I’d been lying in the pitch black of my tent for maybe twenty minutes when the complete quiet of this remote little site was suddenly shattered by a tumultuous roar. All around, canvas shook, as a thousand fingers simultaneously tapped on all its sides.
Awaking from my semi-sleep, I was surprised and concerned to find I had somehow wet the sleeping bag – thankfully not around the crutch – but at the bottom.
After a decade of use, our MSR tent was proving itself no longer capable of handling tropical rain. Huddled with the most important of my belongings into the center of a shrinking dry patch, I determined it definitely time to purchase a new tent…
Finding the right tent in Hong Kong
We traipsed around a few of the biggest outdoor specialists, feeling generally unimpressed with the selection of tents on offer, and the low standard of service.
That was until we met RC Outfitters’ outdoor specialist, and all-around adventure superstar, Raymond Chow. This guy is an absolute blast – very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny!
If you’re shopping for camping equipment, hiking aides, survival gear, energy bars, or outdoor clothing in Hong Kong, head to the below address in Mong Kok and speak to Raymond (don’t forget, Intrepidlee subscribers receive 15% discount).
RC Outfitters Mong Kok Address; 6/F, Oriental House, 24-26 Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Other locations; Causeway Bay, Yuen Long, Kowloon Bay, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin.
Top Tip; the Mong Kok store (where Raymond works) is tucked in an alleyway right beside Mong Kok MTR exit D3.
Kaleigh and I happily purchased the ‘camping deluxe set for two‘ (with mats, pillows, groundsheet, & tent – for $1899HKD) and have successfully been using everything very frequently over the past year.
reviewing the Triton Ultra 2 Plus (2 X person) tent
Designed to keep you comfortable in the summer, warm through winter, and dry in a monsoon.
It’s even lighter than our previous tent, while being wider inside but with a little less headroom.
A huge pro for us has been the ‘hammock attic’ (photo beside) which is rimmed with Led’s that shed the perfect light for card games on gloomy nights.
A slight con is that the pegs, which need hammering into the ground, have deteriorated and bent after a LOT of use during our first year. However, new and stronger pegs are very cheap/worth keeping spares of anyway.
Top tip: The pillows and mats (which came with our bundle) make the world of difference in sleep comfort levels (or even when lying out in the sun).
– Competition time –
Win over $100USD worth of Mother Nature’s cooking utensils!
Just over a year ago, I started Intrepidlee.com with the intent of helping others to travel and live more intrepidly.
Now, I’ve teamed up with THE Hong Kong outdoor specialists, to offer my friends everything that’s needed to start cooking out in Mother Nature’s kitchen – for FREE!
Come to my Facebook account, give the Intrepidlee page a ‘like’, then share the picture pinned to the top of my page (looks just like this one below) – simple : )
Subscribe to Intrepidlee.com for more outdoorsy competitions later this month…