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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Kalahari 8

Tent Showcase Index  >  Hi Gear  >  Kalahari 8 Reviews

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82 Reviews of the Kalahari 8        Showing 81 to 82          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
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By: NJB105  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 03/08/2009

I have been camping with my family for a little while now and this is our third tent. We visited our local Go Outdoors retailer and were surprised to find this tent on offer at £199.

After considering all the other tents that were on show we decided to buy the Kalahari 8. The tent ticks all the right boxes for us as a family.

Both me and my wife wanted a tunnel tent with a Vis-a-Vis bedroom layout. This tent is very spacious and has the benefit of a built in ground sheet which for us was excellent as we had in the past only had a separate groundsheet.

We have just used it on a short trip to Runswick Bay located near Whitby. The tent was great it took two of us just 30 minutes to erect, with another 10 minutes spent applying the guide ropes. All in we were fully set up within the hour.

The weather was terrible on the first night which meant that our new tent had a real test of its ability. The winds and rain were incredibly strong. At about 4:30am I woke to the overwhelming sound of the wind and rain and thought that I should check the tent externally but I was very pleased to find that it had not moved an inch. Internally there were no leaks and everything including the family was still secure despite the weather.

We love the room that this provides us with. We are not the biggest family and consist of two adults a 6 year old and a dog. For us we only use one bedroom and do not fit the second bedroom. As such this provides us with masses of floor space to organise our equipment. The second bedroom however will be very handy as we often take other family friends with us and we will still have enough space to store and keep everything inside.

Packing away was so easy, as the tent fits perfectly into its oversized suitcase style bag. Itís the first time we have had a tent that goes away with no hassle.

All in all a great tent at a great price, I have had no problems with it and cannot wait to go away again at the end of August.
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By: Leisurepower  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 16/07/2009

After years of use, our conway trailer tent had finally swayed it's last.

We have been caravanning the last 3 or four years, but the family just loves to camp.So it was time to buy a new tent.

When I came across the hi gear Kalahari 8, I couldn't believe my eyes. It was everything we were looking for, and on offer at GO-OUTDOORS in wigan.For £199.00 (and still is).

As my previous favourite was the sunvalley 8. At 400 quid, this was a positive gem of a find!

We used it for 4 days on Anglesey, and it is brilliant, really easy to pitch, warm and cosy, 3000hh, kids loved it and we were all comfortable.

Comes with poles to hold the door up to make a little porch area, well ventilated, easy to put away, a real little gem.

When we bought it, it was on a Friday, and had we waited til the Monday, we could (And still can) buy a kalahari 10 for £189.00. Unbelievable value, but the 8 was big enough for our needs, and we couldn't be bothered going back for the sake of a tenner.

Going away for a week 3rd august to destination undecided, but can't wait.

Got some cushion floor tiles for in the bedrooms and living area, it's a home from home.

Great tent, Great value, Great fun.

As a family tent goes.This is the one for you!
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Manufacturer's Description

Hi Gear Kalahari 8 Family Tunnel Tent:

Hi Gear's Kalahari 8 is a spacious and stable tunnel-style tent that's packed with features and versatility for a stress-free camping experience.

It's pre-attached high-visibility guylines, slick pole sleeves, and welded polyethylene groundsheet make pitching the tent a quick and easy affair.

The living space is a generous 7.6m≤, and the bedrooms comfortably sleep four at each end of the tent, in a 2+2 inner arrangement with breathable inner walls.


The sewn-in groundsheet combined with the fire-retardant polyester flysheet (with 3000mm hydrostatic head) give you a fully sealed and ventilated internal environment, so you'll be completely protected from draughts and even the heaviest sustained downpours.

The large living space has two 'privacy' windows and hanging storage pockets to help keep it tidy and liveable.

The two doors can be propped and extended out to use as a canopy, using the steel porch poles, giving you shelter from rain or stretching the space out for more room if it's sunny.

Other features include water-repellent zips, an electrical cable access point, and multiple ventilation points along the roof line.

Easy to pitch, generously spaced and comfortable to live in, the Kalahari 8 is a great choice for families or groups who need convenience and quality wherever they're going.


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