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knighty - on 25 May 2018 - user since 09/Jun/10

I'm after a 1/2 man tent for relatively cheap for festival abuse! I'm not fussy about brands, but must still be waterproof ;)

Bristol area would be ideal.

Dave the Rave on 25 May 2018
In reply to knighty:

Which half is it to fit? Top half or bottom?

The Lemming - on 25 May 2018
In reply to Dave the Rave:

> Which half is it to fit? Top half or bottom?


Isn't that a 50:50 question?

mik82 - on 25 May 2018
In reply to knighty:

If it's for a festival, you could get a cheap one from decathlon for £20

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/arpenaz-2-tent-2-man-green--id_8293539.html

Dave the Rave on 25 May 2018
In reply to The Lemming:

> Isn't that a 50:50 question?

Or an ecumenical matter? Drink!

Dell on 26 May 2018
In reply to knighty:

All the supermarkets have their camping range in. Lots of cheap stuff to be had. 

knighty - on 26 May 2018
In reply to Dell:

I'd rather buy a half decent used tent than a crap new one. It doesn't sit well with me buying shit quality knowing that it'll be thrown in landfill before too long.

Pedro50 on 26 May 2018
In reply to knighty:

Cheap tents from Decathlon, Go Outdoors etc. can be perfectly robust, they'll just be heavy. They may last longer than some ultra light high tech product. The question is will you ever want to carry it anywhere? 

Dell on 27 May 2018
In reply to knighty:

I've had many years car camping out of my Woolworths £25 2 man dome tent, still going strong too. 

Repaired a tear with tape and replaced a wind damaged pole using a pole repair set which cost an additional fiver.  

At least you know a new tent won't have been subjected to any UV, although the recycling aspect of using someones old tent is commendable. 

TRip - on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to knighty:

You've got mail.

The Wild Scallion on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to knighty:

> I'd rather buy a half decent used tent than a crap new one. It doesn't sit well with me buying shit quality knowing that it'll be thrown in landfill before too long.

So you would rather have a decent used tent and throw that in the landfill instead ?????

mmmmmm

pasbury on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to Dell:

> All the supermarkets have their camping range in. Lots of cheap stuff to be had. 


Some are so shite that they will last less than one trip though.

Luke90 on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I think his implication was that the used tent would last longer and, in any case, not consume extra resources by being manufactured.

knighty - on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to Luke90:

> I think his implication was that the used tent would last longer and, in any case, not consume extra resources by being manufactured.

Thanks Luke.

Generally, I'm thinking of it in the following way: I am willing to spend, for example, £30 on a tent, knowing that it will get heavy use/abuse. I can either buy a new Quecha tent from Decathlon, or a decent second hand Vango etc tent. I'm not a lover of buying cheap throwaway items, given the state of the Earth.

Hence why all the helpful comments saying buy new are missing the mark by an awfully large margin. 

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