“ Manufacturer: Easy Camp / Type: Camping - 4 Man Tent „
I like the freedom of camping as you can just throw the tent into the car and off you go, most campsites have room for tents and when the sun is shining there's nothing better than heading for the beach.
This year we have been about five times and in spring this year I bought a new tent as our old one was looking the worse for wear, I bought a Easy Camp Spirit 400 Go Tunnel Tent which is a good sized four man tent and as there is only two of us there is plenty of room for us and our camping equipment in it.
The tent cost me £87.00 which is really good value, some of the two man tents were the same price so I got this one for the extra room and it isn't a lot larger to carry. the tent folds up quite smalll into a handy carrying bag which easily fits into any car boot.
With the tent you get a good explanatory information leaflet with step by step diagrams and plan to follow to help you put up the tent, the first time we put it up it took us about 30 minutes as we were finding which poles when where and following the information given, but the next few times we knew which poles went where and it took us about 15 minutes which is about the average time for getting a tent up and ready for camping. It may take a little longer if the wind is blowing.
When the tent is packed away it weights 6.7kg which is not too bad if your short of space in the car or just have a little car.
The tent is very well made with all the seams sewn and taped up for extra support and the zips are heavy duty.
It is waterproof but I wouldn't trust it in a heavy storm but it is quite adequate in a shower or short down pour as we have used it in the showery weather and it kept us and our clothes and bedding dry. The poles are the flexible type and slide into the groves provided in the tent material, these arch over to make the shaope of the tent and make it sturdy. It is fiddley at first to master, but once you have done it the first time it gets easier.
The tent once assembled is a tunnel design which is the new design on most tents now instead of the triangle tents we used to use when we were younger.
The dimentions are :-
Height: (External) 140cm
which is quite a good size for up to four people, with room at the front and back for storage. The external 3-poles mean easy and quick flysheet first pitching. The living space benefits from having an 'apron' groundsheet throughout which is attached to the inner tent and also two doorways, one front and one side - for in-out flexibility.
The flysheet is fully taped PU coated 185T polyester with a hydrostatic head of 2000mm. The inner tent is breathable polyester with sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet to the sleeping area. The frame is of fibreglass poles 9.5mm diameter.
On the whole it has been a good durable tent for us to go campin gwith and we have used it in the heat of the sun and it has kept us cool and also in showery weather, it has been worth every penny we have spent on it as it is light, comfortable and roomy and I'm sure we will be off again in it soon.