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    Hi All

    I have come across 2 canvase dome/bow tents which I'm considering purchasing.

    First tent was supposedly bought an airforce auction.
    It's not branded (as seller claims it is for military use) which makes me a little worried as I can't confirm if it is ripstop etc.
    As per the pics it's a 3x3m dome tent and looks very tall. Clean and looks new.
    Only downside for me is it doesn't have canvas flaps over the outside of the window.... would I be able to get flaps sewn in there?

    Second tent is made is a Seaking IBJ Bow tent (I.B Jacobs Ltd).
    It's a 3x3m dome with a massive gazebo attachment as well.
    Can barely find anything about the brand online.
    Does anyone know something about these?
    Price is really good so it's tempting. Looks clean from the pics but I am worried about buying it as I think it's probably quite an old tent.

    Thanks!

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    No pictures showing, so hard to tell about the first tent. Seaking Bows are incredibly rugged - we have just ditched ours after 30 years of hard service. The built in ground sheet floor finally wore out completely and it wasn't worth replacing. So if the Seaking is in good condition and the price is good, go for it. Big drawback is that it is very heavy as the steel frame weighs a ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    Hi All

    I have come across 2 canvase dome/bow tents which I'm considering purchasing.

    First tent was supposedly bought an airforce auction.
    It's not branded (as seller claims it is for military use) which makes me a little worried as I can't confirm if it is ripstop etc.
    As per the pics it's a 3x3m dome tent and looks very tall. Clean and looks new.
    Only downside for me is it doesn't have canvas flaps over the outside of the window.... would I be able to get flaps sewn in there?

    Second tent is made is a Seaking IBJ Bow tent (I.B Jacobs Ltd).
    It's a 3x3m dome with a massive gazebo attachment as well.
    Can barely find anything about the brand online.
    Does anyone know something about these?
    Price is really good so it's tempting. Looks clean from the pics but I am worried about buying it as I think it's probably quite an old tent.

    Thanks!
    IB Joffe were a tent maker in Roodepoort but cesed to exist a number of years ago. Some of their later Bow tents features sidewalls made from a really nice material called ten cate - like nylon but as tough as canvas, washable. If you can get it in good condition - then it would be a nice tent. Could be issues with waterproofness of such an old tent depending on how it was stored but there are products like Nuproof that should sort that out.

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Managed to find myself a decently new 3x3 howling moon tent with a canopy which I'm going to go for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Managed to find myself a decently new 3x3 howling moon tent with a canopy which I'm going to go for.
    Good choice.
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    Cooper Discoverer STT tyres, four sleeper Echo rooftop tent
    2012 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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