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Tent Reviews: SunnCamp Vulcan 600

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Pitching Style:
6  (more 6 berth tents)
22.30 KG

Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.25/10 from 4 reviews

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4 Reviews of the Vulcan 600

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

We've used our Vulcan for 3 summers now and it's had plenty of wind and rain thrown at it- and never leaked or become unstable. We're really really pleased with it. The sewn in groundsheet all around really helps make it weather tight. It's great to have windows for when you are stuck in sheltering from the weather. The option to vent the sleeping compartment doors etc is good- although we've never had very warm weather! The only negative point is the front door. It could do with overlapping more at the bottom- it required the inner mesh door to be zipped to stop it blowing in. Some more pegs along the front edge of the tent would also stop the wind blowing underneath and flapping the groundsheet in very bad weather. However, this would all be fine tuning of an excellent tent.
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By: MonsterBear  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Totally impressed after our first family camping trip in the Gower last August. Howling gales and lashing rain.

No leaks but damp carpets when we weren't quick enough closing the porch when the next wave of rain came in. The carpet shrunk in the tumble drier.

Plenty of space for 2 adults and a 4 year old. Not sure about 6 people though.

Absolutely stable. Our daughter slept through the worst the weather could throw at us and we all felt secure; unlike a number of families that just had to give up.

Used since in nicer weather and its a dream tent. Easy to put up (although essential you have someone to hold up the main cross-frame when you fit the legs) and easier to take down. We can do it now in 20-30 minutes max.

Definitely recommend this tent to anyone who is willing to go for something a little different. We refer to ours as Darth Vaders Helmet. Real presence on site but you won't care because it is so good.
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By: Streethawk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I bought this after spotting it in Winfields of Haslingdon, my friend had just bought an Outwell Minnesota 4 which I thought was very impressive, so I was going to buy the slightly larger Montana 6, after finding my Vango Vail 700 to be an insect magnet, having that old Vango 'feature' of gaps under he doors. Had also found it a bit two big for my needs.

I was just a out ready to hand over my hard earned when I spotted a menacing black tent in the corner. Intrigued I had a good look around. The tent oozes quality and strength. The thick crossing alloy poles made every other tent in the display of fifty five models look flimsy. Inside was not as gloomy as the black colour would suggest, with excellent lighting. Living area space was excellent, less than the Montana but ideal for me. Two separate inner bedroom fitted very well. Zips, groundsheet and flysheet all seemed top quality. After all this when I saw the price I was sold and bought it there and then.

First trip was to St Davids, a site by the sea on a cliff top, windy.

Anyway, I don't have the space to erect the tent at home, after several tunnel tents it was a breeze, no e to have something that stands up before you start pegging. It took about thirty minutes.

The tent stood up to days of high winds with no problems. A few others blew down.

The next trip was to Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, nice level pitch, tree lined site, I expected a quiet time. However I'd picked the windiest week of all 2008.

The tent stood up to gales all week, on the worst night over half the large tents on the site went down. I never had even the slightest doubt in the Vulcan, by this time nicknamed The Black Tent of the Bedouin (sp?). The Minnesota still stood too, but my friend had been worried by the amount of movement in the poles that night. The geodesic Vulcan is by far the strongest standing height tent I've come a across.

It never leaked a drop either. It may have helped that I never left the door open in the rain.

In summary, as a serial tent buyer I have never used a tent for a second year, generally I buy a new one each spring. This year I'm not, there is nothing else even close to this in my opinion. If I really have to nitpick, the bedrooms are slightly short for my 6'1' height, but not so much I need to sleep diagonally.
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By: Cmcpne  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought and used my SunnCamp Vulcan this August and on the whole quite happy with it.

There are only the two of us (hubby and me)so very good size.Would hesitate to go away with more than two adults but then we do like our space having had an Outwell Montana 6 before this. We didn't put up the bedrooms and it gave us an extra bit of living space at the side which we thought invaluable.

The tent is ok to erect.Not great but ok.And our week in rainy Wales with the wind howling down the valley proved it is extremely stable and waterproof (we had a small problem when erecting the tent in pouring rain with the door open the rainwater pooled on the floor, but quick to clear up). On the same site a Kyham easy erect small tent had a pole bent and broken by the wind.

On the negative side we found it difficult to open the door when it was raining without letting the rain in. Would love it to bits if there was a front canopy. Otherwise glad we bought it!
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Manufacturer's Description

The manufacturer has advised that this model has been discontinued.



Sleeps: 6
Pitching: Flysheet first
Hydrostatic Head: 3000mm
Poles: Aluminium
Inner Tent: Breathable Polyester
Groundsheet: Sewn into flysheet
Weight: 22.3kg
Height: 215cm


* Geodesic design
* Front canopy door with secondary mesh
* Canopy poles included
* Two separate inners (3+3)
* Two front windows with curtains
* Two vented side windows with curtains
* Two large side vent panels with zipped covers
* Cable entry point
* Cable tidy
* O ring hanging point to living room and both bedrooms
* Two removable organisers
* Double seamed zips on doors
* Secondary mesh to inner tent doors
* Pocket storage to bedroom
* Zipped rear gusseted vents to inner tents
* Additional valance/mudwall for extra protection



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