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Tent Reviews: Eurohike Tay

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4.30 KG
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.5/10 from 8 reviews

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8 Reviews of the Tay

By: Ivorf  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

I bought this from Millets for 20 in a sale. I wasn't looking for a tent at the time, but it was a great offer! It's easy enough to pitch single-handed - just peg the corners down first if it's windy. Also, the poles / sleeves are supposed to be colour-coded according the instructions, but I'm not sure mine are. Anyway, not a problem once you work out where the big pole goes. One big plus is that it pitches flysheet first - for use in the UK, I'd never buy a tent that didn't do that.

The tent has been used for car-based trips, as well as walking and cycling trips. For the latter options, I'd suggest splitting the weight and bulk between two people. Once up, it provides quite spacious accommodation with a big awning area. Another review mentioned that the flysheet leaves a fair gap at the bottom. This is true, but I've never had an issue with it. Also, the sleeping area has a sewn-in groundsheet. So, while it's perhaps not for extreme conditions, as a general-purpose tent it has proved excellent.
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By: Larry9731  Reason: Other  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Having done lots of outdoor camping over the years, I or I should say we have made up our minds to start doing this great outdoor ventured life again. Having looked at varies tents and reviews on them the euro hike Tay tent would fit our needs down to the ground (excuse the pun) as we will be travelling on two wheels this time. I don't think 4.30 kg would be to much of a problem to carry with us. So this tent would be a yes,yes from us. Happy camping folks.
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By: Rachael22  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I bought this tent as I regularly camp either on my own or with friends. I have used it frequently since purchase two years ago and it's still going strong!

The sleeping compartment is spacious for a two man tent and is plenty big enough for two people with stuff.

The porch area is almost as big again and is excellent for storing bags and other gear not needed in the sleeping compartment. It also provides an area for getting out of wet gear so the sleeping compartment can remain dry.

It's fairly easy to erect, though having two people to do so is a bonus due to the three pole design and the rather large size. Around 10mins to erect and 15mins to fold down as a guess.

I've used this tent in wet and windy conditions and it's never let me down!
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By: Bigwills2277  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We bought this tent for a weekend camping holiday. We had a tent already but the Tay was a part of a deal with some accessories in a local store so we purchased it.

The tent was easy to assemble and we had it fully erected in about 15mins, which is surprising considering neither my wife or myself are experienced campers. The tent is warm overnight and a good size easily accommodating the two of us with space in the porch for our cool box, stove etc and a handy area to keep your boots dry. The only slight drawback is the sleeping compartment is white and as such is very bright in the mornings. Ignoring this slight flaw a cracking little tent ideal for a weekend away.
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By: Hornbrook  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

We have always found this tent easy to pitch, with a little practice. There is plenty of room for 2 people and all the kit we had. The porch is just big enough to store 2 mountain bikes in during the really bad weather on our last trip. A great all-rounder of a tent that has never let us down in any weather.
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By: Chrismartinuk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2004   Rating: 

I have used the older style TAY on a number of occasions, camping in Europe in all different weathers from the cold Austrian Alps to the searing heat of the July sun in the south of France. It has also been on expedition tours of Wales, and was base camp for us whilst on Off-road challenge events. It remained quite cool in the summer - has good double doors which can be zipped back to just a net covering which solves the heat!

It has NEVER let me down, has always remained dry and has stood up to some horrifying weather in the lake district in gale and blizzard conditions in December! Only one guy rope pulled out that night and the poles stood up really well! Got no sleep though as the flapping of the vestibule roof was really noisy! (It was blowing a force 8 though!)

To be fair to it, I really have abused it! I use a big holdall to keep it in as the original sack thing is only big enough for the flysheet (unless you are a genius at packing tents!).

I mist have used this tent over the last 6 years over 50 times and have only just replaced it with a more wind-proof tent (North Face Tadpole) as I wont need such a big unit.

I can get this tent set up and sorted in under 10 mins single handed, and I must say I love it!

Well worth twice it's price!
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By: Andrew1001  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I bought this tent for a weekend away with some mates in the lakes. What a good choice I made. Initially it was the price that made me go for the Tay. It was a doddle to put up, it took me about 10 minutes be myself. When up it was very stable and it also weathered a fairly heavy down pour with not one leak. Taking down was also very easy and it went straight back into its back.
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By: Lunavix  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We bought this tent to use for a weekend going by train - it was chosen for price, that it would fit a double airbed in, had some storage area, and was reasonably light.

Pitching seemed quite straightforward, however it was quite difficult to pitch this tent straight. Once pitched and taught, there was a 4cm gap all around between the bottom of the tent and the groundsheet - not a problem on the hot weekend we took it away in but I could see this posing a large problem if it rained. No matter how much tweaking/repitching - the gap remained.

For the duration of our stay, it was quite pleasant.

I'm not convinced that I'd buy this tent after using it, despite the price. If I can't pitch it without that gap next time, it'll be returning to the store.
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Manufacturer's Description

An easy-pitch nature, flysheet-first pitching and featherlight fibreglass poles give the 2-man Tay Tent from Eurohike its fuss-free camping reputation.

Named after a striking freshwater loch in the central Scottish Highlands, you'd expect the 2-man Tay Tent from Eurohike to be pretty impressive. And it is.

Engineered for fuss-free camping, the funnel-style Tay features easy-pitch gear to make sure you can get stuck into your adventure, rather than fumbling around with poles and pegs.

Flysheet-first pitching means you can take shelter in an instant - preferably before that looming rain cloud spills whilst a large porch area gives you ample room for all your gear.

Storage space and pockets are aplenty - keeping the tent looking sharp whilst fibreglass poles make light work for the camper carrying the load.

Weight, kg 4.3

Max Height, cm 123

Inner Height, cm 110

Pack Length, cm 55

Pack Width, cm 17

Fly Sheet Material PU coated polyester

Hydrostatic Head 1500

Pole material Fibreglass

Tent Design Tunnel

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