Headed up to Fraser Island, stayed there for 6 days, came back inland through Mildura, Mungo National Park, and Little Desert National Park.
The Cooker: I ended up buying a Coleman 2 burner gas cooker. First issue I had with it is I had to purchase an adapter to connect the cooker to the cylinder. Apart from that, the cooker is great, has cooked meals for 6 people, and the wind protector seems to work quite well. Only annoying aspect of the cooker is that one of the knobs is, not loose, but not stable. The knob springs back a little when you turn it. Apart from that, for $140 it has proven itself to be a great cooker.
The Chairs: I chose to go with Primus (which are owned by Coleman I believe), the chairs cost me $90 from Anaconda and have a strong sturdy cup holder on the right, pouch below, and a big cooler/pouch on the left. Very comfortable chair and was easy to pack up, fold, etc, despite sand getting in the joints it didn't seem to jar the folding mechanism. http://www.primusaustralia.com.au/index ... 1286335050
The tent: A Coleman Overlander 4CV. http://www.colemanaustralia.com.au/gear ... -4-cv.aspx
to setup: setting up the tent takes about 10-15 minutes with one person once you have done it a few times. The poles slide in and out really easily.Very easy tent to setup, same system as most dome tents. It is really difficult to set it up perfectly (as setting it up the 10 times I did I only managed to achieve this once). Usually a little bit of the annex will show, allowing water to drop in and pool. However, just use a tea towel or sponge and it is easily cleaned outside of the annex.
Usage: In sun- This thing has about 7 different air flow ports, and trust me, it needs it. In the sun being inside this tent is like being in an oven. I had every air flow port open in the sun, but if there wasn't a breeze it could get really uncomfortable in there.
In wet- I didn't come across too much wet weather but it held its own. Was very sturdy and strong. Most of the annex remained dry, as long as the annex was facing slightly downhill (where possible) it didn't really remain an issue.
There is a lot of space inside, enough for a double mattress and some room to move around comfortable.
Sorry that this is rushed and not organised in a better fashion but I am just trying to get my general thoughts down on the equipment.
Would recommend any of this gear to people who are looking. Tent was around $214 from memory.