i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by SteveW » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:05 am

I'm away at the moment (not camping!) back home on Friday.....I'll get the tent out (it needs an airing anyway) and check the model and post it up.
This post has got me thinking camping ain't so bad after all, I may take it on my trip in September.

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by beddowsm » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:16 am

A quick google and it looks like the Redverz Solo
https://www.twistmoto.co.uk/garage-tent ... 0wodevMAmw

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by SteveW » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:56 am

Yes that's the fella, it's the Solo, the photo even shows a GSA800 in the garage.
Edit......
I've always avoided one man tents previously because as motorcyclists we're generally carrying more bulky kit than a cyclist or walker, so I've always gone for at least a two man tent because of the extra storage space needed.
But this tent is designed for motorcyclists so even though it's a one man tent, there's loads of room for all our kit.

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by spasm » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:41 pm

great stuff cheers all (thumbs)
i only need one wheel .......... the rear

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by skipper » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:34 pm

with the pack size of the igloo you can look at a 4 or 5 man tent with full standing room. i have a vaude campo 5 that is only a little bigger than the pack size of your khyam.

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:47 pm

A lot depends on budget.
The bigger tents as in full standing room are quite heavy, tipping at 9-11 kilos.
Unless you go for aluminium pole tents which are very much lighter but are also harder on the wallet.
If you have a bigger budget some of the aluminium pole tents are absolutely fantastic. I decided to live with the cheaper option.
It can be harder to set up a dome type standing room tent single handed. I used one for a few years with the kids and no matter what it was always a 2 person job........just to avoid breaking poles. The 8 man tunnel tent we replaced it with was a single handed 15 minute set up. So now I only use tunnel tents.
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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by Redmurty » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:47 pm

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by Rsoles » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:55 am

Bad knees, or bad back = forget the tent, try a hammock.
Tarp over the top to keep the rain out, underquilt to keep it toastie (that's one of the keys to hammock camping IMHO), I reckon I sleep better in a hammock than I do in my own bed at home. At the risk of sounding like a totally smug git, after 9 years "hanging" , there's no way I'm going back to sleeping in a tent like a mug!
Yeah yeah, I know that not everyone can sleep on their back...but there's Bridge Hammocks to overcome that hurdle.
And as for the "there might not be any trees" problem, try this solution (it works great) - http://www.ddhammocks.com/product/ultra ... rom_cat=44

I promise you, once you've tried it, you won't look back, and you'll feel better every morning!

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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by captinktm » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:04 am

I to, had had enough of light weight low tents, and bought a Lone Rider tent which as been brilliant. It's not much heavier than my old Vaulde Taurus and you can stand in the bedroom and the garage area. It's also very quick to put up taking no more than 10 minuets.
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Re: i need a new tent for buggered knees ?

Post by jimish » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:18 pm

RH_SCOTLAND wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:23 pm
I have the Vango Galaxy 300. Works a treat. Great for two. Very roomy for one! Works well with a tarp too.
I've got the Vango Galaxy 200 - just as tall so you can stand up in it and plenty big enough for one (or 2 for that matter). Smaller pack size and a bit cheaper than the 300.
Love vangos - not hard on the wallet but plenty good quality.

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