Re: Khyam tents
- From: Tim Hall <timhall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 11:43:31 +0100
On 20 Apr 2006 03:19:51 -0700, "RichardL" <rlacey@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Does anyone have any experience with using the large Khyam tents for
Scouts please? The current models would be XL Classic, XXL Classic etc.
I am interested because the frames are substantially more rigid than
the run of the mill bendy glass fibre poles.
Not directly with Scouts, but we've had one for (fx:fingers and
thumbs), must be 7 years. Doesn't time fly.
The design has changed slightly in that time. The weak point I would
see when usd with YP is the attachment of the inner tents to the fly.
This is done, as with many family sized tents, by mini- bungies and
hooks. The eyes into which these go are sewn into the fly and can be
pulled out by kids larking around (daughter had some friends in one
for a sleepover in the back garden). Repair was simple enough, with
strong thread, neddle and pliers, but I was Not Amused at the time.
We bust another one when someone toppled back on their chair. The
doors to the inners on ours are a bit prone to getting draped in the
dirt, although I think this has been addressed in lster designs. The
ground sheets are very tough.
The pole system, as you say, is much more rigid than fibre glass and
seems to stand upto to most weather (so far, touch wood). They're not
We received an instruction video with ours, showing how to put it up.
Much entertainment was had: Play video, pause, run out side, put up
bit of tent, run inside, play, pause, run outside put up next bit of
tent. Repeat until exhausted.
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