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I'm close to pressing click on an MSR Elixir 3, almost everything I've read is positive for the kind of camping I'll be doing. Just fancied any other opinions, if you've owned or used one, before spending the money.


With my old tents now dead I bought something cheap from Halfords for a weekend - that was money straight into the bin. I was toying with the idea of getting a Kyham Biker but the MSR has an optional 'shed' extension that really appeals.


While I'm at it, any suggestions for a camping stove?


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I've not seen this tent before.......but we've got a vango tent that we carry on the bike (well.....on Bonniebird's bike) that we've had for a few years now. It's a 3 person tent with largish porch which is ideal for storing the bike gear.......it's very similar to this one..... http://www.sportswarehouse.co.uk/vango-omega-350-tent/?m=simple&gclid=COi-uaGm0M4CFdZAGwodlC4LWw#.V7h14IpwbMI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Seems to have lasted well......and packs down to a reasonable size...... 8-)

Stove wise, we just use one of this single burner jobbies that come in a plastic carrycase.

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I have a feeling that MSR are fairly new to making Tents.. (or designing Tents and having them made in the far east.. which seems more likely)


They have been top of the pile for ultra lightweight stoves - for many years now. "The" stove for extreme backpacking/Mountaineering. Very highly rated and I would assume the Tents would be on the same kind of level.


One thing to consider.. if you're not going camping this season.. then leave off buying until late autumn into winter when the sales begin. Ive bought all my camping stuff at that time of year and saved a packet.


The makes I have used and recommend are "Robens" and "Vaude". The Rolls Royce of lightweight tents that last are "HIlleberg". (worth watching eBay for 2nd hand - but be quick, they tend to get snapped up.)

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One thing to consider.. if you're not going camping this season.. then leave off buying until late autumn into winter when the sales begin. Ive bought all my camping stuff at that time of year and saved a packet.

This is one thing weighing heavily on my mind - but is balanced by the thinking that if I don't bag one then the next import will be more expensive because of the pound's plummet. I've normally bought out of season too, veering towards just grabbing this one now tbh.

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Can't go wrong with a Vango tent in my eyes.
I've not seen this tent before.......but we've got a vango tent that we carry on the bike

 

Yup, we've had Vangos for decades - but the last one did for me because of some issues. I like the concept of not having a dark canvas, gets way too hot for me on the three days of sun we get :D

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