Hi all, last summer we bought the outwell Montana which is great but huge. Just the thought of having to pack it and put it up just for a night or two is putting me off going! Can anybody recommend a smaller tent, we wouldn't need too much internal space as we would only go away when the weather forecast is good would like one with a sewn in ground sheet though. Thanks in advance
I can totally recommend our Quechua Base Seconds 4.2 from Decathlon but it doesn't have a SIG in the living area, only the two bedroom pods - the groundsheet in the living area is bathtub type that velcros on and we have never had any bother with bugs.
I can put the tent up myself in 5 minutes and down in the same time. We got it for just the same reason you mention i.e. our bigger tent is too much faff to pitch just for one or two nights away.
We've actually sold our Outwell Indiana ( or something) as even on a week's holiday it was so much faff. It literally took 4 hours to clear away and get sorted both up and down. So we've gone for the Quechua base seconds as above and have also got a seperate Quechua without the sleeping bods for us to use as a kitchen and seating area when cold.
just bought a coleman weekender 6 for 65 pounds in argos. went up in 15 minutes and down in less than 10. has only one room. so a very simple arrangement. no living area but you can stand up easily in the tent which was important as I HATE feeling claustrophobic. great tent but not tried it in wet weather.
We have just done the same type of thing, bought a vango infinity 400. It's a blow up tent and it's fantastic and given us just what we wanted, goes up in 10 mins, bedrooms already in place, and it looks really good too. We had Vango amazon 600 and it was just too huge. I can highly recommend it, my wine was in my hand in the sunshine a whole lot faster this weekend!