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Message posted by Lukeledge via mobile 26/3/2022 at 10:12am
Outfit:  Adria Compact 590SP     Location:  Scotland
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Just bought a Soloist in their sale , under 120 with added footprint. Set it up in the house, seems pretty good quality and easy to put up. For the small size and weight is roomy enough and I can sit up inside. Taller people than 5'8" likely to need the XL.
Also got sleeping bag and light inflatable mat in the sale as well.
All seems well made and good value.

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 27/3/2022 at 4:12pm
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Nice enough weight but inner first pitch which is a faff when it rains. Still at that price I wouldn't be complaining.

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Vango F10 Helium 1
Coleman Cobra Pro 3
Coleman Cobra 2
Naturehike Star River 2
Eureka! Solitaire
Dutch army goretex bivvy bag

Message posted by Lukeledge via mobile 29/3/2022 at 10:38am
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True, but It is very quick to pitch so shouldn't be too much of a problem unless absolutely teeming down!
Also I got it with the footprint, so could pitch outer first using the footprint then hook the inner inside.

Message posted by spiritburner29/3/2022 at 9:26pm
Outfit:  Citroen Dispatch Campervan plus tents     Location:  NE England
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I've managed fine with inner first geodesics & a MSR Hubba even in pouring rain. I normally use 'all in one' tents where inner & fly can go up together. In winter the fly is normally wet with condensation & I still pack it all up together & the inner is then wet for the next night. A quick wipe with a buff or similar if it's really bad is all that's required. I rarely need to. Never had an inner first tent be any worse.   I use down gear in the tent - not a problem.

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 29/3/2022 at 10:48pm
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Fly first means a waterproof place to put your gear as soon as the fly is up. In the morning you can take the inner down in the dry and stow it separate from the fly.
I usually find fly first better in the wind as well.
It is all a matter of personal taste.

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Vango F10 Helium 1
Coleman Cobra Pro 3
Coleman Cobra 2
Naturehike Star River 2
Eureka! Solitaire
Dutch army goretex bivvy bag

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Message posted by Austin at play04/4/2022 at 3:23pm
Outfit:  Vango Omega 2.5+ Force ten Nitrolite     Location:  Cumbria
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The Vango is quite heavy at over 3.5 kilos, at that weight you might look at the Vango omega 2.5 a great tent with a two side door opening, one fully with mesh outer door, plenty of space and very stable, stands up to heavy weather. Alternatively you could opt for the much lighter but smaller Force-Ten-F10-Xenon-UL-2-Tent at just over two
KG, better still get the shorter version at under two KG, I've the older Force Tent nitrolight 200+, exquisite in its design plenty of room and for weight incredible space, downside is you can see thought it so be careful when using the light at night. To my mind best mountain tent out there, very rigid and stable

Message posted by Wet Never Again via mobile 09/4/2022 at 5:17pm
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I'm going to jump on this thread if that's OK?

Just bought a Naturehike Mongar 2 and I'm very impressed with it. BUT, there's a huge gap between fly and ground. Is this normal?

Message posted by spiritburner09/4/2022 at 7:55pm
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Often the case for tents not designed for our kind of climate.

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 16/6/2022 at 5:24pm
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Well, after several unsuccessful attempts, I managed to order a Dan Durston Xmid 2 with a solid inner.

https://durstongear.com/product/x-mid-2-solid

A real 2 person but lighter than my one man. Solid inner better suited to UK/Ireland weather. Fly first, fly only or inner only. 4 season and lots of space in the vestibules.
I'm keeping the helium but will get rid of other 1 and 2 man tents.
Now to wait for delivery and the customs charges

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Vango Force 10 mk3
Vango F10 Helium 1
Coleman Cobra Pro 3
Coleman Cobra 2
Naturehike Star River 2
Eureka! Solitaire
Dutch army goretex bivvy bag


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