Sweep wrote:horizon wrote:robing wrote:Yes that's the one. The drawstring as you can see is on the side rather than the end so it opens up sideways.
Don't like it.
The tent is squeezed neatly and tightly into the old style bag at the factory. All neat and nice - until you come to pack it away yourself and you cannot get the sausage back into its skin. The side opening tent bag isn't as neat but it's much more practical IMV. I wish they did the same for sleeping bags!
Afraid I have to disagree with you horizon - I have a few vango product that come in those "easy access bags" - I think they are a cop out - easier and cheaper to make I suspect - fine for car campers but for lashing to the top of a bike rack I want something that I can be confident will remain totally enclosing the tent - I don't want bungees rubbing against any part of the tent.
OP, I would I think invest in an ortlieb dry bag in the midweight 350 material. If you have more than one tent (but will of course only be using one at a time) one ortlieb dry bag will do for several. If you keep the outer and inner separate, two 13L ones might sort you. Folk have been rolling up tents and getting them into bags for a long time - it's good for the soul
You could trawl through these folk for something:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw ... acat=16034
though wouldn't be as tough as an ortlieb 350.
Of course if car camping you can do what I've done a few times of a morn in a wet welsh campsite - just throw the whole unpacked tent in the back of a hatchback and drive off
Rolling up tents? golly gosh, not done that for decades as it can cause early failure of the materials.
Have to agree with the dry bag thing, my tents have suitable dry bags and get rammed in quickly and easily with no mucking about trying to fold/roll the tent first. FWIW I do the same with my sleeping bags.