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We want a 6 man tent for Camp Bestival

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mrszimmerman Wed 08-Jun-11 00:45:33

Does anyone recommend one that works well for them?

I like the idea of bedrooms then a covered area and then an enclosed sort of awning for cooking and sitting in the rain.

Also ds thinks we can spend 150 and I wonder whether we don't need to spend more but am having trouble selling the benefits!

advice would be very appreciated.

mrszimmerman Wed 08-Jun-11 09:41:40

any advice would be very appreciated!

mell242 Wed 08-Jun-11 10:30:26

We've just got the Vango Icarus 600 Really great tent, lots of space and added storage pockets and really easily to put up and down. A big thumbs up from us!

mrszimmerman Wed 08-Jun-11 13:57:47

that's so funny, that's exactly the one we're looking at!
Did you get the awning thing as well?

JemimaMop Wed 08-Jun-11 19:50:35

We have the Gelert Horizon 6 which is fab. There are 2 big bedrooms, DH and I sleep in one and the 3 DC sleep in the other. There is a big living space in the middle which easily fits a table and chairs in, however we also have the porch which makes it this big and we put the folding table and chairs for the DC plus a couple of chairs for us in there.

We bought ours last year from B&Q in their sale, it cost about £200 for both the tent and the porch.

mrszimmerman Thu 09-Jun-11 21:26:15

Thanks, Jemima, I've seen that one too, is it easy to put up?

mrszimmerman Thu 09-Jun-11 21:26:50

...given that last time I saw dh put up an unfamiliar tent he channelled the whole anti-christ!

JemimaMop Sat 11-Jun-11 18:48:10

It isn't very difficult, the poles are colour coded so it is fairly difficult to go wrong. It does take two people though.

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