Buying a tent
Replies: 42 - Last Post: Apr 4, 2013 10:11 AM Last Post By: flgirlgoesovers...
Mar 29, 2013 7:04 AM
The prices for upper-range tents here can make you faint too. I have paid less for cars.
You can get a cramped (floor measures 3 meters by 2.5 meters) 4-person tent at walmart for around $40. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-9-x-7-Tent-Sleeps-4/22630912
For $150 you can get one that is a whopping 5.3m by 3.6m (15' X 11') and includes a screened in "porch."
For a true, 4-season high-end tent, prices start at about $350 for a 1-person doggy tent and can easily go to 2-3 times that.
Mar 29, 2013 8:08 AM
31Those massive 10x15 shelters with screened porch, etc. are great if you're setting up camp and staying for a while, they provide a really comfortable living space. But if you're moving around a lot, packing it up every morning and setting up again at night will become onerous very quickly. If you're moving around daily, or nearly daily, I'd opt for something simpler (regardless of price point).
Mar 29, 2013 9:16 AM
32Man I'm opening a tent store in Denmark. Any Idea Amagerhylden why they cost so much?
Must agree with Flagstuff, if your going with a mid price tent get a simple free standing pop up tent. Somethng you can set up in a few minutes. Make sure the rain fly covers the entire tent, top to bottom. not an umbrella type that just covers just the top, they like to fly in the wind.
Might want to consider 2 mid size tents versus 1 large one. Have a great trip!
Mar 29, 2013 9:36 AM
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Mar 29, 2013 4:29 PM
38Sam's Club, affiliated with Wal-Mart, if you can find someone to invite you inside with their membership card, is selling a large-sized family tent that supposedly takes only 60 seconds to set up, and costs only $159. It also has mesh netting for hot weather. A brand I have not heard of.
I also looked at the variety of Coleman family sized tents at Target this morning -- about 5 sizes, from $100 to $200.
Mar 30, 2013 11:50 AM
39Hahaha, you guys have the funniest image of Denmark! Didn't know we had a cheese image!
I'm guessing you would be most blown away by the cyclist culture. Bikes are (also) expensive, but nothing compared to cars (a new, but small economic car will set you back appr. 25.000 USD) - which is why we don't own one.
Mar 30, 2013 1:55 PM
I thought you guys rock the cheese world!
Maybe I had Denmark and some other N. European country mixed up, but I don't think so. Oh well.
I love grilled blue cheese and turkey sandwiches, especially on rye or pumpernickel bread.
you're gonna tell me your country has something BESIDES beer and cheese and pastry? (wink)
Mar 30, 2013 3:14 PM
Apr 4, 2013 10:11 AM
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