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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
32.20 KG
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91 Reviews of the Kalahari 10 Elite        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  
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By: Django  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 19/07/2009

My wife and I have just returned from a ten day camping holiday in France with this tent. We are both new to camping and only picked up the Kalahari 10 on the day we left, with no chance to practice putting it up due to bad weather. On arrival at our campsite the rain started to pour down, but undaunted, and desperate for a cup of tea we set about unpacking it. Within an hour the tent was up, guy ropes adjusted and secure and the kettle happily whistling away.

I feel I have to add that this is by no means a ten person tent and in my opinion you would have to be very well acquainted to share it with another couple, but we wanted plenty of room for storage and living space. We paid 180 pounds (RRP 500) at Go Outdoors for this tent and couldn't be more pleased, it was spacious, comfortable and simple to erect.

On the fourth day at our site a bigger pitch became available, so rather than pack everything away, we simply unpegged the tent, pushed the poles together, (leaving them in the outer tent pole sleeves) and carried it to the other pitch, thankfully there was no wind or we might have been blown back to the UK.

On the last night, at around 2am we were battered by high winds, rain, and a ferocious thunder storm, the force of the wind pushed the end pole inwards, but it sprung back into shape when the wind eventually dropped. The tent stood up to the storm wonderfully, and not one of the seams leaked and although frightening we felt safe inside. I really cannot fault this tent, but make sure you are given a large pitch as it really is huge.
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By: SeanandShannon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 20/07/2009

Just come back from our first camping weekend with the kalahari 10. Erected and all secured within 35 mins and that was just myself and 16 year old son which also included fitting 2 poles wrongly (looked at instructions after fitting first 2 poles I know its a man thing).

Had rain all night Saturday up in sunny Talgarth and it held up without any incident whatsoever in fact very cosy and warm. We slept 8 in there and felt we had loads of room .

I have no real criticism of the tent whatsoever so all I can say was I had a bargain at 189.00.
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By: Minimose  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 18/08/2009

Bought the Kalahari 10 from Go Outdoors for 189 and also purchased the carpet 44.99 which is fab. Easy tent to put up (about 30 minutes) even though it's a big tent. We have used to twice so far and will be away again bank holiday. I would recommend to anyone. Lovely big area in the middle and didn't feel cramped. There were 2 adults and 3 kids using it. Great tent great price.
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By: Owennicki  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 07/03/2010

We bought this tent last year in the Go Outdoors sale and we love it, we are a family of 5 (3 kids under 4) and there is so much room, it's almost like your not camping!

We had a couple of local weekends and then we went for our 10 day break in Devon and arrived in torrential rain and howling winds, with the kids in the car hungry and screaming we decided to go for it, and although very wet, blown and battered it still only took us 40 mins!

We bought the Gelert Meridian 10 carpet which we got cheaper than the Go-Outdoors carpet and we bought the Gelert Horizon enclosed porch which is just the icing on the cake, it does make it a VERY large tent, so be careful when booking sites but I have to say we have stayed on a both small and large campsites and never had problem.

We do our weekend camping with other families usually and now 3 of us have this set-up, it is such a reasonable way to get going!

In April we're going with the 5 of us plus the in-laws for a night!

Would highly recommend. (the tent that is, not the in-laws!)
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By: Dragonsprisoner  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 26/04/2010

Have just returned from weekend with the Kalahari 10 and also have week booked in the UK this summer with it. The weather was dry apart from one shower so can't really say how it stands up to heavy rain but on a night it was cold and the tent still felt quite warm. As there was only 2 of us we only put up one side of the inner tents(normally there's 3 of us). The tent is very large and we had plenty of space. Beware, however, when booking sites as some may charge extra due to it's large size (7m x 4m). Very easy to put up. Only took 2 of us about half an hour. Great tent and would definitely recommend!
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By: Marklorraine  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2010

I got this tent for a bargain price at Go-outdoors, as we were going to by a new tent anyway. We decided to go for this tent, and what a tent it is. We used it this year in Girvan. We only put one room up, which is a great Idea as it leaves you plenty of room for your accessories (table,chairs, kids toys etc.). It worked great in the wind and rain. And probably more importantly it only took us 20 minutes to erect. Overall, Easy to erect, spacious, comfortable, and very good value for money. I would (am) definitely recommending this tent.
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By: At67  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 20/06/2010

This is by far the best tent we have ever bought and we have had a few tents! easy to erect and holds up well under severe wet and windy weather. Tend to agree that with both bedrooms up the space left would struggle to hold 10 people but the average as we have two adults two young adults and 2 large dogs have been more than comfortable. I would advise anyone to get a Kalahari 10
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By: Bethceg2  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 01/07/2010

Bought this tent 2 weeks after the go outdoors sale but don't regret having to pay that bit extra. We have had 3 other tents in the past and this one was the easiest to put up by far.

My husband and I always argue when we put the tent up.But from the off we managed to put it up calmly and with not one crossed word. To say it is the biggest tent we have had it is by far the easiest to put up.

It is also so spacious that in one side we can get 2 double airbeds and a travelcot in with space in between, so we don't put the other bedroom section up.

We want to get the porch to go with it so the kids can take their wet clothes off in there.

It is also the only tent I have felt safe in when the wind has got going.

Would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a good size family tent.
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By: Morgs26  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 11/07/2010

This is the most fantastic tent in the world. It takes approx 20 mins to put up, a bit longer to knock all the tent pegs in etc. It feels like a mansion inside! It is warm and comfortable. We use it for just the two of us, and it means we have space and we're not living on top of each other when we are camping. However, we have also used it with the two bedrooms assembled and two children with us too and there has still been plenty of room.

It has withstood gales and torrential rain (we are not fair weather campers and often camp in November). Everything seems to have been thought of - dividers for the bedroom, pockets to put things in. I absolutely ADORE this tent and would live in it all year around if I could! When its just boyfriend, me and the dog, we just put the one bedroom up and we have so much space for chairs, cooking, dog bed etc. Love it!
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By: Loftyboro  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 10/08/2010

We bought this tent because we fell in love with it when we saw it in go outdoors. Cant fault it there's masses of room, we only used it twice so far and are going to get the porch for it. It took us about half an hour to put up , we found trying to put it up when windy can be difficult with it blowing all over, and one of the poles broke but got a replacement pole from go outdoors for 5 and they fixed it while I waited. Would recommend anyone to buy this tent.
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Manufacturer's Description

An updated version of Hi Gear's extra large tunnel tent, perfect for relaxed family camping holidays.

The Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite is a spacious and stable tunnel-style tent with two large partitionable bedrooms in a face-to-face layout, roomy enough for you, your family and all your gear.

Pre-attached high-visibility guylines, reduced pole sleeves, and sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet make pitching the tent quick and easy.

The bedrooms comfortably sleep five at each end of the tent, and have breathable polyester walls. Bedrooms can also be removed, to give you extra storage space, or room for dirty gear.

The huge living space has two large windows and hanging storage pockets to help keep it tidy, organised and liveable. Multiple vents along the roof help air flow throughout the tent.

The sewn-in groundsheet combined with the fire-retardant polyester flysheet (with 4000mm hydrostatic head) give you a fully sealed and ventilated internal environment, so you'll be completely protected from draughts and sustained downpours. The two doors can be propped and extended out to use for extra shelter from rain or stretching the space out for more room if it's sunny.

Other useful features include the water-repellent zips and an electrical cable access point.

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