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  • Premier Icon stox
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    I’m looking for a weekend tent that isn’t too big for me to use myself but could accommodate me, wife and the two kids for a weekend trip. We have a new 7 man outwell tent for main family duty but it’s a bit much for a spontaneous weekend trip.

    I’ve seen these two – Both at around £150 … not sure if they’re pretty much samey same looking at them.
    Would you favour one over the other? I think I prefer the Beta on paper and looks wise.

    Anything else to consider max £200?

    https://www.vango.co.uk/gb/camping-equipment/662-skye-500.html

    https://www.vango.co.uk/gb/camping-equipment/659-beta-550xl.html

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    Usual recommendation of decathlon. We have this and use it for all holidays. We just add a awning of we want more room.
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/camping-tent-with-poles-arpenaz-4-2-4-people-2-bedrooms/_/R-p-311103
    We can fit camping gear for weekend in 207 with this. 2 adults 2 kids. Being a non air tent its more compact that an air beam.

    Would be too big for me on my own to be honest but so would any tent that it beg enough for 2 adults + 2 kids, I would just use a one / two man backpacking tent on my own.

    Premier Icon stox
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    I do have a one man backpacking tent but i should have mentioned that id like a tent that’d also cover us even if it was just me and the wife on our own plus able to take to camping weekends with friends etc so I would prefer more sleeping space plus porch area

    Premier Icon 5lab
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    we have a massive vango tunnel tent for long trips, and a decathlon 4 man inflatable for weekends. The latter is ace – dark coating means the kids sleep late, takes seconds to put up, no concerns at all. Brilliant bit of kit

    Premier Icon alibongo001
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    Hi Stox

    I have a Vango 450 tent that I’m looking to sell

    We used it a couple of times then packed away – all the zips etc are perfect

    Let me know if you would like photos

    Cheers
    Alastair

    Premier Icon stox
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    @alibongo001 which model – beta 450XL?

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    Decathlon Air Seconds inflatable, with a waterproof footprint. Takes less than thirty minutes to set up, from arriving at your pitch to sitting outside with a cold one. I think mine took less than twenty. Here it is at Greenman, where I was happily watching everyone else taking three or four times as long putting regular tents up.

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/inflatable-camping-tent-air-seconds-4-1-f-b-4-person-1-bedroom/_/R-p-302837

    Possibly a bit over budget, mine was a bit under £200, £189 IIRC, but still terrific value at £279.

    Not entirely sure what the difference is, but this one’s £199, I’m certain this is the same as mine. Not made for weekend cycle camping though…

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/inflatable-camping-tent-air-seconds-4-1-4-person-1-bedroom/_/R-p-157653

    Premier Icon alibongo001
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    Hi Stox

    If its interesting for you I can dig out some photos?

    Let me know!

    Alastair

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    I’ve got a Vango 400 three pole tunnel tent, hardly been used but it seems to go through poles like nobody’s business. So I’d avoid their tents if they have “powerflex” fibreglass poles.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I have a Vango Oddysey 400 also for sale. Its the older model, is used and may need a couple of the tent peg hoops sewing on and a bag of new pegs but otherwise good and in the original bag.

    You can have it for £85 collected from N London.

    Premier Icon csb
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    We’ve got the odyssey 500 and it’s very easy to put up, a great size for the packed size and has been bombproof.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Usual recommendation of decathlon. We have this and use it for all holidays. We just add a awning of we want more room.

    Looks pretty much idential to our Coleman one.

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