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Tinker

rated 5 of 5 stars I just bought a Black & Edgington Tinker 2-man mountain tent. And set it up in the backyard. It is amazing....from the reviews I read this tent was THE tent back in its day. And to this day would still stand beside some of the more modern tents (Eureka, North Face, Vango) and whip their asses. It is made from Egyptian cotton and repels water amazingly....Mosquitoes also stay away form this fabric for some reason I'm not sure why. I sprayed the tent for a good 5 minutes with the hose and the… Full review

Mountain Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought the tent in a Black and Edgington sale at Sidcup in 1969. The lads from the mountaineering club at Dartford Grammar picked up other types of tent. We all went off to Norway for a month on the Jostedal Icecap, mapping a surging glacier tongue (Tungsberg I recall). Then my new wife and I took off for Canada. Next summer went out to western Canada and the Rockies, along with our first child. Had a line squall in Salmon Arm. British Columbia. Only tent on the site left standing was the Mountain… Full review

Arctic Guinea ridge tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Mentioned this tent in my review of the Blacks Mountain tent. When I bought the Mountain tent for a ridiculously low price in a sale in 1969 I saw on the same day the Arctic Guinea. A classic-traditional old fashioned tent it oozed quality, character and plenty of room but it was, despite a reduction, expensive. Years later on a miserable February day I was looking through the local paper {nowt else to do} and I spyed an Arctic Guinea tent for sale at £25. I phoned the seller straight way and he… Full review

Mountain Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Picked the full unit up in a Black and Edgington sale at Sidcup in 1969. Flysheet in Protex 3 cotton and the inner tent in stormproof. A great tent that has stood up to the worst of weather during numerous summers away fron home for up to seven weeks on the trot. Have tried a geodesic "Wild Country Super Nova" and still prefer the tough old boot of the Mountain tent. It became even more useful when I adapted a Vango Mark 4 extension to fit it {a bit like a kitchen extension}. I can always drop it… Full review

Mountain Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars After much deliberation I decided to buy the Blacks "New Mountain Tent" in ventile material. The first thing that you notice is the strong stitching and re-inforcing patches and the very tough ventile fabric. Alloy poles are very well made, although I modified them to accept shock cord linking instead of nylon cord. The tunnel entrance is totally draught-free when closed and the tent is very breathable due to: a) The generous space between the inner and the "Protex" cotton flysheet. b) The tunnel… Full review

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