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Message posted by bazzman18/7/2017 at 9:02pm
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I've had the Vango Flux 500 for a few years and love it. It fits on the motorbike fine but is a bit cumbersome for just 1 or 2 night stays.

I'd like to get a smaller inflatable tent for the short bike trips but can't find anything in the 2/3 person inflatable size. Does anyone know if they are available or shall I just stick with my Vango and enjoy all that space once it's up? Many thanks

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Message posted by seanfdh18/7/2017 at 9:20pm
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Why does it need to be inflatable? A 2/3 man poled tent will take minutes to put up if it's a decent design. And it'll be lighter and pack smaller.

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Message posted by bazzman23/7/2017 at 8:57pm
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Agreed, there are bound to be other poled designs available that are quicker than my several current but I so enjoy the ease of my Vango that I'm planning on staying with inflatable. Weight's not the main concern - it'll be lighter than a pillion either way. Packed size definitely is, especially when bed and so on are strapped on also and everything must always be narrower than the handle bars - bit like a cats whiskers that :-).

After some searching, I've found 3. Now to find someone that has them in stock to go and see as they may not be that big a advantage. I like the idea of a black-out tent...

https://www.quechua.co.uk/family-camping-tent-air-seconds-3-xl-freshblack-3-people........

https://www.quechua.co.uk/air-seconds-2-xl-freshblack-camping-tent-2-people-white-........

https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/easy-camp-tornado-300-3-person-tent/?searchparam=infl........

Message posted by Sledneck2724/7/2017 at 1:21am
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Quote: Originally posted by bazzman on 18/7/2017
I've had the Vango Flux 500 for a few years and love it. It fits on the motorbike fine but is a bit cumbersome for just 1 or 2 night stays.

I'd like to get a smaller inflatable tent for the short bike trips but can't find anything in the 2/3 person inflatable size. Does anyone know if they are available or shall I just stick with my Vango and enjoy all that space once it's up? Many thanks



What about the Heimplanet Fistral? Its a 2 person, and packs a fraction of the size and weight of your Vango.

https://www.heimplanet.com/us-shop/Fistral_1

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Message posted by Sledneck2724/7/2017 at 1:28am
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I just looked at the Heimplanet The Cave too, and its substantially larger than the Fistral and it's still half the pack size and weight of your Vango. So, theres two choices.



https://www.heimplanet.com/us-shop/The-Cave_1

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Message posted by paul+kate s-o-t24/7/2017 at 8:59pm
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I'm sure vango did a flux 200 and flux 300

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Message posted by TimCESmith25/7/2017 at 12:09am
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Outdoor Revolution Hendrix, surely? link

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Message posted by bazzman25/7/2017 at 8:55pm
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Gorgeous tents the Heimplanet, thanks for the find. Too pricey for me though.

Message posted by bazzman25/7/2017 at 8:58pm
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Flux 200 & 300, I'd forgotten about those. I actually looked at the 300 but the 500 was the same price at the time so went for the 500. Vango no longer make that range but I could look on the Bay for a secondhand one.

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Outdoor revolution. Thank you, I did not know about them so I'll research those.

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Message posted by TimCESmith26/7/2017 at 8:37am
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40% off RRP on Heimplanet at SportPursuit.com at the moment, if you're happy to wait till mid / late August for delivery.

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