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Tent Reviews: Wynnster Curlew 6

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Bedroom inners:
Living area groundsheet:
Pitching Style:
6  (more 6 berth tents)
14.50 KG
Fully Sewn-in
Fly first
Average User Rating:
7.71/10 from 7 reviews

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7 Reviews of the Curlew 6

By: Sarah_lou99  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Brilliant tent, have just got back from a week in it in Pembrokeshire, on a windy hillside campsite and it was excellent. Great arrangement with the 2 man tent optional as the ground sheet extends from the 4 man tent across the remainder of the inside of the tent. There were only 2 of us in the tent, which meant there was enough room for us if it was a wet day, but it was still a little cramped with all our camping gear.

Negatives: The door design does allow rain to drip in when you open it (could be solved with an add on porch) I wouldn't want to use it for anymore than 2 people if this was the only tent you had as there is not a lot of space once the 2man tent is up.

Overall I love this tent for 2 people, but wouldn't use it for any more than this.
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By: Cc_syorks  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I visited a local camping supplier who had a number of tents on display. Was taken with the ability to walk in and stand up, without being an old fashioned frame tent.

When it came to putting the tent up The size of the thing hit me, taking up most of the garden. With two of us it went up relatively easily, though the sleeve for the poles is too tight, it is difficult as each of the metal sleeves had to be fed through the joints.

First use in anger, 4 nights, tent went up in 20mins and had no leaking through a night of torrential rain and strong winds. Took the tent down in heavy rain - beware how much water traps in - car was practically flooded.

Got it home and put it up on my own to dry out.

Next use was on a windy sloping site, managed to break 7 poles. Very disappointed with them as the fibres all run in one direction, no cross bonding for strength - which I note that Wynnster do on the spares!

There are two purpose built holes with drawstrings built into the groundsheet, which negates its watertightness when faced with a monsoon type down poor.

The Curlew was an upgrade from an old Vango 2 man dome. Features I hadn't thought of where the lack of a fly screen to the side doors (present on the sleeping quarters). When the side doors where opened during heavy rain, the water just runs straight in off the pole supports and into the tent, no option for a diversionary cover.

Reading the reviews on here and on line I thought I was onto a winner - would rather have my 2 man vango
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By: Alitimforman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Brought this tent last year Easter weekend 08. We have used the tent all last year and it kept us very dry and never moved even with the horrible weather we had last year. We have now brought a sun porch to add to this tent but this is not a wynnster one as they do not have a porch they only have day tents. So now it is complete would definitely recommend this tent. We use it with our dog (2 pax) and there is plenty of room
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By: Ron spark  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Love this tent,loads of room for the 2 of us. We also cook in it only negative comment would be it lacks a porch and the window could be bigger,on a positive note stands up to all weathers especially strong winds really well. Would definitely recommend this tent
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By: Norfolkngood  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We bought this tent last year and used for a long weekend in Norfolk, it rained when we packed it away so had to re-erect the tent in our garden as soon as we arrived home (less then 2 hours drive), left the tent erected for another 3 days until rain ceased and tent had dried out - it was then immediately apparent that the steel ferrules were beginning to rust, we contacted the manufacturer but received no proper response, (we were not claiming any refund but only trying to alert their designers of the potential flaw) - I consider this to be very poor customer service!

We've just returned from a week's camping in Derbyshire, 2 adults and a 7yr old. Rained ~50% of the week, ferrules rusting further and now staining the tent fabric, incidentally the tent fabric which guide the poles is now fading. We found the tent to be very cramped for the 3 of us during the time we needed to remain inside the tent because of the rain and also during the evenings. We did not consider the tent suitable for cooking inside. On the 2nd day we noticed drops of rain dripping from the zip at the top of both doors N.B. - we only used one of the doors whilst the other remained zipped up and blocked off, so this indicates that the leakage was due to design fault rather than constant usage. The tent doors are designed with a natural curve and as the door is unzipped the door naturally falls inwards which allows rain to enter the tent. There will obviously be differences of opinion as to the requirements of 'windows' - this tent has 2 small windows to allow light in but because they are located high up they are therefore not practicable for looking out of. Ideally requires 2 people to erect the tent, one person required inside to lift the flysheet whilst the 2 main poles are fixed in place. On a positive note the tent admirably withstood gale force winds. Maybe we expected too much of this class of tent.?, anyway, we now plan to replace the curlew with a bigger tent.
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By: Triptastic  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

FAB tent - really flexible. First night up it blew a Force 7 - tent didn't move! We bought it so I can go camping with our 7 year old triplets on my own in the summer. I can put the tent up with no help in about 30 mins. If hubby comes too, its 10 mins. Spent 9 days in a row last year plus weekends - 20 plus nights- still great.
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By: Stumpjumper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

Fantastic tent that we bought to use while camping at windy race tracks most weekends. It is very easy to put up and can be done singlehanded, you can leave the inners attached to save even more time. The overall quality of the tent is excellent and we've never had any leaks even in the worst weather. The only down side is the standard fibreglass poles can be prone to splitting, however we are a lot harder on our tents than the average leisure camper.
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Manufacturer's Description

This interestingly designed, 6 berth, semi-geodesic dome tent is easy to pitch and comes with a sewn in groundsheet.

The Wynnster Curlew 6 is a versatile and robust weekender tent that offers excellent headroom.

The Curlew 6 provides two bedrooms. The bedrooms in these tents are large enough to accomodate a standard sized double airbed
# The tent pitches Flysheet first and should take two people 15 mins to pitch.
# All fabrics used in for the flysheet, sleeping compartments and groundsheets have been given a Fire Retardant treatment, which in the event of an emergency will allow significantly more time to escape.
# The complete interior of the tent (the communal space and bedrooms) has the benefit of an integral, bathtub style groundsheet and secondary mesh doors, which will effectively keep this space free from insects and draughts.
# Each Wynnster tent is supplied with a repair kit and they include an emergency pole repair sleeve, fabric cuttings, seam sealer, guy line, peg point elastic and various clips.
# The taped seams are heat sealed with a polyurethane tape to ensure complete waterproof protection.
# The colour coded system incorporates colour coded poles and pole sleeves, groundsheet clips points, plus colour coded bedroom hanging points, this reduces assembly time by highlighting the correct place for each part.
# The poles are superflex fibreglass with new colour coded system.
# The groundsheet is fire retardant, durable polyethylene.

The twin doors are ideal for flexible access in all weather conditions.

Sleeps: 6
Doors: 2
Weight: 14.50kgs
Width: 250cm
Length: 500cm
Height: 200cm
Waterproofing (HH): 2000mm
Colours: Dark Green / Mint Green
Roll Up Windows:

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