We bought a HM ground tent 3 or 4 years ago,
as our 3 x 3 m Greensport tent is 25 kgs
and although its a nice thing, too heavy to travel long time.
We took the HM tent to a test drive to Kgalagadi
and in a normal wind (no thunderstorm)
two of the carbon poles broke in less than 2 days.
We brought it back to the shop, wanted to give it back, no chance,
with moaning and grumping and discussing
(where did you go with the tent, was it very windy there?)
we finally got two new poles.
Before we left to the next trip,
we had custom made metal poles made from Christies,
expensive R 500 (I think the tent was less than that),
but till today, the tent several times sewed after baboon attacks,
the poles slightly bent from the baboons, we travel with this HM tent.
ME - Mitsubishi Pajero 1999 LWB 2,8 l Turbo Diesel
HUBBY - Mitsubishi Pajero 2002 SWB 3,2 l Diesel