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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Gobi Elite 4

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Bedroom inners:
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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 41 to 50          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7  
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By: Walkerholtby  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 23/08/2011

I loved this tent, and from reading glowing reviews was excited to have our first outing. I also own a Vango Tigris 8 (excellent tent) but wanted a smaller but roomy weekend tent. I did and still do love the design of this tent, it holds up to wind brilliantly. I also bought the rock 5 canopy which fits this tent but doesn't have the while stripe. I managed to pitch alone in 30 mins (taking down took longer with no one to help push poled out) When I put the bedroom pod up I found the first problem. The seam stitching had caught the body of the pod rendering it unusable. So 4 nights podless commenced! The next problem was the groundsheet didnt lay flat at the edges and I was worried my 5 year old would end up ripping the groundsheet, when I had a good look it turned out the pegging points under the doors where missing, the the reinforcement fabric was there, but no peg points. The next thing. Yes the list goes on. It leaked from the hanging points of the bedroom, and the windows where the toggles are. The last thing was.Because we didnt have the bedroom up I noticed there was a cut by the seam for the different stripes, this had been taped over when the seams where sealed but would have been a weak point.

Need less to say after cutting short the trip it went back to GO for a refund of the tent, canopy and footprint. Its a shame a great design is spoilt by shoddy quality control. Have to say G.O. where great and even took the tent back soaking wet and no quibble refund was given. I have now ordered an Outwell Virginia 5 for £149 from Yeomans, less than I paid for the gobi and footprint. I know Outwell wont let me down on quality!
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By: P@ul  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 21/08/2011

Just about the best beginner tent on the market today. After trying out camping using a mates tent we decided to buy our own. After much searching and deliberating we decided on the Gobi 4, with just the the 2 of us we found the 2 rooms to be ideal and we bought the carpet for more comfort. We leave the bedroom in when we take the tent down its so much easier to erect next time. However having used it twice we decided we needed even more space so purchased a porch to increase the usable space. We feel we now have the complete package. For now at least :)
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By: Daz and mel  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 14/08/2011

Great tent, been to Cornwall for a week , so big, lots of headroom as I'm 6ft 1. Cant wait to go away again to appreciate just how good it is. It was also cheap, got it on a deal with air bed pump and little table for 130, bargain. Hope this info helps you if your ready to go camping, this is the perfect starter tent for couple or with child, will sleep 4 easy
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By: Mckenzm  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 09/08/2011

I own a Hi Gear Gobi 4,i think its an absolutely fabulous tent for the money. There is plenty of room in this spacious unit. The bedroom is nice and roomy and also the lounge area is roomy too. Just spent three nights away in it for the first time and loved it from the moment it was erected. Its a very nice looking tent too and looks smart and neat. Very easy to erect and pack away as well. It rained very heavy one morning and the gobi 4 stood up to its expectations well. It stayed as dry as a bone inside considering it rained very heavy continuously for about 5 hours and more. The gobi 4 is very light inside with plenty of windows and three doors. There is only one small downside to this tent and that is when it is or has been raining and you open the front door to go out or come in, the rain water falls off the door and into the inside of the tent on the floor, so be a little careful when this happens. Other than that its a big plus for this little gem of a tent.
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By: Davy J  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/08/2011

This is my second Gobi 4 (first one was returned to Go Outdoors after reading that a fellow member had did the same as me & picked up the one without SIG & after 2 weekends away in the none SIG I had this replaced By staff at Go Outdoors Many Thanks)

After years on 6 Ė 8 man tents I needed to size down & liked the look of the Gobi 4,

ē Living area: This is great, loads of space & height is great plenty of room for tables & chairs , 3 good doors , ( 2 side & 1 front ) all with mesh , the windows allow for plenty of light to come in if required, I have also purchased the carpet which fits great

ē Bedroom: Plenty of space in here , I know it says 4 man but always as the rule size it down by 1 so 3 comfortable, we use this as just 2 , this allows plenty of space either side of Mattress to store bags etc stacking units.

ē Set Up: This took about 20 Minutes on last Trip but would say between 20 Ė 40 Minutes, very easy to put up , we put Both Black long sections in Fist , (Ring & Pin) then push grey centre poles though, Then peg out ,

ē Features : Inside the living area there are pockets to holds bit & Pieces , the bedroom also has pockets to store things, the flap to feed electric hook up is great this has a zip that allows a nice sealed unit once you have fed your cable threw, Fluorescent Guy ropes

ē Make Up : The tents hydrostatic is 3, 000 which is very good having been in the rain twice with no issues , the Gobi is also fire retardant.

On my last trip my friends were very impressed with My Gobi 4 that 2 have been to purchase these,

This is a great Tent & value for Money
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By: The Humpties  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 31/07/2011

The Hi Gear Gobi4 is fantastic ! Easy to put up for first timers it took us 30 mins, there is plenty of room both in the sleeping area and living area. Plenty of head room with 4 tent tidies on the front of the Bedroom, there is also 4 in the sleeping area too. Fly sheets on all 3 doors with the additional 4 windows to the front of the tent.

All in all this tent is fantastic value for Money !
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By: Candysmum  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 20/07/2011

As a new camper I was looking for a reasonable sized tent for myself and OH to use for two or three nights at a time. We purchased the Gobi 4 from Go Outdoors this year for £129. I also liked the Icrus 500 but at the time it was too expensive and over our budget.

I found the Gobi 4 ideal with many good features:

1. Options for front door are completely covered, window or mesh. It can also be used as a canopy. The canopy poles come with the tent.

2. Three mesh doors on all three sides are great for airing out. We pitched next to trees with quite a few flies about. It was great to have the open air feeling without the flies invading us. This feature is a definite must for any future tent buying especially living in Scotland.

3. Full mesh and screen door of sleeping compartment also great for that open air feeling without invasive bugs.

4. Fully sewn in groundsheet (SIG) makes it completely wind, rain and bug free. From reading other reviews it sounds like the earlier version didnít have the SIG. I donít mind the bugs itís the 4 leggy furry friends Iím not keen on. Sleeping area has itís own SIG too.

5. The tent is very easy to erect using a four pole system. The two long all black poles cross over the top to create a dome effect. The two smaller black and grey are used at the front to give the tunnel look. I managed to put this tent up with a little help from my daughter in 20 mins. It needs someone to hold up the inside until all four corner poles/key pins are secured into place. Plenty of pegs and lines to hold it firmly in place.

6. The large living area is great. Iím 5í2Ē and struggle to reach the roof inside. There is no problem with adults standing anywhere in the living area and front/centre of the sleeping area. Loads of room for airbeds and bags in the sleeping pod. We managed 1 double with loads of room to walk round at either side.

7. Pockets in the main living area for scissors, matches, keys, phone and all those little bits and bobs that lay around. Also two pockets at low bed height either side of the sleeping area. The pockets are a great feature again keeping little things off the floor.

8. On our first trip we had hours of rain and the Gobi 4 held up well. The design features and structure of the side poles act like a gutter to stop rain dripping over the side doors. Hadnít thought of it before until we saw all the water running off the roof and away from the doors. We have not experienced high winds (yet) but I understand that dome tents withstand the wind better. I hope.

9. Plenty of ventilation with openings along the front at the top and one larger at the back of the sleeping area.

10. I loved the windows to the front allowing that conservatory type viewing if required. Easy peg up window covers quickly transform it to fully enclosed for privacy. While indoors in the rain we still had a lovely view of the Scottish mountains and lots of light. Unfortunately our neighbours didnít.

My only complaint about the tent would be the design of the front door. The bottom of the front zipped mesh door (internal) is level with the bottom of the waterproof outer door which does not have a zip across the bottom. The outside door itself could be doing with being a little longer to allow the mesh door to be opened internally. This would greatly assist opening/closing of the curtain. I would prefer two zips on the mesh which allows access to both sides of the curtain (if the designers area reading this). That being said, it is not a major problem.

We find the Gobi 4 tent to be a great value for money. We think it has everything one needs for a weekend offering ample spacious accommodation. It certainly has loads of positive features and I would recommend it to a couple (or with one small child) to use.
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By: New Camper!  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 13/07/2011

Only been out in it once yet, but what a fantastic experience, plenty of room for 4 of us to sit in and chat the night away, fly sheets on every door and a bedroom that fit 2 of us with room at both sides. For those who found it draughty I think if you put your bed the other way you will be fine. Quite easy to put up as we had not put a tent up since the kids were little and I think it will take even less time next attempt. Fluorescent guy ropes very handy as I seem to remember tripping a lot years ago! Definitely recommend to others
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By: Helenaw  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 04/07/2011

This is so easy to put up compared with the Atakama 5, and I think its about the same sleeping compartment size. I love the fact you have 3 doors with flysheets. It also has only a few gu ropes making it quicker to put up than tunnel tents. The carpets fits also the sleeping area and porch making it versatile. Great for a couple as you have plenty or room for your food, cooker, chairs and table but small for 4 adults.
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By: JimnSue  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 10/06/2011

Bought this tent last week from Go Outdoors in Blackburn for £99 upgrading from an old small tent that we have been putting up with for years. What a complete joy. You could have parties in it, it's massive! Took it for a test run to the Yorkshire Dales last weekend. Took about 40 minutes to put up, mainly because I was trying to fix an end pole to a centre fixing. Der! Could easily pitch it in 20 next time. Very well designed and manufactured tent, with a number of very innovative ideas.

Weather was cold, windy and damp, but we were warm and dry. No problems.

Only thing we noticed was that it didn't have the sewn in ground sheet and the door opens to the side, so we couldn't use it as a porch. Hence 9/10 rating. I mentioned this in passing last night whilst in Go Outdoors (it's my new favourite place!) and the Manager, Ian, told us that we must have been given an old model in error. He said to just drop it in and he would replace it with the new version. Couldn't have been more helpful! 5* service. I know we're not supposed to name check, but I thought he deserved a big up!

Next week we're off to Snowdonia (the wettest place in the UK?) for a week. Will hopefully be able to upgrade the rating to a 10 using the new tent.
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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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