Interesting reply, thanks. Seems like a nice tent. Self supporting i believe? Got to ask why the Halo2 wasn't big enough for you. I gather that this year's version is inexplicably grey with orange cross bits for the poles. Hope 5they go back to green soon? How strong do you think this tent is? It's on my list if my robens lodge 2 disastrously fails and I can't easily get another one.
Edit, ah i see from your blog that you use a trailer.
I can cope with a two person on short trips of no more than a couple of weeks, but for real comfort on long tours I swear by the three person. I like to have all my gear in the tent with me, arrayed around my folding chair (Alite Mayfly) so that everything is within arm's reach. I quite often (very carefully!) cook in there (I use the midsized Kelly kettle with a Trangia alcohol stove), and one of my favourite things to do is make a queso or fondue, kept warm over tea candles, while drinking wine or beer, munching on dippables and watching movies. I find it a little too cramped to do this safely in a two person.
I've camped at the top of Honister Pass in the Lake District when a storm blew through, and the Halo 300 stood up to it. Winds were gusting to about 50 mph. I did know it was coming, though, so I pitched on the leeward side of a small rise and probably wasn't getting it full force.
Just had another look at this tent, the Halo 300, as I got musing after someone on a thread somewhere suggested that a bigger tent was handy for winter camping since you are going to be spending long long hours in it (ie not just for sleeping) and don't want to go stir crazy. Seemed to make sense. And I did rather like the look of the Halo maybe to complement my Robens Lodge 2.
But on checking it out, and I had to check it again, it appears to be a staggering 390cm end to end.
Doesn't this make it hard to find a suitable free pitch, free of debris etc and level enough? I am thinking in particular of when you might quite naturally want to pitch it in a wood or somewhere. That's a lot of ground to check/clear.
It appears that the reason for its stupendous length is the porches, which are also more "pointed" than the Lodge porches. In comparison the porches on the Lodge 2 and 3 appear to be essentially the same depth.
So in short do you find it a problem?
Where/how do you tend to pitch it?
Would be interested in any pics/vids you may have of it encamped.
If anyone else has any views on the tent, that sort of footprint size/relationship between inner tent and porch size, I would also be interested.