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Help please are Outwell tents any good or should I go for Vango

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sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 12:37:26

that is it really fairly urgent request many thanks in advance

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 13:03:17

bump

twinsetandpearls Sun 13-Jul-08 13:07:54

Outwell tents are very good and what we chose after some research. Dont know much about vango.

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 13:13:09

oh thank yousmile trying to decide on quick shop after our old tent fell apart in someone else's hands
need one by wednesday

Wilts Sun 13-Jul-08 13:16:07

We have an Outwell and have been pleased with it.

CaptainKarvol Sun 13-Jul-08 13:20:42

Borrowed a Vango recently and (while very grateful for the loan) wouldn't choose one. It felt quite cheap - single ended zips not double ended, the carrying bag was falling to bits because the fabric was so thin, and the window 'curtains' wouldn't stay put as the toggles are so small they kept popping out of the loops for fastening them. I do like the Outwell tents I have seen, but have never stayed in one.

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 13:24:47

thanks all I saw one on sale with decent reduction with next day delivery so might just plump for it

Lucycat Sun 13-Jul-08 13:26:48

outwell - but I'm biased grin

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 13:55:29

Outwell, but then like Lucy I'm biast.

(but have you though of a pop up she asks casually and walks away whistling....)

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 13:56:06

biased
not stitched with binding tape blush

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 13:59:49

apparently the one I can afford at short notice is sold out online but have called the local store and they have 2 which they will hold until 5pm
must find way to get it, it is dome like I guess not exactly pop up as it is a 5 person one

I am too claustrophobic for small tents

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 14:00:42

hold one that is

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 14:03:18

after taking a peek at your profile Lucycat I suspect you have a tent fetish grin

pootleflump Sun 13-Jul-08 14:06:35

Definitely Outwell, I don't have one but my next one will be.

Lucycat Sun 13-Jul-08 14:47:28

grin tent fetish moi? you may well be right.

I'd echo mb's sentiments re pop ups - great fun for short stays.

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 17:24:31

just back from shop got a pop up type thing

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 18:16:38

what did you get?????

Slubberdegullion Sun 13-Jul-08 18:19:09

<lurky lurky>

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 18:23:45

actually not very pop up at all, but dome shaped and seems easy to assemble I got the one on sale 5 person Kansas 5 seems to suit our purposes of a couple of festival a yearsmile

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 18:29:06

Link to pickie please????

drools at the thought of tent porn

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 18:51:30

oh the demands grin

I think it will do tent

Slubberdegullion Sun 13-Jul-08 19:20:47

Oh I like it. Great weekender tent.

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 19:26:52

ohhh nice I saw one last weekend

maviscrewit Mon 14-Jul-08 15:12:26

We've got a Kansas 5 and used it for our very first trip this weekend! We were very impressed, kept us dry in quite damp conditions! The only thing is that there isn't a lot of living space if it rains so we nipped to Aldi and got their sun shelter which worked a treat (we have two little ones and a dog so bit of a squash for us all to hide in tent!) Oh and we got ours for £5 more in Millets - humph! I have now been well and truly bitten by the camping bug - why haven't I done this sooner??

sfxmum Mon 14-Jul-08 16:23:17

that is goo to know thanks

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