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Tent Down
« on: August 29, 2020, 10:13:47 am »
My Luxe Megahorn pointy tent suffered a snapped pole during last Tuesdays high winds.
We’d just pitched it at a site in woodhall Spa and felt rather smug about it as we’d done so while most people were either fighting to hold down their large family tents or were packing up and getting in their cars. No such fear from us as we’d used the same tent in worse weather last year in the Hebrides.
Then, about two hours after getting the tent up the main pole snapped in two.
I guess I could have scavenged a broom handle and made a splint with it and the zip-ties/electrical tape that I always carry however as my brother lives just 40 miles away I called for a rescue.

Now that I’m home I’ll write to Luxe Outdoors as hopefully they’ll send me a free replacement after hearing of the failure.

The photo below was taken the night before in rather more clement weather

IMG_20200824_192113427_HDR by Joe B, on Flickr

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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 10:57:06 am »
 :( Still, looks like you had a good camp for at least one day!
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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 11:50:07 am »
That’s a lovely tent. How is it for condensation?


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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 11:53:39 am »
That’s a lovely tent. How is it for condensation?


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Was a lovely tent, more of bivvy now!

Re: Tent Down
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 11:54:42 am »
You can also make a splint with bit of tree etc.

Re: Tent Down
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 12:57:30 pm »
Or take it in shifts to stand up and hold the damn thing.


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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 08:08:17 pm »
That’s a lovely tent. How is it for condensation?

Really good, the height and well vented peak do a good job of keeping condensation at bay.

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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 03:49:17 pm »
I would imagine that a Zefal XP4 would make a pretty good splint...
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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 03:56:32 pm »
I was camping in my vango calisto 500 family tent. Its retry damn solid with old skool metal poles but was fearing for it Tuesday night. Didn't sleep much that night

Re: Tent Down
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2020, 09:59:08 pm »
I would imagine that a Zefal XP4 would make a pretty good splint...

You know my Surly touring bike has one of those stowed beneath it's top tube but I never thought of using it as a splint.

Re: Tent Down
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2020, 10:52:51 pm »
I could have done with one of those last year, had I known it existed. We were on a Scout event and needed a tent that vaguely resembled a pyramid :-)

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Re: Tent Down
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2020, 11:38:46 am »
I think Butterfly and Clarion have two that shape and Andrewc has another.
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