/ Recommendations for 2 man tents c£100 - £130
I'm going to 4 festivals this summer :-D and I'm also planning a few trips away on the bike so something reasonably robust would be ideal. Weight isn't a huge issue either.
Vango spectre 200 is cheap, light and pretty robust and got best value two man tent by Trail magazine I had one, it was fine until I got caught in a force 8 gale onto of Scarth Gap Pass then I had to bin it - should be fine for your needs
Try looking on the internet for deals they have this device called Google that makes that kind of thing pretty simple in less than 1 min I had it down to £77.
Good luck with the internet search thing
if you can, go check them out in person. I sat in a few at gooutdoors and the headroom/ease of access varied quite a bit, even in the same range (I noticed particularly with Vango, possibly because they had a lot pitched).
For festvals, I'd be tempted to go for one with plenty of mesh and headroom for the hot air to rise.
Don't forget to unscrew your thermarest valve when you wake up :-)
I'm fully aware of Google, but seeing as UKC has a good few hundred climbers and hillwalkers browsing the forums every day I thought a post on here would be a good place to get personal recommendations.
But hey, don't let me stop you from indulging in childish sarcasm.
Ta, just found out that we have a Go Outdoors in Inverness. It's tucked away in the middle of one of the old industrial estates in town and I had no idea it was there. I'll pop along this weekend.
Despite these reservations I'd say it is probably the best tent you are likely to get in your specified price bracket.
I have a Mountain Hardwear Viperine 2 man tent.
Retails at £250 also have the additional foot print £30 this allows you to pitch the outer fly sheet only so you can use it as a shelter.
It is brand new only used it twice.
I would sell it for £130.
This is an exceptional tent for this price.
For more technical info go to the mountain Hardwear website.
Let me know if your interested.
A suggestion, rather than a recommendation (i.e. I'venever used them).
Coleman Cobra 2 & 3
They look a bit cramped, perhaps.
For best volume/weight, I'd go for a tunnel tent. If weight isn't an issue, then go for something a bit more spacious; depends how much time you intend to spend in the tent at festivals; a tiny thing can be a bit cramped, and can get very hot; maybe look for something with doors at both ends to allow a through-flow of air. Some of the tunnels have a sleeping inner tent, and a large-ish porch/'living area', sometimes with doors on both sides.
I got my MH Lightpath 2 for around £110 a few months ago, its awesome for the price, used it in some really poor conditions. Worth getting a footprint too.
Couldn't resist sorry :)
If you are going to festivals I would suggest you get a cheap and cheerful tent for that purpose.
Few of us would enjoy clearing vomit from our treasured high-tech home, or smile ruefully at someone tent-surfing on our tent because they were too out of it to realise it wasn't their pal's.
You can usually get a tent for a tenner or so that would do the job. If it survives the festival intact, then use it at the next one. If not, then you haven't lost too much.
Then spend your remaining £100 or so on a lightweight tent for the bike (do you mean cycling?).
If weight genuinely isn't an issue I'd recommend a Vango Zetes. I've used the 300 as my festival & car camping tent for the past 4 or 5 years. It's been robust enough to survive the horror that was last year's Bella & a "typical" week on Canna last June. It's not "bombproof" & I wouldn't dream of taking it backpacking, but it's been more than a match for all that I & the scottish weather have thrown at it on any occasion I've wanted a modicum of comfort. (I use it as a max 2-man tent - luxury!)
The groundsheet does rustle though...
> You can usually get a tent for a tenner or so that would do the job. If it survives the festival intact, then use it at the next one. If not, then you haven't lost too much.
Yeah but if the weather is pish then they generally leak, or fall to bits if you so much as sneeze at them.
> Then spend your remaining £100 or so on a lightweight tent for the bike (do you mean cycling?).
I do indeed.
Thanks folks for the suggestions, even Fozmeister :-). Had an offer of an MSR Hubba Hubba too so I've got plenty to consider.
I love my tent, wynster shrike 4 man so comfy for 3 and luxury for 2 decent porch, quick up and down and stronge enough in weather. Heavyish and big so fine to camp from the car but you wouldn't be taking this up a big hill. 75 here Maybe cheaper if you google it
Problem with some vangos is they split exactly in half lobby and sleeping rooms
The sleeping area was too short by about 3inches for me with ridiculously big lobby
Anyway check dimensions if you tall
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