By: Paulzie Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2007 Rating:
I'm a very light sleeper which is why I went for a blackout tent. Friends had recommended a popup tent from previous experience and I'd looked at the various eurohike / Blacks tents available.
The tent is like the basic Eurohike flash pop up tents with a few additions. The major point being they're made of black fabric which does a very good job of keeping out the light. The tent does have 2 windows at the bottom which allow light in - along with suitable covers to block out the light again.
At the front there's a large overhang which keeps the sun (and rain) out of the tent allowing the front flap to be kept open. There's 2 short ridge poles in the middle that give extra head room in the tent, along with a small hook to hang things from. Couple of pockets at the opposite end to the door. As the tent has more overhangs etc it has requires more tent pegs and ropes - which are bright yellow.
The tent has a built in groundsheet and flysheet.
The tent pops up on it's own and can be fully pitched within a couple of minutes. Putting it back in the bag cab take minutes also - but make sure you watch the youtube videos before opening the tent for the first time.
After 3 years the tent is still looking great. No holes or sign of wear yet.
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Based on the Eurohike Flash Mach 1 but with room for two people, this remarkable tent doesn't need pitching — simply take it out of the rucksack-style bag and it pops into shape immediately. The waterproof double-skin design makes it ideal for summer fun and festivals. It is made with a black polyester flysheet and a breathable black polyester inner to cut down the amount of light entering the tent, so that you get a good night''s rest. It also helps to keep the tent cool on hot days. The groundsheet is polyester and the poles are lightweight fibreglass. An additional loop creates a canopy to provide shelter over the door and there are large vents on rear for ventilation and condensation control. There are low-level windows and the guylines are fluorescent