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Tent Reviews: Gelert Beyond Meridian 10

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
25.00 KG
£399.00
2
Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
9.08/10 from 38 reviews

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38 Reviews of the Beyond Meridian 10         Showing 21 to 30          Page:   1   2   3   4  

By: Kilty  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I purchased the Meridian 10 tent around £200 new on ebay after having camping for over 35 years and many tents later and due to a disastrous fortnight camping in a new Skandika Korsika 10 during 2008. Left separate review for this tent.

The Meridian itself is great, easy to build and dismantle, living area is great and roomy, we had 2 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs.

The tent is only suitable for summer camping and not for high winds or cold weather, spent first week of Aug during 2009 on Isle of Skye. The weather was atrocious for the most of our stay with a storm during our 3 night with 70+mph winds and raining sideways, except for 2 afternoons the sun did show its face. The Tent was not too bad for its size, but when wind was very high I tightened guy ropes to reduce the tent pushing in. One guy rope did snap during the storm and the bedroom roof also bent in on top of us. I had placed tent end into the wind as it was windy and raining when we arrived.

As other people have mentioned the vents have poor fasteners and the high winds pull them open. The tent ends have no fasteners and rain was driven up into mesh which dripped onto bedroom internal walls.

When the sun did come out the tent did keep a warm comfortable heat inside due to the vents. Also did not find a single bug inside the tent for the whole week, no screaming from the kids or wife.

This is one of the best tents I have used as zips are easily accessible and sturdy, can also be placed out of children’s reach, also nice and bright inside during the day.

The seams held well during constant heavy rain. Only had one very small amount of drips from Velcro fasteners which are placed in the middle of roof for holding light.

Some tips for other campers, I purchased some cheap felt carpet end roll for £18 to put inside, it stopped all wet feet and grass cutting from getting into bedrooms.

Took dog cage to hold dogs safe during the night, my cage was Great Dane size, put wooden board on top to use as shelf.

Purchased a large nylon tarpaulin 5m X 10M from large DIY store costs about £12, put this down on grass first and then tent on top, keeps tent base clean for folding up after stay.

We always use hook-up nowadays, night time lighting has always been a problem as I do not like gas lamps with children or pets, normal light bulbs are also hot and could melt nylon, rechargeable lamps give very poor light. My fix this year was to buy a fluorescent strip light (plastic case with diffuser cost around £20 it is a 4ft and 48w and is light in weight) added cable gland, cable and plug. Hung from tent ceiling and we had the brightest tent on whole site with nobody getting a sore head reading.

Would recommend tent as the extra space is always great even in the rain.
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By: Jono35  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Bought the Meridian 10 about 6 weeks ago. Great big tent, had loads of comments on how nice it looked. The only one problem we had was if you opened the door when it was raining the water would poor into the tent. Will buy a canopy for our next trip. Apart from that we had no problem putting it up but a nightmare to get back in the bag. 2 adults three teenagers no problem
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By: Andy_c_34  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Have just spent 2 weeks holiday in the Meridian 10 on North Cornwall coast. I also have the optional canopy porch and carpet.

Fairly easy to put up, but need 2 people, one to keep one end of the poles held down whilst other person bends pole on the other side. 45 minutes to erect and fully peg out.

Cornwall weather was windy, sunny, and heavy rain (usually any 2 from these 3).

Tent held firm and didn't leak a drop.

The only purpose of the canopy porch was to stop the rain from dripping straight in when the door was opened, and also stopped the area directly outside the door getting muddy.

When it was windy in the night the tent seemed quite noisy, and the optional extra porch/canopy seemed to catch the wind very much.

The vents at the top of the tent walls and bedroom inners allowed the tent to act like a wind tunnel at times, and there didn't seem any way to close them down. There are velcros on the side vents, but not the large end ones.

It is very spacious. We slept 4, with 2 weeks luggage and there was room to spare.

The carpet made the interior very pleasant to walk around on, especially 1st thing in the morning.

Overall very pleased with this tent. A lot of space, and it survived Cornwall weather for 2 weeks without any problem. Could be impeoved by the optional canopy having a door on the front.
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By: Maddogs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Chose this tent as our first due to great internal space, height and versatility as well as far more air vents than equivalent models available which with 3 dogs 2 children and 2 adults I felt was an advantage!- no condensation at all. Also great price as on offer at our local camping and general store.

Have used it 4 times so far without complaint. 2 Internal bedrooms with dividing sheets to give 4 'rooms' but we all slept in the one end without divider and used other one to keep all our stuff away from children and dogs. Double end zips allow for high or low access so are excellent for excluding little ones from the food basket unsupervised or escaping from the tent whilst you are busy/asleep. Putting it up poses no problem providing you peg down the groundsheet first so can't fly away, then insert all poles into sleeves, peg all poles into ground sheet pegs, and then clip them before pegging out guy ropes. Taking down is the reverse and requires able bodied camper to 'roll' on tent to flatten down in high winds and unpeg ground sheet as you fold. Agree it is quick to dry and waterproof with loads of pockets for niknaks.

Sewn in fly screens on external windows and doors and internal doors are excellent in hot weather to cool down a hot tent and provide a nice air exchange/breeze and are peace of mind as we have a wasp sting allergic dog and husband! EHU access points as previously reported prevent any inconvenience and as doors and EHU points on both sides it makes positioning the tent much easier. Very happy with this tent and can't find anything to grumble about (unusual for me)
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By: Zoe4eva  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

This is a great tent, we just spent the weekend in it. We have 3 kids and us 2. And it was easily big enough. We have also bought the porch, but haven't tried that yet. Pitching was easy. But requires 2 people. And the guy rope pegs aren't very good and fray the guys ropes quite easily, so the best bet is to buy some more.
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By: Jackie1270  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We have just spent our second weekend in this super tent. It requires two people to erect it,but we found it easier the second time. Plenty of room (understatement).Heavy rain, no problem! Used footprint under tent which was a great idea, as when we packed it all up the tent groundsheet was clean and virtually dry. Two sets of porch poles would be nice ,so when the forecast red hot summer arrives, you could hold open both doors and also have some shade.
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By: J+c vic  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Just returned from a weekend away using this tent for the first time. Found it quite difficult to put up correctly as the poles appeared to be under a lot of strain and we also struggled to fit the bedrooms elastic clips into place as some would not reach were they should go. This may be down to our inexperience as it was our first time camping. Once we had got set up everyone kept commenting on how nice the tent was and also how big it was. Think after we have used it a few times it will get easier to put up and also put away.
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By: Paul thornton  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Nice BIG tent well made ,good price it has a fully sawn in ground sheet (bath tub type) looks good and very water proof , 5000 HH plenty of built in storage pockets and plenty of matching extras, carpet ,canopy chairs and sleeping bags .
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By: Daveba  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We purchased this tent on the internet after checking it out at several camping shops. We found the tent relatively easy to erect, though I think it would be interesting if it was fairly windy (though most large tents would suffer from the same problem). Found it best to peg it down at one end and work along the tent when threading through the poles. It took us about 35-40 mins to put up, and about another 10 mins to peg out properly.

The tent is a good size, we are a family of 5 and we decided that we needed the extra space. It was the first time camping for my wife an she was a little worried initially, but she now loves it.

The bedroom pods are a good size and are spilt into a 3 and a 2 man pod, though the divider can be unzipped to form one large pod. When one pod is removed it doubles the living space.

We had some rain and had no leaks or problems. There are plenty of storage pockets to store items in.

The only down point is the vents that only have a couple of velcro tabs on each. It would help if the tabs were larger. We also bought a carpet and a footprint for the tent which were well worth the investment.
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By: Postbarney  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We've just came back from whit bank holiday weekend and the tent was fantastic. There was only two of us, so we only put one bedroom up. This was the first time we used it and me and my son thought it was easy to erect, easy to take down and with practice,(twice) easy to pack away. There are carpets (which I received after we got back) for the tent, only they are for the new 'Beyond' range. I've bought one 'cause they fit exactly as the meridian range.

Loads of space/height, large windows, full sewn-in groundsheet (so no bugs and draughts) I had a V**** tent with 'bath tub'ground sheet, by the time we got it in place, the tent was full of bugs, so these fully sewn-in ones win hands down. The 5000mm HH should be perfect with our 'lovely' summers. Plenty of space for nik-naks, the doors and windows can be rolled up, on a hot day, for a nice cool breeze and no flys can get in, with the sewn-in fly screens.

Two metal poles are included, to make one of the doors into a canopy. Haven't used it on a very windy day yet,so can't comment. The tent and poles come in separate bags,so it is fairly easy to carry. Would recommended this tent to anyone.
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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.

Specifications
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

Features:
# 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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