I really shouldn't be buying another tent, but I am still looking for the perfect one...
So what do you think about the tent that was recommended in the latest Choice mag review? http://www.kellyscamping.com.au/p/42557 ... wning.html
and better pictures here http://www.outdoorconnection.com.au/ten ... t.html#img
I have not yet been able to find an independent review online. Outdoor Connection themselves hardly offer any info on it on their website!
The things that are winning me over are:
- easy set-up. Choice claims 10 mins, but I am quite sure it would take me longer than that. They claim it only took them 25 minutes to set up the Timbertop Geo Coleman and it still took me 30 mins to pitch my simpler Coleman after years of doing it!
- big windows and doors - good for ventilation as we do mainly summer camping
- good size for 2 people and a dog - and I actuallly quite like the idea of a one room tent after having owned one with 2 rooms. Less fiddling with zippers and stepping through doors!
- and the biggest attraction for me: the awesome awning. I would get both side panels so I can extend the awning and would not need to set up a tarp on shorter trips. That is a big time saver. Also, it is so rare to see an awning with apparently adequate run-off provisions! Most awnings I've used and seen get water pooling in them until they fall down.
The only thing I think I don't like about it is the lack of skylights. I love my skylights in my Black Wolf Mojave. But you can't have everything. The perfect tent for me has not yet been designed.