On the beach!
Tents have been around for so long they even get a mention in the Old Testament. But although tent technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the millennia, you still need the patience of Job to put the pesky things up. A shame, because nothing beats climbing into a cosy tent after a hard day's hike or an evening spent wading around the festival campsite.
But who can be bothered with all that confusing canvas and pole-pitching palaver? We know we can't. That's why we just love the ingenious Moontent
. The clue's definitely not in the name because this nifty two-person tent simply pops open the second you release it's retaining straps. Then all you do is peg it down. Brilliant, right?
New: Now available in blue
Weighing only 2.5kg
, with a pack size of 50cm
, the Moontent is supremely portable. Featuring solid fibreglass core poles
, waterproof outer
(in 1000mm waterproof* taffeta), and integral groundsheet
, the Moontent will keep you and maybe a companion as snug as bugs in rugs.
Plus the skin has been treated to offer UPF50 sun protection
, so it’s perfect for a children’s beach shelter.
Unlike some self-pitching tents, the Moontent is free from spring-loaded sliding catches
, so you won't trap your fingers when it boings open. Even a first time camper can erect one in a couple of minutes - ideal if the rain starts pouring unexpectedly.
50cm - tiny!
Just think, with a Moontent you won't find yourself in some Fear Factor-style pickle, surrounded by poles with a faceful of fabric. Putting up the Moontent is easier than pulling your pants up
. And if you're on a campsite you can laugh at fellow campers from the comfort of your Moontent as they make total Terry Scotts out of themselves.
In fact, talking of proper carry ons and camping, isn't it time you stopped messin' about and ordered a Moontent er…tent!