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Message posted by yotanka6205/6/2017 at 6:42pm
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We are in Cornwall at the moment and the weather is terrible. We got a free Kampa 5 pole windbreak when we bought our air awning. Fabric material with a clear plastice strip to see through. Metal along the top and plates to push the steel poles through on ground. Metal angled poles for supports. We have also used pegs and yellow string ties. Holding up well in really windy conditions. One problem is yet are very expensive and don't think we would buy if we hadn't got free.

Message posted by AlisonBob05/6/2017 at 6:45pm
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Take a look at Jormax Windbreaks.

No guys, heavy duty aluminium poles durable solid pvc / see through mesh / combined PVC Mesh options

Expensive but quality product Jormax

Bob

Message posted by Graham05/6/2017 at 7:31pm
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Still checking out the options....Thanks all for the advice etc. Who would have thought such a simple bit of kit could be so problematic.

Seems also that if you do want a decent tough set up you will be spending north of £150.

Bit more digging to do yet though, so if I do find that elusive cheap/strong/long lasting windbreak you guys will be the first to know


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http://www.blue-diamond-products.co.uk/other-products/windbreaks.html

Tried a dozen before these and five years later still as good as new and spares are cheap and easy

Honestly I think nothing comes close

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Message posted by Skiiddy24/3/2018 at 10:17pm
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Quote: Originally posted by AlisonBob on 05/6/2017
Take a look at Jormax Windbreaks.

No guys, heavy duty aluminium poles durable solid pvc / see through mesh / combined PVC Mesh options

Expensive but quality product Jormax

Bob



Agreed. Really good.

Bob, just acquired a Kyte XL without Widforce and read that you had it retro fitted. Could you say what the cost was? Iíve been told 5k?


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Message posted by Junior pullman25/3/2018 at 9:54am
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We bought 2 Vanguard windbreaks 5 years ago. They have thin nylon sheeting and thin metal poles which have elastic running through so that they pull apart and fold down small. We have used them on nearly all our holidays, 3 weeks is the longest we go for, and they are still going strong and keep the wind off brilliantly. They stand roughly 4ft high.

Message posted by Junior pullman25/3/2018 at 9:58am
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In my last post please read Vanguard for Vango.

Message posted by gsdbc27/3/2018 at 2:23pm
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Quote: Originally posted by mark52 on 04/6/2017
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Message posted by Lorfal24/6/2018 at 9:47am
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Anyone got any thoughts on royal leisure 6 pole windbreak?

Message posted by Hairywol25/6/2018 at 5:50pm
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My vote is for our 7 pole Quest windbreak from Go Outdoors.

We've got the green stripey one but it come also in blue stripey. The poles are metal tipped at the sharp end and ferruled at the hammering end.

We did manage to snap one pole a few years ago, but replacements are only a few quid.

Advantages for me are, in addition to being sturdy and tall and long, they are hammered into the ground (I use a 2lb rubber mallet, no hammers please) which means that one isn't tripping over guys all the time, especially when camping in a tent or with a porch awning that also have guys to avoid.

Around £50 for the long version. Had our for many years.


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Message posted by hurlingfrootmig25/6/2018 at 6:14pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Hartley Hare on 05/6/2017
http://www.blue-diamond-products.co.uk/other-products/windbreaks.html

Tried a dozen before these and five years later still as good as new and spares are cheap and easy

Honestly I think nothing comes close



I second the Blue Diamond - excellent quality. Got ours from Ultimate Outdoors...

Message posted by ShortHamstrings25/6/2018 at 8:46pm
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Quote: Originally posted by hurlingfrootmig on 25/6/2018
Quote: Originally posted by Hartley Hare on 05/6/2017
http://www.blue-diamond-products.co.uk/other-products/windbreaks.html

Tried a dozen before these and five years later still as good as new and spares are cheap and easy

Honestly I think nothing comes close



I second the Blue Diamond - excellent quality. Got ours from Ultimate Outdoors...



That's good to know. We just ordered a Blue Diamond one from Millets . 15% off (ends today).




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