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Panic...I need to buy a tent - URGENT!

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fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 14:48:18


I need to buy a tent in a hurry, I need help!

Never been camping before, I need to buy at least a 4 man berth size one, for me, dh, ds1 and 2.

I have looked at these 2;




Can anyone tell me if they are good or not, I have to make a descision by 4pm!!!!!! and I only have £50!

Thank you!!!!!

Lizzylou Wed 10-Aug-05 14:49:33

I would definitely go for 6 man one...I stayed in a two man one recently and it was only just big enough for me! Go for biggest you can afford!

hercules Wed 10-Aug-05 14:51:33

I would advise getting one larger than 4 size for four of you. I dont know anything about argos tents but I wouldnt depend on how waterproof it is as 2000 isnt much. Normally 3000 min is advised. for that price though and if you dont intend to go in poor weather conditions I'd go for 6 man one.

Janh Wed 10-Aug-05 14:51:46

Defo go for 6 but it's v v cheap, fairy - won't be very weather resistant - hope you get good weather!

Janh Wed 10-Aug-05 14:52:07

Hi, herc

hercules Wed 10-Aug-05 14:52:44


fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 14:53:50

Thanks so far! The weather should be good, it is for this weekend, south coast.

If anyone knows of any better ones, please let me know!

fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 14:58:36

Also now found out the six man one is out of stock...argh....

Janh Wed 10-Aug-05 15:10:45

Where do you live, fairy? I'll google for camping shops for you

fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 15:11:04


starlover Wed 10-Aug-05 15:11:55

there is one herre

fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 15:12:27

There is a Millets and a Blacks, but I think they are just too expensive for what we require. It seemed such a good idea!

hercules Wed 10-Aug-05 15:12:46


starlover Wed 10-Aug-05 15:15:29

or 5 man tents




fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 15:18:07

Good idea, but I need to really get it today or tomorrow. I would buy the 4 berth one, but I don't know how big it is, it doesn't say with the online desciption.

Waiting for my neighbour to come home abd see if she has Argos Summer catalogue, why did I recycle mine last week!!!!

starlover Wed 10-Aug-05 15:19:23

i am sure everything argos has would be online

fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 15:22:27

both of the ones I'm interested in are clearance, so i think there would have been more details in the summer catalogue. I think!

Janh Wed 10-Aug-05 15:24:00

There are other cheap tents but they're all online

SaintGeorge Wed 10-Aug-05 15:26:26

I've checked the Argos book - nothing there that isn't online.

Janh Wed 10-Aug-05 15:28:22

ooooh, just had a thought - last year or the year before (can't remember which but I bought one) Homebase had tents in and sold them halfprice or better late on in the season - give yours a ring and see if they have any this year!

fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 15:30:42

Thank you all so much! I now have to go and make my purchase! I will let you know how I get on!

sparklymieow Wed 10-Aug-05 15:45:04

fairy I know this is a bit out of your price range but here's a 8 breth for 90 quid

fairy Wed 10-Aug-05 21:40:45

I got the four-man I put the link for, and I have to say it is Fab!!!

Thanks for everyones input!

charliecat Wed 10-Aug-05 21:43:56

grovel...could someone reserve the 6 man tent for me at tunbridge wells store?

charliecat Wed 10-Aug-05 21:44:29

My pc is up the creek and wont let me do ebay or buy anything or look at my banks..anything.

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