Hello Tom, thank you for the guide and recommendations! We (my boyfriend and I) are setting off to Australia from Barcelona in December, going through the Balcans, Turkey, Iran, China, Thailand etc and would like to know what your opinion is on the MSR Hubba Hubba nx3? We are planning to camp all the way, although not sure if it will be ok in SE Asia yet but anyway.. Would this tent be good in case of cold nights and also good for hot climates?
By they way I would like to comment on the Vango Banshee 300. We used this tent on our tour from Edinburgh to Barcelona(Via Holland, Belgium, France) and unfortunately after a month the tent poles started to crack. We did tape them along the way but it was really frustrating to set the tent up in a decent shape. Also the button to hold the tent doors rolled up came off pretty soon but we stitch that with no problems afterwards. The waterproof of the tent is very very good luckily! Also shape and color are great. This is our feedback so we wouldn’t rely on it for a long term use. I’m sure for short trips is great, or maybe we have just been unlucky.
There are situations when the compartment of the battery is not at horizontal position and it has been designed for slightly vertical position. Before buying the battery you must be sure about the position of your battery compartment as the wet-cell batteries are not recommended for any other complicated positions as there is risk of acid spilling; whereas gelled, lithium or AGM marine batteries can be placed virtually at any position except upside down as it might damage the internal elements of the battery. If the position is not horizontal then it’s better not to go for a flooded battery.
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