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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Voyager 6

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74 Reviews of the Voyager 6        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  
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By: Clairecf  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 20/08/2013

We are only a family of four but we bought this tents as it has a really large living space with a great head height. I am 5 foot 3 inches and can only just reach the top of the tent at full stretch! We have had eight of us plus camping table inside the tent during bad weather.

The first year we used the tent we did not have any leaks but this year we had a couple but they will easily be rectified. Hence the 9 out of 10.

The sleeping compartment for 2 would be a little on the snug side for me but the children did not complain. I love the large 4 berth one and in the past all four of us have slept there in comfort.

Overall a great tent, the best of the three that we have owned.
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By: Loveholidays7  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 11/08/2013

We have had the voyager 6 for 3 years now and love it. We bought it for several reasons after looking a dozens of others. We wanted a decent tent at a good price. Bought at Go Outdoors in the sale, we wanted a tent that would have lots of room for two without being enormous but could comfortably have 4 adults in when needed. But It was the large living area that sold it to us.

It is easy to pitch but it does take two of us to do it.

We use the large bedroom with double air bed and the smaller pod for storage. When the weather has not been good we have had friends sitting inside and there as been loads of space. Their more expensive much bigger tents do not have the living area space the voyager has.

We bought the carpet this year and got electric hook up for the 1st time to which I am now a convert. Can't believe I resisted for so long.

Our tent has stood up to wild winds and rain but has never let us down. The only disadvantage which is more troublesome than a problem and has been mentioned before is that the front door lets in water when it is opened. However to solve this and to add even more space when we go to France next year for two weeks we have just bought the porch In a half price sale.

Overall a great tent at a good price . Would not hesitate to recommend . Especially if bought in a sale.
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By: Baa-chan  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 12/07/2013

We bought this tent primarily because we needed space and comfort which we have from this tent. Easy to erect, snug in all weathers, it is perfect for us (Us being two old codgers who prefer to glamp rather than camp). The height and space in the main part is brilliant - with the carpet insitu it feels like home from home. We use the large 4 man area as our bedroom (complete with picnic rugs and an inflatable king size bed), and the smaller sleeping pod as a storage area. I love this tent and would highly recommend it.
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By: Proudhon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 16/05/2013

OH and I have had this tent for 3 or 4 yrs now. We have used it regularly in snow, rain and screaming winds. We have also been the last tent standing once in one terrible gale - partly because we always peg-out properly but also due to this being a decent tent. In really bitter weather, we have had a night of -10c, we have moved into the large inner berth with our heater and seats and continued our evening as before. This was the only occasion when we have had any sign of condensation.

Air vents fore and aft do need to be monitored and would be improved with a dab of sticky backed Velcro but on hot nights are a blessing.

The only issues we have had is the lack of a pole key thing (sorry)on one of tent straps and the occasional cracked tent poles.

After some years of using this tent I am entirely satisfied with it and have no reservations in recommending it to you- especially if you can get it during a discount weekend at Go Camping.
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By: Willem06  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 09/05/2013

This is a fab tent,easy to put up with two, after few times we could do it in 20min. I can even put it up on my own. With 3 kids nagging.

Would recommend the porch it gives fab cooking area and storage.

Only down side was when wet 9most of last year) and you open tent door water drips in, but upside get the porch and that stoped it
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By: Mrswhite  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 20/01/2013

We have just pitched our Voyager 6 for the first time and are so pleased with it. It took us an hour to pitch and put the bedroom pods up as well. My Hubby has never pitched a tent before so I am really pleased with the time and am sure we will get this down now we know what we are doing. It took 10 minutes to take down and get back into the bag. We left the bedroom pods in, meaning the tent was fatter when folded but it still went in OK. The instructions are really easy to follow and the poles are colour coded to each sleeve.

The tent is a fantastic size for the three of us and the dog, with lots of room in the living room area for us to spread out. The bedrooms are a great size and although I haven't tested it I'm sure two double airbeds will go in the large bedroom.

I am also really happy with the 175 we paid and feel we got great value for money. The tent does get reduced more over the year but we wanted to be ready to go out as soon as the weather is a bit better.

All we need now is the carpet to make the tent cosier and we're ready for action.

I would definitely recommend the Voyager 6 as a first tent for a small family and we can't wait to spend our first weekend away in it.
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By: Sjshelley  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 13/01/2013

Fantastic spacious tent, whole family love it! Only downsides are, rain comes in when opening front door in wet weather, No matter how we peg it out always get ridge along fitted groundsheet near front of tent. Think porch too expensive for us and judging by reviews doesn't fit too well. Very easy to put up/peg out, stands up to high winds pretty well, not planning on changing it any time soon.
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By: Julia64  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/10/2012

Love our hi-gear tent but it is very heavy and takes 2 to load and unload from the car and we have had to add lots of extra Velcro to windows and doors to prevent flapping up. Saying this it is excellent value for money and so spacious. If you choose to buy this tent buy a long electric cord as it only has one side entrance for the cord.
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By: Janelou67  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 18/09/2012

Our first ever tent we bought & it's turned out to be absolute bargain [on offer from go outdoors] this year 2012. We went to look at the Rock 4 but when my partner & me saw the Voyager 6 there was no changing our minds. We've been camping 3 times so far. We had wind, rain & the tent stood up to it both & dried off quickly. No leaks & reasonably warm especially in the bedroom when zipped up. As others have said when opening zip on doors after rain you do get wet dripping in a bit.

It's easy to erect with colour coded bars & tent edging it took around 45 mins first time and about 30 mins after that & that's getting our stuff inside. As my partner carries on pegging & I unpack.

The large 4 person bedroom is a good size with the centre divide rolled up it allows for a god sized double airbed with room to get around it. Although it's not full head height around the edges of the bedroom, it still doesn't feel cramped.

The smaller second bedroom we take down & use the space for the bags/boxes, our clothes & dressing area.

Having both the doors able to become sun canopies is good, we had a set of poles in with porch poles, so only have to buy a 2nd set if we need to. The tent is very well ventilated with lots of space to move around in the good sized living area before adding a porch & with the porch on you have lots of extra space. It's surprising how much you need to take even though it's only the 2 of us. Having the porch on keeps the chill out a bit more on those colder nights.

The first time we went we had no carpet, so was quite chilly under foot. The last time we went we bought the carpet & you could feel the difference straight away.

I would definitely recommend this tent to family, friends & to anyone wanting a spacious, reasonably luxurious camping set-up at a reasonable price. Good value for money, but keep a look out for Go Outdoors sales offers. We had a great bargain with ours as got the tent & porch together in their sale.
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By: BadToTheBone  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 05/09/2012

After looking at entry level tents for some time, we bought the Voyager 6 with the footprint and carpet for 2 of us. Previous experience of mobile living has been old canvas bell tents and touring caravans some time back, and more recently a small modern 2 berth tent for my solo motor racing trips across Europe. As 'She who shall be obeyed' wanted to try a bit of UK camping instead of (actually, as well as) 5 star hotels in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, it was clear that the little 2 berth would not cut it.

So, the decision criteria for a new tent was:

1) Semi-Geodesic structure

2) Hydrostatic head of 3000+

3) Full headroom

4) Good sized living area before adding a porch

5) A large bedroom

6) Value for Money

7) Good quantity of positive independent reviews

The Voyager 6 met all the decision criteria, and also fitted on a standard pitch size, which some others we considered did not.

Pitching with the footprint is a doddle even for newbies like us. Simply peg out the footprint, put the tent on top and away you go. With 5 colour coded poles, and good instructions sewn into the bag, first time up, we had shelter in about 20 minutes, and it was fully pegged out with the carpet (really worth it for added underfoot luxury and warmth) and all our gear inside in less than an hour.

In use, this full height tent is airy in hot weather, having 2 doors with flysheets and numerous vents. The door flyscreens are really useful for providing good ventilation in hot weather whilst keeping the mozzies out. Window blinds on 4 good sized windows are useful to keep the sun out / let the light in depending on your disposition.

In moderate wet weather with light winds, the tent has not leaked at all so far. We have no experience of extreme conditions with this tent, but given the semi-geodesic construction, tons of pegging points and guy ropes, I would not expect too many issues until it really blows a hoolie.

We have had no condensation inside the tent with two of us in it overnight (1st week of September, so some hot/cold changes), and 8 adults for a few colder after BBQ / pub hours before disappearing back to their tents in the small hours.

The doors are well documented to drip rain inside when opened, but the zips were solid and watertight in rain. Giving the doors a good shake before fully opening them in wet weather stops the majority of drips from entering the tent.

The big 4 person bedroom, with the centre divide rolled up allows for a decent sized double airbed with room to get around it. Although not full head height throughout the entire bedroom, it does not feel cramped.

The pockets on the front of the main bedroom are useful for holding things likely to be needed quickly, such as keys, torches, first-aid, batteries etc. We leave the little bedroom in the bag, and use the space it would take for cupboards and storage.

With clutter disappearing where the second bedroom would be, it leaves the entire front area clear for entertaining. The living area was big enough for 8 people to sit around tables playing cards, drinking and nattering late at night.

Taking the tent down is the simple reversal of putting it up, very easy indeed. We leave the bedroom up, and with careful folding and expelling the air whilst rolling it up towards the open main door, it all fits back in the bag reasonably easily. Having said that, we leave the poles out of the main bag as we find two lighter bags better than one heavy bag when getting it into storage at home.

The footprint means that the whole groundsheet / tent unit is clean and ready to bag as you drop it. A flat footprint is easier to clean on one side than a cumbersome sewn-in tent groundsheet, and well worth the small investment.

It looks like with careful use and maintenance, the Voyager 6 could last some time, but at Go Outdoors 'proper sale' prices of less than 150 to replace the tent (on the right sale weekend of course) it's not a huge deal if the tent does have a problem after a couple of seasons.

I would think twice if they ever thought of charging the. Erm. 'RRP' of 400 as there are far better quality tents with higher H/H out there for that kind of money.

We did not buy the Voyager 6 porch. It is massive, going on the long axis of the tent, possibly putting you on a bigger, more expensive pitch on many sites if the owners get picky. I also felt it was very expensive in comparison to the tent (unless you can wait and find a 50% week at Go Outdoors) at 120 RRP and frequently on the shelf at that price or close to it. Although we have no direct experience of it, our research shows that it does not receive the rave reviews the tent does, and frankly the only advantages seem to be a little protection to the front door in bad weather, and somewhere to cook. There is more than enough room in the main tent, so that is probably one unnecessary item that we will not buy. Our view is, if it rains and we can't cook outside, we'll buy cooked food in or eat out.

Overall, we are very happy with the Voyager 6 tent, footprint and carpet as inexperienced campers, and would recommend it to anyone wanting a spacious, reasonably luxurious camping set-up at a reasonable price. We can't wait to get away with it again.
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Manufacturer's Description

Hi Gear's Voyager 6 is a sturdy and reliable shelter for 6 campers, it's roomy layout giving you a huge porch/storgae space and two seperated bedrooms.

Simply pitched, even under harsh weather conditions, the Voyager 6 has a sewn in groundsheet and is erected fly-first so your ineer sheets don't get exposed.

The double guying system and bright guylines ensure the tent is stable and visible, while the fire-retardant fabrics should help you avoid any unwanted incidents with your cooking.

The large porch area is easily ventilated by the mesh screen doorway, and gives you plenty of space for keeping your bikes, setting up a kitchen, sheltering from a downpour, or sleeping extra campers.



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