Ok time for a new ‘buying stuff’ topic from me.
As the kiddos get older we’re looking at getting a tent for next year. I want to have a good idea of what to buy so that i can keep my eye on things over the Autumn/Spring/Winter for deals? Anyone know when they tend to go on offer i.e. get rid of stock in the winter when nobody is buying them, or ship them off in the spring as the new season ones land?
The primary question though is the classic ‘any recommendations?’
Vango and Coleman are the obvious contenders, with Berghaus and Outwell up there as well.
Family of 4, so assume a 5/6 man tent would be required. Any other direct recommendations on model or at least features e.g. size and shape of living areas, blackouts - are they actually any good? The Coleman Valdes 6XL seems to have good reviews on its blackout technology, and looks like a decent option, for example.
Anything else i’m forgetting about?
Next topic can then be camping trip essentials - roll mats, beds, tables, battery packs etc etc.
Oh and before you miltary lot start harping on about just needing a hatchet and a bivvy bag, i do need my family to enjoy themselves if i want them to go more than once over the next few years!! !