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Offline Jackster

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Tent recommendations please
« on: August 11, 2013, 08:13:16 PM »
Hi, can anyone recommend an easy tent to put up/take down on my own with the "help" of a six year old lol....
I am thinking probably a 4 man tent with 2 separate bedroom areas, with standing room in the living area and a built in groundsheet to prevent some of the creepy crawlies...... Thank you in advance

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Re: Tent recommendations please
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 09:18:05 PM »

Round this manor ... no one ever got fired for recommending Vango

Almost all tents made now (by well-known brands) are relatively easy to erect without assistance ... the exceptions are those with a Y shaped footprint - give those a wide berth.

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Re: Tent recommendations please
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 11:04:55 PM »
Hi Jackster I got a good deal on one from Go Outdoors a couple of months ago.  Their own brand is supposed to be made by one of the big brands but just in different colours for the Go Outdoors own label.  Not sure if it has the Y shaped footprint, it's a sort of dome/tunnel hi-brid but it does have a built in ground sheet and I managed it pretty much solo.  Good luck with your choice!
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Re: Tent recommendations please
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 08:09:38 PM »
Hi Jackster my recommendation would be a tunnel tent rather than one that has poles that cross over (dome I think the technical term is) I find on your own running round trying to get both little keys in the bottoms of the crossed over poles is a pain, its a job for 2 people whereas the tunnel ones seem to me to be much easier hope that makes sense.  Katy x

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Re: Tent recommendations please
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 09:11:33 PM »
Another vote for the tunnel tents. Mine is a Gelert Atlantis 4 which I got for a bargain price otherwise would have gone for the 5. Apparently the Hi Gear Rock 4 / 5's are very similar. I can put mine up ok with minimal help from my 6 yo.

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