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Retreat 280 5 Person Module Tent

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Retreat 280 5 Person Module Tent is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37.
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Quick Overview

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. Need a tent and gear spray to keep your tent water repellent?

Sleeps 5
Doors 3
Vestibules 2
Overall Dimensions L 590cm x W 275cm

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

Poles: 11mm-12.7mm Fibreglass

Weight 24.3kg

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  • Waterproof seam-sealed flysheet
  • Durable fibreglass poles
  • Breathable inner with water-repellent treatment
  • Ventus cooling system: controllable internal vents
  • Star-gazing window
  • Solar charging ceiling pocket
  • Zoned lighting areas: darkened inner rooms and lightened living spaces
  • Unique structure maximises the amount of interior space and head-room
  • Front and side awning doors can be poled out to create a porch area
  • Quick-zip U windows
  • Insect proof mesh vents, doors and windows
  • Magnetic lighting compatible (magnetic lights sold separately)
  • Lantern hooks with cord keepers
  • Integrated storage pockets
  • Reflective detail and guy ropes help guide you home at night
  • Compass Hub shelter compatible (sold separately)
  • Configure Wing shelter compatible (sold separately)
  • Includes repair kit

Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can’t fit bunks We just got two of these. One for the adults to sleep in and one for the kids, both to come off a compass hub. Set all three up, then went to put beds in. Due to the narrowing of the sleeping compartment the Kathmandu kids bunks can’t fit down one side, leaving room for bags of clothes etc (which was our plan). In the adults sleeping compartment (in the other tent) we had two camp stretches. Again due to the narrowing of the room the beds are at a weird angle leaving not much room for anything else. In hindsight when we saw this tent set up in store it had a double blow up bed in it. Kids bunks are now put out as single beds.. If you like this tent try out the beds you want to go in it first. It’s better to be disappointed in store than out camping. Love how it fits so well into the Compass hub!!!! I also like the fully enclosed floor which gives lots of space for things to be stored. On the above two reasons I would recommend it however based on the actual sleeping space I wouldn’t recommend.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tent split After a day of camping our tent split at one of the exits
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Consider where you intend to use this Purchased this tent a year ago and have had a few really good trips in it car camping. We are based in the South Island and although the tent excels on the hot days, with multiple ways to vent and open up the tent, the sleeping area is completely mesh apart from the door so if you sleep with your head away from the door you can feel the draft, or the wind if it is hitting the tent from that direction and coming under the fly. This makes it great for sleeping-in in the mornings, but I had to sleep with extra layers and a hat on which wasn’t what I expected during peak summer. All doors open straight into the tent so during heavy rain you have to choose an area that gets completely wet. That was fine for two of us and a dog, but seems poor design and if the tent was used by a family would be annoying. The doors are tight and strain when you zip them up, which may lead to wear from stress over time. It is a great roomy tent for us as we will dominantly use it as two people with extra storage space. Next time I will try sleeping with my head against the door.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this tent Into our second season of camping with 2 adults, 3 kids. Tent is easy to erect, spacious and comfortable Lots of useful pockets and features. Secure in strong winds. Added the Retreat Day Shelter this year which gives extra space for cooking, dining, and keeping out of the sun. Love our combo!!
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Retreat 280 Good 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 5 by from Good tent, even better customer service We 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 5 by from 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 5 by from Too Easy We 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
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