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Tent Reviews: Wynnster Corvus 8

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8  (more 8 berth tents)
39.00 KG
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8.43/10 from 7 reviews

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7 Reviews of the Corvus 8

By: Diwrnod  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

We got this tent because my husband was fed up of getting a bad back from bending down all the time as it ALWAYS rains when we go camping. For this the tent is fantastic. Tonnes of room (especially for four) and we have camped with another couple with a far smaller tent and all used ours as a joint eating/meeting place.

We have also had it up in downpours, thunder and lightening and its done a fab job of keeping us dry!

Only down sides are

1 - boy it weighs a ton!

2 - you need a bloody big boot

3 - those deadly guy ropes.

4 - hard to hang up the inner tent if you are only five foot like me, as I cant reach. Luckily hubby is taller.

Otherwise a really great tent
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By: Janntana  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

This tent is a real weather buster!

We have done several weeks and long weekends in it and it has stood up to the worst weather that I have ever been camping in!

Constant rain, passed with flying colours.

Hurricane winds, tail end of a typhoon that clicked the UK this year, passed with flying colours.

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

Used for the first time in France this August. Great tent, easy to put up in about 20 minutes with 2 people (even easier with 5!). Plenty of sleeping room for 6, wouldn't want to try and fit 8 in the bedrooms though. Loads of space in the living room for a table, chairs and all the other paraphernalia that goes with camping.

We set up our kitchen under the front canopy which worked well, still plenty of space to walk through the front door with it all at one side. Had lots of comments on how good it looked and had to agree.

Lots of versatility with the side doors, one with a canopy but we only used a side door when we were unloading and loading stuff into the tent, just used the front door.

Guy ropes are black, which is obviously not liked by some but as we weren't wandering around the tent in the dark didn't bother us and there's enough of them that had there been someone lurking round the tent they would have been tripped up, alerting us easily! May however change the ones at the very front to luminous ones for next season.

It is a heavy tent, with the metal poles and does take up a lot of room in the car. Comes with a good oversized bag with plenty of room to get the tent back in the bag on the way home. Very pleased with it, lovely quality.
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By: Tallgirl  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We love our Corvus 8! We have camped with this one now for three years and are very pleased we bought it (especially as it was going for 135 at the end of the season).

Plenty of space inside, even with 2 small people and all their stuff, toys, pushchair etc. We even managed a hanging shelves arrangement this year to keep things out of reach. We've also had a dozen or more people sitting in it (without the bedrooms up) when it was pouring down and we were trying to strike camp - made me think it would make a great dining tent!

Straightforward to put up, only needs 2 people for the actual getting-the-poles-upright bit, then I can leave hubby to it and watch the kids.

Fantastic headroom all over including in bedrooms - I'm 6'2' so this is important to me! Equally important is the length of the bedrooms, again in this tent quite generous (I hate my feet hanging out the door).

Only 2 downsides:

1) those wretched guy ropes - they really should be flourescent. We have ended up hanging glowsticks on them which actually looks quite nice! Really must get around to changing them.

2) the vent covers on the top have come off where they are attached to the frame/flysheet, usually the bungee bits have broken. Not a major problem - we just tied them off with a bit of spare guy rope which seems to be working fine.

We prefer it without a SIG as we wheel the pushchair right in, and with the kids in and out there is no way they'd be taking wellies on and off. We just treat the living area as a half way house, dry but potentially damp floor, but as it is so big the inner areas stay dry and clean.

Overall an excellent tent, and one we hope will last us many more years.
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By: Blue Lagoon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

It's a monster! We've got pitching down to 40 minutes with my skill (I read the instructions!) and my husband's muscle, and that was in a strong wind.

We've only used it 3 times, and it's our first family tent, but so far the things we've found are:

- yes, whatever you do, buy fluorescent guy ropes!

- you could actually park a car in it

- it takes up 1/3 of the boot space of a Cavalier, so with a family of 5 you definitely need a topbox

- for 5 people it's really roomy; in poor weather you can easily seat 2 families in the living area for stories/drinks/games

It's nicely weather-proof, with the 'bathtub' groundsheets in the bedrooms, but the difficulty with the full size groundsheet is that you have to make sure you haven't fully tightened the guy-ropes/pegs first or the groundsheet's elasticated hooks won't reach, and that the rain can seep in a little. We've not had to test it in a downpour. Also, make sure you have the hole for the bedrooms' securing peg at the bedroom end of the tent, or you have a very large groundsheet to try to turn around!

We are fair-weather campers, and comfort comes first, hence the choice of a large tent. We got it for 150 and it does what it says on the tin - for us, a real bargain. But I'm looking to replace it this year or next with something less bulky and easier to pitch -with a built-in groundsheet.
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By: KERRY50  Reason: Other  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We have this tent in 6 berth is still really big tent

Loads of people comment on how nice it looks. Does take

Time to put up we found ground sheet not quite big enough are going to buy guy lines that really light up in the dark. We had quite a lot of people fall over them . Lying in bed listening to some of the comments of people doing somersaults on the grass then shouting sorry??? was quite amusing. Have now got bigger ground sheet so hopefully no more water seeping under tent really like this tent
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By: Adrianw  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Big tent but has a relatively small footprint for such a lot of space and headroom.

It's a big tunnel tent with 4 pre-curved steel pole arches. It isn't easy to pitch but it's not that bad either - just time consuming. Sometimes getting the poles in the webbing can be an effort.

Over time the steel poles have bent a bit, not sure why.

Once it's up you get two big bedrooms. Whilst you can just use one bedroom they rely on each other a bit to hang straight.

Groundsheet is full length and the bedrooms have a built in bathtub so the bedrooms get two layers of groundsheet. Only pain is that the inside of the fly sits on the ground as you pitch, so gets muddy if the ground is muddy.

Loads of space inside. I'll mention the headroom again. 3 doors, 2 at the sides (one with storm flaps) and the big one at the front. Comes with porch poles and a zip off porch independent of the front door. Loads of windows and big ventilation areas in the roof. Lots of other nice touches like tie backs for the windows and hanging loops for lanterns

Gaps between the front door and the ground can cause leaks in heavy rain if not pitched correctly.

Watch out for the black guy-lines in the dark!
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Manufacturer's Description

The Wynnster Corvus 8 is a spacious and practical tunnel tent. It benefits from excellent headroom in both the living area and the two sleeping compartments.

An excellent family or group tent that is strong and easy to pitch. The Corvus 8 pitches flysheet first making it easy to assemble. There are draught guards around the living area for ventilation control and increased comfort.

The tent also benefits from large PVC windows with covers in the bedrooms and living space so that you can watch the world go by and allow light in but maintain your privacy. The three large doors, one with a zip in wind break, are ideal for flexible access into the tent.

The Corvus 8 comes complete with a large zip-off canopy to sit over the main or front entrance providing shelter for dining or relaxing.

The Wynnster Corvus 8 is also available as a 6 berth version.

The packed size in 2 cartons is approximately 75x42x41cm 110x18x25cm

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