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Tent Reviews: Jack Wolfskin Pyramid Tarp

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Jack Wolfskin  >  Pyramid Tarp Reviews

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4  (more 4 berth tents)
3.95 KG
165.00
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Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9/10 from 2 reviews

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2 Reviews of the Pyramid Tarp

By: Snailofsatan  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Here's my review since using the tent. I stayed at a UK festival in August 2011 and setup on damp ground in about 5-10 mins, just a few pegs and one pole so I was up before anyone else had looked at their instructions! (oh and I slid a groundsheet under the tent)

Most of the time it was a dry weekend but there were a few light showers, lots of wind and one mega heavy rain storm for about 5 minutes.

I'm pleased to stay the tent held up in all the high winds and stayed completely dry throughout the rain; even the really heavy rain storm.

I love this tent!
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By: Snailofsatan  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Just bought this JW Tarp and have only pitched it in the back garden so far but it appears very good - A full test will be made in August 2011 camping for the weekend.

The pack size/weight is very good and was very easy to put up; just peg out the 5 corners, put the pole inside and then peg the rest! - Very quick and should keep the tent dry if putting up in rain as it's all one piece.

All fasteners seem very good quality to any other tent i've owned, the ground sheet however does seem very thin so I'll be pitching this on a second groundsheet and will probably put some sort of carpet inside.

I've bought this to fit on my motorbike for weekends - it should fit on easily. There is also lots of space inside, it's stated as four man, which could just fit in without any gear. - But i'd say it's more of a large 2 man tent with lots of room, or 3 with a littler gear. It has good head height and a nice atmosphere inside.

I'll upload a photo soon with someone inside to see the space, and give it a weather test in August, but overall so far it seems very good quality - there are lots of positive German reviews for this tarp too which made me buy it.
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Manufacturer's Description

Pyramide Tarp - Dark Moss

A top accommodation option for small groups, the PYRAMID TARP has five sides, a pyramid shape and is 1.8 metre high at the apex, making it large enough for four people to sit (and sleep) in comfort. The sewn-in groundsheet and central pole design allow this retro style group tent to be pitched quickly. The perfect choice for spontaneous weekend camping trips with friends and family.

Features

sleeps 4
pentagonal shape
flysheet with sewn-in groundsheet
entrance with mosquito mesh
3 air vents in roof, 4 at the sides
small window
reflective guying points and zipper tabs
roll-top pack bag, 15 pegs
internal measurements [L x W x H] 320 x 335 x 180 cm
packed size 54 x 20 cm
weight 3.95 kg
Materials Spec

flysheet in POLYESTER 75D (4000 mm). This versatile synthetic fibre absorbs only 0.5% of its own weight in moisture and thus holds its shape well, even when wet. Also highly UV-resistant, it is durable and is easily coated or laminated.
the groundsheet material of JACK WOLFSKIN tents consists of HYDROFILM POLYESTER 150D, a special lightweight polyester material with a high tearstrength and a durably waterproof coating. The coating has a water column specification of 10,000mm. The figure applies to the coating when new.
ALUMINIUM 6061 poles. High strength and elasticity, low weight and high shock resistance are the defining features of this aluminium alloy with magnesium and lithium.

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