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Tent Reviews: SunnCamp Europa 600 Acrylic

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43.50 KG
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1 Reviews of the Europa 600 Acrylic

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

It took a while to decide on taking the plunge on one of these as it seems to be a rare model with next to no information online. Strangely, I’ve seen this tent also advertised as a Continental 600 and even stranger one of the bags it comes with calls it a Holiday 600 (name change by Sunncamp after production perhaps)?

But we did buy one this summer and after spending two weeks in it in both sun and rain I’m glad we did as it’s the best tent we’ve had.

At just under 4m x 4m the footprint is smaller than most 6 berths but being a traditional frame tent with near vertical sides it offers loads of space for that footprint, which was important for us as we wanted something that could be put in our garden to clean or dry out. Although a six berth it is perfect for two adults and a toddler – any more than this over anything more than a long weekend and I would be looking to upsize.

The space is very practical as there’s a push out kitchen area about 120cm wide and three bedrooms with zip dividers between them, perfect for using one for storage and portaloo. Unfortunately the three bedrooms come as one inner tent so you can’t choose to leave one out in favour of more living space. There’s also a roll up door on one side. The Sunncamp website says that king poles are included for this but we didn’t get any and the only place to hook them to would be the pegging elastics as there’s no eyelets. The entire front can also be rolled up.

The curtains are typical awning or frame tent type with plastic runners although the quality left a bit to be desired as out of the four curtains the Velcro didn’t line up on any two of them.

The stub canopy does actually help to some extent, especially as the main door has two zips, so it is possible to leave just the top part of the door open for ventilation with the canopy giving some protection against the rain.

The acrylic canvas is one thing I wasn’t sure about before experiencing it, but now I’m definitely won over by it. It’s quite a thick material that is easy to wipe off and dried very quickly. On hot days the tent was a nice place to go for shade and it stayed completely dry inside in the rain (though we did hose it down in the garden before the trip and there were signs of leaking then so I would advise weathering the seams first). It’s far superior to polyester and I would say not far off cotton, if you want easier cleaning and drying them perhaps it offers more than cotton.

There a number of things that give it away as a Sunncamp as compared with some more premium brands, such as rather thin inner tent materials and main door zip where light (and more if you’re up close) can be seen through when closed and some questionable stitching in places.

The kitchen extension relies on the guy ropes to pull it out unlike my old Relum which was held out, not just across, by the frame. But you’ll easily get away with those being the only guy ropes you put out in normal conditions which is one reason I like frame tents.

The inner tent has a sown-in groundsheet, but being a traditional frame tent the living area doesn’t have one. We just bought a nice thick 250gsm tarp at 4m x 4m which as this is cut-size it is a few inches smaller and fitted perfectly allowing the mud flaps to be tucked underneath and the inner tent to be placed on top (tip: instead of pegging the inner tent we used short bungee cords hooked to the inner tent pegging points in the corners and wrapped around the bottom of the rear corner and middle poles). This thickness of groundsheet protects the mudflaps if you place the poles on top as well.

Unfortunately there’s no extension or sun canopy available from Sunncamp and we could really have done with a sun canopy.

Overall this is a great tent for the price and highly recommended (shop around as I’ve seen it ranging in price from about 350-500 and we paid a lot less than that).
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Manufacturer's Description

The Classic Frame tent is still much in demand, and this new model for 2011 from Sunncamp is a classic. With it's Acrylic coated fabric, which is fairly unique in the frame tent world, the Europa 600 is likely to go down as a classic of all frame tents.


Sleeps: 6
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 1 living room
Pitching : Frame first then Flysheet
Flysheet: 280gm Acrylic Coated 'Sunntex' - Flame retardant
Groundsheet: PVC Sewn into Inner Tents
Inner Tent: Polycotton
Pack size: Tent: 110x29x26/ Poles: 110x24x19
Weight: 43.5Kg Approx.
Poles: Steel
Height: 210cm


• Front ‘J’ door
• Stub canopy protection over front panel
• Side canopy panel
• Roll up front panel
• Front window with internal curtain
• Side window with internal curtain
• Upright kitchen extension
• Vent panel with zipped external cover to kitchen
• Three separate bedrooms 2+2+2
• Secondary mesh to bedroom ‘D’ doors
• Storage pockets to all bedrooms
• Sewn in PVC groundsheet to inner tent

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