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    Howzit guys?

    I'm dwindling between 5m or 6m wind breakers!
    Is that extra 1m really that big a difference given its price nearly R300 more than the 5m one?
    I really like the Tentco 5m one. And then there's Bushtec 6m. Quality difference, anyone? Thanks

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    No one?? No one got a Wind Breaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Like this?
    Lol, that's a wind cheater!

    I meant Windbreaker. Like this

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    I have the Campmor 6 metre. Although I very rarely use it I would not go for anything shorter. Incidentally they call it a Lapa.
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    I can't comment on the length nor other brands.

    We camped some time ago and my FIL has a Midas 5mt one the poles don't work well nor the flimsy ropes that come with it. Have seen the tentco one and way better in quality than the cheapy.

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    hey there

    this is my 2c

    We use them when fishing socially with the guys, as you know it can get pretty windy when near water bodies
    (bloemhof / vaal dam) which are both notorious for their wind.

    They have come in handy on a number of occasions where the wind makes it miserable to want to do anything.

    i would sometimes set it up around the entire campsite, encircling and sheltering the camp site, like a boma.

    it helps allot in my opinion, it's not a 100% full proof, wind does get through, but at least you are not facing full force of the wind
    it's helped from the wind blowing the tents and gazeebos down.
    its also helped when cooking having some shelter from the wind as well being able to sit comfortably being slightly sheltered.

    so for me its a good thing to have and it gives you privacy as a bonus should you want that.

    5-6 meter ?? due to the way i use it, i would go for the 6 meter one.
    You will be surprised how short a 6 meter one feels when you set it up and use it in real life.
    eg to cover the one side of e 3 meter tent and a 3 meter gazeebo.


    i have got the Howling Moon wind breakers and recently purchased the Campmor
    i haven't used the Campmor as yet so i can't fairly comment on it.
    i don't know the Tentco product (i assume it would be good quality)


    i have used the Howling Moon ones, the poles are CRAP, they have thin aluminium poles that bend in the wind.
    eventually the wind breaker bows over.

    i have contacted Howling Moon them to tell them this, they outright lied to me to say that this is the first they have heard about such and have never received any complaints about their product, they seemed uninterested in my claim and didn't offer to help.
    on my howling moon shadenet lapa's, i was so frustrated with them. Google for your self and you will find other complaints about the poles being junk.

    i've just upgraded the poles it had with Tentco's poles, i purchased the steel poles think it was the 19mm or 22mm (i can't remember?)
    as well as changed from the single guy ropes to the double guy ropes as well as changed the single straight peg to the anchor pegs (L shaped one's)
    so if i add that cost its almost close to a cost of R600 per wind breaker.


    Most wind breakers will come with a 80% shadnet cloth 1.5m high, usually the material is not a not a problem, the poles are and the workmanship.

    My advise is you want strong poles, good guy lines(double, to be pegged down on both sides) and anchor pegs.
    to check if the stitching is re-inforced those things take allot of pressure from the wind.

    You don't want to spend and find out you have to make your own upgrades which cost you more long run.

    hope that helps.

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    I use 1.8m square bar and 90% shade netting.

    Tie together using cable ties.

    It aint pretty but works well, way cheaper and you make them as short/long as you want.

    Should they get damaged, chuck and replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I use 1.8m square bar and 90% shade netting.

    Tie together using cable ties.

    It aint pretty but works well, way cheaper and you make them as short/long as you want.

    Should they get damaged, chuck and replace.
    Interesting. Where do you get the 90% shade net?

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    We camped for 4 months near Glentana and bought a Bushtec windbreaker. Made a huge difference and when we moved to a seafront site bought a second Bushtec windbreaker to provide shelter from winds which swung 180deg on many occasions.
    They made life much more comfortable and were well worth the extra cost in terms of build quality and ability to create a nice comfortable low breeze zone.
    Only issue that I had was with the pegs which I replaced with 300mm anchor pegs. Everything else pulled out with the strong gusts.
    I did, however, give feedback to Bushtec regarding the pegs.

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    Can't comment on 5 vs 6m, but the tentco one saved our buts camping one windy evening in Mossel Bay.

    Took it from bloody awful to just about ok sitting behind it. Certainly worth having one in the camp trailer.

    Agreed about the dodgy pegs, but I feel thats true for every peg that has ever come with a tent. I have a decent selection of various good peg types that do the trick.
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    Get one or two of these collapsible wind nets. Made by Campmaster and sold in Game.
    The poles appear flimsy but they are anchored from both sides, thus very sturdy.
    If you dont trust the ropes get nylon ski ropes . Also get proper pegs.
    The plus of these nets are that the store easy as per image attached.
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    Thanks guys for your inputs. I have bought the Tentco one.

    Bushtec goes for around R700, so I thought, if I need to I would buy another Tentco which will make it 10m for R350 more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    Get one or two of these collapsible wind nets. Made by Campmaster and sold in Game.
    The poles appear flimsy but they are anchored from both sides, thus very sturdy.
    If you dont trust the ropes get nylon ski ropes . Also get proper pegs.
    The plus of these nets are that the store easy as per image attached.
    At 6m what do those cost?
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    Hi
    I paid R 700 few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    Hi
    I paid R 700 few years back.
    For that money I would buy Bushtec from OW, same length. For some reason, I try to keep away from Campmaster, if the prices are same. No hatred towards Campmaster, I have few items, they are good for what you pay, but why not get a better quality for the same price. It's just me.

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    Yes I know it was spur of the moment buying.
    I`ve seen self made ones , shade netting come in 3 meter wide sizes, buy 6 meter lenght and cut 2 x 1.5 mtr down the middle.
    Have 5 pockets sewn in each length and buy 10 rake handles.

    There is you 2 nets for the price of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    Yes I know it was spur of the moment buying.
    I`ve seen self made ones , shade netting come in 3 meter wide sizes, buy 6 meter lenght and cut 2 x 1.5 mtr down the middle.
    Have 5 pockets sewn in each length and buy 10 rake handles.

    There is you 2 nets for the price of one.
    Clever ideas. I actually wanted to do something like that. But figured out, cost was going to be almost the same, or may be only 100 bucks less or something. I don't have a sewing machine. So, I had to pay for that. Then the pegs, the legs etc. Oh and then add to that a carry bag.

    But agreed, self-made would be so satisfying and achieving. And you can choose your own fabric, I would have gone for 90% shadenet.
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    refer my post yesterday.
    I bought my second Bushtec Windbreaker for R 870 in Mosselbay.

    There were numerous other windbreakers, including home made at the campsite and quite a few didn't survive the easterly wind off the sea or the howling bergwind.
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    If I camp for long periods of time I just use y bar 1.8m hit it in the ground 300mm and cable tie wind breaker poles to the y bar.
    No more ropes and pegs.

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