COLE­MAN THREE-PER­SON INSTANT TENT

Getaway (South Africa) - - GEAR -

R1 599, takealot.com FOOT­PRINT 213 x 213cm CENTRE HEIGHT 117cm PACKED DI­MEN­SIONS 87 x 34 x 9cm WEIGHT 4,9kg This happy-yel­low, de­cently wa­ter­proofed tent has a pre­assem­bled frame that snaps into place, set­ting up in less than two min­utes. It breaks down just as quickly, fold­ing back up into a com­pact rec­tan­gu­lar shape for easy pack­ing. The three-man size means there’s still enough room on ei­ther side of a sprawl­ing queen-size mat­tress to stash your bags. You can’t quite stand up in­side but it still feels com­fort­able, and your head won’t brush against the ceil­ing when kneel­ing. Plus there are re­flec­tive guy lines so you can catch them in your torch at night be­fore find­ing them with your feet.

TIP If you’re on an even tighter bud­get try the High­lander Up In 2 pop-up tent. It’s de­signed more for fes­ti­vals and calm-weather use but is light­weight, folds into a flat disc shape and sleeps two com­fort­ably, but then there’s no room for bags in­side. R659, cam­pand­climb.co.za

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