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replacement weekend tent as 4.1 seconds has passed on to greener campsites

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SparkyUK Tue 16-Jul-13 22:19:16

the casing around one of the poles snapped on my 4.1 when were were folding it up the other weekend and we are now without weekend tent. I can't manage our bigger one myself, so need something light and easy to put up. Really bummed about the 4.1 as even though it is under warranty and Decathlon are happy to honour it, they don't sell it any more so it's money back or find a new tent. It ticked all my boxes though, and I'd made bespoke groundsheet and carpets to fit, so really sad to be loosing it.

Things I loved about it were:
*Up and down in under 10 minutes
*Tall enough for walking around in the living room (we only sleep in the bedrooms so not fussed about height in there)
*a few storage pockets
*1 huge bedroom so me, DH and two <5 DSs were all in a row (this isn't essential, but I did like having the boys near me)
*Was only £99 (I can spend more, I just really liked that I didn't have to ;) )

Things that weren't so great
*More windows would've been nice
*SIG would be my preference
*Not breaking would also have been nice

So what else can you guys recommend that I can get up and down in a flash and doesn't weigh 20 kgs. Are there any other brands that do pop-ups that you can stand in?

Suttonmum1 Tue 16-Jul-13 22:27:14

What about a 4.1 seconds from Ebay? I often find myself replacing things I really but can no longer get (clothes, electricals etc) with one from Ebay. Several on at the moment.

Otherwise we have a tunnel with 1 bedroom at either end which we find good for weekends as easy to put up, but stretches for longer periods too.

pinkmagic1 Tue 16-Jul-13 22:27:46

I got a bargain Gelert atlantis 3 last week, was reduced to 34.99. Says 3 man but could accommodate 2 adults and 2 younger kids no problem. Its not a pop up tent but has an all in 1 pitching system and I had it up single handed in 20 minutes. I am really pleased with it.

Kahlua4me Tue 16-Jul-13 22:33:44

Vango Icarus 500 gets good reviews on ukcampsite.

DelayedActionMouseMaker Wed 17-Jul-13 14:25:43

We have this one and love it. Easy to out up and it has a sunroof style bit which you can roll back at night and watch the stars. X

SparkyUK Wed 17-Jul-13 23:47:53

Our biggie is the Vango Samara so I feel like the icarus range is too similar. Though, that said I really do like it so maybe that is fine.

I would love that pop-up except it isn't quite tall enough to stand in.

My DH has been hankering for a bell tent for ever, so maybe now it the time. Should I start a new thread asking about the practicality of bells for weekends?

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