Terra Nova Super Quasar Tent £300 @ Field & Trek
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Terra Nova Super Quasar Tent £300 @ Field & Trek

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Found 9th Nov 2009
Here is a 4 season tent from a quality manufacturer. You do get what you pay for and this is considerably cheaper than I can find elsewhere. In fact £400 is the next best price.

Offer ends midnight tomorrow Wednesday 11th November 2009

YOU NEED TO USE THE VOUCHER CODE 'NOVA' AT CHECKOUT TO GET THIS PRICE.



Quick and easy pitching with colour coded poles allow you to set up camp with the minimum of fuss.
3 people can sleep in the Super Quasar and the pole geometry prevents the inner sagging and creates an extremely aerodynamic profile, which sheds wind and snow with ease. Two porches allow gear to be stored out of the way and still allow easy access. Excellent durability, waterproofing and UV resistance are provided by the Watershed Endurance and Waterbloc fabrics.
Used extensively as both a basecamp tent and mobile expedition tents, you can be confident the Super Quasar will withstand the harshest mountain conditions.
>Features:
>2/3 person
>4 season mountain rating
>Ideal for expediition use, high altitude backpacking and trekking
>Packed Size: 20cm x 54cm
>Weight 4.5kg

5 Comments

I've got one of these but mine's 20 years old (It was called a Wild Country Quasar then - same tent & manufacturer but Wild Country marketed it). It's fantastic; survived many storms when other tents suffered snapped poles and there's tons of room in it. It is a wee bit on the heavy side for backpacking tho'.

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I've got one of these but mine's 20 years old (It was called a Wild … I've got one of these but mine's 20 years old (It was called a Wild Country Quasar then - same tent & manufacturer but Wild Country marketed it). It's fantastic; survived many storms when other tents suffered snapped poles and there's tons of room in it. It is a wee bit on the heavy side for backpacking tho'.



If you want lightweight then this is the one.

This is just the outer which can be pitched in minutes as shelter. -
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Then there is the comparitvly heavy inner
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Shelter and nest weigh 1870g for 2-3 man 4 season tent + 410g for pole.. The supplied pole can be replaced by 2 trekking poles lashed together (in a stable way) to reduce weight further.

Main criticism of the above is no porch but it is huge for 2.

I have a Quasar. Paid £400 - and you certainly get what you pay for..... got free colour coordinated poles too!!! ;-) Just incase you can't tell which are the long ones and which are the short ones!

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never woth that , you just think it is



Truly this tent is bomb proof in the right hands. £300 is a small price to pay if you are going to be in conditions as set out below. Most serious backpackers/campers will nearly always tend to have a tent that is overkill because they are just not experienced enough to get the maximum out of their equipment. Hence the tents are bought and used by many that will never meet conditions like those below. However I have been in out in raining gale force winds and mangaed to get through the night without being drenched. The tent used was the Quaser ETC another fine if heavy tent. It would just be sheer madness to be out in a place like the lake district in a tent that was not 4 season (3 season if you really know what you are doing and have a good undersatnding of the prevailing weather), in pretty much anything other than mid summer. All decent 4 season tents cost this kind of money and more.





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We took three Terra Nova tents (Quasar, Quasar etc,. Super Quasar) and a North Face West Wind tent. All had snow flaps added. In 1996 we had quite serious blizzard conditions, with strong winds and enough snow to completely bury the tents. As a result we recommend the following features:

* Geodesic design. This prevented the tents collapsing when buried in snow.

* Spacious. We slept 2 to each of these tents, so it would be comfortable to be tent bound. Being able to sit up is nice

* 2 entrances. Usually one side of the tent gets buried first.

By hollowing out the snow underneath the large bell end of the quasar etc. you could actually close the inner tent before you stepped outside

The tents were not tested by the weather this year. All performed well, however we preferred the Terra Nova tents to the West Wind for their strength.




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