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Tent Reviews: Gelert Nimbus 3

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9/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the Nimbus 3

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

This is a light and airy tunnel tent, with a fully sewn sleeping inner tent that will genuinely take 3 adults. I got mine on e-bay on a whim for 8.50 on e-bay. Moral- buy in winter.

The tent is quite simple to put up, as long as you don't get the webbing ties tangled. Insert the 3 long poles for the tunnel into the outer tent while it is all flat on the ground then pull one end vertical and support with guy lines. The rest of the outer follows, and there are plenty of guy lines for support. The inner just clips inside the outer and is pegged down. Mine must be one of the later ones because it has fluorescent yellow guy lines. In calm conditions it is easy for one person to do.

When looking at the pictures it is easy to assume that you can stand up inside. You can't, unless you are well under 5ft tall. But, being a tunnel tent it has a good volume inside. The inner tent only takes half the space so there is plenty of room for chairs, cooking stuff, or even a couple of bikes in the 'porch'. In hot conditions you can open the front and side panels, and there are a couple of poles to make one of the openings an awning.

So far, only my daughter and her friends have used it but she reports that it is a very nice tent. The pack is the size of a sports bag so is useful for small car camping.
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By: Mandyque  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I bought this for 30 from Go Outdoors last year but haven't had the chance to use it until recently.

The tent was very easy to put up and there is lots of room inside the bedroom and living area, which came in very useful for sitting inside while I got ready in the morning and at mealtimes to shelter from the weather. The fluorescent guy ropes were a great addition, making it easier to spot them in the dark. It was also easy to put away again, I left the bedroom pod attached to make it even easier to erect next time.

The end and side doors were really useful and allowed lots of air in when the sun came out and it got stuffy.

On the first evening we had a very heavy rainstorm and it coped brilliantly, I was very pleased to stay cosy and dry, despite the rotten weather. It's an excellent tent, I'm more than happy with it, and at that price, an absolute bargain!
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By: Morky 99  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I paid 29.99 for this tent from Go Outdoors as I wanted a smaller tent compared to my family tent which was hard to put up on my own.

I have found the Nimbus easy to put up and plenty of room for a double and a single air bed in the bedroom. There is a side and front door, and a area to sit. Once pitched it is very stable with fluorescent guy ropes, there is a sewn in ground sheet that extends into the porch area.

I can not believe I only paid 30 for this tent. Very happy.
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By: Charles H  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I went into Go-camping to buy boots and came out with this tent. Well it was only 29.95! I've owned a nose-to-the-ground backpacking tent for years and this is luxury. Loads of space. Split into equal sections there is room for double air bed and all that extra stuff in the sleeping area and room for bikes in the other. Its tall enough so I can sit in my fold up chair inside when it rains (ok,I'm getting soft). It coped with torrential rain and wind this weekend. It has endless amounts of guy ropes but it makes it very stable. Easy to put up on my own. The three long poles thread into the flysheet- a bit fiddly and I wouldn't like to try it in heavy weather but after that it was up quick. It has an end door and but only one side door so need to plan which way to face. Its a gentle green so doesn't impact on the landscape. I recommend it, and at this price I don't feel precious about it. Great for areas where 'proper' tents may be disappear.
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By: Blongs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I bought this tent in the Go Outdoors sale as well. I think I paid 40 back in July 08 for it.

Its a very good tent and was easy to put up. Quality is good as well.

The front porch section can seat 3 adults on camping chairs when the rain comes.

The sleeping area is wider than a double airbed, I think I also got a single in as well.

Plenty of space.

Very happy overall
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By: Northernman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I bought this tent in the sale at Go Outdoors over Christmas time for 29.99 as I need a small lightweight tent to use for a hobby of mine that needs a lot of one night stays around the country.

It was very easy to pitch with three sets of poles and a flysheet that is easy to pitch out. The inner hangs nicely inside with its sewn in ground sheet and there is a decent amount of room for two chairs and a small table in the living space.

The guy ropes aren't the best I have to say compared to the fluorescent ones on the larger tents, but that is the only downside to the tent given the price.

It is perfect for my needs and at the sale price I got it for it is a winner.
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Manufacturer's Description

This tunnel tent has a generous sleeping compartment, is simple to erect and has excellent front storage space for all your camping gear.

The Nimbus is outer pitching first, so you can shelter from the rain while you sort out your belongings, and has an additional side door for extra access.

For complete water sealing, it also has a groundsheet sewn into the bedroom so you keep the water away from your feet during the night.

There is an electric cable zip access point to get your power in for your lamps, cookers or even your camping fridge and the double guy system increases stability in windy weather.

The Nimbus is a spacious tunnel tent, ideal for small families or those who have a need for storage.


* Additional side door added
* Groundsheet sewn into bedroom
* Quick pitching
* Electric cable zip access point
* Front and side entrance with porch poles
* Double guying system for increased stability
* Pre-attached guylines aid pitching
* Pitch: Outer first
* Fibreglass tent poles, Steel porch poles

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