Big man tent

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Big man tent

Post by Griff097 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:30 pm

I have done a search but long and High have not produced any suitable results Lol

I am 6'5" and need a tent that offers me a bit more comfort and after a trip last September in the rain, it has to be more than just long enough as I woke up with a soaking sleeping bag where my feet had been touching the end of the tent all night.

I have a back and knee problem so I tried an air mattress and allthough bulky it was comfortable, but thinking might try a cot type bed setup as well?

Back to the tents Vango seem a quality option, not looking to garage the bike, just want something bigger than average thet when the Mrs and I occasionally go away is still Ok.

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Re: Big man tent

Post by mabawza » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:54 pm

I'm the same back and knee problems, just bought one of these http://www.uttings.co.uk/p124943-vango- ... rbf0i7FLIU
Seems to be ideal so far plenty room for 2 in sleeping compartment, and room to sit down ,stand up, cook, and stow gear in the porch. Pack size is not to bad, there is a 3 man version but i think it would be way big if you were using it on your own. I'm using a Exped synmat 9LW sleeping mat and find it very comfortable with my bad back, infact I dont wake until about 10am some mornings :lol:

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Re: Big man tent

Post by Griff097 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:08 pm

mabawza wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:54 pm
I'm the same back and knee problems, just bought one of these http://www.uttings.co.uk/p124943-vango- ... rbf0i7FLIU
Seems to be ideal so far plenty room for 2 in sleeping compartment, and room to sit down ,stand up, cook, and stow gear in the porch. Pack size is not to bad, there is a 3 man version but i think it would be way big if you were using it on your own. I'm using a Exped synmat 9LW sleeping mat and find it very comfortable with my bad back, infact I dont wake until about 10am some mornings :lol:
After looking at loads of tents and reading many discussions, what I am finding is they all seem to be a similar length inside and just get wider as they get bigger, I know it's all a compromise with camping but hoping to make the right choice this time Lol

I do like the very tall porch on that one though.

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Re: Big man tent

Post by Flyfifer » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:38 pm

:?: https://www.alpkit.com/products/jaran-3
Maybe that Alpkit tent gives a bit more length.
The layout Dwg is not very clear bit there is a suggestion of 100mm more than the norm.

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Re: Big man tent

Post by Flyfifer » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:08 pm

:?: https://www.freezeproshop.com/msr-elixi ... Msr%20tent

Or this MSR Elixir 4; I know its allegedly a 4 person tent but weight and pack size are not outrageous.
The diagonal corners probably have different post codes !

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Re: Big man tent

Post by Flyfifer » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:37 pm

:arrow: or a van go nemesis 300 ? Nearly full height at head and foot so no tapered / dropping roof problem for feet ?
http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/tents/2030-ne ... o-300.html

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Re: Big man tent

Post by deksawyer » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 pm

A Vango Ark 300+ might fit the bill. I've just bought a 200+ solely for myself, and it's pretty roomy.

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Re: Big man tent

Post by Morseman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:28 am

Flyfifer wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:08 pm
:?: https://www.freezeproshop.com/msr-elixi ... Msr%20tent

Or this MSR Elixir 4; I know its allegedly a 4 person tent but weight and pack size are not outrageous.
The diagonal corners probably have different post codes !
Is it just me, or does anyone else wonder why advertisers put one dimension in one format, and another in a different format?

The inside dimension is quoted in square feet, but the vestibule is given in square metres... Or, was it a typo?

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Re: Big man tent

Post by RH_SCOTLAND » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 am

Look at the Vango Galaxy 300.

Extra length over 200 and room to stand up in porch.

Reasonably compact packed on bike.

My knees are shot, so need a bit more space and this tent does just grand for me.
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Re: Big man tent

Post by Griff097 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:03 pm

RH_SCOTLAND wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 am
Look at the Vango Galaxy 300.

Extra length over 200 and room to stand up in porch.

Reasonably compact packed on bike.

My knees are shot, so need a bit more space and this tent does just grand for me.
That's what I bought in the end, too big for me on my own I expect but ample when the Mrs and I are on a trip, it arrived last week but I have not had a chance to put it up yet!

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