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is there such thing as a 6 person tent that won't cost £££

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Titsalinabumsquash Mon 23-May-16 10:49:48

I'm looking at buying a tent so we can have a few impromptu weekends away. We have 4 children. Is there a 6 person tent that's not going to cost a bomb?

orangetupperware Mon 23-May-16 10:59:31

orangetupperware Mon 23-May-16 11:00:34

There's one there for 189.99

SalmonMaki Mon 23-May-16 11:00:58

Ebay. We got a 6 person tent (sleeping in 3 separate pods) for under £100, barely used. It's been great.

willconcern Mon 23-May-16 11:01:19

Look on ebay or gumtree. Gelert do a good one.

reallyneedmoresleep Mon 23-May-16 13:35:21

I really think its a case of you get what you pay for. Make sure you get a tent with a high hydrostatic head ("HH") as these are more waterproof.
If I was tent buying with a limited budget, I would buy a quality brand (Outwell, Vango, Cabanon etc) second hand rather than a lower-quality new tent

CarrieLouise25 Mon 23-May-16 13:44:31

We've got a regatta 6 man tent which we bought and never used. Brand new still in packaging, was going to list on ebay, but then saw this thread. If you want to PM me if interested? Only looking for £75 inc postage.

Titsalinabumsquash Mon 23-May-16 18:17:19

Carrie. Can you pm me with a link if it's still on the web anywhere so I can see which one it is? Thanks smile

We bought a gelert corona from tesco for less than £100, has done great.

MissWimpyDimple Tue 24-May-16 06:45:03

Slightly more but we have this and it's great. Love the layout and it's reasonably easy to pitch (I've done it on my own but it wasn't ideal).

Good HH and stood up to torrential rain last year.

MissWimpyDimple Tue 24-May-16 06:47:53

Just realised you have 4 children. You might want to think about an 8 man.

For example, the decathlon 6 man is really fairly small, but the gelert one I linked to is pretty generous. The 8 man version is much the same just about a foot wider. Perfect for 6 people.

oh yes agree with MissWimpy if there are 6 of you you need an 8 man tent, unless you are only camping for one night and like each other a lot!! smile

chopchopchop Tue 24-May-16 08:27:53

marking my place because we need exactly the same thing!

RaisingSteam Tue 24-May-16 12:51:51

People I know with large families have pod tents - but there are fewer of those around now. Like the Outwell Hartland. Else the go outdoors kalahari 8 might be a good one?

DaughterDrowningInJunk Tue 24-May-16 14:37:28

Have a look on ebay at the seller nearlynewtents. They have a lot of vango stock for very good prices, including larger tents. Most of the stuff is, in fact, new.

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