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Recommend a tent please
« on: July 19, 2020, 11:54:07 AM »
Doing a weekend camping trip in a couple of weeks. My tent is many years old and quite heavy.

I'm looking for a tent to replace it. Light, strong, easy to put up and pack down.

Say, two man size so I have some wriggle room!

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Re: Recommend a tent please
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 12:09:59 PM »
Vango Tempest 300.
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Re: Recommend a tent please
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 12:16:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Vango Tempest 300.

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Re: Recommend a tent please
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 12:22:27 PM »
Thanks. Is that the Pro version? Also, it's a three man. I see the Tempest 200, would that be better ?
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 12:26:57 PM »
Mine isnt the pro version.I find the 300 a good size for me and my kit,Ive no idea how three people could sleep in it.One thing I keep looking at is the Vango gear store extended fly sheet,it would give me somewhere to sit out of the rain.

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 12:30:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tiger955dave [+]
Mine isnt the pro version.I find the 300 a good size for me and my kit,Ive no idea how three people could sleep in it.One thing I keep looking at is the Vango gear store extended fly sheet,it would give me somewhere to sit out of the rain.

I see Vango do a series of two man and three man tents. Will have to pop out this week to a couple of camping shops.

I can.t see the Tempest for sale. Think it may be discontinued.

Thanks for the tips lads.
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Re: Recommend a tent please
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 12:36:36 PM »
For motorcycle use the rule of thumb is the number of expected users plus one, if you will only be by yourself s two person tent should work. If you are going to share the tent then a three person size is best. Getting motorcycle gear on or off inside a cramped tent is no fun for anybody and helmets and boots and riding gear take up more space than the equivalent bushwalking equipment.

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 12:40:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Grumps [+]
I can.t see the Tempest for sale. Think it may be discontinued.

Quite a few 'GoOutdoors' stores in your area. They have a large selection. I paid for the annual discount card and bought all my Merino wool base and fleece mid layer gear there for on the bike.  :028:

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Re: Recommend a tent please
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2020, 12:46:13 PM »
I have a card - just need to find it!!!  I'll take a spin to Gloucester but the Vango range is looking good.
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Re: Recommend a tent please
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2020, 12:48:37 PM »
Vango Scafell is a good choice
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