Sunday

Filthy Fox pop up tent


I know what you're thinking: "It's ten days until Christmas! Why are you showing me a tent?" Well, there's a very good reason for that. This is the time when I start thinking about the festival I'm going to attend this year. There's no point waiting until May when tickets have sold out! My choice is usually between Reading and Download. 2014 has Blink 182 at Reading whereas Download has Linkin Park performing Hybrid Theory. Decisions, decisions!

At least the one thing I don't need to decide on is where to get my tent. The very kind people at Filthy Fox have sent me an awesome pink pop up festival tent. It's just what I needed since my tent had to be abandoned at Download after the guy ropes broke free, sending the tent spinning down the campsite and filling up with water like a washing machine. We returned to find the stewards trying to put it back up and everything inside absolutely soaked! 


Needless to say, I'm not the best at putting up traditional tents so this pop up version is perfect for me. It comes in a thin carry case with handles so you can carry it around really easily. Anyone who's been to a festival knows there's nothing worse than carting everything to your pitch so this makes it a little easier. 

It was a lot poppy-uppier than I thought it would be. I pulled it out of the bag all ready to pop up and...

WHOOSH! It absolutely terrified me but it was certainly easy! At least I'll be more prepared next time.
 It was a lot bigger than I expected. It's a 2-man tent, and everyone knows that tents are rather optimistically sized. I was fully expecting this to fit easily on my bed. Turns out I was wrong!
It's incredibly light. Look- it balances on my head! Inside, it's got two storage pockets, rather than the usual one, which is super helpful. It also has a little air vent at the back which is fully covered by a waterproof flap so that pesky rain won't seep in and a mesh door behind the standard one. The best part, however, is that, being pop up and all, there's not that annoying hole in the roof where the poles meet. I can't testify exactly how waterproof it is but I certainly couldn't see anywhere for the rain to seep in.
 
Of course, putting it away was nowhere near as easy as putting it up! After a lot of fighting, I finally got to this stage:
However, it turns out I'd done it completely wrong and it wouldn't fit back into the bag. Luckily, I had Rich on hand to take over and, as he said, "prove that it is possible for one person to put it away". Alright, show off! 

It's a great little tent and it's only £25! Not bad if you ask me! Now, Download or Reading...?

14 comments :

  1. We could have had so much fun in that tent!x

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  2. This is exactly what I need! I've been looking for easy tents for Download! I've decided I'm going there for the weekend then Leeds for a day for Blink if I can afford it haha.
    Kloe xx
    haveacupofteawithkloe.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Your facial expression when the tent popped up was golden! I love it.
    It'd be mighty convenient!


    http://www.katielikeme.com

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    1. You should have been there when it happened!

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  4. I really want to see the outtake photos for this post hahaha!

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    1. They weren't much different to these haha!

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  5. I might be going to download last year!!! Metal festivals aren't usually my thing but LINKIN PARK PLAYING THE WHOLE OF HYBRID THEORY!? (and exactly 10 years after i first saw them and just after my 21st birthday!)

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  6. Awesome tent - like Chelsea the outtake photos of that would be great!
    If I had to chose it would be Download. I love Hybrid Theory :D

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  7. That tent looks brilliant - wish I'd had one of those when we were camping in Australia earlier this year!

    And I'd go to Reading, mainly because I'm not hardcore enough for Download...

    Laura | http://cherrysodablog.blogspot.com

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    1. You don't need to be hardcore for Download. In fact, it's the most welcoming, accepting of the major rock festivals. I find Reading is a lot snobbier!

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