If you follow this blog you’ll know that using a tent is always a last resort for me, but with the winter just around the corner, its put up with a tent or spend the next few months indoors (never an option).
I currently have a pretty battered Vango One Man Tent and being unsure that it’ll last another winter with me inside it, I’ve been looking to get something new. Always a firm believer that you get what you pay for, I’ve been giving the web a bashing reading any ‘real’ reviews I can find.
One of the other aspects that pump up the price is the need for a 2 man version instead of a dinky 1 man tent. This also adds (a little) extra weight and after struggling with a solo tent there’s a good reason for it.
Going down the 1 man tent in the past has been comforatble enough with a light load, although that doesnt happen very often and cramming myself, a big pack and all the electronincs I usually take up mountains into a small space is one hell of a tight squeeze (also not much room to move around once inside).
Something bigger will give me the chance to set up all my toys and have the room to use them comfortably, but this is where the price starts to rise.
So, back to the whole point of this article (and maybe a little help for me), what would you consider your upper limit for a tent you’ll only be using for yourself and only for a few months of the year?