Traditional 4.5m 6 Section Wind Break was £21.99 now £7.99 @ Argos
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Traditional 4.5m 6 Section Wind Break was £21.99 now £7.99 @ Argos

Mod & Ed 52
Mod & Ed
Found 30th May 2012
Good reviews, have checked various postcodes & all had stock in them or nearby, great for the beach or extra privacy in the park / garden
6 Section Wind Break.

•Striped.
•6 sections.
•Guy ropes and wooden poles supplied.
•Folds for easy storage.
•Easy grip handle.
•Size H100, W450cm.
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I have one of this type and it's on it's last legs after about 18 years use. Served me very well.
Quite sturdy when erect but the plastic caps & poles can split eventually if struck off centre enough, though it's taken me all those years to knacker 4 of the poles.
Not sure whether to go for this or the fibreglass pole type for less weight.

Ps. Just noticed in a close up that there doesn't seem to be any plastic caps on the poles, so more chance of splitting when driving in to hard ground.
Still a good deal though.


Edited by: "anglo" 30th May 2012
Great price, always worth having one of these for camping/beach trips. You'll pay 3 times this price if you buy one enroute or by the sea. Heat added.
Just use the caps of Pritt sticks (or similar) to protect tops of poles (granted, you may need 7 of them ;-) )
............Or use one and move it along
a must have for public masturbators.
portmanteau

a must have for public masturbators.


Especially if you like "banging your pole"
The poles don't need any caps. I've hammered mine into hard ground several times without any problems with splitting. just be careful when removing them, that's when they can split.
Cheers, reserved for pick up tomorrow.
Thank you, just reserved another one to pick up. Just don't make the same mistake that I did - took it to France last year and forgot to take a mallet - some kind frenchman let us borrow his after seeing us trying to push the wooden poles deep enough into the sand, however, on the second day at the beach, had no such luck and my 13 year old son came up with the bright idea of removing the metal top off of the litter bin on the beach and using that to knock the poles in - worked a treat!
okeycokey

Just use the caps of Pritt sticks (or similar) to protect tops of poles … Just use the caps of Pritt sticks (or similar) to protect tops of poles (granted, you may need 7 of them ;-) )


Good idea.
okeycokey

............Or use one and move it along


Ha! Even better.
Edited by: "anglo" 30th May 2012
Pah never mind the wind what about keeping the rain off? X)
thanks reserved 2
Same price at homebase for those with no local stock left at Argos


homebase.co.uk/web…802
The little rubber ends for walking sticks (cost pennies) are excellent for stopping the poles from splitting... and great spot OP thanks :-)
many thanks OP. ive been looking for one for a while now.. waiting for a deal on ebay.. :-)
Ordered one many thanks.
whatsThePoint

don't hammer them in, drill a hole



With an electric drill? Are there any hole borer (augers) for poles of that size?
whatsThePoint

don't hammer them in, drill a hole


Drill into sand?
for the garden perspective that is ^^ lol
just been and collected mine. time to erect! oO
Good spot thanks !
These were £6.99 in aldi in april. Still a good price though.

aldi.co.uk/uk/…htm
Good find thanks OP heat added! I bought the fibre glass ones and they are a pain to set up as you don't hammer them in - they are like tents poles - you need guy wires, no wind and lots of patience...
iceribbo

These were £6.99 in aldi in april. Still a good price though. … These were £6.99 in aldi in april. Still a good price though. http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_24001.htm



But that one is Aldi was only a 3 section (2.25m total length)

This argos one is 6 section (4.50m long)

Twice the length for just a quid extra? Sounds a right HUKD to me!
please note.. be wary of losing your spiky end! ive just put mine up and took it down and i had lost one of the plastic spikey cones that goes in the ground... so look after yours!
Hot, ordered
Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic ends not suited to be hammered into ground.
whatsThePoint

not if you buy one of these in argos enroute X)



Assuming it's still reduced in price ;-)
Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post type and a rather flimsy looking plastic pole type. Make sure you get the wooden version as the poles in the other one look crap.
iceribbo

These were £6.99 in aldi in april. Still a good price though. … These were £6.99 in aldi in april. Still a good price though. http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_24001.htm



2.25m v's 4.1m though
chriscousins

Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic … Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic ends not suited to be hammered into ground.


The picture on site shows wooden poles?
buggbairn

Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post … Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post type and a rather flimsy looking plastic pole type. Make sure you get the wooden version as the poles in the other one look crap.


....and that explains it. Two types on offer, metal/plastic or wood.
Edited by: "anglo" 30th May 2012
Am amazed! Actually found something available in my argos!!
Cheers op, got one waiting for me.
Awesome. Just reserved a couple from Durham. Camping on Friday!
looks a bargain, but read the reviews on the Argos website, most of the reason buyers have taken them back, quoting poor quality and plastic or metal poles not wooden. Would vote hot if wooden poles, but alas. So no vote.
No stock.... Surprise Surprise...oO
Original Poster Mod & Ed
chriscousins

Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic … Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic ends not suited to be hammered into ground.



buggbairn

Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post … Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post type and a rather flimsy looking plastic pole type. Make sure you get the wooden version as the poles in the other one look crap.




I think they must have given you the wrong one, there is another one @ argos, different product number & slightly smaller that has metal poles 927/8785 the one listed here has a product no 927/8802
can these be made into kites?
teeheee

http://travelerfolio.com/tf2/photos/2010/04/rainbow-kite.jpg
Edited by: "kippy" 31st May 2012
chriscousins

Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic … Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic ends not suited to be hammered into ground.

buggbairn

Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post … Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post type and a rather flimsy looking plastic pole type. Make sure you get the wooden version as the poles in the other one look crap.



yup as in the description:

Guy ropes and wooden poles supplied.

argos is pulling one there.
reet im heading back up there today to complain yo!
chriscousins

Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic … Just collected. its off back tomorrow. Its thin metal tubes with plastic ends not suited to be hammered into ground.

buggbairn

Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post … Tried to buy two earlier, the supplied me with a traditional wooden post type and a rather flimsy looking plastic pole type. Make sure you get the wooden version as the poles in the other one look crap.



yes when I picked mine up yesterday the person at the till said it may be substituted with a similar item! That explains the metal instead of wooden poles. Either way I will give them a go on Lowestoft beach! Essential with that east coast wind!
FTOdude170

reet im heading back up there today to complain yo!

'reet'... now there's a fellow Geordie if ever I saw one. None near me unfortunately. There's one in Sunderland but I couldn't possibly venture into Sunderland.
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 31st May 2012
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