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FIELD CANDY ORIGINAL EXPLORER TENT REVIEW

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A seriously fun tent with technical spec – the chance to stand out at festivals without your tent being ruined in bad weather.

PRICE  £ 399

 

KEY FEATURES

  • A-frame construction
  • 5,000mm hydrostatic head
  • Breathable inner tent
  • Front porch for storage
  • Dozens of eye-catching designs

WHO’S IT FOR?
Campers and festival-goers with a sense of humour and style

WHAT’S IT LIKE?
Field Candy tents have been around for a few years with their eye-catching designs featuring everything from watermelons and farm animals to David Bowie and Iron Maiden, and just about everything in-between. We tried out the “World’s Smallest Pub” design, which can be personalised for a small additional charge. They look amazing, and are brilliant for festival camping, but don’t be tempted to dismiss them as novelty tents. Now under the ownership of the technical brand Terra Nova, Field Candy produces proper tents that stand comparison with any mainstream brand, made at its factory in Derbyshire. The simple A-frame style is a throwback to tents of yesteryear but the materials are up-to-the-minute. It might be aimed at the festival market, but this is no disposable supermarket tent. The flysheet is designed to be fire-retardant and UV resistant and has a hydrostatic head rating of 5,000mm, which basically means it’s more waterproof than most family tents. The aluminium poles are lightweight but strong and there’s a breathable inner tent that should keep condensation down. The simplicity of the design also means the tent can be pitched in less than five minutes, meaning you’ll be down at the front of the main stage while everyone else is still on the campsite.

WHAT’S GOOD?
The range of funny and stylish designs; high quality materials; easy to pitch

MORE INFORMATION
Berths 2
Packed weight 4.8kg
Packed size 60 x 20 x 25cm
Pitching time 10 mins
Style Ridge
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Steel
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 5,000mm
Height 115cm
Width 150cm
Length 240cm
Year 2019

www.fieldcandy.com