/ Which 2-3 man tent?
I'm off to Le Mans 24hr and Glastonbury in June and my Vaude Hogan really won't be big enough, plus I could do with a new tent for Font, Peak climbing weekends etc. I'm looking for a half decent 2-3 man touring tent with plenty of room and a large porch/vestibule. Pack size really isn't an issue and the budget is around £300 or so.
Can anyone recommend something that might fit the bill?
i have a vango spirit 300+, might be worth a look, big porch, 3kg, and well in your budget!
Just a quick thought - your intended use suggests that you could easily make do with a much cheaper tent if you wanted :-)
Personally for that I'd get something from Decathlon that cost a third or less than you're willing to pay and spend the rest on climbing trips!
I've had one of these: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/t3-3-man-hiking-tent-blue--id_8057313.html for about 8 years. It fits me and my wife and our two little-ish kids in fine. We can put it up and take it down in a matter of minutes, it's stood up to some horrendous summer storms and driving rain, and it takes up little room in the back of the car. For less than 50 quid - you can't go wrong really. But if you want more space - like to be able to sit a table in the tent for instance - something like this maybe? http://www.decathlon.co.uk/t41-4-man-family-tent-beige-id_8171136.html
Get something like a Qhuenchua pop up for the gig and Le Mans and get another for the climbing/walking.
Another vote for just getting something cheap and spacious, especially for Glastonbury. Some Bad Things can happen to tents there. For example, there was a craze recently for "tent surfing" - any number of activities can seem a Good Idea when you are out of your face and in a crowd.
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