Anyone bought a bell tent recently?

(11 Posts)
Wonderstuff Sun 30-Jun-13 21:46:37

I am looking, and wondering whether one supplier is much cheaper or delivers more quickly or whatever, ther are so many!

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Jul-13 08:47:46

SoulPad has great customer service, why don't you give them a ring and ask exactly what they have in stock? I've heard their website isn't always a true reflection as it doesn't update quick enough.

MummyPigsFatTummy Mon 01-Jul-13 10:11:21

The cheapest way of getting a bell tent is to buy it from Obelink in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, due to a restrictive agreement with suppliers over here, they do not ship bell tents to the UK. So to get one, you would either need to take a trip to the Netherlands, or find somewhere in mainland Europe they could ship to and collect it from there (I had them ship an inner tent to a campsite in France which worked well, but you need to agree it with the site first to make sure they will accept delivery).

If that all sounds like too much trouble, also check Canvascamp, who do ship to the UK and might be a bit cheaper than suppliers over here (I am not sure). Otherwise, as MinimalistMommi says, Soulpad have a good reputation. I think Karma Canvas too are quite popular.

shirazplease Mon 01-Jul-13 13:10:55

Another shout for Soulpad, lovely staff v helpful. The tent I wanted was in stock when I ordered (being January and all!) and it literally arrived about 2 days later.

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Jul-13 13:15:44

Soulpad got my brazier to me in under 24 hrs when I said I needed at ASAP!

zgaze Mon 01-Jul-13 18:30:13

I bought mine at the end of last season to avoid any 2013 price rises, did exhaustive research over many many weeks and ended up with a Soulpad. Zoe at Soulpad is one of the most tolerant helpful customer service people I have ever dealt with, whereas the people at Belltent never replied to a single query. I was tempted by the Karma ones as last years model had a fly sheet inner door thing which the soulpad didn't, but they were out of stock in the end.

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Jul-13 18:32:08

I have a Soulpad with fly sheet but they stopped doing that design unfortunately.

Wonderstuff Mon 01-Jul-13 19:54:04

Thanks all, we went for soul pad, so excited grin

MarthaS Tue 02-Jul-13 08:22:50

Baker + Bell do very reasonably priced ones, my sister got one and I can't see any difference with the Soulpad one that we bought last year.

MinimalistMommi Tue 02-Jul-13 09:49:24

Wonder you will love it.
Get a giant groundsheet to make a footprint for underneath it. You will thank me for that tip one day...look in builders section in B&Q you can get one for around a tenner.

NettleTea Wed 03-Jul-13 12:21:25

woo hoo another big YES for SoulPad. they are lovely lovely people

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