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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Mojave 5

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122 Reviews of the Mojave 5         Showing 91 to 100          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13  

By: Kat67  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Well, another satisfied customer here. We wanted to try camping out and had a second hand tent we bought 4 years ago that we'd never used! Came to put it up in the garden before we went to make sure we could put it up and the poles fell apart. So, off to Go Outdoors for some replacement shock cord. And home we came with the tent and carpet! Went back later for the footprint as that wasn't in stock at the time. I have to say, the footprint is a godsend as it does mean that you can pack the tent away and not worry about it so much providing it's dry and it's much easier to clean the footprint in the garden when you get home. We used the bigger of the bedrooms for our double airbed where me, my husband and our toddler slept. We bought a single airbed whilst we were away and found that it will also fit in that bedroom with the double so next time we should be more comfy! In the smaller bedroom we kept bags/clothes and the portaloo I'd bought (it was my first time and I didn't fancy trekking to the toilet block in the dark!).

Tent went up really easily, we'd never managed to pitch it properly in our garden as our garden is too small and I did it pretty much single handedly as hubby was at work (we were on a fairly local site.) so I took my teenage son to help, and the term 'chocolate teapot' sprang to mind on several occasions. I was very surprised how easy I found it, if I can do it, anyone can! And furthermore, it stayed up all weekend - bonus! We had some rain and a bit of wind, not gales but a bit more than a slight breeze and the tent withstood it all. It was very warm inside too.

The only disappointing thing really is lack of windows, you have to sit outside really or else you'd go a bit stir crazy, but then if it is raining/cold you don't really want to be sitting outside. Maybe a porch/canopy/awning would be a useful addition. We used the side door as our main entry/exit so that we didn't have to keep undoing the toggles on the groundsheet at the 'front' exit. However, we did find that when it was wet on the outside of the door, the water tended to drip inside the tent - another reason that a porch would be useful. We also thought that a mosquito net on the front door would have been nice so that we could have sat there instead - it's wasp season at the moment and we didn't want a tent full of them so another good reason to sit at the side and use that door as a canopy.

For the price of this tent, I am extremely happy with it. It's plenty big enough for us for a weekend away. Hubby worries it might be a bit small for a week, but I think mostly that's because of the lack of windows, I expect it would get a bit 'dreary' if you had to sit indoors for too long to be honest. Otherwise, it's absolutely fab!
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By: Limadoca  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We had a Mojave 5 last year and as first time campers it was the perfect tent.

As a family of 2 adults and 2 children there was more than enough room. It is easy to set up and comes in a smallish bag which is a plus if you struggle for room in the car like us!

We had to upgrade to a larger tent as we now have a dog to accomodate.

The only downside to this tent is no porch but you can buy porches and canopies to fit which would give you extra space if you need it.

Great first time tent!
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By: Annaboo2006  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We (Myself, my partner and our 3yr old and 1yr old boys) are new to camping, originally we intended to borrow a tent, however on a trip to GO Outdoors to buy some equipment we saw this tent on offer at £99 and decided it was too much of a bargain not too buy one.

Myself and my partner attempted a camping trip 6yrs ago but abandoned it after 4hrs of attempting unsuccessfully to erect a borrowed tent, so this tent appealed to us as it only had 3 poles!

The tent comes in a smallish bag which contains the tent, the two bedroom pods and a bag of poles and a bag of pegs.

We arrived at our site and had not given it a practice go so were totally unprepared! However we managed to get it up including bedrooms in 40 minutes!

The 3 poles are the kind which are all attached with elastic (probably a technical name but as I said Im a novice!) so no change of making a mistake. They are also colour coded so no chance of getting them in the wrong place, the guy ropes are also already attached so very simple! We bought the footprint for £20 which was well worth it as it protects the sewn in groundsheet from mud etc.

The two bedrooms are extremely spacious, myself and my partner had the larger bedroom and there was plenty of room for a double air bed and and all our bags of clothes etc and was not at all cramped. The boys had the second bedroom with two child air beds there was space in the middle for toys etc! On the front of the larger bedroom there are lots of storage pocket and inside there are hooks for lanterns (I think thats what they are for!).

The living area is spacious and there is a large from opening (we didn't use) and two smaller side doors. In our living area we had our kitchen area, two large chairs, a toilet, and the childrens table and chairs.

We had 24hrs of solid rain and Cornish winds! We were really warm and cosy inside and there were no leaks or drafts. Other reviews have said the bottom of the main door is drafty but we didn't have a problem.

I agree with the other reviews about the windows (or rather lack of!) it would be nice for some daylight and yes the zips do get caught a lot, but seem very strong and show no sign of were from getting caught.

The only down side is that there doesn't appear to be a porch for the Mojave, which is a shame as it would be nice to have a cooking area and for this reason we may upgrade next year to a bigger model with the option of a porch.

An extremely good value warm and cosy family tent, would highly recommend!
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By: Garyhetherington  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

As said many times this is a great tent.Not too hard to put up even for a 1st time camper like myself and my wife.Stayed in Lake district for 3 nights. 1st night it rained really hard all night and not a leak anywhere. 2nd day quite windy but tent stood upto it fine.Window(s) would be nice and front door is draughty but for the price this is an awesome tent!
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By: JennyLH  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We bought this tent last October from the very helpful people in Gooutdoor in Oxford. What a bargain! – we’ve used it four times now and it has stood up brilliantly to some really heavy downpours and quite strong winds. No leaks at all. I really like the size of the bedrooms – when there are only two of us (no grandchildren staying with us) we use the larger of the two bedrooms and use the space left as a wardrobe area. The larger bedroom is big enough to leave a good gap all round the double airbed (5ft wide) You can stand comfortably in all parts of the tent – and have the option of using the front or sides as a canopy (or all three if you are really lucky with the weather.) We bought a carpet at the same time and it makes the inside feel very comfortable. There are some useful Velcro tabs at several points outside the bedrooms – I’m sure they have a proper purpose but I don’t know what it is so I use them to hang small LED lights. Insect screens are on the windows and side doors.

When you pack up, the tent fits very well into the bag - separate compartments for the inners, the poles and the tent itself and it is possible to put it in without scraping the skin off the backs of your hands as I have done with other tents which seem to need some degree of compression. The tent was very reasonably priced (much cheaper than the RRP) and we bought it as an addition to our Vango 7-man tent and have used it much more that we thought we would. It is possible to put the tent up single-handedly although I confess I haven’t done this myself– I’ve often come to the campsite straight from work to find everything is sorted out – a habit which my husband doesn’t encourage.
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By: Billp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We went into the Go-outdoors store for some tent pegs for our old tent and came out with the Mojave 5 as it was on special at £99. We have just got home from our first outing with it and I am very pleased. My wife has a broken arm which meant I had to put the tent up on my own which was not too much of a problem. The tent is roomy, stood up to a heavy downpour and some good winds. We were out for 5 days so it had a pretty good shake down. My only criticism would be that it is a lot of faffing about with toggles and loops to secure the front of the tent. I also feel a little more ventilation when the tent is closed up would be useful. It is a 5 person tent, but there are only two of us using it and every morning the inside of the fabric was soaking wet with condensation. I dread to think what it would be with 5 people sleeping. Once opened up in the morning however it soon dried out, and I wouldn't worry too much about it if you are thinking of buying one.
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By: Sharvale  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We bought this tent a few months ago from Go Outdoors in Wigan (fab shop with fantastic helpful staff)and what a bargain at £99, we got a separate ground sheet to keep bottom of tent dry whey your packing it up and it also protects the tents sewn in groundsheet. We didn't originally go for this particular one but it was bigger and nearly half the price of the one we had gone to buy. Lots of room in it, just had a very windy weekend in Carnforth and the tent stayed put, also took it to Machrihanish in Scotland where the wind was pretty forceful and again it stayed put. Only downside is the draft from the front door at night when it was cold which we blocked off with our cool boxes, going to put some velcro on as suggested above. Otherwise a superb tent, easy and quick to put up. Absolutely love it!
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By: Jules247  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We purchased one of these tents to replace our previous tent which was out of date. What can we say but this little tent is fantastic, quick and easy to erect and loads of room. One down side no window but don't let this put you off. We even brought a Zenobia porch thanks to the saving we made on the tent, and although the porch isn't a tight fit it does the job and gives you even more room. But I am sure with practice we could get the porch and even better fit. You do get a gap down the one the side but even during heavy rain the inside of the porch stayed dry. We are now looking forward to using this tent on our 16 day holiday to the south of France.
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By: Isladeiona  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Just bought a Mojave 5 Hi Gear tent. Pitched it up in the garden and decided to leave it out overnight to check for leaks.

The rain hammered down all night and we checked the tent for any leaks in the morning. None at all, we were impressed. However the wind had become gale force and we decided it might be best and safer to leave up for fear of it blowing away while trying to dismantle in such strong wind . We secured pegs as best as possible & went inside the house. When we returned to check on it an hour later we found the 3 poles had all split. The tent however was not ripped in the slightest. Now we need to replace poles on a day old tent.

To be fair I think the tent will be excellent and just unfortunate the wind was so strong.
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By: Pixie22  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We just bought one of these, when it was on special for £99, and for the price we paid it is a great tent. We were worried that it would have enough space for us (family of 4)but on putting it up for the 'test camp' we were astonished at size compared to our last 6 berth tent which was a heck of a lot smaller. It goes up in bout 20-30 mins easy -three poles the charm! SIG is great though as other reviews have said the front door bit flaps a bit and if cold would let in a draft, but easy fixed with velcro! also no windows means the blue fly gets a bit to blue! one big bonus with this tent is that certain outwell kids bedroom pods fit ok as there are loads of toggles to play with and only minor adjustments needed.

All in all a good tent, when we pitched it it was windy as hell and thank fully tent did not move one bit. Cant say bout its waterproof capabilities as it was dry when we tested it - but with a 3000hh all should be good.
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Manufacturer's Description

Easy to erect, easy to dismantle, and offering generous living space, the Mojave 5 is a great choice for families wanting comfortable, fuss-free camping, or couples wanting extra space for storage and fun.

It pitches outer first, with separate 3 and 2 person rooms that clip in to the underside.

With taped seams, a sewn-in groundsheet and completely waterproof outer layer (3000HH), you can be sure of total protection from rain and draughts.

The poles are angled to give you maximum headroom throughout the tent, so no need to stoop when you're inside. The pole sleeves have slick inners to make pitching the tent quick and easy.

In warmer weather, the breathable inner and 2 side doors with full mesh panels give you superb ventilation and allow plenty of light into the tent. The large front door can be extended out as a canopy, using the steel porch poles, offering shelter from sunshine or rain.

It has bright and reflective pre-attached guylines to keep it stable and secure, and more visible in the dark. There's also a electrical cable access point allowing you to use appliances inside the tent with the minimum of fuss.

A practical and versatile option for families, group campers or anyone who needs comfort and breathing room when out in the wild.

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