Family tent advice
I could do you a Coleman trispace with one small repair for £60 posted
Click pic and ha root around for morePosted 6 years agojamesrMember
The jamesr family are off camping for a week next month, but are currently sans tent.Posted 6 years ago
There’s four of us, so we’re looking for something big with a couple of ‘bedrooms’, and we’re staying in one place so portability/ease of pitching isn’t a massive issue.
Does anyone have any recommendations on what to buy and where to buy it? Or, better still, have one they are looking to sell?
Any suggestions gratefully received.
Or the Minnesota 6… Outwell tents in general get a big thumbs up – we’ve got 2, a 2 bedroom, 4-6 person Minnesota for longer trips and a 1 bedroom 3 person Arizona L for shorter trips (weekends and the like). Family of 2 adults and 1x 3 1/2 year old, we got the wee man one of the kid’s bedroom pods for the big tent to replace the standard one, makes a big difference – black roof lining (with glow in the dark stars) so he’s not woken up so early and a jungle print around the lower half, also came with a suspended mesh ceiling with various sized holes and a 3 sponge balls for playing games…Posted 6 years ago
Halfords Family Tent is doing well for me. £100 including air beds.Posted 6 years ago
I bought a Montana 6 inc awning, footprint and carpet off ebay… there is only two of us. I hadn’t seen one put up before.
We were after a bit more space, imagine my surprise when I found out it was big enough to probably park my T5 van in it, twice…
Well made, big space and some neat little details. Does weigh a bit though…Posted 6 years agoRichTSubscriber
As portability is not an issue, I would go big. We’re a family of four and got a eurohike Buckingham 8 very cheap in the sales last year (£90, down from £400). The kids have a two man pod each at one end, and Mum and Dad have the four man pod at the other, giving us all lots of room for kit. There is also a living area in the middle for seating and it is tall enough to stand in. Given the weather a living area is really useful. There are loads of deals around at the moment, but I would recommend going large for a family holiday!Posted 6 years agowwaswasSubscriber
We’ve got an Outwell Vermont XL.
It’s the size of a bungalow but is great now the kids are older as they get a sleep area each and there’s room for everyone to sit int he tent without feeling cramped.
I’d recommend all the Outwell tents, well thought out and well made.Posted 6 years agoGreenSubscriber
We’ve just ordered a Kampa Frinton 4, the main selling point for us was their sleeptite bedrooms which are almost blackout rooms, and the side entrance where you can get out of wet shoes/coats before getting in the main living area.
I agree with drdjpower, felt a bit odd buying a big tent after the usual backpacking ones, but should be better for family camping trips that the laser 🙂Posted 6 years agoGreenSubscriber
Is that not sort of missing some of the main reasons for camping?
I dont see it that way, for me the point of camping is to spend time outdoors with the family, with a darkend bedroom the little one might sleep all the way through to 6:30am, rather than 4:30am, still plenty of time to enjoy the day.Posted 6 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I’d agree with blackouts being good – our kids used to wake at 4:30 in our original tent (and when they were younger).
Trying to keep a 2 year old quiet for 3 hours before the rest of the site started wakign up is exhausting.
We put blackout material over the liners after that and they slept until 8am.Posted 6 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Montana 6. They have steel poles so are loads more sturdy in the wind.Posted 6 years ago
Pretty much full height throughout. Not cheap but money well spent. That Tri-Space up the top ^^ for sale…thats a good buy. We have one.
One of the best made tents ever. Thickest groundsheet I’ve ever seen. Theres lots of tents that have copied the Montana design now, saw some with fibreglass poles & they were pants in high winds.
Buy the best.
A lot of tents were ruined but there was a great big Outwell on the headland taking the abuse very well. I was impressed.
Sounds like my Halfords one at Polaris couple of years ago!Posted 6 years ago
All the other big ones were down along with our gazebo…
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