The Skyview 3 is now too small for us (as the kids are now 8 and 10 and have developed sharp elbows!) and the Diablo is great for4 days or more, but is a monster, takes some time to pitch and is really not great for a quick weekend getaway.
We are looking for a tent where you just want to throw in the car and go and then not have to spend an hour (minimum) at the other end pitchin, and one that could be carried for some semi-wild camping. We had set on a budget of maximum about £300-320, and that the tentmust be able to be puty up easily by one adult (or two kids), not weigh more than 10 kg, and ideally have two entrances/exits.
I had my heart set on a Marmot Halo 4p, but Marmot seem to have stopped selling them in the UK. I had then thought about the Marmot Limestone 6p, but it has gone up £80 since last year and it is pushing the budget too far.
I then happened upon the Wild Country Etesian 4, a new offering from Terra Nova, which uses a lightweight approach to family camping. It only has one entrace/exit, but is quite tall so that may not be an issue.
Has anyone seen one of these in the flesh? What did you think?
Does anyone have any other tent suggestions? We will mainly be camping in scotland so it needs to be a robust tent.