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Tent Reviews: Hi Gear Zenobia 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
18.10 KG
Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
8.89/10 from 115 reviews

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115 Reviews of the Zenobia 6         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12  

By: T-Hawk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2021   Rating: 

Zenobia 8: this a great tent with awesome bedroom space. You can comfortably put 3 large campbeds in each end pod with reasonable space between them. Very easy to pitch and take down (took us about 25 mins) with 5 fibreglass poles which are all the same size.

The bedroom pod attachments are colour coded so impossible to get wrong and only need to be put up the first time - we pack ours away still attached with no issues and this makes pitching even faster. It is very sturdy, withstanding quite high winds recently without issue.

The living room space is also reasonable and have only marked down as it doesn't have a porch. As we tend to set up our kitchen and eating area under a separate gazebo, this doesn't bother us. The bedroom space makes that worthwhile. The nightfall isn't blackout but does reduce the light and the kids sleep in fine.

Is nice and airy overnight, no condensation that I noticed, and takes up minimal bootspace - easy to lift in and out. Really love this tent, great for beginners and loads of space for a family of 4 or 5,with great headroom for a family of giants like ours! We were caught in heavy rain recently and stayed dry and cosy. Highly recommend.
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By: AndyAli  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating: 

This Tent is really easy to set up and take down.

Plenty of space great for a family one of the best tents we have had.

Its a light tent no to heavy. For the price its great.

The only probelm the porch is a bit of pain to put up and get on the right position but it gives you that extra bit of room.
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By: Mumsingo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2017   Rating: 

We have used the Zenobia 6 man tent and porch twice this summer and both times was put up in the pouring rain! So very pleased that we stayed dry in this tent and the porch a welcome addition to add space. The two sleeping areas are very spacious and the living area cosy, not too big but fine for us being 2 adults and 2 children. Husband is 6ft 4' and head height was great for him. Would definitely recommend both this tent and porch!
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By: Loopylabrador  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating: 

Zenobia Elite 6 and porch etc.

Lovely tent. Very happy with the whole package.

We bought this in April for the two of us and our Labrador (tent, porch, footprint and carpet) from Go Outdoors. Very low price so it was like all extras were free. Unfortunately, we couldn't give it an outing until now (September).

In the meantime I've been reading reviews because it wasn't easy to see how the porch was pitched. It seems lots of people have had a lot of trouble with the porch. Having been raised on old fashioned tents; ridges, bells, frames, etc. I wondered why it was such a problem. Finally the penny dropped. There is a problem, but it's not with the design or manufacture, it's with the instructions. The instructions say to line the porch up with the tent door. This is completely wrong and leads to all kinds of problems with unevenness, gaps, distortion and strange tensions in weird places. The correct way is to line up the RIDGES. Line up the ridge seam (highest part, centre line) of the porch with the highest (centre) pole of the tent. Then the elasticated parts of the tail sit evenly outside the next (grey) poles and form a nice seam against the tent, everything sits nicely where it should be and both the tent door and window are perfectly useable.

Just a note about guy rope tension. I've noticed from pictures posted that many people have their guys too tight resulting in misshapen tents and porches. These tents pretty much stand up on their own. The guys are really only a stability aid, and an adjuster to help things stand upright and also to stop the tent taking off in the wind. They don't need to be taut like a guitar string. Personally, I adjust them so they are just straight, rather than drooping, but not TIGHT tight.

I hope this is helpful. I will post some pictures soon to illustrate what I mean.

Happy camping 😎
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By: Wurtzler  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Have had 4 previous tents (Gellert etc) and this is by far the best. Pitched in horizontal rain with no problem; just back from a week in rainy Wales with high winds and remained completely cosy and DRY! Guy lines remained firm throughout all winds. Easy and quick to pitch and is the only tent we've ever had that goes back easily into the bag. Recommend the optional porch as this gives a staging post for wet shoes and jackets and also where we cook. Plenty of sleeping and living space.
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By: Sunflowers6  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

We have had 4 holidays in this ten now, at home and in France and found it brilliant. Easy and quick to put up and take down (which came in very useful at our second campsite in France this year as we had torrential rain whilst putting it down). Loads of room for our little family of four, even when sitting inside when it rains. Had to repair the poles a couple of times but other than that no problems at all. Love it.
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By: Jonesy67  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Very happy with this tent we bought this tent second hand and we had to repair a few poles before we used it these were very easy to do while not costing a fortune, we spent two weeks in Newquay Cornwall this year ans we had a fantastic time our two young boys had a whale of a time, a great tent all round im glad I bought the porch for the extra room not a great fit but it is just an extension I just wish I had water proofed it before we left a whole day of rain took its toll but even so the leak was minor we are looking forward to our next trip out
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By: MarcusD  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Second trip back from using this tent (first time with porch) and overall we are very pleased with it. A couple of poles did snap whilst putting it up second time round but the tent held together fine for our two night trip. The porch is a great addition but could really do with a ground sheet. Both the tent and porch are relatively easy to set up taking around 1.5 - 2 hours. Once the bedrooms are up 2 x normal size camp beds fit comfortably in each pod. We are a family of 2 big people and 3 little people so if we have one regret it's probably not going for something slightly larger. That said this is a great value for money tent which will hopefully serve us well for a couple of years before the little people grow bigger!
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By: Bsteen  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

We have just purchased a Zenobia 6 berth tent with porch and as a whole it looks a very impressive tent.

The first time putting it up was slightly trial and error - maybe clearer instructions are needed (about 1 1/2 hours to put up, maybe 45 mins next time) It's a nice size but as a 6 berth it might be 2 adults and 4 children.

The porch could do with a better fit to the main tent but it served its purpose and looked great when up.

The porch was a bit flappy in the wind but the tent itself rather sturdy and very dry. Putting it down didn't take long at all but struggled to get everything back in its respective bags, especially on a windy rainy campsite, much easier at home once it's dried out. The extra ground sheet was great, but one is really needed for the porch.

All in all a great family tent which was value for money (£325), for the tent, extra ground sheet, carpet, and porch which we hope to make good use out of in the years to cone
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By: Jasonjulie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I have been mainly pleased with the zenobia 6 only problem every time we have used it ( around 5 times) a pole has snapped , we used to get them repaired at go outdoors but they have now stopped doing it , can anyone tell me what size pole I need to repair myself thank you
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115 User Reviews of the Zenobia 6 - Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12  

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Manufacturer's Description

This 6-man tunnel tent is practical and spacious making it ideal for family camping holidays.

The Zenobia 6 has a proven Tent design, it’s easy to pitch and resilient to the weather. The Vis-a-Vis layout has bedrooms to either end giving some privacy. Now with, for the first time, the inclusion of Nightfall Bedrooms providing a darkened sleeping environment. These come with curtain features which can let in the light when you need it.

The Hi Gear tent range are winners of the 2020 Best Family Tent award from the Camping and Caravan Club.

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4000HH Flysheet – Embossed flysheet with a more than adequate Hydrostatic Head.
Deluxe Peg Sets – Massively improved Peg Sets with coded location guide designed not to let you down.
Nightfall Bedrooms - With integrated curtains keep the dark out or let the light in as it doesn’t always need to be dark.
Extensive Venting System – Low and mid-level venting which is adjustable to suit your camping and weather needs.
Fully Fire Retardant – Flysheet, Bedrooms, Mesh and Groundsheet ALL now fully fire retardant to British Standards.
Packed size: 68 x 33 x 33cm
Pitch size and height: 700 x 240 x 210cm
Weight: 18.1kg
Fire retardant: Yes
Bedrooms: 2
Pole type: Fibreglass
Pitch time: 20 minutes
Colour: Blue

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