Tents... and related camping things

Dieses Thema im Forum "Talk" wurde erstellt von Solskinn Av Natten, 27. Mai 2010.

  1. Solskinn Av Natten

    Solskinn Av Natten W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    28. März 2008
    Beiträge:
    538
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    I'm in the process of shopping for a tent to bring to Wacken! In 2008, I brought a cheap one that I'd just purchased at a chain store (Walmart). Bad idea... :( It was very leaky in rain, provided NO actual shade from the sun, and forget about a cross-breeze (ventilation) while sitting inside - I just about cooked to death :o

    Anyone have good suggestions of a festival tent that's a) not super heavy or bulky (coming from Canada!), b) decently waterproof, c) not too complex to set up, d) has decent shade / UV properties (so I don't cook this time around!), and e) provides some kind of cross-breeze (like a door on each end)?

    Doesn't have to be for more than 2 people as I'm single (okay, maybe I'll make a special friend there, but I don't know that yet :p) and weird colours don't bother me. As long as it does the job properly!

    Thanks guys :)
     
  2. Quark

    Quark W:O:A Forumsstammgast

    Registriert seit:
    19. Juli 2004
    Beiträge:
    88.816
    Zustimmungen:
    416
    Try the new Wacken shop.
    I've had one of those tents (shape etc) before, and it did its job for 7 years. (until it was 'worn out'.)
    Advantage, no shipping, as you can pick it up over there.

    But other suggestions are also welcome.
     
  3. Careo

    Careo W:O:A Metalgod

    Registriert seit:
    08. Juli 2009
    Beiträge:
    64.225
    Zustimmungen:
    0
  4. Solskinn Av Natten

    Solskinn Av Natten W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    28. März 2008
    Beiträge:
    538
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    That does seem like a good idea - thanks! Not having to carry the thing along with me would be ideal :)

    At the same time, upon viewing those tents, the fact that they're black seems like a deterrent for someone not wishing to cook in the sun ;)
     
  5. Solskinn Av Natten

    Solskinn Av Natten W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    28. März 2008
    Beiträge:
    538
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Thanks! It seems like they make some really impressive tents. I especially like the look of the 'Air' ones, for extra ventilation: http://cgi.ebay.com/Quechua-2-Double-Linings-2-3-Person-Tent-Air-XL-II-/160439419958?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Tents&hash=item255aef4436

    However, they're not sold in Canada :(
     
  6. domunited

    domunited W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    02. April 2010
    Beiträge:
    785
    Zustimmungen:
    0
  7. Drex

    Drex W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    31. Januar 2008
    Beiträge:
    344
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Main problem of Quechua 2secs and similar ones is the packed size... too big for a standar luggage...
     
  8. domunited

    domunited W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    02. April 2010
    Beiträge:
    785
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Really?? coz the site says "light" and not too heavy..so I supposed it won't be that big..
     
  9. Drex

    Drex W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    31. Januar 2008
    Beiträge:
    344
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Yes, it's light... but round
     
  10. domunited

    domunited W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    02. April 2010
    Beiträge:
    785
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Oh, I see..

    Thanks :)
     
  11. Solskinn Av Natten

    Solskinn Av Natten W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    28. März 2008
    Beiträge:
    538
    Zustimmungen:
    0
  12. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    03. August 2002
    Beiträge:
    4.998
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Do they have a Sunny's Surplus up there?
     
  13. sautherom

    sautherom W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    19. Januar 2006
    Beiträge:
    370
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    this year will be my 4th time in wacken, I've always purchased my tent in Wallmart, and I haven't any problems with it.

    This year is no the exception, but this year I get a special offer in Walmart, single tent + sleeping bag for $35 usd

    The tents are easy to pack for the long travel, but after the festival, I left the tent in the garbage, not to charge back to Mexico
     
  14. Solskinn Av Natten

    Solskinn Av Natten W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    28. März 2008
    Beiträge:
    538
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    Nope... looks like they're only in the U.S.
     
  15. Solskinn Av Natten

    Solskinn Av Natten W:O:A Metalhead

    Registriert seit:
    28. März 2008
    Beiträge:
    538
    Zustimmungen:
    0
    That's a good deal!
    Perhaps you're more tolerant of heat + sun than me ;)
    I left mine behind after Wacken too, but now I feel bad to do something like that... and besides, I want to have something reliable I can use for other camping trips :)
     

Diese Seite empfehlen