Great Tent. Fantastic service as well
Have only used once but is very solid and well thought out. Parts are simple and robust, unlike another pop up type tent that we borrowed from friends. Had a problem with the bag. It had a faulty seam. It was replaced with no hassle by Outdoor Connection. Purchased through Snowys who were also great.
Takes a bit longer to pitch than a pop up and you have to be quite tall to connect the top poles or use a small step (although maybe we can improve our pitching technique). However I think that is worth it for the added robustness.
Great tent, good quality. Needs time to put up.
I bought this tent a few years ago when it was highly recommended by Choice Magazine. We have only used it on a few trips, but it has not disappointed us. It is a really well- made, good-quality Australian tent. It is relatively compact when packed, yet roomy when pitched. Two rooms plus an awning/vestibule (which can be walled in with optional side walls btw) provide enough space for a small family. We would have a parents room, a kids room, and a living space.
My only criticism for this tent is the time it takes to put up and take down. At l...east 30 minutes at each end. Forget about pitching it in the dark if you arrive late. Inconvenient for touring, but, if you stay at a camp-site for several days, that should not be an issue. They are supposed to be quite water-proof according to the Choice test, we have not tested it in a storm, but I am sure it will keep you dry. Large windows will provide ventilation even in Queensland. Totally enough headroom for tall people. We had no problems with bugs inside. Recommended for camping, not so much for touring.
Purchased in June 2016 for A$500.00.
Perfect for 2
As first time campers we were a little apprehensive setting up but found it fairly easy (the online video really helped). Had rain and wind first night but tent stayed completely dry inside and it withstood the windy conditions with no issues. Had no problems with mozzies or insects getting inside. We are very impressed with
quality and would highly recommend this, particularly to a couple, perhaps if more than 2 people id have gone with the 3 room version. We are getting the optional front side panels for our next trip to give us additional area we can set up a table outside with protection from wind. Cant fault this tent for newbies to camping
Love this tent!
We were camping virgins until a few weeks ago when we took our Bedarra tent to Kakadu. As apartment dwellers we didn't perform the regulation pre set-up and I'd say it took about an hour. It was still easy (the outdoor connection videos help a lot!) but we think we could halve the time next time particularly if we get a second mallet so we can both be on peg duty. We purchased the additional awning which was brilliant and very easy to attach with strong Velcro. It rained one night and both the tent and the awning connection didn't leak. We have...purchased an extra awning and poles so we can extend the footprint of the outdoor "living" area next time. We also purchased extra poles so we can take advantage of converting all the side flaps to awnings. You wouldn't want to put too many people in it though, the rear section was really spacious for two but I wouldn't want an extra adult in there. We used the front room for storage and the mesh room divider kept the mozzies out of the "bedroom". I found myself lying in bed in the morning admiring the internal architecture of this tent. The side flaps at the base of the rear room allow flow though breeze and privacy while you sleep. And it really does fit in the bag when you pack it all up. We are really attached to this tent already and planning our next camping trip.
For us it's perfect. As a couple, it has a large bedroom that takes a double inflatable mattress with plenty of room for bags and access around it. You could put another 2 singles in for the kids if needed. If you only camp in summer the living room will sleep 3 kids comfortably, tho if you have kids and go winter camping, go for the 3 room model.
The bedroom has solid inner fabric so doesn't let the cold in, yet has massive vents and windows to open up to create a breeze on those hot nights. It also has it's own large door for easy access / ...
Fantastic features and high quality tent
I spent a long time looking for a tent. I read a large number of reviews, but it was the Outdoor Connection tents that rated the best for water protection. I also liked the fact I could stand up completely in this tent (I'm 5' 11").
This proved to be the most invaluable feature to consider, given the first camping trip taken in it, ended up being a weekend of torrential downpours. The tent stayed dry...in fact our friends ended up ditching their tent and spent the night in the second room of the Bedarra.
I highly recommend this tent for a couple looking for some extra space with high quality fabrics and features and a high water proof rating
It's on the pricey side...but you get what you pay for.and this is good quality
Questions & Answers
What is the weight of the poles if they are in a separate bag? Rottnest ferries have a per bag weight limit of 20 to 22kg... which means the Brampton and Bedarra are too heavy unless we put the poles in separate bags.
Sorry I have no way of weighing poles. You might be better to direct this question to an outlet such as Snowy’s which is where I purchased my tent from. They are very helpful and answer very quickly. Find the Bedarra tent on their website and ask directly from there. You never know, someone may have already asked this question and you’ll find the answer.
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