Mike Sales wrote:I remember the Black's Icelandics we used in the Scouts. Fine tents but you might need a biggish car.
I used to use a Tinker, also by Blacks. An idiosyncratic shape, a little like a coffin, and a good tent as long as you didn't touch the sides in rain. Unfortunately I lent it to someone with little training in camping.
I used to have a Tinker - passed down from my father. It was designed by a guy-rope fetishist but a lovely tent. Like you I lent it and it got ruined. I've always thought to design and make a flysheet like the Tinker's - it would make a brilliant bivi.