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Pro Action River 240 - 4 Person High Dome Tent half price, only £22.49 @ Argos!

£22.49 @ Argos
Large front porch. Polyester PU coated flysheet with taped seams. 1 room. 2 air vents. Colour coded poles. Groundsheet attached sleeping area. Ring and pin system. Hydrostatic he… Read More
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Large front porch.

Polyester PU coated flysheet with taped seams.

1 room.

2 air vents.

Colour coded poles.

Groundsheet attached sleeping area.

Ring and pin system.

Hydrostatic head 1200mm.

Tension adjusters.

Carry bag.

Weight 6.4kg.

Overall size of tent 320 x 250 x 130cm.

Size of inner tent 210 x 240cm.

Size of room 210 x 240cm.

Height at highest point 130cm.

Packed size 18 x 70cm.
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#1
probably a decent price for a festival weekend when you don't care so much but a 1200 HH is laughable really, fairweather campers need only apply..

it is £22.49 not £24.99
#2
What is 1200 HH?
#3
Del_Paso
What is 1200 HH?


it is how the fabric is measured for its waterproof capabilities, I think 1000 is classed as fully waterproof, but if you are unfortunate to have a couple of hours of heavy rain, or even rain overnight for several hours I would question the integrity of 1200 HH, I think most branded manufactuers nowadays work on 3000-5000 HH fabric, I would most definately not look under 2000 HH..

but then for a cheap n cheerful use once or twice or just in the summer youll be okay I would imagine.
#4
great find i need one of these for leeds festival. thanks
#5
jough
it is how the fabric is measured for its waterproof capabilities, I think 1000 is classed as fully waterproof, but if you are unfortunate to have a couple of hours of heavy rain, or even rain overnight for several hours I would question the integrity of 1200 HH, I think most branded manufactuers nowadays work on 3000-5000 HH fabric, I would most definately not look under 2000 HH..

but then for a cheap n cheerful use once or twice or just in the summer youll be okay I would imagine.


Never heard of Nikwax? :)

http://www.nikwax.co.uk/en-gb/products/productdetail.php?productid=59&activityid=12
#6
jough
it is how the fabric is measured for its waterproof capabilities, I think 1000 is classed as fully waterproof, but if you are unfortunate to have a couple of hours of heavy rain, or even rain overnight for several hours I would question the integrity of 1200 HH, I think most branded manufactuers nowadays work on 3000-5000 HH fabric, I would most definately not look under 2000 HH..

but then for a cheap n cheerful use once or twice or just in the summer youll be okay I would imagine.


If 1000H is FULLY waterproof like you say then surely 1200H means that it is also fully waterproof. Voted hot. Great price for a tent!
#7
A lot of people are going on about hydrostatic head (the HH) values.

Essentially, 1200HH is a light rainproof tent. It's great for light conditions, festival uses and summer camping.

You want to get techie, HH values are worked out by placing a tube of water on top of the material that the tent is made from. Then the tube is slowly filled with water. As the water level rises, the more likely the fabric will leak. The height when it finally leaks is the HH. HH values can go as high as 6000.

Honestly, a lot of rubbish is talked about camping/outdoor equipment ... everyone wants the best arctic tents. A 1200HH is fine for festivals and light camping use. A black tent is also handy because it blocks out that annoying sunshine in the mornings when you're desperately fighting as hangover.

Nice find!
#8
Will people stop recommending this directly as a festival tent. Tent's like this 'MAY' be suitable for some festivals but take this to Glastonbury where it's pretty much guaranteed to leather it down with rain the whole time and you and your possesions will really get drenched.

Using things like Nikwax is a way to improve these tents but why would you want to buy a tent where you'd HAVE to use aftermarket products to waterproof it against any substantial rain. It doesn't make for a great tent to be fair.

Save up your money abit more and buy a good quality pop-up tent by a decent manufacturer if you're going to a festival, the new ministry of sound one thats coming out is perfect as it's made by one of the top names (doesn't spring to mind right now) and blacks will be releasing it soon, its got a porch, fits 2 easily, 2000HH rating, blacked out and comes with a yellow flag to help find it!
#9
Oh, but may I add, these would be great if you're guaranteed sunshine, so if you're in this country....practically impossible :-D
#10
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/36-3409770aA69UC448206X.jpg
#12
apparently you need at least 2000 HH for rain
#13
For festivals, which do you think is better:

this Argos one or this one from Wilkinsons (£20) http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/0242725 ? :thinking:

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/content/ebiz/wilkinsonplus/invt/0242725/0242725_l.jpg

Montana tent

£20

Depth 310cm
Width 240cm
Height 130cm
Sleeps up to 4 people.
Easy set up and convenient to carry.
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Water resistant up to 450mm.
Weighs 3.74kg
#14
For festivals, which do you think is better:

this Argos one or this one from Wilkinsons (£20) http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/0242725 ?


Well the link you posted had a HH value of 450 ..... and the original tent has 1200 ...... essentially the argos one is more like a windbreaker ... barely waterproof in anything over light drizzle.

Jaak90 was right, for what you'd call rainproof (ie: remains waterproof in moderate rain overnight) you'd need a 2000HH. 1200HH would keep you and your stuff dry but the tent material intself maybe a little damp.

WAAAAAY too much information about HH values here. :thinking: basically, it's a cheap tent for use in a british summer. Anything more than that you need to spend more money. Quite a bit more in fact.
1 Like #15
What HH (hydrostatic head) means is the height in mm into which water can be poured in a tube sealed with the material at the bottom before the water goes through the material (the depth under still water before it leaks). The HH it leaks at is the rating of the material used in the tent. The seams in tents are normally sealed - so its the material that can leak.

So imagine a long glass tube with 120cm of water in it - that is when this tent would start to leak. Tents from 2006 were as low as 800HH, 1500-2000 was about the norm until recently, 2000-3000 is the norm now. 2006 Vangos were 3000 with the exception of the bad weather or winter ones such as the hyrda which were 5000 - all may be higher now as I have not got a new tent since 2006.

If water does go through a tent - it tends to be in heavy rain worsened by wind. In most cases for a summer tent - they would not be around if the wind was enough to force the water through. Also if you are camping somewhere fairly sheltered - its not likely to be a problem too.

In summer if torrential rain does go through the outer material - it has then normally no momentum left to go through the inner tent - so 1200 should be OK for a festival in summer.

Lastly - I have camped for years and only once has there been a problem with torrential rain, which meant when we woke up during the night the lower end of the tent was under water from the water table rising.
#16
Just spend an extra few quid and get a good reliable tent from somehere like blacks or millets, you wont have to worry then IF it might suddenly be heavy rain overnight or anything. :thumbsup:
#17
thank you very much ,just what we /i was after will do the festivals and use in france :-D
#18
chrissatchell;1971111
buy a good quality pop-up tent by a decent manufacturer if you're going to a festival, the new ministry of sound one thats coming out is perfect as it's made by one of the top names (doesn't spring to mind right now) and blacks will be releasing it soon, its got a porch, fits 2 easily, 2000HH rating, blacked out and comes with a yellow flag to help find it!

Yep, because no one else will have a MOS tent at a music festival.
#19
allclownsareevil;1972083
WAAAAAY too much information about HH values here. :thinking: basically, it's a cheap tent for use in a british summer. Anything more than that you need to spend more money. Quite a bit more in fact.

Wasn't most of the Midlands under water last summer?
I stayed here for half the summer and got drenched every day, then I went to the tropics during the rainy season and it was as dry as a bone.
UPDATE: Careful if you purchase, there are several colour combos and the first one I was offered was in that hideous purple and cyan they used for cheap ski coats in the 80's.
#20
I am more than happy,but ive not opened it yet,good price.

I had tents like this a few times,the only problem ive had from these {non camping stores] is that the outer tent is allways tight fitting on the inner and prone to bend the poles a bit,which can cause leaks..

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