- West Sussex
- T6.1 Westafalia club joker
Does the Cinch have 4 doors? My Base Seconds has 2. Apart from that they are almost identical.View attachment 80279Currently enjoying our third outing with our Cinch Hub and it suits us very well. With 2 young kids we tend to use it as a bit of a dumping ground for child seats and other detritus we take with us. It allows a really quick getaway for day trips and is a useful pitch marker. With youngest asleep in the van it can be a nice ‘games room’ too by easily accommodating the outside table and 4 chairs for some drinks/games under the LED bulbs provided.
The groundsheet is fitted with a combination of Velcro tabs (8 total) and toggles (4 corners) but does need to be removed for dismantling. That’s not a chore though and fits easily into its designated bag and pocket of the main ‘sack’.
I intend to use it for only 2+ night stays personally but can confirm it is a one-man pack away in under the time it takes to play ‘eye of the tiger’ (some mates played it ‘supportively’ while I folded it away last time….).
Height wise it lines up nicely with the awning so it can be used completely independently or on any of the 3 awning sides. Colour is quite a garish match to my Cherry Red and Mrs JunglieD definitely would’ve preferred the new beige one if it was an option. Can’t deny the practicality though - it stores pretty effortlessly on the parcel shelf - it’s a ‘cinch’ because I have a S2S SIM rather than comfort mattress.
It’s clearly a copy of the discontinued Decathalon Base but there are some iterative enhancements I believe (all minor). One change that can be seen as a negative is it does require more than 4 pegs for setup (8-16 before guys - depending if you choose to peg out the doormats). I suspect that it would perform slightly better in higher winds though because the guys options are plenty.
Go for it - you won’t regret it. If it doesn’t suit then you’d get the majority of your money back on the popular auction site anyway.
I wonder why Decathlon dropped them?