Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

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Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by PaulG » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:52 pm

I have two tents, one small and one large, and now looking at another one somewhere in the middle, all within the space of 12 months. Suppose it's like everything else, you learn as you go along.

Trying to justify the one I'm looking at, a Hilleberg Tarra for Christ's sake (the red one in the photo) as I'm not made of money, by saying that it will be the stormproof winter tent and will last years.
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Any thoughts people?

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by AndyB » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:13 pm

Good tents are worth paying the extra for because you know they'll last and you know that they'll stay up in crap weather.

I still can't understand why my wife seems to be constantly buying new tents or sleeping bags and until the last bag she bought they were invariably rubbish and she'd point out how much cheaper they were than the ones I've had for years :pinch:

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by f17th » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:37 pm

Doesn't the saying go.

Buy cheap, Buy twice...

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by ipswichbiker » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:45 pm

Different occasions need different tents. No cure for that.

Have you thought about vaude power odyssee. A fair bit cheaper than the hilleberg, 5 season but smaller. All depends on what you want I guess.

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by Earwig » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:38 pm

The cure ... Get to unhealthy to ride :( and go for a hard tent :evil: http://www.podcaravans.co.uk/product/

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by OnHellas » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:03 pm

The cure for us was the trillions of biting insects by the Finish lakes this summer

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by Lairyskippy » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:12 pm

A cure? Why on earth would you want to cure a perfectly healthy addiction? :woohoo: ..............keep calm and carry on buying!

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by Tim Cullis » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:24 pm

Most serious tent owners (didn't say campers) have at least six tents.
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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by Stuart123456789 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:43 pm

buying an expensive tent does not mean you get a good tent, I once camped in Derbyshire in November my tent was the only one that folded, £35 gout doors tents, no problem, £600 terra nova, in bits, they actually told me that it was unreasonable use a terra nova tent in Derbyshire in November, apparently they're not built for it, shame on you terra nova

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Re: Addiction for Tents - Is there a cure????

Post by fullerton » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:56 pm

PaulG wrote:I have two tents, one small and one large, and now looking at another one somewhere in the middle, all within the space of 12 months. Suppose it's like everything else, you learn as you go along.

Trying to justify the one I'm looking at, a Hilleberg Tarra for Christ's sake (the red one in the photo) as I'm not made of money, by saying that it will be the stormproof winter tent and will last years.
Tarra205833_1623_XL.jpg
Any thoughts people?

Paul :)
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