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Message posted by molly903/8/2005 at 9:58pm
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Note: This topic has been pinned as it's a subject that comes up often. If you have a question about sewn in groundsheets (SIG) please read through this thread first, then post on the end of it if necessary
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we bought our first tent + decided not to have a fully sewn in groundsheet.

Were we right?

I don't know - it takes longer to peg out - leaks if you don't fit it exaclty - but supposidly offers better ventilation. Did we make the right decison - what are your thoughts on them?


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Message posted by dianebb7203/8/2005 at 10:08pm
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we prefer the sewn in groundsheet just because the first tent we got didn't have one and it was dead draughty, but now we don't have that problem so its nice and cosy.  In our new tent there is seems to be plenty of ventilation.

Everyone on here have different reasons why they pick a tent, I'd say from some of posts I've read some prefer it with a SIG and some prefer it without



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Message posted by Mrs R03/8/2005 at 10:12pm
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SIG is a must for us.  Besides the comfort and warmth, I couldn't stand to share my living space with beasties!!

Message posted by die_hard_camper03/8/2005 at 10:23pm
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I like a SIG and I put a cheap blue tarpaulin on the ground first where the tent is going to go, so the groundsheet isn't going to get all mucky.

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Message posted by nbd103/8/2005 at 10:27pm
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Its very much personal choice we have an ordinary ground sheet and wouldnt change, bedrooms have SIG

 

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Message posted by magnolia03/8/2005 at 10:41pm
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not sewn in here   We like the extra ventilation

Message posted by srnet03/8/2005 at 10:44pm
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Quote: Originally posted by molly9 on 03/08/2005

we bought our first tent + decided not to have a fully sewn in groundsheet.

Were we right?


No right or wrong on this one, advantages and dissadvanteges either way.

If your happy with your tent why worry ?

 



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Message posted by missElaineous03/8/2005 at 10:53pm
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SIG for definate, cozy and draughtfree, easy to erect and even easier to pack away.  (musn't be an inner erect 1st for this though).  Excellent ventilation is elsewhere on the tent, opened as and when needed.

Message posted by ianjohno7104/8/2005 at 12:12am
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Sewn in groundsheet generally means inner pitching first so you have to watch out for rainy days

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Message posted by missElaineous04/8/2005 at 12:38am
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........ unless you're lucky enough to own a Coleman Weathermaster,then you get the best of both worlds, a SIG and an outer-erecting 1st (or all as one) tent...


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Message posted by wildie04/8/2005 at 12:40am
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ours is a semi sig best of both worlds.

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Message posted by Merry04/8/2005 at 7:49am
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molly, you've bought your lovely new tent so why not just enjoy it!

No point in asking now whether you've done the 'right' thing or not - that way madness lies. Your tent feels good to you and thats all you need to know  MT



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our bedrooms have SIG, the living area doesnt, but we have a huge groundsheet, we place down first, then erect the tent, then place a smaller groundsheet in the living area,

Message posted by Moonseeker04/8/2005 at 9:01am
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OK for the bedroom area, but I like the grass in the living area. 

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Message posted by The Admiral04/8/2005 at 9:15am
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Had a tent with a SIG and our current one without - think I prefer without, as it's much easier to deal with a seperate grounsdsheet for drying off/cleaning when we get home!!

Message posted by monkieknuts04/8/2005 at 9:34am
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Personally i Wouldnt entertain anything without a sewn in groundie.....but its all down to choice !!


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