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Tent Showcase: Kampa Southwold 4+2 Air

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28.00 KG
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6.4/10 from 5 reviews

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5 Reviews of the Southwold 4+2 Air

By: Jontyboy0  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 03/04/2015

I bought and used it last year. I did wonder if it was as easy as it said in the video. On arrival at our pitch there was a family with 3 teenagers putting a frame tent up of a similar size. We unpacked, blew up and decked out our tent in twenty minutes. The family at the side spent another half hour with my help putting up their tent. I thought at the time this way will soon be old hat.

The family were impressed with our tent and was thinking about an inflatable tent for this year. That week we had two other couples enquire about the tent. I gave them a quick guided tour and demo. They too were impressed

Would endorse everything Cmcpne as written. Only downside I found the tent was heavy to load into the trailer with a pulled muscle in my thigh muscle at the time.

In conclusion it was quick and simple but the pumping up the airbeams was twice the effort what it said in the manufactures video but still ok. Could use a electric pump instead of a double action pump if you have health problems.

Can not wait to use it again this year!
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By: Jelle  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 03/11/2014

After 5 days (!) one tube was leak and another one was full of slits. The tent collapsed and we werent able to camp in it.

I expect quality after spending more than 1200 euros for a tent. And Kampa didnt answer my questions about the cause !

They are trying to fix the problem in their factory. But what will happen if they replace the tubes with the same type of tubes? Will the tent again collapse after 5 days of camping?
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By: Kazzy232  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 21/07/2014

We purchased this tent with the side extension, carpet and footprint for half price. Initially, we set it up in the garden to ensure everything was working. We soon realised that pumping the tent up was far harder than the videos led us to believe, so we purchased a 12v pump.

We have now taken the tent for a week's camping and the weather went from baking hot to torrential rain, with thunderstorms, lightning and extreme winds. We were pitched at the edge of beach, so that we got the full force of the wind off the sea. This tent stood up to a battering and did not leak one drop of water. On the very hot days we did get condensation in the morning, but it was so humid even the polycotton tents did as well.

In summary, this tent is fantastic. Quick to erect and package away, it is also is well made and good quality materials. There was plenty of room for me, my husband and our three dogs, with all the furniture for glamping. I am very impressed and that's why I have given it a 10.
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By: Cmcpne  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 01/05/2014

We did wonder if it would be as easy as the website states to put up and get down and it really is. We had given up camping because of the hassle of putting the tents up and now we are so glad we saw the airbeam models.

So first (and so far only) camping trip with our Southwold 4+2 and can only say we are very, very impressed. The tent is just super!

There are only two of us and although it's a four berth tent I'm not sure where we would have put two other people but then that is usually the case with tents. For two of us the tent proved spacious and comfortable with lots of light and plenty of ventilation. We are heading to the south of France in June so will need the fly screened windows even more than we did over a sunny Easter weekend in Cheshire.

Both doors have a small canopy to help with keeping the rain out when you are going in and out and there is a big porch/canopy available as an extra but we haven't bought one and don't think we will boher as they are very expensive.

Plenty of storage pockets in the main tent and in the sleeping compartment and an EHU entry point at either side (which is great as there is a door at either side too so easy to pitch in the best spot.)

Hanging point and cable tidy in the main tent and a hook in the sleeping bit too make it easy to use any kind of electric light and we used an inspection type lamp which we knew would give us a useful light.

We bought the footprint and the carpet as we have always found both invaluable with previous tents.

Yes the tent packed away is big but to us it's big and beautiful!
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By: Looksreasonable  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 17/09/2013

When spending 1000 on a tent I expect quality. What I got was nothing but headaches. The first time we used it was for a week long holiday. Sadly the week quickly turned into four hours trying to fix various leeks in the connecting tubes. We were told that if a tube fails the tent would stay up because you can isolate it. This is not the case. We isolated it but the tent went down completely in ten minutes. After giving up and undertaking a very sad return journey home I took it back to Highbridge Camping who said that Kampa knew of the quality of early models and had fixed the issue. If they knew of the problem then why didn't they recall it. To add insult to injury, the shop is now messing me around with regards to a refund and I have been waiting three weeks so far.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Kampa Southwold 4 + 2 Air is a revolutionary new Airframe design in todays market of tents ! All of the "Airpoles" are connected via a very clever valve system which means that the entire tent can be pumped up in a minute ! With this brand new valve design if you ever have a fault with a AirPole you can just easily close off the one beam so your tent will stay up no matter what happens during your stay.

Key Features:

AirFrame - all Airpoles interconnected
Ridge AirPoles for extra stability
Isolation Valves - in case of damage to one AirPole
Inner tents remain in-situ for set up and take down
Two doors with wet weather protection
Organiser pockets in inner tents
Complete with manual pump with pressure gauge

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