2 person tent - 150 quid budget

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tinribs
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2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby tinribs » 15 Mar 2009, 8:21pm

Hi there

Looking to buy a 2 man tent soon and am budgeting about 150quid. Any particular recommendations? I'm aware that there was a similar thread a few weeks ago but that guy's budget was twice mine. Looking for something light and strong. Will be for touring in the UK and hopefully Europe.

Also, anyone ever used the Vango Shadow?

Cheers for any help
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martinwf5
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Re: 2 person tent - 10 quid budget

Postby martinwf5 » 15 Mar 2009, 8:26pm

i looked at one of these yesterday and the quality seemed ok,

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/tents/mount ... TMBA203344

ikenbikeit
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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby ikenbikeit » 17 Mar 2009, 9:50am

http://www.winwood-camping.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Gelert_Meteor_2_-_Lightweight_Two_Person_Tent.html

Here's a semi geodesic tent under £100 - too good to be true. It is just over a pound in weight heavier than a Terra Nova Voyager but £210 cheaper. I havent got one but it received a favourable report in the Camping magazine.

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby robthehungrymonkey » 17 Mar 2009, 4:13pm

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/foru ... /1/v/3/sp/

Anyone tried one of these?

Seems to be quite good and light (2kg) for the money (£60-70)

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby hamster » 17 Mar 2009, 6:02pm

It comes back to Keith Bontrager's maxim:

Light, strong, cheap: pick two!

Anything that appears to offer all three is too good to be true.

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby Deckie » 18 Mar 2009, 9:04am

I got a Vango Spirit 200+ off e-bay for £80. Very good tent, loads of room in it & reasonably lightweight. It was still in it's original wrapper too!

Try there, you might still get an unwanted Christmas Present...
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ikenbikeit
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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby ikenbikeit » 18 Mar 2009, 10:42am

Here's another one - seems eveybody likes this tent! I think even I might like it.

http://www.fieldandtrek.com/Products/FT/PID-Wild+Country+Tents+Duolite+Tent-783080.aspx

They seem to be much dearer in other places eg. £190

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby jake » 18 Mar 2009, 11:27pm

Have a look at the Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 on: www.hike-lite.co.uk . They are a good quality, very roomy tent and it comes in exactly on budget.

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby syklist » 19 Mar 2009, 7:08am

tinribs wrote:Hi there

Looking to buy a 2 man tent soon and am budgeting about 150quid. Any particular recommendations? I'm aware that there was a similar thread a few weeks ago but that guy's budget was twice mine. Looking for something light and strong. Will be for touring in the UK and hopefully Europe.

The Eureka Moonshadow Duo is a good tent reasonably light and compact, but might be just above your budget. It would be a bit cramped in wet weather, but you can pitch the outer tent first and use it as a shelter (with a builders tarp groundsheet). For touring a two/three man tent with vestibule would be more comfortable in poor weather. We used a cheapie (ukp40?) 4kg tent for a while which did the job.
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tinribs
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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby tinribs » 21 Mar 2009, 7:09pm

Thanks for all the advice

I'm thinking about the Wild Country Duolite or the Beyond Meteor 2. If anyone has any more info about these two it would be greatly appreciated.

One more thing, as I'm new to cycle touring, when camping with your bike howdo most people usually secure their bikes at night? Or is that even necessary?!

Cheers

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby syklist » 21 Mar 2009, 8:22pm

tinribs wrote:One more thing, as I'm new to cycle touring, when camping with your bike howdo most people usually secure their bikes at night? Or is that even necessary?!

Well we tend to tour together so either lock the bikes together or lock them together around a tree or post of some sort. We have AXA wheel locks on the rear wheels and the cable locks that plug into them. I take a heftier chain lock as well. Our longer tours are in rural Scandinavia a region not known for high rates of cycle theft. :)
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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby ikenbikeit » 12 Apr 2009, 6:21pm

Being a bargain hunter, whilst browsing around ADAPT OUTDOORS , A Liverpool shop, I noticed they had a Force ten Nitro 1 person tent for £ 129
Force ten Nitro 2 person tent for £ 149
and the 200+ for £189

Staggering value! The tents arn't on their website but they do mail order . The phone number is 0151 709 6498. Super service in there as well.

Dakkar
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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby Dakkar » 17 Apr 2009, 12:10pm

Thx for the tip Iken, just made a purchse, your right the staff couldn't be more helpful! :)

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby cyclepete » 17 Apr 2009, 11:45pm

hi have you looked at the coleman avior x3 great sized tent for about £105 packs down real small as well :D

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Re: 2 person tent - 150 quid budget

Postby ikenbikeit » 21 Apr 2009, 5:15pm

Thanks Dakkar - glad to have been of help.