Looking to buy a reasonably light weight 2 person tent for under £150, and have been looking at the likes are Marmot Trail light 2 and TNF Rock 2, but they all seem to have full mesh inners. Would these be colder for use in the UK, especially when it's windy?
Appologies if this is a daft question
lol @ Grumps!
Yes, definitely. Some people on here have had mods done on meshy bits of their tents so they can velcro up a bit of proper tent material over the meshy bit if it's chilly or windy. Obviously that only works if most of the inner is proper tent material and not full mesh. I just stuff some clothes across the meshy bit of my Laser Comp if I think there's going to be a chilly breeze.
Yes... the wind can fairly whip through the mesh... and that will make them colder. That's often going to be a problem in the UK, but in some hot countries mesh inners would be a massive bonus. On the other hand, on a hot and dry pitch in Corsica some years ago with a mesh inner, every time the wind kicked up, I got blasted by a sandstorm inside my tent, and I was crunching on sand grains for days!
Thanks, that's what I thought. Might be better looking elsewhere then.
Tents with mesh inners are colder, but that's not really a deal breaker ime, apart from maybe in winter. I find it quite pleasant to have a bit of a through-draft in my tent for most of the year, providing my sleeping bag is fit for the job. I can see how being sand blasted might be unpleasant, but it's not a problem I've ever encountered.
The North Face 2 isnt all mesh BTW...the 22 is, as its for the american market.
I have the Rock 2 and made sure of this before I bought it; only the doors are mesh.
Hope this helps!
Thanks TG, that does help
I have been looking at them on you tube, and thought the 22 was the same. Do you know what the difference is between them, apart from the mesh? The fly doesn't seem to come very close to the ground, is this the case? Also, how do you rate the tent?
for what its worth i used a Trailstar this winter...tarp with plastic sheet for floor no probs is colder but good gear deals with that and alot less condensation ....roll up floor pull out pegs quick shake packed gone and even with a tent a mesh inner shud be a lot lighter...my other shelters a scarp 1 but ive have no worries of using a mesh inner tent
Have sent you a link to some more mate
Thanks for that.
I bought one today .
Great pics, by the way. Were is that?
cud i tak a guess as glen nevis and that would be steall water fall behind tent ?
Ontario is a vast adventure playground just waiting to be explored and experienced
Minimal & lightweight footwear designed to enhance your outdoors experience
Become a fan of OutdoorsMagic
Follow us on twitter
Sign up to our free newsletter
Meet partners in our forum
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk