Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire
|What tent are you currently using and would you recommend it to others?|
|We use the Outwell Virginia 5 for short weekend trips and the Outwell Montana 6 for longer. Would recommend both tents to anyone|
Having a look around
|Cabanon Biscaya 370 for week stays |
Sunncamp Elan 200 (with Kyham sun canopy) for weekends
Outdoor Revolution Scenic 5.0 (for the daughters family to use with us)
Vango Tempest 300 for backpacking with friend
Vango Tempest 200 for backpacking solo
Coleman Quartz 3 (disused backpacking tent but good for kids to play with)
Rage Alta 4 DLX (now seems to be permanently 'borrowed' by nephew)
Which would I recommend? ......... none as I'm still looking for the perfect tent that suits my needs...... maybe I'm just hard to please
Location: Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
|I use a Vango Tigris 800 - for when 4 of us go camping. |
I have now bought a Vango Icarus 400 (to replace the Venture 500) for my daughter (and boyfriend) to use when we all go camping together. Although I have an 8-man tent (the Tigris) we all know deep down that it only really sleeps 4.
The Venture 500 (and now the Icarus) was bought for when I go camping on my own or with my small son (come to think of it... I have never actually managed to go alone yet!).
I would recommend them both. Well as I've mentioned 3, I should clarify, the Icarus seems to be the same as the Venture but with improvements, ie a built in groundsheet, built in bedroom and a mesh cover over the door for any fly invasion. It also has a new window on one side. Much improved I'd say.
(soon to go to Beddgelert...)
|We have an easycamp napoil 500 which we use while camping at a race track mainly watching British superbikes |
also a milano 500 which we use for our days off(work weekends so make the most of early midweek peace)
also a galert twister 3 (not trialed properly as yet)
a Coleman canapy is always taken with us as is a bog standard old beach tent that we use as a camp kitchen
dale n sue
Location: Costa Blanca, Spain. 2001 Benimar 6000SL on Ducato
All are bloody (can I say bloody here?) excellent!
Having a look around
|Bear Lake 6 for longer stays... |
Quecha BaseCamp 4.2 for weekends...
Have to say when I'm in the pop-up I don't half miss the BL...
|we have just had our first trip in our new vango amazon 600 2010. Fantastic tent, roomy for just 4 of us we use the extra bedroom as the intened walkin wardrobe and toilet. It stood up to a 60mph storm we were still warm and dry. Would recomed to anyone.|
|Sunncamp evolution 600 & Lowland conquest. |
Evo 6 great tent been used in all weathers, always been sturdy & leak free. supposedly for 6 but only used by two & the dog, so plenty of room. Carpet fitted which is great, never thought i would have a need for slippers on a campsite.
Only drawback is that the doors need to be zipped when it rains because there is not a porch style canopy (although an ugly addition is available) & the slope inwards would mean i would end up with a swimming pool.
Took it to France for two hot weeks last year no problems. Lots of room main bedroom compartment can easily accomadate two camp beds side by side plus the dogs bed & still leave room to move around.
The spaceship shape still draws attention even though it is now four years old.
The Lowland is a more specialist tent designed for 4 seasons & ease of use even in the toughest of weather & climates. Very low weight well under 3kg, great for motorcycle trips or hiking, incredibly well made, both inner & outer shells are fully waterproof & setup on my own takes 10 mins top.
Only drawbacks are the initial purchase 1st you have to find one (only know of 2 in UK & i own one of them) the 2nd is price, new it was 650 euros.
Lowland as a company is now defunct, but i believe it was absorbed by another quality manufacturer who make a very similar high grade tent. Rumours are there is some old lowland stock still available.
If you like sleeping in mountains or wild camping try & find one you will not be dissapointed.