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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite

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32.20 KG
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9.42/10 from 83 reviews

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83 Reviews of the Kalahari 10 Elite        Showing 41 to 50          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
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By: BUSA1300  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2011

Bought this wonderful tent after returning a Vango 800dlx to go outdoors, we had used it and it had no manufacturing faults, but.We have a dog, and the Vango does NOT fasten all the way around the doors! first night dog went astray, made a getaway very easily under the door that was only sealed by a couple of velcro strips. So 'bad' Vango!

Anyhow, explained to go outdoors who were amazing. Accepted Vango back even though it was now used, and told us the 10 man kalahari was on offer for 50p less than the 8 man version. The winning thing with this tent was that all the exits zip all the way around so no escaping dogs, toddlers etc.

Used the kalahari 10 last week, amazing amazing amazing. What a fabulous tent and what amazing customer service, big hi 5 to the stoke branch, the manager even offered to drop the tent off for us as we were camping at glencoe (fab site, elec hook up for tents). Now going to get the porch extension. This tent has made me fall in love with camping.
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By: Founts  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 01/08/2011

Wow, after struggling to put up my old large pod tent what a revelation this was. We were looking at the Kalahari 8 but at the time we went to buy the 10 was actually cheaper!

The first time we used it was last weekend, had the main structure up and sorted within 30 mins with another 30 mins doing guy ropes etc (well it was the first time).

On the first night we had really heavy rain and for the first time in camping experience we had a bone dry tent interior!

A very large, very impressive element proof tent which was simple to put up and put away for 250.00, my wife and I actually joked we had stayed in smaller but more expensive holiday apartments.

Not sure you could holiday with 10 people in this tent but a large family would be able to fit in and live comfortably with the Kalahari 10 without feeling cramped, its huge!
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By: Dankalahari10  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 19/07/2011

We purchased this tent second hand of ebay with the carpet and footprint and very quickly added the porch! We are a family of 2 adults, 2 children (aged 1 and 7) and an Old English Sheepdog (hence the requirement for the porch).

This is a fantastic tent! For the size it really is simple to pitch and takes me and my partner 10 minutes to pitch and me a further 15 mins to put all the pegs in whilst she does the insides (bedrooms etc)

The carpet is a very pleasant addition, specially first thing on a cold morning and and footprint is also very useful when pitching and to protect the tent. I would recommend this tent to anyone who will listen so save your ears and buy it!
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By: Stuart6867  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 19/07/2011

We bought this from Go Outdoors recently on one of their package deals. As a family of 5 (3 boys 7 & under) found the tent very spacious with the one of the smaller 'double' bedrooms ideal for a travel cot plus another used as storage to keep all the usual luggage needed out of the way.

Main living area is great, very cosy with the carpet and ideal for kids to play in when wet and windy.

Easy for 2 people to put up, even on your own at a push once you have got started. No issues with condensation like other tents we have used. Our first time was recently and was rather wet and windy. Stood up really well to the weather. Would agree with other comments that the vents do flap a little but is a minor issue only.

It might be a big tent but is easy to manage and transport. Absolute bargain if you time it right.
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By: Supersuzy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 11/07/2011

Purchased this tent from Go Outdoors a few months ago when the '10' was cheaper than the '8'. We'd previously had a dome tent where you could only just about stand up in the sleeping compartments (I'm only 5ft). As our children are growing up and getting considerably taller than me we wanted a tunnel tent after seeing a friends. It is brilliant, loads of space, great storage pockets and plenty of them. The footprint sheet makes it so easy to put up. Probably took 30-45 mins with the children's help as it was windy at the time but still easy to pitch. We didn't really need the '10' as we are two adults two children but as we had so much space the children could bring friends camping too. They had one end with the separator between the sleeping compartments which we undid in the end as the boys slid under it during the night in their sleep! Seemed pointless having it done up. The smaller end would be perfect if using camp beds or a cot. There was enough room for 5 children and some of their luggage in one end. The central living area is very spacious. The vents didn't secure particularly well so they did flap quite a bit at night, rather annoying but the only negative point I can think of. Although this is much bigger than our previous dome tent this tunnel tent is much easier to pitch. I would definitely recommend it.
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By: Cdsmiler  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/07/2011

Bought this tent from Go Outdoors a little while ago. Had no where to put it up to test it as it's so big (it's HUGE!) but fortunately our first camping trip this year was in a local site.

It took quite a while to put up the first time, and helps if there's 3 of you, plus an additional 1 to entertain the 18 month old! (2 can do it fine though) Only took time because of it being the first time pitching, it was boiling, and we had to stop for lunch! (Can't ignore a hungry toddler!).

Although it took time, it'll definitely be quicker next time - it's very simple and logical. The porch less logical but again with practice it'll be fine!

The bedrooms are a generous size - we used one end without the divider for a massive king size inflatable bed and a travel cot and had room to move. We put up the bedroom pods at the other end purely to test it and found they were quite useful for storage. Would also be great to use the smaller room for a loo in future!

Although the tent is massive, the porch was a great addition and allowed us to keep cooking equipment separate and not have to drag it inside.

We also bought the footprint and carpet and are very glad we did too. Kept the tent warm underfoot. The tent itself did heat up quite quickly in the sun (was a warm weekend in the day!), but also cooled down quite quickly at night (we had bizarre bitterly cold nights!). There's loads of vents, and having two doors opposite each other was very beneficial to get a decent draft through during the day.

Actually looking forward to testing the tent in the rain! Fantastic size family tent - suited 2 adults and a toddler perfectly (our two helpers had their own tent!) and will be great as the family expands. Not worries at all about having to spend time in there during less than pleasant weather! All the storage pockets are a godsend (and discovered extra ones when packing up too!).

Overall VERY pleased with the tent - can't wait to use it again!
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By: Humber  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 10/06/2011

Great tent plenty room well made easy to put up and it even fits back in to its own bag. Well vented for summer (what summer) but its a cold tent, the vents do not close properly making it very hard to heat up inside off tent. We had it up in Glencoe, it was -5 at night, we were really cold even with a elec radiator on all night. Radiators no good in tents, get a blow heater but make sure you get one that switches off if its bumped. We had a few really good holiday in this tent, never had any problems and we did really like it even when we were cold. You can pick these tents up for great prices, very good value. We also had the canopy which are a bit of a pest to put up and get to fit, but they give you a good big area to cook and eat in. I prefer to use a utility tent though
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By: Penecon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 06/06/2011

Hi got this tent brand new from the manufacturer for 150 and it is blooming marvellous ! got to use it this weekend in Angle and cant fail it in any way ! I had 3 adults and 3 children in it as friends tent hadn't arrived yet , but will be used for myself and my 2 girls, plenty of room for us all. Went up in about an hour maybe longer to make sure pegs and ropes were all sorted.We pitched in a windy spot but the tent was going no where.

Very tidy with lots of vents to keep it aired which was good as it was boiling ! the sewn in groundsheet was fab couldn't have a tent without .One end of the bedrooms fitted my queen size bed and 2 single beds in it no trouble. I would deffo recommend this tent its exactly the same as the Gelert meridian 10 as that was the manufacturer I got it from only the name was changed to hi gear for the Go outdoors store !. If you want a large family comfortable good looking tent then this is the one and I plan on having many more trips in it .
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By: Martin2410  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 03/06/2011

We bought one of these tents when Go Outdoors reduced them a few weeks ago-10 man was 50 cheaper than the 8 man version! So we finally got to put it up on Bank holiday Monday just gone at Windermere. Its a brilliant tent with loads of space in side. We only used 1 bedroom as we could get all 4 of us in it comfortably, so had the other end as complete living space. Its almost like a marquee inside (might rent it out for weddings). We used the velcro fastening over the middle to hang some gazebo lights. It looked so pretty in the dark. The tent took us about an hour to put up then about another hour to peg out properly and hang the inner bedroom, but we weren't rushing and this was the very first time out of the bag. We had some light winds that blew the tent but not enough to make it sway. This is probably the best tent I have ever been in, well worth looking out for in sales. I think you may be pushing it to use it as a 10 man tent, realistically, 6 or 8 would give you good living space.

Its well worth the money-go and buy 1!
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By: Flavman36  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 05/05/2011

This tent is brilliant, like many others here we also bought it in the go outdoors sale. Unbelievable value. We had a dome tent before so the only place I could stand upright was in the centre. I was spoilt with this one as I could stand up everywhere. We went for a 5 day camping trip a few weeks back and this was the first time we had used it. The weather was roasting but the tent stayed comparatively cool and on the last day it got fairly chilly about dinner time cos of the wind so we picked up the garden table and chairs we had and the six of us inside for dinner. We put on the light hanging off the roof and sat in comfort and ate. We all had loads of room in our bedrooms and the dog had a bedroom to herself. Would recommend this tent to anyone who will listen. You must buy it as it took me and my 4 year old son about an hour to put it up. Now for a tent that big that really ain't that bad.
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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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