I need help choosing a tent.....

(16 Posts)
Sparkleandshine78 Fri 28-Sep-12 15:36:45

This was my first thought www.outdoormegastore.co.uk/vango-icarus-600xl-tent-limited-edition.html

then i found this www.charliesdirect.co.uk/products/outwell-montana-6p-man-person-camping-tent#

views anyone or any other options?? Any help gratefully received! smile

cece Fri 28-Sep-12 16:41:58

The outwell montana is a popular choice. I've seen it cheaper than that elsewhere though. You first link just goes to the homepage.

Piffpaffpoff Fri 28-Sep-12 16:54:02

I have the normal sized Icarus and a canopy, I think it's good value and easy to put up.

Sparkleandshine78 Fri 28-Sep-12 20:47:39

thanks chaps - the first link was for a Vango Icarus 600XL

bureni Fri 28-Sep-12 20:54:31

Go for a tent that has good hydrostatic head (waterproofing), 1000mm /2000mm heads are fine for summer use but if rain is going to be a problem then go for a higher figure of 2500/3000 mm.

cece Fri 28-Sep-12 21:46:09

I just got my first tent and I did consider teh Icarus 600xl. In the end I got the Vango Samara 600 instead. Mainly because it had three sleeping areas... but also it's a bit wider. We have had one night in it in the garden and I am happy with it so far. I also got the canopy and with that on it is enormous with that on. The other one I nearly got, but was put off as I thought it would be too difficult to put up on my own, was the Gelert Corvus 6+2. I saw it in a shop and it's fab...

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 28-Sep-12 21:47:27

What do you want it for?

I mean, camping obviously but for how many people, what ages, length of trip etc?

Iwillorderthefood Fri 28-Sep-12 21:48:48

We just got the Montana 6 really pleased with it but it's a large step up in terms of effort to pitch in comparison to my old two man. Seriously though we really love it.

Iwillorderthefood Fri 28-Sep-12 21:50:32

But have seen it cheaper, we bought ours as a package of footprint and carpet (which is great).

maturenanny Mon 01-Oct-12 11:23:23

Vango samara 600 with enclosed canopy for us a family of three! Easy to pitch, lots of room for those rainy days even with the addition of our friends family of four!

blondefriend Tue 02-Oct-12 21:01:24

We have the Vango Orchy 500 (which I think was replaced by the Icarus). We've used it for 2 seasons for 4 of us (2 adults + 2 toddlers) and will probably get one more season out of it. We camp 4-5 times a year including March in England through to August in South France plus music festivals so it's done us quite well. I wouldn't spend a huge amount because, as the kids grow, we will need something different.

upinthehills Tue 02-Oct-12 21:11:26

We bought the Vango Icarus 600 (not the XL I should add) last month for £180 a quick google shows them going for £199. A canopy to make it like the XL would be about £100 extra so would bring it to the XL price anyway. We are a 2+2 family and DC small so the normal one suits us fine for a weekend - not too big to fit on a pitch but roomy inside.

Shawn65 Tue 09-Oct-12 15:18:27

They're excellent camp tents.
If you are on a funds then other manufacturers will provide you with the same dimension for less, but Outwell are known for excellent camp tents.

cece Wed 10-Oct-12 20:54:54

I've put pics of my samara on my profile now.

lisad123 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:00:12

We have a Montana lake which is wonderful, huge and warm.

Shawn65 Tue 30-Oct-12 12:55:33

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