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Tent Showcase: Cabanon Guadeloupe

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Bedroom inners:
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4  (more 4 berth tents)
26.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9.75/10 from 20 reviews

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20 Reviews of the Guadeloupe        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Campfairy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 30/08/2009

I would recommend this tent and find it perfect for three people. Having returned to canvas after parting with an old and much missed vw campervan, I wanted something practical but with a bit of style and easy to pitch. This tent is a dream to pitch and live in, I found it warm at night yet cool in the daytime sun with a lovely cosy atmosphere. No more flappy nylon for me, this stands up to the worst of British weather and I love the 'no inner tent' style, the open plan gives a nice spacious feel and a more traditional kind of camping.
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By: Mildgreen  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 30/08/2009

This tent is fantastic, by far the best tent I have ever used. The lack of an inner tent improves ventilation and living space, the canvas material is just magic. And it just feels inexplicably nice to live in, far superior to nylon rubbish and even traditional canvas frame tents. In the heat, it keeps you cool and in the shade, at night time it keeps you warm and cosy. Another good thing is that even with a powerful lantern on inside the tent, with the windows closed you can't tell from the outside that there is a light on: so ultimate privacy inside the tent at night-time. No-one wants a transparent tent. I can't fault this tent, it has revolutionised my camping experience.
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By: I_am_JC  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 12/01/2010

A 21st birthday present and something that I'll be using for many years to come; I love my Guadeloupe.

Very easy to pitch (once you've tied all of the guy ropes on) and once its up it feels as though it's going nowhere.

Quality of materials and build quality seem fantastic. The canvas sides are thick (and heavy) but make the tent seem so solid whilst the SIG feels strong.

The tent seemed dark when I first saw it pitched (indoors at Attwoolls) but when it was outside there was plenty of light. When in the tent it seemed a nice place to be and the layout seemed well thought out. Although it's just one area with a curtain divider the sleeping area was big enough to sleep 4 with plenty of room the other side for a small table and all the other necessary paraphernalia.

We spent most of our time outside the tent (as we always do when camping) so all cooking etc. Was done outside. However, the awning was great, both for a bit of shelter and for hanging lights from for after dark!

Being heavy cotton the tent was warm inside (though my Dad and Bro still froze on night 1. Lesson learnt, next time remember sleeping bags)!

Overall, a highly recommended tent. As I will only really be using it for trips with mates at the moment it seems the perfect size for couples/ small friendly groups, just big enough without being huge.

Oh, and it's always nice to be different!
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By: Tipsywitch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2001   Rating:   Date: 07/04/2010

I've had one of these (with the porch extension) since 1987 and it's still in excellent condition. Bought from Attwells on way up from Dorset to Scotland for its first holiday in the highlands, where it had a baptism of storm and torrential rain. Since then it's been used many times throughout Scotland, England and France and has never let me down regardless of the weather.

In 2009 I used it to live in when working at several music festivals where it attracted a lot of favourable attention, and people found it hard to believe it was over 20 years old. Will be taking it with me again this year. Would thoroughly recommend.
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By: Lawmoshdog  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2010

This is the best tent we have ever owned,well worth the 400 price bracket that we paid,bought from new,so easy to erect .

My husband drives to our destination then he relaxes while I put the tent up,simple not even 5 mins with 2 of you (it takes longer to unload the car and sort where you pitch depending on site!),within 30 mins we are relaxed and ready to enjoy our camping trip,we store our belongings in the bedroom part at the rear of the tent and can easily cope with 2 large and 2 smaller suitcases whilst the front we keep cool box,hamper shoes,food, etc on one side the other side is for the dog,(she even has her own suitcase).

In the evening if it cold or wet we sit on the carpet playing cards or what have you and still have room to manoeuvre about.

It doesn't move or rattle,whistle or leak in strong winds or torrential rain (very common in north Wales!)we have seen tents wrecked by the weather and have even offered a shelter for those unfortunate people,who have all said that they would be purchasing a decent tent like the Guadeloupe not the plastic rain mac they had that had just been totally destroyed.

We will have many more years worth of happy camping with our Guadeloupe and would/have no problem recommending this tent to people asking us about it,as so many have.One couple were so impressed they took photos of it at the new forest and told us that in all of the sites they visited they hadn't seen another canvas tent and took our picture with it.They were going to go and buy one that week.
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By: Jill Claye  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 20/07/2010

We have just purchased a Cabanon Guadeloupe and pitched it in our garden to rainproof it. As the photo shows it can be pitched on uneven ground. The tent does have external curtains that zip down to prevent wind being blown in through the mesh part of the window. Another feature is a two way door zip to allow the top of the 'J' door to unzipped whilst the side and bottom are closed [good for keeping pets and/or children inside]. This model does not have an inner tent but does have a zippable and rollback divider, the advantage being the flexibility of sleeping/living space. The additional windbreaks [purchased separately] enclose the front of the tent to provide sheltered space under the generous porch, ideal for taking off wet clothes, storage and cooking.
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By: Dibsy01  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 13/05/2011

We have only used this tent once so far but it is great. So simple to put up and really stable. The quality is fantastic. We have a side canopy and used this outside area for cooking. This is much smaller than our previous tent as my children have moved out to their own pup tents now, but for a night or two away I'm sure we would all fit in. There is no inner tent, just a curtain that separates the living area from the bedroom area. But the advantage of this is that you don't loose any floor space.
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By: Lesnorman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 26/05/2011

I have waited for years to be able to afford one of these and now we have one, and we are not disappointed. There is just no comparison even to the high quality fibre-glass pole and man-made material flysheet tents we have enjoyed, this is five-star living. The total ease of one-man pitching, the quietness, space, and the inexplicable quality ambience is worth every penny. Hopefully with the 20+ year lifespan this is our last tent.
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By: Jill Claye  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 30/05/2011

Having used the tent with the two additional windbreaks we felt it would benefit from being enclosed at the front entrance to protect from the elements and to increase the versatility of the space. Cabanon told us they have no plans for such an addition so we designed and made one after getting the Guadeloupe fabric from the company we purchased the tent from.The panel is held in place with Velcro and has two zips to allow easy access.
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By: Dibsy01  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 07/07/2011

The quality of this tent seems to be great - the stitching strong, the fabric thick and the groundsheet tough. It is really easy to put up, I can manage to do this on my own. It is a great size for two of us now that my children have moved out (into pup tents) and all of us could squash in for a quick weekend away if necessary. We have the additional side panel and this gives us a bit of sheltered outside space. I like the fact that the canvas means we are cooler in the day time and the smell reminds me of camping when I was little.
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Manufacturer's Description

Spacious pyramid tent.

This tent has optimum lightness and ultra-quick assembly thanks to its single skin design and single central pole. Canvas is 100% waterproof and breathable cotton for optimum protection while allowing moisture to escape. Integral waterproof and tear-proof groundsheet. A large central opening which rolls up, and 2 wide side windows with mosquito nets and blinds for good ventilation in the tent. A protective canopy at the front extends the tent space.

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