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Tent Reviews: Eurohike Buckingham 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)

149.99
3
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8.05/10 from 21 reviews

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21 Reviews of the Buckingham 6         Showing 11 to 20          Page:   1   2   3  

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

We are first time campers and recently brought one of these Buckingham 8 tents. It has a 1500mm hydrostatic head. I was looking at a Vango but the lady in Millets persuaded me to buy this one as it was only 99 in the sale, great for a first tent. For the size its a fantastic deal, we have 3 children so wanted the space. However, when we put it up in the garden it was very flimsy and we hated that it didn't have a sewn in groundsheet. Admittedly we were told the main living area groundsheet wasn't sewn in. When we hooked the groundsheet up it didn't seem to fit properly and left gaps everywhere so we took it back and went for a Coleman 6 tent instead which has a sewn in groundsheet and a 4000mm hydrostatic head. We spent a bit more money, but its worth it as I didn't want to put the family off camping with the wrong tent for us. I was disappointed though as the Buckingham was a great size for our family, just couldn't stand the thought of bugs getting in and the cold and wet. Maybe we are too fussy for camping!
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By: Loulou0327  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We recently purchased this tent from millets (20% off camping sale + 20% off first order E-voucher) for 98.00 after seeing the gelert horizon 8 (very similar in lay out).

It arrived with the price tag still attached stating 399.99

As soon as it arrived I put it up in the garden and it did not disappoint. It was very easy to erect for myself and another female friend it took just 20 mins. (without guide ropes, 30 mins with)

The tent was surprisingly very sturdy even without guide ropes and very spacious.

We will use it as a family of four 1 double bedroom for myself and my husband, 1 for our 2 boys and one for clothing / changing.

I found with adding a small bit of elastic and a toggle to the main bedroom (less than 4 in cost) the larger dividable bedroom fitted at the other end of the tent meaning that we could use the large end door as well as the side doors and have a whole lot more living space, plus giving us the flexibility of going as couple and having a huge social space.

The head height is great Having spent two weeks in a tent I couldn't stand up in summer last year it was a must for me.

There are only two downfalls to this tent that I can see.

The ground sheet is not totally sown and taped in (though the separate ground sheet is bucket style)and that a porch is not available to buy(if anyone finds one in green please message me, though I am thinking that maybe another make of tunnel tent with the same height may fit) , with all tunnel tents if all the doors are not zipped up the rain will run in without a porch.
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By: Phil Yeats  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Bought it in May, but only just managed to use it in anger!

Really nice and spacious,and easy enough to put up even in a light breeze. My 2 and 5 year daughters loved having their own bedrooms and the windows let in loads of light. As previously mentioned, the end door is a complete waste of time.

Buy better ground pegs as we got blasted in Cornwall last week and at 2,3 & 4am I was out re-pegging it in the rain as they kept bending and getting ripped out. The tent was nearly resting on our heads but no poles snapped, so that was nice! I swapped a few pegs for some good ones and it was much better.

The next problem then was that the guy ropes were so much tighter now, the inner tent wouldn't zip up properly and the side door was tricky to close too.

The centre guy rope attachment/air vent at the windward end of the tent ripped off when just putting a little tension on the line, and it was the first time I'd used the tent.

I've since taken it back to Millets and they've offered me a full refund,or to swap it for a Vango Verona 8 Dlx plus 15 extra, so we'll see how that goes next.

Although we had all these problems we still thought it was a great tent, and just put the problems down to bad luck.
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By: MickTw  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Tested it in the garden to make sure all was there and fitted compartments ready for holiday.

On holiday besides moving it a round to confirm the way and were we wanted it with in the pitch we found it easy to put up with three of us. Fitted the middle ground sheet but had to make sure we unclipped it by the door way (day time) or we some times tripped over it.

In all a good tent, easy to put and take down. The tent was in a sale in Millets from 179.99 and with trading in my old tent (20% off the sale price) it cost me 95 money well spent.
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By: Joey7415963  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Can't remember the exact year of manufacturing, but it was bought in 2008.

It is a fantastic tent with plenty of room, there are just two of us that use this tent however we have both slept in the single compartment comfortably before. We were able to fit a double sized air bed in the single compartment with no extra room, so the main compartment is exceedingly generous!

That said when all the compartments were in we still managed to fit a large aluminium picnic table lengthways in the centre area with space to spare!

We usually just set up the bigger compartment and leave the other two singles in the car which gives us plenty of space for chairs/tables/storage. The stability of the tent is reduced when it is set up like this, however, it still managed to survive fairly strong winds/pelting rain in this set-up.

With reference to the main tent door at the front being behind the compartment, although I understand it may be frustrating,

A) You have two side doors with plenty of space for access,

B) If you are like us and only use one compartment then the door is completely accessible (Which I am assuming is how the design was meant to be)

It is semi-easy to put up and just requires some patience on your first couple of attempts, I highly recommend 'dry-runs' to those that are new to this tent as when it rains putting up the tent needs to be quick and effective.

To put up with two people takes about 10-20 minutes depending on how familiar you are with the tent.

All in all this tent has acres of room which is essential for comfortable camping.
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By: JamesMuir  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I love this tent but there are only 2 of us and we use up all the space. There is easily enough room for a family of 4 with this tent. It is easy to put up and take down with 2 adults.

We have used this now for at least 25 nights of camping and in the strongest of winds, we did lose a pole one night in the lakes but the gust took out 3 tents that night, so to lose only 1 pole was to this tents credit.

The main bedroom is spacious and can take a kingsize camping bed with ease, the 2 smaller rooms will take a double in each with no room to spare.

There are 3 openings to the tent, one on each side and one at the end however the makers failed to consider that you cannot use the largest opening due to it being blocked by the main bedroom. This was not a problem for us however could be annoying if you are expecting a large porch.

We really do enjoy our nights away in this tent and I am sure that anyone that buys it will do too.
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By: Sallywright  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

This was our first tent, three years on and we are still using it. Great tent with plenty of room to move about without stooping. The reason we bought this one was that it was cheap and we didn't want to spend too much in case we didn't like camping! Now we are looking to expand to an Outwell, but will keep the Buckingham. No signs of any leaks during our three years of use, about 6 camping trips.

Not much more I can add to previous reviews, although it would appear that the latest model (2008) is not as good as the earlier one! We have loads of guy ropes on all four sides, although our model does not have a 'front' door. There are two side doors.
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By: Clairechris  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I was so disappointed with the layout of this I will be going back to millets. There is a super front porch with windows that you can't use at all because that's where the main inner tent goes what is the point of windows you can't see out of because the inner tent is solid? bizarre. The catalogue showed it the other way round which would have been great nearly cried when I realised we'd spent all this money and the canopy and porch I wanted to cook in couldn't be used. Super waterproof but ground sheet is NOT sewn in its pegged in! again not to description. Really sad about this.
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By: JanetX  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We've just come back from an incredibly wet and quite windy stay in our Buckingham and I have to say I was delighted with how it coped! I agree with the comments made by other reviewers, although we slept in the 4-man bedroom and didn't open the 'front door' - meaning we had guy-ropes on all 4 sides; perhaps this is why stability didn't seem an issue.

This is a great family tent and really easy to take down in the most awful conditions, though a little tricky to get some of the 'ring and pins' connected when assembling, even with adjusters loose - can't see that one person could do it without a great deal of swearing! The living area groundsheet took a bit of fathoming out and yes, it isn't as watertight as a sewn-in one would be - but it makes the tent even more flexible, so no grumbles there.

If I were looking for possible improvements, I'd like to be able to put the bedrooms in at either end, or have both ends capable of opening up. The large bedroom HAS to be at the end with the main door/porch, meaning you have to use the side doors only when it is in place. However, the 3 bedroom configuration offers the option of sleeping with our toddlers (many 'room dividers' can't be raised in other tents we looked at) and in a room next to them when they are bigger, or us sharing and taking friends/grandparents along too, and STILL having living room, without the tent being the size of a cathedral and so impossible to pitch or to fit on a crowded site, and compared with its rivals this is ridiculously cheap - a fantastic balance. We bought this without seeing it up as the Sandringham bedrooms cannot be linked (this had been the one we set out to buy), but the gamble paid off. Recommended.
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By: Joey7415963  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Recently bought one of these after reading several promising reviews and decided to write my own review.

However I will keep it short as I have nothing to disagree about with the review by Hywel31.

The tent seems very spacious and could easily sleep 8 people fairly comfortably. The living area is also a good size but most suited for four people. One of the reasons why we bought this tent is because of its height, I am 6'6' and can stand up in the tent at the highest point and comfortably move around the tent.

We bought this tent from Millets in the sale reduced from 150 to 130 then had 10% student discount and so got it for 116.

One thing I will say is that this obviously because of its size and price is by no means a special tent and can seem rather flappy in the wind. I know guyropes are there to stop that and stabilise the tent but there are guy ropes on only three sides and so does not stretch the tent out properly.

However this tent is fantastic for its price and I can highly recommend it. If comfort camping is what you want then use this tent for 2-4 people.
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Manufacturer's Description

Buckingham is a larger version of the Sandringham tunnel tent, with space to sleep six people in three separate bedrooms. It is stable and easy to pitch, and its large windows in the living area and bedrooms give plenty of natural light and ventilation.
The waterproof polyester flysheet has a hydrostatic head of 2000mm and fully taped seams. It is fire retardant and has a HealthGuard treatment, which helps prevent odours, bacteria and degradation, deters biting insects, makes the fabric more durable and increases its wicking properties. Other features include two doors, No See Um mesh panels, a polyethylene groundsheet, fibreglass poles and storage pockets inside the tent.

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