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50 Reviews of the Corado 6        Showing 41 to 50          Page:   1   2   3   4   5  
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By: Jacqui78  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 09/09/2009

We went camping up to Seton Sands last weekend with our Corado 6. It was our 1st time putting it up as it is too big to pitch in our garden. Pitching was really easy my husband and I managed it in about an hour that was including the porch extension which is fab.

I love the tent it's huge and the windows are really nice.

The down side to the tent which we were aware of because of previous reviews was that the doors don't zip all the way round this will be solved by adding some velcro to the bottom. I actually took some away but hadn't realised we needed it for the side doors too although the side doors do have a fly screen that does zip all the way around so it keeps the bugs out. The weekend we were away was really really windy the tent withstood the wind the 1st night and we felt safe inside but the following day the wind picked up even more and we were literally pitched next to the firth of forth and being battered by the winds we packed up a day early as we didn't want to risk the tent taking off which it nearly did as we were taking it down.

All in all we are very happy with this tent excellent value for money
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By: DaveNE  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2009

Well we went away last weekend for the bank holiday, and the weather was really bad. Very windy and raining when we put the tent up, so that it took 4 of us to hold it down etc. Once it was up though it was fine, even though the tent was taking a serious battering in the winds, and I mean a real battering. Watching the poles and tent bend and buckle in the wind was very scary, particularly as the roof poles are fibreglass and the deflection was pretty extreme, but I double pegged the guy lines and it stood up very well with no leaks at all.

Thanks to bwfcdave1 for the heads up on the pegs. I took a combination of heavy duty hard ground pegs and sturdy plastic ones for the first pitch, and they were fine. Looking at the supplied pegs it was easy to imagine the edge cutting the guy lines, so thankfully with the heads up I went never intending to use them, nor will I either.

Anyway, all in all a good weekend despite the weather, and very happy with the tent. My one gripe is that it's difficult to close the front door with the guy lines taut, as has been mentioned elsewhere, but still a lot of tent for 250.
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By: Bwfcdave1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 24/08/2009

Just returned from Red Bank Farm and our first try with the Corado. Went away with some trepidation having read a post elsewhere of a Corado getting shredded in the wind and Red Bank being right on the coast is windy!. We've had strong winds, heavy rain and excellent sun and have to say thye tent stood up to it well.

Arrived on Friday afternoon to strong winds and first try at following the pitching instructions resulted in us nearly getting the tent up but it ending up back down in heap. Second try erecting it from the back of the tent (into the wind) and working forward was much more successful. The tent does move a bit - more so than the Sunncamp Family XP we had before - but maybe that's just the difference in the design.

Tent was noisy overnight but stood up well to very strong winds. Later it stood up to some pretty persistent rain.

Space in the tent is great and there was plenty of room for the five of us (3 kids, ages 13 and 5 year old twins). Have to be careful with tension across the poles across the door so that it can be closed easily - this seems to be a common issue and fellow Corado 6 owner on the site agreed. We didn't erect the Canopy due to the winds - but it when it is up it will mean the tent is huge with great outdoor space.

The large pegs supplied with the tent for the main guy lines are rubbish and shred the lines so they will be replaced ASAP.

However, overall for the 250 I paid for the tent and another 50 for the canopy I'm happy with the purchase and excellent value for money.
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By: MyK RyT  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 24/08/2009

After weeks of convincing the missus that we 'needed' a new tent, she finally gave in and agreed. I narrowed my search down to 3 tents; this one, the monty 6 and the Arkansas 5.

The Monty was the first we saw and we nearly bought one, but I didn't like the sloping doors and didn't want to spend the extra 100 for the extension. The Arkansas 5 is a really really nice tent and comes with a built in canopy but we felt that the space you get didn't justify the cost. So that left us with the Corado 6, I was a bit nervous about the build quality compared to the outwells but decided that the price (250) was to much of a good deal to miss and invested in one.

We went for 3 nights to Castlerigg Hall (Keswick) just as a tester as the missus is 32 weeks pregnant. We bought a 10 groundsheet from B&Q to use as a footprint and pitched on the main field (next to 2 Montys! haha). It was really easy to pitch with the missus just holding one pole while I ran round to peg and pole the other, took about 45mins first time to get it pitched and all stretched/straight.

The living area is more than big enough to stay in on rainy days or have people round for few drinks at night. It rained a lot while we were there and we had no leaks. There are vents everywhere so when the sun did shine it was still cool inside.

The reason why I only gave it a 9/10 is because the front door doesn't seal at the bottom and the ground sheet has the option to flap down. Due to this there are 2 holes at bottom corners and as a result we woke up to a couple of visitors in the morning (daddy longlegs). This will be easily fixed with a strip of sticky velcro and some grey duck tape (to match the SIG), I knew about this before I bought it but didn't see it being a problem.

All in all its a great sized tent for the wonga and I can't wait to use it again! Ive got an idea for a clothes rail in the living area as there is velcro straps on ceiling that aren't being used. I'll post it if I ever get round to doing it.
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By: MrsQ  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 24/08/2009

We have used this tent for just under a week camping in Thetford Forest (Myself, DH and 8mth old DD). We absolutely love it! As mentioned before, the front door doesn't have a fly screen when the two side doors do, so flies etc can get in very easily.

It withstood a heavy downpour for about 1 hour and didn't leak additionally due to being able to have the windows 'open' it allows air to circulate. Also, it withstood some quite strong winds to the point that the groundsheet was lifting and looked like waves, but all was well with the tent.

It was very easy to erect and took about 1 hour in total and it was our first every pitching of this tent.

The pockets on the front of the bedroom pods are very useful as are the pockets in the bedrooms themselves

Both the living area and the bedrooms are large (we had the bedroom as one whole so that I could see our daughter by unzipping the dividing curtain and rolling it back). It allowed us to have enough room for our double air bed, DD's normal sized travel cot, an umbrella folding chair and our very large holdall for our clothes and it still left enought room to be able move about to get dressed etc.

In the living area (on a nightime) we had our 35ltr coolbox, our 3 wheeled all terrain pushchair, an ikea highchair, 2 umbrella fold chairs, two large lidded crates, along with other bags etc (for DD's toys etc). It still left plenty of room to bring in the table if needs be.

Another gripe we had was that if you pitch the front so that the groundsheet lies totally flat the front door becomes very difficult to zip up (to the point that I was worried the zip was going to tear or come away from the seam). We got round this by just pushing the poles in a bit. The front of the tent was still tight looking, but the ground sheet had lifted abit in the corners. I'm not sure if this was just our tent though, but it didn't cause any problems because we had the coolbox and crates in the corners.

We got some very positive comments from other campers about our tent. It is well worth the 250 price tag, so if you like the look and facilities of an outwell Montana 6, but your budget doesn't stretch to the price, then this could well be the tent you should buy.
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By: VillaBob  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 17/08/2009

Bought this tent about a month ago and used it for the first time last weekend - Thurs through to Sunday at Lower Lacon in Shropshire. We have only camped out once before so are new to this game. All I can say is that it did not disappoint us! We went with people the first time who had a Monty 6 and we decided we wanted a similar one without paying the price.

What a great decision to get the Corado 6 - It took just over an hour to put up, but this was more to do with the fact that the ground was hard and we needed to buy rock pegs (a couple of journeys to the shop took the time up as we misjudged how many we needed) - Anyway once up, we added the bedroom part (great idea with the mesh pockets to hang up small items) - Good size bedrooms (four of us and plenty of room and a nice touch with the pockets on the side) and a great size living area - My brother and his family joined us the day after we arrived and we easily seated 8 people .

The attached canopy was great for sitting under and also for cooking. We were able to just have the fly sheets up in the daytime and this provided a great breeze when we actually sat in the tent. There is no actual carpet yet for this tent but I was able to buy a similar size for a bit of added comfort. We had a 4 shelf cupboard, a large fridge and plenty of room so felt really homely. It was easy to take down and I loved it when someone passed by and made a comment on how big and nice it looked! We will be taking this abroad with us next year for a week or so and really pleased with our new purchase!
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By: Blakey Campers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 16/08/2009

Bought this tent as wanted bigger tent to go on hols with.

So off we go to Windsor for 8 nites. Didn't wanna come home. Could have easily spent another week away in this tent.

Was easy to put up, VERY spacious living area. Bedrooms feel spacious too, good headroom on them.

Only gripe is they could have put a fly sheet at front door, every where else.Plus inundated with wasps at Windsor so front was always zipped up!

Been today and bought canopy as will be handy for cooler/wetter camping days! All in all brilliant tent :-)))
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By: Crosby68  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 08/08/2009

Just come back from a short break at Thornton's Holt (see other review). It was our first time at camping. We are really pleased with the Corado 6. Very spacious. Easy to put up and take down. The living area is a really good size and also lots of windows to let the light in during the day. During our stay it rained constantly for about 14 hrs. Really heavy at times. We didn't get one single leak. We are really impressed with it. The canopy is a real godsend as we were able to cook under it during the rain.And also when the sun did come out it was a nice area to sit under. We are now going to buy the additional canopy as that will be the icing on the cake. Cannot sing its praises enough.
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By: Scaffold  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 08/08/2009

Just bought this tent, not used it yet until August bank holiday but, put it up in the garden, so easy to erect & take down. The space inside is fantastic, so good that 2 of my friends have been and bought the same tent from go outdoors. We may go and buy the additional canopy nearer to camp date . Looking forward to camping in August ! Excellent value for money 1/2 price @250, just hope the weather is as good as the tent
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By: Job1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 26/07/2009

We have owned a couple of tents but this one is by far the best. It makes great use of the space with 2 great sized bedroom areas and living space. There is a large porch to the front of the tent but we actually purchased the extension which made the tent absolutely perfect especially as we experienced rather bad rainfall! It just meant the weather didn't affect our camping. Erecting the tent was a doddle, quick and simple as the fly sheet is pre attached to the inner tent. We loved the fact that it has loads of windows which can be left open but you could still close the fly nets. Really cant fault this tent. Highly recommended.
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Manufacturer's Description

A family camping tent with enormous amounts of light and space.

The Hi Gear Corado 6 is a large 6 person family tent that offers a great combination of space and practicality.

The door canopy offers the facility to cook inside or out without damaging the groundsheet.

The internal standing height allows the freedom of movement and the feeling of space.

The 3000m hydrostatic head waterproofing ensures a dry, reliable retreat in troublesome weather while the sewn in ground sheet stops the wet dew in the morning.

Ideal for family holidays, the Corado is perfect for getting away from it all.

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