Dear Hiking South Africa Members,
I have recently completed the Otter Trail with my partner and we absolutely loved the experience. We are very keen to embark on some other hikes and adventures that will also be more rustic and need a tent.
The tent market is a Mine Field, and if you are like me, with a small obsession on details, technical specifications and reviews it becomes a problem
I am hoping that you could push me in the right direction, details as below:
People: 2 of us, was thinking a 3 person tent to ensure ample space.
Conditions: I am Durban based which means Drakensburg will probably be our playground – giants cup, Injasuthi etc.
Types of hikes: expect anything from single nights to multiple and also being based somewhere like Cobham where we can do multiple day hikes. I have heard that the Cederberg is also incredible so we would like to branch out and try different routes outside of KZN.
Flysheets – how does one work out what is required in terms of water resistance? More is better? is 2000mm perfectly ok?
Shape – from what I can see a Dome style tent is simple the best and worth it.
Brands – I do prefer to support Local (K-Way/First Ascent) but I will consider all.
my absolute Maximum on price is in the range of R 4500-5000
look forward to your opinions