Kookaburra 3 person Breeze Dome

Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006 at 20:49
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No respose to my initial post (postID 33799) so I'll try a different tact.

Initial post read:

"Does anyone out there own a KOOKABURRA 3 person Breeze Dome Tent?

The sales info says it's floor dimensions are 220cm x 180cm.

If anyone owns one would they mind running a tape measure over it and letting us know if these are the inside dimensions or the outside (fly) dimensions?

Just want to make sure cause I'm a tall bugger"

Does no response mean noone out there owns one? If so is this because they have been tried and are not liked?

We travel through the centre and up north a fair bit and are looking to replace our now dead tent with one that "breaths". These tents seemed ok - all mozzie screen inner. We'll be buying it over the internet so will be buying it unseen. And yes I have emailed a couple of suppliers to ask the above and have got no response so I thought I'd try you guys & gals.

Any comments?

Cheers

Dodgin
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 21:42

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 21:42
Hi Dodgin

Feel sorry for you so I will reply. No I don't have a Kookaburra and don't know anyone who does. However I reckon the floor dimensions quoted will be inside the inner tent - they usually are.

A rule of thumb that we have found works with these things is that a 4 person tent is about right for a bit of comfort for two oldies, and gives you space to put your gear inside. I cannot remember (nor find the receipt for) ours, which we have had for about 5 years. We got it from Boots Camping, and it has an extra 2 pole arches to give extra strength in storms etc. Has been handy. They called it a "GEO" model in 2001.

We have been into Kookaburra in Sydney a few times over the years, but always ended up buying from Boots - suggest that you have a look at their web site before you decide. Site Link will put you on to their tent range.

Good luck
Max

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Follow Up By: Dodgin & Weavin - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 19:54

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 19:54
Thanks for your thoughts Max.

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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, May 15, 2006 at 22:57

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 22:57
Agree with the idea that a 3 man tent is small for two. PS... 'tack' as in sailing.

Cheers :0]]
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Follow Up By: Dodgin & Weavin - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:00

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:00
Thanks for your thorts, whoops - thoughts, Royce. LOL
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Reply By: traveller2 - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 08:17

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 08:17
I would give serious thought to buying a centre pole tent, much easier to put up, 4 pegs one pole,more space, oldies can stand up to dress, minimal condensation as the canvas breathes.
We bought the son one of the Oztrail ones, 9x9 was around $250 from memory and seems quite well made for the price.
We've also got a 4 person dome which is really only big enough for two with clothes bags, while the inner breathes the fly doesn't and in wet weather it's a sauna, the kids will no longer use it but borrow the son's centre pole tent.
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Follow Up By: Dodgin & Weavin - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:01

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:01
Thanks traveller2
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Follow Up By: Nav 8 - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:11

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:11
Yep, second that, centrepole tent, would not bother with anything else they are so quick to to put up with plenty of room. You can also get the next size up better still for only about another $60.,,,,,Nav.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:06
Hmmm, the wife and I have used a Brumby 6 dome tent for the last few years and its just the right size. Its a 6 person.
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