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    New tent advice needed

    I'm looking to get a tent for solo camping
    Going round in circles any advice

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    A bit of very basic advice: if you're going solo, get a 2 man tent. It'll give you the extra room for your bike gear and you'll be a lot more comfortable for just a little extra weight penalty 👍 Likewise if you plan on taking the other half regularly, get a 3 man tent for the same reasons 👍

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    I'm in my tent now in Dent. It's really a 3 man but it's a bit too cramped for 2 so I'm in it on my own ..... The Mrs is in our bed at home , I don't know if she on her own....

    Anyhow , wise advice from bbub
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    There's a nice Vango in the classified section....

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    Check eBay. Quite a few for sale from £140.



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    you'll get a 100 different recommendations...

    here's mine.

    http://www.khyam.co.uk/shop/flexi-do...k-erect/biker/

    All the poles are already in place so you just have to pop it up, after a few times you'll do it in a few minutes, i solo camp in this, the sleeping compartment is just right for one with a good amount of spare room for all your stuff that you want to keep dry, the entry porch area is really handy to stash your gear, panniers and wet stuff - you cay sit under the door canopy with your stove if it's raining too... highly recommended.

    Tips: - Make sure the ground sheet is folded inside the outer shell, as the ground sheet is a little long in can protrude on the porch end and will catch the water running off the tent, and secondly buy the extra pegs and ropes - http://www.khyam.co.uk/shop/flexi-do...ack-flexidome/ these are handy if it's really windy.

    Its not too big on the bike and a good size when erected.
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    Find a Cotswold Outdoor and/or Go Outdoors and look at their tent displays and pick one you like for your budget. For me, dependant on budget, De Waard, MSR, Terra Nova, REI and Mountain Equipment would be what i'm looking at.


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    Quote Originally Posted by haditlowered View Post
    you'll get a 100 different recommendations...

    here's mine.

    http://www.khyam.co.uk/shop/flexi-do...k-erect/biker/

    All the poles are already in place so you just have to pop it up, after a few times you'll do it in a few minutes, i solo camp in this, the sleeping compartment is just right for one with a good amount of spare room for all your stuff that you want to keep dry, the entry porch area is really handy to stash your gear, panniers and wet stuff - you cay sit under the door canopy with your stove if it's raining too... highly recommended.

    Tips: - Make sure the ground sheet is folded inside the outer shell, as the ground sheet is a little long in can protrude on the porch end and will catch the water running off the tent, and secondly buy the extra pegs and ropes - http://www.khyam.co.uk/shop/flexi-do...ack-flexidome/ these are handy if it's really windy.

    Its not too big on the bike and a good size when erected.
    Not seen those extra lines before simon. Might have to check them out. They would come in handy for all tents. And certainly could have done with some at the TT, in the storms and wind. This was the Mrs side, after the wind had helped to dry it out.
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    Those suggested by 'madmountainman' are in the upper price bracket but long term worth the money.



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    I bought a Coleman Darwin 3+ from Winfields for less than £60 Does for me.
    Has the all important separate porch area for wet & muddy items.
    The new equivalent is the Kentmere.
    Just the same but a different colour and with the blackout lining.
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    I have been looking for the last couple of days and am about to press the buy button an a coleman tatra 2 tent


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I have been looking for the last couple of days and am about to press the buy button an a coleman tatra 2 tent
    get the 3 you will be thankfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedude03 View Post
    get the 3 you will be thankfull
    Do you think so? Its just for going solo, is the 2 man cosy for one?

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    Bought a Nordisk Telemark 2 for my trip to Iceland next month, it easily packs into a 2 litre (inner tent) and a 1 litre (flysheet) Sil nylon stuff sack respectively.
    The poles pack to 14" long by 2" round.
    I can fit the inner/outer, 3/4 length Thermarest sleeping mat and an Exped inflatable pillow into one dry bag of my Mosko Moto Reckless 80 with plenty of room for clothing in there as well.
    The inner tent can be shrunk down to one side to allow riding gear to be stored under cover (probably in a huge 90 litre Sil nylon pack liner that I have)
    Big tents are good for extended stays in one location (I have an Exped Andromeda II that has loads of storage space), but if you're on the move every day, the smaller the better in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Do you think so? Its just for going solo, is the 2 man cosy for one?
    The minimal extra weight will not make that much difference to you or the bike, and its just as easy to pitch and pack as the 2, but with more space that will definitely come in handy if you have to spend time in there because of the weather, or you need to air wet gear.

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