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Pop up tents
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:37:50 pm »
I know a few folks are fans of pop up tents, and saw these mentioned on another fora - they seem quite reasonable price wise......

http://www.cinchpopuptents.co.uk/
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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 01:01:35 pm »
pops up in seconds, makes you look a twat trying to put it away after 30 mins of folding and popping open again.
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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 06:02:56 pm »
I like em, although you don't want to be in one on top of a mountain in a storm. My old one was from Tesco 14.99 a few years ago, it lasted almost 6000 miles in the back of the 80, although on the last trip I had to stick socks in the holes and it filled with water. Also mine was not quite long enough. As Dave said great to put up just throw it where you want to sleep and put your bag in it to keep it on the ground so no pegging out required. Putting it away is more of a struggle with a real knack that I just couldn't do, so I just shoved it in the back half folded, hence all the holes!
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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 06:49:50 pm »
They do look pretty good Strangler ....

Pop up tents are it has to be said fab (Least the Vango 2 man one i have is ) Stick it up (phnarrr phnarrr) and crawl in ...errrr !!!!
No need to even peg it down IF it's a drunken doss ...

As above though they do REQUIRE a knack to fold down .
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 07:00:36 pm »
We've got a 4 man pop up tent, you can just get a double airbed in it. We got ours from Halfords a few yrs ago for 30 in a sale. Used it for the 1st time last yr in Ireland,  it was cosy in side with us two and Marsie. And the for man is also a swine to pack down FRSsml

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 07:17:16 pm »
 I got a Vango like Ian's after seeing it at shell island one year - very good, but a struggle to put down sometimes, in fact, I have had to watch a video on youtube once or twice!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 07:20:41 pm »
The built in led lights seem a good idea with these tents too - but no doubt add to the cost.
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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 07:22:09 pm »
I got a Vango like Ian's after seeing it at shell island one year - very good, but a struggle to put down sometimes, in fact, I have had to watch a video on youtube once or twice!I have had to Ask Icey to pack it away before now !!!

FTFY Mark ....Pop up tents are angels to put up BUT the Very Devil incarnate to fold up
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 07:48:27 pm »
The bummer is that they are so cheap the drunken Neds can just torch them and all the gear at the end of the weekend, leaving shite all along the lochside.

I've found "campsites" before where you could actually tick off every bit of litter and detritus on the receipts, also left lying on the ground. 1 pissed up weekend for 4 120, ASDA, Bearsden.

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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 07:56:14 pm »
The bummer is that they are so cheap the drunken Neds can just torch them and all the gear at the end of the weekend, leaving shite all along the lochside.

I've found "campsites" before where you could actually tick off every bit of litter and detritus on the receipts, also left lying on the ground. 1 pissed up weekend for 4 120, ASDA, Bearsden.

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Sadly ...The advent of "Cheap" Halfords camping was the start of the end ....as it allowed every scummy element of the benefits system to head off on "Holiday" for the price of one benefit cheque .

No social conscience whatsoever and entirely happy to leave their shit wherever they please ....for everyone else to clean up .


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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2014, 06:42:09 pm »
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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2014, 07:10:09 pm »
good job it was a nice day Mick
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2014, 07:51:11 pm »
Was that at Kutna Hora? Looks like it is!
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2014, 11:18:12 pm »
Was that at Kutna Hora? Looks like it is!

Wrong country, Mark and there is nowhere at Santa Barbara with that much open space.

http://www.camping-rhoenperle.de/en/rhoenperle_camping_site
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Re: Pop up tents
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2014, 11:44:41 pm »
Here is what I found one morning, 150 metres from the house after some Neds had a party ..... Bastards, the river bed was covered in broken bottles too.



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