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Old September 8th 03, 07:11 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
cat
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Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated


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Old September 8th 03, 07:17 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
JayBee
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"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated



I don't know of any reviews online, but Camping Magazine usually have tent
reviews in, if that helps.

Jaybee


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Old September 8th 03, 08:17 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
Andrew[_3_]
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"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated


Have a lookat Outwell tents as well. They are well made and roomy. We have
had a Colorado V for 18 months and are very pleased with it.

Andrew


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Old September 9th 03, 09:15 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
Sonars UK
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Hi Andrew,

I too have an Outwell Colorado VPlus. I couldn't recommend one as the
brackets that join the horizontal and vertical poles are just not up to the
job. They have the smallest plastic strengthening strut that just warps
when you put the slightest amount of pressure on them when erecting the
tent.

My local tent shop actually have to supply these free due to the amount of
disgruntled customers they have.

The tent however does offer excellent accommodation (to be able to stand up
in both bedrooms is brill!) and I have had some really good week-long
holidays in mine. It just has this serious design flaw that would stop me
purchasing another one or recommend one to anyone (the quality of the rest
of the tent is excellent though).

Regards

Sonars UK
"Andrew" wrote in message
...

"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated


Have a lookat Outwell tents as well. They are well made and roomy. We have
had a Colorado V for 18 months and are very pleased with it.

Andrew




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Old September 9th 03, 09:30 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
Julie Meikle
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"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated




I used to have a Sunncamp, but it was not really up to very windy
weather....fine for summer though. It offered good space and was cheap. I
now have a Robens triple dreamer which sleeps six., although I use it for
3.You may find going for a larger tent better....say a tent for 8 or so. The
Robens is easy to put up, has alloy poles so stronger and lighter. It is a
quality tent and stands up to ferocious weather!
I have heard that the Outwell tents are excellent & I considered those. Some
of the earlier ones had to have pole or joints replaced but this is now
fixed on the new ones. They offer loads of space and some are very easy to
put up.
The Khyam get a good press, but beware if you do not have a large garden and
have to dry the tent over the banisters.......the poles stay attached making
this impossible!

Julie


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Old September 9th 03, 11:14 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
TribalKev[_2_]
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"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated



We bought a Vango Diablo 600 at the beginning of the summer and have been
away twice so far in both good and bad weather conditions. So far its proved
exellent with acres of room in both the main living compartment and the
porch, also the 2 bedrooms can comfortably sleep 3 each.

One main thing that swung us to the diablo was the integral groundsheet in
the inner tent (2bedrooms & main living area) which stops any water ingress
in even the worst storms, it also means you can leave your wet shoes/clothes
in the large porch area to dry while you keep the living area completely
dry.

I purchased it in July for 270 which is a bit above your buget but im sure
you would find one for less now.

The tent takes about between 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours to erect for us
depending on how well the kids are behaving (aged 2&5) and about an hour to
take down, the only trouble we had was folding the outer tent back up this
weekend as it was quite windy and the tent wanted to be a kite, we enlisted
the help of a third person though and the job was much easier. Though we had
no trouble with just 2 people in fine weather.

Anyway hope i have been of help

Cheers Kev


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Old September 9th 03, 04:15 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
Andrew[_3_]
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Your comments about the brackets got me a bit concerned. I've just checked
mine and they all seem fine. We have used the tent probably 10 times now and
there is no sign of wear or weakness in the brackets.
Maybe as another poster stated, the design was modified for later tents.

Andrew

"Sonars UK" wrote in message
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Hi Andrew,

I too have an Outwell Colorado VPlus. I couldn't recommend one as the
brackets that join the horizontal and vertical poles are just not up to

the
job. They have the smallest plastic strengthening strut that just warps
when you put the slightest amount of pressure on them when erecting the
tent.

My local tent shop actually have to supply these free due to the amount of
disgruntled customers they have.

The tent however does offer excellent accommodation (to be able to stand

up
in both bedrooms is brill!) and I have had some really good week-long
holidays in mine. It just has this serious design flaw that would stop me
purchasing another one or recommend one to anyone (the quality of the rest
of the tent is excellent though).

Regards

Sonars UK
"Andrew" wrote in message
...

"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six

people
but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent

but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated


Have a lookat Outwell tents as well. They are well made and roomy. We

have
had a Colorado V for 18 months and are very pleased with it.

Andrew






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Old September 10th 03, 10:47 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
cat
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Default online tent reviews

Thanks for all the advice. I think we might go for the sunncamp tourist plus
6. Well, that's the favourite at the moment
"TribalKev" wrote in message
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"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated



We bought a Vango Diablo 600 at the beginning of the summer and have been
away twice so far in both good and bad weather conditions. So far its

proved
exellent with acres of room in both the main living compartment and the
porch, also the 2 bedrooms can comfortably sleep 3 each.

One main thing that swung us to the diablo was the integral groundsheet in
the inner tent (2bedrooms & main living area) which stops any water

ingress
in even the worst storms, it also means you can leave your wet

shoes/clothes
in the large porch area to dry while you keep the living area completely
dry.

I purchased it in July for 270 which is a bit above your buget but im

sure
you would find one for less now.

The tent takes about between 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours to erect for us
depending on how well the kids are behaving (aged 2&5) and about an hour

to
take down, the only trouble we had was folding the outer tent back up this
weekend as it was quite windy and the tent wanted to be a kite, we

enlisted
the help of a third person though and the job was much easier. Though we

had
no trouble with just 2 people in fine weather.

Anyway hope i have been of help

Cheers Kev




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Old September 11th 03, 02:10 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
[email protected]
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Try The Jamet roma 5/6 we bought one this year and have used it 3
times so far, its spacious and very rigid for a tunnel tent with side
strengtheners, it survived one of the worst night we ever had camping
in may,

On Tue, 9 Sep 2003 11:14:35 +0100, "TribalKev"
wrote:


"cat" wrote in message
...
Can't find any online tent reviews

I have 250 to spend in the sales on a family tent for up to six people

but
don't know where to start with regards to selection.

Please could someone offer me some advice. I don't want a frame tent but
would be happy with a tunnel/dome tent.

Also headroom is important and a bit of living space. I have done some
research on the internet and people seem to like the sunncamp tents.

Any help appreciated



We bought a Vango Diablo 600 at the beginning of the summer and have been
away twice so far in both good and bad weather conditions. So far its proved
exellent with acres of room in both the main living compartment and the
porch, also the 2 bedrooms can comfortably sleep 3 each.

One main thing that swung us to the diablo was the integral groundsheet in
the inner tent (2bedrooms & main living area) which stops any water ingress
in even the worst storms, it also means you can leave your wet shoes/clothes
in the large porch area to dry while you keep the living area completely
dry.

I purchased it in July for 270 which is a bit above your buget but im sure
you would find one for less now.

The tent takes about between 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours to erect for us
depending on how well the kids are behaving (aged 2&5) and about an hour to
take down, the only trouble we had was folding the outer tent back up this
weekend as it was quite windy and the tent wanted to be a kite, we enlisted
the help of a third person though and the job was much easier. Though we had
no trouble with just 2 people in fine weather.

Anyway hope i have been of help

Cheers Kev


 



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