What tent do you use?

boobook

Well-Known Member
Anybody used the Darche Urban Safari 350?

I did look at their 260 and weighed it at their office. It does look great.

They say 22kg but without the poles and additional awning, it was a shade under 17.

That would be my choice if I got another touring tent.
 

Biddo

New Member
Centre pole tent with gazebo in front, great to have the pole to pull yourself up in the morning. 1 myr × 1mtr and 20kg is a bugger though
 

tennismark

Member
Just got myself a new Darche Airvloution 6 person air inflated tent. Will be taking it on holidays shortly to test it out.
material looks strong, air poles take nothing to inflate and the size is large. Photos of set up will be shown once trip begins and the good times start rolling.
 

Coobs

New Member
I've been using the Darche Safari 260 and has been excellent. Plenty of ventilation and little condensation. Fits a queen air mattress bags either side and still room to stand up. Only gripe would be the 800x800 pack up size.
 

barcher

Well-Known Member
I've been using the Darche Safari 260 and has been excellent. Plenty of ventilation and little condensation. Fits a queen air mattress bags either side and still room to stand up. Only gripe would be the 800x800 pack up size.
I'm with you Coobs, haven't had a Darche but that centre pole design is maybe not pretty to look at but works in a Gale, doesn't get condensation, easy and quick to set up. Pack up size is not too bad, don't have to put it on a roof rack just throw it in back of the wagon.
 

Kippie

Well-Known Member
I bought the Coleman 4P instant up and took it around Oz last year. It's very easy to setup by yourself. I got rid of the standard pegs and use hardened steel pegs or sand pegs as required. Never had any problems. The tent provides good ventilation and with the fly over the top it stays fairly cool in the sun. There is plenty of room to fit two Oztrail rhino stretcher beds. With the adjustable legs you'll always have a level bed. Those beds are fantastic! Only downside is that they are rather bulky, but they're worth it.
 

Coobs

New Member
I'm with you Coobs, haven't had a Darche but that centre pole design is maybe not pretty to look at but works in a Gale, doesn't get condensation, easy and quick to set up. Pack up size is not too bad, don't have to put it on a roof rack just throw it in back of the wagon.
That's it mate, I use the A frame kit so I can get the Queen Air mattress in it, works really well. I went the Darche over the Oztrail mainly because it has gusseted windows. With everything open up there's heeps of ventilation.
 

denk

New Member
Oztent RV5 when its me, the wife and our German Shep. Otherwise I just rock an old Dune swag.
 

Gidgee

Active Member
Just bought another Blackwolf Turbo 240 Lite, this time the non-plus simply because with the kids grown up we don't need that rear area and looking to save space. Really can't fault it after years of use. We got one of the last that are lifetime warranty, so anyone wanting one maybe now is the time, however our old one had zero faults and the new one had bad stitching on one foot strap (no issues claiming it under warranty). The other insta tents are either too flimsy for wind or too heavy. If I had to I can set up the entire tent including fly/annex in under 5 mins solo these days, though usually I dawdle with a beer, pack up is as fast.
 
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