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Tent Reviews: Gelert Beyond Meridian 10

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Gelert  >  Beyond Meridian 10 Reviews

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

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38 Reviews of the Beyond Meridian 10         Showing 31 to 38          Page:   1   2   3   4  

By: Harvester  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We took this tent out for the first time two weeks ago,when we arrived on site it was quite windy so with a ' 400 ' tent we thought this wouldn't be a problem. How wrong could we be, we managed to get the poles in and the tent up but had to fight with it for at least an hour. The wind hit the top of the tent and literally flattened it breaking two of the poles. This was Friday. On Saturday we decided to try again at Penkridge and again the wind came but not as strong, strong enough to blow the tent at least 20 ft though before I could peg it down. When we finally got set up we had to have a 3kw fan heater on all night and still froze because this tent has vents all around the top which are only held down in two places with the smallest pieces of velcro. At the end of the tent there are two more vents which go into the bedroom, these vents are held open with the guyropes that secure the end of the tent so you cant close them. In eight years of camping and quite a few tents the Meridian 10 is the worst tent I have ever owned, its far too big for the flimsy fibre glass poles. And terrible in the wind .I paid 140 for mine from makro and believe me its not worth a penny more
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By: Leeb0y  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I spent a long time looking for a large sized family tent (Three young children). Some of my prereqs were - Large - Tall - Sewn in Groundsheet - Good water proofing - Electrical inlet - Fit in smaller space (This ruled out the big multi roomed domes). I wanted the Outwell Montanya 12 but found it too expensive. This tent is identical bar the enclosed canopy but much much cheaper. I found it easy to erect and pack. Do so with 7yr old son but wind can make it difficult. Very spacious and comfy and stood up to rain well. Also dries very quickly. An all round great family tent. To really go the whole hog I have added the following Montana 12 extras all purchased half price on ebay - footprint ground sheet, carpet and universal side canopy. Makes life camping that much nicer. Be warned though you will need a big boot to stow this lot in and the tent in two bags is heavy! Also some sites will not allow a footprint this big, but plenty do. To really round this off I purchased a flocked inflatable settee/mattress for 29 for those rainy days watching DVD's. Real home from home and I cannot recommend the Gelert Meridian 10 highly enough. Also worth noting that the Montana is advertised as a 12 man at the same size and configuration as the Meridian 10.
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By: Scanky  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Love this tent. It's easy to put up but you do need two people to do this. It has loads of space inside, you could leave out one of the bedrooms at the end if needed to give loads more space.

You can easily fit 10 people in it and if you don't mind sleeping in the centre section you can fit loads more. The guy's are already fitted so that saves time too. It is very sturdy considering it's size. This tent is great value for money and I would recommend it to any large family or party.
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By: JordanA1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Used the tent four times this year the weather hit us with everything but we stayed dry and snug. Another review asked what the velcro was for on the middle inside pole, its for the electric cable so it doesn't run across the floor
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By: Effer13  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We bought this tent after looking at the Michigan last year. We bought mainly for the sewn in ground sheet, as well as it being so spacious inside, and the superb price. Really easy to put up,we have had tunnel tents in the past, but as others have said had difficulty getting it back in the bag ( more practice required ).Was wondering if anyone can tell me what the velcro is for inside on the middle pole ?
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By: Jinty74  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought this tent last week and just back from 2 nights camping in the NE of Scotland. It was easy to put up (considering that we had not had a dry run before going!) and the rooms were very spacious inside. Great height inside bedrooms and main living area - we are tall but there was always loads of headroom. We left one bedroom down and it gave us loads of space - we could have had a party for our neighbours inside! We also got the carpet for the tent and it was super for keeping the kids warm while they played uno!

The only down side was that we need practice in packing the tent into its bag. It was a bit windy and the tent kept filling up with air as we tried to pin it down and roll it. However I am sure with practice we will improve. The tent stood up to a fair bit of high winds although I was concerned if it would take off. I suppose the important thing is to have all the guy ropes well tied down and keep an eye out for the door you open on a windy day.

Overall we had a great time and we are looking forward to using the tent for our main holiday next year. Good value for money from Makro in Glasgow just now - would recommend this tent from my limited experience with it so far.
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By: Nats8970  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We have just come back a day early from a very windy night's camping down at Lydd in Kent. Unfortunately, whilst the Gelert Meridian is spacious, warm comfortable and full of great features eg storage pockets, good head height, built in ground sheet it cannot stand up to high winds.

Being so large the wind really gets inside and by the time we had made the decision to go home one of the poles had slpit, 2 of the seams had ripped, and the actual material itself to which one of the guy ropes attaches had ripped clean down the middle.

On the plus side, the size meant there was room for everyone on our trip (9 adults and 10 children and 2 babies) to come in for a cuppa, and it remained waterproof despite some very heavy rain.

I am going to attempt some repairs this week, and we will give it another go in less windy weather !

PS this is the 4th time we have pitched this tent and it definitely gets easier to put in the bag each time
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By: Hiekel Essterol  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We bought this tent for an incredible 176 from Makro. Despite its size this is a simple tent to pitch. 5 fibreglass poles and you are up.

The 4m x 4m living area is spacious enough for relaxing out of the sun or keeping the kids entertained when its raining cats and dogs. The bedrooms complement this by comfortably (if not officially) accommodating 12 decent sized adults on 3 double air beds. There ARE NOT 4 bedrooms for this tent as described however. The vis-a-vis arrangement is 2 bedroom units with a curtain separating each onto the 4 bedrooms. The curtains can also be mounted in 2 possible positions inside the bedroom to either split it 50/50 or 70/30. The 'wall' in between each bedroom door has something in the region of 12 large storage pockets to put all your nicknacks. Each bedroom has a further 5 pockets inside on a side wall.

Zipped EHU access points into the tent are found on both sides of the tent with further zipped EHU access into each bedroom, which means no need to leave tent or bedroom doors open just to have electricity.

The 5000mm hydrostatic head is more than enough for the UK and was thoroughly tested on our first trip with it to the Lake District.

If there is any downside at all it is the current lack of carpet or footprint for this tent. Being a 2008 model tent I have no idea if there are any planned for this or not.
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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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