Follow up on Jet Tent F25DX

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 12:16
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Hi,
First time user long time reader.
Just wanted to follow up with anyone who has purchased a Jet Tent F25DX. I have read quite a bit about the other tents in the range but after info in particular on the F25DX model.
Quality, size, set up/pack up, likes/ dislikes, best place to buy?
Can't find much on net besides what was posted on this forum Dec 2012.
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Rusty P
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 17:09

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 17:09
What was the thread ID of the item?
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Reply By: Rusty P - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 17:18

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 17:18
Hi the thread ID was 99687
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 17:48

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 17:48
Thanks.....
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 18:10

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 18:10
Is this the one you are referring to?
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Follow Up By: Rusty P - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:26

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:26
Hi yes kind of, that is the correct brand being Jet Tent by Oz Tent, but you need to search for this particular tent (F25DX) by name in your search engine. It is a new tent to the range and is not on some web sites.

I'm particularly interested in a review by "Agent009" as it was his thread that I followed initially.

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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 09:31

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 09:31
G'Day Rusty

Some info, but no testimonials on the following site.

F25DX Jet Tent
Size: 150(l) x 38(w) x 38(h) cms
Weight: 36kgs

Kulkyne

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Reply By: Herbal - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:09

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:09
Several months ago at our local BCF here in Nowra, they had a jet tent setup along side an RV4 Oz tent. It was not the same model that you are looking at.

I spent a good 1/2 hour comparing the two and talking to the staff about them.

For overall quality and toughness, I lean towards the RV. The jet is much lighter weight material. They both have pros and cons. The two main pros of the jet over the RV, is it packs up much smaller for transport and it has an external frame which makes it very strong in windy conditions.

The staff was telling me about one of their QLD stores that had tents setup outside. They got hit by a storm with winds of over 120kph. The jet tents were the only ones that survived the storm.

The main con of not just the jet tent but all of the quick erect tents, is that they are designed to be erected quickly !! Packing them up is a different matter ! When you get to your camp site you can be setup in just a few minutes which is good if you have been driving all day. But packing up can be quite a learning curve. If you are happy to spend more time packing up, then quick erect tents are great.

As for other brands. I think the Oztent range is about the best. Some of the other brands seem to me to be charging for their name.
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Reply By: Janders - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 13:04

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 13:04
Likes: The size suits us as a family of 4. Plenty of room to move and being 195 cm tall I can stand in the middle section. Ventilation is awesome and my wife has set it up herself in 20 mins - fully pegged. Compact for storage and fits in the back of the Pajero along with the fridge and other camp gear. Handled Fraser Is. really well, canvas not as hot as the other cheaper/rip off version found on eBay etc. Needed the space as I travel with princess's.

Dislike: Pack up is super easy BUT difficult to fit back in bag. If the bag was 5 cm longer it would make it so much easier. Also, I could see how it would be easy to rip & tear the canvas when putting it back in the bag. It is quite heavy. The fly is a bit of pain to put on after the tent is pegged out, especially in the wind, awkward really. Price, this was a sore point with the minister of finances but I expect to get 20 years of use, from 2 night stays to 20 night stays.

Overall, well suited to a family who need a bit of space. Wouldn't recommend to anyone over 55 or those with back injuries.
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Follow Up By: Rusty P - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 16:45

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 16:45
Hi thanks everyone, especially "Janders" great review. Really a 20yr tent that would be awesome, well why not other canvas tents last that long. If anyone else has some hands on experience with the tent I'd love to hear. Also best price/place to buy, best I can find is $1490.00 from Kulkyne, did read someone got it for $1290.00, any idea where?
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Rusty
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Follow Up By: Herbal - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:16

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:16
This time of year, the buyer has the advantage.

Most retailers these days will beat any advertised price from their competitors.

20 years for a canvas tent is about half to one third it's life, I would say. My "big" tent is a canvas, brand is Great Outdoors. I would have to check the receipt for exact date but it was made in either 1972 or 1974. About 40 years old and apart from some sun fading still in very good condition...Not new condition, it's had it's bumps and bruises, but I would expect at least another 10 years out of it.
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Follow Up By: Janders - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:33

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:33
'20 years for a canvas tent is about half to one third it's life'

This just put a smile on the boss' face.
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Follow Up By: Herbal - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:47

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:47
haha... :)

I know lots of ways to put a smile on the dial of the boss using canvas :) Several ways using latex :) and at least two ways using a device that requires batteries :)

To get the best longevity out of your boss, I suggest wrapping the boss in canvas and storing said boss in a dark, dry, cool place...Like the corner of a mates garage...
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Reply By: philw - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 20:07

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 20:07
Darche are about to release a range of inflatable Touring Tents that will give the other manufacturers a heart murmur or two. www.darche.com.au
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Follow Up By: Rusty P - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 21:21

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 21:21
Hey thanks everyone for your comments, thought we almost lost it there for a sec with the latex comment, but I'll keep an eye out for that thread.
Just checked the pre Xmas caravan camping show in Bris website and they are showing the Darche inflatable tent PhilW mentioned.

Rusty P
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Reply By: Agent009 - Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 08:55

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 08:55
Hi all, Agent009 here. I was mentioned as I made reference to the Jet Tent F25DX in another thread.

I purchased this tent a while ago and it's fantastic. I got it for $1299 from a small camping shop near me (which has since closed down)....I still don't know how I managed this as Tent World wouldn't budge below $1699.

But as I said, the tent is great...it's very large and sleeps our family of 5 easily. Also enough room for a "communal" room in the middle for bags, eskies etc. Only negative has already been raised and thats putting it back in the bag...I still haven't managed to fully zip up the bag yet lol. Really wish they made the bag a bit bigger and thats my only gripe.

Buy it. You won't regret it.
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