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the back end
We clocked it at two minutes
to get up and just less than
a minute-and-a-half to get it down.
That’s how practical these tents
are to operate. Most pit tents
are relatively easy to pitch, but
Altegra’s top-of-the-line lightweight
aluminium frames have just made
life even easier. Their clever design
and sturdy construction features
hexagonal ribbed legs that are
ring-pull height-adjustable and
have increased strength due to
their cast alloy joints. Here at ADB,
we have been using one for around
seven months and we’re more than
impressed with it, fi nding only a
few negatives about a product
that is proving to be great value
for money in the marketplace.
Ring pulls and velcro straps:
Practical, easy on the fi ngers
and a logical solution. They
work well, make it a lot faster
to assemble, and save you
from sliced fi ngers.
Bag: The Pit Tent comes
in a black bag with
a double-layered design. Also
included is a small bag for
pegs and guy ropes.
Wheels: The bag’s wheels are
a great idea, but only time will
tell if they are going to hold up
over the long haul in the harsh
dirt biking environment.
Weight: With the frame
constructed from aluminium, it’s
only ever going to be lightweight.
Strength: Altegra claim you can hang
a bike off the Pit Tent, so we hung
one of our mates. With a two-year
warranty (parts and labour), we’re
quietly confi dent in their guarantee.
Colour: Is black the new white
or blue, red, green or yellow?
You decide, because
these tents are available in all
these colours to suit your taste.
Range: We have the 3m x 3m
but, if size matters, there is also
the 3m x 4.5m, 3m x 6m and a
3m hexagonal option.
WE DIDN’T LIKE
Bag tearing: We believe this is
mainly due to treatment during
transportation (in and out of
the van). The ends of the bag,
opposite to the wheels, had
ripped and worn through.
Ring-pulls on the legs: This was
the only design fault found. The
problem was that the