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Tent Reviews: Wynnster Phoenix 6

Tent and Awning Reviews Index  >  Wynnster  >  Phoenix 6 Reviews

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6  (more 6 berth tents)
27.30 KG
340.00
2
Bathtub
Fly first
Average User Rating:
9.22/10 from 9 reviews

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9 Reviews of the Phoenix 6

By: NeonKoala64family  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought one second hand.OMG what an amazing tent. Easy to pitch, so spacious. Agree with second person holding up crossover poles whilst getting poles into eyelets. Love the huge netted doors either side, and the windows that open. Bring the outdoors in with the massive opening door too.

The instructions stitched into the bag are very clear and informative.
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By: Popster  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We own the Phoenix 6. We have used it on three occasions and have been extremely pleased with it. The living area is spacious and comfortable, (at one time we had 14 people sat around 2 tables). The sleeping areas are comfortable. The side doors and mesh are very useful for airing the tent without exposing all of the inside.

We have used it recently in strong winds and the tent was quite secure. We are very pleased with this tent.
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By: Virtual camper  Reason: I've seen one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I purchased a second hand Phoenix 6 from a camping shop, after being told it had been used once in the bad weather of 2008. Well the damage was amazing, I own the previous model the Pegasus and we had been thinking of 'upgrading' to this later model with SIG. Now we are not so sure and will be keeping our older version the Pegasus 6. Why? you ask, well let me tell you.

1) Firstly the damage was due to a couple of things, possibly bad/poor erection as this was the previous owners first camp I am told, but also because Wynnster have moved the points to which the guy ropes are attached lower down and on to the clips that attach to the poles, three of these had been pulled out of the stitching.

2) The SIG means that the front door has a 'step' over which you must step, this is incredibly high, at least 25 cm, certainly higher than that of an Outwell Montana 6 which I have seen. My wife was sure she would at some point in the future trip over the door while carry some food or a drink.

3) The sleeping pods are shown on the packet as being a 4 and 2 with the four berth pod split into a 1 and 3, this is in fact more like 2/2. It also means that this pod has two doors and thus if you unzip the dividing wall to use the pod as one large 4 berth pod, as like the Pegasus, you are still left with the two door and thus a dividing section through the middle of that wall of the pod. So if you want a 2/2/2 split it's okay, but if like us you want to use the large pod for yourselves (the Parents) and put a single (or two) child(ren) in the smaller pod then it's not so clever.

Otherwise it's just like the Pegasus, we put up one of each i.E. 2 tents is around 70 minutes. So 35 minutes to get the basic structure of the tent into shape, then it needed fully pegging out and the pods putting in.

Needless to say that with all of the damage, including a tear we are getting our money back and sticking with the older Wynnster Pegasus 6!
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By: Monkey32  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought this tent last year for 170 from United British caravans - Newcastle. Used this tent 4 times since buying it earlier last year, great tent, good value for money & easy enough to pitch for me & my 11 year old son. (it must be easy as he hasn't whined once putting this one up -& he always finds something to moan about when putting a tent up!)

Had an awful few days of torrential rain & wind at Kielder last year & it stood firm & was easily up to the task whatever the weather threw at it.

Pleanty of space inside & very comfortably sleeps 6 & will do more if you don't mind being close.

This is now my 5th tent in as many years as I often get the urge to buy a new tent, but I think if I was to buy another tent then I would be buying the same again.

As I said easy to put up, easy to maintain, strong & sturdy & very easy to pack away. Do yourself a favour buy this tent & you won't look back!
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By: Elenitsa  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Easy to pitch, although I did have to rugby tackle it in very windy weather! Held up very well in the Lakes at Easter to strong winds, has been rained on twice with no ill effects. Spacious enough to retreat to when it was bitterly cold at Easter. Absolutely love this tent!
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By: Madrosie04  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We bought this tent for the absolute bargain price of 139 + postage - we had seen it on other sites for 249 and more!

We used it for the first time this weekend, had no problems erecting it and were so impressed when it was up. It is so spacious and comfortable and also looks really good too.

We haven't used it in windy or wet weather yet so can't judge it in those conditions yet.

We are so looking forward to lots of happy camping in our lovely new tent and are extremely pleased with our purchase.
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By: Grahamk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

This was a bit of an impulse buy. My wife and I actually bought a Sunncamp tent, without giving any thought to it's size (nearly 8 metres square footprint!), only to discover most of our favourite or preferred sites had 6m x 6m limits. Fortunately the very nice salesman took it back with no hesitation and recommended the Phoenix 6, albeit a 2007 model, at 229. We took it straight on holiday, no preparation, checking contents, or even pre-reading the instructions. Pitching was straightforward, and not difficult. I agree with our fellow reviewer that it's a bit easier if one of you gets inside to push it up. We pitched it facing out to sea at Chesil beach. (Sea Barn Farm). That evening we had an almighty storm. The rain was horizontal, the wind bought large branches down and blew waste bins all over the place. I didn't sleep because of the severity of the gales, and several times had to fight my way outside to check the guy ropes. I was convinced the tent would be ripped apart, and we would be paragliding down Chesil beach. It held out superbly! Come morning we had a few drops of water and a very small (eggcup full) amount of water in the corner of the sewn in g/sheet. When you consider the force and amount of horizontal rain that was thrown at it, this to me was amazing.The wind and rain continued for two more nights, further testing the weather resistance to the full. No more water found its way in. We are more than happy with our purchase. It is roomy, airy, cosy in the bedrooms, easy to put up and take down, especially considering its size. Make no mistake, this is still a big tent, with a huge lounge area and great front window. We didn't, but will, purchase both the footprint g/sheet and the carpet as soon as we can. One word of advice, pitch it tail end into the wind(if you can, it was calm when we pitched up, all hell broke out later), as the front porch acts like a giant windsock and catches all the winds force.
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By: Mary and justin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We have just purchased a Phoenix 6 and have returned from our 1st holiday(sunny dry weekend) with it in Dorset.

We bought it online for 180 (!) from awnings direct. Brilliant price/deal.

It is very impressive, easy to put up/take down, no arguments! 35 mins at first attempt.

We found it easier for my husband to stand inside and hold up the main poles whilst I fitted them into the eyelets. Think this may be the easiest way of erecting the tent.

Head height is excellent(2m) in living space. Enough room for atleast 8 people to sit in with tables as well.

It has a fully sewn in groundsheet throughout.

Lots of handy storage pockets.

There are 3 bedrooms, one bedroom can be made larger by unzipping the adjoining single bedroom. We used the other spare bedroom for storing our clothes etc.

There are 3 large doors, two either side which can be open with just the fly mesh screen and one huge door at the front with no mesh.

It is very light with a roof skylight and large side widows either side of the huge front door, 2 other smaller windows on the side, which can also be zipped open for even more air.

We also bought the matching carpet and 6 pole windbreak, which all looks very good together.

We felt very proud of our tent and had lots of positive/jealous comments from our friends.

We would give it 10/10 but haven't experienced it in poor weather yet.Even though it looks like it will be fine. Will let you know when we do experience the real 'great' British weather!

I spent a good few months looking for the perfect tent and I really do believe/hope this is it.
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By: Ayrsrock  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We own the Phoenix 4, brilliant tent just been to Scotland for a week and it survived all wind and rain that could have been thrown at it. My only complaint is that it could do with more points to secure the ground sheet, on a particularly windy night at Ullapool the wind was lifting the groundsheet off the floor. We ended up putting stones around the edge to prevent it but otherwise its great.
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Manufacturer's Description

The Phoenix 6 offers 2 / 3 bedrooms. The 2 person bedrooms in these tents are large enough to accomodate a standard sized double airbed.
# The tent pitches Flysheet first and should take two people 25 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 sewn in and is fire retardant, durable polyethylene.
# The main pegging points have been reinforced with several layers of fabric and strong bar tack stitching to provide maximum strength.
# This tent is also Guy Line Tidy. Elastic loops are attached to the tent so that the guy lines can be quickly and conveniently tidied.
# The tent also offers secondary mesh doors, this is a very fine mesh panel behind an entrance door that when used on its own allows light and air into the living space whilst keeping out those unwanted insects.
# Optional extras include footprint ground sheets.

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