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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite

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Bedroom inners:
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10  (more 10 berth tents)
32.20 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9.3/10 from 87 reviews

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87 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: 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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By: Christinemary  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 01/03/2013

We bought this tent from a firm that takes back returns on e-bay. Start price 99p. We won the bidding and paid 70+ postage. It came with a spare set of poles and the large canvas bags. Everything looked new. The description on e-bay said slight fault. The only fault we found was some stitching on one end guy rope, had come undone. This formed the loop to fit tent peg in and was soon sewn up.

We camped in Devon last year, 2012. It was in the middle of our so called summer. We had a lot of wind and rain but the tent held up to all sorts of weather. We also managed to find a porch on e-bay. This didn't hold up so well. We returned from a trip out to find that one of the metal poles on the porch had bent so bad in the wind that it had to be scrapped (managed to track down a replacement pole, again on e-bay) Yet all the fibre glass poles on the main tent were fine. We had quite a lot of people on the campsite asking about our tent and were surprised at how large it was inside. So much room, we used one of the small bedrooms as a toilet. Very handy in the middle of the night.

We tried another camping trip a few weeks later in Gloucestershire. The weather was better for a few days then more rain. Tent was fine and much admired by the owner of the campsite. We kept comfortable and dry inside our big blue home. We had a small halogen heater to keep us warm at night. We also bought a carpet and footprint groundsheet. Very cosy.

We are hoping for better weather this year so we can go camping again as we just love our tent. It was such a bargain. Good old e-bay!
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By: Macsgrafs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 23/01/2013

We bought our 10 man at the end of 2011 & didn't use it until July 2012. We had 6 out of 7 days heavy rain (RAF Fairford), the tent LEAKS where the 4 big roof panels join! It's not a big leak, but a drip that happens about 3 times per minute. We sprayed her during the one dry day & used 2 full cans (These panels are big), this cured the leak completely.

Next problem.Poor ventilation. Yes I know it has lots of side flaps, but the wind has a habit of slamming these closed during strong gusts & then the velcro holds them like it. In the morning the roof is very wet with condensation, we cured this by leaving a greenhouse electric heater running on a low setting all night.

Thats the only bad things & though not major, could make your stay a bit uncomfortable. Now the bonuses.

Before this tent we had a 6 man Outwell, that had great room for a 4 person family, but this new 10 man can easily site 14 people in the floor space! We know, we have done it ;)

Get a carpet for this tent & its home from home. We cooked inside during the evening as the weather was terrible (summer of 2012 was on a Thursday from memory).
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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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