Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

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Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby MumtoMonsters » 24 Feb 2014, 11:53

We're hoping to take a cooker with us this year so that we can actually camp for more than a night or two. we've got a reasonable amount of living space inside the tent, but it's not really enough for the picnic table and a cooker, etc. I think I'm more tempted by a canopy to extend the tent, but am hearing good things about tarps (as in they're cheaper and take up less space in the car)?
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby Disco » 24 Feb 2014, 12:25

Just sitting by for replies as we're needing something similar..
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby MumtoMonsters » 28 Feb 2014, 15:38

Looks as though canopies for my tent have been discontinued. Can't even find one second hand, so the decision may be out of my hands. (Part of this is DH and I being fussy - don't want a green canopy on a blue tent! :wink: )
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby VanillaPickle » 03 Jun 2014, 09:21

We love a gazebo as you can use it in the garden too. My sis has one from here....

www.easygazebos.com

I just did a google search and found a great deal on one but my criteria is always a UV one in a darkish colour (blue or green).
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby Disco » 03 Jun 2014, 11:55

hmm.. we do have a gazebo, that might work..
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby MumtoMonsters » 03 Jun 2014, 22:08

They've discontinued the canopy for my tent in the right colour. I would like a gazebo like that, but would want a couple of sides to go with it and it's already more expensive than the non-matching canopy. :?
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby Spanner » 05 Jun 2014, 06:21

We have a canopy (as do our camping friends) but we don't have the stove in there, if it makes any difference - we always keep it somewhere behind the tent, away from kids etc. I do love our canopy though - great for adults to sit and chat in the evening without disturbing children but sheltered from the weather. It's also good in wet weather for taking off and leaving coats and boots so the main tent is dry. Plenty of room for keeping chairs and table overnight and i keep our cool box and a plastic crate of other food in there.

What about ebay etc to get the right colour second hand?
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby Spanner » 05 Jun 2014, 06:38

We have a canopy (as do our camping friends) but we don't have the stove in there, if it makes any difference - we always keep it somewhere behind the tent, away from kids etc. I do love our canopy though - great for adults to sit and chat in the evening without disturbing children but sheltered from the weather. It's also good in wet weather for taking off and leaving coats and boots so the main tent is dry. Plenty of room for keeping chairs and table overnight and i keep our cool box and a plastic crate of other food in there.

What about ebay etc to get the right colour second hand?
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Re: Canopy, tarp or gazebo?

Postby gpapatheodorou » 02 Mar 2015, 16:36

A little bit delayed but just come across this thread. A friend of mine bought last year an instant pop-up gazebo from https://allseasonsgazebos.co.uk. Quality materials, works in all weathers and great variety in colours. They also provide free next working day delivery for mainland UK. Highly recommended.
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