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If you had £500 to spend on a tent..

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srslylikeomg Wed 18-May-16 14:50:16

What would you buy? It needs to sleep 2 adults and 4 kids (one a baby) and be ok in hot weather. Not worried about weight. I like the look of soul pads but any of you guys have any suggestions? Your opinions would be most welcome!

samlovesdilys Wed 18-May-16 18:32:20

I'd be tempted by a second hand outwell, there are lots around as people upgrade to air beams but they are really solid tents...we have had an Idaho, a wolf lake and a Montana over the years...all fabulous...

jobnockey Thu 19-May-16 13:54:53

I love our bell tent (we have a 4m one for 3 of us and it is perfect size).
however... If I had £500 to sepnd on a new tent I would be very tempted to go slightly over budget and get one of these:

I am always in awe of dutch tents whenever we camp in France...

jobnockey Thu 19-May-16 14:06:02

Just re-read and seen you have 4 kids ( I read it as 4 people in total inc. baby) You would definitely need a 5m bell tent!

isittheholidaysyet Thu 19-May-16 14:27:23

We have this, the Vango Marista 700

and once up is fantastic. Got it a bit cheaper than that in Go Outdoors and got footprint groundsheet too all for about £450. I love that we can put kitchen stuff in front awning and kids can enter through side doors. Also, my DH and I share 3 bed room with the clothes bags, and youngest DD sleeps next door, and if she wakes i can unzip the internal wall to see to her without getting out of bed. You'd easily fit 5 and a travel cot.
However on reflection, it is very heavy and needs a jumbo pitch on most sites. You might be better to get something similar with lighter poles.

Fourormore Thu 19-May-16 14:31:51

Hi Gear Kalahari 10. Easy to put up. Think we got tent, carpet, footprint and porch deal for about £500.

kate7590 Thu 19-May-16 16:14:38

We've recently bought an airgo nimbus 8, and its great! second hand it was £450. Only put it up in the garden and slept in it for 1 night so far but Im very impressed!
It went up in 5 minutes (minus pegging out the guy lines) Brilliant when you've got kids to keep an eye on!

srslylikeomg Fri 20-May-16 12:31:32

Fabulous! Thank you all so much, lots to research (while I should be working!) - very excited about our trip. I really appreciate you taking time to reply.

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