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    Default Soul pad bell tent

    I would be willing to trade the Bell tent that I have for sale for a Helsport or similar nylon tipi of the same size.

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    Don't do it!!! The bell tent is a fantastic piece of kit - I much prefer ours to the nylon tipi's we've had.
    There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
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    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunk View Post
    Don't do it!!! The bell tent is a fantastic piece of kit - I much prefer ours to the nylon tipi's we've had.
    What he said, stick with canvas

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    I'm just a bit concerned about being able to dry it properly when I pack it away.My thinking is that it does'nt matter so much if nylon takes a while to dry off.

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    I guess that depends on space at home (or at friends/in laws/family etc!). I don't think canvas will degrade if damp for a little while before being dried properly and generally speaking we do get enough warm dry days to suffice.

    We used ours twice this summer and all seems well.

    I just really like the canvas camping experience more than the nylon - I seemed to sleep and wake up so much better in the bell tent than in a tipi.

    Each to their own of course!
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    There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not man the less, but Nature more.

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    We are very careful to hang ours out if it's damp. Often it gets hung at the top of the stairs where there is just about enough room. Nylon does get mouldy and smelly if packed away damp, maybe worth bearing in mind.

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    Default Soul pad bell tent

    Food for thought there Twisted,thanks mate.

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