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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Gobi Elite 4

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4  (more 4 berth tents)
15.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.61/10 from 61 reviews

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61 Reviews of the Gobi Elite 4        Showing 31 to 40          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7  
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By: Stef pugh  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 27/07/2012

This summer has been the second and soon to be the third time we've used this tent. We've also been really lucky with the weather when we've been away so really cannot comment about wet weather and the Gobi 4. I can however say that it is just about a 1 man pitch but this is not a quick job, that it is plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 small children. We were disappointed there was no porch but I have since learned that a zenobia will fit so issue over I guess.
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By: Louise 186  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2012

We have used this tent twice before and this last time with our new zenobia porch. It is a brilliant tent for us being a family of 2 adults& 2 children.We can get 2double airbeds in the sleeping pod without too much of a squeeze! The living area has plenty of room for our 4 chairs plus storage unit and clothes. We purchased the porch to enable us to cook and eat undercover,just in case of a quick rain shower!Though it was a struggle to get up and to get a good fit it was well worth the effort.We are very happy with performance of tent and porch over such a wet weekend! No leaks!
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By: CarrieF  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/06/2012

Just returned from our first weekend camping in our Gobi 4 and loved it! Previous tent was an Easycamp Licata 3 which we really liked, but found a bit lacking in 'living space' when it poured down with rain for several days in France last year, even for only two of us. Bought the Gobi soon afterwards but hadn't had the chance to try it out, other than pitching in the garden, until now.

Being bigger, and with an extra pole, it's a little more complicated to pitch than the Licata but we had it up, with canopy, and all set up inside within an hour, which I'm sure will get quicker with practice. The space inside is tremendous and having the option of the side doors means whichever direction you're facing you can still get light in, with the protection of the mesh screens an added bonus. Fully sewn in is essential for me and this fitted the bill perfectly.

Having read previous reviews we got the Rock 5 canopy (second hand - an absolute steal on ebay!)and were really pleased with it. This meant that even in quite windy weather we could cook outside and sit out. Can't wait to take it away again!
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By: Kcoulby  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/05/2012

We have used this tent twice now, found it relatively easy to pitch (2 person job) once up we were impressed at the space inside, it is a 4 man tent however we class it as a comfortable 2 man. We purchased a carpet for the living area and plan on getting another for the bedroom. Some good little extras like the storage pockets in the living area and the easy accessible hook up cable access point. Headroom is good, can stand up and move around in comfort (5'9')

Sleeping area is more than adequate, we have two aluminium framed camp beds and there is room to spare.

We also bought the footprint, big benefit.Keeps the base of the tent clean


As already mentioned by others if you open the front door when raining.Water comes in very easily.

The zip on the door to the sleeping area, should have been accessible from both left and right sides, if inside at a night time you have to go to the bottom right corner for the zip, awkward if you sleep on the left.

Looking forward to using it this year
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By: STV429  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 30/04/2012

I have purchased this tent to have a good headroom and for my family of four. My children loved it and I must say this tent really gives you all that you need. I have came back from Italy after a one week camping and unfortunately someone stole my tent poles while I was paying the campsite owner. Can anyone who own one help me and give me how much poles there are in the four needed and which diameter or at least the length of each pole so I can buy a universal ones and use it again. I really love this tent and it would be a pity to leave it in the garage. Thank you all . You are my last hope since the manufacturer never replied back all my mails.
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By: 71Scottie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 13/04/2012

We bought the Gobi 4 after having a look around for our first tent. We liked the space and practicality this design gave for the two of us.

After a little practise pitching on the footprint it only takes us about twenty minutes and is pretty straight forward. With the carpet(s) we've found the tent warm and comfortable.

The negatives are we found a couple of small seepages when it rains heavily over 24hrs and the bag it is supplied with is far too small. The two side doors would have benefited with curtained windows like the front door.

We plan to use the tent more this year, maybe with some re-proofing and definitely with a Zenobia porch.
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By: Coxie  Reason: Other  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 06/04/2012

As an addition to the Gobi 4, very much recommend the Zenobi porch, its not an exact fit, and be warned it does take two to put it up, but great for extra storage (we use it as the kitchen) freeing up the living area. Get a couple of floor tiles and it becomes ideal. You can either use the front as an entrance door or you can remove the whole of the door if you want to sit in the sun.
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By: Coxie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 29/09/2011

We have used this twice now, easy to set up, once you get the hang of it. Defo get the carpet, it makes the world of difference, the only down side is the front, if its raining, and you open it, water comes in. Not a bit problem but more of a pain. We this for 2 of us, and have small Hi Gear bedside tables, like a home from home!
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By: Big_man  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 14/09/2011

Had to decided between a 2010 gobi 4 or a 2011 rock4, so I bought the gobi 4 as it looked better and more water proof.

Took it home and could I pitch this bugger on my own. No! but then, one very windy evening I found how to do it as a solo pitch.

Step 1 - peg down the FRONT, must be the front, put the 2 horizontal poles (grey and thin) in, pitch them up together - if its windy they will flap a bit but keep going.

Step 2 - put in the long diagonal pole that goes from the right of the door (if your inside the tent) and peg that out then do the last remaining pole which sits on the very top and goes from back left to front right.

Now its pitched and wow is it good! - ok, it doesn't have an attached groundsheet but the riser is very good - plus if you get some duct tape it soon becomes attached :o). And ok, its not got the windows a Vango does, but its the little things, like the pockets are on 1 side - big enough for magazines, and the elastic in the poles is actually elasticated and doesn't snap! but the best thing, for me anyway is I'm 6ft6, and I can stand up in this tent, that should tell you its big!

Top tent!
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By: Duncanb86  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 09/09/2011

Great tent for the price, sleeps 4 easily, a good starter tent but I may well upgrade for a Corado or maybe a Vango model next summer. Good size living space although it could do with a porch for cooking in and storage as not the best having to carry out stove and table every time I need to cook, ample storage areas and a electric hook up access point on the side, quick and easy to erect even by myself, unless windy! it may be a squeeze if you have loads of gear so maybe consider buying a porch or pick a bigger tent. Any advice on suitable porches or canopy's would be appreciated
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Manufacturer's Description

An updated version of Hi Gear''s popular dome tent, ideal for weekends away with family or friends.

Hi Gear''s Gobi 4 Elite is a semi-geodesic dome style tent, with crossed-over fibreglass poles that keep it stable even in very windy weather.

It has a large front door and 2 additional side doors for easy access and total ventilation, and a fully sewn-in groundsheet that keeps out draughts, rain and insects.

The two large front windows have roll up curtains so you can let light in or keep your privacy, and front enclosed mesh vents also aid the ventilation.

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