175  176  177  178  179  180  181  182  183  184  185  186  187  188  189  190  191  192  193  194  195  196  197  198  199  200  201  202  203  204  205  206  207  208  209  210  211  212  213  214  215  216  217  218  219  220  221  222  223  224  225  226  227  228  229  230  231  232  233  234  235  236  237  238  239  240  241  242  243  244  245  246  247  248  249  250  251  252  253  254  255  256  257  258  259  260  261  262  263  264  265  266  267  268  269  270  271  272  273  274  275  276  277  278  279  280  281  282  283  284  285  286  287  288  289  290  291  292  293  294  295  296  297  298  299  300  301  302  303  304  305  306  307  308  309  310  311  312  313  314  315  316  317  318  319  320  321  322  323  324  325  326  327  328  329  330  331  332  333  334  335  336  337  338  339  340  341  342  343  344  345  346  347  348  349  350  351  352  353  354  355  356  357  358  359  360  361  362  363  364  365  366  367  368  369  370  371  372  373  374  375  376  377  378  379  380  381  382  383  384  385  386  387  388  389  390  391  392  393  394  395  396  397  398  399  400  401  402  403  404  405  406  407  408  409  410  411  412  413  414  415  416  417  418  419  420  421  422  423  424  425  426  427  428  429  430  431  432  433  434  435  436  437  438  439  440  441  442  443  444  445  446  447  448  449  450  451

Quick Links - All Forums - Tent talk. Advice, info and recommendations - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





3172 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2022


Advertisement


Advertisement