Still pondering which tent to buy! **UPDATE**

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Still pondering which tent to buy! **UPDATE**

Postby Tintin » 23 Mar 2013, 20:15

Has anyone got/seen a Vango Astoria?

I don't know whether to buy an Outwell Montana 6 (can get cheap if we buy this weekend) or a Vango Astoria package for about the same price, which includes a carpet, footprint groundsheet and canopy extension.

Thoughts?
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 23 Mar 2013, 21:06

where is the cheap outwell montana? you only ever hear great things about them but i still think they're uuuugggglyyy.
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Tintin » 23 Mar 2013, 21:11

At Go Outdoors.
Retail £800, Go Outdoors discount card gets you it for £625, online code MAR2149 gets another 10% off. :)

You're right, they are ugly!
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby salj1980 » 23 Mar 2013, 21:13

I've said it before, I'll say it again, I love my bell tent! :D
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 23 Mar 2013, 21:23

wow, Tintin, i absolutely do not want to piss on your chips but OMG that's still so expensive. i honestly think that tent prices have gone up since i bought mine...
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 23 Mar 2013, 21:23

btw can i just say I AM SO HAPPY JUST TO BE THINKING ABOUT TENTS...
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby ToothFairy » 23 Mar 2013, 21:25

salj1980 wrote:I've said it before, I'll say it again, I love my bell tent! :D


DF keeps going on about getting a bell tent.
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 23 Mar 2013, 21:27

i would get one if i had

a. any money
b. a ginormo-car.

they are lovely, and they smell right and they flap beautifully...
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Tintin » 23 Mar 2013, 21:34

I know, Aitch! But I think because this is our first (and only) tent purchase, and DP is leaving it up to me cos he can never be bothered to do the research, he's just accepting that that's how much it costs. I have looked at your beloved Quechua ones, and the T6.2 XL Air C is a bit cheaper...
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 23 Mar 2013, 22:03

i like quechua, i think they're more beautiful, but one of their new family ones you can't even stand up in, which is just stoopid. plus the ones i have are now £150 apiece, when i got them for £45. (Yesidowishi'dboughtanotherone)
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 23 Mar 2013, 22:04

oh gosh yes have looked that up, so pretty. what does ukcamping say about it?
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Spanner » 24 Mar 2013, 00:51

Does it have to be your only ever purchase? You might hate camping! Have you looked at ebay? Or could you borrow initially? Personally we are happy with our vango tigris 600 and friends love their icarus. Both cheaper options.
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby supermansmum » 24 Mar 2013, 06:27

I can't remember which one we brought in the end...that's terrible isn't it after spending so so so long researching them all....it's in th eloft or I'd have a look....dh would remember but I don't think he'd appreciate his lie in being distupted. We have an awesome independent tent place near us and we got lots and lots of advice from him alongside research online, and he had the two we were deciding between errected in his field so we able to look around them both.

Anyway none of that is helpful but I thought I'd out the cat amount the pigeons because I spotted this price drop on amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gelert-Horizon- ... 277&sr=1-9

Edit...Ok now I look really stupid cos apparently this our tent....only in different colour way. We love it....we went super big for two reasons, one to future proof if the kids wanted to bring friends with them one day and also because we tent to go away for weeks and if the weather turns then we have plenty of play area. We've only ever put up the large pod and all 4 slept in there. It look us about 45m the first time we put it up but we do it in about 20 now. The bags are very generous so no problem putting it away. We have the footprint but not carpet. It's all one piece which keeps bugs and wind/water out.
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Spanner » 24 Mar 2013, 07:57

Have had a look now and do think that outwell looks fab and good for long term so might be worth it. Not keen on the astoria. The bedrooms are too far apart for my liking with young children. At the moment we don't have a dividing wall up and have the kids either side of us. It is very dark at night time and they are sometimes worried by rain and wind noise so we are best all together. I say this as someone who is not a fan of co sleeping!
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Re: Still pondering which tent to buy!

Postby Aitch » 24 Mar 2013, 09:53

i've come to the conclusion that i only like tents in pretty colours. no khaki or blue for me, too 90s.
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