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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite

Tent and Awning Showcase Index  >  Hi Gear  >  Kalahari 10 Elite Reviews

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
32.20 KG
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9.3/10 from 87 reviews

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87 Reviews of the Kalahari 10 Elite        Showing 31 to 40          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
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By: Demic77  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 10/05/2012

We upgraded to the Kalahari 10 from a Voyager 6 when it came on offer at Go Outdoors, we got the carpet, footprint and porch too. The footprint is great for protecting the underside of the tent itself on wet/muddy pitches and it gives you a good guide to siting the tent on the pitch before you commit to pegging the tent itself down if you have to reposition. The carpet really enhances the tent IMHO, much nicer to walk on than grey plastic. Porch is very useful for cooking in the rain and keeping wet and dirty kit out of the main tent.

This tent is HUGE. Plenty of room for us, 2 adults and 6 & 8 year old kids. We sleep in one half of the tent and the other side we keep or kit in, partition down we set the camping toilet up in there at night for emergency wee duty, we have weak bladdered kids.

Despite its size it's still easy to erect, 25 mins with the two of us saw it up first time, we have that down to 20 mins now with practice.

We went camping in Vendee last summer for three weeks and this setup was perfect for us. However on night 4 the zip on the main door failed, it came off its track and we couldn't secure it or get it back on the track. Luckily we had the porch and it caused us few problems, gaffer tape to the rescue. On returning home we took the tent back to Go Outdoors expecting them to have it fixed but no, they just gave us a brand new tent there and then. Can't fault their customer service. On our last night we had a really severe gale come in off the Bay of Biscay, the tent stood up magnificently to this but the porch came adrift. The wind got under the flap over the tent top and managed to dislodge the pegs and cause the porch to collapse. There was no fault with the tent or porch though, the site was very sandy and the pegs had very little grip in the soft ground. I should have used broad flat pegs instead of rock pegs.

Highly recommend this tent and the after sales service at Go Outdoors.
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By: Sheeplady  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 22/04/2012

Love this tent.

Its easy to put up, and really spacious. We(2adults, 3 kids, 1 dog)fitted into it with plenty of space. The living area is easily big for a table and chairs, plus the usual fridge/cupboards etc. Add in the carpet (makes a huge difference- do buy the carpet) and you have a very comfortable place to spend an hour an hour or two.

The internal pockets are genius, filled very quickly with kids bits, biscuits, head torches etc.

Hardly stopped raining for our holiday, but no leaks.

Porch was very handy for wet gear storage.
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By: Andrewd39  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 19/04/2012

Bought ours last year under the offer at go outdoors. Porch, tent, carpet and footprint for around 340. There are 6 of us using the tent 2 adults and 4 kids. Have used the tent once and it lashed it down, and was quite windy, tent stood up to all that was thrown at it. We have our second outing in 2 weeks.

Very roomy inside, with plenty of space for a double airbed in both sides of the bedroom compartments. The living area is huge and does not feel cluttered even with all 6 of us in there.

Tent was easy to put up, takes 20 mins - 30 mins with two of you, had more problems with the porch than the tent.

Highly recommended if there are a few of you and you like your space. We had a horizon 6 before this one, and the tent does feel a lot more secure when pitched. Keep an eye on the prices, they often have this tent on offer with all the associated bits and bobs, really at this price you can't go wrong.
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By: Berkshirebugsy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 07/04/2012

Really pleased either the tent (which we bought along with the porch,footprint and carpet) . May seem ott for two adults and two kids but it means the youngsters can each have their own room and the remainder 2 berth room can be used for storage (ask junk).

Served us well this week when we used it for the first time the week and more than happy with it.
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By: H h h  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 22/03/2012

We bought our kally last year having owned a sahara three pod tent which was great but took an age to put up. The children have tried it in the garden and thought it was great, there is so much space and we also bought the porch at the same time so that is even more space as we take every thing with us including the dog, we are looking to get the carpet and footprint as a lot of people have recommended them, so heres to a good summer and many evenings sat in some camp site drinking a good glass of wine or beer and chilling out!
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By: Zoe-Louise  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 17/01/2012

Fantastic. We got an absolute bargain, tent, porch and carpet 385. We are yet to holiday in it but have pitched it in the garden and it took 20mins! Easy. You'd be mad not to get this tent in the sale.

We are a family of 4 so will have an abundance of space to use. Our previous tent was an Eurohike Buckingham 8. We thought that one was room lol it seems like a little 2man one now. Like I said fantastic. I couldn't rave about it enough. X
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By: Mackjay2000  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 05/09/2011

We've just had our first week camping in the kalahari 10 we read the reviews but were still sceptical as we got such a good price but they were spot on. We sealed the seams before we used it and then put it up in the rain,we had 24 hours solid rain and NO LEAKS!. We only needed one sleep pod so loads of space and we also got the porch really useful with the rain for the wet stuff and also to cook in when raining (yes, we had other exits open, good ventilation and away from sites) For anyone who is not quite sure we would highly recommend it.
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By: Bambilez  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 02/09/2011

The tent has 4 bedrooms, not 2 as was mentioned in one of the reviews. It has two inner compartments which each split into a 2 and 3 man bedroom, thereby giving you 2 two-man rooms and 2 three-man rooms. Not too difficult to put up. Worth buying the carpet from Go-Outdoors, usually on sale at around 40. Makes a huge difference. Could do with hooks for hanging stuff, but does have about 10 convenient pockets on each of the inner tent walls
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By: Gaito64  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/08/2011

Bought the Kalahari from Go-Outdoors on a whim, 2 weeks before we went on holiday. We have never had a tent that seemed big enough for our family, 2 adults and 4 children, but by god this one is with room to spare! We had a whole pod to ourselves while the kids had two double airbeds, that just about fit into the larger pod on the opposite side, the smaller was used as storage and a dressing room (how posh?!)

We has every kind of weather thrown at us in the last few days of our holiday and the Kally stood up to it all (including our hysterical kids during a particularly noisy thunderstorm!)

The pockets on the bedroom pods are brilliant for storage, as you can imagine we have a lot of 'stuff' with four kids!

Incredibly pleased with my new baby and can't wait to take her out again!
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By: Alfrescobubbles  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/08/2011

Arranged as vis a vis with living in the middle. Loads of bedroom and living space.

Light weight to put up with fibreglass poles with ring and pin system. Easy to open vents and windows with bug screens :-)

We have just upgraded from an 8 to a 10 berth for our family of 6 (3 girls and 1 boy). The 3 girls had one side of the tent (space for 5), the boy next to us and we had the last bedroom designed for 3. There was enough space in our room for 2 large single airbeds with a clothes holdall between.

Hubby, 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son put it up on their own. I arrived with the other 2 in time to be supportive ;-) while they put up the porch !

We bought a porch and it is big enough for a cooker stand, table and outdoor toys.
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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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