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Tent Reviews: Gelert Tornado 4

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7.77/10 from 13 reviews

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13 Reviews of the Tornado 4         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Beetlecrusher  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Good little tent that takes about ten minutes to put up single handed. I have only ever used it as a 2 man tent and the small porch served as a storage area for kit and the odd bit of cooking when I needed a bit of cover. Sleeping compartment measures 7`6' by 6`6' and 4`2' in height. (230 x 200 x 135 cm for those of the metric persuasion). The small porch area helps keep things dry inside the inner tent as you have somewhere to leave wet gear and I only ever used the side entrance to get in and out. Using the front would limit storage capacity. Useful if you need something for one or two people on a motorbike perhaps as it only weighs 13lbs or 6kg. I still keep this in my VW van as a standby. I recently got it out and put it up for my granddaughters to play in and thought it deserved a mention, along with some pictures.
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By: Gooseuk7  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Overall this is a great tent! I'm not sure I would call it a 4 man tent but would be great for a couple.

It is such an easy tent to put up, and literally takes us 10 minutes, if that!

Both me and my boyfriend are tall, my boyfriend being 6ft 8' and we have absolutely no problem fitting in here.

The only downside I would say is that you are unable to stand up in it, but I suppose that's what you have to sacrifice for having a small tent! The porch area is very handy however it can let rain in underneath
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By: PeteInDevon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I would say that the pictures which you will see online of this tent make it look a little bigger than it actually is. For example the front section is little more than an enlarged porch rather than any sort of living space. Also being fairly tall (6ft4) it was necessary to sleep sideways in the tent rather that front-to-back. Other than that though I have been pleased with the tent. It can be found for quite a reasonable price online (40/50) and it is pretty easy to assemble/disassemble. I would say it is perfect for two people -certainly not four!
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By: Getabout  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

As others have said it would be a struggle to have 4 in this tent. It is well made and quickly and easily put up. I bought it for overnight or short stays and have found it ideal for this purpose. The downside is that there isn't much headroom so trying to dress yourself and a hyperactive 3 year old can get a bit frustrating. For a price of 44 I am more than happy.
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By: Pitch and put  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Bought the Tornado, as our other large Dome tent a 9 birth was hard work to put up, for just a couple of nights it wasn't worth it. The Tornado is very quick and easy to put up. I like the fact that the outer layer goes up first and the inner then hooks in. It means the inner does not get wet in assembly. My family of 2 adult and 2 children 7 and 9 fit in it well on 4 airbeds which fill up the space. There is not a lot of room but its compact and we can all sit around a table in the porch if needed. A good buy for a small tent!
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By: Tracif  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We bought this as our 8 man vango didn't survive winds in Cornwall so we didn't want to spend a lot on a replacement. As a family of 4, kids 6 and 3 there was just about enough room and a really fun back to basics camping experience!

It rained a fair bit but the tent was dry internally apart from a bit getting into the porch. I liked the ground sheet being attached and the tent was quick and easy to pitch and pack away. Can't wait to use it again.
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By: The Duchess  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We were bought a Tornado 4 as a present and this our third year of using it.

I actually thought it was a 3 man so was surprised to read the packaging to write this review to see its a 4 man. I would say its good for a couple to take away.

We love our tent - its got plenty of space for two, its really quick to put up and for the price - amazing value. We have just used it for two weekends of heavy rain and no leaks at all (and we have never waterproof sprayed it either).

The only downside is that in rain the side door lets water into the porch area when you open it, but for the money you can't expect it to be perfect.
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By: Daveandmitch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Not a 4 man tent but still good value for money. Lightweight and easy to pitch as others have already detailed. Not tried the tent in rain yet so I might have to re-enter this review!

In short an excellent tent for a couple in fine weather.
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By: Lynnehs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Lightweight, easy to erect, good waterproofing. Have taken it round Europe and recently to Yorkshire! Just two of us in it, which is the most you want if you are going for more than just a weekend. Porch is a problem in rain, but otherwise a good little tent in the budget sector.
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By: Pixieland norfolk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We brought a big Gelert tent in a sale - what a nightmare to put up and very heavy so off went hubby and got this tent. I know you cant stand up in this tent and it is a bit small for some people but we have been everywhere with it and its like an old friend. There are bad points like the porch can let water in when it rain,s so we have had our cornflakes bobbing about in the morning but off we go again start of May
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Manufacturer's Description

The Tornado 4 is simple to erect & deceptively spacious inside, with the option of side or front door access. A great value tent for low level camping, festivals or weekends away.

* Bright guylines for extra visibility
* Quick pitching
* Front & side access doors
* Large front storage area
* Inner compartment pockets
* Detachable porch groundsheet

Poles: 1 x 8.5mm Fibreglass / 2 x 9.5mm Fibreglass

Pitch: Outer first

Taped Seams: Yes

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