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Trying the Kangri
By Nicola Beeby | 24, Oct, 2011
A few days before heading to Scotland for a kayaking trip I borrowed the new Kangri tent from Alpkit. I had been looking for a “proper” tent for a while as up until now i’ve been part of the pop-up family. I was slightly nervous of a tent from a company without a history of good tents, but knowing the quality of all the other Alpkit products, I was sure this would also live up to expectations.
Having debated getting the tent out on the way up, and instead having a not so comfortable night in the back of the car, I was looking forward to a good night sleep. Wild camping it was. When we arrived it was still and dry, having rained on our way up it seemed to have cleared. So we put the tent up in the dry. It went up quickly and simply, you don’t even really need to peg it out fully, it seemed very stable.
Inside there was loads of space, everything quickly found its little ‘home” and it felt strange having so much space, being able to have kit inside with you, the perfect size for 2 people. Having settled down for the night the wind and rain started in typical Scotland style, battering us in our slightly exposed location (which was chosen of course for the view). After a quick re-shuffle with the pegs the tent hardly moved in the wind, the outer staying well away from the inner. In the morning, i’m pleased to say although very damp outside, the tent wasn’t dripping with condensation on the inside which was great.
Quick and easy to take down in the morning, and very easy to fit back in the bag, which was a pleasant change! After a good days boating, it was time to pitch up in another spot for the night, this time we pitched in the dark, after spending a little too long in the pub, but this was no problem and the tent was up in minutes.
After a couple of nights in the tent it’s great, perfect for 2 people on some kind of adventure! Just trying to decide where to take it next now!
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