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MyWay roof tents

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Ive been using the MyWay tents for about 6 years now, and am sold on them 100% after using Eezi Awn and Howling Moon in Africa and Europe and being put right off them by the weight of the beasts. Then I tried MyWay and I think they are fab. Ive used them everywhere from Saharan and Subsaharan Africa through to the Outer Hebrides in rain and gales and they are extremely tough and weatherproof. Its possible to put them up / take them down as a one-man job (try doing that with a mud-caked Eezi-Awn in Kenya at the end of a long day's bush-bashing, I did - nightmare!) and their lightness is not only a factor in the area of pitching / striking camp but also in the load they put on the vehicle's rear suspension.
Breathability - I havent noticed any issues, and thats with two of us in the tent for long trips in various levels of humidity.

I have a 1.4 Evolution with a shower skirt and its wonderful. Ill be at Gaydon on the Royal Geographical Society stand - come have a chat and a look at the tent!

Another thing - when it comes to cleaning dust and grot off the tent after a few days pitched in the bush, nylon is a whole lot more easy-care than canvas - why do you think mountaineers stopped using canvas thirty years ago
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?? Hannibal ??

I don't know if either a Hannibasl roof tent is easier or my wife is a super tough cookie, but her job when we park up is to put up the roof tent. Mine is to make the tea It's a Hannibal 1.4m. She also packs it away on her own.

The longest we have been away in it is only 3 weeks, but this was in a wet October in the UK.
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Breathability - I havent noticed any issues, and thats with two of us in the tent for long trips in various levels of humidity.
This is my main issue although Paul was saying that we are the only ones to experience it.

We also have a 1.4 evolution and over a 5 week trip last April across Europe and around Morocco had a very evident condensation problem with damp walls in the mornings.

My wife and I were sleeping under a large double duvet and generally always had the side windows partly open as recommended, but found it made little difference to the condensation levels.

It actually annoys me that you have to have the windows open for ventilation, which is the last thing you want when it is blowing a gale with horizontal rain on the plains above Midelt in early April - we had a miserable night and had to put on extra clothes to get to keep warm whilst our children in the Howling Moon were all jipped up and warm in the thicker breathable walls.

I love the MyWay tent and a lot of the innovation, but just wish they could change to some sort of breathable nylon fabric so that you can sleep with the windows zipped up.

Until I can find a solution to the condensation issue (or sensible suggestions from Paul/Jan) I can't recommend them - in the meantime I would suggest going for a tent with breatherable canvas - it may be heavier and more hassle to put up and take down but you will be fitter and warmer at the end of the day and the weight difference will be marginal compared to all the other kit you are likely to be taking on your trip.
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I have the same problem with my autohome tent - it's got breatheable sides but the 'roof' is a thick PVC and the condensation is terrible, even with the side vents up. In the morning if you happen to touch the ceiling you get a nice trickle of water down your ear.
trouble is there's no inner tent like on a ground tent so I think some kind of hanging inner tent may be the answer - same material ground tent inners are made from, just smaller than the tent dimensions and hung from the rooftent poles using the kind of clips you get on those frame tent hanging bedrooms.
This should stop the condensation I reckon? shouldn't take long to knock one up with a sewing machine. Another one of those jobs I may get round to one day....
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