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Rosewood

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New for 2018 the Rosewood is the epitome of boutique Glamping! This Tipi style tent is designed using our deluxe Poly-Cotton fabric and utilises a steel & alloy poled tied arch system which means the space inside isn’t restricted by a central pole. The Rosewood also features a pre-attached sun-canopy allowing you to enjoy the most of the summer sun. This tent is a real head turner due to it’s classic yet sophisticated design and is perfect for those who are looking to add luxury to their camping experience. More >>

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Family Poled Tents Technology
2 Year WarrantyAirZoneCable EntryDiamond Clear WindowsFire Retardant: Meets EN5912Lantern Hanging PointsMesh DoorsPowerlite Alloy 7001-T6 PolesPowerplus 22mm Steel PolesProtex TC CottonSewn-In GroundsheetTAS: Tied Arch System
  • Fully Sewn-in Groundsheet - adds to the comfort of your tent by providing a bug and draught free environment. The groundsheet is attached to the flysheet with an external storm skirt to provide all round protection.
  • Cable entry point with tidies - Zipped entry point for power cable, with touch fastener tidies
  • Lantern Hanging Points - Conveniently positioned to attach your light(s)
  • Diamond Clear windows - Maximise light and visibility
  • Oxford Ripstop Polyester Groundsheet - maximises strength and durability.
  • Covered entrance - gives a sheltered entrance to your tent, which prevents rain from dripping in to the living area
  • TC lightweight polycotton (200g per m2) - Lightweight, durable fabric. Helps to keep the tent cooler when the weather is hot, and warmer in cold conditions
  • PowerPlus Steel Poles - Steel poles are used to give maximum strength and stability in many of our tunnel tents.
  • Tied Arch System (TAS)- A patented system which makes pitching easier and provides increased living space.
  • PowerLite 7001-T6 alloy poles are lightweight, compact and durable
  • Vango AirZone - High and low level ventilation panels combine to create a comfortable flow of air through the tent. Air circulation is essential for reducing condensation
  • An expandable tent bag with an oversized wide opening makes it simpler to pack away your tent. This design also includes robust compression straps allowing you to reduce the overall pack size.
  • Line-Lok guyline adjusters - Patented guyline runners. Lightweight, easy to use and will hold firm in windy conditions
  • Pre-attached sun canopy - Provides a great place to relax outside your tent, shelter from the rain or shade from the sun or a covered space to store extra kit
  • Toggled privacy curtains - Provides privacy when required, can be rolled away when not in use
  • Two entrances have a full mesh door which provides ventilation and keeps bugs out
 
Specifications
Weight23.1kg
Pitching Time20 mins
PacksizeL72.0 x H34.0 x W34.0cm
Capacity6 Person Tent
 
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Rosewood
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New for 2018 the Rosewood is the epitome of boutique Glamping! This Tipi style tent is designed using our deluxe Poly-Cotton fabric and utilises a steel & alloy poled tied arch system which means the space inside isn’t restricted by a central pole. The Rosewood also features a pre-attached sun-canopy allowing you to enjoy the most of the summer sun. This tent is a real head turner due to it’s classic yet sophisticated design and is perfect for those who are looking to add luxury to their camping experience. More >>

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15-09-2018
Nearly perfect glamp tent but wrong colour

There are many great things to say about this tent, given my past experience of cotton canvas bell tents, tipi tents and lotus belles and also pvc/vented tarp yurtdomes (geodesic wigwams).

In terms of weight and pack size it beat them all.

In terms of cost it is near best in class (£500 from Go-Outdoors).

With respect to setup it is on par with bell tents and tipi tents - far fewer pegs (8 essential not including guys or canopy versus typically 20) but more time consuming centre-pole-less configuration (1 person can do it with the trick of the final last insertion of outer roof aluminium ring pole into steel A frame is much easier by removing closest peg to the insertion point to free up tension).

In terms of living space this is very close to a yurtdome or lotus belle - it feels bigger than a 4m lotus belle, has no centre pole like a yurtdome with the double skin roof making the walls far more vertical than a tipi tent let alone a bell tent. The double skin roof is a natural shade cover - I do not why they do not promote this clever feature. Having the two large doors open is a great feature that all but a star bell tent lack ( or a yurtdome in open arch configuration but that is very fiddly to open and close). Having two large windows are great, when the weather is bad you can still see outside but be protected.

In terms of performance the 200 g/m^s material it is more lightweight than most traditional cotton canvas tents usually from 250 g/m^s up to 340 g/m^s but in terms of build quality it feels as good as the best in class Lotus Belle albeit with lighter but clever plastic pegs and thinner guys, note that every conceivable tie and loop are included. It is not wind rated like Robens and whilst the lighter materials obviously make it a more compact and lighter pack than traditional tents, this makes it unclear how well it could perform in windy conditions. The double skin roof acting as a parachute could be an issue there. Vango recommends dropping the awning which can be rolled back and tie neatly on the main tent.

Having a fitted carpet covering the groundsheet is essential not great - as usual groundsheets is another area where Roberns and Vangos save on weight and bulk but skimp on luxury compared to traditional glamping tents. Similarly buying or making a footprint is essential. The combination of the three is still lighter and more compact than traditional heavy 540 g/m^s groundsheets (for which one needs to add coverings too anyway)

The first negative is that one of the appeals of the awning is as a rain protector to the entrance yet the doors open from the outside in and so the awning does not protect the outside of the doors well, there can be some rain ingress. Not remotely as bad as bell tents and tipi tents but not as effective as I expected given this design. Some additional material, a little triangle on the sides of the wall from a vertex on the floor to the canopy extending out a max of 30 cm on the canopy could easily solve this. It makes me wonder how well this was tested before launch.

The tent uses the Vango AirZone system, whatever that really means. I do not know how well that works in hot weather - bought this at the end of the UK festival season - but surely there should be wall vents near the sleeping area - to create air flow over the head - especially for cooling during the day? If one addition, one use the internal dividers for a darker day experience that would surely make the airflow even worse? Unlike tipi tents, there is no variable upper venting, the hot air venting through the lower outer openings in the second outer layer roof. This looks like it could create some sort of convection and possibly venturi air flow but this is not explained, I am guessing. If it was that surely Vango would extoll that as a feature, they do not just calling it "Vango's AirZone ventilation system keeps air circulating in your tent and reduces condensation". That is a very poor description and it it really were as I am guessing they should say so.

This leads to the final and most inexplicable flaw. The colour. Just about all competitors are light tan to white and this leads to an easy lighting experience at night and a naturally light day experience. This tent needs much more lighting than the equivalent lotus belle as the chocolate brown makes it very dark. During the day this makes the tent dark and being forced to open windows or doors compromises privacy. Internally and externally it is an aesthetic negative. Does this help will day cooling? I do not think so, they make no claim for this and only time will tell next year. Externally it turns an unusual and interesting design that could have been head turning and spectacular into mediocre if imposing (due to being much taller compared to bell tents) if not ugly. Is there a good reason for this, otherwise bizarre, colour - there is no explanation on their site?

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28-08-2018
A tent to make you smile

The passage of years mean that our trusty regular Outwell Yukon 6 is becoming less needed for family holidays as it's a little excessive fo just two of us (and lengthy to pitch). Our normal Vango Omega 350, although great, seems a tad small when staying away for a week or so. This being the case an alternative 'sensible' tent was sought. Ideally I wanted steel or ally frame (I've had too many leaky airbeds to trust air frames yet) but all options seemed, well, a bit dull. Whilst web-surfing, I chanced upon the 'Rosewood' and it made me smile! Although bigger than I was looking for, the 20 minute pitch time compensated for that. My wife needed convincing so we tripped out to Thurrock Go-Outdoors to see one in the flesh. We were sold - what a great looking tent! Having just returned form a weeks camping, a few observations. It's easy to pitch but the supplied instructions are rubbish! Watch the videos online to see how to do the job. If not 20 minutes, we can certainly do it in 25 minutes inc all guys. The built in extension is a little style over substance - it'll not really shelter you from much. The poly cotton material and assembly seems to be of high quality and the tent certainly has impact on the campsite. Watch opening the doors in the rain - you need to be careful to avoid a bit of water dripping in. I'd suggest full guying is necessary, I'm not sure how the Rosewood will cope in very windy conditions. As with all tepee style tents, cooler nights do mean that the tent does not keep as warm as a conventional frame tent - closing the lower vents does help though. These things aside, this is a magnificent tent for two wishing to glamp it up a bit!

BTW - we paid £499 at Go-Outdoors

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