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Tent Reviews: SunnCamp Olympic Plus

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Discontinued
12 plus  (more 12 berth tents)
38.00 KG
379.00
3
Fully Sewn-in
Inner first
Average User Rating:
8.2/10 from 10 reviews

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10 Reviews of the Olympic Plus

By: Zoecx  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We bought a Sunncamp Olympic XL in 2007 having decided we needed a sewn in ground sheet and we love it! It is fairly hard to put up (the fly sheet can be tricky in high winds) but shouldn't pose any trouble for an experienced camper. The poles/ channels are colour coded. We have camped in rain/ gales/ sun with no problems. We were lovely and cosy and the tent remained firmly pitched even in high winds on an exposed airfield. The living area is cavernous, each of the three bedrooms fit 4 using self inflating camping mats but would only fit 3 on airbeds. The front porch area also has an attached groundsheet and is great for muddy boots, cooking in etc. The windows are large and attractive and there is a large skylight. There is also a handy little zip for your electric hookup. There are also numerous storage pockets in the living area. It's a great family tent - there are 6 of us plus 2 dogs and we have heaps of space for us and our stuff. The large living area means you aren't cramped even when you have to stay in because of the weather!
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By: Mattat58  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We 'upgraded' to the 16 man Olympus from our Khyam Ridgi-Dome SE as the family was growing and we fancied the idea of wet weather living space and a sown in groundsheet.

Went into it with our eyes open regarding how hard it is to put up - it is a massive tent folks, so we were not surprised to spend the best part of an hour building and pegging out.

It is light and cosy inside, the bedrooms fit 2 in comfort, 3 at a push, but in no way the 4 claimed by the manufacturers.

However, due to the size this tent can only take 'good to moderate' weather . . . And we live in the UK. August 2006 we went through a monsoon style holiday which we cut short as the tent couldn't take the battering. Spent 3 nights awake every hour patrolling the pegs as they pulled out of the wet ground, had to lash together poles with masking tape as they split and broke in the high winds, finally gave up and went home on day 3 when the bedroom seams on the windward side started to open.

This tent is great if you can guarantee good weather - but our khyam has stood up to much worse (in the Brecons and Scotland), without breaking or shimmying it's pegs out of the ground.

The Sunncamp is now consigned to the shed, the Khyam is back in commission and to address the extra living space requirements that first saw us buy the Olympus we've bought a Khyam Igloo (north pole expedition type tent) for our 2 boys to sleep in which lets us remove the bedroom liner from on side of the Khyam. It's all robust, I can sleep at night while camping regardless of the stormy British summertime weather. An expensive lesson learned.
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By: Sharonreeves03  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We had an Olympic plus tent as we went away a lot with friends.It was a perfect tent as we had 8 in it comfortably (4 adults and 4 children, 2 being in travel cots) Loads of room, bedrooms spacious, but we have downsized due to being put off in Aug 07, it took 6 adults to take just the flysheet off as the winds were really really bad. If it had just been the 4 of us, my husband and I wouldn't have been able to have done ourselves. Too big for weekend camping. But was a really fantastic tent, we have gone for the evo 600 now, just perfect.
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By: Molandjack  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

We have just upgraded to another tent from the Sunncamp Olympic. To be honest it was a brilliant tent, we were away summer09 in the most horrendous weather on the Wales coast. And we were the driest and warmest on the site. Bags and bags of room. The only negative for us is that it is really really large and takes at least 4 adults to put up correctly, we were away with the two kids(who are too young to help) and if the next door people hadn't of helped we would have struggled. At least one person needs to be inside to hold up the frame with another two on the outside. But good for larger groups camping together or in parties. We have just bought a smaller tent which we can manage!
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By: Campingphoebe  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

We bought our Sunncamp Olympic in 2005 and have had 8 holidays in it. Without doubt its the best tent we have ever had and we have had a few !

We are a family of five and have so much room to move no-one feels on top of anyone else. The best feature is the sewn in ground sheet which not only stops draughts and makes it very cosy but it also keeps out creepy crawlies !We also cover the floor with picnic rugs which adds to the comfort especially as the children like to sit on the floor to play games if its wet out.

Putting it up can be a bit harder than some but we have mastered this by opening the roof window and one person stands on a step stool inside to pass the flysheet over the top while its being passed up and over from outside. A big help are 2 attic poles with hooks on the end as it gives greater lift and reach. Goes up a treat !

Last year in Wales we encountered the worst storms we have known while camping but the Olympic kept us snug and warm and dry. We suffered just a small tear over the door where the porch pole goes through so it didn't result in any leakage.

I will definitely buy Sunncamp again.
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By: Shellygogs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

We bought the Olympic in august 05, huge tent, maybe to huge for some camping site's, good space in bedroom's and living area, stayed very dry and cosy.

Downsides are sagging bedroom's, not to bad though, putting it up was a nightmare, took 3 of us nearly 2hrs and trying to get the flysheet over was a task in it's self.

Also trying to get it all in the bag again never happened,lol. Still all separate.

So now we own a vango vail 500, brilliant smaller tent.
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By: Grimbk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We upgraded to this tent in 2006 and I have to say it is our best buy yet. We had never had a suncamp tent before but have always been assured of there quality and ease of pitching.

I will admit that we were very impressed of its size and ease of pitching I can pitch this tent in approx 45 mins on my own.

The tent is very strong we have used this in the Malvern hills in late october with gale force winds when others wouldn't even attemt to try and pitch and once it was up we were dry and draft free from all the elements even snow.

The bedrooms are large enough for us to place 2 double air beds in each if needed and that's great for us as we have three young children so we pile them all into the one room we have the second and the spare houses all our suitcases ect.

The living area is vast plenty of room for a table and chairs and room enough around for the children to sit and play, we have 2 dogs also and this tent houses all of us ie 5+ 2 dogs without ever feeling over crowded.

The fly sheet is strong but very light and with added mud flaps help keep the inner tent dry and cosy.It has 2 large windows and a large porch area that can be used to sit in and enjoy the views without ever having to venture out.

This tent is going to take some beating in my books for size function and ease to set up.
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By: Itsallnewtome  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We were new to camping last year (family of 4) and after looking at what seemed thousands of tents settled on the Sunncamp Olympic Plus (205 from United British Caravans). Although novices the wife and myself had no problems putting it up. Its like a bungalow inside with so much room, probably more than we need really but hey if your going away from home you might as well be comfy. I can see what people mean about the sagging bedrooms but its only a minor flaw and does not affect my opinion that this is a great tent.
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By: Durham travellers  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

Olympic Plus. Huge tent lots of space. Great head room.

Not a weekend tent unless yoy have lots of friends to help put it up.

Have used this tent in all weather conditions has not leaked yet.

Great design
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By: Cricket widow  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

I love my Sunncamp Olympic. We were new to camping in 2006 and predicting that we would have rain at some time whilst we were away, we wanted a tent that allowed us plenty of living space in the event we had to spend some time indoors. The Sunncamp is perfect for this. The inner 'living area' is huge. It has a very high dome so no claustrophobic feeling. In the event of bad weather, we can set up our cooking stand in the porch area which leaves the main inside domed area free.

Because the inner is all one piece, the groundsheet and 'walls' are joined so there are no draughts and no creepy crawlies coming in under the sides as in many other tents. This pleases my two daughters who have an aversion to spiders!

Have noticed on some of the message boards that people have a problem with the bedroom walls drooping. This does not bother us as we always sleep with our heads nearest the pod doorways which means that our feet are under the 'droopy' bit so no worries on that score.

The only criticism we have is that the style of the tent (inner pitched first) means that you cannot really pitch easily if it is raining as the inner is not really waterproof so we have to keep a close eye on the weather forecast. Additionally, this tent is so big, you really need two/three people to erect it properly, otherwise it can be uneven and not sit straight on the frames.

Even allowing for these two points, I still love my Olympic plus and when we go away with a big group of friends, all the children always end up in our tent in the evening as they think it is the dryest and in fact the most cosy.
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Manufacturer's Description

The manufacturer has advised that this model has been discontinued.

This huge family tent has three angled bedrooms off the very spacious living area, each capable of sleeping 4 people. Consequently, you could cater for 12 in this tent quite comfortably and even handle more if folks are happy to sleep in the living area. The flysheet is 185T PU coated polyester giving a hydrostatic head of 3000mm. The poles are X-Flex shatterproof with a 5 year warranty. There is an extra large roof light which is needed to keep a tent of this size light and airy. The roof light is supplemented by large window panels in the porch and living space walls. This tent also features two entrances/exits giving that extra flexibility. The living space has a fully fitted groundsheet avoiding the perils of drafts. There is also a groundsheet for the porch area and draught excluder strips

12 berth dome tent
Pitch size: 840x625cm
Height: 230cm
Weight: 38kg
Pack Size: 82x45cm
3000mm HH (weatherproofing)
Pitch inner first
Built in groundsheet for living area and bedrooms
PVC windows and skylight
Fly screen on inner doors and windows
Porch area with removable groundsheet included
Colour coded Fibreglass poles
Back door through back bedroom

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