/ Tent Advice (am I being a picky bugger?)

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Levains_Alive - on 19 May 2013
Criteria being; After some drunks decided to test if my tent was a rigid structure at a festival last year I need a replacement. It will be used sparingly, however initially it will be lived in for one week this year at Glastonbury. So criteria, I'd like to buy something well built, that can stand anything our glorious weather can spring on it (during the summer months), to be able to sit up comfortably would be nice, as would an open enough porch so that i can brew up in the morning. Budget would be 150 tops, interior space needs be only enough for me and my rucksack, weight isn't important. Looking at every brand I can think of,a lot of the the designs seem to be carbon copies of one another.I have narrowed my choices to:
Wild Country Trisar 2
Karrimor Elite Ridge 2
Vango Banshee 2
Wild Country Zephyros 1.
Any input would be great. Cheers
The Lemming - on 19 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive:

You're going to take an expensiveish tent to a concert, Glastonbury at that?

Buy two tents, a good one and a crap pop-up one for the festival.
Levains_Alive - on 19 May 2013
In reply to The Lemming: The thought did cross my mind, well the cheap tent part, the reason I'm against it is I'll be working, so would like some degree of comfort after finishing, also I've seen how those tents stand up to even the slightest downpour at other festivals, it isn't confidence inspiring.
ERH - on 19 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive:

I've got a Banshee 200, It's a good little tent, and will hold up to the weather, but you may find it's a little bit low-roofed inside if you want to work in it. The porch isn't that big either, just enough for boots to stay in and dry really.
joel182 - on 19 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive:
Really advise getting a cheaper tent for the festival - you'll be gutted when some berk breaks a pole in your fancy new tent.
Levains_Alive - on 19 May 2013
In reply to joel182: It'll be in a private field, as i will be catering there, so i wont be with everyone else.
Skip - on 19 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive:
> (In reply to joel182) It'll be in a private field, as i will be catering there, so i wont be with everyone else.

In my extensive experience of Glastonbury you should be alright in crew/traders camping. I'll be talking my Banshee this year.
t1234 - on 19 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive:
Get a 3/4 man from somewhere like vango or decathalon about 40/50. I have been to a festival in a small backpacking tent and its not much fun, better to have plenty of room with the English weather when weight isn't an issue.
Levains_Alive - on 19 May 2013
In reply to Skip: I'll look into one, on a further note, sports direct are selling a good amount of wild country tents heavily discounted.
koolkat - on 20 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive: i have a wild country monsoon you can have for 90 its few years old and groundsheest could do with retaping in places but ok apart from that
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HeMa on 20 May 2013
In reply to Levains_Alive:

Decathlon popup... even if someone jumps on it, it'll simply bounce up.

Cheap.

Can be had with a small porch or somehitng.

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