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Tent Reviews: Sprayway Canyon 8+2

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
48.00 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.29/10 from 7 reviews

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7 Reviews of the Canyon 8+2

By: Diavol20004  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

I and my family LOVE this tent. It takes me about 35 mins to pitch it with the help of my lovely wife Nicola. We had a 6 berth tent from halfords prior to this, the name of which eludes me. Suffice to say, it's only memorable for the wrong reasons.

We first saw the Sprayway Canyon 8+2 pitched up on Shell Island in North wales, and I knew immediately it was the one for us. Since buying it, my Mrs is (now) most definitely an outdoors type of girl. We don't go camping, we go glamping as she puts it.

It's easy to pitch, there's loads of room, stacks of storage, it's weather proof and easy to pack. I'd recommend the canyon 8+2 even to a first time camper.

Tents like this, will countryfie even the cityest of city folk
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By: Shauneicts  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Brilliant tent in my opinion, plenty of space even with three big teenagers who still like camping with mum & dad.

Loads of store space. We were unable to get the Sprayway canopy but instead used a Lichfield all universal one which fitted very well.

I would agree with Franhazel about the guy ropes, as astronomers spending a evening out star gazing even with dark adaptation it doesn't help the telescope when you find one.

All-in-all we love the tent.
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By: Harveypatch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Just used this tent for the first time for four days in Cornwall, erecting the tent was not bad at all only taking me and the wife an hour, the space inside is great for a family and the added single bedrooms can be used for wardrobes or changing rooms, the porch is brilliant, there's plenty of ventilation but warm, dry and very sturdy due to the heavy duty poles, overall a great tent, the only negative point was the stitching on the elastic and the rings that keep the inner tent and bedrooms up did seem quite weak and a couple actually broke, I've emailed outdoor world and sent some images.
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By: Scottydwg  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Fantastic love it really easy to pitch got it down to about 45 mins with the pegging out. We used it May bank holiday in Somerset it rained for 3 days, it didnt leak. Some of the rain was really heavy (thunder and lightning) the winds got up one night and it really held up well. Good amount of space and easy to keep cosy on chilly nights. Really like the internal porch and helped a lot in the wet weather good ventilation. Have a 8 month old baby and found the bedroom set up perfect had it all open both double bedrooms and small single with travel cot in made it really easy for us with plenty of room to walk around. Great large family tent
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By: Franhazel  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We wanted to upgrade our 5 man tent last year as we were finding that we wanted to extend our holidays to fortnights and needed more living and storage space. After searching camping websites, we had a few ideas which larger tents might work for us but we didn't highlight the Sprayway Canyon 8+2 until we saw it erected at a camping fair. We were immediately impressed by the space and design. Although it has a (to us) startlingly huge footprint, the areas within the tent are organised so conveniently, there is no wasted space. Our 2 girls have a good sized bedroom each they can spread out into, with storage pockets to put books, etc, and we dispensed with the middle panel the other side and have one large bedroom to accommodate our rather wider than normal aerobeds. The two single rooms each side of the porch, we use for the toilet, one side and the larder with cool box, the other.

Putting it up is more daunting than actually difficult. Two adults and one 10 year old manage it fine. Rain and wind seem to make no impression and the porch shields the door from draughts and wet. We also have the canopy and as it would need a super-sized pitch to accommodate both on most camp sites, we roll up the end bit to customise it to the space we've got.

Sadly for us (reading other super deals), we had to pay the original price of 600 for tent and canopy but even so, it was worth it for us, considering we now have our own holiday cottage we can take anywhere and will last us for the foreseeable future. We are bound to school holidays so one week in a cottage in summer puts us back around this amount anyway. The only reason we rated 9/10 was that ideally it would have had brighter guy ropes, and one bedroom toggle popped off on first trip.Easily repaired!

We had one week in Northumberland in this tent then one week in a cottage and bet you can guess which one we enjoyed most. Off to Cornwall for a fortnight this summer. Looking forward to seeing how tent performs.
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By: Libbtylou  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I would mirror all the comments made by Cumbriancamper above. We previously had a Kyham Kansas 8 and this is just a little wider but the same style but far more superior inside. This is the tent for the large family that needs space. We used the additional internal bedrooms plus the single room on one side for bedrooms and then used the single room other side as a dressing room and the area next to it as a kitchen area where we could zip it up keeping flys out of that area.

The middle bit was lovely and snug at night. The internal porch was such a brilliant idea. It meant that the main area remained private in the morning when the kids were trying to escape to the swings! We experienced on the last night the most horrendous wind, Only two tents were left untouched on the site. Ours was one of them! As yet we have not had rain so I cannot comment on that. Also we were happy with the quality of the tent, (We had seen a comment regarding the (perceived) poor quality on another review). We were really pleased with the guaranteed card that came with the new tent. You contact the makers direct should you have any problems which is handy for us as they are based around the corner in Cheshire!

We paid 270 for our new so bargains are around to be found! I will post some photos on our next trip.
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By: Cumbriancamper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Just returned from first trip with new tent. Not the easiest to errect (probably the same with any huge tent) but managed between two of us. Good colour coded poles etc makes it a doddle to put together. Inner dead easy to put in although anyone on the shorter side may struggle with the highest toggles. Absolutely love the space the tent gives. Two adults and three kids were almost lost in it! Good size bedrooms with great headspace and not too sloping ends. Brilliant size living area (five camping chairs and still space to move round. Were the envy of everyone with our walk-in wardrobes! Sounds daft but great areas for storing stuff and changing in. Good porch area which meant no shoes in the tent. Had some very very wet and windy weather (hailstones at one point) and tent was a dry as a bone and very sturdy feeling. Can't wait to take it out again. Very impressed with it so far.
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Manufacturer's Description

A new range from Sprayway, the Canyon is a simple tunnel style tent. The canyon 8+2 is designed to provide you with great versitility in how you live and sleep within the tent. Bedrooms can be made larger or fully removed if required to set up the tent exactly how you want it. This cleverly designed 10 berth tent still uses a simple tunnel design but offers so much more.


Pitching method: outer first
Flysheet material: 190T Polyester
Flysheet Hydrostatic Head: 4000mm
Flysheet taped: yes
Ring and pin tensioners: yes
Flysheet tensioners/d rings: yes
Inner tent material: Breathable polyester
Inner tent fire retardant: yes
Inner tent groundsheet material: polyethylene, Sewn-in
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head: 3000mm
Poles: steel/zinc (x 5 sets), includes canopy poles
Continuous pole sleeves: yes
Colour coded pole sleeves: yes
Pegs: steel wire and 8 plastic
Mudwalls: yes
Electrical hook up access: yes
Total weight: TBC
Pack Size: TBC
Doors: 4
Vents: 8
Windows: 4
Colour: black/grey

# fully sewn in groundsheet with bedrooms & storage
# low level vents
# electric hook up access
# Zip bedroom dividers
# Front wet storage area

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