Well, I Had To Try The New Enan Out, Didn’t I….

…..so with that in mind, Geoff dropped me off at Hope on Wednesday morning. My plan for a quick night out was to walk up Lose Hill, go along the Great Ridge to Hollins Cross, then drop down to Fieldhead at Edale for the night.

It was very hot.

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Now, a definite delight of Fieldhead campsite on this particular day, was the ability to purchase ice cold Cokes and Kit Kats, straight from the fridge…

The Enan was easy to put up and I was very pleasantly surprised at both the size of the porch and how much space I had spare in the inner. Plenty of room for my gear.

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After a good night’s sleep – during which I did see a shooting star on one of my nocturnal excursions – I made my way home to Hayfield via Upper Booth, Jacob’s Ladder and Edale Cross. The weather was thankfully a touch cooler, but I did feel like I was working against the clock, as lightning storms were apparently due in mid-afternoon. It’s now nearly 6pm though and they still haven’t arrived….

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About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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14 Responses to Well, I Had To Try The New Enan Out, Didn’t I….

  1. It certainly looks a nice tent Chrissie, but oh my, the price! Looks like you had an enjoyable night out. Lovely photos too.

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    • I know, they’re not cheap are they? It was one of those purchases that needed very careful handling – slip it casually into the conversation with Geoff, let it settle there a while, mention it again another day, repeat all the aforementioned several times and then finally he might fancy one too! 😀

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  2. Paul Besley says:

    Look very roomy that tent. I recently did almost the same walk and very nice too. Loved the piece.

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    • I was amazed how roomy it felt, Paul.
      It’s a lovely walk along that ridge, isn’t it, especially on a day with such wonderful views. And much less busy than you might expect. 🙂

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  3. Super! Mind … it’s a good job you came back saying you liked it, otherwise. Well … xxx

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  4. AlanR says:

    So you have the latest model in shower technology. I hear the condensation is close to Japanese water torture or is that a bit exaggerated?

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  5. surfnslide says:

    My missus and my son are up there now as well, they were camping at Upper Booth last night, suspect they might be a little soggy today. Much drier in my office at home 🙂
    Nice trip that, and a nice looking tent, cheap as well!!

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    • Walked past the site at Upper Booth yesterday, but didn’t spot them…. 😉 Unfortunately, they’ll definitely be on the soggy side today!
      Since I’m not taking my doggy on our Sweden jaunt I shan’t be needing the space I have in the Voyager tent, so decided I just had to get something a bit lighter for the trip (1.1kg as opposed to 1.5kg). And the more James has laid it on about how light his sack is going to be, the more important it seemed! 😀

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  6. backpackingbongos says:

    Did you know that Enan is Swedish for Iain?

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  7. AlanR says:

    Very similar to the Tarptent Moment but i must admit the inner door looks far better for porch use than my Moment was. You have use of the maximum height available.

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    • I don’t know any of the Tarptent range, but having used it for 7 nights on the run in Sarek now, I am really happy with it. The space is better than I thought, it was easy enough to pack my rucksack inside when it was tipping it down, and being able to take the inner out and keep it dry when breaking camp was lovely.
      There was condensation on some nights, but not on others, but even when there was I don’t really think it was any worse than what I get on my Terra Nova Voyager, I just think you might notice it more because the roof is much lower at the ends than in the Voyager.
      It didn’t cause me any problems anyway. 🙂

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