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Tent Reviews: SunnCamp Prism

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Discontinued
8  (more 8 berth tents)
32.00 KG

1
Fully Sewn-in
Inner first
Average User Rating:
9.73/10 from 15 reviews

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15 Reviews of the Prism         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  

By: Jacquette  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We have owned this tent for a couple of years but only just got round to using it, as we used our Freedom Microlite going to France, but we had to take our two dogs with us this year and since they hadn't camped before, we thought we would try camping in England!

This tent was marvellous, we had to pitch in a strong wind, laying down the footprint was the first challenge, but this was essential kit as the ground was soggy from the rain.

Once this was down we just waited inbetween gusts and the tent was up! There is a large amount of space in the tent as we had taken down the divider between the bedrooms and kept the front bedroom walls tied back at all times, making one very large room.

We had two double aerobeds for my husband and I and our two dogs with a bedside table in the middle and there was plenty of room.

In the living area we had two of the Intex lounge chairs and footstools, a cupboard and a fridge and all other necessary stuff! and still had room.

After two days, when the strong wind had died down, we erected the 12' Coleman event shelter, which just fitted over the top of the front pointed peak and was fantastic. This provided shelter from rain getting into the open front door and also shade when the sun came out and was lovely to sit under in all weathers. I had a side wall on one side where I had the cooking equipment and tables and it was lovely to cook outside in all weathers.

The tent stayed sturdy in the strong winds and never leaked at all. The ventilation is adaptable for all weathers and the tent warms up quickly with our little 2 bar electric camping heater in the evening when it was windy and raining outside.

We were impressed with the tent especially as it was our first tenting holiday for many years.
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By: Loony  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Saw one of these in my local camping shop ( Edwards street Tent Hire), and just couldn't walk away.

150 was an absolute bargain.

Did what I always do to new tents, erected it and soaked it in proofing. 3 coats.!

Did a few sort trips with it. No Probs at all, easy to put up.

Just done a trip to Ceredigion in Wales!. Me and other half manger to erect tent in a 30 mph wind without too much difficulty. No major problems coping with the wind other than a couple of the elastics on the brailings pulled apart due to the wind ( elastics are held together with metal crimps, which separated when under great tension) 5 mins with a pair of pliers cured that, and a set of sturdier replacements are being utilized. Fixed to the ground with 'wurmi' pegs, and this baby ain't going nowhere, A fantastic tent. Well worth it. Even better than the Kyham Megadome I had before. And I love Kyham!.
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By: E4electro  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I just love this Tent. Rain & Wind can't touch it, I've been on many camping trips and seen all the tents blown down but the Prism stayed up. I've sent an Email to the manufactures to put this back in production because it will bring joy to many campers if they could own one. The design is like a stealth jet fighter which I think owns to it strength and rigidity, no right angles so the wind just deflects away. Such an easy to erect and fun tent!
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By: Johnbull  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I know I bang on about this tent but even so, have just bought a smallish one for when I go camping alone or can't have a large enough pitch. Took both tents to Wales this week so I could decide when I got there. There was so much wind and rain that it had to be the Prism. It did not let me down in any respect throughout 3 nights and four days of incessant rain. Masses of space for when you have to spend long periods inside, not one drop of water got in, could go for a day out leaving it to stand in howling wind confident that it would not blow down whilst I was away from it. I would give this tent more than 10 out of 10 if I could. If you go camping in bad weather then this is one of the few large tents you can have.
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By: Lisa89  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Lovely Tent that was very easy to put up (none of the usual arguements we have when pitching) and once you master the skill easy to put down and in the bag also. As stated before tent very heavy so best if you can park by the pitch.

Very spacious tent with plenty of room for couples with lots of storage, tall people (My boyfriend had to lift me up so we could plug the lights into the hook) or families.

Tent stood up to heavy winds and rain and not one sign of any water entering the tent. Superb tent. Would highly recommend.
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By: Johnbull  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I don't know why Sunncamp stopped making this most excellent tent but because it's discontinued I was able to buy it cheaply. Got it for 149 from United British Caravans of Newcastle. They were brilliant, I knew they'd run out of free carpets but was delighted to find they had included a footprint - worth it's weight in gold to me and I got coloured 'foam' tiles from Costco and made my own floor.

We used it at Low Wray last week, they didn't have many pitches large enough but we got one lakeside, This tent is heavy, I've got heart failure and had to carry it a fair way from car park but I managed ok and surprised my wife by putting it up on my own whilst whe was collecting beds, cooker etc. I cannot understand the reviews saying that it's shape compromises space. We used every bit of it. Of course I would have loved one of those 1,000 polycotton affairs but Prism was cool during day, warm and snug at night and, best of all sturdy and secure it never budged in some fairly high winds. Every tent I've had I've been constantly looking out for something better but am definitely keeping this and would commend it to anyone wanting tons of style and quality for not a lot of cash.

Oh, I would like to know if anyone has succeeded with a canopy for it. That would be the finishing touch
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By: Rachelmiriam  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

This is by far the best tent we've ever owned. It stands up to anything, never leaks despite the wettest conditions, and has plenty of space. We love the way we can all fit in the same bedroom- having 4 under 8s means that we often have to juggle beds in the night due to nightmares/cold toes/soggy covers etc, and being able to be all in one makes that all so much less chilly! The living area is huge, too, and the carpet makes it nice and cosy.

With all that space, you'd think it would be a really outsized tent. It's not, and fits in a reasonably small footprint considering the space inside.

You normally get what you pay for with tents. Tents with steel poles perform much better, but are far out of our price range. Normally. Not the Prism, though.

It's the only tent my husband can put up without the air turning blue, too.

The only slight disadvantage is that it hasn't got a porch- however, we've got an awning/tarp from Argos, and are going to give that a go next time we camp.
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By: Muzzyme  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

We have just bought one of these tents not yet been away in it but did put it up to check all was ok with it.

It took my hubby and myself around 25mins to put it up what a great looking tent :) Kids think it looks like something of Star Wars (think that's why we bought it as not the norm lol). Hubby is now looking forward to our camping holidays as our last tent wasn't anywhere near as good as this one. Thumbs up from us we would recommend this tent
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By: OLLIE04  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We own a sunncamp prism what a cracking tent. We love it it is quirky and very easy to put up. The poles are very strong and lock together I like the bright coloured guide ropes, no tripping over them. It has stood up to the worst weather Everybody else tents were swaying in the wind not ours. It is has loads of room inside plenty of head room for the tallest of people. Very light and airy. Would highly recommend it to anyone. We think it is the best tent on the market by far!
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By: Slashnburn  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

First I would like to mention United British Caravans in Newcastle. Saw a deal in their Ebay shop for a Sunncamp Prism, c/w Fitted carpet for 149. Rang them, and they were happy to offer the same deal for 'over the counter' customers.

Having driven up there from Blackpool, via Bolton (don`t ask!) they not only honoured the deal, but threw in a footprint groundsheet too.

Spirit of adventure fully alive and all that. On the way home, stopped in a lay by, whipped out the laptop, and did a site search nearest to where I was, Ended up at Fallowfield Dene Campsite, Hexham, Northumberland (review in relevant section)

As for the tent itself, been lusting after one for some time, love the looks, impressed by the write ups that owners have left. And the price was bob on.

Pitched it solo, straight out of the boxes, while going dark, and raining lightly, in about an hour, had no idea it was going to be so big.

Once pitched, it has a solidity that inspires confidence, it has the same kind of angularity as as stealth aircraft, with about the same drag coefficient. Despite high winds whipping through the trees, from all angles, nothing budged, (almost wish I had pitched it somewhere more exposed to really try it out, I did say almost:))

As I sit here writing this, I'm watching water running down the large front window above my head, which would normally bother me but it`s been doing it for nearly 13 hours solid, and no leaks anywhere. Wish id bought it earlier in the season, would be nice for it`s maiden voyage to be a fine weather affair. But it`s looking very good so far
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Manufacturer's Description

The manufacturer has advised that this model has been discontinued.

A REVOLUTION IN DESIGN, THIS EIGHT BERTH TENT HAS STUNNING LOOKS,PLENTY OF HEADROOM AND LOADS OF FLOORSPACE. THE CLEVER MULTI FACETED SHAPE MEANS THAT IT CAN BE PITCHED INTO THE WIND IN ANY DIRECTION, ITS STEEL POLES AT OPPOSING ANGLES MAKE THIS TENT HARD TO BEAT IN THE WIND BY ANY OTHER FAMILY TENT!

*NEW MODEL FOR 2008*
*SUNNCAMP REGISTERED DESIGN*

Sleeps: 8
Pitching: Inner Tent first
Hydrostatic Head: 3000mm
Poles: Steel and Fibreglass
Inner Tent: Breathable Polyester
Groundsheet: Sewn into inner tent
Weight: 32kg
Height: 230cm

FEATURES

* Front and rear doors
* Secondary mesh to both doors
* Eight berth inner with removable divider curtain
* Two front windows with curtains
* Two side windows with zipped covers
* Two side vents with zipped covers
* Cable entry point
* Cable tidy
* Two O ring hanging points
* Double seamed zips on doors
* Six triangular pockets to inner tents
* Bedroom ventilation

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THIS MODEL:

*MADE TO MEASURE CARPET
*FOOTPRINT GROUNDSHEET

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