On the bandwagon

Posted by @ 1:47 pm on Wednesday 1st July, 2009.
Categories: Shiny new kit
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Like a lot of folk out there, I couldn't resist the temptation of nabbing an Argos Pro Action Hike Lite 1 Person Tent (formerly called the "Tiger Paws") while it was on offer at half-price (£24.44). I won't go into the pros and cons of this kit, as many others (including Duncan and Mac E) have already done that. What I will say is that it's a great little tent for the money. Judging by the black stripy stains on the flysheet, it seems that mine might be made out of real tiger-skin 😆

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Just in case the item disappears from the website, here's a copy of the spec:

  • 1 room.
  • 1 side door.
  • 1 air vent.
  • Attached groundsheet.
  • 2000mm hydrostatic head.
  • Taped seams.
  • Tension adjusters.
  • Quick clips.
  • Size of overall tent 300 x 120 x 105cm.
  • Size of each room 110 x 290cm.
  • Size of living space 110 x 290cm.
  • Packed size 15 x 15 x 40cm.
  • Weight 2.1kg.
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7 Responses to “On the bandwagon”

  1. PhilW says:

    Me too! As you say, for the price it's amazing. The kids can use it and if it gets trashed, no matter. I did have to take the first one back though as one of the plastic clips that connects the inner to the pole snapped - I'm not too sure how well they'll last?

  2. Martin said you had a review of this tent - which I bought a few weeks ago....

    I'd not read your blog before but just noticed that you have my blog in the list on the right. Nice one thanks.

  3. BG! says:

    Originally Posted By Chris
    Martin said you had a review of this tent - which I bought a few weeks ago....

    It's a sound purchase - not top-notch, but quite acceptable. Mine's only had a handful of nights out, so I'm not going to post a "used and abused" report just yet. Maybe just one more trip and then I'll be ready. What's your opinion of the tent?

    Originally Posted By Chris
    I'd not read your blog before but just noticed that you have my blog in the list on the right. Nice one thanks.

    You're welcome, Chris. Have you considered joining us at http://outdoorbloggers.com/index.php yet?

  4. @BG! - To be honest I've not slept in it yet. I had it with me last week on an overnighter where I was staying at a bothy, and the tent was just in case the place was full.

    Thanks for the pointer to the Forum - I've applied to join.

  5. gerald stephens says:

    my name is gerald stephens. i'm just trying to find out is this the chris cowell the did an article on carabiners in the arborist news mag in august 2008. had an accident using the plastic barrell where the plastic broke open and drop me 50 plus feet into the asphalt. would enjoy getting some opinions from you talk to you about what your concerns and your experience with this unit. i have a lawsuit and your input would be appreciated. thank yoou in advance gerald stephens

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