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"Good weekend all-rounder…"
Tents these days seem to fall into very clear categories: solo drunk at festival, glampers with bunting, family holiday on french campsite, expedition to everest, etc. If you want something inbetween, an all-rounder sort of a tent that you can pitch quickly for a weekend, but will still withstand some realistic British weather, there's not a lot to choose from.
We chose this. It's quick to pitch because it only has 3 poles, though they are extremely solid and as a result you don't have to guy it out completely - in light winds we just peg out the edges and it's absolutely solid. It's easy to put away because (for once) the bag it comes in is HUGE and comes with straps to tighten up round it afterwards.
It only sleeps 4 really (they say 5 but that means buying a separate pod to put in the end of the living area and the living area isn't large to start with) so it's not the sort of tent that you would want to spend a lot of time cooped up in with the kids if it rained - it's more of a base camp from which to go out for the day. But the interior layout works well: potential doors in all directions so you can set it up as you wish. There's poles included to set one door up as an awning and the floor of the main area is removable - omitting that and the awning poles saves a fair bit of space/weight if packing is an issue. There's a good ventilation system which means even if it's raining you can get a bit of airflow and you don't get terrible condensation in the morning. It's a very practical tent.
There are bigger tents in the same range, though they had more poles so seemed more hassle to us. And there's a more expensive range which has the same designs in a more robust/breathable canvas for warmer climes. But given that this design is venturing into the same sort of market as eg Vaude, we thought it was very good value for money.