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Message posted by campying06/8/2021 at 6:33pm
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Hi all,
Currently have an adequate tent but since I'm camping more often need to upgrade with a bit more space. Have searched and visited some main outlets and also online without finding my ideal tent - I realise I may have to compromise somewhere eventually, but thought I'd as the experts.

Needs
4-5 man tent (for two tall people who need space)
Sewn in groundsheet
Insect net on all openings (in Scotland where the midges can be brutal) including main entrance - this is crucial
Main entrance to have the option to use king poles for a canopy
1 bedroom (an optional divider would be a bonus)
1 living space able to stand up and have small table chairs, storage etc

Have over the last weeks looked at various tents but all have drawbacks.

Thanks in advance.

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Message posted by campying07/8/2021 at 11:16am
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Search off, found what I was looking for.

Message posted by Mucker188407/8/2021 at 12:11pm
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Quote: Originally posted by campying on 07/8/2021
Search off, found what I was looking for.



Pray tell. A perfect tent for you may well also be perfect for someone else looking for the same preferences.

Glad you found your ideal tent. Enjoy.

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Zempire aero TL fits the criteria. Also available in polycotton

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Message posted by BRYANMITCH07/8/2021 at 4:06pm
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Obviously bought some type of bell-tent with an added tarp over the entrance

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I want to know what they got but last time I looked for a tent for a friend I ended up buying one for me instead

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Message posted by campying12/8/2021 at 6:15pm
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Thanks for replies, have bought a tent but not tested yet, off for a week next week, so will give my verdict then.

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Message posted by campying06/9/2021 at 3:20pm
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Hi All,
I intended to leave a review having used the tent several times as it might help others on a decision. But on the Review form section there are bits I didn't know so could not go forward (release date for instance). Wondering if it might be of any use to put a small review simply in this post? btw it's a Urban Escape 4 Man Tunnel Tent (Halfords brand) which I don't think has been reviewed so far. Not that I'm a pro at reviews or camping!

Message posted by seanfdh06/9/2021 at 3:41pm
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Urban Escape Reviews. Don't know if your model is in that list.

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Message posted by mrs jubbly via mobile 06/9/2021 at 7:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by campying on 06/9/2021
Hi All,
I intended to leave a review having used the tent several times as it might help others on a decision. But on the Review form section there are bits I didn't know so could not go forward (release date for instance). Wondering if it might be of any use to put a small review simply in this post? btw it's a Urban Escape 4 Man Tunnel Tent (Halfords brand) which I don't think has been reviewed so far. Not that I'm a pro at reviews or camping!




Is it the four person air tunnel tent? It looks like it was released in 2017 if so.

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Message posted by campying via mobile 07/9/2021 at 8:54am
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No Mrs jubbly it's the ordinary fibreglass pole version. Thanks for trying though.

From the little research I've been able to do I think my tent may also be 2017. The review on this site is for a previous older version.

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Message posted by mrs jubbly via mobile 07/9/2021 at 6:57pm
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Quote: Originally posted by campying on 07/9/2021
No Mrs jubbly it's the ordinary fibreglass pole version. Thanks for trying though.

From the little research I've been able to do I think my tent may also be 2017. The review on this site is for a previous older version.



Bit of a mysyery tent then. Have you got a photo youcan upload? I saw a good looking, very big Urban Escape on my recent trip - can't find any details of it anywhere. Probabaly old but you'd think something would still be online

Message posted by campying via mobile 08/9/2021 at 6:18pm
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It would seem first sold in 2017 though I bought mine this year. Apparently a best seller and I bought it on the strength of features and by and large excellent reviews. It is sold out for this season so no longer on the Halfords website.
This is a short video covering the basics. I won't do a full on review.

IMO there's a lot to recommend this tent. If anyone has any questions I'd be glad to answer.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hexyivbM_vU


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