With so much of Australia to see, don’t waste time setting up and packing up camp – make it easy with a reliable and easy-pitch Safari 260 Tent from Darche.
The Safari 260 has just one internal alloy trigger lock pole for simplicity, and the compact design makes it easy to transport. This tent is made from Darche’s high quality, proofed, 260gsm polycotton ripstop canvas which will shelter you from the harsh Australian landscape.
It also has a 2000mm waterhead rating and sealed seams to provide protection against rainy weather, and a heavy duty 320gsm PVC bucket floor to guard against the ground up. When the weather is warm, you can just open up one of the three water shedding zip up gusset windows. Or if you’re dealing with drizzly conditions, the three gusset vents allow you to still ventilate.
If you’d like some extra shade and wind protection, you can purchase zip on awnings walls separately. Or if you prefer a little more room inside the tent, you can get an optional alternative internal trigger lock A-frame. A great size for the travelling couple, or small group – the Safari 260 Tent from Darche is a fast and easy pitch tent for all your touring adventures.
I have taken this out in summer twice now, and it is solidly built and survived a summer storm with ease. All the park rangers that checked in with us really liked the setup with the optional awning side panels! It stands out of the sea of bright blue and orange tents in the camp ground by blending into the environment. With the lower vents open, it breathes very well with no hint of condensation. The optional internal A-Frame provides a gigantic internal space that's big enough to fit a queen airbed with space left over for bags. There seems to be a couple of mistakes on the description, as only the two side windows are gusseted. It is what you'd expect from a mid-range canvas tent, with some excellent small details but some lacking small details. For a tent in this price range, I'd expect reflective guy lines. The supplied guy lines are good quality though, but the extra safety of reflective lines should come as standard. The front awning poles aren't obvious to use at first, you have to twist the bottom and middle 1/3 in opposite directions to lock - the grip at 1/3 up is just a decorative plastic cover. The locking mechanism itself isn't very good, and the poles tend to collapse under load. Some knurling and stamped instructions on the poles would make them much easier to use, and a hole in the bottom feet would stop them from shooting off when the poles are collapsed down. I've decided to not use these poles at all and use fixed poles instead.
How long till these are available ?
We've just had limited stock arrive. If you're keen for one, I'd recommend getting in quick as we don't hold huge amounts of stock for this model.
Is the front awning with two poles (as shown in photo) included in the price and weight?
The removable awning and awning poles are included with the Darche Safari 260 Touring Tent and are part of the total weight.
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