Oztent carry bag

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 21:10
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Does anyone know if the carry bag for the oztent is waterproof?

I just bought one that will live on the roof on trips.

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Reply By: steve21 - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 21:26

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 21:26
mine leaks through the zip, store it upside down on the roof rack. cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: David16 - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 21:32

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 21:32
Thanks Steve, will do.

David
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Reply By: Member - Chris and Lindsay (VI - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 22:21

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 22:21
No it's not waterproof but if you roll the tent up damp for example at least it can breath and dry out. Also it's only the floor that can get wet ithrough the bag. It's never been an issue for us in 6 years of using one. Chris.
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Reply By: Crowy's Crew - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 23:17

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 23:17
Hi David16,
I just happened to read an ad about them yesterday which stated that the bag is waterproof...hope so!
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Follow Up By: David16 - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 08:26

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 08:26
Yeah I have as well, that's why I'm a bit confused as I saw on eBay someone selling replacement "waterproof" bags.
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Reply By: Mudguard - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 09:34

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 09:34
Yep upside downs the go, we still throw a cover over to keep the bull dust out tho. have you also heard you'll need a FLY to keep the tent dry!
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Reply By: BnB2011 - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:49

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:49
Hi,

We have the RV5 and have suffered a number of storms whilst enroute to\from camping and todate the bag has remained water proof.

Its on the roof and no cover over the top and so far no leaks... heading away ths weekend and its predicted showers so if it does leak I'll let you know.

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Follow Up By: BnB2011 - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:57

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:57
And with respect to needing the fly to keep it dry, we've found that not to be true as well. We have sat out a large number of storms under our peaked roof without the need for a tarp over the top or the fly. Stays completely water proof.

The only place where I have had an issue with water was in the back right hand corner when you look at the tent from the front, as I had pulled the bottom section way to taught and was actually stretching the seam... that was my mistake :-)

What we have found is in sub 5 degree regions where there is a heavy frost or it is just bleeping cold :-), the fly does stop the condensation from forming.

We love this tent and highly recommend it to anyone. We have all the bits and bobs, delux front, peak sides, the fly and love it. Our friends are all jealous that we are always warmer or cooler (compared to the nylon\whatever tents they have) and that it takes my wife 2 minutes to have the main tent up and pegged, and 10 minutes later the sides and front is on....
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 13:01

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 13:01
hi david
simple and easy solution would be to pour /spray a bit of water over it and see whether it gets through or remains dry??
cheers
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 14:24

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 14:24
Hi David

Firstly you will be very impressed with the Oztent, they are great. Like the other replies, water will seep through the zipper and there has been times in very heavy rain when the tent floor (the only part of the tent that is exposed when rolled up) has been quite damp from rain, but really no big deal.

One home made addition that we have made is end covers that slide over both ends to keep the bag clean. The bonus is the front end that collects the insects will always be clean, but the real reason why we made the covers was to keep the zip clean from dust at the rear.

Our first trip with the tent on very dusty tracks and the zip was covered in very fine dust, that in turn made its way into the bag, resulting in the zip being very hard to open and the end of the tent covered in fine dust. Now with the covers in place, I can travel the dustiest of roads and the zip remains easy to open and the tent clean.


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Follow Up By: David16 - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 16:50

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 16:50
Great idea Stephen,

I actually have a couple of old sleeping bag type covers I might stick over the front end and load it on the rack zippers down!

David
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug G (SA) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 18:24

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 18:24
Stephen,

Can I ask if you have anything under it for support ir is it just strapped onto your roof rack?

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 20:40

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 20:40
Hi Doug

I just strap the tent to the cross bars, as the frame sits flay on the bars. It has travelled the Anne Beadell which is a test for any product and I have had no problems with it at all.



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