/ That Argos Pro-action tent..
Has anyone got one and used it recently?
I got one the last time they were cheap. Got used for a very benign wild camp, and looked like it would do the job as a one man.
My only comments would be that the guys, or more specifically, the guy clips might need replacing, as they could not be made to stay taut, and that the mesh door would not necessarily make for a snug time in late autumn or early spring.
But for 25 quid, you can't really argue. The poles seem bombproof if handled carefully.
i have one of these and it's very good value for money. It's kept me dry in some very heavy rain and has stayed put in a storm or two. In fact i slep in it on saturday and it pissed it down all night. No water in the tent whatsoever. I've had it for two or three years now and it's been used fairly regularly.
I've just reserved one, for £25 it's got to be worth a shot!
> I've just reserved one, for £25 it's got to be worth a shot!
Word of warning - if they stick the price up before you head over to pick it up, they'll try to charge you the full whack.
Reduced again. Now £17.99. Had a quick flick through the new catalogue and I don't think Argos are continuing to stock it.
Slept in one for the past few nights on Lundy.
My only complaint is that the outer door flaps around in the wind. I'd consider attaching a loop to the bottom of it for extra security in the wind and rain.
I've got two; one for spares, bought a few years ago when they were £14.99. They've served me well; although the main one is starting to leak now (but so is my Quasar) Not a winter tent though.
Took one wild camping up in Glen nevis for a few days myself and was pretty impressed with it, incredibly light, easy to put up and also comes with some not bad spec kit.
Few criticisms though, pegs are pretty soft/flimsy, being alloy its kind of to be expected I suppose but they do tend to bend a little too easily, still an easy fixthough.
Could do with an extra guy attachment or two for a bit more stability from side-winds, though going by what a few of the others have said I'll probably be following suit and adding a few extra bungee loops along the bottom.
Only comes in one colour, though on the plus side it does help to spot it from a good way off.
I would say though that if you're planning on getting one then go for it, BUT Argos have withdrawn it from their line, go onto their website and get the catologue number off of it before you head out as you won't be able to find it instore without a internet enabled phone.
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