I was thinking about what I would do with the gear in a rainstorm after yesterday’s activation and I had an idea. I noticed that Tesco are selling (in their larger stores) a cheap 2 man, single skin dome tent weighing a shade over 2kg for £7.97. Is it any good I thought?
So I went and got one and, egged on by my 5 year old daughter, put it up in the garden yesterday afternoon just before the storm. The pair of us actually sat in it during very heavy rain but then beat a hasty retreat indoors when we realized lightening was also present.
So the verdict… very quick to erect and dry as a bone… even though I would guess the hydrostatic head of the material is not much more than 1500mm, it worked fine. Had the rain been wind driven, maybe there would have been a little light spray (and maybe the odd drop though the roof vent in wind)… but it would keep the worst off.
So it’s a keeper and is the perfect addition to my comfy stool to enhance the “shandy drinking, southern softy” approach to activations as I do not have access to the notorious Bury Black Pudding.
73 Marc GØAZS