Oztent carry bag, not water proof??

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:40
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Hi All,

Took my new oztent for it's debut trip last weekend to the vic high country (upper Jamo Hut) went up sunday morning for an overnighter, drove through drizle all the way there with tent on roof rack, only to find apon opening that the inside of the bag was saturated, luckily due to the way the oztent is folded and rolled away the inside of the tent was dry but the outside was soaking! are there any other oztent owners out there who have found the carry bag to be poor in this area.

The tent itself was fabulous, heavy rain and strong winds didn't fase it at all

Browny
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:14

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:14
Reminds me of when I first used my black roofrack bag, bloody flash thing with zips and badges and eyelets and everything, god it looked sexy!

Rained all day, and it had about 10 mm. water laying in it. Luckily was only holding swags & tarps.

Solution..............

.......... wait for it.........

........... drain holes!!!!

Not your average drain hole, oh no, these ones have got eyelets in them!! Gotta keep up with the rest of the bag!!
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:44

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:44
Ya don't sleep in the bag so why does it need to be waterproof, LOL scotchguard it, the bag i mean.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:42

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:42
Because Oztent says it is, thats why it needs to be waterproof.
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:44

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:44
Had the same problem at Berri last weekend Browny. Water inside the bag, but didnt really cause a problem.

Cheers Peter and Lez
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 06:13

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 06:13
Thanks for the warning, will have to test ours, although when there is only the two of us it will probably always travel inside the Troopy.

Sea - Goddess
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:12

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:12
Guys - don't you think it's a bit over the top having a bubble bath in the Troopy? Betcha Mr Glind or Mr Twine have already approached you for the patent?????
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Pluto - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 09:49

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 09:49
It's not just an issue with Oztents. The carrybag for just about any tent won't be waterproof. If it causes any lasting problem, look at obtaining a weatherproof bag.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:14

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:14
Hi Everyone - I have an OZTENT and have done for about 4 years now. It has travelled on the roofrack through all sorts of weather and have yet to get any water inside. As a precaution I make sure that the zipper is facing downwards and to the rear of the vehicle.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:15

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:15
...also meant to say that we have travelled through long period of heavy rain in North QLD as well.
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Follow Up By: Browny - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:50

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:50
Thanks Pete & Others,
I sent an e-mail to oztent and they assure me that the zip is the problem, as you have suggested carry the bag with the zip on the bottom and there shouldn't be any problem................:-)

Happy Days................Browny
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:25

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:25
Desert born only put my head outside in hot weather dont have any problems with water very often

frank

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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:57

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 19:57
It's the zip that's the problem. I stow mine with the zip downwards, and the bag keeps the tent dry.

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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:43

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:43
Browny

We used an Oz tent in our trip outback last year... water was not a problem. The main prob was getting the sucker back in the bag, without wrestling the mongrel every morn. Felt like I should have been part of WWF.

Solution .... tarp in a Super bag, tent in the orig bag and toss the bloody lot in the trailer.

Dead easy

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 22:42

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 22:42
Dont know which model oztent you have, but the new ones fit back in the bag very easily.

Cheers
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Reply By: MrMagoo - Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 21:44

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 21:44
Hi,

My Wife liked the look and durrability -claims- of this tent. We are about to get kitted for travel etc. and she was going to "just buy one" but I wanted to have a look at allll the options. Hehehe, which seems kida role reversal - anyway --
1. How much are these Tents
2. Are they as good as they claim
3. How long does it take to put up?
4. Does it keep the bugs out and breeze in?
5. Can awning hitch to the side otf the car (maybe not a good idea).
6 Is the floor waterproof - is the base walled?

Hmmm.. maybe I should have started a new topic thread.

Magoo
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Follow Up By: MrMagoo - Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 21:45

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 21:45
PS any one got a Pic?
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Reply By: MrMagoo - Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 22:44

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 22:44
PPS dont worry about the pic - Oztent.com.au is fine.
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