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13 Reviews of the Rock 4        Showing 11 to 13          Page:   1   2  
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By: Wiggy25  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2012

I do have a bigger Royal Atlanta 8 tent but thought this would be great for the wife and I to go away for weekends. I saw it in Go Outdoors when they had it on a special deal for only 79! At that price I thought why not, although I did have reservations and thought it might be a little too cheap and very nasty.Not nasty at all as it turns out with some nice touches as well!

The instructions are sewn into the bag and are not great but it went up easy enough. The doors don't zip across the bottom but there are toggles on the drop down front sewn in ground sheet which hold the bottom of the door down and also the elasticated loops on each corner for pegging down as well.

There is plenty of room for a couple of chairs and small table in the living area, but you can't really cook in here, but the front sun canopy can be used easily to cook under. The bedroom also has a PROPER partition which is zipped into place all the way round not those pointless thin bits of material that just toggle into position. Another nice feature on the bedroom doors is the mesh panel in the top which is covered by a panel on the inside of the bedroom which just unzips. A nice feature to have so that the doors can remain closed but air can circulate with the panel open but the mesh preventing the insects from coming in.

It's a shame that it doesn't come with the front door canopy poles or guy lines, but I just bought the Vango 180cm king pole set for I think it was about 8 and as can be seen in my photos it all works really well, the poles also fit in the tent bag! The front vents above the small triangle windows don't have the foam arm that comes down to hold them open but there is foam in the vent cover which does seem to hold it open quite well.

It has now been weathered in and there have been no leaks, but the inside roof was quite wet with condensation so trying to leave the vents open would be a good idea to try and get some more air flow. All in all very impressed with this tent for the price, it really is very good.

I also bought the matching footprint and carpet which all come in nice carry bags. The carpet even comes with a small matching door mat! The footprint also comes with pegs with tops that lay flat so the tent can be pitched over the top with no problems, a really nice idea for which I was very surprised at for this price range.

The only issue I've found is that on the bag for the footprint it gives the size of 400cm x 240cm which it actually is as I double checked the measurement. The layout plan of the tent gives the tent dimensions as 460cm x 260cm. When I put the tent up it did seem that the footprint was too small, but not by as much as the measurements suggest. The only way to check this is by going back to Go Outdoors and taking a footprint out of the bag and actually measuring it to see if they do actually have one that matches the size of the tent. To be fair there really isn't too much in it and I'm quite happy with everything as it is.

For a decent sized tent that you can stand up in get a footprint and carpet for less than 150 it was a cracking deal. A bit more expensive now but still great value in my opinion.
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By: Mrs a johnson  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 07/06/2012

Used this tent for the first time in may 2012. Very easy and quick to put up.Built in grown sheet was a great bonus. Bedrooms can take 2 pop up camp beds with good space between. 4 blow up beds would be a squeeze. Bought a awning at same time which took all cooking gear out of the tent which gave more living space.This is a great tent for anyone how wants to dip there toes into camping. Go ahead you will have fun.
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By: Sadgem  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 05/06/2012

I simply cannot fault this tent. As a single parent I have camped with my son for the last 8 years. We used to have a good old sunncamp canvas tent and when that was on its last legs have had a number of mediocre tents.

I bought this as the tent is in one so pitching took myself and my 12 year old son 15 minutes first time (on a windy hill in Robin Hoods Bay)

The bedrooms take 2 double airbeds, just. The living area is big enough for 2 chairs and a table. You could possible fit 4 people at a squeeze but for the 2 of us it was perfect.

The groundsheet is sewn in and kept all the rain out. We had heavy rain and very strong winds and not one leak. The outer is very noisy in the wind but I can live with that.

Packing away was as simple as putting it up.

BRILLIANT tent!
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Manufacturer's Description

A spacious family 4 person tent with a large bedroom and porch, ideal for small families and getaways.

4 Berth Family Tent
All in one pitching style
Taped seams - no leaks

The Hi Gear Rock 4 is a flexible family tent for smaller families or couples looking for extra room. The tent and bedroom are separate parts that are permanently attached by a mesh panel, so you get the reduced condensation of a double-skin design without the hassle of fitting the inners every time you pitch. The sewn in groundsheet keeps drafts and insects out as well as protecting from wet ground.

The bedroom can be divided in 2 with a central curtain, and the tall windows in the front allow lots of light into the living area. The doors to the front and side can be converted to awnings with awning poles (sold separately).

A great tent for first time campers or those who want a simple and roomy tent for weekends away.

Berth: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Doors: 2
Height (cm): 183.00
Length (cm): 350.00
Width (cm): 260.00
Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm): 2000
Weight (kg): 11.80
Pack Size (cm): 60 x 29.5 x 27
Bedroom Dimensions (cm): 210 x 240 x 175
Pitching Order: Inner & Outer Together
Pole Style: Fibreglass
Number of Poles: 3
Fire Retardant: Fire Retardant
Repair Kit Included: Repair Kit Included
Pitching Time: 15minutes
Inner fabric: Breathable Polyester
Groundsheet Fabric: Polyethylene
Flysheet Fabric: Polyester

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