It’s a stick-up!

Posted by @ 5:15 pm on Thursday 2nd July, 2009.
Categories: Shiny new kit

The Argos Small 2 Person Teepee was also on offer at half-price (£24.44). I decreed that it would be a better alternative to the crappy beach-tents that we trash every year, so SWMBO gave the OK to grab one. Just like the Tiger Paws, it's a great little tent for the money. One pole stuck up the middle, 8 pegs (or 16 if you want it fully secure) and a detachable groundsheet make this quite a versatile bit of kit. There's plenty of privacy when closed, and excellent ventilation when open. I can see us getting a fair bit of use from this thing.

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

  • 1 room.
  • 2 doors and 2 windows.
  • 1 top air vent.
  • 2000mm hydrostatic head.
  • Taped seams.
  • Fire retardant.
  • Tension adjusters.
  • Size 150 x 270 x 270cm.
  • Height at highest point 150cm.
  • Packed size 16 x 16 x 60cm.
  • Weight 3.7kg.
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11 Responses to “It’s a stick-up!”

  1. scott says:

    I keep misreading that as the "Argos 2 Small Person Tepee." Which sounds like perfectly fair and refreshingly honest advertising.

    It does look the business though!

  2. Gordy says:

    That has to beat following the wean about with a parasol. Me buy!

    Shangri-la 3 next methinks but I can put that off a wee bit longer.

  3. BG! says:

    It's worth bearing in mind that the 4-person jobbie is also in the half-price sale at the moment - see

    The 12-person version might be a tad too heavy for convenience: 😯

  4. Gordy says:

    Nah, I'm only getting it as a sun shelter. The wee one will do.

    I'm pretty sure that the moon is more than 10 days old btw. :O) >>>>>>>>

  5. BG! says:

    Originally Posted By Gordy
    I'm pretty sure that the moon is more than 10 days old btw. :O) >>>>>>>>

    You could be right. Thanks for that - I'll sort it ASAP.

  6. Gordy says:

    But now I have nothing to complain about. 😐

  7. BG! says:

    Do you really expect me to believe that? 🙂

  8. Mike Bell says:

    Hail BG

    I had to endure a sleepover with a 9 and 12 yr old last night in my Argos 4 man teepee. It pissed down all night and not a drop of water entered.
    Luckily for me, the noise of the rain drowned out the inane conversation about game machines and other drivel small boys of that age chatter about and the effects of 4 bottles of Bombardier soon sent me off to the land of Nod.

    I used it on Anglesey last month in a big gale and other family tents [whoa... Vango Tigris way!] were being shredded.

    I have to admit I'm getting an Outwell Oregon 5 for summer campin this week as me old Venture 500 has given up the ghost, UV damage etc.

    PS; I have 2 original green Tiger Paws tents [1 lent out to bro in law], and it's a very good little tent, in fact I use it more than my Macpac Microlight as its easier to sit up in and the porch area is easier to brew up in. Obviously not the same quality of construction, but it has held up in some very windy weather.

  9. BG! says:

    @Mike Bell - Hi Mike, hope you're well. I'll be testing the Tiger Paws in the LD this weekend. If you're up Coniston way, give me a call.

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