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Tent Showcase: Lichfield Arapaho 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
19.00 KG
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.9/10 from 20 reviews

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20 Reviews of the Arapaho 6        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Swdj  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 31/05/2008

After much searching of the internet and camping shows we decided to plump for th Arapaho 6DLX. What a great decision we made. Whilst the pitching instructions aren't great a trial run in the back garden ensured ease of pitching on site. Now I am 6'5' and my wife 5'2' so this influenced us getting a tent we both could pitch and this tent allows that.

I can stand in the living area and slightly in the bedrooms. When I lie down in the bedroom there is more than enough space. I do not touch either wall. The children (6 and 10) love staying in the other as they get so much space to themselves.

We have really enjoyed the porch area too. Not too large to be a tunnel but just right to sit and remain dry on those wet days! Only gripe is the door when the children open it dripping inside but that is us I suppose not the tent.

Would I recommend this yes I would - ease of pitching, great size and height, relatively small package when packed away.
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By: Solstice  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 23/06/2008

Really good tent for the money (I picked one up for 100 brand new on ebay). Easy to pitch, fly first with coloured coded poles. Plenty of room and good head height. Tent fits back into the bag easily after use. Good family tent for a short break and I am very happy with it.
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By: Solstice  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 25/08/2008

Just come back from camping in Anglesey in this tent. One night there was very heavy rain and near gale force winds raging but this tent came through with flying colours. Other (more expensive) tents on the site were damaged or leaked but the Arapaho survived to fight another day. I am very pleased with this tent and would recommend it.
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By: Rolo1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating:   Date: 05/04/2010

This tent is fantastic value for money. I've had mine for 4 years and have camped all over Europe in it, in all extremes of weather, which it has withstood brilliantly. It's very simple to erect and very spacious for a fairly tall family of four (any more might be a bit snug!). I would recommend this tent for any first time campers.
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By: Tomeng2  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 25/06/2012

We bought this tent 5 years ago at the camping show Glasgow to replace 4-man dome tent.Been through storms where gale force winds and heavy rain only left puddle under tent.More than enough space for 2 adults 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. Only slight complaint with ours is porch door poles not very strong could be better easier to just roll up. Great tent would recommend to anyone.
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By: Tezza1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 24/02/2013

I've had the Arapaho 6DL for around six years now and it has served me very well.I found it pretty easy to put up with two and is a good stable tent,having experienced some very strong winds which actually cracked the porch poles.It is like a mini tardis as is surprisingly roomy inside,what with the area between the sleeping inners and the large porch area.Mud flaps would be an asset as the breeze does tend to slip under the bottom of the tent,but that is typical of most dome type tents. My only real moan is the porch door as it tends to bow inwards in the wind and carry any rain in with it, the bucket g/s doesn't seem to cover that area very well. Having said that it's a good,robust tent that would happily accommodate a small family group.
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By: HollyMatt388  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 07/12/2010

We were looking to purchase our first tent and after looking around at lots of different (some rather expensive options) I found this 6 birth version as an ex-display model on eBay. I paid 70 for it which, after using it for the first time, I realised was an absolute bargain!

The tent is huge and very easy to put up. The height is also a distinct advantage as my partner (being 6') can walk around in it quite easily making it comfortable and versatile for bad weather.

The space in each bedroom is fab as they are designed for 3 people, meaning 2 people and all their things can fit more than comfortably in each bedroom.

The only reason I have given it a 9 rather than a 10 is because I have the version without a porch so there isn't anywhere to leave shoes etc. I have since purchased a universal porch (for just a little under what I paid for the tent itself) so that we don't tread mud/grass etc into the main tent. Still, both items combined make very good value for money as the tent alone retails at 180.

I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to buy a spacious, easy to assemble tent.
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By: MuttleyandCo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2011

I've had one of these tents now for about 4 years and it has done me proud.

It is a great design which is pretty easy to put up (colour-coded poles) although you probably do need 2 people. It has two bedrooms, a large inner area and the front porch part. As a few others have said the inner ground sheet is a bit of a funny design - and I have never yet managed to put the tent up in such a way that the sheet is flat!

We generally camp for 2 weeks at a time - and each time we get at least one good battering of rain - only last year after it raining virtually everyday did the seams start to leak - so this year I used some Fabsil seam repairer and they as good as new.

Tent tends to 'sweat' on the inside when it rains so it appears as if it is leaking when it isn't. A few of the poles have started to split - but again for the age and usage of the tent I think that's great. I paid about 90 for it and can't complain!
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By: JD6E  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 13/10/2011

This is our 4th year of using this tent for both family and 'lads' motor racing trips to France and we can't really fault it.

We have experienced some severe weather in the open field campsite in France and its withstood all that the elements can throw at it.

Ours is the non-porch version but as we always take a marquee to socialise in we don't really want for one.

It has suffered from a couple of split pole sections but considering the use it gets and the ease of repair that's acceptable.

The only criticism, and a small one, is that it doesn't have an air vent at high level in the main area so it can get stuffy in the early morning sun.

We paid 89 which made it the cheapest 2 pod 6 man at the time but it has exceeded all reasonable expectations.
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By: CosmicSheep  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2008

On first site this tent looks enormous, especially when packed. I was worried that this tent would be too big for the 4 of us, but having had 4-man tents before, I was hoping we'd enjoy the extra space. And we did.

I was extremely impressed at the ease of construction. Colour-coded poles, guide-ropes with double fixing points, bath-tub ground sheet, fully zipped windows, the list goes on.

And all of this for under 180 RRP that I sourced for a little over 100
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Manufacturer's Description

A 6 berth tunnel-dome with large porch area plus canopy door. Ideal for family camping in the lowlands or at a conventional campsite. This tent features two conventional bedroom compartments each sleeping 3 people (ideal if bringing babysitter) with a living space in between. The large front porch adds even more living space but the tent still comes in at a very affordable price considering its size. Other features include a draught excluder around the outside of the porch, a riser groundsheet for the living area, two side windows in the living space, single entrance door and colour coded poles and sleeves.

The external poles means this tent is pitched flysheet first which will allow you to keep the inners dry while you pitch in damp conditions. The flysheet itself is Protex durable polyester with taped seams giving a hydrostatic head performance of 2000mm - ample waterproofness for 2 season activity. The inner tent is breathable polyester and the groundsheets are polyethylene. The pole construction is fibreglass (with steel uprights for king poles). Comes complete with carry bag and repair kit.

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