/ 4 person / 4 season tent recommendations
Looking for 4-person / 4-season, up to 6-8kg, with a decent porch; single entrance preferred. Should be able to withstand proper wind and stay dry in the base without needing an expensive footprint (on which point, why not just sell the d*mn things with a souped-up base in the first place?). Obviously I don't have bottomless pockets, but if it's going to be the only family tent I ever have to buy, I don't mind shelling out. Liking the Hilleberg and Terra Nova stuff, but wondered if there's reasonable competition at a slightly lower price.
Have a look at the alpkit offerings - I love the Heksa for comfy camping.
3 entrances, tough, big enough for my otherhalf to stand in and cavernous on the inside. Not perfect and try as i might but I can't pitch it without the zips being under a bit of stress and so hard to close but it's a lot less £ than anything else near it on the market.
MHW trango 4
Yes, I'd looked at alpkit (probably before anybody else, to be honest - love the company). But there are a few inklings in there about stretch on the flysheet, and also some of the fixings. At six hundred quid I think you're right about the value, but it's a tad heavy. I looked at the Zhota as a tight 4-person, but was wondering if there was anything else before taking the plunge.
Thanks for the reply.
Ah, I see why you've been nominated as a 'sensible' poster. That's a nice looking tent indeed, and pretty much ticks all the boxes. If you hadn't put up a link to an American site - where it's about 35% cheaper than it is over here - I'd be a happy camper. Now I'll always know I'm being ripped off (!)
May do some shopping around on this one - many thanks for the tip.
shame youre getting screwed on the exchange/shipping/import. MHW tents are nice.
north face tents will likely have the same issues, but some good basecamp tents too.
(beware this sensible poster thing; i have a reputation for irresponsability i need to uphold)
*Only* 3 season though, good luck winter camping in th UK with a family...
I was on a campsite one day on Skye.
The wind blew a right hoolie.
In the morning, only 4 tents remained: Ours (A Saunders Spacepacker); a Terra Nova Quasar, a Macpac Minaret and a Vaude Badawi.
The latter might do you very nicely. Not cheap, though.
Both decent suggestions - but I'm now holding out for a MHW Trango 4. I'll be scouring the second hand sites over the summer - should be able to pick up a decent second hand version for 400 quid.
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