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looking for a good family tent any opinions

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
hi we are looking for a good family tent there are 3 of us we already have 2 trips planned this year for september and intend to take it to france next year along with more uk weekends away i have seen the Coleman Evanston 6 for £170 anyone know if its good, any comments opinions welcome there seem to be so many to choose from i'm getting quite confused
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
lol I was about to recommend to you the 3man tent Matalan have on half price for £15 X)

We bought that and my son and his wee friend camped in our garden couple of weeks ago (albeit they only lasted till midnight!!)

Was in B&Q this evening and all their camping gear, including tents, half price
#2
If you're serious about camping then you need to buy a good quality tent (e.g. outwell or vango); ther's plenty of bargains about on the internet.

Also, if there's 3 of you buy at least a 4-man tent. When they say "3 man" they mean "3 man", as in "3 bodies can fit in but there's no room for anyone else or any kit".

I would go for a tent where you can stand up inside it - 3 people wriggling about trying to get dressed/undressed/sort out kit/etc makes for an interesting party game but gets really annoying when you have to do it for more than a day or two!
#3
We have this tent. Theres 5 off us including the dog. Got everything you need really. The only trouble I had was getting everything back into the bag. Have had no trouble with leaks and have used it in the rain a few times.
http://www.millets.co.uk/product/095603.html
#4
I have a vango sungari 400, with the porch

Plenty of space for the 2 and a half of us, plus u can stand in it (i'm 6ft 5)

As said above I would go for vango or outwell, you will really notice the difference
#5
The main thing is to go for 5000 gauge fabric (can't remember what the term is). It will really be waterproof rather than just USUALLY waterproof. We have a 10-man Gelert tent which is nice and spacious for 2 adults and 2 kids. There is a payoff for having a big tent though - it takes longer to put-up and take-down. I wold be more inclined to go for a 6 or 8 if I were you. You also need to have a porch or awning as well because it's much more pleasant than being inside the tent on a warm day. Many of them have an "official" awning that you can buy that attaches to the tent properly. I also recommend that you get the fitted "carpet" for the living area. It's not really a carpet but it does mean you don't have to wear shoes inside the tent!
#6
pauljameswright
The main thing is to go for 5000 gauge fabric (can't remember what the term is).


It's sometimes called the hydrostatic head rating (HH rating). The tent needs a rating of at least 3000 if you want it to put up with UK weather, and anything higher is better!
#7
hi i have been looking at the KHYAM QUEBEC 8 a little more than i wanted to pay but seems to be the quality and the layout we wanted, (room to take the grandparents to baby sit too always a plus)
#8
have you checked ebay? I bought either a 6 or 8 man tent (the ones with the lounge part and 2 bedrooms) for about £35 off ebay last summer
#9
This is a decent one (and gone further down in price since i first posted it)
#10
we recently bought a vango tent, very good quality and plenty of room for all of us, it's got a porch and it's high enough to stand up in

this is a v500 vango, not sure if that exact model is available now but there will be something similar in their new range

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