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Tent Reviews: SunnCamp Mercury 1000

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10  (more 10 berth tents)
35.90 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.38/10 from 8 reviews

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8 Reviews of the Mercury 1000

By: Pandelume  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Bought this tent last year in sales, mainly for SIG and increased size over our old tent, as our daughters are now bigger than we are! Used twice this year so far. First time in Lakes took us about an hour to erect on a slightly sloping pitch, and could not get it done quite right: the skirt did not reach close to the ground no matter how we adjusted and re-adjusted. Anyway, tent was great inside, very spacious, adaptable, and very stable in slight-moderate breezes we had. Next trip was Inverness area only a couple of weeks ago (August 2001), and this was a true test! Solid heavy, continual rain for 26 hours. The tent held up well, with only several small leaks around window seals especially, dripping in after about the first 14 of those hours! Water pooled under the groundsheet (we could feel it sloshing, it was like walking over a waterbed.) but this was partly due to us having encountered the same problem erecting the tent, with it reluctant let its flysheet skirts down enough. For this second trip we had bought a footprint, and the rain got on top of this with nowhere to drain to.

We had also bought a sunncamp carpet, and this was a great success at insulating and deadening the rustling sounds from the groundsheet.

So, conclusions:

A. 3000mm HH 2010 version very waterproof, and surprisingly stable.

B. Needs a very level site to erect properly (maybe a knack we haven't got , yet, too?!)Definitely stake the corners of the GSheet properly first.

C. If problems with gap at base, tuck away the visible edges of the footprint, and fold upwards.

D. Could do with a second cable entry point at backdoor.

E. Agree with above comments about doors and usability, but no deal-breaker, a dl canopy will solve that. Roll on next year!
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By: Damo567  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

The first thing that strikes you when taking this tent out is the quality of the material. I paid 300 for this tent and the quality is far better than similarly priced tents from large retailers.

Easy to put up, it took about an hour on the first attempt but have got it down to 40mins or so now. The living areas are huge, we bought this because of the large bedroom (that splits into two) can fit a double airbed and two singles, ideal if you have younger children and want to keep them close.

Really impressed by this tent, the only downside was a defective hanging organiser but this was replaced with no problems by Sunncamp.

All in all if you are looking for a large good quality tent then for the price I don't think there is a better tent out there!
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By: Campingphoebe  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We bought this tent to replace our Sunncamp Olympic.It is much easier to pitch and being fly first isn't too much of a problem if it is raining .We used it for the first time on a 2 week holiday in Wales in June this year where we encountered heavy rain and some strong winds both of which the Mercury stood up to perfectly.We were very snug inside. The bedrooms are very spacious and easy to stand upright in.Important when your teenage son is 6'2' tall!

We also bought the footprint which was worth every penny as it made packing the tent away so easy. The underside of the tent was as clean as when we took it out of the bag. We were able to pack up quickly and brought the footprint home to clean in the garden.I am going to purchase the carpet for this tent as picnic rugs move around the huge floor space too much. We did buy the Verano DL Extension which we used as a kitchen. It is big enough for the cooker and a table on one side and a picnic table with 4 seats on the other side. Perfect as this gave us much more room in the tent.

I would highly recommend this tent for space,quality and ease of pitching. As soon as we had packed away we wanted to go away again !
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By: Primera-egt  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Just bought a Sunncamp Mercury 1000 tent, I am very impressed with the quality of the tent, material seems very strong. Took it for a test drive over a 2 night stay in Somerset, weather was great so cant comment on whether it stands up to the rain, but can comment on the ventilation, which was good during the hot days if you opened both doors but didn't get drafty overnight.

I have removed an couple of stars because I think the door design could be better, there are 2 separate zips to secure the door which meet in the lower left corner, rather than having 1 continuous zip with a (D) shaped door. And the rear door has only the net part of the door joins the tent all the way round,which is actually the same design as the gelert meridian 8 & 10 which was our other choice but felt the gelert had too many vents. Apart from that I feel we made the right decision on upgrading from our Gelert Tahoma 6. Lots more room and we have a spare room to prevent cluttering the living area.

We purchased with the tent the footprint,which really helps when setting up,and the carpet,which makes the living area much more comfy.

Setting up is easy when you know how, took around an hour with 2 adults,it has strengthening poles which push the 2 end tent poles outwards which really improves the stability. Great family tent would definitely recommend.
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By: Neens  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We love our tent!

Been away for our first weekend in the new tent and it didn't let us down. Easy to pitch (took just under an hour on our first attempt) and has bags of room for our family of 4. Rained overnight on 2nd night and was completely waterproof. Dried within a couple of hours and because of skirt around bottom the underside of tent stayed dry so was easy to pack away later that day.

SIG is fantastic and was our main reason for purchase. Along with zipped fly doors it kept out bugs and draughts, but with adequate ventilation above windows when weather was warm, it never felt stuffy. We replaced our Pro Action Nevada 8 berth with the Mercury which had same layout (very flexible but only had groundsheet in living area) and we are so glad that we did.

Bedrooms can be put up or left down for more space (we leave separate 3 birth bedroom down at moment as our boys are only young and sleep in with us for now.But are hoping this will provide years of happy camping as boys get bigger and have their own rooms.

Main other contenders for us just didn't have complete ground sheet or flexibility of bedrooms so this was our outright favourite. Good value bought online for 279 and will probably buy extension as boys get bigger as would be useful for wet shoes/coats and extra space for cooking. Didn't buy carpet or groundsheet yet so can't comment.

We would highly recommend this tent.
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By: Refrodders  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Having submitted an earlier review when we did our dry run, we have now used the tent in anger, nearly 4 days at Haddon Grove near Bakewell.

Everything we found when we first pitched the tent was reinforced over our long weekend.

It is worth taking a little time to get everything square and adjusted up before adding the rooms, we also found after the first night that we had a couple of roof puddles, as we had not tightened the end guy ropes enough. However, despite fairly heavy rain and wind, we were snug, dry and draught free. The tent was also very stable, and did not flex at all.

Waking up in the morning is a pleasant experience, a lovely shade of blue permeates through the bedrooms, sounds a bit soppy, but it is a nice light to wake up to.

The living area is very practical, and the canopy is very useful with its side sections cutting out the worst of the wind.

No problems at all, I will buy the footprint when it is available as this will help align the tent, and speed up the folding up by keeping the groundsheet clean.

I can not fault this tent, and would recommend it to anyone looking at a multi bedroom tent.

Roll on Spring Bank, and then to France!
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By: KJames  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We have just bought and subsequently tested out this tent. Its great, is very spacious, you can stand up in all areas. It has 4 bedroom spaces which are wide enough to have your campbeds from top to bottom without any angled corners. Another excellent feature are the luminous zips and guy ropes which are invaluable at night.

Its easy to pitch with 5 sections of fibre glass poles -of the same length, and has the bonus of a sewn in ground sheet. We put it up in an hour.

As a family of five we used 3 of the bedrooms as sleeping areas and the fourth as a dressing/store room so that our living area didn't become cluttered. It also has handy storage pockets for shoes etc.

I would definitely recommend this tent - later this month the side extension becomes available to purchase which will give invaluable porch/storage space for bad weather conditions and I intend to purchase one.

It is an excellent all round tent and not as heavy as our previous Outwell tent to transport/store.
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By: Refrodders  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

As this tent is brand new, I thought a progress report on this may help anyone who is looking to buy a tent of this size and type.

We decided we needed a tent which offered lots of room for the family, had a SIG, and was put together to a high standard. We nearly decided on a number of tents, (Vango Tigris 800, Kalahari 10, Beyond Gelert Meridian 10 being the main contenders.

We picked the Mercury because we liked the light airy feel to the tent, its decent quality and finish, it is superbly roomy, and was decent value at 299.

So today we pitched it prior to our first break away.

Leaving the instruction sheet at home wasn't the best start, but we worked it out easily enough, although we probably had the first section facing the wrong way when we put the poles in. Once upright it was easy to align and make secure. Interior fittings again went in nice and easy, and the feel of everything gives us lots of confidence that this tent will last the distance.

I like the porch type canopy on the rear door, the side sections will give nice shelter from the wind.

As we stand at the moment I an extremely pleased with our choice, it bodes well for many holidays, (off to France this August), and I will post again after the May Day weekend to let you know how it stood up to useage.
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Manufacturer's Description

New ten berth family vis a vis tunnel tent featuring covered front porch and rear canopy door

Sleeps: 10
Pitching: Flysheet first
Hydrostatic Head: 3000mm
Poles: Fibreglass
Inner Tent: Breathable Polyester
Groundsheet: Sewn into flysheet
Weight: 36.5kg
Height: 210cm

Front door with eyebrow porch
Canopy door to rear
Canopy poles included
Internal side support bars
Front and rear windows with covered vent and internal curtain
Three separate bedroom areas 5+3+2
Zipped divider curtain to five berth inner tent
Access to bedrooms via separate D doors
Secondary mesh to all inner tent doors
Vents to bedrooms with stiffened covers
Cable entry point
Cable tidy
O ring hanging points in living area and both bedrooms
Integral organiser to five berth inner tent
Removeable central organiser
Double seamed zips on doors
Additional valance/mudwall for extra protection



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