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Tent Showcase: Kampa Hayling 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
25.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first

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8.56/10 from 9 reviews

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9 Reviews of the Hayling 6

By: Gemma4d  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 22/08/2013

I have a 2012 Kampa Hayling 6, bought new, which I have used twice now. This is the first tent I've owned. I paid £300 for the tent, footprint and carpet at the end of the season.

The first time we put it up was a total disaster. One pole was broken (snapped elastic inside) and the tent just didn't seem to come even close to fitting the poles. It took us hours of sweating and swearing. One zip was broken already, and another followed soon. Part of this will be us having no experience, but part of this must be the tent.

Even now it is very difficult to get the tent pitched exactly right so the zips work and the fabric doesn't bunch at the front and the SIG will lie reasonably flat at the edges. I wonder if we got a Friday Afternoon tent?? But at least it only takes husband and me about 30 minutes to get it pitched now (now we know what we are doing and now the tent has stretched). It doesn't have the straps which can be lengthened next to the pins which slot in to the poles - hope that makes sense. They would have made it easier.

Once up it is spacious. You would have to be incredibly friendly to get 6 people in the bedroom, but we had 2 adults and 2 small children, and could have fit a 3rd child in (so long as they got along!). We didn't use the bedroom divider. There are lots of big windows which is good, but it does take a while to get all the curtains put up or down. Plenty of hooks and handy storage places and so on, but you can't put much weight in any of them - anything more than a kindle or 2 and it all starts sagging.

The one thing this tent DESPERATELY needs is a fly sheet for the big door. It would make a huge difference. I improvised with a large mosquito net and some light weight (neodynium) magnets, all from eBay, but it didn't come close to a properly fixed net.

Overall I really like many of the features of this tent (the space, full SIG, no step to get over the SIG at the front door, the canopy, the windows) but I wish I had a tent with that lot AND a mosquito net at the main door, and which pitched without having to get everything perfectly positioned or else have the zips break and the SIG and tent sides pull up or bunch up oddly.
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By: MickR23  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/08/2013

Just purchased a series 2 Kampa Hayling 6 about 2 weeks ago.We were considering either this or the Vango Lomond. We have not had the opportunity to use it yet,but we are looking forward to our first time with this tent,having sold our Royal Bordeaux Select 6 ZG to buy this one. It is a shame that a fly mesh was not incorporated on the main front door, but I have found which I hope may be a solution to this problem:-


Considering buying one of these (above) to try it!

We needed a lighter tent, as the Royal was getting to much of a struggle,due to the weight of the poles. We paid £269 for the Kampa Hayling,and are pleased with the result. I will later add my comments regarding use when I try the tent for the first time.
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By: Babycake  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 23/06/2013

Series 1 edition. Just spent our first night in this with my 3 boys. Most definitely value for money. We were bombarded by winds and very heavy rain all night and she coped superbly. A little leak but that's soon sealed. No problem with the zips. The flap on the stable door was a little drafty would have been 10 out of 10 if the zip had gone all the way round :( again easily fixed with some self adhesive Velcro.

Very snug and warm. Bedroom separator is only a toggle flap so not great but by the time we need a divider we will be looking to replace with something else.

Big windows are amazingly good / useful. Built in porch is An added bonus.

Pack size and weight are just right, it even fits back in the bag after use!

By my calculations another 14 nights and it's paid for itself.

Cheap cheerful and functional :)
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By: Jesspekjon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 21/07/2012

I have just purchased the Hayling 6 after reading all the previous reviews,I wanted this tent because it seems to have everything you need in a tent.

This tent is a FANTASTIC TENT, it does have everything you need. Style,space and it so easy to put up, plus it really good value for money.

Like I said I did read about the zips breaking and to be honest our zip was very stiff so I put some 3 in 1 oil on it and as our first holiday went on it got much better.

The best things I found about the Hayling 6 are- the ease of erecting, the massive windows for plenty of light, the cooking canopy built into the front of the tent and the fact that the bedrooms could be made in to one very large room.

The downsides- the bedrooms would struggle to fit 6, but for me and my wife there was masses of space, you'd fit 4 adults quite easily,and that is about all I can think of.


I would also purchase the footprint too.
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By: Sandg12  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 04/03/2012

Our tent was brand new , We have got several huge tents pluss several 2 man tents.So we bought our Kampa Hayling 6 as a medium size tent for long weekends and when its just my partner and I pluss any of the our kids who may turn up.However . Brand new , first time up, the front door zip broke. It leak`d all over the place and the main front door blows open in the wind as there`s nothing to keep it shut properly.Now that said.It has been back to the shop for repairs and hopefuly its ok.The room inside is perfect . The ease to put it up is perfect. Its light ,warm to. But they are certainly a budget tent or summer tent.We will give ours another outing in April/May But will take our Coleman with us just incase we send the Kampa Hayling to thr recycling bin
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By: POPS71  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 26/10/2011

We just got back from our first holiday with our new Hayling 6, did have a little trouble with one zip which was found to be broken when we put the tent up, which we done in about 50mins which was not bad as I am 71 and my wife is 68, however, we did find condensation was a trouble for us, we could not use the netted door the way it should be used. We found the other door, which can have the bottom flap up or down to walk out better. Been campers all our life and found this the best tent we ever had both to be in during bad weather,did only have to put seam seal on a few places. We camped for 22 nights in Oct at Beddgelert a forest site, we have Hock up, so do cooking in side, also have 2 dogs, over all we are very happy with the tent.

The company we got the tent from, are going to pick up the tent and replace the broken zip. So we know our next holiday going to be even better. We go about 3 times a year for 22 nights each time, always go to a forest site, we like the walks for the dogs and us, we both try to keep fit
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By: Egbert  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/08/2011

We bought this tent for our first ever family trip. We had a practice run in the garden putting it up following the instructions and it took about an hour.

Then after watching a video for putting up a similar Kampa tunnel tent online, we put it up on our first trip out following the online method (peg out 4 corners,put in back pole first and work your way forward) and had it up in 25 minutes. Back home and putting it up to dry out, we did it in 20. Easy!

Loads of room inside for us and 2 under 5's, I don't think there would be enough room for a family of 6 myself though. We got 2 double and 1 single airbed in, no way there was room for another though so max sleeping using airbeds is 5. However with just 2 doubles there would be space for clothes etc.

The windows let in loads of light and were easy to cover for privacy at night, the side door has a separate mesh so it can be opened for air without letting the bugs in.

The front door doesn't have this and I think it would be a good addition - on a hot day we would like to keep bugs out without having to shut the door. PLus the front door does not zip or velcro at the bottom - my toddler could easily crawl through this gap even after we had zipped and pegged the door - it wasn't a concern once he was in bed as we could put the bedroom door zips out of reach, but a pain while we were getting ready and he kept disappearing.

The bedroom pod is one, with 2 doors and a divider which hangs up in the middle to make 2 areas, but as it hangs it is not 'solid' round the edges so not very private - not an issue for us but if it was 2 couples camping it could be very cosy!

The built in canopy is excellent and partly why I wanted this tent - I sat under here cooking dinner in the rain and stayed nicely dry. Overall very happy with this tent and perfect for long family weekends away.
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By: Jo Hales  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 31/07/2011

Just come back from my first ever camping trip using my Kampa Hayling 6 which was very good value for money. Reasonably easy to pitch and no headaches considering first time. I would have given 10/10 but took one point off as the main front door does not fully fasten at the bottom and my rather annoying dog would just push his way out and use it as a dog flap. The other thing was the main front door does not come with a flysheet either and would have been really nice to sit inside with the door open for a breeze but keeping the flys and bugs out. Other than that she did us proud. :)
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By: Jojochapps  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 07/07/2011

Just been on our first trip with the Kampa Hayling 6 and was very pleased with this tent. Its very easy to pitch approx 30mins and there is plenty of room inside.The side doors open for easy access and let the breeze in when it gets warm .The porch at the front was where we placed are cooking area and was nicely sheltered from the wind.All in all an excellent purchase .We cant wait for are next trip .
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Manufacturer's Description

Affordable camping without compromising on quality, Kampa's range of Hayling tents off top spec 4000mm hydrostatic head fabric and all the features you would expect from this year's fastest growing British tent manufacturer. Designed to easily fit a family group, the Hayling 6 is quick and easy to erect and includes a built in rain and sun canopy at the front - this canopy makes this tent a favourite with dog owners, as it provides protection for the front door being left open even in wet conditions. Light, airy and versatile, the Hayling 6 includes canopy king poles so you can raise the side porch into a covered area, and removable groundsheet for the front canopy. The standard 3 3 bedroom pod can be made into 1 larger area for luxurious camping and the whole tent packs down into a manageable 18Kgs for easy transportation.

Sewn in groundsheet in living area
Built-in front canopy
Side door with mesh secondary door
Side door can be set up as a canopy
Canopy poles supplied
Front and rear vents
Organiser pockets in front of inner tents
Windows with blinds and easy store pockets

Flysheet: Weathershield® 4000 mm F/R UV
Groundsheet: PE 12 x 12 130 g/m² 10,000 mm HH
Poles: Dynaflex fibreglass 12.7/11 mm
Exterior height: 210 cm
Inner tent height: 200 cm
Weight: 22.45 kg
Pack size: 76 x 50 x 35 cm
Colour: Blue

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