Diamantina Escape Duo 240 award winning dome tent
Diamantina Escape Duo 240 award winning dome tentThe award winning Escape Duo continues to be one of our best selling weekend dome tents for its structural quality and great features in a two room dome tent.
With thoughtful design, and quality features throughout, this great tent has been a winner in the range for many years.
Recommended by Choice Magazine in their independent review of Australian dome tents - 14 tents tested and the escape duo was one of only two tents to achieve a 100% rain test score.
This is one of our best selling tents and one of the highest quality two room dome tents found in Australia.
2 rooms with a divider wall sewn in, gives privacy for adults and children. The best structured dome tent frame available, large vented windows, multiple doors, zip locks, and a premium coated flysheet. Only the best.
Diamantina Escape Duo 240 award winning dome tentThis tent is perfect for families or a couple who want a good sized bedroom and extra storage space in the living area.
The sealed bucket floor in the front room has been a favourite in the camping community for additional storage, an additional bedroom or an extra living area.
Duflex double pole frame system - this unique frame design uses a 13mm guage frame and has double the wind strength compared to many single pole tent frame systems, and is just as quick and simple to set up.
Monsoon 3000 multi treated tent fabric - One of the highest water resistant coatings possible on tents in Australia with heat sealed seams.
Great cross flow ventilation, extra reinforced peg points, storage pockets, power cord access, extra head height in the centre, 4 door entrances.
Zip locks - clips the door zips together for security - great for when you want small children to have a sleep during the day and not escape from the tent.
Internal hooks provided to hang power cords and lights inside.
Diamantina Escape Duo 240 award winning dome tentSize: 460L x 240W x 200Hcm
Pack Size: 40x30x30cm
Water Head Rating: 3000mm
Diamantina Escape Duo 240 award winning dome tent
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Diamantina Escape Duo 240 award winning dome tent"I purchased the Escape Duo from you on pre-order and it arrived a few weeks before I was due to go away with my daughters aged 2 and 5. I did a dry run of setting it up the weekend before we left and was pleased to see that it was as easy to construct as you had said and I handled both construction and pack-up on my own, with a fellow camper providing a bit of stability on one end of the cross-poles as I clipped them in during set-up a matter of a couple of minutes, during which he commented on the quality of the materials of my tent. He was also surprised at how quickly it went up.
We stayed on North Stradbroke Island for just shy of a week. During that time, we experienced winds in excess of 30kph and gusting much higher. In addition to the wind, we also had heavy, lashing downpours for two nights and light rain for two others. With the fly tied down, we barely even noticed the wind and rain. I wanted to have the canopy also for this trip (and a couple of chairs), but couldnt afford it at the time. However I will definitely be purchasing one to replace our tarp before our next trip in December and I will eventually add to our kit from your range things like a camp kitchen and other furniture.
I did a serious lot of research before I bought this tent, even looking at tents from the UK and the US/Canada. It would have been easy to go down to a chain store and buy a cheap dome tent, but I wanted something that would be easy to set up on my own and would stay put in terrible weather, as the last thing I want to do is put my kids off camping. It was well-worth the extra money (coming from a single mum who saved for a long time for this) as my girls had a brilliant time and found the crazy weather exciting because we were safe and dry.
I cant thank you enough for the time you gave me on the phone and I will happily recommend your products to anyone I know who is looking for a quality tent."
Happy camping - Megan"Hi Kangaroo Tent City team
You may remember our story about us travelling around Australia using the Diamantina Escape Duo Tent which was put up on the net as a recommendation.
We are still getting great use out of the tent: I have just calculated that we have put it up 57 times for 125 sleeps. Often (and again today) we get complements on the tent and our set up, even from caravan dwellers."
Jenny and Max"Last year we did a 3 week trip to Central Australia in a our VW Golf and a borrowed tent to find out how everyone else was travelling and what we thought would suit us best. We decided tenting suited us fine but we needed a bigger car and 2 room dome with sealed floors in both rooms. After a bit of research on internet and in camping stores we thought the Diamantina Escape Duo looked like it would suit but had to wait for the Melbourne Caravan and Camping show in March to get a look at one. (We actually bought 2, as our daughter and her husband were also in the market.)
We left Geelong 2 months ago heading across the Nullabor, up to Kalgoorlie, then back down to Esperance, around the coast as far as Exmouth, then East to Tom Price and Karajini NP, up to Port Hedland and now we are in Broome. In a couple of days we are on the move again heading for Darwin, then turn South for home and winter.
The tent has been great. We have had some pretty awful weather, with lots of rain and a bit of wind and the tent has remained perfectly dry and doesn't move in the wind at all. We are very confident in it's performance. It doesn't matter what the site is like once inside the tent we are at home. There's even room for the bikes.
The tent is very easy to erect and the colour coordinated poles and sleeves is a great idea. It usually takes us about 45 min (at holiday pace) to set up camp once we arrive. We have had to pack it up wet often, but it is usually dry within a few minutes of putting it up again. We put it on a shadecloth type mat which protects the floor (some sites are just gravel) and keeps the tent clean for pack up. We also have a smaller mat for the entrance to stop tracking grit into the tent.
There are plenty of options to maximise airflow if its hot. We have bought some poles to prop the fly out at the entrance, which has worked well. We often use a side door as it gives us a bit more room in the front if we have brought the fridge in. Have also made some bungee loops to hold the fly out front and rear to improve airflow without rolling the fly up.
The pegs supplied are really only good for your ideal campsite, of which there are few. We bought some heavier ones (6mm) to cope with tree roots, hard ground, rocks etc. (The ground is so hard at some camps they provide drills to put the pegs in. Just get some heavier pegs.) We also got some cheap plastic pegs that work well in the sand.
There are some signs of wear appearing on the main sleeve for the poles but this is not critical. Otherwise it still looks new.
We split a couple of poles a couple a few weeks ago and Justin sent some replacement sections ahead of us to collect when we arrived at Exmouth, along with some tips on fitting them, so the support has been excellent.
You can't help but check out the various tents when you camp and we now know we made an excellent choice.
When we bought the tent we also got a couple of Diamantina king size single 4wd mats. I thought we had done the wrong thing, they are so big (we are not) and quite bulky when rolled up, but they are magnificent. They pretty much fill up the bedroom, with just enough room for bags along the side. We just hold them together with a fitted sheet. Very comfy.
We would certainly recommend Kangaroo Tent City/Diamantina."