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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Corado 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
38.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.04/10 from 51 reviews

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51 Reviews of the Corado 6         Showing 31 to 40          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6  

By: Trixie46  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Bought this as a replacement for a v old frame tent. Only two of us and a giant breed dog - tons of space which we liked. We found two of the poles were broken on a trial run in the garden, which the shop duly replaced, Unfortunately, we discovered they had given us the wrong ones when we reached our camping destination! Hubby managed to cobble a fix together which lasted the duration of our trip (2 weeks). We also found a small tear in the fabric near the door seam (a problem due to the tight zip fastening?) and one of the bungees holding the sewn in groundsheet up by the front door came away at its stitching, with no excessive tension.

Really nice tent, shame about the problems we had. While we were away, we contacted the store where we bought it, who were happy to take it and specific accessories back at the end of our holiday, and we received a full refund.

We wouldn't buy this tent again (though I think we were just unfortunate).
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By: Kmdowson  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We recently bought this tent having had a Kyham Ontario 8 for about 4 years. Tent very easy to pitch as rigid poles can be stood up independently (unlike bendy pole type tents) which makes pitching much easier. Takes a bit of titivating to get it all flat to the ground and not pulling on seams, especially the front door section.

Excellent that this tent has front porch section to sit and cook under especially in rain and colder nights, windows also allow you to sit inside with feeling of outside.

We did find that the tent was quite drafty in the wind, and front door section was difficult to keep down in the wind. We also had a problem with rain water getting underneath the tent as skirt bit is too high off the ground, this allowed rain water to gather on the footprint in puddles then soaking through the main ground sheet and into main tent which meant bedding and other areas of tent became wet! However this was in particularly heavy rain and 25mph winds!

Tent isn't as well made as our older Khyam tent in terms of finish and although has only been used for 10 nights, maintained some damage to tapes and one of the main pins to the pole, this can be repaired but does now make us nervous of camping in bad weather with this tent and we are hardened campers!

All in all a great tent and for the size, features price not bad at all.
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By: Ol55jam  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

An excellent roomy tent (obvious when we are only a 3-person family!) that whilst being 'first-time' campers, found it reasonably easy to erect although there seemed to be a million tent-pegs and proved to be protective during a slight rain spell and unmovable during a slight breeze. The only fault I believe was at the lower front door whereby I suspect the manufacturers have missed out a sealing process that did not have a velcro strip or sewed ringlets. Otherwise, a great experience whereby standing up room is super. Here's to looking forward to our next camping trip.
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By: Fbass30  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

This was our first real outing with this tent as novices to camping. We stayed at two sites over two weeks so had a couple of goes at pitching it. It took about 1.5 hours from pulling up on pitch to sitting down with beer, but much of that time was with unpacking all the odds and ends, setting up kitchen units, blowing up beds etc.

Have to agree with other reviews that the only real fault is with the tightness of zip on the front door. We got round this by just releasing one of the clips on the the pole. We had mixed weather and the tent seemed to cope fine with both. There is plenty of ventilation when hot and it stood up fine to wind and rain. The canopy is great, especially in the wet. We called in at Go Outdoors on the way back and mentioned about the door but they seemed unaware of the problem, but offered to replace or exchange the tent. To be honest it didn't seem worth it as the Vango and Outwell equivalents don't seem to really offer any more, but cost a fair bit more.

As others have said it got several comments from other campers who were impressed by the space, canopy and lightness.

The footprint was well worth the money and even fitted in the main bag. We have now invested in the additional canopy for the next trip (at 27 it seemed a no brainer).
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By: Across  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We used this for a week but due to a leaky seam and factory defect hole in the front canopy sadly had to return it but it is good value for money the space is outstanding and having steel poles much better than the old fibreglass poles we had in previous large tent which kept splitting.The fact that it had built in canopy was definitely the selling point because the holiday unspoilt by any weather you can cook under it no matter what and eat out there and still be bone dry leave wellies out there too it is great.We now have montana6 and want to get the extension to cook and eat in after having a taste of it in the Corado. We were disappointed with the leaky seam but I guess ours could have just been a faulty one it seemed expensive to happen on the very first time we used it perhaps a good idea to spray them first we couldn't due to bad weather.It was also very warm compared to old tent and we don't have heating or electric hookup.
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By: Symrat  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

After taking a month deciding we were going to take up camping we were stuck between the Corado 6 and the Montana. Although we read many good things about the Montana we decided on the Corado due to its built in porch and the price.

Me and the wife are extremely happy with the tent, had 3 practice pitches. 1st time we followed the instructions in the bag . Didn't go well. However after watching a couple of video erecting a Montana we tried 2 other methods and found one that worked well for us. If your curious we peg the back corners of the sig down. Insert rear poles and peg out rear guys. Then porch poles and peg out guys. It is then easy to work along from back to front inserting poles and pulling SIG tight. I think it was a you tube video of 1 guy pitching a Montana alone we used as inspiration :)

The tent itself I cannot fault, loads of vents to open up (or close) to cut down condensation. Outside porch area built in with an option of an add on porch extension if needed. 2 well sized bedrooms and lovely large living area, we treated ourselves to the carpet and its been great. Had read about the front door issues and agree we had to bring in the poles a bit to loosen the door off, and some velcro for the bottom. However all in all a great tent for what we wanted, only down side for us was the weight of the pole bag, would have been easier if there was 2 bags of poles. Also a fly screen on the main door would have been nice but I'm sure the missus can create something for that :) Had 2 different people come and ask about the tent and it was our 1st time out in it.
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By: Grahamterry1000  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We have just bought this tent after having bought a HiGear Mojave 5 with a manufacturing defect which was replicated on its identical replacement! The discount offered on the Corado was so good we couldn't pass on the chance to own such a big tent and we are more than pleased with it so far.

We are brand new to camping and having erected it twice in the garden took it to a site for the weekend just gone. We were spoiled by the weather, it was warm and sunny with hardly a breathe of wind so it went up fine. It took us a good 40 minutes including the porch but we are novices. All in by the time we had the bedrooms clipped in, the carpet down and all the paraphernalia we bought we were looking at a good hour and a half!

The tent is extremely roomy, light (too light in the mornings!) and well vented. With the extra porch addition we were able to leave the kitchen unit and table up near the doors but still outside and sheltered which was the main reason for buying it.

Other people have mentioned the fact that the front door is very stiff to close and we mentioned it at the shop. The guy said they were all like that and even the one in the shop was. He maintained the fabric wouldn't rip though and if it did bring it back! We will be using some velcro on the bottom I think to to stop any draughts from the use of a half zip although we haven't experienced wind yet (apart from our own!).

We are looking forward to our next trip immensely and hope we get some more of the same weather but in the UK it is highly unlikely.
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By: Phillsmith72  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Hi we bought the Corado 6 last year we used it for the first time may bank holiday weekend. Its the first tent I've ever owned but been a camper with family as a young boy. The actual tent took 20mins to erect then about another 20mins sorting guy rope and pegging down. This tent is an eye catcher the amount of people that was asking us questions about it was unbelievable the tent really is perfect for us and our 2 young boys.

We had really bad wind on Sunday which was quite scary but the tent stood up to it no probs. I think the only problem is the front door not closing fully but I too am just going to get some velcro then the problem is solved. Our tent stood out over all the outwell tents as our next door had the Norfolk lake I think it was called.
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By: Gail61065  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Used this tent over the heatwave weekend, both bedroom compartments are very large, plenty of windows for lots of light. Two side doors as well as the front door. And a large front porch which is big enough for the kitchen and table and chairs. Plenty of room inside although we had lovely weather so spent no time inside apart from sleeping, handy pockets in lounge and bedroom for storing things in.

Tent took about 1 hour to put up, but this was our first attempt may get quicker once we know what we are doing, easy instructions to follow,sewn into the carry bag so you do not lose them. I like the large poles that go on outside of tent a lot stronger than the fibreglass ones.

I am glad we got this tent as it is very light inside and plenty of room.

Would recommend this tent
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By: Stash29  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

The Hi Gear Corado is a brilliant tent for the money. There's bags of space and loads of light as you would expect. The porch area is great for cooking and sitting in too and provides some shelter from the wind and rain. We also bought the extension which makes this tent huge. We also got the Outwell Montana 6 carpet to go in it, which colour wise is great but doesn't fit perfectly, we do need to fold it in on itself by front door but this wasn't really a problem.

The interior space is more than enough though we didn't have 6 people in it. We have two sets of Aldi camping cupboards that sit either side of the front door and fit in brilliantly, coming up just to the edge of the bottom of the windows.

We had this tent in really windy conditions and whilst it was blowing a lot it did stay up. We did take the extension off when it was really windy and added some extra guys to the front canopy.

There are some issues with this tent. We too had problems closing the front door and had to unclip the tent from the poles a bit in order to remedy this. It's also important to remember to peg down the front door as we tried to do it after everything was up and it wouldn't sit flush with the ground (there may have been a slight dip there though).

All in all this is a really good tent for the money you are paying. The colours are great, the space is great, the light is great and it really makes for an ideal base for an extended stay.

I wouldn't want to have to pitch this just for a night or two but maybe that's just down to all the additional stuff we take to fill it up.

Wouldn't hesitate in recommending this tent to anyone.
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Manufacturer's Description

A family camping tent with enormous amounts of light and space.

The Hi Gear Corado 6 is a large 6 person family tent that offers a great combination of space and practicality.

The door canopy offers the facility to cook inside or out without damaging the groundsheet.

The internal standing height allows the freedom of movement and the feeling of space.

The 3000m hydrostatic head waterproofing ensures a dry, reliable retreat in troublesome weather while the sewn in ground sheet stops the wet dew in the morning.

Ideal for family holidays, the Corado is perfect for getting away from it all.

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