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Have a checked shirt, growing a beard...now I need to know about a good tent. Preferably one that can fit into a KTM plastic pannier. Camping in the Italian Alps early July at the LC8 rally. Suggestions anyone?
 

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Just happens that I have a nice bikers tent for sale. used for one night.

Cheapest one on e-bay £60 will take £40 posted 2nd class

Various other camping gear, all used for one night
So I guess you didn't like camping then !

Good tent - I used one of those on a trip a few years ago - small, light, and easy to put up !
 

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I've got the vango banshee 200 and a 3 season sleeping bag and a good ground mat works very well and get good sleeps without being cold

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I have a Vango Banshee 200 for sale....

And will be going to LC8 rally.... :)

The tent has been used for 2 weeks in Norway, and a long weekend at HUM rally, plus Erzberg. £45 and it's yours? Assuming I could drop it at LC8 rally, or maybe £5 postage if not. The reason I don't use it is it is a two person tent, but with wet motorbike kit I find it a bit small.
 

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I've got the vango banshee 200 and a 3 season sleeping bag and a good ground mat works very well and get good sleeps without being cold

Stevie
gotta agree with Stevie. You need a decent sleeping mat not just for comfort but for insulation from the ground and a decent sleeping bag. Get a silk sleeping bag liner to keep the inside of sleeping bag clean and if required wear some thin thermals as well. The bonus is the silk inner will remind you of your good ladies knickers!!!!
 

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gotta agree with Stevie. You need a decent sleeping mat not just for comfort but for insulation from the ground and a decent sleeping bag. Get a silk sleeping bag liner to keep the inside of sleeping bag clean and if required wear some thin thermals as well. The bonus is the silk inner will remind you of your good ladies knickers!!!!
Does it smell fishy?
 

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I've got the banshee 300, that's my touring tent, but for camping weekends I use the vango omega 350, big porch for your kit or cooking when the weather isn't great, loads of my camping mates use these omegas too, great tents.
 

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I have a Vango Banshee 200 for sale....

And will be going to LC8 rally.... :)

The tent has been used for 2 weeks in Norway, and a long weekend at HUM rally, plus Erzberg. £45 and it's yours? Assuming I could drop it at LC8 rally, or maybe £5 postage if not. The reason I don't use it is it is a two person tent, but with wet motorbike kit I find it a bit small.
This is the big decider. Small and light but big enough for panniers, wet kit etc. Will check out some pics online and get back to you.
 

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What's your budget?
Want to buy the best I can afford so no budget really, within reason. After a bit of web crawling I had in mind around £300/£400 for sleeping bag, mat and tent (if all new) since I don't plan any winter camping. Also, had a couple of good offers on here that could save a good few quid.
 

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There is no simple answer. I have several tents and sleeping bags and will use them at different times of the year, the kit I take to Faro rally in Portugal is different to that I take to the Dragon in North Wales in February.

There are any number of decent tents in your price range, Khayam or Vango, are both good but Vango will pack up smaller, I have an old style Banshee 300 great tent but mesh inner tent and not good for cold weather. Do you want or need to stand up or not, how much room do you need/want, how much do you want to spend.

But for a reccomendation

Vango Tempist 200, a Sungpak sleeping bag if you are bothered by getting a small pack bag, or an Alpkit bag if you dont mind a bit bigger and a Exped Synthmat speeping mat, I have the downmat which are great but unless you are going to use it a lot the synth ones are just as good for all but very cold weather.. You should get the tent for 150 or less about 100 for the bag and 100 for the mat, chuck in some cooking gear and get that from go outdoors, they do a great gas cooker for about 20 folds up into a plastic box tiny thing, a cheap set of pans and your good to go all up well inside your budget.
 

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I have a Vango halo 300 and its the mutts nuts as its light compact and very roomy inside and being semi geodesic you dont need to peg your guy lines unless there is a hurricane blowing. Sleeping bag is ex British army and is very warm but i must say its a bit bulky.
 
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