1 man tents,..

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1 man tents,..

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:41 pm

so im taking the G/Fs 14 yo son wild camping with a few of my mates so i need another 1 man tent (for him he's rather shy and likes his own space which is fair enough)

ive used a budget Proaction argos special a few times and its stood up ok... but now i need a tent for him and they have discontinued it i have well and truely had the £15 i paid for it out of it and its still going strong :evil:


so £50 mark what backpacking small / light as possible tent for him / me to use ? obvioulsy we want something that will blend in and be light and small packsize as possible
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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by Brambles » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:52 pm

What you want is a Rocktrail 1/2 man backpacking tent. I have one I no longer use, I'm of the age where I like to walk into a tent now, not crawl in on knackered old knees! It has been through howling gales english monsoons and never leaked. It weighs 1.7kg and packs to about 27cmx15cm. It's a single skin jobbie in green and grey. I got mine at Lidl several years ago so not sure if they still do them.
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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by sniper 55 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:27 pm

What about something like this? I've no connection with the seller but it looks decent value to me.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wild-Camping- ... Sw-itXtvfN

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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by Hamradioop » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:54 pm

available from go outdoors.
OEX Phoxx 1 Man Backpacking Tent
RETAIL PRICE £85.00
DISCOUNT CARD PRICE: £49.99
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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by munchh » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:05 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vango-Soul-10 ... Sw-KFXeT0M

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vango-Soul-10 ... Sw9VZXOjsh

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackthorn-1- ... SwmtJXYrzk

Theres a couple in my daily ebay search, but Tesco do some pretty good small domes and you would probably get 2 for the same price? A 2 man dome will be easier to get dressed in than any 1 man tent, trust me i have a few. :lol:
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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:40 am

sniper 55 wrote:What about something like this? I've no connection with the seller but it looks decent value to me.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wild-Camping- ... Sw-itXtvfN

Seen this just unsure of the quality I won't expect much for £35 but I'd like to hear if anyone has one..

Most of the complaints in reviews seem to be from people who have no idea ;) small tents need the vents left open from experience..
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Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:42 am

munchh wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vango-Soul-10 ... Sw-KFXeT0M

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vango-Soul-10 ... Sw9VZXOjsh

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackthorn-1- ... SwmtJXYrzk

Theres a couple in my daily ebay search, but Tesco do some pretty good small domes and you would probably get 2 for the same price? A 2 man dome will be easier to get dressed in than any 1 man tent, trust me i have a few. :lol:
Scoured Tesco online and most on direct come from 3rd party's
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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by sniper 55 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:50 am

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
sniper 55 wrote:What about something like this? I've no connection with the seller but it looks decent value to me.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wild-Camping- ... Sw-itXtvfN

Seen this just unsure of the quality I won't expect much for £35 but I'd like to hear if anyone has one..

Most of the complaints in reviews seem to be from people who have no idea ;) small tents need the vents left open from experience..
Thats the only snag with ebay stuff, you never know what your going to get. That said the op is taking a young lad with him, it might not be a regular thing, for the odd night out that or something similar would probably be fine, on the plus side it's cheap.

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Post by munchh » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:59 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272342177872

There are so many on ebay 2nd hand, thats why i cant help myself and have far too many, have you seen these ones?

it all depend how minimal you want to go, i have one of these here somewhere, but saying that i have a 3 man im getting rid of and a Lidl 2 man that ive never used, i am supposed to be doing a bootsale but everytime i try it rains!
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Re: 1 man tents,..

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:43 pm

Well I've been in touch with a "man" who has a small army Surplus store I have a goretex 2 hoop bivvy on the side for errm £85 :oops:
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