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Tent Reviews: Gelert Lokon Vario 5

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5  (more 5 berth tents)
28.30 KG
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9.15/10 from 13 reviews

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13 Reviews of the Lokon Vario 5         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Steve+Kath  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We bought this tent almost new and we love it. Lots of space.

Me and Hubby can get it up in about half an hour wind permitting lol.

Love all the windows, really light and airy.

Had a couple of broken pole sections a couple of weeks ago but we were at black rock (windy on a good day)and it was torrential rain/gales. Some other tent didn't make it through the night. Ground sheets a little iffy, hence the 9/10 we can never seem to get it to fit nicely but have got used to it now(wish it was a SIG). Love the ability to move the door back. Have a few hassles with the tension in the front door panel but thank to advice from Breezy et al we put the guys forward now and its better. Never had a leak and checked seams this week all is well
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By: Neil+steph  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We own and use our vario 5 a lot, it is a great tent for us. Very easy to put up , I agree is a bit heavy to be carrying around.

The only problems we have are the zips! Both the front and side door zips are not working right, the front we have to loosen off the guy lines then zip it up then but the guys back!

We are looking for a porch for this model?, does anyone know if the vario 6 porch would fit to vario 5? please let us know! But all in all a great tent we only paid 75 for it on ebay! So we got our value for money out of it and had many a great camping trip in it.
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By: Amandapalumbo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

Used this tent every year, several times a year, since 2005. Been to South of France and Brittany, Cornwall and Wales so good in hot weather as well as rainy, Love it. Sturdy, comfortable, convenient, stylish. Only problem is zip on front door is not good quality, especially when compared with the Royal Lokon Vario tent which our friend has. This zip has now completely broken so we need to get a new front panel or zip fixed. I understand Gelert dont replace panels, even if you pay, so if you know anyone who repairs tent zips do let us know. Would get 10/10 if it weren't for the zip.
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By: Craig9173  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Cracking tent, the internal metal poles that stretch out the tunnel really help with stability. It is a tad heavy. But that's a good thing (means decent waterproof material) we had a stint in north Yorkshire here it rained for 36 hours without a break. And the tent kept us dry! if you are a camper then you can probably handle the fiddlyness of putting up such an enormous tent (our car fits inside it!) someone mentioned that they too can put it up on their own, and if you peg out either the front or the back you can pull it all into shape. Do-able but much better with two. We were really pleased with all the windows, and also the fact that you can choose where to put the front panel of the tent, to either give maximum outside room (put the panel at the end) or to give a porch (panel one set of windows in). Great tent for the nosey campers out there as it has stacks of windows with a handy combination of mesh and plastic panels for ventilation/rain protection choices!

Great family tent for the comfy campers out there
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By: RoxanaB  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We have a Lokon Vario 5 since last year. Used first time this year. Plenty of space for 5 people and plenty of storage area. You definitely need 2 people to set it up. Quite heavy but manageable, stable and leak proof. Great space at the front of the tent to put a small table and dine inside if outside is pouring.
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By: Angie73  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This is the first tent I have owned and I love it, 2 bedrooms at the back and lots of space for entertaining or relaxing at the front. It is really easy to put up and we have also got the canopy and windbreak which looks great. The windows make it seem really light inside. Like most campers in this country we have camped in the wind and rain and our tent has stood up to the test in every way. I can't see me changing this tent for a long time.
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By: Mandybob  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We absolutely love our Lokon 5 - there is usually 2 adults and 1 dog and we there all sleep in the 3 berth section and leave the 2 berth down for storage which then leaves a good sized living area for us and our two friends and there 14 year old. This tent replaced a previous tent which broke in the gales of Easter last year lasting 1 night in the Lakes. This tent however has seen strong gales and rain and has lived to keep us dry and safe. If anything happened to this we would but another it no hesitation.
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By: Jojo8  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I love this tent,not sure if it is 2006 or 2007 I can put it up on my own when my husband has to work weekends. I tie the front guide ropes to my roof rack, walk it into position & peg out. It is heavy but manageable. Very sturdy & it has always fitted back in the bag. Plenty of space for the four of us (children age 6 & 4). I love to drop the front down while I am cooking or relaxing, to enjoy the views.
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By: Leafletter  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We love this tent with its big windows and straight walls. The living area is large, light and roomy, and pleasant to sit in when the weather's bad. My husband and I use it to take my adult disabled brother-in-law on holiday, just the right size for three adults. It is surprisingly stable for such a big tent - our tent was undamaged by a gale that wrecked nearby caravan awnings and smaller tents. Pitching is straightforward (like any tunnel tent). Build quality is excellent and there are good little extra features like removable storage pockets and ehu access. When we first considered buying the tent I didn't think I liked the colour scheme (light and dark blue) but really love it now. I really want to include a criticism but I can't think of one. Yes, it is heavy when packed in its bag, but then so are all large tents. Like other reviewers we just separate the poles then no probs!
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By: Deksman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

A great tent, loads of room for the family, good windows with covers. Sun canopy is a bit tricky to fit on without blowing off. A heavy tent if carried together with poles, but split them and it is easy. Great tent even in strong winds. Only trouble I have has is with Gelert themselves, I asked if I could buy a second porch panel (as I broke the zip on ours) they told me they would not sell me a panel and would have to buy a full tent again ! but I found a repair place so tent now as god as new
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Manufacturer's Description

These Vario packages must represent one of the best deals on the market this season. We have bundled a perennial favourite in the Lokon Vario (a favourite with Trekkies) with the matching sun canopy and windbreak and are offering it together at an unbelievable price! The design of the Lokon Vario enables quick and easy flysheet first pitching and provides maximum internal living space. The frame features 4 x 12.7mm fibreglass poles sections and two steel cross poles to provide fantastic rigidity. The bedroom area of the Vario 5 features two separate (2+3) sleeping compartments and the living space is a massive 3.5 x 3.4m. There is an arched front door plus a side entrance. The living area also features a front panel which can be completely zipped out and relocated further back inside the tent to create a large porch area. There are also multiple windows to keep the living area light - essential in such a large tent. Other internal features include a cable entry point, and a fitted living area groundsheet and internal tent tidy's The flysheet is 190T fire retardant polyester with a PU coating and fully taped seams providing 3000mm of hydrostatic head protection. The living area and inner tent bedroom groundsheets are polyethylene. In addition to the tent we are also including the matching sun canopy - perfect for al fresco dining plus a matching windbreak (both are usually sold as optional extras).

Weight: 27.7kg
Pack Size: 75x50x24cm
Dimensions: 560x340cm (outer); 210x320cm (inner)
Height: (Inner) 190cm
Colour: Lakeside Navy/Blue Shadow

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