Show us your touring tent

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by itchybeard, 25 Oct 2015.

  1. itchybeard

    itchybeard Senior Member

    North Lancashire
    I'd be interested to know what tent and bag others use on their camping tour.

    I use a one man tent, Terra Nova competition
    I purchased around 10years ago now. there is an upgrade to this one...
    It was supposed to be ultra lightweight but added proper pegs and that put the weight up.
    I have used it on the fells, so far so good but not sure about it being bombproof...
    Needs few times to put up to know how to make it tort.
    Still, compact, lightweight and easy to put up.
    I use a down sleeping bag though I wish I paid a little more for extra fill.
    Last edited: 25 Oct 2015
  2. cnb

    cnb Über Member

    north east
    Depends if I'm touring alone or with the G/F...Last two tours of the Netherlands we used a Macpac Citadel tent..Which is an ideal tent for cyclists..Useful sitting height,Two entrances and a large porch...If I'm on my own its a choice between a Duomid with an oookworks inner or an Exped Venus 2...I have also used an MSR Hubba Hubba Hp but i found it to be rather delicate.(i managed to rip the fly first night out)..I'm selling the Macpac as She who must be obeyed isn't to keen on anymore cycle camping tours...I have always used down sleeping bags Summer i use a Rab Quantum 400 other times an old Rab 800...This should be a good post .I'm looking forward to any replies....
  3. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    There seems to be a lack of photos in this thread started in the Photo Gallery forum.

    I have no idea what the tents listed so far look like.

    I have a bright orange one man tent, a green two man tent and a blue two man tent. :okay:
  4. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    I use one of these for back packing / cycle touring.

    Vango Zephyr Plus.JPG

    It's a Vango Zephry Plus, and I've had it over 25 years now. I've often thought about upgrading it with a new one, but just can't justify it as it is still totally bombproof and ticks all the boxes. Weighs about 4 lbs in old money, including pegs and poles. Use it all year round, including heavy snow and winds at 3,000ft in the Cairngorms in December.
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  5. flake99please

    flake99please Make mine a '99'

    Ive been using an MSR Sentinel for close to 13 years now. A bit of a condensation gatherer in the warmer months, but bombproof otherwise.
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  6. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
  7. Ajay

    Ajay Veteran

    Nordisk Oppland 3si, not exactly a minimalist backpacker, but it has acres of space to party in
  8. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    I do try not to camp, but when one is forced to (such as when one performs at a festival), I use this.

    NB, Not carrying this on a bike, I hasten to add.

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  9. Tojo

    Tojo Über Member

    Just wondering what camp site you were at when the picture was taken..........:cheers:
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  10. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    I deduce from the Booth's bag, somewhere in the Lake District.
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  11. Tojo

    Tojo Über Member

    Very observant I didn't see that, I thought it may be Great Langdale NT site, but wasn't sure.....!
  12. Ajay

    Ajay Veteran

    That's limestone, not slate....^_^.
    Gordale Scar near Malham, Yorkshire Dales early September this year.
    We live in deepest darkest "Booths Country" (Garstang), although we're getting an Aldi soon, all very exciting!
    Last edited: 6 Nov 2015
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  13. Aldi is exciting. In the States, you'll see things like European and British chocolate or fruit preserves for about 1/3 the price other stores charge for the exact same thing. You all get much more cycling gear than we ever do, but they also have a lot of food that readily adapts to camping.
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  14. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    Vango Phantom 150.jpg

    Vango Phantom 150 ultra lightweight
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  15. Tojo

    Tojo Über Member

    That looks nearly the same as my tera nova solo.....which they don't make any more.....:unsure:
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