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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a tent.

I am looking for a minimum 3 person though prefer 4
Must be tall enough to stand in
Separate sleeping area.
Easy enough for one person to erect and take down

Budget up to £150

Thanks
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  • jrtfan
    jrtfan Posts: 1,135 Forumite
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    I bought a Freedom Trail Sendero 4 tunnel tent from GoOutdoors early last year and we've used it once so far, for a (sunny and dry) weekend festival. GoOutdoors currently has this model on offer for £99.

    It's nothing posh, entry level, but it definitely is spacious. There's bags of head room for standing up, an inner bedroom compartment that sleeps 3 adults easily/4 adults cozying up, plus a huge living/storage area with a couple of windows which could easily double as a second bedroom if wished. Sewn in ground sheet. 2 of us put it up for the very first time and it took us around 30 mins. Someone who is much better at erecting tents than we are, would probably do it in 20. Some online reviews are by people who say they put the tent up on their own, so it might well be possible to do this.

    If you have a branch of GoOutdoors near where you live, I would recommend popping along there one day to check their tents out for yourself. The branch near us keeps all of the models they sell at the back of the store, already erected, so customers can wander around inside them and get a better idea of what it would be like to stay in any given tent.

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/freedom-trail-sendero-4-tent-p396808
  • 13Kent
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    Lots of reviews of tents on this site.

    http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/
  • pogofish
    pogofish Posts: 10,852 Forumite
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    Personally, I'm not fond of tunnel tents - This was only a moderately windy morning last summer in the Western Isles - My little low to the ground frame tent stood the night without problems.

    And yes, those lumps in the nearest tent are the occupants! :D
  • Pay_me
    Pay_me Posts: 173 Forumite
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I visited Go Outdoors yesterday but they had no tent on display for under £189.99 and that one was too large (wouldn't fit in the car boot even if I did want it).

    I have a few ideas for tents I like now so will keep an eye online and see what I can find.

    Thanks
  • jrtfan
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    Pay_me wrote: »
    Thanks for the replies.

    I visited Go Outdoors yesterday but they had no tent on display for under £189.99 and that one was too large (wouldn't fit in the car boot even if I did want it).

    I have a few ideas for tents I like now so will keep an eye online and see what I can find.

    Thanks

    Good luck in your search! And, happy camping, once you're sorted :)
  • daveyjp
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    You may find a tent for your budget, but it will be in the !!!8216;buy cheap, buy twice!!!8217; department.

    A decent quality tent meeting your requirements will be 3-4 times your budget.

    Search ebay, gumtree etc for a well looked after used one.
  • 13Kent
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    We sold our tent on ebay, it had only been used for 10 nights, I decided that struggling to get up off a camp bed in the mornings wasn't for me and we upgraded to a touring caravan. Tent was in great condition, we put it up in the garden for the buyer to check, and they got a real bargain!

    We bought it from here https://www.a2zcamping.co.uk/tents.html it was a factory second as it had the porch groundsheet missing, would recommend this company, good deal quick delivery and good aftersales service.
  • YORKSHIRELASS
    YORKSHIRELASS Posts: 6,326 Forumite
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    daveyjp wrote: »
    You may find a tent for your budget, but it will be in the !!!8216;buy cheap, buy twice!!!8217; department.

    A decent quality tent meeting your requirements will be 3-4 times your budget.

    Search ebay, gumtree etc for a well looked after used one.

    This isn't my experience. We also had a fairly cheap Freedom Trail tent for the first 3 years of family camping and it was perfectly water and windproof. We upgraded to a better tent which lasted us another 5 years but it certainly wasn't that expensive.

    My advice would be to go and look at tents first, stand in them, see how they go together. If you are new to tents I wouldn't just buy online.
  • dondo
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    Pay_me wrote: »
    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a tent.

    I am looking for a minimum 3 person though prefer 4
    Must be tall enough to stand in
    Separate sleeping area.
    Easy enough for one person to erect and take down

    Budget up to £150

    Thanks

    Not sure if you have a Decathlon near you but they have good and reasonably priced tents

    As someone else posted the uk campsite website is excellent as there are some real rubbish tents out there.

    And as someone else says look at eBay too but try and stick to established names like Outwell (which we have and love), Vango & Coleman
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    Is there not any other camping shops near you, may independent ones ?

    Mountain warehouse sell tents too, not sure if stores are likely to have any setup like Decathlon would.

    Try camping forums for which tents to look for.
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