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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Mojave 5

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122 Reviews of the Mojave 5         Showing 61 to 70          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13  

By: Andyh39  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Great tent, easy to erect and has loads of space. Used all of last year and this year as well never had a leak yet. Did snap a pole on a windy day on the North York moors but was quickly replaced by the shop. Only issue is the lack of windows in this years model but noticed the 2011 version has windows which is a great addition. Would recommend it to anyone as it is great family tent and great value for money.
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By: Jsjbp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Purchased this tent in August 2010. It is my first ever tent and I didn't want to spend excessively in case camping didn't turn out to be my thing. Have had a few trips away with it and have loved every second. It's turned out to be a fantastic starter tent - easy to put up and take down, and comes in a bag large enough to make packing away very easy, no leaking, handy electric cable access points on both sides of the tent, great ventilation, very spacious (accommodates 2 adults and 2 children very comfortably), sturdy and stable in the moderate winds experienced.

Downsides to the tent are that it doesn't zip all the way around at the front door, but at the bottom is held up with toggles. Haven't had a problem with draught, but it will of course allow an access point for insects. Have put velcro along this area, but have found it fiddly if honest and a zip would've been much better. I see this issue has been addressed in the 2011 model though. An insect screen would've been useful for the front door (as there is on the sides). Windows would be nice (again addressed in the 2011 model), but in all honesty that hasn't bothered me. Personal preference I suppose :) Rain/early morning condensation very easily drips from the outside to the inside of the tent via the side doors, due to the way that they fall inwards.

I have just purchased the long awaited porch for this tent, and I am sure it will enhance it wonderfully. We also have the carpet and footprint, which I feel really add to the comfort and cosiness of the tent.

Hoping to upgrade if the pennies allow over the next couple of years, but this has been a really fantastic starter tent and I haven't regretted purchasing it for a second.
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By: Macp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Very good tent for the casual camper.

Easy to erect and has stood up to wet and windy conditions very well.

Loads of room inside for storage and dining.

We paid less than £100 for this tent , which has proved to be a real bargain.

My wife was against the idea of camping to begin with, but now loves to get away for the weekends in this well designed and comfortable tent.

Am looking to get the porch attachment to save dragging cooking equipment in and out of tent when going out.

Excellent value for money!
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By: Razzla69  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I bought the Mojave 5 tent when it dropped in price to £129.99 from Go Outdoors. I had originally bought the Vango Icarus 500,carpet and footprint which is a 5 man tent 2011 moss green model. The build quality on the Vango was not as good as the Mojave 5. The Icarus was a nice tent for the two of us and we liked it till it let in rain on a seam just outside the bedroom, maybe a cup full of water dripped on the carpet so we returned it.

Go Outdoors said they would replace it which was good but I asked if I could look at the other tents,this is when we saw the Mojave 5. The space in the living area was bigger and the double bedroom also and the second bedroom was about the size of the Icarus one. Lots more space to sit in and have friends visit us.We bought this tent, carpet and footprint.

I had a trial run with the tents on a friends garden, just to check we had got everything we needed, I would say that this is a must , everything was good.

We spent two nights in our Mojave 5 at Woodland Waters and loved it the only downside or modification is what someone else mentioned was under the front door theres a skirt and wind could blow under the ground sheet or rain may get under, as mentioned velcro could sort this.The 2011 model has good windows unlike previous models and I liked the fact it has two side doors and a front door to use depending on which way the wind blows.

We really like the Mojave 5 and just because theres only two of us and we have plenty of space I don't think we will need the enclosed extension but you never know. Only rated it as an 8 due to it didnt rain so I cant say it wont leak.
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By: Tenttogo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Purchased last year in July but was unable to go camping till June2011. It was put up twice last year to get a feel with one overnight stay.

In June 2011 went for a week’s camping the tent was easy to put up even in strong wind. During the week it stood up to high wind and at times heavy rain. My main problem is that the little toggles and attachments on the separate inner sleeping area and the main body are not stitched in very well as most have come away and to make it worst this was noticed as we put the tent up on the first day. The tent pegs are poor quality steel kept bending and would suggest anyone to have spares.

The other point surly they can provide a carpet that can be machine washed rather than by hand with warm water and soap?

As 1st time campers the tent was a great price and seemed to be a great deal. Should I remain a camper I will upgrade to a tent with more substance?

This is a good starter tent with plenty space.
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By: Angelfish1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Bought this last week from GoOutdoors for £129. Good price. We camped for 3 nights in good weather. Not sure how it would do in rain or windy conditions. Quite breezy on our first day & it moved about a lot. I got the impression immediately that it was mass produced in China somewhere as not the best quality. Looks good but stitching not overly great and I certainly didnt want to hang light up etc. A couple of window toggles broke off material by stitching. An OK tent for money though and plenty of space for a family of 4.
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By: Xraysteve  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

One of the older models as has not got the windows but otherwise a great tent.

We had a much smaller one before which we used rarely that you would not be able to sit in if the weather was poor but this one has masses of space. Two separate rooms means storage and a bedroom for us (the bigger room has room for us and the dog!)

Easy enough to erect, first go this weekend on the campsite and in only a little over an hour with a blustery wind, next time I would reckon 30 mins tops.

Windows would be nice but having the doors all round was grand, lots of shade and an all round view!
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By: Cazzaj  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We love this tent, we've used it 3 times now and its been fantastic. Its really easy to put up, takes 2 of us to get it up right if its a bit windy but once the corner pegs are in its a one man job. Which is great as we have 2 young kids that need an eye kept on them! The front porch is big, we've been away with friends and managed to comfortably get 4 adults round a table with all the doors shut. We did manage to get all 4 of in the 3 person compartment (it was a freezing cold night and we thought it might be warmer if we were all in the one side).
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By: Memoryremains  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Just took the tent on it's first outing after nearly 12 months. The tent is ace! It's really spacious inside and was fairly easy to erect. The only problem we had was one of the hooks used to connect the smaller bedroom into the tent broke but the room was still usable.

The first night we stayed in the tent there was blustery gales and the tent stood up to it with no problems. On the second night the wind went from blustery gales to extreme wind. The tent stood up to this as well, event though it looked like it was going to blow in at one point. Can't wait for the forthcoming porch, should make it even better.
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By: Jay-jay  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We bought this tent last year after some consideration, this is the first real tent that we have bought and we wanted something that would offer us size and comfort, My husband is 6ft and it was important for us that he could stand up in the tent without any problems and we wanted two bedrooms, one for our things and one to sleep in as well as a decent size living area, it was also important to us that the tent had a fully sewn in ground sheet to stop any draughts and creepy crawlies coming in and we achieved all of these things by buying the Mojave 5, it is large, spacious and airy.

The tent is quick and easy to put up and pack down again, once it is packed away in its bag it is quite heavy to lift but it has a lovely strong bag to keep it safe in. There are little zip sections to feed the EHU cable through into the tent without creating any gaps or leak holes.

When we bought this tent we didn't really think about what would happen if it rained a lot, we were told this tent would with stand heavy rain without any leaks and thought that was all we needed however having now camped in it in the rain we have realised the down side to this tent is that it has no windows, something it appears hi-gear have rectified with the new design. Without any windows and continual rain you shut down all the flaps and you feel very shut off from the rest of the world which isn't very nice if it rains for ages, also we found that as you went into the tent when it was raining, half the rain seemed to come in with you as it dripped of the flaps and into the tent, this could have been rectified with a little door canopy or with a porch attachment (again something that has now been rectified)which we will definitely be buying.

Overall though we love this tent and feel it offers very good value for money, and once it is all set up we think it looks the business. Gelert accessories can also be added to this outfit for a cheaper cost than the hi-gear ones and they are the same colour and style as the Mojave 5.
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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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