You lot have made me NEED a Bell tent.

(47 Posts)
TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 16:17:43

Bastards grin

TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 16:24:46
Moodykat Wed 03-Apr-13 16:42:20

Mine has just arrived! Next day delivery from Karma Canvas - they have been very swift and nice on the email. Although I haven't even taken it out of the delivery box yet and I'm not sure I can lift it!!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 03-Apr-13 16:52:52

I have one of those, they are very nice.

TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 16:55:25

One of the Soulpad ones?

Now that I'm in full research mode, I wonder whether this wouldn't be beter?

TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 16:59:16

Or better even

MandragoraWurzelstock Wed 03-Apr-13 17:05:12

we've got a 3 metre hybrid and waiting to test it out. Garden is a swamp.

We used to have a 4 metre but sold it.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Wed 03-Apr-13 17:06:14

You probably do need one. We love ours but....I'm already moving on to lust over a touareg

hz Wed 03-Apr-13 17:41:43

I went to a campsite last year where some campers had an emperor tent and a 5 metre bell tent JOINED TOGETHER. It was phenomenol.

TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 17:51:36

Would you not need like 3 pitches for that size tent?

hz Wed 03-Apr-13 18:07:12

Was the kind of campsite where you aren't allocated pitches. They had several kids at least one of whom was a wheel chair user so they did need the space. I had to peek, they where happy to show me around - they had a burner too. Very comfortable!

AriaB Wed 03-Apr-13 18:33:02

When we are rich and have a bigger house, garden and car i'm TOTALLY getting a Bell. Just saying.

TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 19:50:56

We're not rich, have a small semi and virtually no garden. We STILL need one. And a 5m Bell is cheaper than a 6 sleeper tunnel...

I don't think I can persuade DH to get an Emperor though sad

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 03-Apr-13 19:52:31

I have a bell tent, This year will be a semi permanant structure in the garden with two wrought iron day beds in and a coffee table, some rugs, bunting and some lights, next year will hopefully be adding the stove.

WoTmania Wed 03-Apr-13 19:54:24

Everybody needs a bell tent.

TheRealMBJ Wed 03-Apr-13 21:08:26

Ok, so I am utterly and totally sold on the Bell tent idea.

Is there a big difference between Belltent UK and SoulPad as suppliers. I know there are others out there but it seems to me a choice between the Belltent Ultimate 5m (am never gonna pass The Emperor as a viable option) or the SoulPad Genie 5m.

MummyPigsFatTummy Wed 03-Apr-13 22:11:38

I have seen good things on here about Soulpad but someone on another thread has just bought one from Karma Canvas. You might want to have a look at them. Try ebay too. There are quite a lot on there.

The best value supplier is Obelink in the Netherlands but as they no longer ship to the UK, you would need to either take a trip over there or know someone on the European mainland who could take delivery for you. I am not sure if the saving is worth the hassle these days.

shirazplease Wed 03-Apr-13 23:15:50

we bought the soulpad 5000 genie about 3 months ago and FINALLY pitched it yesterday, in our garden. It's even better than I had hoped.

justsaying

I NEED the tea light chandelier now. NEED.

Moodykat Thu 04-Apr-13 08:59:32

I need the tea light chandelier too. Have already "bunted" as it were. It's a whole new world for me and I am beyond excited!

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 04-Apr-13 09:23:50

Yes our original one came from Obelink. It was 4 metres, SIG and cost £206 delivered.

I then sold it for 250 a few weeks later as I felt guilty for not going camping at that point, we only had it up in the garden.

Now I do go camping with the children and miss it very much...I am trying to console myself that the 3 metre will take up less room on the campsite and be less heavy in the car.

shirazplease Thu 04-Apr-13 14:51:21

'Bunted' I love it. The verb of bunting.

I too have bunted, 15m of the stuff, was sewing like a lunatic. The French are going to think the circus have arrived when we get to our site in the Vendee.

shock

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Thu 04-Apr-13 18:18:53

Mine is from karma canvas. It's got a mosquito net door which the soulpad / belltentuk / obelink ones haven't. Was v useful last year when dd was crawling

I got a double layer chandelier for Christmas. I can't WAit to use it

My mind is turning to carpeting / rugs next [ponce]

TheRealMBJ Thu 04-Apr-13 19:54:59

I'm going to have to make some bunting for when we get one. I am ridiculously excited.

Looking for a good campsite in Devon near the Dart if anyone has any good recommendations. (Preferably a little quieter than the average campsite)

paneer Thu 04-Apr-13 20:01:02
TheRealMBJ Fri 05-Apr-13 20:41:18

Done it with Demi inner and some solar fairy lights grin

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