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2 person dome tents for tall people for car camping and short wild-camping trips

2 person dome tents for tall people for car camping and short wild-camping trips

Ok we’re going to create a little scenario here. Let’s say I’ve been looking into 2 person dome tents for tall people for car camping and short wild-camping trips. It will mainly be used solo, or solo with a dog. I’m tall. It’s for 3 seasons, possibly even 4 seasons providing the weather isn’t too crazy. The tent will be mainly used for car camping on campsites, but I might want to do the odd overnight wild camp somewhere – I want a bit of adventure!

The thing is though, I don’t just want a cheapo tent – I want something decent, that will last – and look after me in inclement weather. I’ve done my research and decided the features I want are as follows:

  • Dome tent.
  • Suitable for tall people: Perhaps an inner of 220cm+ long, 135cm+ wide and 100cm+ high, with near vertical walls. This will give plenty of room, even once the sleeping mat is in place – I don’t want my feet or head touching the end walls, nor do I want to sleep diagonally.
  • Easy to handle: 1 person can erect, and it’s easy enough for me to clean and dry after the camp.
  • Aluminium poles: These are always a better option than fibreglass.
  • Waterproof: Waterproof outer of at least 3000 HH and the floor of at least 5000 HH – this should cover most situations somewhere like the UK, providing the tent is well made with sealed seams.
  • Weight: About 2-4kg. I’m not interested in this tent being ultralight – I just want a tent that’s not too heavy for short walks into camp and perhaps one night wild camps.
  • Pitching: Ideally outer pitch first, or pitch outer and inner together. Inner pitch is ok, but outer would be much better – particularly in the UK.
  • Entrances and vestibules: Two doors, two vestibules so there’s no need to climb over the other person (or the dog) if there’s two of us. If it’s a solo camp it’s still nice to have a door at each side so I can use the door that’s away from the weather, particularly if the direction of the wind/rain changes in the night.
  • Ventilation: Plenty of mesh for ventilation and to help keep any claustrophobic feelings at bay! Mesh always makes the tent feel more spacious because the outer can be seen through it. I don’t want all mesh though – that will be too chilly at certain times of the year.
  • Budget: £100-£300 ish. I’m happy to pay the upper end of this scale if it’s worth it, but as you’ll see, there’s is also a budget tent with a very similar spec to the pricier options.
  • Available in the UK.

After hours of research I’ve got a shortlist of five tents – with one of them being at the budget end of the price range. There were many more tents that initially seemed to meet the requirements, but the devil was in the detail. Perhaps the price was too much; the reviews were poor; the poles were fibreglass; the waterproof rating simply wasn’t up to it; the inner was too small; or the end walls sloped too much for a tall person. Whatever it was, I struck them off the list. Let’s compare the specs of the five tents I found that meet most of the feature requirements above.

The tents we are comparing:

Jack Wolfskin Yellowstone II Vent

Jack Wolfskin Yellowstone II

Nordisk Otra 2

Nordisk Otra 2

Robens Lodge 2

Robens Lodge 2

Sierra Designs Meteor 3000-2

Sierra Designs Meteor 3000-2

Forceatt 2 person tent

Forceatt 2 person tent

Five 2 person dome tents for tall people for car camping and short wild-camping trips – spec comparison:

Tent

Photo

Inner dimensions

Near vertical walls

One person can erect

Poles

Waterproof rating

Weight

Fabrics

Pitching

Entrances and vestibules

Ventilation

Approx cost

Jack Wolfskin Yellowstone II Vent

L 220cm

W 150cm

H 110cm

Good

Yes

Aluminium. DAC REVERSE COMBI, 7001 T6 aluminium


Outer: 4,000mm

Floor: 10,000mm


4.09kg

Outer: Polyester 75D
Inner: Polyester 68D
Floor: Hydrofilm Polyester 150D

Inner first

2

Excellent, part mesh

£295

Nordisk Otra 2

L 225cm
W 150cm
H 115 cm

Very good

Yes

Aluminium 9.5mm (DAC NSL featherlite), green anodizing

Outer: 3,000mm

Floor: 8,000mm

3.7kg

Outer: Polyester
Inner: Breathable Polyester
Floor: Oxford Polyester

Inner first

2

Very good, all mesh

£285

Robens Lodge 2

L 225cm
W 140cm
H 100 cm

Hard to tell

Yes

Yunan Alloy #7001, T6, 8.5/9.5 mm, anodised

Outer: 5,000mm Floor: 10,000mm

3.1kg

Outer: HydroTex HD RS, 75D polyester 189T, Ripstop, Fire retardant
Inner: 68D polyester 190T, breathable
Floor: 75D polyester Taffeta 210T

Inner first

2

Good, part mesh

£190

Sierra Designs Meteor 3000-2

L 213cm
W 129.5cm
H 104 cm

Hard to tell

Yes

DAC Pressfit Aluminum

Outer: 3,000mm Floor: 3,000mm

2.04kg

Outer: 68D 190T Poly Taffeta PU WR FR CPAI84
Inner: 70% 15D Taffeta: 30% 15D No-See-Um mesh
Floor: 68D 190T Poly Taffeta PU WR FR CPAI84

Inner first

2

Excellent, 30% mesh

£240

Forceatt 2 person tent

L 225cm
W 135cm
H 110cm

Good

Yes

7001 series aluminium

Outer: 3000mm
Floor: 5000mm

2.5kg

Outer: 75D 220T tear-resistant polyester
Inner floor: 220D Oxford cloth

Inner first

2

Excellent, part mesh

£80

So there you have it – five cracking 2 person dome tents for tall people for car camping and short wild-camping trips. They might not meet all the requirements fully, but they meet the main ones. They are all pretty close in terms of spec, so it’s probably down to personal taste, and may even come down to seemingly trivial things such as tent colour. It may also come down to budget with two of the tents approaching £300 whereas the Forceatt is under £100. At the end of the day, any of these five tents should do that trick.

If you’re on a tighter budget then also check out the OneTigris Cosmitto as another great budget friendly alternative.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please do leave a comment below.

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