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19 Reviews of the Kalahari Porch        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: VSnB  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 22/08/2010

We actually bought the Hi Gear Zenobia tent and the porch but found they had put this Kalahari porch in the Zenobia bag. Discovered this when trying to pitch our porch onto the Zenobia tent had a few probs at 1st but soon got it anchored. It covers the window up but not a prob overall as the roomy porch allowed us to dry clothes towels etc on the wet days. Better we think because of the extra space we were able to keep two children and a huge German shep dog under cover.A great success.
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By: Arnoldd  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 04/09/2010

I bought the Kalahari porch a little while after the tent so is a different colour blue but a small price to pay as the porch gives you so much more space I use it to do all the cooking in using the other door in the tent for going in and out which meant the children didn't have to walk past the cooker. A must for any camping family.
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By: H h h  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 12/04/2012

After reading a review earlier this month and sending another one in, we have now been on holiday with the porch I added extra long straps and this made it so easy to put the porch up, it did not pull the tent down and was so easy to put back up in the middle of the night when the wind blew one of the straps off, no struggling to find the strap my poor Husband, in the pouring down rain simply walked round the side of the tent with strap and retied it. It and the tent stood up to very strong winds and rain that night and although we had a couple of leaks in the main tent( it needs to be reproofed) the porch was bone dry, we are all looking forward to the next break.Another tip which we picked up was the grey floor tiles, we used these and they saved a lot of mud coming into the tent thanks a lot for the tip Bread boy!
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By: H h h  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 04/08/2012

Having been on holiday with our Kalahiri 10 and porch and have bad weather each time we went, we decided to buy another porch and put it on the other side of the tent. We now have plenty of room one porch to cook in and one to eat in, its great there is plenty of room for all of our cooking stand and cabinet and a small table to dish out onto, plus room for the coolers and then we eat in the other without the need to move tables around and we are eating inside and are not bothered by flies. We fitted on the xxl pitch with room to spare. Mind you the last time we did go out the weather could not have been more different beautiful sunshine all week! but it was still lovely to have all that room and they fit together so easily we did practice at home first and with the extra long straps they do not pull the tent down at all.A tip for anyone who may want to purchase a second porch is when putting up porch A tie off in the usual way then porch B tie off to the frame of porch A.This solves the problem of a sagging tent roof.
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By: Steve4456  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 08/07/2012

We just purchased this porch to go with our new Kalahari 8 tent and we were very impressed with it had slight leakage issues where it fits the sides of the tent but nothing major. It was a bit awkward getting the straps over the roof but nothing too serious. Could have been better if I had a fitted ground sheet but it only cost 4.00 for one to fit it.Glad we purchased it.
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By: Bobman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 24/07/2012

After buying our porch on the spring we finally had the chance to use it this weekend. For a first attempt at pitching we did very well, 10-15 minutes without any serious arguments. It made a fantastic addition to the set up, previously we had cooked inside next to the back door, but as we had 2 extra people with us it was great having the extra space. Our main concern was with the slight curve of the side walls would we have a problem with the window plastic getting hot but that was not an issue.

The porch fitted very snugly to the side of the tent, but is not watertight, and we had to quickly move the plug for the electrics when it started to rain, so, that is something to watch out for.

If you have a Kalahari I strongly advise you to invest in a porch, it will really enhance your camping experience, especially if like ours, you can get a returned faulty one for just a few quid - the holes in ours were pinpricks and did not need taping to stop the rain coming through. Result!
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By: H h h  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 25/03/2012

Thanks for the tip on the straps, it would make sense to have them longer,I am quite short and trying to reach them putting the porch up was a bit tricky, also we had a few puddles on the roof when it rained, when we reproof the tent we are making sure the roof is well covered.But there is so much more room with porch added on, plenty of space for the dog and the husband if he snores too much!
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By: Dankalahari10  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 19/07/2011

Brilliant for extra space, we use ours for cooking in and as a bedroom for the dog at night. Its a pain to put up first time round (even harder if you spend 10 mins trying to do it inside out like me) but once you get the hang of it its quite straight forward. My only criticism is that it could do with an attachment to the tent, maybe some toggles/buttons or a zip etc, but it does what you need and it does it well. Keep you eye on go outdoors as they keep having this half price for 70, a bargain!
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By: Tinhead  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 30/06/2010

Just bought the Kalihari porch for my Kalihari 8. It actually came with instructions to assemble which were basic but were adequate, it took about 15 mins to erect first time but will be quicker with practice. The only thing it is a different colour blue to the tent which is a bit of a pain but nothing to cry over. On the plus side it does give you quite a large room for ie: kitchen area which gives you so much more space in the tent, all in all it's a great buy and won't add to much time to your tent setup.
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By: Bread Boy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 07/08/2011

The Kalahari porch is very handy, and arguably a must have if you have either the Kalahari 8 or 10. In our porch we had one of those 4 seater fold out tables on one side, and the cooker on the other up on a folding aluminium table. Then in between all that a double row of 50cm locking floor tiles. So it adds a lot of room to your tent.

There are two downsides to the porch though:

1). The windows don't open. It's just a plastic window with no zip. Even though you can have the front door open, or zip the entire front off, it still gets hot if the sun is beating in. It would be nice to have the option of unzipping the windows each side and having a mesh there to let a bit of air in.

2). The major flaw for me is the porch roof straps. Two straps that go over the roof of the tent to secure it - these straps pull the roof of the tent down by about a foot if you want it tight enough to hold it properly, which created small puddles of water on the tent roof when it rained. It didn't leak but it's still not good - if they made the straps longer (which I intend to do myself anyway) then it wouldn't need to pull the roof down so much as you could peg it further from the tent on the other side.

But overall it's a fantastic addition to the tent and helps keep the tent clear.
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Manufacturer's Description

This handy Kalahari porch allows you to extend the space in your Kalahari tent to meet your needs.

Easy to set up, transport and carry, this simple design can be pitched up in minutes.

With a hydrostatic head of 2000mm as well as a weight of just over 10kg, this is the tent accessory you can't afford not to pack.

Spacious enough for nearly any family, the Kalahari porch gives you all room to breathe.

Pack Size (cm): 59 x 20 x 20
Pitching Order: Outer First

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