Which tent and camping mat

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  1. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    If I'm going to start attending a few events again I need to refresh my stuff.

    So any recommendations on a tent that's Khan Biker size but packs down smaller. Looking for something good quality that will last.

    Also any recommendations on a good mat? I have a thermarest basecamp xl, but I still find it uncomfortable and cold!
     
  2. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    About time :D
     
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Tents not too sure. Sleeping mat has to be exped down inflatable. Expensive but warm and comfy. I've got a down 9 and it's great.
     
  4. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    I use the Robbens Voyager 3.
    Smaller and lighter than the Kyam.Its a Tunnel tent so its lower than the Kyam. Its rock solid in storms,100 % waterproof even in nasty rain,got a decent size porch too. A bit lighter and packs down a lot smaller then the Kyam biker i had
     
  5. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    I,m thinking of going down the same road with a smaller tent as well.
    Been looking at the vango banshee 200.
     
  6. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Thanks all off to research those options.
     
  7. austin

    austin Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    For the Exped Downmats try Tamarack Outdoors. They always have offers on and will usually give 15-20% discount. Ask for Sally or tony and feel free to say Austin put you onto them, but not that I promised the discount just that I recommended them and that they always do a good price :).

    Tents...... SteveT has a great tent up for sale and although I have expressed interest if you want it don't wait for me to make my mind up. ( I am away at the mo and can't think about whether I want it or not properly).
     
  8. Hudders

    Hudders Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Robens Voyager tent and Exped mat.

    Can your liver cope with the alcohol :mockery22:
     
  9. boboneleg

    boboneleg Active Member Forum Supporter

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    :whistle: :drinking-10: :tongue:
     
  10. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Good question
    Wouldnt want you to end up like this :D :D

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  11. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    That a very good point.
    Its taken about 4 years to recover.

    I remember feeling a little green around the gills when we were on the isle of skye, and I'm sure it was Chad that recommended I have a rusty nail or something like that. I felt instantly better!
     
  12. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    NOOOOOO
    Dont mention Rusty nails :vomit-1:
     
  13. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Ah yes, the Nail :cool2:

    I remember introducing the Nail to Chad on the Haggis run.
    Obviously made an impression on him :lol:

    Lovely drink

    In fact, I'll think I'll make up one the now


    Slainte :beer:
     
  14. OhJ

    OhJ Active Member Forum Supporter

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    When Vader and I done the Austrian winter mountain rally ,i thought I was comfy on a therma rest. But my Lobotomised Pet German had a checkered dog blanket the ones with a reflective coating on the floor face to cover the inside of the tent and a therma rest that was luxury it was like stepping into the ritz brilliant idea.


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  15. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Vaude MK3 tent and exped down 7 mat, down sleeping bag, always a good sleep.
     

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