Updated 16 Dec 2016

Kiwi Camping

Takahe 6

Snapshot: The Kiwi Camping Takahe 6 is a 6-person tent that weighs 23.5kg. Will it let you carry on camping?

Takahe 6
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

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Test results

Overall score
81
Usability
?/10
Ease of assembly
?/10
Rain resistance
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent to use.
  • Excellent resistance to rain.
  • OK to assemble.
  • Instructions sewn into the bag.
  • Materials look and feel strong and durable.
  • Has two separate bedrooms.

But

  • Slow to put up (40 minutes) and take down (30 minutes).
  • Heavy.

How we test

Overall score is calculated from:

  • Usability (70%) – assessing the size and configuration of sleeping and living spaces, vestibules and storage, door configuration and access, windows and venting options.
  • Ease of assembly (30%) – assessing the time it takes to put the tent up and take it down again, the weight and ease of carrying the packed tent, pitching instructions, and quality of poles, pegs and guy points.

We also put the tents through a rain test, either natural or created with hoses. We look for water entering into storage, living and sleeping areas. This score is not used in the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$899
Capacity (claimed)
6

Specifications

Sleeping area L x W x H (m)
5.2 x 3.6 x 1.7
Door H x W (m)
-
Vestibule L x W x H (m)
2.6 x 1.9 x 2
Weight (kg)
23.5

Features

Doors
2
Windows
2
Internal pockets
-
Hanging hooks/rings
-

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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