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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
32.20 KG
Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
9.3/10 from 89 reviews

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89 Reviews of the Kalahari 10 Elite        Showing 11 to 20          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
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By: Old witch  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 22/08/2014

Hello, just returned from a week away in our Kalahari 10. We started off with Monsoon Bertha! 2 Days of that with very strong winds obviously. We had wind, rain and thunder storms all week, not a day went by without rain. Some of the rain was so load you could not shout load enough to be heard but not a drop came in! The wind caused many other tents on our site damage with poles tearing holes in tents and a fair few campers got fed up with leaky damaged tents and left early. Our Kalahari did not move, pull a guy rope or leak anywhere all week ! Very impressed and relieved. With all the room inside we were all quite happy with plenty of space to play and eat inside during the downpours. It is a Brilliant and sturdy tent would recommend to anyone. We hope for better weather next time but feel safe knowing it can cope with mostly anything, Happy Camping !
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By: ThePitchFolk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 19/08/2014

Cracking Tent!

We bought this last year (2013) and it went up with no trouble. We have just been away in it again (Aug 2014) and, thanks to Hurricane Bertha, I can safely say that this tent can withstand Hurricane and Monsoon conditions. Not a drop of water came in anywhere and the tent stayed put, though it did sway a bit!

This year we also bought the accompanying porch and was a little disappointed to find that it did not fit snuggly against the side of the main tent meaning that water regularly runs down the tent and inside the porch area, there is also no 'skirt' so there is a sizable gap (3-4 inches) between the ground and the porch - meaning that in windy conditions the porch does sway rather badly.

However, I would still thoroughly recommend this tent for anyone with a large family or looking for a good amount of living area space - the porch provides a good area for cooking when wet, but I wouldn't recommend storing clothing or anything you don't want to get wet in it!
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By: Crangs81  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 08/08/2014

We have just returned from our first trip away in our Kalahari 10 with the porch and the tent has been great. Took just shy of a couple of hours to set up at a leisurely pace with the porch and guy ropes taking up a majority of that time. Expect it to get easier with practice as well. Held up well in the wind and rain with not a drop getting in. We wanted a spacious tent so we weren't cramped in poor weather and it really delivered on that front. On one side we had the two kids in one large sleeping pod and the portable toilet in the other. On the other side we had our bed in one pod and used the other pod as a wardrobe/storeroom. We did all our cooking and eating in the porch which is a great addition to a great tent. Negatives? The ventilation could've been a little better on the hot days but as we were mostly out these times it wasn't a massive inconvenience. Very impressed with our purchase and have no problem recommending.
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By: Giframac  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 20/04/2014

Really spacious with lots of options. We've had this for about 2 years now and travelled all over with this and it's served us well. Easy and quick to erect, even just with 2 people. If you put it up properly it's good with the wind too. Loads of windows, so in the hot weather you can allow air to flow through. The zips seem to have lasted too. I would certainly recommend this to anyone thinking of buying a tent.
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By: Old witch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/04/2014

I have recently bought one of these and it is great! Plenty of room for rainy days and we had winds and torrential downpours the first time we put it up for 3 days! Everywhere was flooded but not a drop came in, (except when we opened the door !) very impressed. We have since added a porch and solved that problem. Would definitely recommend this tent and it looks lovely up too. Happy camping !
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By: H h h  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 21/01/2014

We have had our tent for a few years now and would not swop it for anything, its so roomy and stands up to the most severe winds. We have bought loads of extras we now have two porches one either side we eat in one and cook in the other. The carpet provides a homely touch and we have three children running in and out did slip round a bit but adding a ring at each corner and one either side of the carpet it is then fastened to the main tent and does not move at all. This tent is a fantastic buy and we got ours off eBay for 36 pounds there was nothing wrong with at all and we have had many a happy week in it and would recommend it to any large family with little ones or teenagers as there is plenty of room for both all the baby bits or for teenagers who like to pack their whole wardrobe!
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By: Buffybaskey  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 16/08/2013

We have just brought and spent 4 nights in this tent, after having a 4 man before without a sewn in groundsheet, this tent has really changed mine and the families feelings on camping. It was easy to put up, had a huge amount of space and everything we wanted. We were extremely please with it, it was awful weather where the rain literally hammered down for many days, not one leak at all and we were all snuggly and warm and dry, I couldn't recommend this tent enough!. I loved the three way of having the windows, and the carpet was so warm and made it feel very luxurious. We are now going to get the porch as well so that we can cook when the weather is bad and are looking forward to getting it out and using it again, putting it away was easy and it fitted back into the bag with no problems, the staff at go outdoors were great and have informed us that next time if the tent is dry we can keep the bedroom(as we only used one) attached to make it even easier an it will still fit in the bag, so we will need only one bag instead of two ;-)
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By: Donna148  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/08/2013

Wow what fab buy our tent was.

Stood up to the weather, no leaks or breaks.

We have the porch too and although it could be a better fit was perfect to set up kitchen in.

Very spacious tent.

Was quite a pain putting up in the wind but some very nice campers who also had the same tent came to help.

The tent bedrooms are large plenty of room to stand in and can be 1 large room or split into 2.

Mesh on the windows so you can roll up the plastic and let the air through.
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By: Jimmylands  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 23/07/2013

Great tent bought and delivered in time for the hottest weekend of the year.

Masses of room in living area and bedrooms for myself, wife and 2 kids.

I managed to put it up at my own slow pace which was my choosing in an hour on my own.

The tent hasn't been tested in any poor conditions so can't comment on how it stands up, which is one reason for not giving a 10 out of 10.

The other reason will be the lack of ventilation. I think it would be better if it had two door panels on each side instead of 1.
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By: Bucephalas  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 22/07/2013

A huge tent by any standards. Bought for myself, two children my friend and his two kids to camp and there was plenty of room.

I bought mine in 2011 when it was on offer in GoOutdoors (never pay full price!). I also bought the carpet (a must for luxury) and the porch.

The porch is very useful for the cooking and washing up etc and leaves the main living area uncluttered.

Last summer we stayed at Warren Park camp site in Bream when we had the biggest storm in some years. At the start of the evening when the storm began there were some 300 campers on our field. Every time I went out into the wind and rain to check all was well there were fewer each time! By the morning there were 5 tents left and three of them were the same as this one.

Some water did enter under the window flaps but not much considering the weather.

All in all, very happy with this monster and it'll get some more abuse in the coming weeks.
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Manufacturer's Description

An updated version of Hi Gear's extra large tunnel tent, perfect for relaxed family camping holidays.

The Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite is a spacious and stable tunnel-style tent with two large partitionable bedrooms in a face-to-face layout, roomy enough for you, your family and all your gear.

Pre-attached high-visibility guylines, reduced pole sleeves, and sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet make pitching the tent quick and easy.

The bedrooms comfortably sleep five at each end of the tent, and have breathable polyester walls. Bedrooms can also be removed, to give you extra storage space, or room for dirty gear.

The huge living space has two large windows and hanging storage pockets to help keep it tidy, organised and liveable. Multiple vents along the roof help air flow throughout the tent.

The sewn-in groundsheet combined with the fire-retardant polyester flysheet (with 4000mm hydrostatic head) give you a fully sealed and ventilated internal environment, so you'll be completely protected from draughts and sustained downpours. The two doors can be propped and extended out to use for extra shelter from rain or stretching the space out for more room if it's sunny.

Other useful features include the water-repellent zips and an electrical cable access point.

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