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    Quote Originally Posted by bod View Post
    New years eve in Snowdonia, maybe 10 years back saw mine and a mates tent flattened.
    I was in a 3 man Vango, and he in a smaller/lower Lightwave geo.
    About 1am the wind really got up to about 50mph. It was well setup arse into the wind, and my only concern was the soft ground or the wind swinging round to the side.
    What actually happened was the wind came straight down off the mountain, flattening my tent and pinning me down for minutes at a time.
    To be fair the old Equinox (proper early Scottish built Vango) did put up a fair fight for an hour or so, until the poles started to let go ripping through the pole sleeves.
    It's a bad feeling when your tent fails on a stormy night, and all you can do really is drag everything in from the porch, lie on your back with feet against the roof & ride it out.
    I only really use Hilleberg black label now, and the (yet to be used Staika) should shrug off just about every scenario.

    But a 100mph wind? ...... Mmmmm, not too sure about it's chances there!
    These days If I’m going somewhere and expect it to get a bit rough I use a Terra Nova Quasar with a second set of poles threaded through the sleeves because you’ve got 3 holes in each loop the poles fit in and they’re good quality aluminium poles that are light enough not to notice the extra weight. You just don’t get that luxury with lower spec tents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyB_11 View Post
    These days If I’m going somewhere and expect it to get a bit rough I use a Terra Nova Quasar with a second set of poles threaded through the sleeves because you’ve got 3 holes in each loop the poles fit in and they’re good quality aluminium poles that are light enough not to notice the extra weight. You just don’t get that luxury with lower spec tents.
    That's a good idea with the extra poles; a bit like routing an extra clutch cable ready for a quick swap if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snelly View Post
    That's a good idea with the extra poles; a bit like routing an extra clutch cable ready for a quick swap if need be.
    I have a Superlite Voyager by Terra Nova that I noticed had extra pole eyelets in the straps.
    Hillebergs have double pole cups baked in to the design as standard. Once you make the jump, there is no going back really!

    I am supremely confident I could sell my Akto for what I paid for it new in 2014 - Ł350.

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    I think the extra holes are so you can fight the good fight and get extra tension on the poles but I had my eyes opened to the second set of poles option by a friend who put a second set in when we were camping by the CIC hut on Ben Nevis where if it turns nasty it can be a proper tent wrecker.

    I’ve actually got 3 sets because I split a pole where they push together so bought a new set then a couple of years ago I bought a new Quasar with the extended porch option but I’ve never been tempted to try and force a 3rd set in

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