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Just Tents

Post by munchh » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:40 pm

Im not a tent spacialist or nothing, but I do have a bit of an obsession, I probly have 20 in my watch list constantly and own many (some in my secret stash that may have turned up when Mrs.Munchh was out :oops: ).

Oh and I worked for millets for a long time, ok I love tents, im out at last, how can I help. :ugeek:
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Post by munchh » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:01 pm

I have various tents from tarps to 1 man and upto 4 man, there have been others and I beleive there is still one we call "the palace" in the family.

right now I think for bugging out or bushcrafting type situations I am still not totaly happy, I love the polish lavvu, but my ultimate tent is still out there somewhere.

my criteria is simple, it must stand up on its own and not need pegging out to be stable. As I recon if you cannot put it up on my flat roof house roof or in a carpark, its only good for some situations.

I had one like this, it was a dome, with 3 poles and hexaginal, no porch, but because it was not square it gave you a space either side of two sleeping in it.

this was called a Highlander and made by Millets, it was borrowed many times by lots of people and was finaly stollen out of my car :cry:

There are some out there similar, but most have a porch that needs pegging out or similar.
The best candidates sofar are all made by coleman:

Weekender (small porch so not ideal, but you can stand up in the 6 man)

Phad

Tatra

instant tent (poles stay attached and you can stand up in it)

there are many others, but for the bug out senario these are my thoughts.

what do you think, what ere you looking for in a tent?
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Re: Just Tents

Post by neverready » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Well I've always been a tarp man...but you're making me want a tent :D
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Looking for woodland for gear testing/overnighters ;)

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Re: Just Tents

Post by Jimski » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:04 pm

I've got several tents, none of which i've ever been particularly happy with, do you do relationship counselling?!

At present, I have 2 of the 'quickpitch' pop up 2 man jobbies. Good on the waterproof rating, one for kit and bags, one for bodies!

Problem I find is once zipped there is sod all ventilation and on one occasion I woke up hyperventilating gasping for air! Also they are pretty big when packed in their round bags, but ideal in the back of the car,easy on the wallet and easily pitched.

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Re: Just Tents

Post by Hoipoloi » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:09 pm

Vango Green Tee
Khyam Pocket Duo
Yellowstone Matterhorn 1

Just taken delivery of a Mil-Tec Recon in woodland camo, now waiting for a bit of dry weather to try it :)
My prepping consists of bugging out by bicycle so any comments are likely to be based on that scenario.

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Re: Just Tents

Post by munchh » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:29 pm

8-)

oh stop it, I knew id enjoy this.
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Re: Just Tents

Post by Devonian » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:09 am

I've only currently got an Oz-Tent Jet Tent, but I'm looking at a slumit Gobi next:

http://www.slumit.co.uk/slumit-gobi-3-m ... m-183.html

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Re: Just Tents

Post by munchh » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:17 am

See those oz tents are a bit special and nearly what im after, but very expencive, although I cant help likening them to the old time baker tents.
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Re: Just Tents

Post by pseudonym » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:46 am

My three:

Helsport lavvulight with TiGoat stove

Helsport Varanger Camp 8-10 with Helsport stove

Halti Lavvu Pro
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: Just Tents

Post by munchh » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:32 pm

Oh yeah, a grown up lavvu would be really nice.

ive also always liked the look of the Golite shangri-la 3?
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