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Wild Country Blizzard 3 Red

Wild Country Blizzard 3 Red

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A 3 person light weight tunnel tent with extended porch, suitable for 4 season trips. The Blizzard 3 has a huge porch perfect for kit storage or useful extra space if the weather confines you to the tent.

Description

Season : 2019W OFFER

Code : TNWCB3

Weight : 0KG

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The Blizzard 3 tunnel tent has been designed for those who require solid all round performance with the minimum of weight. You can be smart and split the tent down to spread the weight between 2 or 3 of you. 

The tunnel design gives a good balance between weight and space and when coupled with Stormtex N4000Si nylon flysheet fabric results in a great lightweight tent with plenty of space.

The Blizzard 3 has a huge porch perfect for kit storage or useful extra space if the weather confines you to the tent. The 3 pole design and additional guy ropes together with the low wind profile shape ensure high stability in poor conditions.

The Blizzard 3 is an excellent option for lightweight travellers or adventurers looking for year round performance.

  • Lightweight
  • Tunnel design
  • Large porch for kit storage
  • 4 season
  • Reflective guylines
  • V16 "V" angle pegs
Care & Advice

How to Care for Your Tent

We know that purchasing a tent is a big investment, that’s why we have such a wide range of options to suit different activities, weather conditions and people, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. Taking care of your brand new tent can be the difference between heading out for an adventure in the mountains, or having to fork out for a hefty repair bill, or even worse, another replacement tent. Below are our best tips to care for your tent.

Footprint

Before even leaving the shop (or online basket) with your tent, consider a footprint. A footprint is a large water-resistant piece of material which sits underneath your tent to protect it from sharp rocks and wet ground; if this footprint gets damaged, it’s easy to replace and doesn’t cost a fortune; if your tent groundsheet gets damaged, you’ll have to spend at least twice the amount for a repair or replacement.

Don’t Abuse the Poles

The chances are your poles are made from individual aluminium sections connected by elastic; when you come to remove the poles from the tent, don’t pull them out. The best way to remove poles from their sleeve is to place the pole end against your hip and pull the fabric towards you. If you simply attempt to pull the pole out, they’ll disconnect inside, the elastic will stretch and then spring back, potentially trapping the fabric of your tent between the pole sections.

You might also be tempted to flick the poles out so that the elastic snaps them into place in a quickfire fashion. However, this is far from ideal, as if the poles don’t align when they meet, you can easily damage or weaken the end of the pole, leading to future failure which is usually on the wettest and windiest nights!

Collapse Poles From the Centre

When your poles are safely removed from the sleeve, collapse them from the centre to avoid stretching the elastic.

Stuff, Don’t Fold

You were probably told when you were in the Scouts or doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award that the best way to pack your tent away is to neatly fold it into a rectangle, the width of your storage bag, roll it around the poles and pegs and then put it all in the stuffsack. However, whilst very neat and tidy, this method of packing can create permanent creases in the fabric, weaken the waterproofing and eventually split the fabric of your tent. The best solution is to simply stuff the tent fabric into the storage bag, just like you would a sleeping bag, and pack the poles separately. Make sure to leave and end or corner at the top, so that you can easily peg it out if your next campsite is windy. The poles normally have their own stuffsack so they can be packed separately, strapped to the outside of your pack or stored inside, allowing the tent fabric to be compressed for efficient packing.

Store it Dry

Let’s assume you’ve been out with your tent and the weather has been a little on the damp side. You’ve packed your tent away when wet and now you’re back home in the warm and dry with a nice of cup of tea reflecting on your latest adventure. But what about your poor soggy tent? The worst thing you can do is to leave it packed away wet, mildew will grow and eventually rot the tent, rendering it useless. As soon as you’ve finished that cup of tea, wipe off any excess dirt and moisture with a towel, then hang the tent somewhere where it can fully air out; a nice warm spare room or a garage is perfect. Alternatively, when it stops raining, pitch the tent outside in the sunshine to dry off. Let it air for at least 24 hours and once you are sure that it is bone dry it can be packed away for storage. Note - don’t tumble dry or hang the tent over a radiator or other direct heat source.

Don’t Store in the Stuffsack

Like your sleeping bag, it’s best not to store your sleeping bag in its stuffsack unless it has to be compressed for an activity. Leave it in a large duffel bag or supermarket ‘bag for life’ in a cool, well ventilated area so it can breathe.

Avoid Tree Sap

If you’ve ever had sap on your hands, you’ll know how horrible and sticky the stuff is; it’s even harder to remove from your tent flysheet. Pitch away from trees if possible.

Don’t Leave in the Sun

The majority of tents we stock are made from nylon. Nylon is incredibly tough, lightweight and easy to care for, however it will naturally degrade if left out in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time. Try to pitch your tent in the shade or strike the tent (pack it away) during the day. Polyester tents don’t suffer from this quite as badly, but it’s still a good habit to get into.

Leave Sharp Objects Outside

Boots, cooking equipment and other sharp/abrasive objects can all be stored in the vestibule, where there is less chance of it ripping a hole in your fly or groundsheet. You may not want to pop your pet in there, but at least carry a small blanket to avoid their claws damaging your groundsheet.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Sleeps: 3

Season Rating Spec: 4 Season Backpacking

Free standing?: No (tent requires guy lines to be pitched)

Minimum Weight: 2.7Kg (5lb 15oz)Kg (5lb 15oz)

Packed Weight: 3.05Kg (6lb 11oz)Kg (6lb 12oz)

Pitch Time (estimate): 10 mins

Number of Porches: 1

Number of Doors: 1

Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together

Packed Size: 43cm x 18cm

Flysheet: Stormtex N4000Si

Floor: Waterbloc P6000

Poles: 8.5mm Superflex Alloy

Pegs: 16 Alloy "V" Angle

Guylines: 8 x Black Reflective

Inner Door: Full Mesh

Guarantee

This Wild Country product is guaranteed to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years from purchase.

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