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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Corado 8

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26.40 KG
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8.63/10 from 35 reviews

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35 Reviews of the Corado 8        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4  
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By: Chalktome  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 23/03/2014

When we purchased our Corado8 we were new to camping and wanted a large tent (there are six of us) without spending a small fortune, just in case camping was not for us.

I have to say that you will struggle to find a better tent for the money!

There are always deals available so it will not cost anywhere near the list price, we got ours using a discount card and in a sale, so we did get a good deal.

The layout is fantastic, having the bedrooms at the rear with the corridor in between works well and allows for lots of hidden storage space. The canopy or porch at the front stops most foul weather providing some cover for shoes etc.

We have used our tent for the past four years in some horrible weather and it has stood up when others around us have suffered, not at any time leaking or causing any concern when at times facing storms coming from the sea.

I have to admit that I have only one small criticism of this tent which can be aimed at almost any polyester tent in that when the sun comes out it warms up!

I hope that if you are reading this looking for a very large family tent for your introduction to camping, that will have people looking on in awe at it's size, then I have given you the confidence to buy a Corado8.

I am glad that we used this unit for our intro to camping and if they made the same tent in polycotton I would buy one immediately.
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By: Stephen1308  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 16/10/2013

Having now owned four large tents since 2000 we have (fingers crossed) high hopes for this tent.

Our first family tent was a Relum Khios XL which served us exceptionally well with our young daughter for a number of years all over Europe and in all conditions! Following this our twins arrived and we didn't camp for a few years but then purchased a Vango Tigris 800 with extension canopy and took this to France in 2010 and again had a fantastic time and experienced some turbulent weather. The tent stood up well to the conditions. The Vango was packed away dry and stored in our garage until this summer when we took it to Devon. Mid stay the heavens opened and the tent leaked like a sieve all over - we believed our only option was to pack up and go home or purchase a new tent. We opted for the latter and bought a Kampa Watergate 8.

When erecting the Kampa we thought the tension on the poles was excessive, however the tent went up and we concluded the holiday. When we got back home we decided to put the tent back up in our back garden and give it a full check over. This resulted in two of the fibre glass poles fracturing and the discovery of a manufacturing fault with the tent. After a bit of a struggle we received a full refund.

As you can imagine, by this time we are a little disheartened, not with camping, but the quality of tents on offer (excluding the Relum which was faultless). We saw the Corado at our last site and have read the reviews and purchased a Corado - we have erected it in the garden and all appears to be good so far. It is the model where the front door doesn't zip all the way round (it was a customer return at a greatly reduced price) but we don't have any concerns in particular and hope that this will restore out confidence.

The tent has some great features and flexibility - if anyone has any tips to ensure we are not let down again, these would be greatly welcomed! We have three children who love camping and we want to ensure that they have many more great experiences.
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By: Football lady  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 31/08/2013

Bought our corado off ebay and have to say I am thrilled to bits with it. It huge and has plenty of living space when the pods are put up. We have been camping in it in heavy rain and wind and it withstood it no problem. It gets lots of attention of the campsites because of its sheer size and we had quite a few visitors for a look around inside and there was a lot of tent envy going on . Cant wait to get out and pitch it again.
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By: Len585  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 24/08/2013

We are a family of 5 (kids 6,8,10) and have had this tent for a year. We have used it 4 times and love it! It is massive - to put into perspective the 8m x 5m you could park two cars in it if the front door was wide enough.

We only have boot space in the car and it is big in the bag. The canvas can be rolled really tight and secured with bungees rather than let it expand with air once in the tent bag and the poles weigh quite a bit too, but that's why we love it- it is solid once up and the envy of any camp site.

There is no doubt you need two people to put the tent up.

It has been used in wet weather and did not leak, reading the reviews there seem to be loads of poor quality tents out there but we are really satisfied.

Due to the size of the tent ensure that when booking a site you let the owner know its dimensions - because it might be too big for their pitches (I did not consider this prior to buying!) or they may want to try and charge you more once they see the beast up!

The most important thing is that our kids love it and want to go camping all the time! and even when its wet the living space affords the whole family to sit down in chairs and play games or chill out rather than being on top of each other on sleeping bags.
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By: McLaughlinFamily  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 26/06/2013

WOW - I bought this having previously seen it and marvelled at it's size/space and wasn't disappointed when I bought my own. It is actually easier to put up than my previous Voyager 6 as all the poles are the same so there is less sorting out. It can also go up in sections. It is better with two adults (and some young helpers) but Myself and my 14 and 10 year old put it up in the garden in about an hour (amazing for such a big tent)

The bedrooms are a great size, the storage at the back is really useful and the canopy at the front deceptively big for those less than great days when you want to be out, but still want to be out of the rain.

It's a crying shame I had to get this second hand as GO don't do this anymore, but although it said second hand (used/ex store/needs reproofing) we were lucky enough to realise it's brand new and no faults so we got a bargain as well!

I would seriously recommend this second hand if you want a tent that needs to sleep 6 or more
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By: Mblundell  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 28/05/2013

Bought the Corado 8 to replace our Vango Sungari 600, what a great decision that was.Just had what I can honestly say is the wettest week camping I have ever had.The tent is huge which is a godsend when you have a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old who can't play out because of the stair rods. Tent only took 2 of us an hour to put up including the bedrooms and carpets. There where a couple of minor drips from seams but nothing a handy tube of seam sealer couldn't sort out. Some of the previous reviews re the front door being draughty can simply be sorted out by a couple of pegs strategically placed about 6 ins either side of the door. Well done Hi Gear the tent is incredible just a pity its discontinued making it harder to get spares
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By: Manseman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 24/03/2013

Bought this for our family of 5. It is huuuuge! I am a fairly experienced camper, albeit on a budget, so never with expensive tents. I'm glad I bought this tent in the sale, as I would have been very disappointed. There were various drips from the seams (which I can seal, but thats not the point with a new tent) and a strip of the groundsheet 'delaminated' from one side of the tent to the other. Other than that, it was great for the holiday as it was abe contain so much, especially with the dodgy summer that was 2012. Returned the tent to Go outdoors, who sent it off for repair, but the repair company returned it saying it was unrepairable. Go outdoors were willing to replace, but informed me that there had been quality issues and the tent had been discontinued, so if everything else was ok with the tent they recommended using duck tape to repair the groundsheet along with a hefty refund, which I took up. All in all, a great idea behingd the tent, let down by its quality, but hopefully will be used for a few more family holidays yet with some running repairs.
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By: HuntH1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 05/11/2012

As a family of five, we have previously owned a 6-man tent and found it in no way big enough to contain people, baggage, kitchen stuff and table/chairs.

The Corado 8 is sooooo huge! We have nick-named it 'the marquee' as it is big enough (without the bedroom pods) to be used as one.

All the other reviews on here have waxed lyrical about this tent, so I won't go on, but just to say that it is so nice to have enough living space for everyone even on a yucky day.

On our last trip, we had 5 adults and 3 children around a big table and still had loads of room for the kitchen stand and 'play' space.

I would highly recommend the footprint (allows you to position the tent accurately and stops the bottom if the tent from getting filthy) and also the carpet (or any backed blanket really -as it really makes the tent feel warmer).
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By: Granny4  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 23/10/2012

I think its all been said before, massive tent (8mx5m)only takes 30 minutes to put up (2 people), I have dismantled this on my own.

Huge living area with space at the rear for storing.I use the outside canopy for cooking and eating.You can have all or 1 or 2 of the bedroom pods up, I put the 4 of them up and use the spare as a dressing room
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By: Juliemarie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 29/08/2012

We bought this tent at the end of June, was only able to try it out when we went away for 5 nights in mid August. Had read the reviews, trying to get some tips to erect,so slightly anxious beforehand. Laid out footprint and started at the rear,as recommended on here. Bit tricky at 1st, poles are heavy when all fixed together. Luckily we have 3 children who were all put to work. Once we had got the hang of it the tent was up within 45 mins. However after a slight disagreement with my hubby as to the positioning of the tent, we decided to turn it while it was up, not recommended. But we managed it,had to crawl under to turn the footprint. Make sure the positioning is correct before erecting. Loads of space,the storage area at the rear is very handy.Personally I love the porch area as we kept all our cooking equipment there and made all meals in it,even in the rain,this kept our living area very spacious. On our 3rd night it was very wet and windy, the tent stood up well,nice and dry and all pegs firmly in ground.There are loads of vents and on the cooler nights we had I closed the ones at the sides and just had the rear open. Unfortunately we had to put tent down wet and dry at home, got it back in bag no problem. Looking for ward to our next break in October.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Hi Gear Corado 8 is a large 8 person family tent that offers a great combination of space and practicality.

The door canopy offers the facility to cook inside or out without damaging the groundsheet, and the choice of entrances allows you to choose your layout of tent furniture to suit your camp, and to ventilate the tent fully if it overheats or fills with barbecue smoke.

The internal standing height allows the freedom of movement and the feeling of space.

The 3000m hydrostatic head waterproofing ensures a dry, reliable retreat in troublesome weather while the sewn in ground sheet stops the wet dew in the morning.

To give you and your fellow campers even more space and luxury, it's possible to extend the tent using the Hi Gear Corado 8 canopy.

Ideal for family holidays, the Corado is perfect for getting away from it all.

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