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Tent Showcase: Hi Gear Kalahari 10

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75 Reviews of the Kalahari 10        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  
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By: Old witch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/04/2014

I have recently bought one of these and it is great! Plenty of room for rainy days and we had winds and torrential downpours the first time we put it up for 3 days! Everywhere was flooded but not a drop came in, (except when we opened the door !) very impressed. We have since added a porch and solved that problem. Would definitely recommend this tent and it looks lovely up too. Happy camping !
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By: H h h  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 21/01/2014

We have had our tent for a few years now and would not swop it for anything, its so roomy and stands up to the most severe winds. We have bought loads of extras we now have two porches one either side we eat in one and cook in the other. The carpet provides a homely touch and we have three children running in and out did slip round a bit but adding a ring at each corner and one either side of the carpet it is then fastened to the main tent and does not move at all. This tent is a fantastic buy and we got ours off eBay for 36 pounds there was nothing wrong with at all and we have had many a happy week in it and would recommend it to any large family with little ones or teenagers as there is plenty of room for both all the baby bits or for teenagers who like to pack their whole wardrobe!
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By: Buffybaskey  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 16/08/2013

We have just brought and spent 4 nights in this tent, after having a 4 man before without a sewn in groundsheet, this tent has really changed mine and the families feelings on camping. It was easy to put up, had a huge amount of space and everything we wanted. We were extremely please with it, it was awful weather where the rain literally hammered down for many days, not one leak at all and we were all snuggly and warm and dry, I couldn't recommend this tent enough!. I loved the three way of having the windows, and the carpet was so warm and made it feel very luxurious. We are now going to get the porch as well so that we can cook when the weather is bad and are looking forward to getting it out and using it again, putting it away was easy and it fitted back into the bag with no problems, the staff at go outdoors were great and have informed us that next time if the tent is dry we can keep the bedroom(as we only used one) attached to make it even easier an it will still fit in the bag, so we will need only one bag instead of two ;-)
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By: Donna148  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/08/2013

Wow what fab buy our tent was.

Stood up to the weather, no leaks or breaks.

We have the porch too and although it could be a better fit was perfect to set up kitchen in.

Very spacious tent.

Was quite a pain putting up in the wind but some very nice campers who also had the same tent came to help.

The tent bedrooms are large plenty of room to stand in and can be 1 large room or split into 2.

Mesh on the windows so you can roll up the plastic and let the air through.
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By: Jimmylands  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 23/07/2013

Great tent bought and delivered in time for the hottest weekend of the year.

Masses of room in living area and bedrooms for myself, wife and 2 kids.

I managed to put it up at my own slow pace which was my choosing in an hour on my own.

The tent hasn't been tested in any poor conditions so can't comment on how it stands up, which is one reason for not giving a 10 out of 10.

The other reason will be the lack of ventilation. I think it would be better if it had two door panels on each side instead of 1.
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By: Bucephalas  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 22/07/2013

A huge tent by any standards. Bought for myself, two children my friend and his two kids to camp and there was plenty of room.

I bought mine in 2011 when it was on offer in GoOutdoors (never pay full price!). I also bought the carpet (a must for luxury) and the porch.

The porch is very useful for the cooking and washing up etc and leaves the main living area uncluttered.

Last summer we stayed at Warren Park camp site in Bream when we had the biggest storm in some years. At the start of the evening when the storm began there were some 300 campers on our field. Every time I went out into the wind and rain to check all was well there were fewer each time! By the morning there were 5 tents left and three of them were the same as this one.

Some water did enter under the window flaps but not much considering the weather.

All in all, very happy with this monster and it'll get some more abuse in the coming weeks.
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By: Christinemary  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 01/03/2013

We bought this tent from a firm that takes back returns on e-bay. Start price 99p. We won the bidding and paid 70+ postage. It came with a spare set of poles and the large canvas bags. Everything looked new. The description on e-bay said slight fault. The only fault we found was some stitching on one end guy rope, had come undone. This formed the loop to fit tent peg in and was soon sewn up.

We camped in Devon last year, 2012. It was in the middle of our so called summer. We had a lot of wind and rain but the tent held up to all sorts of weather. We also managed to find a porch on e-bay. This didn't hold up so well. We returned from a trip out to find that one of the metal poles on the porch had bent so bad in the wind that it had to be scrapped (managed to track down a replacement pole, again on e-bay) Yet all the fibre glass poles on the main tent were fine. We had quite a lot of people on the campsite asking about our tent and were surprised at how large it was inside. So much room, we used one of the small bedrooms as a toilet. Very handy in the middle of the night.

We tried another camping trip a few weeks later in Gloucestershire. The weather was better for a few days then more rain. Tent was fine and much admired by the owner of the campsite. We kept comfortable and dry inside our big blue home. We had a small halogen heater to keep us warm at night. We also bought a carpet and footprint groundsheet. Very cosy.

We are hoping for better weather this year so we can go camping again as we just love our tent. It was such a bargain. Good old e-bay!
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By: Macsgrafs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 23/01/2013

We bought our 10 man at the end of 2011 & didn't use it until July 2012. We had 6 out of 7 days heavy rain (RAF Fairford), the tent LEAKS where the 4 big roof panels join! It's not a big leak, but a drip that happens about 3 times per minute. We sprayed her during the one dry day & used 2 full cans (These panels are big), this cured the leak completely.

Next problem.Poor ventilation. Yes I know it has lots of side flaps, but the wind has a habit of slamming these closed during strong gusts & then the velcro holds them like it. In the morning the roof is very wet with condensation, we cured this by leaving a greenhouse electric heater running on a low setting all night.

Thats the only bad things & though not major, could make your stay a bit uncomfortable. Now the bonuses.

Before this tent we had a 6 man Outwell, that had great room for a 4 person family, but this new 10 man can easily site 14 people in the floor space! We know, we have done it ;)

Get a carpet for this tent & its home from home. We cooked inside during the evening as the weather was terrible (summer of 2012 was on a Thursday from memory).
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By: Darcie1972  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 16/12/2012

We purchased one of these tents earlier in the year and have to say we are very impressed. They are extremely spacious with plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably and plenty of living space too. We camped in the early summer and had really bad weather a couple of days but there was not a problem with the tent it kept us all warm and dry. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to purchase a tent
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By: Zoe-Louise  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 29/11/2012

I'm just updating my review as the last one was left only having test pitched it in the garden. First impressions were fabulous.Actual camping in it was completely different!

The first time we camped it was good we had all weather thrown at us. The problem was with the air vents had stretched too much plus when we opened the tent bag for the first time and the bedroom pods had dried mud in them. Go outdoors replaced the tent no questions asked.

2nd tent we only just pulled it out of the bag when we noticed a tear in it so obviously it when straight back. ( this had nothing to do with the tent. We later found out from a member of staff from go outdoors that when you take a faulty tent back they send it off to be repaired then it gets put back out for sale so in reality when you're thinking your buying a brand new tent you are not. )

3rd tent we took it camping for the weekend in Devon in July when we had all the bad rain.We could have saved time and not bothered with the tent as we got just as wet with the tent as we would of without one. I had all of an hour sleep through the night. We had no choice but to pack everything up and 6:30 in the morning in the lashing rain squeeze the tent back into the bag to take back yet again.

The living area roof just poured in. The ground sheet just let water in and the bedroom pods were sopping wet.

Lucky enough we were able to exchange for a different tent as we couldn't risk having another ruined holiday by having a dodgy tent.

The tent is very impressive in size. Perfect for a camping trip when the weather is calm and no rain or wind. Apart from the leaking and the seconds that were meant to be brand new the only thing going for this tent is that it looks good and can be pitched in approx 30-40 mins.

We have now opted for a hi gear voyager 6 we have taken no chances mind. We have waterproofed it ourselves.

We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2kids.

Next time we need to renew the tent I will be paying out for a better make eg. Outwell or Vango.

Happy camping everyone
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Manufacturer's Description

Hi Gear's Kalahari 10 is a spacious and stable tunnel-style tent that's packed with features and versatility for a stress-free camping experience.

It's pre-attached high-visibility guylines, slick pole sleeves, and welded polyethylene groundsheet make pitching the tent a quick and easy affair.

The living space is a generous 10m, and the bedrooms comfortably sleep five at each end of the tent, in a 2+3 inner arrangement with breathable inner walls.

The sewn-in groundsheet combined with the fire-retardant polyester flysheet (with 3000mm hydrostatic head) give you a fully sealed and ventilated internal environment, so you'll be completely protected from draughts and even the heaviest sustained downpours.

The large living space has two 'privacy' windows and hanging storage pockets to help keep it tidy and liveable.

The two doors can be propped and extended out to use as a canopy, using the steel porch poles, giving you shelter from rain or stretching the space out for more room if it's sunny.

Other features include water-repellent zips, an electrical cable access point, and multiple ventilation points along the roof line.

Easy to pitch, generously spaced and comfortable to live in, the Kalahari 10 is a great choice for families or groups who need convenience and quality wherever they're going.

Berth 10
Bedrooms 4
Outer Material PU Coated Polyester
Pitching First Outer First
Doors 2
Height (cm) 220
Length (cm) 710
Width (cm) 400
Weight (g) 32200
Recommended Use Group Camping
Skin Double Skin
Pack Size (cm) 72 x 31 x 31(fly) 72 x 28 x 25(poles)
Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm) 3000
Fire Retardant Yes
Poles 5x Fibreglass, 2x Steel

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