A review of the Halo 73 tent from a UKCampsite.co.uk member:
Two bedrooms each accommodate three on airbeds. The one person bunk at the
back is ideal for the older child who wants their own space or it could
equally be used for storage, keeping clutter out of the bedrooms. Large
doors front and back provide easy access and the front porch opens to
provide an awning
Sized for airbeds
Sized for airbeds
Steel and fibreglass poles
Front porch opens as an awning
Cargo net storage
Pitching: This pitches inner first and was a new experience for us
as our others have been the 'up in one' type. I thought it would take longer
to pitch, but was impressed at how easy it went up. The poles are shaped so
you don't have the effort of trying to bend them into shape while trying to
fit them into pins, like on the vario. I would be confident to pitch this
with minimal help from the kids.
Sturdiness: With steel poles for the main area of the tent, it felt
very sturdy. Although it didn't get very windy which would have tested it,
the flags were flying on the vans and the tent stood firm, even though it
wasn't pegged out fully with all the guy ropes.
Space: It is supposed to accomodate 3 people in two bedrooms, 1 in
another and the option of 3 more in the living area but as is typical that
would be a squeeze. Each bedroom comfortably takes 2 single airbeds with
some room for clothing. The 1 person bedroom would take a narrow airbed but
nothing else as it better used as a storage area. The living area has
amazing height and with the windows 'open' its a light and airy space. This
could sleep 3 people easily, if not 4. The bedrooms lack head height but
often when you do have a bedroom you can stand up in there isn't always the
floor space to do so once everything's in place, so I guess it depends on
what you prefer. The porch was great and provided enough space for our
kitchen stand, a table and two chairs. We didn't bother with the extra 1m
extension as we had the gazebo on the front, but if we did it would have
provided ample cover for all the furniture.
What we liked: It rained pretty much the entire time, thurs to
sun, but nothing came through; the headroom in main area is vast and we
intend to sleep on there with kids in bedrooms where head height doesn't
matter; the porch is great and keeps everything organised and less mud
in the tent!; simple to pitch; a fantastic price at under £200 including
What we didn't like: Was colder than the 'up
as one' types but given that its the winter it wasn't cold cold, so
pretty good really (if u know what I mean); the porch is low so anyone
over 5'5 cant stand upright in it but we found that we could sit and
cook so wasn't too bad; lack of height in bedrooms but this isn't a
All in all, the road test was successful and I think this is well
worth the money for its sturdiness, ease of pitching and space. However,
must add that it is a weighty beast so no good for bikers!
I get one from?
The Wild Country Halo 73 is available from
Gear-Zone at the sale price of just £219.99 -
Prices are supplied by the supplier and are correct on the date of
publication of this article, but may be subject to future change, please
check with the supplier for current pricing.
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