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    Noob tent question

    I need a lightweight tent that packs down small for a 2 month trip and have my eyes on a MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2. They get amazing reviews and a couple of guys had something similar on an Iceland trip a couple of years ago and they looked really good.

    What I can't get my head around though is that it's a tent where the inner has to go up first. Surely if the weather is bad then the inside of the tent will get soaked, especially as it has a mesh upper. That being the case, why do they get such good reviews?

    Is it me? Am I missing something or is there an obvious design flaw here?

    I welcome any views on an 'inner-first' tent.

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    look at Vaude, Wild Country etc which pitch as one, or fly first.
    Much better in my opinion

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    I have a barely used cobra 2 I would part with if it's any use, very lightweight (2kg) and pitches as one with the fly. Mostly camp with the other half now so bought something bigger.

    PM me if any use to you...


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    This one

    https://www.terra-nova.co.uk/tents-a...thern-cross-2/

    Outer first, free standing, less than 3kg, porch space both sides, beautiful.

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    I have a Hillyberg Akto, expensive, but brilliant. But get the pitch inner first question. Tents that pitch inner first quite often have taut side walls, so you get all the space, as opposed to tents that pitch outer first with inner attached sometimes have less taut inner. But I have always gone with outer first, especially in Europe where it rains

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    Consider the MSR Hubba Tour 1 tent. Tent goes up in one go with the internal sleeping quarters already assembled inside. I have just christened mine at the Touratech event in Wales. Very pleased with it. We had no rain but I’m certain it would have managed it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyNeil View Post
    Consider the MSR Hubba Tour 1 tent. Tent goes up in one go with the internal sleeping quarters already assembled inside. I have just christened mine at the Touratech event in Wales. Very pleased with it. We had no rain but I’m certain it would have managed it well.
    Interestingly there are two reviews for this tent on Amazon, neither very good. Hopefully you will be able to test it in wet and windy conditions and find differently. Either way it would be good to hear.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Quote Originally Posted by casbar View Post
    I have a Hillyberg Akto, expensive, but brilliant. But get the pitch inner first question. Tents that pitch inner first quite often have taut side walls, so you get all the space, as opposed to tents that pitch outer first with inner attached sometimes have less taut inner. But I have always gone with outer first, especially in Europe where it rains

    This tent has 5 reviews on Amazon, mostly very good although one person reported it has condensation issues. I’d be very disappointed if it did when it costs so much.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymfb View Post
    Interestingly there are two reviews for this tent on Amazon, neither very good. Hopefully you will be able to test it in wet and windy conditions and find differently. Either way it would be good to hear.
    Steve, I've used my Akto many times and if I had condensation issues I would have dumped it. Trust me, its a great tent, they have been making the same model for years. But then again I used to just use a bivi bag, so my idea of luxury might be different

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    I'd go with a rated make first, regardless of inner or outer pitching. The inner first usually has a gap between inner and outer preventing condensation and leaking. MSR make great tents. Vango are good too. Thinking about it, I have camped loads, in various climates and seasons and have probably only pitched a tent in the rain or wind (real wind) about 2 or three times. You can always wait out the squall. If its an easy / good tent and you know what you are doing, it'll only take a few minutes to get a basic shell up anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by casbar View Post
    Steve, I've used my Akto many times and if I had condensation issues I would have dumped it. Trust me, its a great tent, they have been making the same model for years. But then again I used to just use a bivi bag, so my idea of luxury might be different
    We have had cheap tents in the past and the next one I hope will be easy and quick to pitch and take down. Lightweight and compact are pre-requisites. I will need a new sleep mat and a few other bits.

    Next time we have a few minutes perhaps we can discuss.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Vango Meteor 200 pitches outer 1st, has a porch, packs small enough to fit in a pannier. Up in 2 minutes.
    Vango Nova is the Go Outdoors version and comes with a porch ground sheet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vRSG60 View Post
    Vango Meteor 200 pitches outer 1st, has a porch, packs small enough to fit in a pannier. Up in 2 minutes.
    Vango Nova is the Go Outdoors version and comes with a porch ground sheet.


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    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts/advice. Back to the drawing board but the fog has lifted a little bit.

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    If you're off for 2 months consider a tent that go's up all in one.

    The Hilleberg Akto was suggested above, I tried one for one wet night and found it far too small.
    I've recently bought a Hilleberg Soulo which is much better...for me.

    Taunton leisure are great suppliers as they price match, I got £150 off mine with a free footprint
    KEA

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    I use an older Vaude Mark 2 Light I bought here, so when that dies, I'll have no hesitation to buy the newer version. The main advantage is that it's so easy to put up. It's also not too big or heavy either.

    Ekosport have the Mark L 2P at £305 and you'll get another 10% off by using the code OUTDOOR. They may or may not be cheaper elsewhere but that was the first link I found.....tempted myself.

    https://www.ekosport.co.uk/vaude-mar...BoCqbQQAvD_BwE

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