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Tent Reviews: Royal Havana 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
32.34 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
8.36/10 from 11 reviews

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11 Reviews of the Havana 6         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Don G  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating: 

Being camping virgins, we spent a lot of time looking at different tents and researching them. We bought our Havannah 6 at the end of season last year, in preparation for this year. We have taken out three times now and have been very happy with it. The only down side I would say is that although it is a six berth tent, we would not be able to fit in three double air beds, fortunately there is only four of us. The living area is plenty big enough for us and we now find it easy to put up and take down again. We have been looking for a carpet for our tent but unfortunately they no longer make this model and would be looking at spending more money than we would like to on one.
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By: Smc1612  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating: 

Has couple nice touches, but I am absolutely disgusted I have brought this tent 2.5 months ago, used it for the 1st time last week we managed to stay 24 hrs before the poles bent in strong winds with bedroom pole about to snap. I can't believe after reporting to the retailer world of camping & being told by unipart who use royal as a trading name that they already don't make the tent now or ANY parts! That I have no option to be left with a tent that cost 300 I have no options but to try tent spares in Leicester who also said they can't get poles. So AVOID this tent as unless world of camping can do something I have cost myself 300 for 24 hours use which is dearer than a night in a city hotel! Only to stay in a tent that came down & will cause me a painful challenge of explaining to a 5 & 6 yr old whilst we can't go camping for summer hol next month all due to Royal who have traded 19 yrs not to have foresight of what uk weather chucks at us at times. I did try to talk to a manager or director at world of camping but told the directors are on holiday! The manager on mat leave, I asked who is your person in charge only to be advised we don't know?
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By: Harlow1971  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

After researching a great deal of 6-9 berth tents and the pros and cons of owning a very large tent we opted for this little number. Far from being a compromise, it is a fantastic tent. It has three bedrooms if you attach the optional third inner. This is what we were looking foir as our boys are past the age where they will share. The bedrooms are at the back. The inner tent is large enough inside to cook, sit and arrange all of your camping paraphernalia. We had a practice at putting it up in the garden which took us an hour which reduced to about 45mins in high winds on the first campsite with 4 of us putting it up. We bought the carpet and the footprint which I was glad of as in torrential rain it kept the mud from the tent. Although this tent feels large you will not have to pay for a large tent pitch as it is standard 6 berth. It withstood rain and high winds in the lake district and although we did snap the elastic in one of the poles that was our fault due to the haste at which we were taking it down. It is noisy in the wind but I guess that what ones expects from a high performance material. Overall a very good upgrade from our Sunncamp tourist plus (old model) and it only took two years to decide on! We bought this from a site on ebay which takes returned tents and resells them after rectifying the problem. Paid 115 which we cannot believe as it is a total bargain.
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By: Richy0284  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Me my wife & 2 kids went camping last year for the first time, it was good but the tent we used was not, very small and no sewn in ground sheet which was very cold at night, so when we got home we went straight to our local camping shop an bought the HAVANA 6.

Best money I've ever spent, big tent plenty off room great living area plenty off windows, we love it. Would recommend the ground sheet as well. I just bought the carpet & the Hampton 4 canopy which I hope fits, can anyone help me on this one?? All in all this is a great tent and we can't wait to get camping again this year. :-)
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By: Adca68  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Just bought the Havana 6 and put it up in back garden yesterday. Went up fairly easy and yes instructions are pretty bad, it does tell you which coloured poles to put in first but we used our common sense mainly to put it up. There's a lot of pegging of ground sheet and fly to do and a lot of guy wires. Took over hour to put up but mainly down to bad instructions and the fact my 16 yr old son was 'helping' definitely a two person job. Had main part of tent up in less than half hour, rest of time was spent figuring things out due to bad instructions, pegging guy wires, n ground and fly sheet.Overall pretty easy to put up and with practice and husband would imagine its much quicker. Didn't bend any poles yet but will be taking it down and back up a few times before we travel to France in July. Bought the footprint and carpet also, footprint is perfect fit and can be pegged down although it didn't come with pegs I discovered when pegging actual tent you could put pegs from that into footprint holes they were directly over them. The carpet very disappointed with, it doesn't fit, its two feet too short and is obviously meant to fit perfectly because it is shaped for front of tent and the back has two semi circle cut out bits for bedroom clips. Will be sending it back because it looks terrible and considering the cost not willing to make do. Overall very impressed with it great space and very sturdy. Will update later after several ups and downs
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By: Aniteout  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Our Nice new Havana 6 arrived last week, took a little over a hour to put up, and yes we to bent a pole because of the instructions which are useless. We have since erected this tent in 30 mins and take it down in about 20 mins.

The sleeping area could be better designed, we are a family of 6 and find it a bit cramped, so we got a pop up for the older kids, The living area is fab, we bought the footprint and the carpet and love the luxury of it. The tent is very sturdy when up, my only complaint is the front toggles of the sleeping area, they seem to pull rather a lot on the seams of the fly sheet, there should be extra canvas in that area as there is with the back toggles. Its a shame there is no additional canopy for this tent, however I believe from others in these forums the Royal Hampton 4 might fit, might purchase later on in the year. Cant wait to start camping.
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By: CampVasey  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Just put our newly acquired Havana up in the garden and it is fab! Taking advice from the other reviews here we didn't bother with instructions, the poles were all colour coded, and as long as you put the two cross overs in first it's a bit of a doddle, although def a two person effort I think! Now just need to organise a week somewhere to see how it performs.
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By: Absinthe_boy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Sangriagirl and I bought this for longer camping trips after realising last year that a week in a small dome tent can be too much!

We chose the Royal Havana 6 on the grounds that the steel poles should keep it up come hell, high water and high winds! It *is* a very large tent, should suit families. The sleeping area is adequate and the living area is huge, we were able to keep our rotary whirlygig dryer in there along with our table, clothes etc.

Pitching.Well throw away the instructions. They fail completely to mention the fibreglass parts of the poles and don't advise on what order to erect the poles. We managed to pitch in the garden in around an hour, and at the campsite in 40 minutes (with help from neighbours). With practise it will be a little quicker. One of the angle poles bent on the 2nd pitching, and I have read of a similar experience in another review. So be careful, and obviously replace anything during the warranty period.

During 2 weeks in Cornwall our tent survived moderate wind and some heavy rain without any issues. It is warm inside but can be well ventilated, it rarely gets too hot. There's a nice little zipper for the electrics and plenty of hangers and loops inside to hang things from. There are a few storage pockets above the bedroom doors, and the hight is great for tall people like me. My 6'2' frame (and about 3' wide!) is easily accommodated comfortably.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend the Havana 6 for a long weekend as it is more difficult and time consuming to pitch than your average dome tent. But for a longer trip it is fantastic. The material is thick and everything seems hardy and sturdy. We used the optional footprint but didn't bother with the carpet.

We did follow the instructions to wet the tent thoroughly twice before actually going camping, and on our first trip we had some heavy rain and no leakage whatsoever.

On the downside, having steel poles makes this quite a heavy tent at something like 32kg.
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By: Bluekittymisty  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I have just bought this tent downgraded to it from my larger Lichfield. The first time we tried to pitch this a angled pole bent :( got it replaced and got it up no probs . Really easy 20 mins put it up looks larger on the inside than what it does on outside. We are a family of 6 (2 teenagers) and more than enough room we did electric last week for week in it and had tellys you name it with us and we still had room. I love the windows and it heats better than the Lichfield, we had heavy rain at one point and it never leaked really recommend it. Only downside is we had to open bedroom up and make it into one large room to sleep in but we didn't care go buy one if you can you wont regret it
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By: Nettieeddie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We own the Havana 6 berth. Put it up in the garden on my own, took just over the hour. 2 weeks later we were pitching at Parklands campsite in Wisbech. Plenty of room , great thing is there is only 2 of us , though sometime daughter will tag along.Loads of head room and very spacious. Had a few admirers at the campsite.

I definitely requires 2 people to erect, brought the footprint groundsheet as well. Taking it down was easy though we didn't put the pole bag in with the tent. Kept them and the pegs separate, tent bag not so heavy.

We did see this tent erected before we brought it, was considering the Cuban 6 , until we found out that it comes in 2 bags.

This tent is such good quality, strong zips and metal/ fibreglass poles. Plenty of head room and loads of light.
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Manufacturer's Description

3000mm HH
185T Polyester Flysheet with Taped Seams
Inner Tent 180T Polyester
19mm ultra-plus poles
Sewn in groundsheet
Large living area
Side canopy for protection against the elements
Large front & side windows for enhanced visibility
Mesh doors for increased ventilation
Pack size: 90cm x 31cm x 31cm

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