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Kampa pro, Jormax or similar calibre windbreak recommendations requested

DrJuanKerr

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I'm considering one of the aforementioned windbreaks.

The Kapma Pro packs to 100 x 16cm and the only indication of pack size for the Jormax is this thread that doesn't give "specific" dimensions
JORMAX WINDBREAK STORAGE

It seems the "less intelligent" among our species have struggled to construct the Kampa Pro, deciding to ignore any instructions that are really easy to find on-line.

A search of Kapma Pro on the forum only returns one posting Thread 51 and there's not a lot of recent information regarding the Jormax

Does anyone have valid input they can add please? Particularly with respect to pack size of the Jormax and "usability" of either? Or, any other windbreak of similar calibre than can be recommended
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Wow!
I'm surprised I've had no replies regarding either windbreak. I would have assumed at least "somebody" would have had experience of either
 
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I had one of these type of windbreak 25yrs ago, always falling over guide ropes, loosened then it fell over. Bought a 13 pole (wooden) and used a hammer to fix in ground, no problem since
 
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I had one of these type of windbreak 25yrs ago, always falling over guide ropes, loosened then it fell over. Bought a 13 pole (wooden) and used a hammer to fix in ground, no problem since
Yes me too wooden with metal tips
Bang it in hard
 
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I ordered them both to perform a comparison

Jormax
I opted for the "Vision Top" as opposed to "Solid Colour" or "Vision"
Very simple to erect. Just insert a dome head pin in to the top of the poles then whack it with a hammer. No pegs are needed
Minimal wind felt through the "Vision component" as it's a tightly woven mesh. It feels rubberized
It "felt" more like a pet enclosure than windbreak
Seemed quite strong when erected but not 100% sure I'd be able to whack then retrieve it from a hard stand!
Just over 5" when packed down so didn't fit on the rear shelf. Would need to run the length of the vehicle and protrude through the small compartment [ski container] in the drawer

Kampa Pro
The clear panel provides ample view through
Not so obvious to erect but quite simple nonetheless.
Extremely sturdy once erected
Supplied pegs are somewhat crap considering the hefty purchase price
Angled support poles means it occupies more real estate than the Jormax
Packs down to easily fit on the rear shelf

Which did I keep?
The Kampa Pro

Why?
I didn't feel like a dog in an enclosure, It matched the VW but the main reason was packed size. Jormax were able to create a shorter pole but they felt it wouldn't work as well as full height.

In these photographs the support poles are at a quite acute angle. Later installs are more upright and therefore occupy less real estate


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