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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Mojave 5

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8.99/10 from 122 reviews

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122 Reviews of the Mojave 5         Showing 51 to 60          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13  

By: Yorkshire_Lass  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I bought this tent to replace my very heavy, 14 year old frame tent as it's just too much for me now I don't have a car to haul it about in. This one is perfect for train/bus journeys and big enough for the whole family + dog.

The Mojave 5 is absolutely brilliant, it's spacious and light, lots of windows, built in ground sheet, extra doors for a through breeze (I leave one open with a windbreak on the outside so the dog can sit outside and I can still see him) and came with a repair kit too.

The kids love it too, there is ample space in the two sleeping compartments and without them we could sleep half my daughter's class, not that I'm suggesting it to her!

3 main poles and lots of very visible guy ropes make this tent incredibly easy to put up. It took two of us just 20 minutes to erect the first time we put it up but I imagine, with a bit of practice, I'll get it down to 15 minutes as it is so incredibly simple.

The only downside (why I didn't give it 10/10) is putting it back in it's bag. It was really tricky fitting it all back in. Again, with practice, I imagine I'll find the knack.

I would like padded handles on the bag so I can sling it on my back (seat belt pads should do it) or a boarded base with wheels attached (which I'm trying to figure out how to make myself) and maybe a hook or two to hang a lamp inside the tent but other than that I can't think of anything that would improve it.
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By: Chaz19620  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Having purchased the unit last year I've used it on a number of trips and don't envisage changing it. The tent is easy to erect, good living area and large bedrooms. While camping we have endured some very very heavy downpours and high winds and it has performed brilliantly. Looking forward to pitching again tomorrow.
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By: Chrisandjenny  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Well am I glad we found this site before we went off and bought our 1st tent! After much research we were convinced that the Mojave 5 was the perfect compromise between size ease of pitching and portability. We got it dead right! Spent last weekend at Lady Heyes in Frodsham and absolutely loved every minute. Plenty of space for me, other half and our 2.5 year old. We were able to leave the smaller bedroom pod out and use the space for storage leaving loads of room for playing / dining in the living area. Had some rain on the Sunday morning, it was lovely to hear pitter patter on the canvas whilst being snug and warm in our beds! No leaks whatsoever. 30 mins to put up being extremely careful. 20 mins to pack away, back in the bag first time - no worries.

Would definitely recommend.
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By: Phil0264  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

First camping trip in many many years. We wanted space, ease of pitching & good quality. The Mojave 5 ticks all the boxes.

3 simple, thick & solid poles slip through. Peg one end down & pull up the other end. It can be done single handed. Voila - a roomy tent appears.

Now I know I said that I wanted a quality tent, and there will be those out there who snigger at the term associated with a Hi Gear unit. But think of Skodas. A former butt of many jokes, now made by VW. There is still some derision over badge snobbery, but the Octavia is a Golf, the Superb is a Passatt - anyone with sense will see a decent saving and good build quality.

So, how does ths fit in with my Mojave. It's a Gelert Lakesbury - nuff said.

And the best bit. This was a store return that was on Ebay, and I got it for about a third the price of a brand new on from Go Outdoors. So a bargain to boot.
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By: Andmac  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I have owned the 2010 and then the 2011 models of the Mojave and totally love this tent with the large living area and the 2 separate bedrooms it provides plenty of room for a family camping trip to a couple get away . Improvements for 2011 are the windows with curtains, which provide a outside view when cold or raining and the fully zipped front door which prevents draughts when windy outside. I have just purchased the porch which includes the groundsheet for this tent too and it adds loads of extra space to leave dirty shoes or to keep the kitchen equipment.

This is the perfect starter tent and will last a good few years.Even without the improvements this tent is well worth the price. The tent is that easy to put up, I have managed to put it up on my own within 30 minutes but takes far less with 2 people. It holds up in wet weather too . After camping last year during a severe wet weather warning and the campsite creating extra drainage holes in the ground to accommodate the adverse wet weather. To my relief the inside of the tent remained dry.Hence the upgrade to have windows the ground sheet refused to let the water through that had collected under the tent. Thank you hi gear!
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By: Gem+AdsAdventures  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We missed buying this from Go Outdoors at the bargain price of 130 (annoying!) but decided it was worth more than that and ended up paying 175. It is a big 5 berth and there is only the two of us! However we do not travel light! We use the bigger half as the bedroom and leave the other pod out and use that area for storage. The living room is huge! The tent was easy to put up with just the two of us- follow the instructions and you can't go wrong! Also putting it away was easier than we thought and it fits back in the bag! Perfect
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By: Celcat  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Had the previous version of the Mojave 5 for a few years and was happy to get another when they bought this years one out with windows.

Although there are only two of us I like to have room to move about and this has been ideal for us.

It has stood up in gale force winds and torrential rain but the only problem we had initially was that there was not a pegging point under the main door so the wind tried very hard to get underneath. We've rectified this by using clingons. The toggles for the bedrooms aren't the best but are so far holding on.

All in all a good buy for the money.
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By: Smithycampers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We purchased this while on offer at 129 and what a bargain we got.

Have used it 3 times so far the last in bad rain and we discovered it was leaking on a few seams but go outdoors changed it no problems.

We where going to buy the Vango Icarus but decided to purchase this one as it looked bigger.

Very easy to put up even in the wind and rain.

We have notice that compared to the older model this now has windows and a front opening which lets in a lot of light.

Just purchased the porch on offer at 70 so looking forward to having more room and not having to move the kitchen in and out to cook.

The only down side I would say is I wished the bedroom was as one with a zip between, so the children can see you and you can reassure them with out getting out unzipping everything etc etc!

Great family tent and glad we choose this model. Hopefully lots more weekends away to be had, and hopefully the sun will come out for us!
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By: Geordieboy57  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

We bought this because it looked easy to erect and IT WAS! Just 3 poles to put together and the guy ropes were a doddle. We tried this in very wind and wet conditions and it proved to be very secure and dry.

Loads of room and you can even stand and walk around which was a great bonus. The mesh doors were a great help keeping flies out but let the air through for cooling and ventilation. Using the 2 poles to create a front or side canopy was also very useful and created a handy shade from the sun. Look forward to adding the extension and carpet for added room and luxury.
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By: Vince777vince  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We got ours from Go-Outdoors when only 129.99 and we cant fault tent.We also have footprint and carpet which make it lovely and cosey as there are only the two of us.There is lots of space as we use 2nd bedroom as our storage area.We found it so easy to put up as it is our first tent.We have used it in all different weathers and to this day have had no problems what so ever.Looking forward to next trying the porch when we get it.We would recommend this tent to anyone as very good value for money.
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Manufacturer's Description

Easy to erect, easy to dismantle, and offering generous living space, the Mojave 5 is a great choice for families wanting comfortable, fuss-free camping, or couples wanting extra space for storage and fun.

It pitches outer first, with separate 3 and 2 person rooms that clip in to the underside.

With taped seams, a sewn-in groundsheet and completely waterproof outer layer (3000HH), you can be sure of total protection from rain and draughts.

The poles are angled to give you maximum headroom throughout the tent, so no need to stoop when you're inside. The pole sleeves have slick inners to make pitching the tent quick and easy.

In warmer weather, the breathable inner and 2 side doors with full mesh panels give you superb ventilation and allow plenty of light into the tent. The large front door can be extended out as a canopy, using the steel porch poles, offering shelter from sunshine or rain.

It has bright and reflective pre-attached guylines to keep it stable and secure, and more visible in the dark. There's also a electrical cable access point allowing you to use appliances inside the tent with the minimum of fuss.

A practical and versatile option for families, group campers or anyone who needs comfort and breathing room when out in the wild.

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