More Bell Tent Q's - Midges

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More Bell Tent Q's - Midges

Postby KatGoldLIN » 05 Jul 2013, 09:26

Ok, so I am going to be buying a bell tent this week. I know all of the cons, etc, but we do have somewhere to dry it out AND I need it for a photoshoot in September anyway. Plus, there is a seriously sentimental thing as DH and I met at a summercamp that used Bell Tents...

that said, we need to get the inner tents and I have been looking at Bell Tent UK and Soulpad, but also found this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solace-5-Metr ... 20d402a576

I am really tempted by the Solace 5, as it has a mesh door. DH is allergic to midges (and I can't take the whining) so it seems like this is a really good option? Thoughts? I can't find any reviews. The photo makes it look smaller than the 5m Bell, but measurement wise it seems the same?
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Re: More Bell Tent Q's - Blacks of Greenock

Postby ToothFairy » 05 Jul 2013, 10:25

We have this bell tent. It's lovely! It has mesh doors and windows, and a zip in groundsheet. It's cheaper than the one you were looking at, but doesn't have the internal tents. Personally, I think having internal tents kind of spoils the whole point of a bell tent!

It's really quick to pitch (10-15 minutes), and to take down as well. We love out bell tent :D We also went to the flea market and got some lovely old wooden boxes and trunks to furnish it with. All I need now is a chandelier and I'll be happy!
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Re: More Bell Tent Q's - Blacks of Greenock

Postby KatGoldLIN » 05 Jul 2013, 11:49

Oh that looks good! Thanks for the tip, TF!
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Re: More Bell Tent Q's - Midges

Postby Seriously_Nutty » 05 Jul 2013, 16:11

When I looked into bell tents I found there were loads of different ones and the actual brand 'bell tents' wasn't necessarily the best. It depends what you want it for but the gauge of canvas isn't brilliant. I can't remember the name of the company but there was a place in Devon I think that did really good ones with better canvas..... 'canvas and cast' rings a bell :wink:

Sorry, no help on the midge front except dh is also allergic, goes like the elephant man. All very annoying...
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