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Tent Reviews: Royal Memphis 5

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7 Reviews of the Memphis 5

By: Laura272  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Great little tent for a weekend away, easy to erect. I spent 3 weeks in one with my 9 year old son camping around the Isle of Wight, just found the living area rather cramped in wet weather as not a lot of headroom as mentioned below, the sloping roof at the front limits you rather. Flies tended to get trapped in the window at the top behind the 'curtain' but it didn't really bother us. Good porch area made more fun by dangling some camouflage netting over it. I actually bought a Vango Icarus 500 tent canopy in a rush as an extension and added to the front of the tent gave us the much needed shelter and somewhere to take wet stuff off and we were perfectly sorted. We have had three years camping on and off with this tent, and have handed it on to a friend who is delighted with it. After sleeping in it in a rainstorm this year she reports no leaks. Not quite sure which year I bought this, guess 2008, but may be earlier
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By: EstherM  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We had a bargain with out Memphis 5 bagging it for 90 at the end of a camping exhibition.

It is a doddle to pitch and pack away in a gloriously spacious suitcase style bag.

There is sufficient head height for most (husband is 6ft and can stand up in the middle).

We un-zipped the partition in the sleeping compartment to sleep 2 adults on a double airbed and our 2 year old in a large travel cot, and still had room for a large bag of clothes for a 2 week holiday.

It has a bath tub groundsheet for the living area and we purchased a memphis ZG tent carpet which, although not designed specifically for this tent, fitted perfectly and was added comfort.

The front porch extension is an added bonus as it provides a bit of shelter getting in and out of the tent on rainy days.

Value for money, ease of pitching and overall versatility of this tent would make it a wise budget buy in my opinion.

Despite having purchased a larger family tent recently we are keeping out Memphis 5 for quick trips as it's such a good little tent.
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By: Shandy+2  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

This is a lovely little family tent, easy to put up and has standing room all through-out, there is enough room in the bedrooms to put a double airbed in each side.It comes with a extra zip on front canopy which is ideal for cooking under or just simply sitting out enjoying the moment. The only reason I haven't given this a 10 is because I prefer a fully sewn-in groundsheet.
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By: Mactw74  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I bought this tent end of season 08 as a replacement for a sunncamp sport. Didn't unpack the tent until may 08. The tent was put up initially for three weeks on a quiet sheltered site. Then put up in July at St Davids in Pembrokeshire, heavy rain, high winds. Easy to put up and down in these conditions. But while the outer has done really well, the inner has suffered. The toggle elastic to connect inner to outer is ripping of the inner due to being to short or failure to be adjustable. The corners of the inner groundsheet are also ripping through strain once again the elastic is to short. Have put the inner in for repair. Hopefully in time for four days camping in September. Also the system in place for adjusting guidelines is a bit time consuming in inclement conditions. One adjuster for two guidelines attached to different heights does seem novel until you try to adjust late at night in an Atlantic storm. As the tent cost 99 in an end of season sale I shouldn't complain but had I paid full cost then I don't think I would have rated it an eight out of ten. I believe this make is no longer made
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By: Cjeager  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We bought one of these at the end of 2006 with the plan of using it summer 2007. We (adult and 2 teenagers) didn't manage it but have been away with it several times this year.

It's a good tent. Great headroom for me (almost 6ft tall) and plenty of room inside for table and chairs. It copes well with wet and windy weather as well. We were in the Lake District this August and we had really heavy rain and high wind on a couple of nights but it stood up well under the conditions (though the noise was incredible!) which is more than other people on our camp site managed. The windows help make it light even on gloomy days.

On fine days we had the canopy on and the side door opened out into an awning and it was lovely. Even the kids didn't complain about the amount of space they had. Plenty of space anyway for 3 people for a week, though you have to be fairly well organised.

Ideally it could do with a full sewn in groundsheet and if they could make the bedroom areas properly separate (One son rolled under the divider curtain in the middle of the night) that would be good and give more space for wet weather.
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By: Sassle08  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Generally a great tent which is very easy to put up, so is perfect for the novice(me). A small family should be fine in this tent, the bedroom is a decent size where you can put up a divider if required. You can stand up in all areas of the tent which helps when getting changed in the bedroom.

The living area for me wasn't quite big enough and found the sloping frontage reduced the space, as you end up tripping over things when you get out of the bedroom.

All in all a good buy and very reasonable price.
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By: Evochic  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Love this tent, a doddle to put up single handed. Large bedroom with divider curtain, roomy living area with very good head height throughout. Features that make it that bit special for me are the 2 doors, one large front and a smaller side door that can be poled out (poles supplied) to make an awning, and a zip on canopy on front - good for shade on a sunny day or for cooking under. I also love the sunroof that is complete with a zipped curtain, nothing better then sitting inside looking up at the stars!

The living area had a fully fitted groundsheet that toggles on, although the only reason I havent given this a 10 out of 10 is that I feel a little extra material in this would have made it fit better, especially on uneven ground. Plenty of windows all with toggle on curtains,and a really useful row of storage compartments sewn onto the outside of the bedroom between the doors. Comes in a 3 in 1 suitcase style bag.

All in all an excellent well made tent suitable for a couple or small family who want something they can stand up in and have a table and chairs in living area but that is not going to break the bank or take up to much room in the car.
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Manufacturer's Description

5 berth tent that is supplied with a zip on canopy. Height: 180cm, overall length 620cm, width: 300cm. Weight: 13.0kg. Features: Flame retardant material, polyester flysheet, 3000mm water column


Flame retardant material
Polyester flysheet
Water column 3000mm
Short sleeves for easy assembly
Skylight windows
Storage pockets
High visibility guylines
Pole tensioning system
Supplied with carry holdall

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