The Retreat 280 5 Person Module Tent is a home-away-from-home that can travel the countryside with you. It’s ideal for growing families, with two fully enclosed rooms and a spacious living space with roll-away divider to create additional gear storage space or a third room. This tent provides spacious comfort on camping holidays, with plenty of clever features, like a star-gazing window and solar-charging pocket.
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Measurements Sleeps 5 Doors 3 Vestibules 2 Overall Dimensions L 590cm x W 275cm
Composition Fly Fabric: 75D/185T Polyester Taffeta, flame retardant, UPF 50+ Water Repellent Treatment, PU coated Fly Rating 3000mm
Inner Fabric: 68D 185T Polyester with Water Repellent Finish
Groundsheet: 180gsm PE Tarpaulin, 100% Polyethylene Groundsheet Rating 2000mm
Camping gear and essentials to make your trip a breeze.
Rated 4 out of
Retreat 280Good size and good value in sale.
Material thin and one of the toggles holding fly bust with the first gust of wind. It comes with a spare but what a pain !
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 4 out of
Good tent, even better customer serviceWe bought this tent just over a year ago for our family of 4 - two adults and two small kids. It's well designed and feels pretty spacious inside, especially when you roll up the internal wall to make it just two rooms. It's pretty easy to pitch and I can take it down on my own.
We'd been on 4 or 5 weekend trips without problem, but recently we went camping with friends. The wind picked up one afternoon but as I'd pegged all the guy ropes out I thought we'd be fine. However, not so. The tent was in the firing line of the wind whistling down the valley (25kmh average with gusts up to 120kmh according to MetService) and the wind was hitting the front and side of the tent. The front pole was bending right down to the ground and the rest of the tent started doing the same. We scrambled all our stuff out of the tent and took it down, but 4 poles snapped during that time and the fly front door (red door) ripped a little along the seams. I guess we should have found a more sheltered site and pitched it with the back of the tent to the wind. Would probably have been fine if we'd done that.
A few days later I took it into Kathmandu and said that it the poles had broken and the fly ripped. The manager examined it and then gave me a new tent. I was expecting to pay for some repairs but wasn't about to argue. He even wheeled it to the car for me. So A+ for customer service!
Looking forward to camping in the new tent soon!
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 5 out of
Decent size tent that is easy to put up!Purchased this tent for my Husband and I for our summer holidays. Really easy to put up (Even in the rain the first time). This tent has lots of room and the ventilation in it is second to none! We camped in Rain, Wind and VERY hot weather and this thing didn't move. It withstood some pretty hairy Wellington Wind that ripped and broke other tents around us and ours was fine. (Note we opened windows to help combat the high winds.)
Campers were still able to sleep in the tent even during the heat of the day in full sun with the great star gazing panel and 5 windows/air flow vents around in the sleeping area. It stays cool and comfortable.
This tent will grow with us as we can put camp beds and/or bunks in for kids, but for the time being is enough for the two of us is we go camping for a weekend and just want space to sleep cook and have a table to play games. without tripping over things. If we are going with other families and require more space we attach the Compass Hub (sold separately) to our tent for extra room.
Plenty of pockets, hooks and places to put things in the tent, and to hang lights. great that both sides of the tent open up and poles can be used to create small canopy area.
Great tent and we couldn't be happier with our purchase. Would absolutely recommend this tent to anyone.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 4 out of
Far North fish stalker from
Too EasyWe brought tent last month and we have been out every weekend so far. The weather has been mild so havent tested wind or rain quality yet but we are very happy with it so far. Its easy to put up with two people and I was able to pack away by myself without any
hassles. We are really happy with the amount of space and the three doors help keep the tent cool during the day. Is a little cool at night but during the summer this is great. We are very pleased with purchase
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic family tentWe are highly impressed with this tent. Easy to erect and pack up. Perfect size for our family of 3. Lots of useful features within the tent. Love the star gazer window. We're rapt with our purchase.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 1 out of
Marty Mctentfly from
Replaced then refundedI bought the Retreat 280 2 years ago. The first time we used it, it leaked in the bedroom compartment just with a heavy dew. No rain. We never could find where the leak was coming from but suspect it was the star gazing window. I woke up with my waterproof phone in a puddle of water. We had it replaced no questions asked. Unfortunately the replacement tent had faults with the zips. The inner door to the bedroom had its zipper tag sewn in to a seam and had to be cut to open the bedroom. Also one of the main side doors had its zipper sewn through the teeth meaning the door zip couldn't be opened. This meant the side door could not be used. The seams on the zip had also been poorly trimmed. We returned the tent for our money back. Again with no fuss.
Great return policy and friendly customer service staff but poor Quality of the tents.
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 3 out of
Good, but not great.The tent was purchased as a last minute decision, so I my research prior to purchase was limited to to; do you have one in stock?
The tent has been only a 5 night trip and the benefits and weaknesses are pretty obvious;
- not great in extended rain, as the fly droops down in key areas which allows for contact with the inner. This contact results in leaky areas. There are other areas of the tent where fly/inner contact is unavoidable.
- the side entrances contain additional material designed to prevent water ingress. HowEver these flaps are easily and frequently caught in the zipper. This alone warrants a deduction of two stars.
- the inside is actually only comprised of ‘two’ spaces, not three as suggested by the packaging as The second sleeping area is only partially isolated from the central area. This means you will struggle to avoid insects invading the second sleeping zone. Beware; this means it is technically a ‘two room’ tent.
- the asymmetric design is of not a useful feature.
- not too complicated to assemble or pack down (but also not the easiest).
- it looks nice.
- if you ignore the problems it is an enjoyable tent (but tents have no reason to have problems!).
The summary; with proper research I would not have purchased this tent.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5 out of
Camper 2019 from
Great tentCan't wait to uses this tent all thu the summer of 2018-2019 lots of upcoming fun to be had