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Hiking Tent £19.99 at Aldi

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1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago
I was looking for a good, lightweight tent to fit on the back of a backpack earlier, and short of Argos' long-defunct TigerPaws tent, nothing really came up - I ended up splashing out £70+ on Vango's Banshee 200.

This seems a great price for a backpacking tent, and looks fairly lightweight too. The only downside is it only has waterproofing 2000mm, but you might be able to get away with this and some NikWax or something.
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#1
What exactly do the water proofing rating means?
What would be sufficient for an all around UK tent for the lakes etc? 4000 mm?
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waterproofness of the material is rated in mm and this is a specification you want to look for when you are comparing tents. Numbers go between 800 mm and 10,000 mm.

The number refers to a water column height in millimeters. For example, 1500 mm means that the fabric will withstand a 1500mm (5') column of water for more than one minute before a single drop might appear through the fabric. That's strong enough to prevent rain from leaking in a 75 mph hurricane-force storm. In the outdoor industry, they use this number as shorthand to describe the amount of coating used to make the nylon or polyester tents waterproof. Some people may also refer to this value as the hydrostatic head pressure.
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MAdam98
What exactly do the water proofing rating means?
What would be sufficient for an all around UK tent for the lakes etc? 4000 mm?


​4000 is pretty much the minimum you need for watertight camping in the UK but bare in mind this only refers to the fabric waterproofing not the design and build quality of the tent. With tents the 'you get what you pay for' rule rarely doesn't apply.

As for this tent I wouldn't trust it one bit here in the UK with our unpredictable weather especially if hiking because chances are you'll be in the worst place possible when it starts to let you down.
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In real-world terms, where you have wind and gravity pushing rain into a tent fabric you will need a measurement of around 1000mm to resist light showers.

Heavy rain and driving wind will create more pressure on the fabric and require a higher number of around 2000mm.

Anything above this (some tents have a hydrostatic head rating up to 10000mm) and your tent material should survive against water being pushed through by something physical, like a person or vegetation rubbing on it in the wind.

- See more at: http://www.gearweare.com/guides/camping-guides/what-does-hydrostatic-head-mean/#.dpuf
#5
brookysm
MAdam98
What exactly do the water proofing rating means?
What would be sufficient for an all around UK tent for the lakes etc? 4000 mm?


​4000 is pretty much the minimum you need for watertight camping in the UK but bare in mind this only refers to the fabric waterproofing not the design and build quality of the tent. With tents the 'you get what you pay for' rule rarely doesn't apply.

As for this tent I wouldn't trust it one bit here in the UK with our unpredictable weather especially if hiking because chances are you'll be in the worst place possible when it starts to let you down.

"rarely doesn't apply "?
#6
woldranger
"rarely doesn't apply "?

They mean buy an expensive one.

I bought one of these - very lightweight. All seemed well in the late afternoon sunshine as I checked it out, very easy to put up, fairly spacious for a one person tent, very easy to take down and actually fits back in the bag. Very nice, wouldn't use it halfway up a mountain in the rain but great for a wander along a LDP in the sunny weather.

It is the same model as the tent discussed here and reviewed on YouTube here.



Edited By: SaverSaver on May 21, 2015 22:01: edit for a reason
#7
I bought this tent from aldi,and yes just 10 mins and its up,inner tent sags a bit down by the feet end,for the price I think its very good,and for a one man tent I fitted in ok,im 5.10,had other one man tents and very little room,ok you wont really get your kit in as well but its made this size so you can take it back packing or on a bike,and when you pack it away it fits fine in the same bag,that makes a change,yes I recommend this tent.dave.
#8
These tents are being discussed on a very useful group - I think it is called wildcamping and long distance hiking
- on FB and getting very good reviews from people who really need reliable gear. There are also some Youtube videos showing modifications that can be made, if you feel the need.
#9
Apparently this is like an improved version of the Yellowstone Matterhorn Tent. on Amazon (now for about £21) With that tent a major problem was apparently the main pole which could easily split and was in four pieces, apparently it is only in two pieces in this tent

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