We were looking a tent cheap and comfortable for our road trip by motorcycle and we found “De Aconga Osorno” tent which is Pauw Recreatie’s brand in Pauw Recreatie shopping.
De Aconga Osorno:
After started to our journey, we have started to live in a tent. We were looking for comfort first and put all our important stuff which is motorcycle gears, electronics…etc inside. We bought the tent July 2016 and could us e until July 2017. It was a 3 persons, three season tent that weight around 4 kg. We paid 100 Euro.
We used to the Pauw Recreatie’s tent a year. What is our opinion/review ups and downs about it :
It has two exits and one of them has a big storage area with a lot of space. Also, it has window to see outside easy. It is a little high which is good because we can sit easily inside and feeling like siting in a room. The tent is big therefore in the beginning it wasn’t so easy to open it alone but after a while we can manage to do this. (Inside is 190*200 cm, storage space is 95*95 cm) We used it in all circumstances on the sand, in the rain, with a wind storm. It is strong for that. When we were camping under 15 degrees we could feel cold. When it was so hot we just use inside tent. So, it is good to free standing.
When traveling by motorcycle the weight is important. Therefore it was a little heavy for bicycles or motorcycles. In 5 months, the zip problems started and they broke. We locked it one exit and keep continue other exit. Unfortunately, this one broke as well. Hooks are too thin when we used them on a hard ground they bend very fast. Also the sticks started to rust after 8 months. If the rain is so light it doesn’t mater how long rainy. But when the rain is heavy for 20-30 minutes it starts leaking.
After all these things, we didn’t keep continue with the tent. We will have a new tent soon. Maybe, you will think first that “It was less than in year, wasn’t it under the warranty?” This is a other story ;
We wrote the company all our review and ask them anything we can do? It is just eight months can be warranty or something. When we were in Nigeria they reply our email. They wanted our address to sent a new one. Actually, we got so happy for that. Second mail was saying it would arrive in 11 days. We asked to DHL number to track it. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the truck number. Waited 2 weeks. Went to DHL office to ask. They couldn’t find anything with the name and wanted a track number. Nobody reply our emails again. And we leaved from Nigeria, till today the tent never arrived to Nigeria? We glued the zip, we used a foot print to protect ourself for rain and wind. We made it to South Africa. Here we bought a new tent from a different brand, hopefully we can use this one a lot longer.