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Friday, 14 August 2009

Back Garden Camping - Product Testing

Following our trip to the Karsten Factory - we finally managed to get out in the garden and erect one of the new Human Comfort Tents. It a 2 man cotton tent with cotton bedroom 2 exits and 3 poles.

Went up in about 5 minutes and I must say it was very toastie! Spent the night in it with our 3 year old daughter, sleeping on the new Human Comfort Self Inflating matresses. Not only are these matresses about 8cm deep, they also come with the option of a foam topper, all held in place by a machine washable cover.

The testing station at the Karsten travel store is a bed of rock - I'm not exactly light and I could not feel the rock under me.
Probably the best nights sleep on a camping matress that I have ever had.....Our daughter slept all the way through.

So far both thumbs up to this new range!!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Karsten Tent Factory Visit

Visit to Karsten Factory – 30th July - 3 Days

We were invited by Karsten to their factory in Zwaag, Holland as a thank you for starting the Karsten Tent Club. We decided to drive, catching the ferry Dover to Dunkirk and proceeded on the 3 ½ drive to Northern Holland – Arriving in Zwaag at the Hart B&B, close to midnight we were met by Danny Hazewindus from Karsten.

The next day, having hired bikes from the B&B to ride the 10 minutes to Hoorn, the neighboring town, we were impressed by how stunning this town was. Beautiful harbour, lots of canals and a busy feel to the modern high street.

Having met Danny for lunch, we made our way to the Karsten Travel Store, where we stunned by just how big this camping ‘shop’ was. Having toured the shop and the Karsten Factory – we then were shown the Karsten Tent Display – Simply Fantastic to see them in all their glory – colours, sizes and different combination.

In the late afternoon we were introduced to Mr. Karsten himself, who took us for a ride on the lake in his boat, to let us view the area from the water. We then had dinner with the Management team of Karsten in the most wonderful harbour house (Pictured).

It was a great trip, and we were really please to meet the Karsten Team – We came away with a boot full of the latest stock range from the Karsten Travel Store - 'Human Comfort' Camping Equipment & Accessories for us to try!