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Tent Reviews: Royal Winnipeg 6

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
47.70 KG
1,099.00
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Fully Sewn-in
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8.3/10 from 10 reviews

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10 Reviews of the Winnipeg 6

By: Chillbay  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 07/10/2012

Well I love camping but my wife hates, she likes her luxury's and who can blame her. So she's never taken to it until I asked her if I got a large tent would she enjoy it more, well I showed her a few pictures of the Winnipeg 6 and it seemed to change her mind.

So I bought one, 2nd hand and only used twice, it came with the carpet and cost me 225, a bargain by all accounts. I set it up in the garden and couldn't believe how spacious it was, my wife was the one who needed convincing, she loves it! So that made me a happy camper 'no pun intended'. Having only done light camping I couldn't believe how well made these modern tents are, I just love it.

So now I can't wait to get away in it, it will be us and our 2 boys 13 and 17. I found a couple of tags missing but was given these by the previous owner. No problem with the stitching apart from where the tags had pulled away, the zipped in ground sheet went in no problem, you just have to line it up correctly.

It is heavy, I have now got myself a trailer so it will make things easier. The bigger the tent the more gear you tend to bring, so it made sense to get a trailer. Good luck out there!
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By: Devonbabe  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 18/04/2012

This tent is fantastic for the layout and space. We are a family with two young children and regularly take out the tent. We bought this tent last year after owning a bordeaux (same tent but different material).

The tent is roomy and has the side annex which saves the need for a utility tent. The tent stood up to high winds.

Unfortunately for whatever reason the tent never weathered and leaked (not just the front corners) so has now been returned to the shop after we persevered for 11 months.

The tent was warm in the cold and cool in the sun, pretty gutted that it has gone but little use if not dry. I would recommend the tent however check it and give it ample time to weather before using it in rain, I do think we were just unlucky with our tent and it hasn't put me off Royal, now waiting for the Athens 6 to arrive!
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By: Mckenzm  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 21/10/2011

I have now purchased and am the extremely proud owner of the Royal Winnipeg 6 tent. Wow what an outfit it is too,lovely and spacious and very roomy, pure luxury. It took just over an hour to erect with two of us for the first time the other day. Fortunately we have been blessed with good weather so far to be able to put it up in the garden to see what its like before we put it away for the winter. We made a day of rain in between to be able to weather it and then let it dry completely off before packing down.

The tent has three bedroom compartments towards the back end and an annex on the side of the tent for use as a kitchen or a storage area or a space to be able to use a portaloo. It also has a zig (known as a zip in groundsheet) so the tent is completely sealed in. Very large panoramic windows on the sides of the tent and at the front. Lovely air vents that close off above the windows. Flyscreens at the doors,and there are 3 doors in total. The bonus as well is the large front awning which can be removed if not needed. But is probably a bonus when its raining or to hot to sit out in the sun.

All in all I am very pleased with this tent and cant wait till Easter to get out there and try it for a week or so. I think its gonna be a long winter for till then. Definitely worth thinking about buying this big boy if you a large family of six or it is just as good for two people who want loads of room like us. By the way we have just upgraded from a Hi Gear Gobi 4 with extension to the Royal Winnipeg 6. A big jump don't you think.
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By: Reb3  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2010

I really liked the layout of this tent, the polycotton is very thick & pvc groundsheet very substantial. I disliked the ground sheet not zipping in the annex, it was like an after thought & not designed well. Both doors do not zip across the bottom & we found lots of bugs & earwigs in the tent.

I had 3 faulty tents.

The 1st one had a lot of faults, tension Bar top left tie missing above bedroom pod, ZIG back left zip to door is one inch longer on the tent than ZIG. On the ZIG the end stop has not been finished so zip comes straight of the end, was very fiddly to re attach. Inner tents join at back with toggle & loop. At the bottom a loop has been sewn on large & small inner tent.

Leaks. After 4 showers varying in intensity, some quite heavy then drying out over a weekend the tent still leaked on Right hand side when facing the tent on the porch where the side panel toggles have been sewn on to the canopy, Right hand side window next to porch leaks where ties have been sewn in & Left hand side above door tie.

The 2nd one had a toggle missing from the canopy & window tie was two loops, stitching not good on side door. Arranged with supplier to repair but when we got there he decided to get manufacturer to check one & send to store.

Tent no 3 with 1 week to go until holiday at end of July had totally incorrect placement of brass eyelets on canopy. The 2 eyelets & loop for attaching sides were 3 inches too high. Both tension support ties missing at rear. Also all the velcro was sewn in wonkily.

I arranged with supplier to post me a new canopy so I could go on holiday & they sent me the faulty canopy off tent no2. Needless to say I returned the tent & had my money back.

I would recommend this tent but Royal need to improve quality control. I have now purchased a Kampa Polzeath & not one fault found.
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By: Redace  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 23/08/2010

We have now camped in this tent three times in the rain. The leaks are horrendous with puddles forming in the corners. I used sealant on the worst areas, only to find more leaks in other places when the next lot of rain came in. Apparently there is a fault with the way the tags are attached to the seams. Given the amount of money we paid to have a tent that we would not outgrow and would last for ages, I am gutted. Back off to the shop tomorrow to try and get the tent repaired, returned to the manufacturers, or whatever .
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By: Redace  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 08/08/2010

Just had our first camping trip in this great tent. We (2 adults, 3 kids and baby) experienced heavy rain, wind and hot sun all over a few days. Polycotton gives the tent a pleasantly cool interior in hot sun, it also kept us all remarkably warm in the cool cloudless night. In the rain and wind it held up soundly though there were a couple of draughts that I never noticed in our last all in one tent (Vango Diablo 900x). This tent has a zip in groundsheet - a brilliant feature that's easy to clean and just as leakproof as my limited experience of sewn in groundsheets. The tent had a few leaky seams on the roof but nothing that we weren't prepared for; before we bought the tent we were advised that the odd leak was likely and were advised to give it a good soaking before we camped in it. We had practised putting the tent up beforehand, just as well as we misplaced the instructions.

We wanted a new tent for 3 reasons: we wanted a smaller footprint than the Vango Diablo 900, a tent that takes up less space in the car and a tent that is quicker to erect. The footprint is indeed smaller than the Diablo, 2 out of 3 isn't bad - we have had to buy a roofbox to fit it and us and all our gear in the car (and trailer).

But it was worth it, the tent is ideal for a family our size - 2 adults & 4 kids aged 11, 9, 6 and 10 months. It has a great feeling of space and light. With the front open the tent melds into the surroundings, lift the curtains off the windows and even more light floods in but the cotton means it doesn't overheat. Close all the curtains at night and the tent is exceptionally cosy. Bought the carpet as an extra, what a luxury, beautifully soft underfoot. The side annex is a good sized storeroom, an ideal pantry / cool room. Opposite, there is a bright and airy porch door with supporting poles. Storage pouches are roomy. I am very happy with it and will be using it for a good few years to come.

This tent would have got a 10/10 from me if it wasn't for the amount of space & weight it takes to transport plus a couple of tags that were missing on some windows.
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By: Jonnyc92  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 20/06/2010

Fantastic in every way, we bought this tent after we owned a few hi gear tents, have wanted a polycotton for a while now. Haven't used it yet but we have pitched it on the garden and gave it a good soaking with the hose. Had a few small leaks first few times but now its much better. I would highly recommend the royal Winnipeg 6 we're very happy with it
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By: Fluffydogs02  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 15/06/2010

This is our very first ever tent and we love it! It's so big, airy and bright inside (unlike the campervan we used to go away in), just right for spending whole weeks away in. I like to take arty-crafty hobbies with me when we go away and its neutral colour makes the light inside ideal for this. Other tents we looked at in bright blues and greens with less windows had me feeling quite queasy! We also like being able to stand upright in most of the tent, indeed at 5'5', I had to find something to stand on to reach the toggles when fitting the sleeping pods in as my big tall OH had gone off for a beer, bless him!

As a keen needle-woman, I have checked every seam and on the whole, it is very well put together. That said, on the zipped in groundsheet one side of the zip is slightly longer than the one it meets, so it came undone and will need a stitch or two to rectify this.

Our first week away in the Winnipeg, started with very hot weather, then two days of torrential, continuous rain then very high winds, day and night, which it stood up to with no problem, so it really was tested to the max. We were delighted that there was no condensation during the rain and we remained warm and dry at night in the sleeping pods throughout the week. Although we had hosed the tent in our garden previously and it had been subjected to a very light rainfall at the time, we think possibly we hadn't seasoned it sufficiently as unfortunately there were leaks at the top front corners where the canopy meets the main body of the tent. To be fair, the rain was exceptional and the leaks eased when I checked our novice pitching and found it to be very tight at those points. I hope next time we use it, we get some more rain to test if the problem was ours or Royal's! I hope it isn't theirs as on the two occasions I've needed to email them directly, it's taken over three days for them to reply and one of those replies was very curt.

We (two adults & two dogs) are unlikely to ever be just weekend tenters so are not daunted by the weight and size of this luxurious home-from-home, which would be a bit OTT to pitch for shorter breaks. We used the sleeping pods in a four plus two configuration, with us and the dogs in the larger bit and used the smaller pod as a walk-in wardrobe and space for the porta-loo.

So, overall, we're confident we've made a good investment for plenty of years of very comfortable, stylish holidays in it to come. Can you tell we're very proud of it???
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By: Asnood  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2009

Wow! What a stunning and classy tent.

Ok. It's very heavy and comes in 3 bags so you need a big car or a trailer but once out on the ground it is quite easy to put up. We've had several runs with this tent and it goes up in less than an hour. That includes the great heavyweight zip in groundsheet.

We had some terrible weather and really high winds. Many other tents were flapping around and lost porches etc and many campers left the next morning due to the wind and driving rain but, the Winnipeg stood like a rock. Ok it rattles the poles a little but when you loose half the campers on a site to bad weather and you are cosy and warm you don't mind paying the higher price for this tent. As it is polycotton it does stay warm and really cool when the sun comes out. A brilliant family tent.

We had horizontal driving rain that flooded the site and the tent had a slight leak at the front corner which was soon sorted with a few inches of seam sealant but that was it.

So. Big Windows, It doesn't flap in the wind, No draughts, Great Ventilation, Great Canopy with removable sides, It looks classy.

The annexe was handy for our porta-potty storage.

Expensive - Yes. Heavy - Yes. Brilliant - Yes!
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By: Kevokevo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 27/08/2009

The Royal Winnipeg is the best royal tent I have ever owned, so easy to put up and total class.

We have had 3 royal tents so far and this is so simple to put up and stays up, you get 3 bags and the bottom section is detachable (zipped) so even if your not the best and putting the outside up the zip in sheet makes sure that there are no gaps and its totally waterproof.

Fully worth the money and look the bizz.
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Manufacturer's Description

A truly luxury 6 berth tent offering great living space and height throughout. There are large clear panoramic windows allowing for light and clear visibility. With a front zip on/off canopy and side storm poles, this has many of the attractive features suited to family camping. The Royal Winnipeg 6 tent is the cotton version of the Royal Bordeaux 6 model, but bigger.

Specification

Flysheet: Polycotton, taped seams
Inner: Breathable polycotton
Groundsheet: Fully zip-out PVC groundsheet
Poles: Steel
Height: 225cm (Approx)
Weight: 47.7kg (packaged in 2 parcels) TBC

Features

Bedrooms: 2 (1x 4 berth with divider, 1x 2 berth)
Sleeps: 6
Doors: 3
Windows: 8 around living area (includes 2 on the canopy sides)
Vents: 4 around living area with eyebrow covers, 2 around bedroom areas
Other: Side Annexe for additional storage, Zip-on Canopy, Wheeled storage bag, Side storm poles

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