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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
32.20 KG
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9.31/10 from 91 reviews

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91 Reviews of the Kalahari 10 Elite        Showing 41 to 50          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  
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By: Mackjay2000  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 05/09/2011

We've just had our first week camping in the kalahari 10 we read the reviews but were still sceptical as we got such a good price but they were spot on. We sealed the seams before we used it and then put it up in the rain,we had 24 hours solid rain and NO LEAKS!. We only needed one sleep pod so loads of space and we also got the porch really useful with the rain for the wet stuff and also to cook in when raining (yes, we had other exits open, good ventilation and away from sites) For anyone who is not quite sure we would highly recommend it.
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By: Bambilez  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 02/09/2011

The tent has 4 bedrooms, not 2 as was mentioned in one of the reviews. It has two inner compartments which each split into a 2 and 3 man bedroom, thereby giving you 2 two-man rooms and 2 three-man rooms. Not too difficult to put up. Worth buying the carpet from Go-Outdoors, usually on sale at around 40. Makes a huge difference. Could do with hooks for hanging stuff, but does have about 10 convenient pockets on each of the inner tent walls
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By: Gaito64  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/08/2011

Bought the Kalahari from Go-Outdoors on a whim, 2 weeks before we went on holiday. We have never had a tent that seemed big enough for our family, 2 adults and 4 children, but by god this one is with room to spare! We had a whole pod to ourselves while the kids had two double airbeds, that just about fit into the larger pod on the opposite side, the smaller was used as storage and a dressing room (how posh?!)

We has every kind of weather thrown at us in the last few days of our holiday and the Kally stood up to it all (including our hysterical kids during a particularly noisy thunderstorm!)

The pockets on the bedroom pods are brilliant for storage, as you can imagine we have a lot of 'stuff' with four kids!

Incredibly pleased with my new baby and can't wait to take her out again!
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By: Alfrescobubbles  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/08/2011

Arranged as vis a vis with living in the middle. Loads of bedroom and living space.

Light weight to put up with fibreglass poles with ring and pin system. Easy to open vents and windows with bug screens :-)

We have just upgraded from an 8 to a 10 berth for our family of 6 (3 girls and 1 boy). The 3 girls had one side of the tent (space for 5), the boy next to us and we had the last bedroom designed for 3. There was enough space in our room for 2 large single airbeds with a clothes holdall between.

Hubby, 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son put it up on their own. I arrived with the other 2 in time to be supportive ;-) while they put up the porch !

We bought a porch and it is big enough for a cooker stand, table and outdoor toys.
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By: Cyprymike  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 24/08/2011

We have stayed in friends tents before but this was our first family tent purchase. We wanted quite a large tent to allow for friends and family to join us.

We purchased the tent for 249 from go outdoors. We have used the tent a couple of times and have to say we are really happy with it. It is easy to erect and once the main part is up my wife normally sorts out the bedrooms while I finish of the rest. The windows are large and let in plenty of light. I find the fact the windows roll down slightly strange but this makes no difference. The pockets on the bedrooms are very handy and keep odds and ends tidy. There is a lot of room inside for wet days and we use one of the bedrooms for storage when we are camping alone. There is mozzi mesh across doors and windows which helps air the tent on warm day. It has only rained once while camping so far but there were no problems with leaks so far. We have not used the tent in strong winds yet but with nthe amount of guy ropes and pegging points im sure it will be fine.

Overall really pleased we purchased this tent and the reviews on here helped with our decision.
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By: Edickturpin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 15/08/2011

Bought tent refurbished from Gelert Seconds Porthmadog on ebay for 130 The Day after it got here (wakefield) Went for a week in north Wales even though it was first time, tent went up with ease. During week we had every weather known to man rain, gale force winds, blazing sun it stood up to everything. Loads of space carpet is a must. Have bought porch since another must.
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By: Tracy01  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 07/08/2011

We purchased a Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Berth Tent last year as we wanted to upgrade. It was the best purchase we made and reasonably priced. The tent is very spacious inside, plenty of head room, we used one of the rooms for storage which keeps the living area tidy and the storage pockets are handy too. The living area fits up to ten people comfortably if it is raining. We also purchased a porch which came in very handy for when it rained because it kept the rain out of the tent when you where walking in and out. It also kept the shoes dry, so that you didn't walk mud or grass into the tent. It is big enough to store your cooker, cooker stand and table in there. The tent and porch were very easy to assemble, but did need at least 2 people. The tent took half hour to put up. I would highly recommend this tent for families.
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By: Bread Boy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 07/08/2011

We finally used our tent in July 2011 after buying it the previous August in the GO sale.

It's a fantastic tent and we were very pleased. The height is excellent - I'm 6'4' and had a good 6' between me and the roof!

The bedroom pods at either end are ample for five people - there are five of us, so the beauty was we left one end clear and this meant plenty of room for the kids to entertain themselves with pens and paper when inside the tent.

A very sturdy tent which stood up well to the weather - it was quite windy, and one night it rained solidly from 9pm until 8am. One very slight leak but that was due to the porch straps coming over the roof - more on that in my review of the kalahari porch.

Plenty of pockets to put things - each side of the bedroom pod has four (maybe five) pockets to put torches etc. And on the outside of the pod there is a 'ladder' of pockets - very handy for small items or socks etc.

We got the carpet too which was fantastic underfoot. Far more comfortable than just walking on the plastic groundsheet. The footprint also did the job and ensured our tent went back in it's bag the same condition it came out in - completely clean.

It's a great tent and I can't recommend it enough. For the price it beats everything else hands down.
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By: BUSA1300  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2011

Bought this wonderful tent after returning a Vango 800dlx to go outdoors, we had used it and it had no manufacturing faults, but.We have a dog, and the Vango does NOT fasten all the way around the doors! first night dog went astray, made a getaway very easily under the door that was only sealed by a couple of velcro strips. So 'bad' Vango!

Anyhow, explained to go outdoors who were amazing. Accepted Vango back even though it was now used, and told us the 10 man kalahari was on offer for 50p less than the 8 man version. The winning thing with this tent was that all the exits zip all the way around so no escaping dogs, toddlers etc.

Used the kalahari 10 last week, amazing amazing amazing. What a fabulous tent and what amazing customer service, big hi 5 to the stoke branch, the manager even offered to drop the tent off for us as we were camping at glencoe (fab site, elec hook up for tents). Now going to get the porch extension. This tent has made me fall in love with camping.
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By: Founts  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 01/08/2011

Wow, after struggling to put up my old large pod tent what a revelation this was. We were looking at the Kalahari 8 but at the time we went to buy the 10 was actually cheaper!

The first time we used it was last weekend, had the main structure up and sorted within 30 mins with another 30 mins doing guy ropes etc (well it was the first time).

On the first night we had really heavy rain and for the first time in camping experience we had a bone dry tent interior!

A very large, very impressive element proof tent which was simple to put up and put away for 250.00, my wife and I actually joked we had stayed in smaller but more expensive holiday apartments.

Not sure you could holiday with 10 people in this tent but a large family would be able to fit in and live comfortably with the Kalahari 10 without feeling cramped, its huge!
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Manufacturer's Description

An updated version of Hi Gear's extra large tunnel tent, perfect for relaxed family camping holidays.

The Hi Gear Kalahari 10 Elite is a spacious and stable tunnel-style tent with two large partitionable bedrooms in a face-to-face layout, roomy enough for you, your family and all your gear.

Pre-attached high-visibility guylines, reduced pole sleeves, and sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet make pitching the tent quick and easy.

The bedrooms comfortably sleep five at each end of the tent, and have breathable polyester walls. Bedrooms can also be removed, to give you extra storage space, or room for dirty gear.

The huge living space has two large windows and hanging storage pockets to help keep it tidy, organised and liveable. Multiple vents along the roof help air flow throughout the tent.

The sewn-in groundsheet combined with the fire-retardant polyester flysheet (with 4000mm hydrostatic head) give you a fully sealed and ventilated internal environment, so you'll be completely protected from draughts and sustained downpours. The two doors can be propped and extended out to use for extra shelter from rain or stretching the space out for more room if it's sunny.

Other useful features include the water-repellent zips and an electrical cable access point.

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