Tents - Which are the best tents to travel?
That high prices not neccecary garantee good quality is know, science even very expensive brand products are made in the same factory's in Bangladesh or Chine as cheap things.
So what can one do to get life saving malaria protection on a ferry or an asphalted bag yard?
for example: High Peak tent Texel 3, red/alu, 10075, 3 persons with hooks to attache the inner tent or Grand Canyon trekkingtent PHOENIX M (3 persons), gray/ sand, 220x220x135.
Of course one can still use pegs to fix the tent so it cant be blown away during a big storm. If the weather is very hot, one can also leave the rain cover away and just use the tent to protect against malaria or dengue fever. If one sews the entrance, one don't need to carry the two not very useful front sticks anymore.
Many times i also have seen very expensive tents, were the ultra light aluminium poles have been broken. The companies have always offered free replacement, but this does not help far out in the jungle.
The water column indicating the water resistance of the tent gets faked a lot. Many shops declare different numbers for the same tent in their advertisements. Nevertheless this number is not useful at all. Using three cans of Impregnation, one can make every tent waterproof.
The only reason against iglu tents is that they are to small to park a motorbike inside ;-)
All information without guarantee!