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amb - on 04 May 2013
Hi All,

Looking for a robust 2 man tent that will stand up to uk weather in wild camp conditions.

Would prefer a lighter weight and a non Hilleberg price tag.

Look forward to your suggestions :-)

Andy
almost sane - on 04 May 2013
In reply to amb:
Light, cheap, strong - if you are lucky, you might get two.

And different people mean different things by wild camping - do you mean the top of the Cairngorm plateau or along the South Downs?
almost sane - on 04 May 2013
In reply to amb: wild country, tarp tent, vango all do tents of various strengths, weights and prices, but far cheaper than Hilleberg
amb - on 04 May 2013
In reply to almost sane:

True, they do.

I have been using a terra nova voyager for a long time now and it's coming to the end (much loved and many times repaired/reproofed).

I could get another but as it's been a while I thought I might ask of those that may have made more recent purchases that they are happy with.

Wild camping in the lakes, snowdonia. The voyager was fine in the 'gorms but I was always fortunate with the weather, nothing worse than I had faced in snowdonia.

many thanks
roddyp on 04 May 2013
In reply to amb: I have a TarpTent Scarp 1 which is pretty palatial for a one-man, and tall enough for my 6'3" to sit upright in. Not used it in winter (yet) although I've woken up to find an inch of snow on it in May...

http://www.tarptent.com/scarp1.html

Around 250 after you've paid shipping, but you may well get stung for VAT on top of that. 1.3Kg for the Scarp1, 1.7Kg for the Scarp 2.

The only niggles I have is that it will need seams sealing (tarptent will do that if you ask nicely) and that the sewn-in corner poles mean that it doesn't pack down that small, despite the lowish weight.
Dan_S - on 04 May 2013
In reply to amb:

I've been using a Vaude Taurus Ultralight for 3 or 4 years for everything but deepest winter camping, and it's stood up to some pretty rubbish weather well.



leeangell - on 04 May 2013
In reply to amb:

http://www.sportsdirect.com/wild-country-trisar-2-tent-783268

Bombproof, its inner first but if your sneaky you can pitch inner and outer together.

A cracking tent. ;o)
amb - on 05 May 2013
In reply to amb:

Think Im going to go with the TN Voyager 2.2

Anyone had any experience with it?
wilkesley - on 05 May 2013
In reply to amb:

I have got the Superlite, which I like. A couple of weeks ago it was fine on the Carnedds with winds 30+ mph. I was pitched behind a big rock, but the wind away from the rock were 50+ mph as I kept getting blown over.

The dry grassy patch I pitched on turned into a stream bed overnight, but the groundsheet kept it out.
myserable old git - on 06 May 2013
In reply to amb: I am currently using a Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2 tent, so far it has taken everything that the weather can throw at it without any problems, I'm very pleased with it and they aren't a bad price.
SCrossley on 06 May 2013
In reply to Dan_S:
I love mine but find it very susceptible to wind direction, do you use extra guy lines?
stevieweesaxs107 - on 06 May 2013
In reply to sjc:
Have a Taurus ultralight myself
The rear is a real pain in any kind of
Wind, have to tension and guy out the
Rear mini poles otherwise a fine tent
Euge - on 07 May 2013
In reply to amb: Robert Saunders Mountain Trek... best tent ever.
Don't know if they are still available as he sadly passed away last year.

Great tents

Euge
Trangia - on 07 May 2013
In reply to amb:

TNF Westwind.

Light
Roomy
Bomb proof - real 4 season
iksander on 07 May 2013
In reply to amb: Vango F10 Nitro Lite 200+. Massive porch and under 2kg for 400
The Ex-Engineer - on 07 May 2013
In reply to amb: North Face Tadpole 2DL?

It would certainly be on my shortlist for a 2 man, 3 season backpacking tent, so is probably worth a look. There is a fairly detailed if slightly biased review of it at http://www.cheaptents.com/blog/tadpole2dl/
cb294 - on 07 May 2013
In reply to amb:

Not the lightest or biggest, but bombproof and with both sheets pitched together:

http://www.vaude.com/en-GB/en/Products/Gear/Tents/Power-Odyssee-2P-oxid.html

CB
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lithos on 07 May 2013
In reply to amb:

got a voyager SL brand new with tags for sale 230

http://www.psych.york.ac.uk/~rob/forsale/voyager/page_1.html


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