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Tent Reviews: Coleman Bispace 400

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14 Reviews of the Bispace 400         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Jonesylad  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Im reviewing both the bi-space 400 and the bi-space 400 PC (polycotton version) as I owned both. First of all the tents are 4 man, not sure about that, three people is fine or two with loads of space assuming you use air beds. With camping mats you may squeeze 4 in. The standard bi-space packs up small and has 2 doors at 90 deg to the bed room. Both can be opened and allow a through draft. Fibreglass poles and weather tec rain flaps keep the tent nice and dry.

The PC version is tan brown and not green, the tent is heavier and does not pack up as small as it's polycotton it also has material ground sheets not plastic like the standard one, the tent comes with aluminium poles instead of fibreglass and the PC version has a 3rd full sized door. When all 3 are up it created a gazebo effect. Also the PC version has a sunroof with clear plastic window hood above the living area that can be removed also 4 quarter square sized vents with fly mesh can be opened too. The PC version was about £150 more than the standard green tent. In short for Lakeland weather and short trips id suggest the normal version, as it packs smaller I'd give this model 7 out of 10. The PC version is far superior giving shade in summer and warmer during chilly evenings. I'd give that 9 out of 10. I've now sold the standard version but kept the polycotton one.
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By: MarkyG74  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2004   Rating: 

To date, the best tent I have owned. It is a hugely strong tent and has been used for the last ten years in all weathers, including the hot and sunny days. Loads of room for two and a black lab and very functional with some nice features. It seems only fair to leave a review after 10 years of flawless service.
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By: Davyhey  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

A high quality tent! No longer on sale new, but well worth seeking out as old stock, or buying secondhand as we did. (Hardly used, £70)

Excellent in wind, stands up to anything if you buy some proper pegs and use them instead of the bent wire ones for the guy-lines. Easy to put up with two people, comfortable to sleep three, no more. The transparent panels allow more light in, but they trap condensation even when the rest of the fabric is dry, so you have to spend a few extra minutes drying the plastic with a rag before putting it away. We have never had the top panel blow open, but you could add a few stitches or replace the velcro with buckles.Some people remove the top panel entirely in hot weather camping; we have no experience of that!

We find that the groundsheet (not sewn in) is slightly too big, so we have learned to fold it under slightly, to prevent rain from getting onto it.

It's the best tent I've had. I would happily replace it with the same again!
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By: DebnGaz  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We have just spent our first 4 nights under canvas in the BiSpace 400. Not sure of its age as we bought it from EBay, but have guessed at 2007! The tent was very easy to put up and to take down. We encountered wind, rain and sunshine and the tent weathered all very well. We are very pleased with the purchase but will be getting a slightly larger tent so that my husband can stand up better in the tent and not feel as cramped. I didn't have this problem as I am 4 inches shorter than him.

I would recommend this tent to anyone
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By: Lunavix  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

I actually bought this tent from a car boot sale for the princely sum of £3. What a bargain.

It's spacious, although I couldn't fit a double airbed and two children on ready beds in. It was very very simple to put up - it took me (a weak 5'3 female) around 15 minutes with the 'help' of two small children.

I'm not sure it would be worth the full RRP, I have given it 8 out of 10 as I personally am not keen on the separate living room groundsheet, the cover for the vent at the top of the tent is only velcroed on, and also the bag is a rather odd bulky shape when packed!
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By: John ross on wye  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Good quality tent at a very affordable price. Ideal tent for a couple, would sleep four at a push, but that would take the pleasure out of this spacious tent. Erecting the tent is reasonably straight forward, two people erecting speeds the process. All in all, a very good tent, excellent two berth, must be in the top 10% for quality and design.
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By: Wizkid78  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2004   Rating: 

As an avid camper and A Scout Leader you can imagine the battering this Tent gets.

I am not over exaggerating when I say that I have camped in this tent in Gales, Rain, Hail, Snow and even occasionally brilliant bright Sunshine!

It doesnít matter what the weather throws at it, this tent keeps on standing and keeps you and your stuff dry.

The windows are a very nice feature for letting in lots of natural light; the sun-roof/air-vent is also another brilliant feature for letting fresh air and light in.

Itís a nice and roomy tent with a lot of head room and although I am not tall it is something which I particularly like as I find it means I can easily get into my Scout uniform (or any trousers), without the need for lying down and wriggling into my trousers.

On occasions when we have had to cook inside because of the weather we can easily fit the Camp Kitchen, the table and chairs in the living space.

The only reason I am giving it a 9 instead of a 10 is because of the Clear roof bit that fits on the top of the dome, as it is only held on with Velcro in strong winds it does seem to work loose which can be annoying, I have solved this by getting some buckles from a haberdashers and fitting these so if the Velcro fails the roof doesnít come off (it has happened to me before).
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By: Twixthecat  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

I love it!

I got this tent for Christmas from my other half a couple of years ago, and it's had plenty of use since!

The bedroom is very roomy. Plenty of space for the double airbed, bags and still space to move. The pockets also ideally located for finding the torch in the pitch black.

The living area is a great size, I can easily walk around and my other half (6'4') doesn't find it too low either. There's room for a table and chairs, cooker and obligatory odds and sods. When the other half has borrowed it for his boys climbing trips he's got all 6 grown men around the table playing cards - though I have to admit I don't think he took the camping kitchen on that occasion!

The removeable 'sunroof' is a novel idea and very handy when cooking to let out the steam, or when it's really hot to get an air flow, then can zip it up at night to keep in the heat. Having full size doors on both sides is also particuarly useful when it's hot or being social, it really opens the tent up!

It's really quick to put up and folds up nice and small. It easily fits back in the bag, even space for the mallet, door mat and spare pegs and light enough to carry back up the two flights of stair up to our flat. Despite this it's extremely sturdy. This summer during a very windy trip to a coastal site in Devon others in our party had their caravan awnings damaging or even blown away - but our tent stood firm without any problems, I even realised in the morning I hadn't put out all the guy ropes!

For a tent that can be quickly and easily be erected, doesn't take up much storage space and still enough space for a longer trip this tent is ideal. The only thing I would change, would be to be able buy an extra canopy to add to the tent for long trips (week or so) to create a separate kitchen area.
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By: Maceman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2004   Rating: 

Brilliant Tent! Own lots of others but this gets the most use. Easy to erect. Always weather proof. Lightweight for it's size. Great use of space. No windows in mine and I like the privacy. Handy to be able to use or not use the groundsheet in living area. We luvs it!
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By: Custom  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2004   Rating: 

What a great tent, usually contains me,my other half,our 5 yr old daughter,loads of kit & on occasion-my scooter! Although a 4 berth the bi-space 400 gives a couple a fair bit of room (although the women in my family don't travel light!)the dome living area means you don't feel too confined in bad weather-which it shrugs off with ease - it has survived heavy rain & gales when other tents haven't! It still looks like new 3-4 yrs on too. Have just bought a Sunncamp invader 600 off e-bay for even more space (hope its as good & I don't regret switching .Guess which review I will look at next!)If you are looking for a 4 berth-buy a bi-space. But maybe not mine- don't know if I'm selling yet!
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Manufacturer's Description

With the luxury of separate living and sleeping areas, the BiSpace range makes any camping trip more comfortable. Features from the Easy Set Up system mean this temporary home will be up in no time allowing users to get on with their holiday activities. The BiSpace range includes mesh doors, large windows on both sides of the living area, door gussets to prevent water getting inside the tent and the efficient AirFlow system for better ventilation.

Height : 175cm
Weight : 14.8kg
Pack Size :
Hydrostatic head : 3000mm
Made of : Polyester 185T
Berth : 4
Taped seams : Yes
Inners : 1
Living area ground sheet : Yes
Fire retardant : Yes

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