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Does this tent look ok?

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tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 16:31:13

I think it will fit DS1 and DS2 in one room and DD1,DD2 and I in the other. Bit wary of having separate rooms but i can't find anything cheap with one room to sleep 5!

Rabbitchat Mon 06-Aug-07 16:43:51

Hi - Try a Gelert Tornado 5 - that's one room for all 5 of you and sells at around £40-£50. Google it and you'll see loads of places that sell it for around that price. May find it even cheaper on Ebay!

Rabbitchat Mon 06-Aug-07 16:45:20

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 16:47:41

Wow! Thats good. My only problem that is i don't have a card i can use to buy online

Rabbitchat Mon 06-Aug-07 16:49:27

Do you live near any camping shops? It's quite a popular tent - or you could ring and see if they could order it in for you?

frascati Mon 06-Aug-07 16:50:52

tortoise ~ i was going to go for the same one for the 4 of us. hadn't thought of them not being in same room. If you zip up main entrance can you not open up the other 2 so you are all sort of still together?

Doodledootoo Mon 06-Aug-07 16:52:40

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tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 16:53:27

Rabbitchat There is one shop in town that does camping bits. Going in tomorrow for the cinema so i can look then.

frascati Possibly. I hadn't thought of that.

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 16:54:32

Doodledootoo Cooking not a problem. Won't be cooking! We are going by train and there is no way i can carry loads of camping equipment on my own.

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:14:57

on Ebay but are they really trustworthy tents? Or being cheap are they slight seconds and not as good? I don't want to end up with a disaster.
I need to decid4e before tomorrow really. Buy the Argos one or chance Ebay?

Kbear Mon 06-Aug-07 17:19:05

I had an Argos Pro Action Nevada that slept 5 in one compartment. We have just bought a bigger one from ebay.

Lilymaid Mon 06-Aug-07 17:25:29

Hydrostatic head is very poor - lower even than Millets festival cheapies. It would only be of use in guaranteed dry weather (i.e. not this summer).

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:26:42

oh. That doesn't sound good.

Mercy Mon 06-Aug-07 17:28:03

Tortoise - how heavy is the Argos package in total?

Airbeds can weigh quite a bit.

Peachy Mon 06-Aug-07 17:30:54

1200hh is insufficient, needs to be 2000Hha s a minimum

Is second hand worth it yto you? Just I know of one thats going, a Gelert Cyclone for £70- used once 9they'd take a cheque)

If not, can completely recommend gelert generally, last tent was one and it was excellent


tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:31:13

It doesn't say. Just says 10.6kg

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:33:54

Peachy 2nd hand is fine if its good.Could only do postal order though.

Argos book says 1200 mm HH is high protection suitable for most conditions.Thats why i thought it was ok.

Lilymaid Mon 06-Aug-07 17:35:57

Another thing about the Argos tent is that you can't stand up inside the middle section (obviously you can't stand up in the bedroom sections either) as the max height is 140 cm.

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:36:38

Is the one in the Ebay link ok? It doesn't say what the HH is though.

Peachy Mon 06-Aug-07 17:36:43

this one

Its my Mum LoL, I think a postal order would be fine (and can vouch for tent as she used it with us- ws just far too big for her LOL)

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:37:37

If we don't use air beds what do we need?
(Total non-camper me! lol!)

Peachy Mon 06-Aug-07 17:39:10

kids in this hgouse use millets camping beds for £9.99 each, although you can get roll up mats for less- not enough for me, but lots of people sweat by them

Peachy Mon 06-Aug-07 17:39:30

Oh and Millets mummy sleeping abgs roll up really small

tortoise Mon 06-Aug-07 17:40:23

Looks good peachy. But like i say, i know nothing lol!

Peachy Mon 06-Aug-07 17:42:02

Its a good tent- not a sewn in but the bed pods are all so that's OK (and lots of epople like it like that), pretty big (always a bonus), took about 20 minutes to erect iirc

Delivery- think youre in Somerset? Would be free LOL

Only downside ish is the pack is quite heavy- would warn you about that. For a reason (size of tent) obviously

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