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Tent Showcase: Wynnster Marseille 9

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9  (more 9 berth tents)
28.43 KG
Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
7.5/10 from 10 reviews

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10 Reviews of the Marseille 9

By: Porridge  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 20/08/2014

I agree with the earlier review about adverse windy conditions. We went camping in early August, there was a storm forecast for the Sunday but we decided that summer storms should be a doddle for a well known tent manufacturer. The Sunday passed without incident after a windy and wet night everything was fine. The wind dropped on the Monday so we were quite pleased that the tent had handled the weather. However, on the Monday whilst we were out, a gust of wind took the tent out. The tent was twisting on the main center poles which broke the angled metal joins which in turn shattered several of the fibreglass poles. Luckily we had our trusty Vango tent at home, which despite being old, handled everything the weeks weather threw at us from wind to very heavy showers. So after a 220 mile round trip we continued with our break.

Take care with this tent in wet and windy conditions as it will struggle to stand up to the test!
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By: Buchanco  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 03/08/2014

Bought this tent via eBay due to recommendations and have not been disappointed. Very easy to erect with 2 adults in less than 30mins. We go with 2 adults, 2 teenagers a 6 and a 3 year old. Lots of room. Especially like the large inner pod with divider which means we can have the younger kids right next to us and gives us direct access via the zipped divider if needed. 2 teens share another pod which gives us a spare to store all our belongings. The large living area provides more than enough space and can easily accommodate a picnic table and chairs. Us use the porch area for cooking in when the weather is bad and for storing wet gear and shoes etc. The tent is strong and has had to put up with some severe Scottish weather and has not let us down. I know a lot of people criticize the togged flaps but I quite like them. The one on what I would consider to be the back of the tent folds flat when open which means there is no lip for the kids to fall over when coming in and out, and when closed does let a bit of a draft in but never found this to be a problem. The ability to seal the porch area off from the inside also adds to a bit of insulation. Have now noted however a few small tears beginning to appear on the pod where the kids were sleeping but doubt any tent would put up with the abuse they give it. All in all having owned a number of large tents this is the best so far Re quality, layout, ease of erection and easy to stow away in the oversized bag.
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By: Mel1777  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 16/04/2013

Have bought this second hand and in excellent condition (think it was only used once)

The best thing about the tent has got to be the space, the sleeping pods are great and the porch is fab to keep muddy shoes in as well ad the rest of your camping gear.

Very straight forward to pitch, done in under half an hour with 2 adults, though can be a bit tricky in windy conditions.

Only one note to mention , ad have most people, the doors, a bit drafty so ill be getting the Velcro out to sort that issue out.

Overall a very good tent, hope to have many happy camping trips.
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By: Katycymru  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 06/06/2012

Finally managed to pitch this after realising our old tent won't accommodate our fortnight adventure to the continent, and will give an update if necessary after that.

Space and price were the main drivers in deciding on this tent. After buying it, I had some concerns it may have been to low, and ended up being 'cheap'. I needn't have worried as the quality seems to be there, with far more expensive tents having far more problems. The only concern I have with this tent going forward are that the poles do seem quite light, and worry how it will fair in windy conditions. Although I don't plan on camping in the highlands or lake district, I hope rather than expect it to survive in strong gusts.

Pitching it was a breeze, and I managed to do it virtually all myself in an hour. The footprint certainly helps with placement, though.

Onto the space, and there is plenty of that in this tent. Although a 9-man tent, we bought it for a family of 4, as none of the tent manufacturers seem to realise that people might want 'stuff' in there tent as well as a sleeping bag. I like that the main bedroom is slightly bigger than the other doubles, and have direct access to our baby without removing the flyscreen. Our DD can have one other bedroom, and we'll probably leave the spare one at home. The porch is certainly big enough to contain all our kitchen equipment (of which there is plenty), with the main living area giving plenty of room to eat, play games etc.

Packing up wasn't a problem at all, either, and it fit comfortably in the bag, and took about an hour again for one person (not recommended due to the possible brittleness of the poles).

All in all though, I am delighted with my purchase, and would be happy to recommend this tent and this manufacturer to anyone, as I don't think you could have got much better new for the same money.
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By: Lanceinwales  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 05/09/2011

Me my wife and our two year old love the Marseille 9 that we have.

The toggled door areas are a small weakness to the design but I do not feel that I can drop the overall rating because of it.

This is a light, but very strong tent. It has endured some serious welsh weather and come through it unscathed (although we do have the odd occasion when a peg will turn in the ground and a guide rope will release.)

I did put a small hole in it though, when we first used it, while I was messing with the trees around the tent. However, the supplied repair kit worked exceptionally well, and the small repair can not be seen from outside.

To get over the drafty rear door area we simply place a couple of bags against the inside, and in extreme weather we place something against the outside.

The space and layout was the deciding factor for our purchase.

The price allowed us to also buy the footprint, inside carpet and an 8 section wind break. When set up well the windbreak and tent combined can withstand virtually any weather.

As it is light and fairly thin, I suppose insulation to the cold is the weakest factor. But we have a small heater and good sleeping bags. Also, hot water bottles are comforting for the nights in spring and autumn. We haven't tried a winter yet!

It really is a fabulous tent. Others of this size are quicker to erect, but what you get after your efforts with this one makes it worth it.
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By: Ashleyt  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 28/07/2011

First year camping and we have three small children and found this tent to have ample space.Only down side are those stupid toggles to hold the bottom of the rear door and inner door closed.They don't serve any purpose and we had to buy some sticky velcro to fix the draft issue. Maybe the newer model has had this issue sorted.I The front part is a great kitchen area and has plenty of room. Really love this tent but then again its our first.Lol.Still we would recommend it for larger families.Happy camping
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By: Missmally  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 13/06/2011

I have already reviewed this tent and loved it. However, on our 2nd trip it was a disaster. We erected it, pegged it and guyed it and it looked fab, however a gust of wind twisted one bedroom pole which caused a domino effect twisting and snapping other bedroom poles at the ferrule. This rendered the tent useless and luckily we were able to replace our tent. Such a shame as I loved the tent, take care in the wind.
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By: Stukez77  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 30/05/2011

Space is brilliant in this tent we bought this between 4 adults and one child and with all of us there is still loads of space we have just come back from a trip just with myself my husband and our 5 year old daughter and all the space although a little excessive for 3 was a godsend on the rainy day when she couldn't play in the park with her new friends.

My sister has the same tent and has carpet which kept that extra bit of warmth and is our next item to purchase.

The bedroom pods are just right with one being able to be 2 rooms or unzipped for one big one perfect for us 3.

The porch is fabulous, keeping dirty shoes out of the way but still in from the weather and also a brilliant cooking space. I agree with the previous comments about bottom of the doors but it wasnt a problem.

All in all a pretty damn good tent.
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By: Missmally  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 28/03/2011

We bought this tent as it was very good value and would sleep all 6 of us (plus the dog) with room to spare. We certainly weren't disappointed with the space, with 4 bedrooms we almost had a bedroom each and middle area became the lounge, very cosy and warm with a carpet (a first for me) and a heater.

Pitching was very straightforward, although we took a while the first time and still managed to peg it down skewwiff on the footprint! Next time we shall be so much quicker. We took an hour to strike camp and have it all packed away in the car, we managed to get everything in the right bags.

I agree with the previous comment regarding useless toggles, we put the dogs bed in front of the gap! I will be getting busy with the velcro.

The porch was an excellent size and ideal for 6 pairs of muddy shoes and the kitchen area.

We love the tent, it's roomy, easy to put up and versatile. We camped in March so the sewn in groundsheet kept the place lovely and snug and we can't wait to use it in the summer. The only marks it lost were on the toggled doors, maybe they've sorted this out with the 2011 model.
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By: Tartanfairy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 03/08/2010

Just back from a few days break in the highlands with this tent, lovely and spacious I loved the porch for cooking in and leaving all the wet shoes and stuff in there as well. Massive living area, we were well at home in this tent, the only downside I felt was the fact that the doors were a little draughty at the bottom, I actually thought they would have had a little velcro to attach at the bottom for draughts instead of a silly wee toggle that did nothing, I will be sticking on some velcro at the bottom myself
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Manufacturer's Description

A large family tent with a fully sewn in groundsheet in the main sleeping and central living area. The large enclosed porch to the front gives a spacious and comfortable space to relax.

Bedrooms 3 ( Two x 2 separate 2 berth bedrooms. One x 5 berth with dividing wall giving one x 2 berth & one x 3 berth inner tent )
Sleeps (max.) 9
Doors 3
Windows 4
Poles Fibreglass - 12.7mm
Flysheet Polyester 185T/68-72D 3000mm FR
Inner tent Breathable Polyetser
Innertent Groundsheet Polyethylene 120gsm
Height 230cms
Weight 2 bags - Bag 1 - 16.35kg / Bag 2 - 12.08kgs = Totally 28.43kgs
Packed size 2 bags - Bag 1 - 76x44x44cms Bag 2 - 80x37cms

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