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By: Lakes-stu  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 12/08/2013

We recently picked a Montana 6P up ex-display for a bargain price. Although we have now only used it for a couple of nights, I am very pleased with what we got.

There are a couple of minor niggles - the shock cord is broken on one of the sections of one pole, and there are some zip pulls missing, but I can easily live with that, or could ask about buying spares from the manufacturer.

The weather was somewhat windy and very wet during our trip, and the tent coped with no problems whatsoever. I found the rain porch to be a nice touch, as we could enter and leave without opening the main door and letting the water in.

I have to say that it would be a squeeze to fit 6 adults in the inner tent, but it is acknowledged that this tent is meant to sleep 4 comfortably. There is ample living space, and the number of large windows make it feel very airy. These can be covered by zip-up blinds if a little privacy is wanted.

The tent pitches and strikes easily (although I took my time doing both). It does seem very hard to get it back into the bag, but I think this can be said for a great many tents.

Very pleased so far!
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By: Razzla69  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 29/06/2013

Excellent tent,very strong and stable and looks the business,we love our tent.We cant fault it.Buy the footprint and carpet and you will be a happy camper.We always get compliments and interest from other campers and even let them have a look round.Its a good size without being too big.

Find a package deal online then let Go Outdoors beat the price by 10%.

I would have a trial run of putting the tent up and making sure you have everything as we did not have the pegs and have a good look around for manufacturing floors.

We put the footprint down,peg the back corners of the tent with the anchor metal pegs get the poles ready,insert the first pole into the pin then go to the other side and do that and pull the pin strap tight while an helper holds the other side stable,peg the back guy rope and repeat the pole process.We then make sure the poles are inline and the tents pulled to the front to fit the footprint then use the anchor pegs and pull the straps.Use the black pegs and peg the skirts down.Once your front is pegged down and your happy peg the poles down and the rest of the tent and then do the guy ropes.This is how we do it and we don't fallout and it works for us,sit back and relax and admire your tent with a drink of your choice.
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By: Luvtufwalk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2013

I love my monty only used it a couple of times, there is only two of use and a dog but I like loads of room which there is plenty of. If the weather is bad there is more than enough room for us my sister, her husband and dogs to sit in the living area its very easy to put up and no proplem with strong winds.We use the side porch for a toilet area at night saves running down to the toilet block.
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By: Missd75  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 20/05/2013

This is the perfect family tent. We absolutely loved our Montana 6. The bedrooms are very spacious we had 2 camp beds in each bedroom with plenty of room left over to store clothes. We also had a front extension which was used as kitchen/clothes drying space(it also housed our trailer) and used the very large front area as lounge. The side porch housed a camping toilet, which was very handy for middle of the night emergencies. Overall fantastic tent. Cannot fault it.
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By: Jelboy53  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 07/05/2013

Picked up a brand new Montana 6 last year for a bargain (less than half price) But until last weekend 26/4/13 never had the chance to test pitch it.So used a ukcs meet up as the ideal time to do so(Plenty of fellow members about to help pitch)

Following is a limited review(1st impressions) of the 2012(Mocha)Montana 6

Pitching.Found the tent really easy to pitch loosely following the Outwell video way of doing so.And though I had plenty of helping hands on the test pitch can see no problems with doing so myself

Quality.Impressed with the quality of all components to the tent from the 10'000 hh to the wind stabilizing system that secures the guys to the steel poles.Hanging points in the living area.Organizer pockets on the front of the sleeping pods.And all other stitching points around the tent seem to be of the best workmanship

Size.Excellent head height throughout the tent from the sleeping pods to the living area.Used the Monty as a cook tent for the meet.And had 6 adults milling about at meal times.And I personally never felt crowded or that we got in each others way.Small enclosed porch will be handy for entry to the tent on wet days.But will probably be used for storage most times.

Two cookers(on tables) one food storage cupboard and a further table for food prep in the living area.And still plenty of room to move about without feeling crowded.Plenty of good sturdy guying points round the tent.Ring and pin system and adequate tensioning straps around the base of the tent secured it firmly to the ground and it never moved in the wind we had from time to time over the weekend.

Sunshine.Wind and showers over the weekend.No leaks or other defects to report.Though I was too busy enjoying myself to make a detailed inspection.But all seemed fine on a cursory look round.

Plenty of covered ventilation points kept the tent condensation free.So no issues there.

One or two personal dislikes that don't distract from the overall satisfaction with the tent but thought might be worth a mention.

1) No zips around the base of the tent doors.Just velcro fastenings along the bottom to hold it in place.Fiddly to try and attach from inside the tent.Sloping doors.Have to be careful opening during/after rain as they have a tendency to drip into the tent on entry/leaving.

2) Sleeping pods.Seems plenty of room for four folk.Tight squeeze if any more in there.

Fully zipped up doors with mossy netting across the top 3rd of the door.Found these upsetting on two counts.

1) No privacy curtains to toggle/zip into place across these mesh openings.So if sharing with family friends make you presence known if getting changed etc.

2)Again no cover on mesh windows which allowed cold air to circulate from the living area into the pod on the two cold nights we had.A zipped or toggled curtain would have helped to keep the pod a bit warmer imho.Granted.Handy for ventilation during summer etc.

Gave the tent a rating of 8/10 because of the sloping doors.The uncovered mesh windows and the fact that I was too busy enjoying myself to do a detailed study of the temt.Will rectify this on my main camping holiday later this year

Bit of a rambling review.But hope it helps anyone considering this tent.

Jelboy.
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By: BigSis2012  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 06/05/2013

We bought this tent second hand off a family who'd used it for 5 or 6 holidays; it was in really good condition with no repairs or missing parts. They gave us a few tips on how to put it up/take it down which were useful but I wish we'd watched the video from Outwell first as there are some really good tips on there (recommend any new owners watch the vid!).

Our fist trip started with a fairly strong breeze but we managed to get the tent up OK with four of us (fortunately we have two tall teenagers to help!), but looking at the Outwell video afterwards, we did do it wrong and it looks easier the way they do it. Once up it was great with a nice high roof and plenty of space - the carpet is a lovely touch and something we'd not used before as the last tent we owned was about 10+ years ago and I think the carpets are a newer thing.

The bedroom pods are good for four people and although it is supposed to be a 6 person tent, I think six would be pushing it (unless they were 6 very slim people!). However I think that most people who go camping know that you generally need a bigger tent than the amount of people in your group.

There are lots of good things about this tent (height being one of the big draws for us) - a couple of other things I'd like are a few more storage areas in the bedrooms as the person who sleeps against the outside wall gets places to put stuff but the ones who sleep in the middle don't and I found the 'porch' door a bit too fiddly to open from the inside as it's on quite a slant and when the zip is right down at the bottom it's hard to reach without getting on your hands and knees (kind of forcing a person back to their tiny 2 man tent days!)

But all in all, it's a great tent and I look forward to using it again.
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By: Tall Mark  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 30/04/2013

Just come back from a long weekend to try out our new 6P. This was big change from our flexi pole 5 man, certainly heavier. We bought the tent as a package and the extra ground sheet and carpet were worth the extra (still less than the RRP just for the tent)

We had really mixed weather and I have to be honest the tent did not let us down once. It seemed well made* and we couldn't find any faults.

There is loads of room. I'm 6'5' and my wife is tall too; neither of us had any problems. We fastened back the divider in the sleeping compartment and our king-size mattress went in fine leaving us plenty of space to stand and dress. Mesh pockets are very handy.

The rain safe door is a bit low and bit small; the floor area is OK but the raking ceiling caused the problems. It's a great feature but a porch that's a little bigger and can be put on either side would be an improvement, the door heights otherwise are really good. I’ve seen some people use an XL side extension and this seems like a better idea to me.

The zipping sequence on the others doors is a bit fiddly and some of the zips catch occasionally.

The tent was really easy to put up even in a strong breeze. Open the front door a bit to let air in before you walk it out - it doesn't say this on the Outwell film, but if you look they have the door open.

There is loads of light in the tent, the tinted windows were great and you had flexibility to open and close blinds to suite your privacy levels (stop the dog barking at passers-by in our case).

It's a big tent so pegging out takes a while. We had no problems with the pegs that some people reported.

It could do with an extra lantern ring in the main area. Not sure why you need toggles to fasten the window blinds down when there is a pocket they roll in to. The pole for the rain safe door is very flimsy* - don't make my mistake and leave it in when you drop the tent. It bends easier than a drinking straw and would have broken if I hadn't reacted quickly. I can see this being broken by many people.

Does it have its problems - yes. Would I recommend it - yes.

Lost points on the design of the rain safe door.
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By: APJ666  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/02/2013

Bought a Montana 6 in 2011 for family holidays. We've used it several times since and it's a super tent. Tons of space inside, so even a rainy day can be quite nice inside hearing the rain pattering on the roof. We used it last summer in torrential rain and gales and it performed superbly. Only after several days of constant rain did we start to see some seepage at the seams. The carpet makes it nice and cosy, whilst the bedrooms can be configured as one large room which the kids prefer.

The only downside? Well, the steel poles may be rigid but they're heavy. We found pitching took much longer then expected, but does come with practice. We found it easier to detach the sleeping compartment when pitching to reduce the weight that has to be lifted.

Overall? A great tent for stays of several days. Not so suited to the odd night camping due to the pitching time.
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By: Dsepaisley  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 10/02/2013

Best tent we have owned. In short very roomy,sturdy in the wind and has stood up to the worst the Northumberland coast could muster. I would highly recommend the Monty as it is a fantastic family tent. We have recently purchased the carpet and added the awning which is great for using as a cooking area. The overall camping experience the monty gives is that of a home from home
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By: SKILINDYLOU  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 05/12/2012

Fantastic tent for a family although there sre just 2 of us with the occasional grandchild. We have an older tent & it was packed away unused for a good while. It did let in a little water on 1 rough night with really heavy rain & very windy. We need to re-proof it now to prolong its life.

We also have the front extension (not full awning or dangling canopy!)- this worked really well & gives that extra bit of sitting/cooking/storage space. Love the window/ curtain/mesh arrangement as this allows plenty of air without the mossies.

On top of that we have a universal side extension which we couldn't use due to pitch size. Apart from giving a cooking area or toilet storage, this would really protect the side door, as the front extension protects the front door.

We love it!
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Manufacturer's Description

The iconic Montana 6P is loved by its fans and much-sought after by camping families everywhere. This award-winning tent sleeps up to six in two bedrooms and enjoys a spacious living area that extends into the eye-catching panorama front and is lit by an array of tinted windows that have zip-up curtains. The Montana is made from our very own Outtex® 5000 fabric with steel poles and pre-attached luminous guylines. It can easily be pitched outer first or all in one, aided by our Outwell Easy Pegging System. The addition of the Outwell Wind Stabilizer System enhances stability in up to Force 10 gales. There are two side doors – one with an enclosed porch. The inner tent features the new embossed front with double piping to hide the zips. It is also darkened by the new Night Sky Ceiling to help ensure campers enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Recommendation: Widely acknowledged by campers and media to be the perfect family tent for up to six campers.

Type of tent: Three room tunnel tent
Sleeps: 6 people
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 living room
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Flysheet: Outtex® 5000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta)
with taped seams
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene,
10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Pack size: Tent: 77 x 36 x 38 cm / Poles: 20 x 76 cm
Weight: Tent: 25.0 kg / Poles: 16.8 kg
Poles: Steel poles 19/22 mm, Alloy pole 9.5 mm,
2 upright steel poles

Features:
Large panorama front
Detachable bathtub groundsheet for porch
Large tinted panorama windows with zip-up curtains
Embossed inners with double piping to hide the zipper
Organiser pockets
Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection
Mesh pockets in the inner tents
Reinforcement patch on all stress points
Adjustable pegging points
Pre-attached guylines
Luminous guylines
Heavy duty Outwell zips
Outwell doormat included
Repair kit included

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