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Freedom Trail Shadow 250 - 2/3 person tent - £50 @ Go Outdoors
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Freedom Trail Shadow 250 - 2/3 person tent - £50 @ Go Outdoors

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Posted 19th Jul

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Couple of reviews seem good. Pretty spacious for 2 people.

2000mm HH.

If anyone's got this any comments would be much appreciated!
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Use code thanku15 for extra 15%off and buy with Santander bank card for 10% cashback be good price I think.
Amazing tent with a blackout interior to stop the light coming in and waking you earlier than the kids!

I've bought the shadow 350 which is slightly longer and wider for £75 (£63.75 with discount). Plus you get free delivery

Have some heat!
TBH the 2000mm HH isn't going to keep you dry in a summer thunderstorm
tinca19/07/2019 09:37

TBH the 2000mm HH isn't going to keep you dry in a summer thunderstorm


Any recommendations sub £100 for a decent 2/3 person backpacking tent?
Appreciated!
YouTalkinToMe19/07/2019 10:23

Any recommendations sub £100 for a decent 2/3 person backpacking …Any recommendations sub £100 for a decent 2/3 person backpacking tent?Appreciated!


There are loads of options for £100 or less. It really depends on what you are using it for - i.e. is it for wild camping/hiking in this country? Or a festival tent? How many people is it for? Etc... in other words, what's most important? - size? weight? weather resistance? portability?

Not trying to dismiss your deal, but I wouldn't rely on that tent for more than camping for fun in the back garden.
horsepills19/07/2019 10:33

There are loads of options for £100 or less. It really depends on what …There are loads of options for £100 or less. It really depends on what you are using it for - i.e. is it for wild camping/hiking in this country? Or a festival tent? How many people is it for? Etc... in other words, what's most important? - size? weight? weather resistance? portability?Not trying to dismiss your deal, but I wouldn't rely on that tent for more than camping for fun in the back garden.


Aha 2/3 people, backpacking so 3 day walks camping overnight.
I guess a decent all rounder. Preferably not more than 3kg but still waterproff. Wouldn't be using it outside of summer/spring. Thanks!
I have used an old Sunncamp Invader 600 with a hydrostatic head of 2000mm, in France for our two week summer holiday, for years.
I've never had a leak despite torrential downpours and thunderstorms.
So in my experience 2000mm HH is absolutely fine.
YouTalkinToMe19/07/2019 10:35

Aha 2/3 people, backpacking so 3 day walks camping overnight.I guess a …Aha 2/3 people, backpacking so 3 day walks camping overnight.I guess a decent all rounder. Preferably not more than 3kg but still waterproff. Wouldn't be using it outside of summer/spring. Thanks!



YouTalkinToMe19/07/2019 10:35

Aha 2/3 people, backpacking so 3 day walks camping overnight.I guess a …Aha 2/3 people, backpacking so 3 day walks camping overnight.I guess a decent all rounder. Preferably not more than 3kg but still waterproff. Wouldn't be using it outside of summer/spring. Thanks!


Have a look for Vango Soul 300 (couple of Ebay sellers have them for £50 new), similar size tent though with a lower profile since it's a backpacking tent, under 3kg, hydrostatic head of 3000
The debate about HH (hydrostatic head) is a tricky one. I personally wouldn't buy anything less than 3000mm HH for UK weather - though that's only because I was let down by a 2000mm HH tent once (and you can usually get a 3000mm HH tent for much the same price). More important I think, is making sure you get a quality brand.

If you are backpacking with a tent - and therefore you don't have many options if things go wrong (i.e. you cannot jump in your car if you suffer a leak!) I would advise that you spend as much as your budget allows.

For £100 or less I'd suggest going with a Vango backpacking tent. They are one of the best/most trustworthy brands for this price range, and they have a few tents that would suit your needs.

The Vango Soul 300 mentioned by stellamaris is a good shout - I would definitely choose that over the Freedom Trail, and it ticks all the boxes in terms of weight, price, HH, etc... The Nevis is also a good shout, but more expensive.

One final point - if you are planning to actually get 3 people into one tent it will be cosy!
horsepills19/07/2019 11:14

The debate about HH (hydrostatic head) is a tricky one. I personally …The debate about HH (hydrostatic head) is a tricky one. I personally wouldn't buy anything less than 3000mm HH for UK weather - though that's only because I was let down by a 2000mm HH tent once (and you can usually get a 3000mm HH tent for much the same price). More important I think, is making sure you get a quality brand. If you are backpacking with a tent - and therefore you don't have many options if things go wrong (i.e. you cannot jump in your car if you suffer a leak!) I would advise that you spend as much as your budget allows.For £100 or less I'd suggest going with a Vango backpacking tent. They are one of the best/most trustworthy brands for this price range, and they have a few tents that would suit your needs.The Vango Soul 300 mentioned by stellamaris is a good shout - I would definitely choose that over the Freedom Trail, and it ticks all the boxes in terms of weight, price, HH, etc... The Nevis is also a good shout, but more expensive.One final point - if you are planning to actually get 3 people into one tent it will be cosy!


Thanks a lot for everyone's responses!!!

Some really helpful advice. 2 teenagers and an adult so hopefully should be just about doable!
spunky197819/07/2019 08:15

Use code thanku15 for extra 15%off and buy with Santander bank card for …Use code thanku15 for extra 15%off and buy with Santander bank card for 10% cashback be good price I think.


Thanks for the discount code.
Tent now £40 but with the 'thanku15' voucher £34.
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