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Vango Calisto 400...do you think I could put it up by myself?

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DesolationAngel Sun 07-Aug-11 18:44:51

I have been in two minds about taking the kids camping by myself (big wuss emotion) for a while now, but I have 4 weeks ahead of me of just me and the kids. DS is 7 and DD is 6 so they can help with pitching but at the minute we only have a Maritsa 500 but I find this heavy with DH on the other side so no chance of getting it up aided/hindered by 2 small kids.

Anyone got a Calisto? Do you think me and a 7yr old could put it up?
I like the look of the Calisto, sturdy poles are a must after an horrendous trip with an Icarus. I would also want a SIG.

Any other recommendations?

Thanks
DA

MrsShrekTheThird Sun 07-Aug-11 18:56:15

The Artemis is very similar (last years) and I put it up by myself - dses who are 10 and 7 hold poles up whilst I peg guyropes.

youarekidding Sun 07-Aug-11 19:01:56

I can put my Vango 500 (can't remember which style) up alone. I'm not saying its dead simple but can be done.

Have a great holiday.

DesolationAngel Sun 07-Aug-11 19:20:04

Thanks, I looked at the Artemis to see if it was cheaper, it is pretty much the Calisto, but they have sealed the front door now which appeals to me more.

McCharlieMouse Sat 13-Aug-11 14:43:11

I put up my Vango Orchy 600 myself, which I think is slightly bigger but looks the same shape as the Calisto.

Took me about 40mins with DS (3) "helping"!

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