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6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?


Postby JazzBerry » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:01 pm

You gave me such great tent advice last year and I ended up with a little Vango Blade 100 that I love to pieces.

I have since acquired a 6'4 boyfriend (at 5'1, it's important to have someone for those high shelves) and he'd probably appreciate something that he can fit more than his legs into.

Having our own tents is definitely an option, so if you have suggestions for a 2 person long enough for him I'd really appreciate it! Preferably though, we'll find a 3 or 4 person and can split the weight between us. Will be used for a distance walk (Great Glen Way! Oh yes, yes I am excited), canoe trips, and the occasional hike/camp on weekends.

Budget is a thing, nothing above 200 (though ideally a good chunk less). Very very happy to buy used.
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Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

Postby mrssanta » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:57 pm

i suspect this is not the answer you want but Caberfeidh could arrange to remove the lower half of your partner's legs???
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Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

Postby hbeevers » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:57 am

I'm 6'4 too. We've got a wild country hoolie that's suits me fine. Ours is the etc version with loads of storage/seating room but the standard will be a bit lighter. These are often on offer at blacks and similar for under £200, we paid £150.
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Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

Postby willsdad » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi Jazz,

It was me that suggested the Blade for your WHW trip.
Have you tried the Blade 200?
I'm 6ft and find there's loads of room.

Mine is on eBay at the moment... £90. Never used as I decided to throw money at a ultralight.
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Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:58 am

All I can say, is that tents are the least of your problems. My sister-in-law with a 6ft 5 partner has been hoping, at a now more advanced age, that they could trade in their festival tent (only ever carried in the car) for a caravan or a motorhome. Nothing is fitted out for people his size. Good luck, at least he could get a tarp and put his legs in a bin bag sticking out under the wall. :crazy: :crazy: or could he?
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Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

Postby Ben Nachie » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm

Sgurr wrote:My sister-in-law with a 6ft 5 partner has been hoping, at a now more advanced age, that they could trade in their festival tent (only ever carried in the car) for a caravan or a motorhome. Nothing is fitted out for people his size.

My new 'tent' is an Autocruise Wentworth from 2001. The bed is 6'3" x 6'11" which might be big enough for your relatives.
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Re: 6'4 and 5'1...is there a tent out there for us?

Postby thatweebirdie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:56 am

I inherited a much loved Vaude Hogan from a friend who is 6ft 4. Have a gander at them second hand, worth every penny!
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