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Thanks for the pump advice. I'll give it a thought, just seems a bit risky. Never used a tent that you inflate instead of poles. 

Is the risk of punctures high? Worried somebody could accidentally (or even intentionally) puncture it and then your whole tent's fucked. A punctured bed is easy to replace, deal with, tent no so much.

At a regular camping site I wouldn't worry, but at Glasto with so many people seems like a higher risk of incident. Or am I just paranoid over nothing? haha

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2 hours ago, Acid Loafers said:

Thanks for the pump advice. I'll give it a thought, just seems a bit risky. Never used a tent that you inflate instead of poles. 

Is the risk of punctures high? Worried somebody could accidentally (or even intentionally) puncture it and then your whole tent's fucked. A punctured bed is easy to replace, deal with, tent no so much.

At a regular camping site I wouldn't worry, but at Glasto with so many people seems like a higher risk of incident. Or am I just paranoid over nothing? haha

This is why I've not got one of these.  I've got the pop up version but I'm not sure about risking the bigger inflatable one, where someone could puncture it or nick the valve for a giggle.

Anyone successfully used these at Glasto or other festivals so far?

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2 hours ago, Acid Loafers said:

Is the risk of punctures high? Worried somebody could accidentally (or even intentionally) puncture it and then your whole tent's fucked. A punctured bed is easy to replace, deal with, tent no so much.

At a regular camping site I wouldn't worry, but at Glasto with so many people seems like a higher risk of incident. Or am I just paranoid over nothing? haha

Not read of any punctures but some report problem with pools of water inside tent as a result of condensation forming on the inflated spar. Friend had no such  issue though and nobody let his tent down (Was sorely tempted though 😈 )

 

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Ive just managed to pick up one of these on facebook marketplace for £120 whereas they're still retailing at £320. Worth having a look on marketplace, gumtree or ebay as you can pick up some right bargains, and most importantly second hand is good for the environment! Haven't purchased a brand new tent now since 2010 - i think? 

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3 hours ago, TheFullShaboo said:

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Ive just managed to pick up one of these on facebook marketplace for £120 whereas they're still retailing at £320. Worth having a look on marketplace, gumtree or ebay as you can pick up some right bargains, and most importantly second hand is good for the environment! Haven't purchased a brand new tent now since 2010 - i think? 

That is a beast. You could host some secret sets in there if you so desired.

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On 1/7/2019 at 6:52 PM, mashedonmud said:

Hang it in the 'The Wood',  Perfect for JP stage and be part of the show, nobody will notice.:ph34r:

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Ah yes, the "human pinata 500".

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Buy second hand. That way if someone damages it you've not lost loads of money.. Always take what you are willing to lose.. 

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6 minutes ago, guypjfreak said:

Buy second hand. That way if someone damages it you've not lost loads of money.. Always take what you are willing to lose.. 

ive lost my tent once or twice over the years ... as well as lots of other things :) 

 

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1 hour ago, crazyfool1 said:

ive lost my tent once or twice over the years ... as well as lots of other things :) 

 

I lose myself at least once every Glastonbury.. Lol

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16 hours ago, TheFullShaboo said:

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Ive just managed to pick up one of these on facebook marketplace for £120 whereas they're still retailing at £320. Worth having a look on marketplace, gumtree or ebay as you can pick up some right bargains, and most importantly second hand is good for the environment! Haven't purchased a brand new tent now since 2010 - i think? 

Remember... the bigger they are, the heavier they are

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11 hours ago, Lycra said:

Remember... the bigger they are, the heavier they are

Ill pass the message onto my friend who's driving - unfortunately i'm on the bus so cant carry it ;) 

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1 hour ago, TheFullShaboo said:

Ill pass the message onto my friend who's driving - unfortunately i'm on the bus so cant carry it ;) 

do they chop your hands off as part of some sacrificial ceremony when you get on the bus then , to prove green travel ?  or are bus travellers banned from sleeping anywhere ? :) 

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20 minutes ago, crazyfool1 said:

do they chop your hands off as part of some sacrificial ceremony when you get on the bus then , to prove green travel ?  or are bus travellers banned from sleeping anywhere ? :) 

Yeah its a Flintstone-esque style bus where they've removed the storage from underneath so that we can all power the bus by foot! 

All i'm able to take on board is the most important thing for any journey - road beers ;) 

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8 hours ago, TheFullShaboo said:

Ill pass the message onto my friend who's driving - unfortunately i'm on the bus so cant carry it ;) 

Like your style. Full on Sherpa service. Tourists gliding in chilled and fresh....Pass the cider 🍺

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1 minute ago, Lycra said:

Like your style. Full on Sherpa service. Tourists gliding in chilled and fresh....Pass the cider 🍺

I was that Sherpa for a few years .... no more :) bloody easy now there are just 2 of us 

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http://www.interhike.com/camping.equipment.gear/products/OM_TEGDARTT34TID/vango_dart_dlx_300_pop-up_tent.html

Not from here but this if you can get cheap is great. I got one refurbished from eBay a few years back and all that is wrong now is the spring action isn't as springy....but it still goes up in 5 minutes.

Porch is great for wellies, trolley etc and it's lined. Never had it leak, the only downside and it's not really one is the porch I believe is only one skin but if you get a bit of condensation on your wellies or trolley who cares...it's nice when you push your head into it on a hot day lol.

£50 I paid for mine wheb it was £130 brand new and tbh the quality of it was ridiculous....like a new tent, the bag it came in needed some tic with a broke strap but nothing you can't fix.

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I'm looking for a new tent this year, i have a real problem with Pop up tents, great to get up, laughed at a mate who was having a mare constructing his last fest, mine was up in seconds. However egg on face come hung over Monday morning when it took me at least 45 mins to put the bloody thing in its bag! Never again. Looking for a 3/4 man tunnel tent , had one before but sort of got blown to bits at festival NO6 two years ago! I've seen one in Halfords for about £75. No doubt when i go looking it'll be sold out

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GoOutdoors have two Colman versions of the blackout festival tents on sale ATM.

3 man:  https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-blackout-3-festival-tent-p470338 at £79

4 man: https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-blackout-4-festival-tent-p470344 at £99

(Prices are with a goOutdoors discount card. However, GoOutdoors discount price with card often isn't that different to other shops discount prices anyway so if you like the look of the tent and hunt around you will get close on price).

Not sure if they are any better/worse than the Decathlon blackout tents, but they aren't pop ups so that's a plus in your case.

 

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On 1/16/2019 at 8:22 AM, DarrenVonBoathook said:

GoOutdoors have two Colman versions of the blackout festival tents on sale ATM.

3 man:  https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-blackout-3-festival-tent-p470338 at £79

4 man: https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/coleman-blackout-4-festival-tent-p470344 at £99

(Prices are with a goOutdoors discount card. However, GoOutdoors discount price with card often isn't that different to other shops discount prices anyway so if you like the look of the tent and hunt around you will get close on price).

Not sure if they are any better/worse than the Decathlon blackout tents, but they aren't pop ups so that's a plus in your case.

 

Considering one of these for myself this year, its going to be just me on my own in it, so i dont know whether to go for the 3 or 4 man, but i like having the extra space. Anyone got one that recommends them?

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