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Message posted by EmbexElli15/7/2015 at 8:45am
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Hello,
Can anyone recommend a tent for one adventurous woman pensioner plus dogs. I want to be able to pitch on my own and I need to be able to stand up in it. I am only 5'. I have been looking at the Gelert Cabana 2.
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Message posted by Jayen15/7/2015 at 12:38pm
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I've pitched the Cabana 4 on my own, one woman and a dog. I found that the 4 had only just enough space. Don't forget it doesn't have any windows which was a bit claustrophobic.

Message posted by EmbexElli15/7/2015 at 6:43pm
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Thank you... that's really helpful.

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Message posted by Alicemaylara15/7/2015 at 8:01pm
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I'm a woman with a dog! I have A quachua pop up which is so easy to put up and down. Good budget brand and recommend highly. No porch which can be an issue with wet dog. I now have a tarp which is great as a porch area for smelly dog! The dog and I fit perfectly into the tent (it's the two man one). Take a look, pop ups are the way forward!! Good luck

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Message posted by rustys15/7/2015 at 11:10pm
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Hi Embexelli,

I have just bought a Cabana 2 for that very reason standing up. Here is my recent shopping list for stand up tents i needed 1900 to 2mtrs for my height, there are many others that a 5' person would be happy with. The 4 reasons i bought the Gelert Cabana 2 was there is only two of us,  height, weight and water test.

My other choices were the  "High Peak Colorado" 180 - 7.6 kg - 1800 to 2mtrs high. "Relaxdays 4" 1800 high - 6.8kgs simalar to the High Peak Colorado.

As i say there are lots that would suit your needs, look for a high water test ie 3000, just google camping stores and tents and you are shure to find what your after. Some good sales on at the moment as well.

Best of luck and happy camping. 


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Message posted by EmbexElli16/7/2015 at 8:47am
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Thank you so much...will investigate.

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Message posted by Bob6116/7/2015 at 12:32pm
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I camp solo and find that most tunnel style tents with about 3 poles in-line are easily erected by one person. If you buy a tent with poles going in all directions you will struggle. In fact small doesn't mean easy to erect in tent language, sometimes quite the opposite.

I have had everything from small dome tents to my last tent which was a Coleman Da Gama 6 man tent and believe it or not, that was the easiest one to erect. I now have another Coleman which is a 4 man and also easy to erect but not a lot of difference between the two.

The best thing I ever did was change from tents with fibreglass poles which need to be threaded through long sleeves and makes erecting very tiresome, to tents with metal poles which, apart from the roof pole, are on the outside and the tent clips to them. These types of tents are pretty easy to erect (plenty of videos on Utube) and give good head height throughout.

I would go for tents with a lot of room inside and large windows rather than a little claustrophobic thing that looks easy to erect but in which you cannot swing a cat let alone a dog!

Something along these lines might suit (forget the RRP...you can get most tents much cheaper than the RRP)

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Message posted by EmbexElli16/7/2015 at 12:38pm
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Good advice! Thank you.


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Message posted by octopusann16/7/2015 at 2:17pm
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I've just invested in an Airgo STratus 4 inflatable full height tent. Very easy to put up and take down, lots of space and I can stand up. Stood up to high winds very well too.

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Message posted by EmbexElli16/7/2015 at 3:58pm
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Thank you. I like the look of that!

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