Tent Reviews: Kampa Croyde 6 Air
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13 Reviews of the Croyde 6 Air Showing 11 to 13 Page:
By: Cjeager Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2015 Rating: Date: 30/07/2015
We bit the bullet and went for this after a lot of umming and ahhing and hours upon hours researching. We were (I was) looking for a 6 berth/3 bedroom tent that I could possibly get up by myself. If I could shift the thing I might. It weighs a lot and it's all in one big bag, which is awkward to carry. Still, if this almost-60 year old can shift it unaided (albeit slowly) a younger and stronger person probably wouldn't have problems.
First time out of the bag we put it up in the garden. It was OK, though not as fast as they said (when is it ever?). We learned a thing or two. Second time we were on site and it went up like a dream. You really do have to peg the corners out properly first. We didn't bother with the porch groundsheet, used the porch area for cooking in one wet day and found that was fine. Loved the porch for sitting out in the evenings though the door is pretty bulky to roll away.
The window blind things are a bit of a menace - you have to be really careful when you roll them up or the pocket gaps and they fall out. One of ours ended up with a decorative (!) footprint on it.
On our trip we noticed that the tent seems to be quieter in wind than other tents we have had, which is a bonus. I suppose because the whole tent flexes a bit not just the canvas. I never worried about it blowing in. Though we did have some highish wind while we were away we barely noticed them. No issues with condensation either.
We did have some heavy rain while we were there and woke up to find a small puddle at the base of one of the poles. Memo to self, when the pole is inflated and the pump removed, close the zip! With the curtain between 2 bedrooms being unzippable there is the opportunity for items and offspring to roll under during the night. Maybe an all round zip would work better.
Getting it down was a doddle, it really was quick. I walked down to the bin (maybe 50 yards) and left the offspring to get the tent down. It was down before I got to the bins. Getting it back into the bag was less easy. We ended up rolling on it to squash it down enough to fold properly. The quality of the bag leaves a bit to be desired as well. The handles are too thin to be able to lift the bag comfortably - a bit of padding might work. The stitching gave way where the the short end of the compression tab joins the handle and the tab came off. We are looking for a large wheeled bag to use instead. Other than that we had no problems that weren't self-inflicted. Kampa really need to provide this with a properly robust wheeled bag and sort out the window blinds if they want to get 10 out of 10 for this tent.
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By: PJRB Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2015 Rating: Date: 15/07/2015
The layout of this tent is one that we have always loved since our beloved Sunncamp Eden 8. Roomy 6 berth bedroom, very spacious living area and a large, light and airy porch. The layout suits our needs, what with 3 dogs too!
We're in our fifties (2 reasonably fit women!). We pumped up the tent with the pump provided, and as recommended we pumped to 7 bar. Bit of a fiddle the first time but you just get the hang of it. One of us pumped up to 6 and when it starts to get tough the other one takes it up to 7. We felt it was a great way of doing it, worked a treat - no arguments - has to be a first! Then just tension as necessary.
Bedroom was easy to put and can remain in situ.
In the bedroom, we quite comfortably fitted a double Fold-Up bed with airbed on top, tall wardrobe and 3 dog beds - even left us with a small dressing area!
In the 'lounge' we have room for table, chairs, low level shelf unit, cool box on a stand plus 2 large storage boxes in one corner, plus room for a couple of little drinks tables! (and still have a disco!).
The porch we use as our kitchen, so cooker, small cupboard for provisions, tall shelf for storage and table for serving up! Absolutely ideal for us.
Very large windows with polyester curtains, lets in so much light with curtains open and great to see out on a rainy day!
We have only used it once and we did suffer a horrendous storm one night. We woke up to a few little puddles around the base of the poles, which we were not too concerned about for a first outing. BUT, the carpet was soaking on one side and we couldn't understand why. We then walked on the carpet and it was like walking on a water bed! The footprint underneath the groundsheet was not allowing the water that had collected to drain away. We had to take up the carpet and 'coax' the water away from the tent with a broom! I would not use a footprint again because of this experience. Even after 10 days the footprint was soaking and even had a puddle!
Not too keen on the sideways opening on the large front door but it does give you the option of having it open one third, two thirds or fully. Very bulky to tie back if it's fully open though.
There is a toggle in groundsheet in the porch which is almost like fully enclosed, we also put a couple of rugs down too, made it felt a little more homely!
Side porch is a Godsend in the rain, no water coming in through the door when you unzip!
Air vents to the back and front which can be opened and closed.
To deflate, just unscrew the valves and down it goes. Packs away nicely in the oversize bag, we left the bedroom in and it was fine.
All in all a great tent and we cannot wait to go away again in August.
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By: Duffs54 Reason: I've used one Made in: 2015 Rating: Date: 24/05/2015
Just gone from a Cabanon Biscaya to the Kampa Croyde Classic Air purely because of the ease of putting tent up and down.
First camp, second pitch of tent, when we did the trial pitch it did have water on the floor around the base of the tubes as it had rained very heavily. We pitched on when there was heavy rainfall and thunder, although we had sunny spells, it rained heavily on and off through the night with gusting winds.
Awoke in the morning fearing the worst, and all was nice and dry, all beams in place and no damage, phew.
The windows with the polyester curtains, are brill very quick to close etc, but in the dark with the light on inside the tent if you are close to the windows outside peops can see your outline lol. Also if you don't fold them neatly into the pocket they can tend to unravel and pop out, but don't gape.
Didn't take to long to put up, but we are going to get an electric pump. Our backs just couldn't bend in that position for very long, so we started the holiday with dodgy backs.
The footprint only has only very small tags so the pegs that they give you are a struggle, so we will replace them with just plain metal ones.
I obviously didn't tighten one of the valves enough as on the third day one of the beams deflated a bit, my fault as it was fine afterwards.
When putting bedroom pod in place it has tension straps, we should really of taken notice of these as the bedroom wouldn't of sagged as much, but we know now and all straps are colour coded. We have left it in place when we packed away, which made the tent a bit fatter when we packed it away.
Love the mesh on the windows and the bedroom doors too, very handy.
The little porch on the side door is easy to put on and stops the rain when entering the tent.
The groundsheet for the porch is very good again coloured tags help, and makes it quite secure, our dog didn't find a way out as there isn't any daylight to be seen, but when it is very windy the flaps from the tent that are underneath the ground sheet did fly out, so we just put a few items on top to stop it.
We had to leave at 10am so were up by 6am and manage to pack it all away by 10.15 we took everything we need for a two week holiday to make sure it all fitted in the car.
What was nice was when we deflated it and there were no wretched poles to dispose of that made it all worth it.
Just love this tent, how it looks and the room it gives you, there are only two of us and a dog so loads of room.
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The inflatable polyester flysheet version of the popular and highly rated Croyde 6. The Croyde 6 AIR is the ultimate AirFrame tent.
Retaining all the features of the poled version, the inflatable Croyde 6 AIR comes with some superb new features including a new colour-way and an enclosed front porch.
Like all Kampa AirFrame tents, the Croyde can be inflated in just minutes and, once set up, it provides one of the most stable and weather resistant tents on the market. The Croyde has three distinct areas - bedrooms, living and canopy, all of which can be opened up to each other or used as independent areas, making this tent truly versatile. For instance, the canopy can be used as a ''wet'' area meaning that nothing wet need ever reach the main living area. The main living area can also be accessed through a wet weather door on the right hand side and a standard door on the left. Both side doors have a secondary mesh screen to allow for good airflow on warmer days.
The tent has the fully sewn in groundsheet to keep the weather and bugs out and the warmth in. Inside you’ll find a large inner tent that, if required, can be divided into three bedrooms by using the zipped privacy curtain. This inner tent has loads of storage, both in the interior pockets and also in the organiser built into the front.
‘Feel the difference’ high quality heavy duty 150D Weathershield 6000mm HH F/R & UV Protect
Inner tent remains in-situ for set up
Fully sewn in groundsheet throughout main living room with 10,000 mm HH
Toggle in groundsheet for front vestibule area
Side door with wet weather protection canopy & Secondary mesh door
Variable position roll to side front door
Front and rear vents
Organiser pockets on front panel
Windows with blinds & store pockets
Lamp hanger w/cable tidy
Complete with Storm Tie Down Kit
Complete with manual pump
Exterior Height 210cm
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