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    One man tent - Mil-Tec Recon

    My current tent is a 2-3 man, excellent stormproof and roomy but too big and heavy for one person to lug about. As a second and hopefully cheaper choice, I was considering buying a Dutch Army hooped goretex bivi but like all bivi bags, even with a hoop, it's a little too much like sleeping in a fabric coffin. Before all you hammock evangelists chip in, the places I will be going on my own don't have trees , either being higher up or out in the Hebrides. Came across this
    http://epicmilitaria.com/product.php...een-recon-tent

    which is also sold in woodland and flecktarn camo and am tempted but wondered if anyone has any first hand knowledge of them. I'd prefer it to pitch flysheet first but for the price it looks decent.
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    heavy for what it is, and pricey too I think. I have a Argos Pro action which cost 14.99 and came with alu poles and pegs which are good quality and it pitches fly first.

    Dont take my word for it tho review here

    http://www.truewayssurvival.com/foru...r-one-man-tent
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    Seen these? Bit more expensive, but lots of other benefits, including weight.

    http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/pr...8.asp?PageID=1

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    Thanks for the replies. Argos don't stock the ProAction 1 any more and what I am after is basically something larger than a bivi but with low profile and footprint, which won't get used that often so does'nt cost an awful lot. I had looked at the Snugpak Stratosphere and similar but they don't appear to be long enough for the 6'5'' of me.
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    When I used to work for Cotswold back in the 90's we used to sell loads of Vau De Hogan tents. They were roomy for one, big enough for 2 and pitched with the fly and inner attached together. The ends of the poles locked in place and the whole lot hung from the poles. 2 of us could start with one in its sack and pitch it without guy lines in 55 seconds. In a down pour that's a real life saver. You should try getting one on that auction website. I still have mine and have lent it out to friends who need a good tent for up in the mountains.
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    This is pretty good for the price! Maybe a bit more than you want to spend though.

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/north-ri...l-tent-p188783

    I had a look at it yesterday and it is almost like a small baker tent when the side is opened up..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbcrusher View Post
    This is pretty good for the price! Maybe a bit more than you want to spend though.

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/north-ri...l-tent-p188783

    I had a look at it yesterday and it is almost like a small baker tent when the side is opened up..
    Now that does look interesting. Thanks!
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    How about one of these?

    http://www.silvermans.co.uk/ProductD...0/Default.aspx

    Lots of tent reviews here :
    http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/

    Can personally recommend the Gelert Solo - it is a bit low, but better than an hooped bivi, good in bad weather, good reviews and with a very small tarp, can be very versatile. Might be a bit short if a you are a tall person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by claverhouse View Post
    My current tent is a 2-3 man, excellent stormproof and roomy but too big and heavy for one person to lug about. As a second and hopefully cheaper choice, I was considering buying a Dutch Army hooped goretex bivi but like all bivi bags, even with a hoop, it's a little too much like sleeping in a fabric coffin. Before all you hammock evangelists chip in, the places I will be going on my own don't have trees , either being higher up or out in the Hebrides. Came across this
    http://epicmilitaria.com/product.php...een-recon-tent

    which is also sold in woodland and flecktarn camo and am tempted but wondered if anyone has any first hand knowledge of them. I'd prefer it to pitch flysheet first but for the price it looks decent.
    Lidl are doing some very light and pretty nifty tents for around 15.00 at the moment. I bought one last year. It has not got further than a trial in the garden but in the three days it was up it let no water in. It had hardly any weight to it and packed really small to. The only draw back that I can see is that it is single skin so you need to leave the front open a bit to stop condensation issues.

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