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Subject Topic: Gelert Bala air 6 inflatable tent
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13/12/2017 at 9:57pm
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Thank you very much for your reply - that is really helpful.


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23/8/2018 at 12:15pm
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For anyone with a damaged airbeam for the Bala 6 - the Kampa Hayling 6 Air Tent is exactly the same dimensions, and replacement beams are available online - I bought one this summer as i managed to damage the valve on one of my beams. The Hayling 6 replacement fits perfectly. Not cheap at 50, but better than having to buy a new tent!

I had no joy when i contacted Gelert - just a very short 'we don't stock replacements' reply.



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23/8/2018 at 12:31pm
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Thats useful to know, thats at wolla.

The pics online show the Hayling 6 has a different shape to the beams - you haven't experienced a problem? The valves are located in the same place I assume?

Do you know if any of the Hayling accessories - the vestibule or the canopy for instance - fit the Bala 6?


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Quote: Originally posted by wolla on 23/8/2018
For anyone with a damaged airbeam for the Bala 6 - the Kampa Hayling 6 Air Tent is exactly the same dimensions, and replacement beams are available online - I bought one this summer as i managed to damage the valve on one of my beams. The Hayling 6 replacement fits perfectly. Not cheap at 50, but better than having to buy a new tent!


Hi Wolla, are these still ok? The valves on my two rear air beams gave up the other week!


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I too bought one of these tents whilst the 270 for 6 man air tent seems great the bladders are rubbish and are poorly sealed around the valves; as a result on its 2nd outing both long weekends 2 of the bladders started leaking. Gelert used to be quality brand hence my purchase it was only after that i reslised about Sportdirect acquisition. You get what you pay for..no direct spares are available.

Ive not tried the Kampa hayling bladder but i did find this site..
https://www.tentspares.co.uk/universal-inflatable-air-inner-tube-bladder-with-boston-valve-tent-pole/
That supplies custom bladders i ordered 625cm length with 60 cm valve height. I can confirm its a little longer than needed but fitted according to tentspare directions and pumped up looks great, not tried with full tent up just yet. But this bladder is < 50.

Ps im no expert on tents, but the other than lack of spares the gelert bala 6 is a great sized tent and i have seen no other major failings with it.

Hope this helps others on here



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