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Tent Reviews: Gelert Beyond Meridian 10

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
25.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
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9.08/10 from 38 reviews

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38 Reviews of the Beyond Meridian 10         Showing 11 to 20          Page:   1   2   3   4  

By: SCP2909  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

This tent is fantastic! We are a family of 6 (2 adults, 4 kids) who have been camping for many years. We bought our Beyond Meridian 10 in August 2010 as we wanted a larger tent with more living space. We have been delighted with it! As other reviewers have noted, even with the bedrooms in, there is masses of living space - we have had 11 adults sat in large camping chairs, plus a table in the centre section of the tent with plenty of room to spare. This is ideal when it's raining or cold and you need to be inside. We have a corvus 6+2 porch that goes on the front as well - I would say that this is an essential piece of kit - if you don't have a porch or canopy then rain will pour straight into your tent as soon as you unzip the door! The porch also gives us loads of space to store cooking equipment, etc. The tent is very easy to put up - only 5 poles to be inserted and then guy-ropes to peg out. You will need at least 2 people though, simply because of the sheer size of the tent! We have camped in pouring rain and high winds and the tent has withstood it all admirably. I highly recommend the footprint groundsheet too - firstly because it allows you to figure out how much space your tent is going to take up on your pitch BEFORE you actually pitch the tent, and secondly because it keeps the tent groundsheet clean and dry. You will truly appreciate this when you are packing away a tent in the rain and the mud! You can then pack the dirty footprint separately and simply hose it off when you get home - genius! This is definitely the best tent we've ever come across and we would highly recommend it. The only thing you should bear in mind is that it is a very large tent - over 7m long and 6m wide if you add the porch - and this reduces your choice of campsites, as not every site will accept a tent that large. Other than that, it's perfect!
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By: Sara Hack  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We brought this tent for our summer holiday this year. My husband is 6ft 6' tall and easily stood in the bedrooms as well as the main living area - one of our criteria. The tent actually ticked all the boxes for us, sewn in ground sheet, good size living area where we could sit around a table and play games during wet days, largest bedroom area of any tent we've seen with room to stand and move around in it. The tent fitted onto pitch well leaving more space than we had with previous tents and it stood up to one on the massive French thunderstorms! Only draw back was the triple zip on the main door which meant it could take a time to get out the tent at night when it was dark. Would highly recommend this tent - we have been camping for 8 years and been through 3 tents - this is the one for us!
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By: Hawkeycampers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

This is the first tent we bought after deciding to try camping again after a bad experience in a tiny two man tent. This tent is brilliant. We are a family of four, two adults, two children and a dog. I first I was worried that a ten man would be too big, but it is perfect for us. We use one inner pod as a big room for us all to sleep in together, with the option of zipping it into two separate rooms if needed. We use the other inner pod to store clothes, food etc, and as a playroom for the children. It works really well, even on our lovely rainy summer days there is plenty of space for the children to play.

We have used this tent for two seasons now, and have camped in strong winds and heavy rain with no problems at all. The sewn in groundsheet is brilliant as it ensures you can stay nice and cosy inside whatever the weather.

We bought the footprint groundsheet and the carpet, which really makes the tent feel cosy and comfortable. We also added the Porch, which is great as a cooking and wet/muddy shoes area if the weather is not so good.

It is easy to put up and take down with two people, a little trickier if it is quite windy, but with the use of a few tent pegs it's not really a problem. We had trouble putting it back in the bag the first couple of times, but soon got the knack, and now it's no problem.

I would definitely recommend this tent as a great tent for family holidays.
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By: Mchadder  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I purchased my Gelert Boyond Meridian 10 last September off Ebay. It came with the footprint groundsheet and the porch, all for a 200 bargain!

We have only been away a few times in it so far. Once during the End of May Bank Holiday. We stayed just outside a wet and windy Aberystwyth. The tent was superb. We had us, 3 kids and one of our friends staying in our tent and there was still loads of room.

One tip for packing away is to leave the doors unzipped and then pushing the ground sheet velcro patches open. Then every time you fold it the air has a chance to escape. It took the 2 of us about 20mins to take down and successfully get it back into its bags.

Absolutely love this tent and we are heading to the South of France with it this summer.
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By: Joysboy1  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

My son purchased this tent over Mayday bank holiday 2011. The deal included footprint, carpet and porch.The first time out being Whitsun bank holiday in Somerset.

The first pitch had been in the garden just to check it out,the ground sheet had some marks in it that were presumably done in the factory. These marks would have let water, if it had got between the footprint and the ground sheet. The tent was duly replaced without argument.

Taking about an hour to put up (two adults) plus the porch another ten minutes. Over the three days we had a fair amount of wind and one day of showers with some being quite heavy. The rain only came in at the bottom of one of the zips facing into the wind.

The porch could have been placed closer to tent side but it would still have been about nine inches to a foot away from it so allowing rain into the porch through the gap down the side. Poor design!

Take a small dog at your peril as the ground sheet or the tent fabric could very easily be damaged by the dog trying to get out over the door lip.

Overall my son, his wife and children loved the light and airy feel of the tent and the wide open space inside. With its light weight and the carry bags it was very easy to take down and put away even in the rain.

I would like to see a carpet available to cover the floor area of the second bedroom if not used,(optional extra perhaps).

The velcro on the middle pole is surely for a light or an electric cable to be taken overhead rather than across the floor.
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By: DerekGordon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Just returned from our first trip with our brand new tent. It is, quite simply. FANTASTIC! It took one adult and two teenagers approximately 45 minutes to erect the first time, without encountering any problems whatsoever. We bought and used the footprint groundsheet which is a godsend when pitching and as a bonus, it keeps the tent's own groundsheet bone-dry.

The tent looks cavernous before the inner tents are up and even with them in place there is soooooo much living space. I am 6ft3 and this is the first time I have ever been able to stand upright in a tent - no more backaches!

The doors, windows and vents are all you could ask for - I really cannot find any faults with this tent. So many campers admired the tent and asked us about it, so clearly I am not the only person impressed!

Breaking camp was easy - the three of us did it in about 35 minutes. The tent comes in two storage bags; one for the outer and one for the inners and poles. The inners and poles bag is easily dealt with, but I defy anybody to get the outer into its bag and then fasten the zip fully. As a previous reviewer said, they must use vacuum packing at the factory! However this is inly a very minor niggle and takes nothing away from the tent's superb specification.

If you are thinking about a large family tent then you should have no hesitation whatsoever in picking the 2010 Meridian 10.
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By: Frgle  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Bought this tent as a replacement for my 6 berth Cadiz and wish I had bought this first. Sewn in ground sheet is a god send. It is really spacious and really easy to put up. Did have a bit of a problem putting it back in the bag but managed eventually. Would recommend to anyone. Only draw back I could find is could do with better velcro on windows.
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By: Cath + charlie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

This is our first tent. It's great! Four adults, two children and a dog - no problem. It took two of us about an hour to put it up, the poles did appear to be under a lot of strain, but once we got them all levelled up the tent looked fab, and remained stable despite some strong gusts!

The only problem was the rain coming into the tent when the door was opened. This was a bit of a pain but have invested in a canopy porch for this season. We haven't tried it yet but we bought a corvus 6+2 zip fronted canopy which is supposed to fit - it's the same colour as our tent anyway.

I love this tent; it's got loads of room, build quality is great, is weather tight and looks the bees knees.
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By: 22wigwam  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

As I've said on other posts:

I have had the Meridian 10 tent up in some pretty serious winds. (eg cast iron chimanea blowing over) My experience is that it is really stable - but you have to do a lot of initial pegging down. ALL the guyropes (peg as far out as possible). ALL the rings at the bottom of all the poles. (That's important in a gale) All the points around the groundsheet at the ends. All the mudskirt. If you neglect many you're asking for trouble, as with any tent of this size. And get yourself decent pegs - either the 9' nail types or the stainless steel Delta anchors. Put them in with a 3lb lump hammer and take them out with a claw hammer. If you find it too breezy inside the tent, the vents at the end being open can be remedied by pegging the relevant guyropes in really close to the tent, but rig up extra end guys from the top of the end poles.

I have to repeat my wierd finding that when taking it down in a pretty strong wind, I had everything off - all the poles out and all the guys unpegged - except the four pegs at the groundsheet corners. The tent stayed up fully without guyropes or poles! The wind pressure at one end was enough to inflate the tent through the end vent like a big bouncy castle!

The ability of the tent to flex a little by virtue of the fibreglass poles is a good feature for resilience in wind - steel poles are too rigid and inflexible and their lack of 'give' puts all the wind strain on the fabric and can rip it and/or snap guys or pull pegs out. In the bad old days of rigid poles you used to have to slacken the guys in a gale, or put rubber bands in the guyline to absorb wind deflection energy.

The Gelert Porches which fit the Meridian have steel poles and they get a bit scary in strong winds. That's why I'm thinking of changing my Gelert Porch for a Royal Atlanta 6, 8 or Hampton 4 Extension, which is constructed just like the Meridian tent with fibre glass poles. It also doesn't have a vertical wall like the Gelert Porch - another bad feature in a gale.
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By: Dave Goodman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

What a fantastic tent. The only thing I need to do is add more velcro to the vents on the back of the tent. I was very windy when we pitched the tent and the wind blew open the vents on the back of the tent and it filled with air which made it blow about and become unstable. However the rest of it was fantastic and well worth the 299 we paid. Now we are off to France with it.
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Manufacturer's Description

Ideal for the family or larger group, the Meridian 10 offers masses of space and stability so that you can be comfortable and worry free. It's specifically designed to be quick and easy to pitch so that you don't start your trip with a stressful erection. Two doors into the Meridian 10 mean that you can pick and choose which way you want to enter, and make sure that the minimum weather intrudes!

The Gelert Meridian 10 features a fully sewn in groundsheet to keep out creepy crawlies and cold air. To keep you even more snug the flysheet is waterproofed to 5,000mm hydrostatic head, so that you'll be beyond dry whatever the weather.

Material: Outer: 190T Polyester with waterproof PU coating
Inner: 190T breathable Polyester
Groundsheet: Polyethylene
Size: Outer: L710 x W400 x H220cm
Inner:L215 x W375 x H205cm x 2 bedrooms
Hydrostatic Head: 5000mm
Weight: Outer:72 x 31 x 31cm
Inner & Accessories:19.75kg

# Fully sewn in reinforced groundsheet
# Water repellent zips
# Electric cable zip access point
# Excellent living area space & head height
# Hanging storage pockets
# Multiple ventilation points
# Two doors
# Living area windows
# Bright guylines for extra visibility
# Pre-attached guylines aid pitching
# Packed in two bags to reduce weight

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