By: Themgs Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2014 Rating: Date: 27/04/2014
We bought this tent at the NEC show and used it for the first time at the Easter weekend. We are both in our 70's and this was our first return to camping after 35 years. It took us 50 mins to fully set up the tent, including fully pegging out, setting the inner tent and tent carpet. We took things steadily and found the process quite easy in the calm weather that we had. The steel poles helped in this, and gave greater all round height.
The tent itself is large and comfy for the two of us, we would not like to fit in five without the extension. The weather was calm throughout the weekend so we have not tested it in wind yet, but the guy ropes seemed to be strategically placed for security.
We particularly liked the insect screens included which when the doors were opened gave us great views and kept the varmints out. The instructions for setting up attached to the bag, were virtually useless, and we advise trying in your garden first, if you do not want to be embarrassed.
All in all we are happy with our choice and would recommend this tent.
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By: Rustycog Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2013 Rating: Date: 17/06/2013
I bought this tent to fulfil two functions,ie: a solo tent with lots of room and a tent capable of growing for two people and two dogs. I have only used this tent for two nights so this review is not much more than first impressions, but I must say, I am impressed. If you have watched any tunnel tent pitching videos ( peg four corners,put up middle pole etc,) this tent is a breeze to erect. It took two of us about 15 minutes start to finish without breaking a sweat.Once up, this tent is very stable. We were in a lovely cliff top position and had wind ,rain,and that other rare kind of weather ( think it is called sunshine )The tent handled everything beautifully, being very stable and remaining dry inside.The headroom inside is fantastic,and because if the style this does not reduce much near the sides, giving a great amount of usable space.The 'build quality' seems to be extremely good on first inspection.The bedrooms are just about tall enough to stand up in at the front so no need to crawl around when getting changed. Living area is bright and pleasant to be in. I can't wait for my next outing ( late July ) which is for a couple of weeks. I will have got the front extension by then so will be able to give the extended outfit a thorough test. I will report back on that when I return. Only nine out of ten?.That is just in case I can think of some small niggle that knocks off a star. So far this tent is, for my needs, almost perfect.
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All the great features of the Da Gama 4 with a larger living areaand bedrooms to accommodate up to 5 family members. Family cabin tent with generous dimensions, including a large living area and spacious bedrooms. Offering full head-height throughout and a family-sized living area, perfect for when the weather takes a turn for the worse. A large, front rain porch provides shelter from rain on entry and exit and is an ideal space to store muddy boots. Full head-height throughout tent for maximum comfort. Easy to pitch cabin structure with strong steel poles. Large, front rain porch and spacious living area. Fully-integrated, sewn-in PE groundsheet ensures weatherproof and bug-free camping.