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36.40 KG
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7.71/10 from 21 reviews

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21 Reviews of the Filey 6 Air        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3  
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By: Baznbex  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 19/08/2014

Love it. Easy to put up. Easy to take down. Survived lots of rain and 27mph winds. No flapping . Lots of useful room. Bedrooms big enough for double air bed and some room down the side to keep things. Annexe really useful to keep clothes and therefore keep the tent tidy ( a tidy tent is a happy tent, my mantra) Children's room plenty big enough for 2 single air beds and space for a few belongings. Love all the windows and doors.

The downside ? The bag it comes in is awful ( seems very cheap). It is difficult to get back in the bag, but I guess that's down to the fantastic size of the tent and the thickness of the quality material. I'll live with it!

I've owned 4 or 5 tents and this is the best !
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By: Jw7a28  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 07/08/2014

This is an updated review of the Filey that I did in April, Kampa supplied a full set of air poles to rectify the front porch pole leaking and we have used the tent three times since. On the second time a valve leaked and I replaced it with the spare, then on the third and last time we used it we were on the second day of our holiday when the porch pipe leaked again, I isolated it and the tent was fine, on the third day we came back from lands end to find the middle section of the tent had collapsed one of the poles had exploded ripping a foot long tear in the tent roof, and the airpole covers were ripped apart my neighbour in the caravan next to me said it was like a gun going off, the tent was beyond onsite repair and with my kids crying over the lost holiday we had to reluctantly return home. I demanded and got a full refund from outdoor megastore I have to say outdoor were fantastic, Kampa say they have never had a filey do this before.

I loved this tent it was easy to put up and the layout was superb however it is a product that is so expensive yet so unreliable. I will post the pics of the blown air pole
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By: Stan0045  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 26/07/2014

Me and my family purchased a Kampa Filey 6 Air tent off PJ camping at the NEC on the 22/02/14.

We used the tent once for 2 days at easter down dorset and it was great. We packed it away per instructions and stowed it away in a under stairs cupboard

We are all off on our summer family holiday on the 2nd of August for two weeks to the south France. So I took the opportunity today (26th July 2014) to unpack and inflate the tent to air it out and check it over.

Once unpacked I was about to pump it up and I found that the light grey plastic pipe work on 3 of the 4 deflation pipes looks like it has perished and has a series of splits in (see photos). This is letting all the air out so it is unable to stay up.

This is not of the standard I expect off Kampa.

My issue now is I have a week before we go away on holiday that we are very much looking forward to and we don't have a serviceable tent.

My only option is to purchase a new tent and get a full refund for the filey 6.
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By: Walters2  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 21/07/2014

The design and layout of this family tent is fantastic and we had 2x2 night breaks in it that were excellent. However on its 3rd outing which we have just returned from we had a nightmare. From the first instant the tent started to deflate constantly. After hours of searching inner tubes for leaks we found a ruptured pipe. Using gaffer tape we eased off the leak but throughout the week it started to get worse. Regularly we were woken with the tent inches from my toddlers face with a massive risk of suffocating her, and more than once dragged her airbed out of the bedroom area. We were out all hours of the day and night pumping it up again. We cut our holiday short by 2 days as we did not feel safe staying any longer.This tent has now been sent back to supplier with the hope of a refund as I would never use this tent again it is a suffocation risk! . This experience has made me realise how vulnerable we were with absolutely nothing we could do to ease the situation.
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By: Salome  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 16/07/2014

I am basing this review purely on setting the tent up. My initial thoughts when first seeing our new purchase was on the size of the tent package.She's a whopper!

We was taken back by it's weight too, I'm a big bloke but can only manage to move this short distances before collapsing and hyperventilating.A little exaggeration but you honestly need TWO people to realistically move this tent from car/trailer to pitch.

There onwards the Fily Air comes into its own, I used an electric pump to three quarter fill the tent beams before switching to the included manual pump to finish the job off.Very simple and much less hassle than using tent poles. It took more time to guy the tent out than it did to lay out the footprint sheet and pump her up.Very happy.

Once she was up and guyed out it was clear to us we had made a great choice, she is huge,sturdy and has plenty of room inside for a family holiday. Loads of ventilation for those hot days which can also be zipped up for poorer weather conditions making a huge tent feel quite snug inside.

The zips do tend to snag a bit on the waterproofing material but wasn't really a big problem.Just a niggle.

As others have said, the front porch area Windows have no privacy curtains.But for us,it's just a handy area to have all the cooking gear stored with shoes,boots and any other spare camping equipment which leaves the living area feeling nice and spacious.So,personally speaking.Not a problem.

The main downside to the tent is the packing away.Purely due to her shear size. Deflation is quick and painless, just simply follow the clear instructions provided. It's the whole 'rolling the tent up' which can be a strain on the knees and back.To get her back in the bag provided, it's best to roll her up once to get the surplus air out of the tent.Unroll and then re-roll her up again to get her in the bag. I wouldn't fancy doing that in the rain due to the size but that's the gamble with camping anyway.

All in all the Kampa Filey 6 Air is a great family holiday tent that's big in every way possible,plenty of room,plenty of storage,big sleeping/living area's and very sturdy once up.A great tent.
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By: Arwen444  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 05/06/2014

First time we used our new tent was the worst weather, four days and nights of torrential rain with no let up.The kampa filey 6 air did not let us down. This tent is solid as rock, it didnt move in the wind or let even one drop of water in(plenty under the tent though)we were snug and warm and felt very safe.

Tent went up in five minutes then about fifteen to peg out and ropes etc. Getting down took longer as it was muddy underneath. I was upset and worried the new tent would be ruined by the rain from the ground. We took it home and put it up but there was barely a mark on it, it just seemed to shrug off any dirt. Five minute wipe of the front flap and its good to go again. I would camp anywhere with this tent. No noise from the fly sheet flapping or poles bending.Worth every penny.

Its a big and heavy tent , don't underestimate this when buying it takes two people to lift in into the car, my husband put it up by himself. Taking down in just a case of turn the valves and its down , roll it up unroll and roll again to get the air out. The only niggle is there is no sewn in groundsheet for the porch and the one they make to put in is a little tricky to figure out but once we got the hang of it we were fine.

The best bit for me is the little anex at the side , very useful for childrens dunny runs in the night , beats trecking over a field in the night. The front porch zip could do with some more design work as it snagged a lot but a small problem really.
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By: Mac2  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 03/06/2014

We had a Vango eclipse air beam which cost the same money as the filey. We had many issues with the Vango and took it back and exchanged it for the filey. The filey is in a different league quality wise, much easier put up having just one inlet valve to pump compared to Vango having 5 or 6, and canopy is all attached. Whereas the Vango and other air beam types you often see people pitching the main tent in under 30 mins the. Spending twice that time putting on a canopy which in Vangos case, then leaked.

With filey you get an extra side room for toilet or bags, proper size bedrooms ( we are 2 adults, 2 small kids). The filey was rock solid, zero flapping.

Only two negative points are , we had one very small bit of leakage as per jay.R 70' but this was just on one small area and the front entrance zip can get caught on the weatherproof transparent flap. Overall we think it is brilliant. Oh it is a big bag but probably because of the quality of the material.
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By: Jay.r70  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 05/05/2014

Just returned from our first trip with the Kampa Filey Air 6. I'm afraid it's good and bad news;

The tent is amazing, the material is rustle free, we didn't expect the 150D material to make such a difference over the 75D, even in moderate winds over the weekend, infact it was other tents that kept us awake as we had no background noise from ours. Putting it up and taking it down is unbelievably easy, we used the hand pump and had it up in about 4 or 5 minutes which everyone was commenting on, it's down in less than a minute! We had no problems getting it back in the bag, rolled it up, then unrolled it and rolled it up again.

This tent is huge when its in its bag and very heavy.

It rained Saturday and Sunday and we had water come in at various points mostly along the seam for the outside skirting where the ground sheet is sewn in as there appeared to be no tape or seam seal all the way around the tent so we ended up with most of our air beams sitting in their own little pools of water, we also had water ingress at the beam next to the storage pod where it stitches on to the main body of the tent about half way up.

We are now waiting to hear from Outdoor Megastore where we purchased the tent. Will add another comment to let you all know how we get on.
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By: Debbie2b  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 30/04/2014

We have just returned from a two night camping trip in our new Kampa Filey 6 Air Tent and I can honestly say we were not disappointed. We previously had an Outwell Montana 6 and we loved it, it's served us well over the last 4 years. However, my husband hated putting the tent up after driving for 6 hours - the Filey 6 has taken the stress out of our trips. There are a few bits that I think Kampa can improve on but I think that's me being picky as I've been spoilt by the Outwell! Just a couple of the things are: the curtains on the living area - once opened the fly mesh is exposed so if it's windy it will get chilly in the tent. Another is the toggles to hold windows and doors up/open would be better if they were elasticated. The carpet could be better quality - when you consider the cost of the tent a nicer carpet wouldn't go amiss? Like I said they are minor things that if we hadn't had the Outwell we probably wouldn't have even noticed.

Lastly, when choosing to buy a tent I would strongly recommend you research the place you are buying your tent from as well as the tent itself! I had read on here many reviews for different tents and the one Camping shop that kept cropping up was CROSS CAMPING. I found their website and their MD Gary Cross is a great guy - happy to give advice! We had a fault with the front panel of the tent but we've had no problem sorting it with Gary. He's arranged for a new panel to be delivered tomorrow and also collect the faulty one at the same time! What a guy! Thank you so much Gary for your help, advice and also prompt replies to the many emails I've sent to you?

Can't wait for our next trip! :-)
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By: Jw7a28  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 26/04/2014

Bought this tent from the outdoor megastore but when it arrived the box had been battered quite a lot and the pump had no guage as stated spoke to outdoor megastore and they were keen to sort it I was also concerened it was not new, I facebooked Kampa on a saturday at 7pm about my concerns and they immediately replied now thats customer service! Any way to cut a long story we kept the tent after assurances from the kind Kampa blokey and went away to St ives bay in Hayle Cornwall for a week at easter.

This tent is a large beast it fitted into half of the boot of my renault scenic grand dynamique I had to buy roof bars to get the rest of my gear in the car, pitching was very easy we bought an electric pump from cross camping and it went up in about 3 mins pegging out took a further 30 you can now see why the bag in its folded state is so big this tent is a quality fabric and construction, Im not going to go into war and peace about its features most of which have been covered previously.

I have given it 9 out of ten for two reasons the first is an inflated roof support leaked form the moment of its first pitch I did however isolate this and even though the tent had a part deflated it stayed rock solid in the weather we had, kampa and outdoor megastore are now dealing with this, and the second issue is the zips on the front porch which kept snagging for the majority of our stay it was a pain to need a pee at 3am and not be able to get out. That said Im most happy with the filey and reccomend it to anyone if your looking for an inflateable tent this looks the best on the current market.
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Manufacturer's Description

Key Features:

- Air Frame - all AirPoles interconnected
- Ridge AirPoles for extra stability
- Isolation Valves - in case of damage to one AirPole
- Inner Tents remain in-situ for set up and take down
- Sewn-in-groundsheet
- Side door with mesh and wet weather protection
- Storage/toilet compartment with zipped interior door
- Roof lining - advantages of polycotton without the weight
- Daylight panel - for white light
- Roll to side front door and intermediate door
- Complete with manual pump with pressure gauge

Essential Specification:

- Flysheet: Weathershield 150D 5000mm F/R UV
- Groundsheet: PE 12 x 12 140/m 10,000mm HH
- Poles: Air Frame
- Weight: 36.4kg
- Pack Size: 110 x 45 x 45 cm
- Colour: Blue

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