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Paul (Notts)

posted on 18/2/07 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
Advice needed - Tent

Need to buy a tent soon as I intend to camp this year at the shows.

Any advice/recommendations ?

Budget - 100

Paul.

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tomblyth

posted on 18/2/07 at 07:19 PM Reply With Quote
35 to 40 quid for an Quocha from Decathlon stores ( one in Sheffield ) see this link for details
have to chect the net for other branchs

http://www.realbuzz.com/the_great_outdoors/whats_hot/index.php?pmid=552&gmid=163&mode=1&aid=1357&

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tomblyth

posted on 18/2/07 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
Here's the shop and info on your nearest outlet!


http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/autres-rubriques-v2/search-result/index.html?text=tent&BoutonOK=OK&language=EN&urlSite=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca thlon.co.uk&siteRepository=52333.Decathlon_UK&skin=ENSEIGNE&SelectParSport=%23&FieldProdRef2=Search+by+sport

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Paul (Notts)

posted on 18/2/07 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
Had not thought of decathlon - will pop over and have a look.

Paul.

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andrews_45

posted on 18/2/07 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
I have a 30 pound jobby small 2 man from millets. me and mrs used it in scotland and camped at cadwell in november. I have had it at least 10 yrs and they still sell the same type
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stevebubs

posted on 18/2/07 at 07:58 PM Reply With Quote
do you know anyone with a costco card?

bought my palace from costco for approx 100.

Done 4 le mans trips and various other events in it without drama.

quite big but worth it for the space...

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Jon Ison

posted on 18/2/07 at 08:06 PM Reply With Quote
CCC in Sheffield have a good range at good prices too, whatever you do get one of the easy up fibireglass thready pole thingy type.
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tomblyth

posted on 18/2/07 at 08:23 PM Reply With Quote
quecha still the best I've had ( and I have a khyam and a wild country). I marshal the british super bike/moto GP and last year spent 2 days in a monsoon/puddle in mondelo park ireland (Dry as a bone inside and 2 seconds to erect mean's if its raining you can through it up without getting soaked! )
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BenB

posted on 18/2/07 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
That Quocha 2nd tent was on TV today, they were saying how amazing it was compared to tents 4-5 * the price......
Might be bogus but it was Nick Knowles off DIY SOS who had done some kind of side-by-side comparison of tents for some reason....
And it wasn't the shopping channel

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ayoungman

posted on 18/2/07 at 09:33 PM Reply With Quote
I used to be in the tent game. The Decathlon tents do seem to be well made. Always check on seams and the type of material they've used. I've not tried one so can't say how well they perform though.





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Stuart Walker

posted on 18/2/07 at 10:45 PM Reply With Quote
They do indeed, but have changed their name to "Go". A couple in Sheffield and one in Hathersage too.

www.gooutdoors.co.uk

quote:
Originally posted by Jon Ison
CCC in Sheffield have a good range at good prices too, whatever you do get one of the easy up fibireglass thready pole thingy type.


[Edited on 18/2/07 by Stuart Walker]

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CairB

posted on 18/2/07 at 11:16 PM Reply With Quote
We have had one of the Decathlon quencha tents for a couple of years, only used it as a sailing bag store / rain retreat on the beach when sailing.
I have been very impressed with it, particularly when the wind picks up, the pegs being the limit in sand, but should be no problem in soil.
It goes up as quick as they claim, putting it away can be amusing until you remember the technique, especially if you don't do it frequently.
The zip on the carrier case has failed due to being stored in a damp environment but the rest is fine.
A potential downside is its shape for transporting, its a large round disc, but has shoulder straps - you feel a bit like a turtle carrying it

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Peteff

posted on 19/2/07 at 12:09 AM Reply With Quote
Camping Centre in Huthwaite, Notts usually has some decent stuff in at a good prices. 9, Market Street not far from us and I've had jackets and boots from there as well at good prices.





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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Paul (Notts)

posted on 19/2/07 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
Cheers...

Will have a good look around and should be camping at the next show.

Paul

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locoboy

posted on 19/2/07 at 09:07 AM Reply With Quote
kyham tents get my vote every time, dead easy to erect. 3 man dome i can put up on my own in less than 5 minutes.

Poles are built into the tent as is the inner tent ( they will all come apert for cleaning etc) so no chasing the inner or fly sheet in the wind, and outitng it up in the rain means the inner doesnt get wet either.

mines 10 yrs old and has NEVER leaked and has stood up to some pretty bad winds too.

A second hand one is well within budget, have a look on ebay, here

Thoroughly reccommend them, not the smallest when its packed away and not a hiking tent as its fairly heavy but for practicality and robustness you cant go wrong.





ATB
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Hellfire

posted on 19/2/07 at 12:21 PM Reply With Quote
I have a Khyam 4 man Ultradome which I'm considering upgrading to something a bit newer if anyones interested.....

Phil






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macnab

posted on 19/2/07 at 02:40 PM Reply With Quote
for 100 you could get a second hand caravan, sod the tent!






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mookaloid

posted on 19/2/07 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macnab
for 100 you could get a second hand caravan, sod the tent!


You don't get a great caravan for 100......

You might get a decent base for a trailer though





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