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    Lovely tents, wonderful tents, lovely tents...la la la la - to the tune of Monty Python's Spam song ok!

    http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/201...tents-reviewed
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    Need Eddie Stobarts wagons to haul some of those heavyweight monsters, Trevor......

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    Some of the real expedition type base camp polar regions tents especially are like that though, verging on the crminally insane weight ratio, lol. Yes, definitely not for lightweighters those, but then again that be why they employ the services of them there wonderful noble Sherpas out there, meethinks!


    'How much do Sherpas make on Everest? I wondered.


    These high-altitude climbing Sherpas can apparently just earn up to $8,000 (£4,800) in the three-month Everest season, more than 10 times as much as the average wage in Nepal, which remains one of Asia's poorest nations. Even the lowest paid porters who haul supplies up to Everest base camp do better.'

    No wonder people leave them their kit as they leave the mountain after their climbs too then as well, in thanks and appreciation for Sherpering services rendered. Not really that highly paid for the danger the job of Sherpa then, is it now really!!!

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2153926/tree-pod That swag tent there again I see too.



    Big Agnes! https://thetrek.co/pacific-crest-trail/big-agnes-copper-spur-ul3/:)

    Best backpacking tents of 2017, here below at link.
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    For heavyweight, long term live in tents in cold conditions, these have a good reputation https://arcticoventent.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham O View Post
    For heavyweight, long term live in tents in cold conditions, these have a good reputation https://arcticoventent.com/
    That's interesting, I never heard of them before!Thanks for that link there, Graham.
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    You're welcome Trevor. Here's another tent manufacturer I came across recently, https://sites.google.com/site/polarbj/

    If I ever get my Ventile tent finished, there'll be another one for you list

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    Wowie, I have often heard of ventile construction tents but never as yet seen one close up and personal myself sadly. Ventile cotton is of course an old standard in jackets and the such like garment for outdoors useage. Survival Aids - the original company that is, and not the new company currently marketing things under that famous name today - made/retailed some actually really great ventile constructed outdoors trousers and jackets in the eighties and early nineties, happily I can recall.

    https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail...pper-spur-ul3/



    http://www.trailspace.com/gear/marmo...er#review37173 Nice tent from Marmot here, I think.
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    I've seen a couple of the Ventile tents used by British Antarctic Survey, a pyramid tent and an A frame ridge tent. The company who did a lot of the design, went to great lengths to produce a tough tent. The seams were twin needle double folded seams, but at the time of stitching, webbing was introduced under the seam and the whole lot was sewn together in one neat operation. Working with them, we've come up with some new designs, but time, and money is the limiting factor.

    Although Ventile is very good for sub zero temperatures, I was quite pleased with the performance of the Jamet Newberry 4000 we used on a recent trip to Sweden.
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