Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

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MarinaJohnIvy
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Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

Postby MarinaJohnIvy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:51 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANGLO-Saxon-T ... dZViewItem (if the link doesn't work, search "history-tent" seller on ebay).

They've seemed really nice and enthusiastic, and we're inclined to give them our business. Just wanted to see if anybody had any thoughts, good, bad or in between.

Being very conscious of this because I read on another list about a different tent trader with really bad workmanship and really REALLY bad customer service/attitude. I'll bet that OP wished she'd done what I'm doing!

Thanks in advance!

Marina & John & Ivy



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Re: Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

Postby Wim-Jaap » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:10 am

it's from the trader Halang in germany.
We bought tents from them and the quality is very good.
I am designing our groups new awning and it will be ordered at Halang.

http://www.halang.de/

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Re: Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

Postby MarinaJohnIvy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:05 am

Thanks for this - very helpful.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, I saw a few examples of their work, and heard other nice things, so I think we're convinced.

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Re: Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

Postby ChaseAED » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:12 pm

We met the Westernbedarf Halang people at one of the Living History Fairs, and bought a tent there and then; a ridgepole "market-style" saxon geteld as pictured on the ebay link. Not had a chance to use it an event yet, but we've practised putting it up, and it's excellent, pretty easy to erect and put away, and generously sized for the price (much bigger than we expected. The thing is massive).
The only problem we had was that the beam across the top of our tent is too big even for a large 4x4. The tent people helpfully sawed it in half for us so we could get it home, then we spent some time working out a versatile fixing method.
We eventually came up with having a steel rod running through the inside of the end of one beam and into the other, then wrapped in a tubular sheet of steel tightened with those heavy-duty plumber's zip-ties. Works great and it's hidden by the fabric of the tent when in place, so "looks authentic".

I'd definitely recommend this company's tents.


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Re: Anybody dealt with these tent guys?

Postby MarinaJohnIvy » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:10 pm

Oh, ridgepole is no prob - we're planning to use what we've got from the dreadful geteld we've tried to make ourselves (ask any Viking - it's infamous).

TIP for anybody who might want it: we used staircase bannisters - the mainly round but with one flat-ish side, and for sleeves connecting them we used sawn-off scaffolding poles. Seems to work a treat, so we don't mind the woodwork propping up the new tent.

Thanks for the feedback - I'm happier than ever that I went with these fellows.

M & J & I




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