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    A Saunders A poled prototype mountain tent.
    Phoenix Phortress mountain tent.
    North Face Tadpole.
    Terranova Ultra Hyperspace geodesic.
    Hillberg Nallo III GT.
    But now using a hammock and tarp.

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    To the 2 Polish Lavvus, and 2 Blacks of Greenock Good Companions, as previously listed, now comes a B of G Solace 1 and canopy/tarp (tarp, 2nd groundsheet and delivery; now free.........)

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    1 x Soulpad 5000 Hybrid-G
    1 x Soulpad 3000 Ultralite
    1 x Vango Banshee 300
    1 x Camping & Canvas 5m Ultimate ZIG

    Currently looking into the Purchase of a Tentipi, Either Safir 15 CP or a Zirkonflex 15 (which is new for 2017)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nizzy99 View Post
    1 x Soulpad 5000 Hybrid-G
    1 x Soulpad 3000 Ultralite
    1 x Vango Banshee 300
    1 x Camping & Canvas 5m Ultimate ZIG

    Currently looking into the Purchase of a Tentipi, Either Safir 15 CP or a Zirkonflex 15 (which is new for 2017)
    Wow.....how do the two 5metre bells compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    Wow.....how do the two 5metre bells compare?
    Laurence, I'd say they are very similar but I'm sure the soulpad canvas is better quality I'm sure it's a heavier weight as well on the specs I have, the camping and canvas one does come with mesh doors where as the soulpad doesn't, the camping and canvas one has wooden sliders for the guy ropes but I've since replaced both tents sliders for linelok and also use delta ground anchors for pegs.

    i wouldn't say the difference is much but the soulpad wins as my choice as it feels better quality and has been tested in some horrendous weather up by Morar, I've also had it about 5 years and other than the spiders I've not changed much.

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    Nizzy, hi, thank you for the reply.
    A little off piste for this thread, my apologies everyone: but firstly I was gobsmacked that someone has not one but two, massive bell tents.....

    But the difference intrigued me as I found it very difficult to define difference between various makes, prior to ordering (yet to receive) my 4m from Black of Greenock....SoulPad was particularly high on my agenda for a while, and they do seem to get some good reviews. I veered away because I wasn't that struck with their "customer relations", but a personal experience. Many makes use the 285 g weight of canvas, I know not the CandC weight, but no one seems to specify the weave density which I would think important. As would mesh doors be....? Experience of the Blacks Solace was also very hard to come by...until someone was kind enough to send me quite a detailed report of their 5m Solace, and that helped confirm my thoughts, Blacks being very helpful too. I just need to wait now! I need to find out about delta ground anchor pegs now, as I'm told that that is a potential weakspot on the Blacks.......

    I can't get over two metre tents though!

    Thanks, Laurie

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    Nizzy, hi, thank you for the reply.
    A little off piste for this thread, my apologies everyone: but firstly I was gobsmacked that someone has not one but two, massive bell tents.....

    I can't get over two metre tents though!

    Thanks, Laurie
    Laurie,

    The reason for 2 is pretty simple in all honesty, ive had the soulpad for 5 years and thought ill need to replace it sometime, the camping and canvas was on offer at 300 and I decided that was too good to pass up, im surprised about soulpad to be honest as they are renowned for first class customer support, on the other hand since buying my Camping and canvas their reputation has taken a battering for failure to deliver or not having stock but still selling.

    my original reply should have said other than sliders not spiders lol (Damn iPhone autocorrect)

    I originally joined SOTP so i could research Tentipi, and several years on ive still not bought yet lol.

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    At that price - I can understand that!

    Indeed you are right re SoulPad, perhaps I just hit an off day: doubly sad as their showroom is not very far from me, and a showroom is a massive advantage?

    Blacks have done a nice deal with in the end, amounted to a second free, heavy duty groundsheet, a large canvas tarp and poles free, and free delivery. I even argued (tongue in cheek) for a loyalty discount as I still use a Good Companions tent ! They are holding delivery til later in Jan, so I don't mess it up playing with it in the winter, for me, so I must be patient............spiders and all!!

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    ....and replaced with a Blacks of G. Solace 1 bell tent and porch. (obviously have a thing about B of G !!)

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    Oh dear....... and a vintage, beautiful condition, Vango/Muta force 10mk 4......

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    Now got 7 +4 tarps 3 bivibags plus the van stuff 2 popout awnings one with sides carannex .
    Jb

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    According to my e-mails, I ordered another tent very late on Friday night....


    ...fortunately its one I've been thinking of for a while, thanks in part to a review on this very site - a Vaude Invenio UL 2. Replacing the Vango Halo I guess, but I doubt I'll actually get rid of that, goes against the grain!

    So that will be:

    Old, battered Mountaincraft TQ (own brand "Quasar" from my old work years back)
    Vango Halo 200
    Luxe Outdoor SIL Habitat
    Vaude Invenio UL 2

    DD Tarp XL 4.5 x 3m
    Alpkit Rig 7 tarp (2.8 x 2.4m)

    LOTS of bent spare pegs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrish View Post
    (2007) Well I've got

    Vango Force 10 Mk5 - bombproof "stealth" tent
    Wildcountry Quazar - bombproof again
    ELC popup - kidproof

    Thought I'd give an update...
    ELC Popup has gone (I think )

    Additional ones now;
    Vango Mk3
    DD Enclosed Tarp

    Still want a Tentipi but need to win the lottery first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    LOTS of bent spare pegs...
    Lol and they are every where, rumour has it you are never more that 10ft away from a tent peg.....thats certainly true in Casa-W
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    Here's my collection:

    Helsport Ringstind Superlight 1-2 - My backpacking tent, weighs 900g, sleeps 1-2, but one in reality including rucksack, etc




    Helsport Varanger 8-10 Lavvu with log burning stove - My utility tent, large but can be set up in no time at all, supposed to sleep 8-10, but that would be very snug. This is my main tent and I use it as a one man tent due to ease of setup




    Helsport Valhall - This can also be used with the log burner. I use this as a basecamp for longer periods (at least 4 days) as there's more room to spread out in
    Hennessey Deep Jungle Hammock - It is double bottomed so that you can insert a reflective bubble pad in between. I also use an underquilt with it when the temperature drops



    Plus a collection of various tarps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    Oh dear....... and a vintage, beautiful condition, Vango/Muta force 10mk 4......
    And now a Blacks of G. Solace 1 bell tent and awning have arrived!!!!

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    erm ... a few ...

    Vango Force 10 Mk3 ... more than one
    Vango Force 10 Mk4 ... more than one
    Vango Force 10 Mk5 ... more than one
    Conquest Medina Mk3 plus Canvas extension ... think Vango Force 10 Mk5 on steroids ... one
    Vango Tee-pee - one
    Vango Diablo - one
    Aldi back packing solo tents - two
    Bell Tent UK solo Swag tent - one
    plus a few others somewhere ??
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    You can never have too many tents...men and their toys!

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    Tents I have....

    1) Decathalon 2 person pop-up tent - daughter used to "camp" indoors in this when she was little. Still have it.

    2) Robens Vista 600 - for when the whole family camps (with an Outwell awning)

    3) Golite Shangri-la 3

    4) Oztent Rv-3

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    Just simplified my tent collection ( sold 4) and invested in a Robens greencone


    I'll do a review when I've had a play
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    That Robens tent looks awesome. I think Roben's prices are a bit punchy though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    Just simplified my tent collection ( sold 4) and invested in a Robens greencone


    I'll do a review when I've had a play
    I do like the fact that half the tent is a"porch or wet room" something the Tentipi lacks.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    That Robens tent looks awesome. I think Roben's prices are a bit punchy though
    I would say this is mid range price wise...............but still daft for what is essentially a couple of bits of nylon and a bit of alloy

    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    I do like the fact that half the tent is a"porch or wet room" something the Tentipi lacks.
    Handy, but what sold it for me was the pole is slanted and so out of the sleeping area
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    the pole is slanted and so out of the sleeping area
    I can see that now, interesting
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    Ive a Vango Banshee 300 for me solo, and a 4m Robens Klondike bell tent for the family.
    The robens is new but looks the part, and both will be used with tarps over the doors to impove space.

    TBH, I'd rather not camp in a tent and just bivi out under a tarp

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    I can see that now, interesting

    A nylon version of the Fairbanks?

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    Several years ago - we purchased a "Springbar" tent. Love this tent. Goes up in five minutes. It is canvas - with almost vertical walls - giving more floor room than other tents with the same floor space - and very sturdy. Watch video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0bZoGm9Is
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    that's pretty cool, pierre. my sister was looking for a family tent, this is something i should recommend to her.

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    1 Integral Designs Siltarp - 8' x 10' with bug netting and paracord - 8 stakes.
    Everything else got moldy. Damnit.
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    Khyam XXL - big 4 person + living space tent, great for a longer stay
    Khyam Igloo - quick to put up 3 person dome

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    I have 3.
    An outwell tunnel tent for car camping, a little 1man from mountain warehouse which I used to use for free camping and an Alpkit phobos 3 which I use for free camping with the missus. To be honest since I got the Alpkit one I've not used anything else.

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    Things have got a bit out of hand since I started this thread. I think there is a fetishistic need for shelter that also manifests itself in my outdoor jacket obsession. Anyway, current tent count is:

    Hilleberg Keron 4 GT *
    Hilleberg Nammatj3 GT
    Hilleberg Staika *
    Hilleberg Akto
    Tentipi Safir 9*
    Tentipi Safir 5
    Helsport Reijnfjell Lavvu
    Terra Nova Ultra Quasar *
    Terra Nova Hyperspace
    Terra Nova Terra Firma
    Wild Country Trisar
    Vango Force 10
    Macpac Microlite
    MEC Wanderer 4
    Lichfield Mistral 3
    Vango Oakland 12

    The ones with asterisks are the ones I actually use!
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    PWC -Have you used the others ( non-asterisked) at least once?

    That's an impressive list and a load of cash tied up in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perthshire Wood Canvas View Post
    Things have got a bit out of hand since I started this thread. I think there is a fetishistic need for shelter that also manifests itself in my outdoor jacket obsession. Anyway, current tent count is:

    Hilleberg Keron 4 GT *
    Hilleberg Nammatj3 GT
    Hilleberg Staika *
    Hilleberg Akto
    Tentipi Safir 9*
    Tentipi Safir 5
    Helsport Reijnfjell Lavvu
    Terra Nova Ultra Quasar *
    Terra Nova Hyperspace
    Terra Nova Terra Firma
    Wild Country Trisar
    Vango Force 10
    Macpac Microlite
    MEC Wanderer 4
    Lichfield Mistral 3
    Vango Oakland 12

    The ones with asterisks are the ones I actually use!
    Impressive. How the heck do you ever leave home, it must take hours to decide "which tent"!
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    Blimey Richard that's an impressive list.
    I haven't owned that many tents in my whole life.

    Currently I have a big tent and a little tent.
    Big tent - Jack Wolfskin Diamond tarp tent for family camping
    Little tent - GoLite Hex 3

    My preferred option is just a tarp for solo trips.
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    Haha yes I have used them all, but then find things I don't like about them. The Nammatj GT just got some hard use on a stormy Saimaa lake trip in Finland.

    It is ridiculous I know, but I never get rid of things. I have at least given one of the Hilleberg's to my son! I think I should open an outdoor shop as my outdoor jacket problem is even worse, and don't get me started on stoves.....;-)
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