Quick set up tent Which One?

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Quick set up tent Which One?

Postby waltzingmatilda » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:31 am

Hi, We are looking for a new tent for 2 adults (kids have own tent) :+ that is easy and quick to put up. Has anybody used the 30 second tent from Oztent http://www.oztent.com.au/ it looks great and easy to put up but is it really!
The other option is the single or side pole tents with the square frame attached to the roof and push up that frame also looks easy to do. often used for bus tours.
If you have any other ideas I would appreciate any suggestions. :grin:
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Postby Kramer » Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:06 pm

I have the tourer 9 plus which is heaps of room for 2 adults plus a heap of gear, 4 pegs and then the centre pole and it is all up. The only downfall is it is a little bulky compared to nylon dome tents but the quality is awesome. You can also buy a fixture that takes out the centre pole and replaces it with 2 side poles I like it the best without the centre pole so I don't hit it while getting in and out of bed.

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Postby garbage » Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:25 pm

Out of curiosity, I had a look at the Oztent at the recent Penrith Caravan and Camping Show. It's quick to put up and take down, but I don't think there's a huge difference once you actually hammer in all the pegs and attach awnings compared to a centre pole touring tent. The problem with the Oztent is its bulky size when folded. It measures 2 metres in length even when folded so has to go on the roof. The centre pole tents are typically 1m x 1m when folded, so this at least can fit in the boot. The Oztents haven't been around long enough to make a judgement on their long term durability.

The other alternative is the Blackwolf tents though I have no experience in these. They're meant to be quick, but they look more fiddly than centre pole tents.

For the record, I use a 3m x 3m centre pole tent by COI Leisure. It takes about 5 minutes including getting the side poles in and hammering in all 12 pegs (4 pegs would be the minimum).
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Postby Blue Bravo » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:20 pm

Mrs Bravo and I just completed 3 weeks in an OzTrail 9 touring tent. We have the side pole adapter. It takes only a few minutes to peg out and lift up. It is for sleeping only as there is not a great deal of room. We regret not getting the Tourer Plus model with the extra room at the rear.
You need a tarp underneath to help with insulation and also to stop the base picking up moisture and thus having to fold up wet. :)
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Postby Kramer » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:03 pm

I must admit the Tourer 9 wouldn't have much room in it after you put in a queen mattress, but with the 9+ I have the mattress plus room for clothes bags etc and I can fit my big fridge in there as well if I want to remove it from the car.
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