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Ezi Awn versus Maggilina?

Hi,

Is there anybody who has experience with both the Ezi Awn and Magiolina roof tents? Ezi Awn sureley has the looks, but how about bad weather performance?

How do they compare in warm/cold weather etc.

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No experience of the Magg.

However have used the Eezy Awn in cold and wet weather and they are fine no leaks. However they are less efficient than a conventional tent in these conditions in that there is not a full fly sheet with the insulation that that gives. Also in high winds the partial fly sheet flaps around like mad which can be annoying.

However if judged against other rooftents then I've not come across a better one and the ease of pitching them means that they beat conventional tents hands down in terms of practicality.
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I used one in Africa - in all conditions - and I can't recommend them highly enough. I have also used several other "well known" makes, and none of them was as good as the Eazi-Awn - IMHO.

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We got an Eazi Awn which is great. Did briefly look at Magiolina as quite like the concept and quicker to pitch / take down. however at 6ft 4", just not an option. Think anybody over about 5ft 10" would struggle with one.
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Compared to the Eezi Awn I think the Maggiolina is:
- at the expensive side
- takes up more space on the roof
- is slightly wider but also shorter
- easier to put up/down
- doesn't flap in strong wind (just a guess)
- doesn't attract as much attention when you use it after a party in the city of Brussels

The web is full of people admiring the Eezi Awn though. And this has to tell something. Very Little info about the Maggiolina though. Those who used it seem to be satisfied without raving about it.

Hmm. Though choice... :-)

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So far no responses from the maggiolina crowd...
I lived in one for almost 2 months, and our company recently became a dealer for autohome, the manufacturers of magiolina, overcamp and columbus
Because of it's hard shell the magiolina is always weather tight. And it is very stable in the wind. It opens and closes much faster than anything else I've seen.
On a hot night it isn't ventilated as well as most of the all-cloth tents. It does take up more room relative to sleeping area than the folding tents.
The shell is pretty hard to damage, but if you do hit a tree hard enough, field repair is just about impossible.
I think the better comparison is between the ezi awn and an overcamp. The ezi awn has a little better build quality, but I think an overcamp centered on the roof allows better weight distribution and better protection from branches.


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We found a second hand Maggiolina at a very intresting price, and have it now for a couple of weeks. Putting up and down is extremelyy easy, which is an important contribution to the comfort.

It is on the short side though. With my 1m85 it's really on the limit. I have to fit my feet and head nicely between the bars that hold up the roof.
I think for people taller then 1m80 the comfort of putting the thing up in no time doesn't outweight the reduced sleeping comfort.

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They're both very good, and I agree with the points above.

I think the Magg has the edge if you're expecting a wider variety of weather conditions, particularly in colder climates.

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If you are still looking at tents, here is a thread about many different makes of tents. Many good opinions from practical experience.

http://www.landroveraddict.com/smf/i...topic=348283.0



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We have a Magg, And love it we have used it for the last 2 years in uk, France,Spain ,Germany, Switzerland. down to -10 its quick and easy to put up take down but as mentioned it takes up more space on the rack. Verry quiet in the wind and aerodinamic saving fuel our disco still recently returned 30 mpg around scotland.
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Just remember that Eezi-Awn make an alluminium box - at a price of course.
Maybe check out their website - was a very well made piece of kit, but you get what you pay for.

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