/ yet more tent advice
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 :-)
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?
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.
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.
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.
Bombproof, its inner first but if your sneaky you can pitch inner and outer together.
A cracking tent. ;o)
Think Im going to go with the TN Voyager 2.2
Anyone had any experience with it?
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.
I love mine but find it very susceptible to wind direction, do you use extra guy lines?
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
Don't know if they are still available as he sadly passed away last year.
Bomb proof - real 4 season
Not the lightest or biggest, but bombproof and with both sheets pitched together:
got a voyager SL brand new with tags for sale £230
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