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14 Reviews of the Rock 4        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Donna86  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 27/04/2014

We bought the rock 4 at a bargain price of 100 from go outdoors and I must say its the best tent we ever bought, big enough for me,my partner and 7 yr old, although we only go for weekends with mates so we don't take a lot,nice spacious tent keeps you warm and dry and very strong as well,have no problems with this tent at all, it goes up as easy as putting it down, we also use the delta pegs as we camp near the beach so it can sometimes get a bit breezy, id recommend this tent to anyone
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By: Travel Bug  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 12/11/2013

My oh has been trying to talk me into buying a tent for some time now, we normally camp in a folding camper but fancied a tent so we can camp in weather we wouldn`t take the camper out in or on sites that are only suitable for tents. The Rock 4 and canopy seemed like the perfect tent for us a family of 3 and a dog. We like it because we can stand up in it, we are all tall and we still have plenty of room head wise. The area to sleep in is ok, I wouldn`t want to fit in 4 but perhaphs smaller people will fit or 2 adults and 2 kids. We do like it because it warms up quickly with our fan heater. Our first camp was 25 October and we were warm and cosy all night long.

A great tent for short stays on its own or if you add the canopy longer stays.

Easy to erect and very affordable.

We can`t wait to go away again in our cosy Rock 4
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By: JN71  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 03/09/2013

Used this tent for the first time in August 2013 and as first time campers it took my husband and me a bit longer than the 15 minutes the manufacturers state to erect, even after having had a trial run of putting it up in the garden a few weeks beforehand. However I am sure with more practice we will get quicker. Am so pleased that we decided to go all out and invest in the matching canopy as it does give you that bit of extra space. As the weather was so nice all weekend we were able to leave our chairs and table in the canopy all the time. We also bought the carpet for the living area which does add a bit of luxury and makes it warm underfoot it the morning. All in all a great tent and accessories for the price and we are very much looking forward to our next camping adventure. My only comment for any future purchasers of the Rock 4 would be to invest in some good quality tent pegs. The ones that come with the tent are good but cannot cope with heavily stoned ground, like it was in Norfolk, and we had to throw away about 8 pegs as they bent whilst we were trying to secure them in the ground.
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By: Dougryan53  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 22/08/2013

This is our first time camping so we bought a tent we could afford and the hi gear rock 4 was the one we chose.Well pleased it said 15 minutes to erect and we done it in 18 minutes .Looks an expensive tent and done the job when we had a nights rain,can't wait for our next adventure ,so if you want a tent that does the job in the wet and spacious and you have little money this is the tent for you
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By: Mrdandmrc  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 18/08/2013

Excellent tent. I wanted to down size so bought the rock 4 and a porch to go with it. Being a lady of a certain age I was informed that I would be able to erect this ten my self. I've just spent a wet weekend in this tent and couldn't be more happy with it. It went up like a dream and even the porch was hassle free to attach, and I really like the sew in bed room inner tent. It was even a bit windy but I still managed without any help. I'm pleased I bought the porch as it allowed me to keep the front door open when it was raining, I think if I hadn't got it I'd have spent most of the evenings looking out at blue canvas as the door slopes, so if it's raining the wet would be able to get in if the door was rolled open. With the porch you also gain space to put all the wet stuff you accumulate. It was very windy when I came to put it down and I did have to borrow a 12 yr old child to sit on the canvas once I'd removed the poles to stop it taking off over the moors. I'd really recommend this tent I'm more than happy with it and don't be afraid if you are lone camping it really is simple to put up only took me 30 mins with the porch as well.
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By: Ronquilo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 15/08/2013

This really is a great tent and everyone comments on it!

I really like the fact that the groundsheet is sown in, makes it much quicker to put up and means no water can get in, although for some reason you can't hook up the groundsheet by the sidedoor so water could get in this way (we've never had a problem with it)

I also really like the fact that it is just 3 poles that are exactly the same size and just go horizontally across the tent, i've seen some tents of a similar size that use different sized poles for different parts of the tent which seems needlessly complicated.

My partner and I can get it put up in about 15-20 mins and down in about the same time, much quicker than the small 2 man tent we had before.

It really is a great tent and at a really good price, we've never had any problems with it!
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By: Wiggy25  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 04/08/2013

This is an update to my previous post dated 01/09/2012

I've now had chance to use the tent, only for a weekend break but it was perfect for the two of us and dog.The Saturday night we did have a lot of rain, but no leaks at all and it was very stable.

Points worth noting:-

1) I did read that some people mentioned about the bottom of the doors not having a zip, best to leave this as is!

On our first morning there was a lot of condensation on the inside of the roof I just sponged it up, there had been no rain, just a hot Friday night. This was with all the vents open, so leaving the bottom of the doors as they are will try and help with air flow. I can only imagine it being a LOT worse if these were to be fully sealed as well. The second night was much cooler and a lot of rain, the condensation the following morning was much reduced.

2) Difficulty threading poles through sleeves, I looked at this and seem to have found a sort of work around, I separated the poles from the shock cord. On one end or the metal joining ferrule I filed a bevel all the way round the edge to give a slight taper.

I did this on all the exposed ferrule's, you can only easily get to one end as the other is fixed to the pole itself and I didn't want to damage the pole. After doing this, it does make it very much easier to slide the poles through, OK you just have to push them through tapered or beveled edge first one way but it does make a big difference.

When taking the tent down to remove the poles just carry on pushing all the way through in the same direction. They didn't seem to snag at all.

Only 9 stars, due to the modification I've had to do to the poles and the limited ventilation to reduce the condensation, although at this price it is very good.

Well worth the money I paid for it. I have no problem in recommending this tent, it's quick and easy to pitch and has lots of room. I can see no reason why it shouldn't hold up even in really bad weather, which I have yet to find out.
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By: Jolf  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 29/06/2013

I wanted a tent for myself and my 6 year old Son to go away in, with enough space to stand up in and move around a bit.

The Rock 4 fits the bill perfectly. I'm 5'10' and can stand up in the main living area easily, and can near enough stand up straight in the bedroom.

I was aware that I'd have to put this tent up on my own, so had a test run in the back garden. I did it first time in 30 mins, I'd probably suggest using the instructions as a rough guide for the first time, as they're not worded that well in my opinion. But it is fairly self explanatory as you go along (and I'm a bit of a novice)

I also managed to get it down and back in the bag in 30 mins.

The first time I took it camping, I shaved 5 minutes off my first time (in the rain)

As others have said, feeding the poles through the sleeves is a little frustrating, and without that issue, I think I could get the tent up in 15 mins! Don't let that put you off though, it's really only a minor niggle.

Once I got the tent up, unfortunately we were subjected to a 15 hour deluge of rain, so we pretty much spent that long inside the tent.

There was not a single leak anywhere, and we were comfortable for the whole night.

We were a little short of space, as we had to keep everything inside the living area with the weather being so bad, but still enough room for us both to sit on chairs at a table.

I think I'm going to invest in the extra canopy, as it was a bit awkward getting in and out of the tent with wet shoes and all our equipment inside.

All in all, I am very happy with this tent. Especially as I managed to get it for a below normal price of 80 (due to an error on the Go Outdoors website and a complaint to their customer services dept.) and would highly recommend it.
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By: Fenderbender  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 06/10/2012

Used this tent 3 times this year and I cant really fault it

Very easy to put up, plenty of room for two,would advise getting rock 5 for 3 or 4 people.Its stood up to very heavy rain and fairly strong winds with no problems at all.

The only slight niggles are,the poles are a bit difficult to push through and the doors could do with zip or velcro across bottom but that's it really, I can live with that.

I have noticed a few have been returned or sold as faulty,i reckon its because the inner compartment is fixed to the outer so that when it's pitched, if the centre pole guy lines are too tight it pulls on the inner compartment zips making them very difficult to close.

Highly recommended,pitch properly and look after it and you shouldn't have a problem.
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By: Graham1405  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 20/09/2012

We wanted a smaller tent without frills that we could put up quickly for weekend camping but with full height and enough space for 2 adults to live in comfort. We use a Corado 4 for holidays of 1 week or more. Nothing else came near to the Rock 4.

We paid 99.00 for it which was not as cheap as it had been offered at 79, but also not as expensive as it had been at 139. It is good value and of excellent quality for the price.

It took us a little while to get up, longer than I expected, as I found the carbon fibre poles metal ends snagging against either the brass eyelets on the sleeve, or snagging on the final seam of the sleeve where it had been turned over, when pushing the poles through the sleeve. Next season I intend finding a spray on silicone to see if this will help the poles slide through the sleeve easier.

It has excellent headroom and lounge area height clearing my 5'10 easily. The bedroom can be separated into two, although we keep it as one large bedroom. We also liked the colour of this tent, a change from our larger green Corado 4. We bought also a large picnic rug which we use as a carpet in the bedroom which finishes the bedroom area nicely and gives us with the footprint 4 layers from bedroom floor to ground.

The double guying system gives a feeling of strength and rigidity and makes you feel confident that it will stand up to adverse weather conditions. I also like the adjustment in the straps at the base of the poles which gives tension and rigidity to the lounge floor space. But they are on one side only, and usually on both sides of larger tents.

The electric cable access point into the tent can be closed around the cable with a zip, helping to keep bugs or the elements out. We have the lounge area carpet which adds a bit of luxury and feels great underfoot, but strangely enough it does not fit wall to wall unlike the Corado 4, but it is warm when the weather is cold and cool when the weather is hot.

It is a little short on windows, but the side door opening is a great bonus in warmer weather and can be supported open with poles not supplied with the tent. The small vents on each front window gives fresh air and helps reduce condensation.

We have bought the add on canopy and this gives us great outdoor space for cooking, or relaxing in the evening.

It packs away quite easily when folded and then rolled, and packs away in 1 bag.

This tent is excellent value for money for a small tent with full head height. I have replaced the standard guy line adjusters for glow in the dark line-lok adjusters and I use glow in the dark 20cm pegs just for safety reasons in the dark, my preference not a fault with the tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

A spacious family 4 person tent with a large bedroom and porch, ideal for small families and getaways.

4 Berth Family Tent
All in one pitching style
Taped seams - no leaks

The Hi Gear Rock 4 is a flexible family tent for smaller families or couples looking for extra room. The tent and bedroom are separate parts that are permanently attached by a mesh panel, so you get the reduced condensation of a double-skin design without the hassle of fitting the inners every time you pitch. The sewn in groundsheet keeps drafts and insects out as well as protecting from wet ground.

The bedroom can be divided in 2 with a central curtain, and the tall windows in the front allow lots of light into the living area. The doors to the front and side can be converted to awnings with awning poles (sold separately).

A great tent for first time campers or those who want a simple and roomy tent for weekends away.

Berth: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Doors: 2
Height (cm): 183.00
Length (cm): 350.00
Width (cm): 260.00
Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm): 2000
Weight (kg): 11.80
Pack Size (cm): 60 x 29.5 x 27
Bedroom Dimensions (cm): 210 x 240 x 175
Pitching Order: Inner & Outer Together
Pole Style: Fibreglass
Number of Poles: 3
Fire Retardant: Fire Retardant
Repair Kit Included: Repair Kit Included
Pitching Time: 15minutes
Inner fabric: Breathable Polyester
Groundsheet Fabric: Polyethylene
Flysheet Fabric: Polyester

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