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john morrissey - on 16 May 2018

Can anyone recommend a good quality but fairly affordable 2 person tent for bike touring.  also interested if anyone is selling such a thing in good condition.  I had looked at the Vango Pulsar pro 200. but very open to suggestions.

Neil Williams - on 16 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Vango Banshee if there are any still about?

john morrissey - on 16 May 2018
In reply to Neil Williams:

Just googled it.  They look light but tiny.

Lukas_F - on 16 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Maybe not the lightest tent but I am selling a Vango Soul 200 (see my posts). Drop me a line if interested.

OliverR17 - on 16 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

I've had a Banshee 200 for a couple of years now, mainly for UK hill walking. They are quite cramped, but there is still some space knocking about: the gap between inner and outer on the one side is just about large enough for two 70 litre packs, and there's room at the head for more kit (usually boots or stoves, but maybe another 65 litres?).

Neil Williams - on 17 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

> Just googled it.  They look light but tiny.

The 200 is quite small and practically is only one man plus kit (but then "one man for your rucksack[1]" is a fairly standard thing anyway), but the 300 is not a lot heavier and is quite wide so will easily take two plus kit.  It's quite low though, so you can't sit up in it.  Very, very quick to pitch though if you leave the inner and outer together.

[1] OK, panniers in this case

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The Wild Scallion on 17 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

Why not look at the Wild Country Zephyros 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wneWeWySWl8

 

I use the Zephyros 1 for single person bike trekking .

 

d_b on 17 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

I needed a budget 1-2 person tent recently and eventually settled on a vaude taurus.  They do a cheap version and a light weight fabric version.

It doesn't have masses of room with 2 inside but there is a reasonable porch space and it seems solid and easy to pitch.

Max factor - on 17 May 2018
In reply to john morrissey:

What about wild country foehn or hoolie 2? 

The latter is a tunnel tent, so lots of space for the weight, however, I'm not so impressed with it's stability in strong winds, it gets fairly flappy, so if i was choosing again i would go for something with more internal structure.

800g difference for for the foehn vs, the zephros? is that a deal-breaker for touring?

 

 

spenser - on 17 May 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

The zip on my Zephyros 2 has given up, however I've had well in excess of 150 nights out in it I reckon so I don't feel too aggrieved, the rest of the tent is still in good nick.

The Wild Scallion on 17 May 2018
In reply to spenser:

> The zip on my Zephyros 2 has given up, however I've had well in excess of 150 nights out in it I reckon so I don't feel too aggrieved, the rest of the tent is still in good nick.

Couldn't you repair it with a new zip ?

Either way you've had great use out of it .

 

d_b on 17 May 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I had the outside zip go in my old macpac minaret.  Had it replaced by these guys:

https://www.attwoolls.co.uk/

They did a decent job and weren't too expensive.

 

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