/ Tent shops / displays
My local store Alpenstock did offer to put tents up for me, but for one I could stand up in I'd need a small mortgage (Hilleberg arctic basecamp/portable laboratory thing)
So UKC can you tell me where I can actually see tents which have a big enough porch to stand / cook in and sleep 4, decent quality, reasonable weight. So far I'm thinking of a Robens Double Dreamer / Vaude Badawi Long, but I'm not set on these for deffo.
So are you going to buy at the store, or have a good look, spend some time with the sales assistant, and then hit the internet?
What if you said to Outdoors action you will pay them £30 to unpack so long as they will knock it off if you buy from them.
Just phoned the daughter who works weekends at a tent store and she says they are a bit high class for where she works.
Dependent on exactly what you are looking for there are much better value canvas bell tents available than the common nylon varieties.
Outdoor action initially said they'd unpack the tent, then phoned me up to say there wouldn't be room in the store, which in fairness to them did save me a round trip in the car.
I'm going to buy at the store, if they have what I'm looking for.
Fair do`s, what about the garden centre on the way into ambleside, don`t they do a lot of tents? Never been.
Next to the crossroads in Calver yesterday there was a big tent display going on, I imagine it is still there. Looked to be lots of family tents.
The also have a few Vango options which are slightly cheaper.
These happily put up a tent for me after running to the store to get the one I wanted as they didn't have it at the site. Also negotaited a decent price, and/or they do 15% off with a BMC membership:
If you phone ahead they'll make sure they have the tents you want to look at there.
I've always been impressed with the service from Yeomans: it's little things like 'order on-line, collect in-store' that makes all the difference.
Well, just back from Springfields, where the very nice man showed me the Robens tent. The groundsheet on which looks exactly the same as our current tent used to look like when we bought it. It now leaks
Does anyone know where I can have a gander at a Vaude tent?
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