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By: Mitzionline Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2016 Rating: Date: 05/09/2017
We bought our Barbados at a much reduced price being ex display (as new). This was an upgrade to our polyester Outwell and so far we are delighted.
The tent is really easy and quick to pitch - maybe 20 minutes to get the 4 corners pegged and tent up with all it's poles in place, then a few extra minutes then to peg out the remaining guys. It helps to have an extra person to hand to help lift the canvas when putting up the central pole.
We have camped for a total of 3 and a half weeks this year in all weathers and the tent has been watertight throughout. The tent feels dryer inside than our polyester tent and it's better insulated. It's quieter in wind and rain than a polyester tent too.
Size wise the tent is perfect for three of us. The lounge area provides enough room for a bit of storage and for sitting about in during bad weather without feeling too cramped - we fit in three small chairs, a small low table and our clothes holdalls ok. For people with tonnes of gear/camping wardrobes etc, then it may be a tight fit.
The separate inner bedroom pod is optional - we've been tempted to leave it out for a more spacious feel but the inner makes a marked difference to warmth in colder evenings and adds privacy so we have used it every time. Although the bedroom pod slopes quite a bit at the back and is quite 'blousy' it does fit our three low wire legged campbeds.
The front area of the tent (where the door is) can be half unzipped open which is a nice feature during warm weather and there are also mesh panels at the top of the windows to aid ventilation. It's a shame that there aren't any air vents at the back or sides of the tent to improve airflow during really hot weather.
The front porch area extends about a metre overhead but down the sides it tapers off. We bought the optional side panels which provide additional sheltered space outside and they can be pegged back out of the way in fine weather. Could do with a bit more overhead shelter and may invest in a tarp for this purpose.
We found that the front porch collects a bit of rain water but angling one of the canopy poles so that the porch slopes slightly causes the rain to run off quietly down the outside of the side panel.
The rubber foot at the top of the central pole split on second outing- easily bodged in the field with a bit of padding and a thick sock and still going strong. Spares not so quick to obtain from Cabanon, but have two on order for next season.
There isn't a rubber protector on the bottom of the central pole and our concern was that the metal foot would dig in to the groundsheet so we use a square of rubber bathmat as protection.
We replaced the basic bag(sack) the tent came in with an awning bag and separate pole bag - much easier for carrying.
In all we have really enjoyed camping in our Barbados this year. It's provided a most comfortable camping experience in rain and shine. We've not yet tried it in really windy conditions although I've seen comments that this shape of tent should cope well in such conditions.
We've had a few people admire the tent on our camping trips which isn't surprising - it looks as it is - a good sturdy and classy tent which should last years.
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These pyramide-style tents are made in top quality, 100% cotton, are very simple to erect and have a strong, sewn-in, pvc groundsheet.
- integral front sun canopy
- right hand side of front wall can rolled away
- optional sun canopy side panel/wind break can be fitted.
Height - 240 cm (8ft)
Weight - 32kg
Ground area - 420cm X 420cm
Living area - 350cm X 190cm
Packed size - All in 1 bag
Made of - Cotton (polyester roof)
Berth - 6
Suncanopy - Included
Kitchen Ext - no
Inners - 1 seperated
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