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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Enigma 5

Tent and Awning Showcase Index  >  Hi Gear  >  Enigma 5 Reviews

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Bedroom inners:
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5  (more 5 berth tents)
12.48 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9.86/10 from 7 reviews

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7 Reviews of the Enigma 5

By: Helenwhippets  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 18/04/2017

I love this Tent, it was an ebay special so had already been used. Its the first tent I have chosen and bought, normally I have stayed in little tiny ones but for my whippets and I its great, very easy to put up and take down, plenty of room for lots of things. I have used it 4 or five times now and have no complaints whats so ever with it.
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By: Titchymichy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating:   Date: 17/07/2016

Recent camping trip (my first in over 30 years) and we bought the Hi Gear Enigma 5 as a bundle so it came with a footprint, carpet and porch.

It was simple to put up and very quick. The inner is wrapped. In the outer - I'd recommend splitting them when you pack so your inner doesn't get wet if it's raining when you pitch up.

There is only the 1 bedroom - personally I can't see how you'd get 5 sleeping in there comfortably - unless 3 of you were children. 4 adults perhaps. Certainly more than enough space for 2 though!

The living space was roomy with more than enough space for a large table and deckchairs as well as our cool box and picnic basket and other bits and bobs.

The porch meant we extended the living space by double and meant we.Could keep our cooker and gas bottle dry but outside if the actual tent. Great if it's raining too so you can remove wet things without messing up the interior.

The tent and accoutrements are easy and quick to dismantle and stow in their respective carry bags. I'm impressed that the tent is not too heavy to carry either.

This tent is really good value for money - it's didn't see so large in the showroom - we were amazed at him much space we actually had once we had it pitched. Can't wait for my next trip!

The carpet was a total boon and also came with a door mat.

The tent has plenty of wiindows and vents and also has pockets in the bedroom and a zippable cable slot in the mai. Living area - hand for electric hookup. It meant we could easily charge out battery with a solar panel
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By: Matthew john knight  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 04/07/2016

I am really pleased with this tent. Pitched it with ease . The canopy is great too and best of all it fits nice and snug just behind the drivers seat. Its only me, my wife and daughter and can comfortably get two double air beds in but its a bit tight for a single as well. Can't wait to use it again in three weeks time !
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By: Karlos73  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 25/08/2015

Looks very smart and neat. Is ideal for me and my partner. Very spacious especially with the canopy on to add even more space. Definitely recommend you use a canopy with it as otherwise when it rains and you open the tent you tend to get just inside of the tent wet. Plenty of pockets in the sleeping area. Very easy to erect my partner and I can get it erected and set up in about 15 minutes now. Would definitely recommend it for small families or just couples.
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By: Terry3184  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 26/08/2014

Bought the package, including canopy. Really pleased with it. Just spent this weekend in torrential rain, not a smudge of rain inside. Probably just a little condensation, but only enough to see some slight discoloration. With the canopy its superb, but without it, I can imagine the sloping front would be a draw back.

Easy to put up, in the dark, with the winds blowing a force 5 at 90 degrees!

Not exactly a 5 Berth, I wonder how they get these reasons! It's great for 2 adults, not for more, unless the kids sleep in the front bit
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By: Adamjones320  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 16/08/2014

I purchased the enigma 5 bundle with footprint, carpet and canopy. Used it 4 times now with no problems the canopy is a great addon and is a nice space to sit in. Not had much rain with this tent but it held well in wind we fit 2 adults and 3 small children inside but I think it would be tight with 5 adults but I could be done
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By: AlaninSuffolk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 08/06/2014

Looks smart. Quick to put up once you get the hang of pushing the poles through the tubes though they do tend to catch on the material (I've not owned this type of tent before). Some handy pockets inside. It kept us dry during a rainstorm but we haven't used it in really harsh weathern yet. The sloping door can be a pain because if you open the tent when it's wet then it shakes water on to the floor, so it may be useful to buy the porch too.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Hi Gear Enigma 5 is a simple tunnel tent with a spacious bedroom, large living area and plenty of windows to give it a roomy feel and let light in.

Its fully sewn in groundsheet will keep out drafts and rain (and insects), while the mesh panels on the windows and door make ventilation easy on stuffy days.

Plenty of pre-attached luminous guylines help you to keep the tent stable in windy conditions, and remain visible in low light (especially on a crowded campsite).

The electrical cable access point makes it easy to use your appliances in comfort.

There are a few additions to the Enigma 5 available, to make your camping experience even more comfortable. The Enigma 5 Carpet will make it feel more homely, the Enigma 5 Footprint will insulate and protect the floor (and make pitching the tent even easier), and you can extend your sheltered space with the Enigma 5 Canopy .

Interior height: 195cm (plenty of room to stand)
Pitch size: 470cm x 290cm (campsite friendly)

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