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Message posted by VangoMan0203/9/2015 at 7:00pm
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Good looking tent Sarah, certainly looks good height. I do like Vaude tents but they are expensive but then the quality is evident.

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Message posted by foggers03/9/2015 at 11:52pm
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I used to have a Vaude opera 4 and it was quite simply the best quality of poles and fabric in any synthetic tent I have owned..... And I am a SERIOUS tentaholic!

Message posted by Poppy956004/9/2015 at 11:44am
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do the Zephyros and the Vaude have those really thin groundsheets (like the Halo 3) - not sure what the material's called but I like that thicker nobbly type groundsheet as it saves having to carry a footprint protector thing

thanks - I guess I have plenty of time to decide before Christmas which one to get (I might camp this weekend but think it's a bit cold and grey - if I do I'll just use one of my lower height tents)

Message posted by VangoMan0204/9/2015 at 1:05pm
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To be honest the real purpose of a footprint is to prevent the tent groundsheet getting all mucky. Its easier to clean a separate footprint then the underside of the tent.
It may also prevent damage to the tent groundsheet.



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Message posted by discoduncan04/9/2015 at 1:19pm
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Not enough room to stand up in this one but really light and a great headroom.


QUECHUA Quickhiker Ultralight 4

or the Vango 350XL

 

or with full height but above budget

look at redverz tents

the vango tour 200

the vango stelvio

the lone rider 

 

Kind regards

 

D


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Message posted by armchaircamper04/9/2015 at 2:46pm
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The Vaude groundsheet is the thinnest I've ever seen so I've made a footprint.

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Message posted by foggers19/9/2015 at 11:46pm
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Just found the Zephyros 3 at 175, and if you subscribe to their newsletter you get a 10% off code. Uttings

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Message posted by foggers23/9/2015 at 11:34pm
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Dammit.....it , I bought one!looked so good

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Message posted by VangoMan0224/9/2015 at 8:27am
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Like the look of the Zephyros 3, be good to hear how it performs when you get a chance to use it.

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Message posted by foggers24/9/2015 at 8:54pm
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Had it out of the bag yesterday just to check it over, and I am initially VERY impressed. From a small tent pack, about 50cm long and about 25cm in diameter, and just over 4kg, to get a proper double bedroom which will fit our comfy double SIM in, and have headroom to stand (we are both about 5'7") seems like a miracle.

It was easy to put up on my own, the flysheet feels very good quality and the space in the vestibule is enough to fit chairs and enough gear for a short break.

If the weather holds, we hope to try it out in a couple of weeks.

And I am going to stay off these boards.... it ends up costing me!!

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Message posted by Poppy956024/9/2015 at 10:09pm
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dammit I wish I'd given in to temptation now- I looked at that very good offer and managed to resist - there might be a better offer before next summer...........

does it need a footprint? how thick is the groundsheet?

ooh just realised the extra 10% is till 20 Oct :) :) I thought it was Sept

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Message posted by VangoMan0225/9/2015 at 9:03am
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Quote: Originally posted by foggers on 24/9/2015
Had it out of the bag yesterday just to check it over, and I am initially VERY impressed. From a small tent pack, about 50cm long and about 25cm in diameter, and just over 4kg, to get a proper double bedroom which will fit our comfy double SIM in, and have headroom to stand (we are both about 5'7") seems like a miracle.

It was easy to put up on my own, the flysheet feels very good quality and the space in the vestibule is enough to fit chairs and enough gear for a short break.

If the weather holds, we hope to try it out in a couple of weeks.

And I am going to stay off these boards.... it ends up costing me!!



Sounds really good for the price and as you say a bit of a tardis..

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Message posted by foggers25/9/2015 at 5:47pm
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Quote: Originally posted by VangoMan02 on 25/9/2015
Quote: Originally posted by foggers on 24/9/2015Had it out of the bag yesterday just to check it over, and I am initially VERY impressed. From a small tent pack, about 50cm long and about 25cm in diameter, and just over 4kg, to get a proper double bedroom which will fit our comfy double SIM in, and have headroom to stand (we are both about 5'7") seems like a miracle.

It was easy to put up on my own, the flysheet feels very good quality and the space in the vestibule is enough to fit chairs and enough gear for a short break.

If the weather holds, we hope to try it out in a couple of weeks.

And I am going to stay off these boards.... it ends up costing me!!



Sounds really good for the price and as you say a bit of a tardis..



Yes, Tardis is the right word for it. Am going to have to sell the Vango Omega 350 though, I have restricted space for camping kit and it helps offset the cost of a new one.....that will mean I will be without a Vango tent at all for the first time in decades.....gulp!

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well I went to the park and put up the Trespass Go Further 2 man tent and it is quite impressive size wise - I think it's a bit daft having a carpet for the living area though. would have been more sensible to have it in the bedroom as muddy footwear would go in the living section!

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Thats good you are happy with the new tent..

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