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Tent Showcase: SunnCamp Silhouette 200

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Bedroom inners:
Living area groundsheet:
Pitching Style:
2  (more 2 berth tents)
11.00 KG

Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
6.4/10 from 5 reviews

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5 Reviews of the Silhouette 200

By: IzSamFlo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating:   Date: 12/04/2018

It is very interesting reading the other reviews. I'm able bodied and used it to camp throughout the seasons with two large dogs. Having had a 3man dome tent, it was fab to find a tent that I could stand up in. Bedroom area is snug, but keeps it warm. I didn't find sagging a problem, I used the adjustments to get things just right. I never had a problem with poles splitting, but may be that had been sorted by the time I got mine. I camped in mine throughout the winter, it never leaked or blew down, it is very stable, water proof and strong. Putting it up is fairly easy when you get the hang of it. It can be done single handed, but one has to peg a guy rope or two to keep it upright and then adjust to get it perfect. So to the problems I had with it. Condensation! Probably my fault, cooking and heating a waterproof unit in the winter, it is a tent after all. I have since given/lent it to someone else and they only had a small condensation problem. So to sum up. Damn fine tent, (but not for carrying a long way.) good to put up when you have the art. Peg it out properly and it is stable. Other useless tips I have are to get rubber matting to put down(if only in the sleeping area) really helps with keeping you warm and comfy. I put kitchen towel round outside of the sleeping area to soak up condensation. My other tip is never use double air beds or any thick air beds when camping. Don't be fooled into thinking they are more comfy. If you don't get it right all that air in an air bed gets as cold as the night air! As cold as your fridge, and you wouldn't sleep in that! Good luck and enjoy.
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By: Festgranny  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2016

I agree with previous reviews - this tent has some excellent points but also some flaws. The height is brilliant for a music festival-loving granny who's no longer prepared to put on her jeans lying down, and it's so good to have a decent sized social area which would be big enough to seat 4. But the bedroom would be very tight for 2, and the inner tent does sag significantly into the already scanty sleeping area.

My serious problem, though, is that there's a design fault which causes the roof poles to split. The elbow forces the roof poles into a steeper curve than they are able to sustain, and I first had to get new poles after I'd used the tent about 4-5 times for weekend festivals but I've only done 3 festivals with my new poles and they've both split.

I'd be very interested to hear if anybody else has had this problem, and if there are any suggestions out there.

Somebody commented about ease of putting it up - I found it took a while to get the hang of it because it's vital to do final adjustments to straighten and position it right to avoid sag before pegging it all down, but now I know what I'm doing it's perfectly possible to erect it alone, though easier with a helper.
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By: Uberchav  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 19/07/2015

I bought this tent for shared transport trips when my massive old canvas tent can't fit in. Having said that its a fair size package for a two man tent at approx 70 x 35x 25cm packed size and 11kg.

Putting it up is doable on my own but as with any tunnel tent, its easier with someone to help hold one arch while you sort out the other one. The tent has steel legs and carbon fibre arches and felt good and sturdy when all guyed out. It was pretty windy for my first trip with a canopy ripping of a(very expensive)tent on the site but the Sunncamp took the wind and torrential rain in its stride.

The main attraction is the standing space and large 'lounge' area which is pretty much unique for a 2 person tent. Its well thought out with hook-up cable access point, good ventilation points and a mini 'eyebrow' porch.

I slept snugly in the bedroom. Although I agree with the previous reviews about the inner tent overhanging the back of the sleeping area, I improved this somewhat by making sure the back set of steel legs were fully upright and pulling out the back of the tent fully when pegging.

All in all, its a good looking and well thought out tent for singles or couples who don't want to crawl around anymore.
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By: Trikerman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 19/09/2013

This is by far the worst tent I`ve ever had, I camp alone and am disabled so need to be able to stand up in it and that was the only plus point. Putting it up on your own is a nightmare, the back of the tent lays on the inner tent which by the way has only enough room for one, so much condensation I might just as well sat out in the rain to get dressed. Very unstable in the wind even with extra guide ropes and 20 pegs holding it down. Am back to my old dome tent this week end and I can`t see me using the sunncamp again.
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By: Guzzi crew  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 09/08/2011

I love this tent bought it after seeing it erected so I knew exactly what I was getting, and how to put it up

However the large front door has no mesh, the bedroom is snug its only 140mm wide so only a double airbed not 2 singles will fit the back also is angled so the outer person will feel the inner material I use a single aerobed the tent is great 4 one or adult and child so view before you but

I an 6 ft 4 so all things relative if you are smaller then maybe okay I can stand just,so I am happy the weight is okay and I carry it on a motorcycle
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Manufacturer's Description

Sleeps: 2
Centre Height: 180cm
Poles: Steel & Fibreglass

Our Silhouette 200 incorporates
an extra wide front door with a
matching eyebrow porch for protection
and has a two berth bedroom . Simple
and quick to erect coupled with a
sewn in groundsheet makes the
Silhouette 200 an ideal tourer/weekend

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