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woozle

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woozle says:

Tadpole pitching

 I've become a tent-obsessive. If I can stop dribbling and shaking enough to ask the question I have a question about the Tadpole.

Various reviews say It pitches innner first; fine. But NF say you can pitch fly only. I can't figure out how this can happen as the poles go into runners on the inner and not on the fly. Does anyone know?

Ta

 
bigdave73

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bigdave73 says:

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Def inner first woozle.

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twiglegs

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twiglegs says:

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I don't have a tadpole but one thing i'd recommend, wear sunglasses when pitching it, well if it's same as Daves.

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bigdave73

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bigdave73 says:

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twiglegs said:

I don't have a tadpole but one thing i'd recommend, wear sunglasses when pitching it, well if it's same as Daves.


 

Oi, cheeky so and so

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terrybnd

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terrybnd says:

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 Hi Woozle

Yes, the tent can be pitched flysheet only.

You need the Tadpole groundsheet protector (separate purchase).

Once you got that...you lay out the poles and place em as normal to how they stand (some string helps)

Then you throw over the flysheet and attach with the velcro strips that are on the fly to the poles.

Peg out....DONE! 

BUT......

You can't then place the inner tent within and attach that way. If thats what you were thinking.

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terrybnd

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terrybnd says:

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 It makes a spacious lightweight tarp 

But in the UK? Pah!

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woozle

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woozle says:

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 I like the tadpole. Perhaps even more than the grid and the option of sleeping only in the inner appeal. Now I know you can pitch the  outer only it  appeals even more. I like tarp camping.

Thanks guys. (Bright Orange or yellow Dave?  No need for a distress beacon anyway. Do you think i might get some free sunglasses with it from NF?)

Anyone know what the difference between the 23 and the 23 DL is, apart from price?

bigdave73

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bigdave73 says:

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woozle said:

 I like the tadpole. Perhaps even more than the grid and the option of sleeping only in the inner appeal. Now I know you can pitch the  outer only it  appeals even more. I like tarp camping.

Thanks guys. (Bright Orange or yellow Dave?  No need for a distress beacon anyway. Do you think i might get some free sunglasses with it from NF?)

Anyone know what the difference between the 23 and the 23 DL is, apart from price?


 

No sunglasses required, unless the sun is shining on it lol.

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terrybnd

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terrybnd says:

Re: Tadpole pitching

woozle said:

 I like the tadpole. Perhaps even more than the grid and the option of sleeping only in the inner appeal. Now I know you can pitch the  outer only it  appeals even more. I like tarp camping.

Thanks guys. (Bright Orange or yellow Dave?  No need for a distress beacon anyway. Do you think i might get some free sunglasses with it from NF?)

Anyone know what the difference between the 23 and the 23 DL is, apart from price?

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Not sure....I know more recent models the space in the tent is altered for that bit more space.

Plus, a window in the door.....and some more nylon on the inner and less mesh.

Thats it.

Bloody good tent and often overlooked.

For ya money and space, strength (it's got that believe me!) and weight you can't go far wrong.

Big porch, too. Bigger than a Voyager, for example.

Plus, I like the side opening entrance. Much easier getting in and out than a full frontal door. No fannying about reaching to un-hook clips/zips etc.

But it does mean you could be vulnerable to rain coming in at the top into your inner tent if opened at the top for cooking etc. But I've not really considered that a problem given the ease of entry and exit 

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Screaming Tree

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Re: Tadpole pitching

I just saw a Tadpole for £150, might think about that as a replacement

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bigdave73 says:

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Got mine off ebay, £95 brand new

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Screaming Tree

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bar steward.........

woozle

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woozle says:

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 I suppose you've all been through this and survived but it's a bloody nightmare. Hours and hours of reviews and you just make up your mind and someone says "Grid? nah, tadpole!" then someone else says, "tadpole ?, nah, voyager!" and so you start all over again. At this rate I'm goingto have to invest in a big hat and some tiddly bits of paper and fish out the winner.

Only got 10 days to make up my mind too.

 

twiglegs

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twiglegs says:

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Well i want a voyager superlight just because it's so bloody light, wouldn't be as durable as the taddy though and i'd happily use the taddy having seen them in the flesh, cracking tent.

Pity about the all mesh inner but all tents are a compromise aren't they.

 

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johndigital

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johndigital says:

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Well Ive got  a vango tempest 200 and its great, light roomy, porch, stable. just to add another slant to your predicament.

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twiglegs

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twiglegs says:

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Ah but that's a tunnel tent John, different beast.

Sat in one tuther day though in GO, nice tent but if i buy another it'll be semi geo or geo.

"Technically, Everest was quite easy, in comparison with something like Grindslow knoll, for example". - Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
bigdave73

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bigdave73 says:

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twiglegs said:

Ah but that's a tunnel tent John, different beast.

Sat in one tuther day though in GO, nice tent but if i buy another it'll be semi geo or geo.


 

Aye, much more stable than a tunnel, I wont go back to a tunnel tent now I've tried the tadpole

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