I'm 5ft 4 and have a very dodgy back. I can do it alone, but prefer to get DH to put the central pole up if he's around because he's stronger than what I am.
However, I have done it. It's not the weight, per se, more the 'physically dragging the pole upright against taut-ish canvas and making sure it's in a straight vertical line' that's my issue... I do have to use a step stool (I have a folds-completely-flat one that comes along on camping trips) if I want to attach anything to the pole once it's up (inner tent, tea-light chandelier, etc...).
If you're anywhere near East London/Essex, pm me, I can show you mine (ooer missus)
Dam, I was in East London last week but am back up North now with no plans to venture south for some time. But am cheered up by the fact you can put yours up on your own LoveCat. I think I have quite good upper body strength (do 30day Shred workout a lot) so hopefully I should be able to push the big pole up. Thanks
Is it tricky in a its going to make me swear quite a bit and have a few failed attempts type tricky? Or tricky in a it'll take me ages and have me close to jumping up and down on it in a strop type tricky?
Hi Viva, if you have a look at the bottom of the Product Details on Soulpads website they give you the dimensions of the bag when the tent is packed - v useful as i needed to be sure that it would fit across our boot.
The whole thing packed in the bag is pretty heavy - take the poles and pegs out and you'll find its ok to carry by yourself
Thanks, have had a look and its better than what I thought it would be. Doesn't look much bigger than my big outwell tent.
Problem is, I have a yaris and a greyhound. And after years of having the camper van I don't think I'm going to be able to go back to minimalist camping. I'm going to need ehu and a fridge. But I can get a roof box can't I? It'll be fine.