Light weight tent for family
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jun 15, 2012 5:27 AM Last Post By: BoBrunsgaard
Jun 13, 2012 4:56 AM
Light weight tent for familyI am going cycle touring with my wife and 1year old this summer in Europe. We plan on camping, we hope to find a very light two chamber tent as we think the little lady needs her own room!. Does any one have any suggestions ?
Edited by: barrabus
Jun 15, 2012 5:27 AM
1We are using a tent from Eureka, called Big Horn 3xd, that fits the bill.
You can see it at http://www.globetrotter.de/de/shop/detail.php?mod_nr=137559&k_id=0607&hot=0
It is reasonably light weight (6 kg) and offers a lot of space for the weight. There is a "family room" with ample space for three + some gear (expect that your daughter will be sleeping with you from time to time) and a small cozy kids room that snugly fits our 11-year-old with a few teddy bears, books and other stuff that he cannot sleep without. On one occasion he has slept in there with a buddy, but that is a very tight fit.
The kid's room can easily be taken down if you need some extra space for eating or playing indoors in poor weather. It is quite easy to pitch (if you leave the inner tent attached when you break it down you can pitch it all in one go with the inner tent protected, which is great if you have to pitch in rain). It is pretty rugged, with reasonable stability in high winds and has taken lots of Danish and Norwegian cold rain (and French warmer ditto) fine.
Another, slightly lighter option with standing room is the Terra Nova Laserspace (http://www.globetrotter.de/de/shop/detail.php?mod_nr=132788&k_id=0607&hot=0). It is, however, priced well outside what we considered a reasonable range.
Enjoy your trip. Camping with kids is hard and dirty work, yet some of the most fun that we have ever had :-)
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