4 Person Vis a Vis Tent - Was £79.99 Now £9.50 *Instore* @ Tesco
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4 Person Vis a Vis Tent - Was £79.99 Now £9.50 *Instore* @ Tesco

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Found 8th Mar 2011
Went into my local Tesco Direct this morning and picked up one of these for £9.50. Not much of a camping nut myself but thought it would be okay for sticking up in the back garden for the kids in the summer.

This 4 person vis-a-vis tent comes in green complete with a mosquito net doorway. It is made from a polyester outer material and has fibreglass poles. With taped seams, it is fire retardant and comes with a carry bag for easy convenient storage. This spacious tent features 2 sleeping areas with breathable inner rooms and has a 2 layer design. The 4 person tent has built in windows and comes with a waterproof flysheet .

They usually sell these off at the end of Summer but had 3 on the shelves at Bromborough.

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As a back garden tent for the kids yes; anything else forget it. Heat tho'

Amazing, could do with this but won't find one I bet.

Does it say what the hydrostatic head is?

Great for the scooter rally season but like agentjont, I'd put money on it I won't find one.

tek-monkey

Does it say what the hydrostatic head is?



1500

Link to product
direct.tesco.com/q/R…293

now 79.99

jacksprout

now 79.99



The reduced price is an instore deal.

Biker Jeff

The reduced price is an instore deal.

oops should have gone to specsavers apologies

Biker Jeff

1500Link to … 1500Link to producthttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-1293.aspx?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=GSF_NormalFeed&utm_campaign=GSF_TescoDirect&utm_content=205-1293



A bit low for me, I've been caught out before! Very good price for what it is though, heat added.

i agree seefman, this is defo a garden tent only for the kids. anything else and you might aswell get a Bivi Bag

I woun't get too hung up on 1500HH. Years ago 1500 was the standard HH.
I wouldn't trust it in torrential rain but 1500HH is usually the minimum spec to use. I have an old Millets tent with 1500HH and in rain its been fine, although i've not used it in really torrential rain.

I usually head to Wales in the summer, as I don't drive its important I keep my tent dry. Last year was alright, the year before though we had a few bad days and a mates 1500HH tent leaked a fair bit.

However, I'd say its only every few years we actually get stuck in bad weather, so for general use this is fine. No good for me anyway, I'd never pedal round the hills with over 8 kilos of tent on my back!

Handy for festivals in the summer! Hot.

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There was a time you only needed to read English to use this site.

Silverbullet767

Handy for festivals in the summer! Hot.



Summer and hot, two words not often used in this country

Pluun

There was a time you only needed to read English to use this site.


when was that?

Silverbullet767

Handy for festivals in the summer! Hot.



I agree, as tents used at a festival are usually not worth bringing home after being covered in all sorts of stuff.... X)

Great if you can find one.

I bought the same tent a few years back for £34 in the sale. Have used it for plenty of trips along with a couple of nights in Buttermere in a howling gale with torrential rain. Did me fine no probs

My brother in bromborough now and these tents are 79.99

gutted was going to go up to Brom in a bit and nab a bargin

Original Poster

Just to make it clear these tents were actually on the shelves downstairs at Bromborough by the sleeping bags and other camping gear, not from the Tesco Direct Catalogue bit upstairs. I'll try to add photos of tent and receipt if I can figure out how to do it???

tek-monkey

Does it say what the hydrostatic head is?



I bought a Coleman two man tent from Argos yesterday, 2000mm hydrostatic head with good reviews and a good brand too for under a tenner.

I thought http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/coleman-japura-2-man-tent-9-99-argos-was-29-99/879055 deal should have gone hotter than 50 odd degrees at the time, as it was 80 odd for the exact same tent at http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/coleman-japura-2-person-tent-19-99/701834 the price a while back..

Original Poster

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Original Poster

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great but do you need english maybe someone could read for you or even numbers speak

I think people get too hung up on the HH issue.

I have a Pro Action tent from Argos, looks similar to this... Have had it for years and its been great. It has lasted us three V-Festivals, about 20 camping trips including the Lakes and Shell Island with hurricane force winds and torrential rain as bad as I have ever known. Tent didn't leak once and i'm well happy with it.

which tesco direct store was this?

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aabarcellos

great but do you need english maybe someone could read for you or even … great but do you need english maybe someone could read for you or even numbers speak



I can read English perfectly.
Which is a lot better than you can write it!
Edited by: "Pluun" 8th Mar 2011

Now it on 79.99

got one for £9.50

bigcul1

I bought the same tent a few years back for £34 in the sale. Have used it … I bought the same tent a few years back for £34 in the sale. Have used it for plenty of trips along with a couple of nights in Buttermere in a howling gale with torrential rain. Did me fine no probs



You were lucky then. friends of ours had this tent while we were camping on the Norfolk coast last June. Strong winds but not gale force blew thier tent flat!!!
While we were packing it away we noticed a lable that said "not to be used in wind over 10mph!

80 quid lol


it was never that much?????????????

tesco tents have always been cheap

aabarcellos

great but do you need english maybe someone could read for you or even … great but do you need english maybe someone could read for you or even numbers speak



eerrr what speak mean you ????????????????

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mrmr25

You were lucky then. friends of ours had this tent while we were camping … You were lucky then. friends of ours had this tent while we were camping on the Norfolk coast last June. Strong winds but not gale force blew thier tent flat!!!While we were packing it away we noticed a lable that said "not to be used in wind over 10mph!




It comes with a speedometer?

Original Poster

Billy Congo

80 quid lolit was never that much?????????????tesco tents have always … 80 quid lolit was never that much?????????????tesco tents have always been cheap



£79.99 from Tesco Direct

direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

I voted hot BUT.......

As a person that has camped many times a year for many years now dont begin to think this tent would be a good choice for your main holiday in the UK.

As an emergency tent in the boot, or as a festival tent it is a bargain.

You want to take your (perhaps sceptical?) family away on their first camping holiday you could put them off for life if the weather turned bad.

I saw a Halfords branded vis a vis (their majority of tents are better this year) torn apart by moderate winds a couple of years back in Cornwall. Other campers chipped in and in the end we had to ratchet strap the tent in places to the owners car wheels just to keep the tent upright.

Within its limitations this is a hot deal, buy it for your main Summer holiday though and you may never want to camp again.

Still, good find OP.

morpheus

I think people get too hung up on the HH issue.I have a Pro Action tent … I think people get too hung up on the HH issue.I have a Pro Action tent from Argos, looks similar to this... Have had it for years and its been great. It has lasted us three V-Festivals, about 20 camping trips including the Lakes and Shell Island with hurricane force winds and torrential rain as bad as I have ever known. Tent didn't leak once and i'm well happy with it.



With the greatest of respect, few family orientated tents would stand upto hurricane force winds, or even near them.

However, in a tent even moderate 30mph winds can sound/ feel like your in a hurricane, so I get where your coming from!

Also, I owned a family tent, Pro Action from Argos, that lasted through 4 years of camping in Cornwall on a site with no protection from the wind and located on a headland. It survived where other tents were literally torn to shreds and left deserted by the sunrise the morning after the storms.

Kind of contradicts my previous post doesn't it? However, it was a steel poled tent and of a very different design to typical tunnel tent designs. Tunnel tents are fast to pitch and offer great floorspace for a given size, BUT they are notoriously less stable in high winds.

Also, im hugely retentive about pitching a tent after seeing so many bite the dust over the years in Cornwall particularly. I am still amazed that people pitch their tents and dont even bother to guy them out. Sheer madness.

In the end the Pro Action tent bit the dust it a terrible night storm in Cornwall, one of the steel poles bent and snapped like a toothpick the winds were so strong. Luckily gaffertape, a spare porth pole and so many extra guylines attached to the damaged area that the tent looked like a spiders web, saved the rest of the holiday.

Sounds like you've been on some of my holidays! One year at shell island I woke up because a steel pole had bent double and hit me on the head, not fun. Still love camping though

I phoned up Tesco at Gallows corner Romford and they said they had two in stock:p but when i got there twenty minutes later I couldnt see any out on the shelves. A kind assistant then got me one from the back, however it was the new 2011 range and it scanned at £100.)

So can't complain about the deal , which is hot if yo can get it, but ya boo to the staff at romford for either having poor stock records or blagging the last two tents themselves after i phoned up.
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