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New Quechua "Fresh & Black" Tents


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2 hours ago, ErnestWorthing said:

It seems like it’s inventing a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist?

Nah, air tents are absolutely brilliant.

We went camping with mates a couple of years ago - both with big family tents, but theirs was a blow-up, ours is poled.

 They were all set up & opening beers before we’d even got the poles threaded. 😬
 

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45 minutes ago, jimmillen said:

Nah, air tents are absolutely brilliant.

We went camping with mates a couple of years ago - both with big family tents, but theirs was a blow-up, ours is poled.

 They were all set up & opening beers before we’d even got the poles threaded. 😬
 

Invested in an air tent after our pole tent was flattened in a storm, poles broken, stretched out of shape etc. Air tent just bounces back!

I appreciate that a pole tent with stronger poles would also work, but they are heavier and just as costly if not more

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Air tents are great. It’s a five minute, one man job undertaken while whistling and enjoying myself, instead of two people swearing at each other and pissing around with poles just too big to fit into the little nylon envelope holey bit. 

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Just picked one up. Decathlon offer a Try and buy service so 'might' return it after lol

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1 hour ago, deepkittycaz said:

Happy to report Fresh and Black did the job this morning, slept in till 8.30!

Ditto, arrived on site yesterday. It's been a god send so far. First time I managed to sleep through the morning sun. Cooling vents working a treat.

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The side and back vents combined with the wind we had at times were a dream!

I've had my F&B for a while but always used it at festivals where there wasn't much of a breeze so never really felt the benefit of the vents as much as I did this Glasto. You lose some of the light-proofing, but I made up for that with an eye mask.

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I've had mine for a while but actually managed to nap in the day/evening before Bicep on sunday! Was better than i remember - although i must say, glasto has very stony/bumpy ground!

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Fresh and Black still going strong after about 7 years now. The blackout material is so good. Might need to upgrade to a bigger one though in the future (if we don’t do WV), the 3 man is just starting to feel too cramped and uncomfortable. 

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Absolute life saver. Add the inflatable bed frames from decathlon so the bumpy ground isn't an issue and moving from Hitchin Hill to a flat campsite (Bushy this year) meant I got so much more sleep and had so much more energy each day. Loved it. Actually enjoyed camping for once! (new sleeping bag also helped there)

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My tent was a bit damp when I put it away so I put it up in the garden to dry out when I got home and I found that one of the poles has split.  I've only used it twice!  Have contacted Decathlon via Twitter and they suggested I need a replacement pole (it wasn't clear whether they just expected me to order one).  I have said I want the whole length replaced which I don't think is unreasonable given it's only just over a month old!  I don't think I should be expected to have to dismantle the length and rethread the elastic.  Waiting to hear what their "expert" has to say.

Other than that and the stupid carrying handle, I was pretty pleased with it.

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This was my first time using by F&B and have to say it’s a game changer. Managed to sleep in until nearly 10am one morning. Never at any stage did I get in the tent and think I was stepping into a furnace. Brilliant investment. 

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46 minutes ago, Beerqueen said:

Other than that and the stupid carrying handle, I was pretty pleased with it.

I actually carry my F&B tent inside a bag from an older Quechua 2 seconds popup because it has loops like this all round it. This allows me to attach a holdall strap, which makes it significantly easier to lug around. Unfortunately, for some reason they stopped adding them to the bags a long time ago... سري شيء مكبر الصوت stan quechua 2 seconds - heritagebaptistspringfield.org

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14 hours ago, FrankieX said:

I actually carry my F&B tent inside a bag from an older Quechua 2 seconds popup because it has loops like this all round it. This allows me to attach a holdall strap, which makes it significantly easier to lug around. Unfortunately, for some reason they stopped adding them to the bags a long time ago... سري شيء مكبر الصوت stan quechua 2 seconds - heritagebaptistspringfield.org

Mine is the poled version and for some reason they thought it was a good idea to put the handle at the end so you carry it vertically - which doesn't work at all if you're short and it drags on the ground!  And even someone who was considerably taller than me said it was really uncomfortable to carry like that.

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