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Has anyone used one of these cheap Asda tents?

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puffling Tue 04-Aug-09 22:56:45

Am a novice camper and will not be using tent much. Had pretty much decided on a Gelert pop up 4 man tent. Then miserly dp went and saw these cheap Asda tents: £25 for a 2 man pop up and £20 for a 3 man not exactly pop up. They say they are good for small showers. That, I imagine, means they are likely to leak in a downpour.
Shall I get one or would it be a false economy?

caykon Wed 05-Aug-09 14:16:26

my mum is a keen camper and she got one of these as she was going to be arriving late to the campsite and thought it would be easier, then put the proper tent up next day. She hated it onced popped up she couldnt get it to go back in bag, she struggled in the 2 man one alone it was so tiny.
They are flimsy and only fit as a kids play tent.

Sorry to be so negative blush

Curiousmama Wed 05-Aug-09 14:55:24

No don't get them false economy. Unless you can guarantee it won't rain much?

Curiousmama Wed 05-Aug-09 14:55:53

Gelert are good though

Goober Wed 05-Aug-09 19:39:02

I got the Asda 4 man tunnel tent.
I love it.
It has been out (garden) in all weathers and has not leaked.
Though I don't know how it would bare up under strong winds.
I got a cheapy to see if we interested in camping with a view to upgrading if we liked it.

Curiousmama Wed 05-Aug-09 21:10:45

So are you hooked then Goober? wink

Goober Wed 05-Aug-09 21:42:45

Yes! grin

I love the smell of tent.

Washersaurus Wed 05-Aug-09 21:53:55

Yeoman Outdoors have the Outwell pop ups on offer at the moment - the Jersey M 3 man is reduced to 44.95 from 109.99 - now that is a proper pop up tent.

We have the Gelert quickdraw pop up for the boys to play in - when it rains the inside fills with water around the edges hmm...I wouldn't want to sleep in it that is for sure.

Curiousmama Wed 05-Aug-09 22:03:14

uk campsite is good for reviews.

Outwell are a good make sounds like a bargain Washersaurus. Am suprised at Gelert. A friend's brother's just bought one to take his son camping, hope they'll keep dry.

puffling Wed 05-Aug-09 22:31:29

Thanks everyone for great feedback. I'll investigate the Outwell.

Washersaurus Wed 05-Aug-09 22:41:57

Actually, Yeomans also have the Outwell Alderney pop up on offer too - tis a 2 man tent but has 2 storage areas. It is £45 (was £115) and in a choice of colours.

lisad123 Thu 06-Aug-09 08:51:27

what about this one? here

Curiousmama Thu 06-Aug-09 12:46:31

Oh no that Alderney is too tempting....we already have 5 tents.

Washersaurus Thu 06-Aug-09 20:43:10

Hmm I would never buy a Halfords tent (it has no SIG shock and they are quite rubbish from what I have seen.

notsoteenagemum Thu 06-Aug-09 20:58:10

Just wondering puffling how many of you will be sleeping in the tent?
We have a Gelert eiger 4 man which is ok for dh(6ft4) and I at festivals, but when we slept in it with our dc (9 and 4) at pil caravan it was far too small and we didn't have any stuff in with us it was in the car and caravan.
We have just bought a Vango Venture 500 from Go Outdoors which I hope will be a better option for us.

puffling Thu 06-Aug-09 21:09:58

Just me and dd, but wd need room if dp who's 6ft 1 were ever to come too.

notsoteenagemum Thu 06-Aug-09 21:22:00

I'd get something with a bit of storage if I were you then, also a porch is useful if it rains and you don't want to sit in your bedroom.

notsoteenagemum Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:30

I think millets have a eurohike 3 man with a porch area on offer for £29.99.

Curiousmama Sat 08-Aug-09 11:58:47

The zenobia has storage and is tall enough for your dp to stand up in I think? They have them up in Go outdoors. They're 144 though so more of an investment.

bubblerock Wed 26-Aug-09 23:38:27

We bought the Jersey for £29 from Yeomans and it's brilliant - pop up tents are fab for 'non campers' blush

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