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Cheers fellas.  Mind made up on getting a fresh and black, whether I go for poles or inflatable remains to be seen.  

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19 hours ago, D-Low said:

Had the Coleman too and found it useless at keeping me cooler. Was great to have a blackout bedroom but as soon as the sun hit the tent at 6.30/7am I had to get out as it was far too sweaty. Subsequently returned it for a refund anyway as there was two tiny holes on the outer. Hopefully there will be some advances in tents again next year when I'm looking to re-purchase.

Just seen the latest 2 reviews on Amazon for our tent and people are saying they took it to Glastonbury and it was like a fucking oven! Which is what I found it to be like to be honest. So appears Coleman have failed miserably.

Have you sent it back yet? I may do the same, sure I can find some hole somewhere on it. 

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There’s a clever ‘hack’ that’s common at Burning Man - the ultimate proving ground for heat death :)

Bring your own shade structure to go over the tent. E.g. a small gazebo, set up to give your tent shade in the morning (may need minor tweaks on the first morning).

Being placed mostly in the footprint of your tent, you aren’t being a space hog either.

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5 hours ago, bigfurbdogg said:

Just seen the latest 2 reviews on Amazon for our tent and people are saying they took it to Glastonbury and it was like a fucking oven! Which is what I found it to be like to be honest. So appears Coleman have failed miserably.

Have you sent it back yet? I may do the same, sure I can find some hole somewhere on it. 

Ha I'm not surprised. Yeah posted it on Tuesday so hopefully they do refund when it arrives, they said they would on chat. Will let you know how it goes.

 

3 hours ago, paulo999 said:

There’s a clever ‘hack’ that’s common at Burning Man - the ultimate proving ground for heat death :)

Bring your own shade structure to go over the tent. E.g. a small gazebo, set up to give your tent shade in the morning (may need minor tweaks on the first morning).

Being placed mostly in the footprint of your tent, you aren’t being a space hog either.

That's actually a decent idea. And as you said wouldn't take up much space if situated over your own tent. Might be a though to consider in future.

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3 hours ago, D-Low said:

Ha I'm not surprised. Yeah posted it on Tuesday so hopefully they do refund when it arrives, they said they would on chat. Will let you know how it goes.

You should be ok by the sound of things, hope you get the money back mate. 

I’ve refunded on basis that ‘it was defective or didn’t work’. Said how it was boiling and often my friends ‘non blackout’ tents were a lot cooler. Sending it tomorrow, so fingers crossed they refund it. Not 100% sure they will tho 😬 

I looked for hole in it, but there wasn’t one and I wasn’t about to damage a perfectly good (if not too hot!) tent.

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:26 AM, bigfurbdogg said:

You should be ok by the sound of things, hope you get the money back mate. 

I’ve refunded on basis that ‘it was defective or didn’t work’. Said how it was boiling and often my friends ‘non blackout’ tents were a lot cooler. Sending it tomorrow, so fingers crossed they refund it. Not 100% sure they will tho 😬 

I looked for hole in it, but there wasn’t one and I wasn’t about to damage a perfectly good (if not too hot!) tent.

Did you ever get a refund? I am on the fence as to either try a blackout tent or just buy a battery operated fan. I bought a cheap tent for Glasto and it did quite a good job keeping cool in a small breeze. I am a little concerned about how it would handle the rain. Gonna try a festival in September. 

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14 hours ago, Rufus Gwertigan said:

Did you ever get a refund? I am on the fence as to either try a blackout tent or just buy a battery operated fan. I bought a cheap tent for Glasto and it did quite a good job keeping cool in a small breeze. I am a little concerned about how it would handle the rain. Gonna try a festival in September. 

Yes, got a full refund! Was shocked at how easy it went through to be honest, as the tent had quite clearly been used for Glastonbury!

I haven't bought a replacement tent yet, however after reading the comments in here from everyone who used one of the Quechua Fresh & Blacks i will get one of them i reckon. They seem quite reasonably priced as well, compared to the coleman that i got and subsequently returned.

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On 7/4/2019 at 2:17 PM, gooner1990 said:

Went and bought this at Decathlon in Oxford today.

 

look forward to using it at Truck festival in three weeks. 🙂

Managed to get 8 hours sleep a night at Truck Festival!

tent did eventually get warm but as others have said it fends off that early morning heat for an extra 2-3 hours and you can still chill in it in the daytime if needed as it’s not dripping in there! 

Complete game changer, just a shame I didn’t have it for the previous 60 festivals I’ve done over the last 20 years! 

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Had a hay fever attack at Wilkswood Reggae Festival the other week. (goddamn hay bales!) and ended up having a half hour, mid afternoon snooze in my delightfully dark and cool Fresh n Black to recover. Worth the price for that alone.

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Can anyone help? Used my fresh and black at Truck Festival no issue since Ben at BoomTown and Pilton party the poles won’t sit straight and the whole thing is sequiff...

 

 

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8 minutes ago, gooner1990 said:

Can anyone help? Used my fresh and black at Truck Festival no issue since Ben at BoomTown and Pilton party the poles won’t sit straight and the whole thing is sequiff...

 

Looks to me like that's the inner atrium of the tent and the hooks don't go round the pole, they go through loops on the outer shell of the tent. The outer shell has piping where you thread the poles through. Where is your outer shell?

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2 minutes ago, gooner1990 said:

No hooks for it to clip on to 

 

Ah, my apologies - I was going off experience with a different tent I had where I once put it up wrong and it looked like your first picture, but it seems this one is designed for the hooks to go around the poles.

I'm afraid I have no clue with this one then.

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15 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

Ah, my apologies - I was going off experience with a different tent I had where I once put it up wrong and it looked like your first picture, but it seems this one is designed for the hooks to go around the poles.

I'm afraid I have no clue with this one then.

I’m going to decathlon on Monday and asking for help!

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1 hour ago, gooner1990 said:

I’m going to decathlon on Monday and asking for help!

You haven't said what tent it is, but just search for it on YouTube and you'll find assembly videos from Quechua and Decathlon.  Given how saggy that is, I'd say you've either picked up the wrong poles when you were last packing away, or you're using the porch pole instead of one of the main tent poles.

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1 hour ago, Mark E. Spliff said:

You haven't said what tent it is, but just search for it on YouTube and you'll find assembly videos from Quechua and Decathlon.  Given how saggy that is, I'd say you've either picked up the wrong poles when you were last packing away, or you're using the porch pole instead of one of the main tent poles.

The porch pole is red....I’m 99.9% sure it’s not the wrong poles as we’ve measured them. 

Its the Quechua Arpenaz 3 XL

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Being Male, i assume you threw the instructions away as soon as you opened it up from the shop? 😀

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See if you can find a 13 year old to help you.

Once he/she  has finished tuning your TV box and sorting Itunes out on your phone.

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I've looked at a couple of YouTube videos, and it looks as though you might want to peg the black inner tent out so it's tightly stretched out on the ground before you start putting the poles in.  Your 2nd and 3rd photos seem to show your groundsheet lifting up off the ground, which in turn makes it saggy at the top.  If you peg it out tighter, this should solve it.  Also, your last photo seems to show you've clipped the top (blue) hook onto the lower of the two poles.  If you hook it onto the upper one, that will both lift the inner tent higher, and help hold the two poles together at the top.

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