EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

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EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Pics » 02 Sep 2012, 18:28

It's more than we wanted to spend but DH is a bit of a tent snob and is delighted:

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/index.cf ... 28/level/3

He only really loves 1 and 2 man tents, and then realised he couldn;t afford a canvas one which he fancied as a big tent - but we looked at ti today and it is really heavy duty with lots of cotton in it. And it's a bargain. Sort of. It has a zip out ground sheet, so when we have the dogs in the porchy bit we can unzip it a bit, and the sleeping compartment has it's own ground sheet as well for when the main one gets a bit worn.

Just need to go camping....

I'm officially part of this section now......
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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Spanner » 02 Sep 2012, 19:51

Looks fab but not so huge to me! Hope you get some use while the weather is still warm.
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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Morlyte » 02 Sep 2012, 19:56

Lovely tent but alas ours is an 8 man so doesn't seem so huge to me either! Its where it starts though Pics so beware, its an addiction just like nappies and slings. :D
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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Seriously_Nutty » 02 Sep 2012, 20:03

Looks fabulous and a brilliant buy :D :D :D

Definitely not that big though, ours takes up a whole trailer :wink:
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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby mummyknowsbest » 02 Sep 2012, 20:09

Our first tenting experience was 4 of us in a borrowed 10 man tent with all the kit and electricity!! totally spoilt. I really want a Vango or Outwell tent but a lottery win is needed first I fear :D

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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Seriously_Nutty » 02 Sep 2012, 20:17

I like the tents that have tubes of air instead of poles. They looked very interesting.....
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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 02 Sep 2012, 20:48

Cool! That's not big though, with the extension on the front ours is nearly 10 metres long :oops: . It's bigger than several of the flats DH and I have lived in.

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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Morlyte » 03 Sep 2012, 06:02

The downside of a super big tent though, is that they charge you so much extra at campsites!!
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Re: EEEK! We bought a HUGE tent

Postby Cofa's Tree » 25 Sep 2012, 08:07

Hi all

Big tents come into their own when it's raining - you can sit inside all warm and snug with space to move around in!

We got trapped for 16 hours in pouring rain in a tent just big enough for a double blow-up bed and it was awful...the next sale we bought an 8 man tent and have never looked back!

Can't wait for next summer so we can get away - gave it a miss this year as felt baby was too young and the weather too rubbish.
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