New Tent!

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There you are, browsing Amazon, looking at new kit that you won’t buy, you wonder how much postage is going to be, you click the buy button to go through the process to check just how much it WILL be and then…

Oooopsy

You hit the button that you think changes currency but is actually the Buy Now button.

And thats just exactly what sort of happened to me;) Well kinda.

I was wanting a new one person tent, and I had found a great deal and well…

ANYWAYS…

Here’s the tent and the offer:

Snugpak Ionosphere
A fantastic deal at that price.

What’s so great about it?

It’s small and light but pretty roomy inside and very well constructed. The material it’s made from is durable ripstop nylon. The poles are well formed strong aluminum and it even comes with it’s own repair kit! Simple and quick to put up. What’s not to like?


Not a lot really. Maybe that it pitches inner first (not always an advantage in Northern Europe) or the pegs (which are a little bit hazardous with sharp bits).


I’ve spent two nights in it so far, two very comfortable nights. 

The temperature was around 2 degrees above freezing and damp. First night was just the tent and a inflatable thermarest sleeping pad with a sleeping bag rated for -10 (apparently). It got a little chilly but not insufferable. Second night I used a good space/survival blanket and that made a big difference. 


What else about it?

It’s fun to get in and out of. But once you get used to it, it’s not too bad. What I would be tempted to do if using for extended trips is to take a small tarp and use that as well.

Would I recommend it?

Absolutely. It’s light, packs to more or less nothing and is very comfortable. 

Longer term? Well – time will tell. My feeling is that my oopsy purchase will be a bit of a winner.

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