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Takahe 6 Family Tent

RRP $899.00


Great weekend away family tent, with a bedroom on either side of living area and the ability to veranda out either side for extra shade.

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  • Take a quick walk through the Takahe 6

The basics – Takahe 6

  • 75D, 185T polyester fly and breathable inner with heavy duty PE floor
  • 3 Rooms: Two bedrooms + central living area
  • 2 Entrances: Main double entrance + rear double entrance, both with winged doors
  • 5000mm double-coated aqua rating with fire retardant and SPF50 UV coating
  • 2 Windows: Both have 'no-see-um' mesh, privacy screens or clear PVC storm flaps
  • Skylight roof panels
  • 360° inner doors with pockets for neat storage
  • 2 air ventilation ports
  • Bug screened fold away doors
  • Accessory pockets and power cord entry
  • Colour coded frame for easy assembly
  • New darker inner giving you cooler internal temperatures and a darker room
3 year warranty
Takahe 6 Family Tent plan view Takahe 6 Family Tent cross section view
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  • 5000mm aqua rated The waterproofness of polyester is rated in mm which refers to water column height in millimetres. This fabric will withstand a 5000mm column of water for more than one minute before a single drop might appear through the fabric. The thicker the coating the longer the aqua rating lasts so Kiwi Camping double-coat our polyester, meaning our aqua rating is the minimum waterproofness, rather than the maximum.
  • Peg mallet included For your convenience, we’ve included a peg mallet with this tent! This is designed with a rubber head that won’t damage your pegs. We’ve got you covered!
  • 75 denier fabric Strong, durable 75D polyester with a polyurethane (PU) waterproof coating. This fabric has superior tensile strength and is 8 times more durable than nylon. Our 75D fabric won’t stretch or sag when wet like other materials do and is a heavier quality than comparable fabrics.
  • Seam sealed The seams of your dome tent or shelter are the most vulnerable for water leakage. We use a custom-developed method of heat-sealing tape over the seams to maintain waterproofing, resulting in maximum protection against the elements at all points.
  • Twin stitched seams Lap felled seam construction (doubling seams around on each other) with twin stitching ensures maximum strength around the seams of your canvas tent.
  • UV protection For added safety and comfort the fabric has UPF 50+UV protection.
  • Fire retardant The fabric has also been treated with a fire retardant solution. Even with this protection, ensure you take particular care around heat and flames. Avoid using open flame, heating or cooking appliances in or around your tent.
  • Heavy-duty PE floor Heavy-duty PE fabric is used to withstand foot traffic for many years.
  • Fibreglass poles Our StructureFlex fibreglass poles are the largest diameter possible, relative to the size of the tent. This ensures you get maximum strength at minimum weight. They are also coloured to match the coloured pole sleeves.
  • Airflow system In NZ the temperature variance from day to night can be extreme. With this in mind we include vents that are positioned to provide the greatest air flow through the tent during the day. At night they can be closed to contain valuable warmth.
  • Power mesh pole sleeves Power mesh pole sleeves make it easier to feed the poles through. If you were to cause a rip in the material it will not tear like a polyester pole sleeve, meaning you can continue to use your tent!
  • Pin and ring pole attachment Quick and easy pole assembly and dismantling system.
  • Guy rope attachment This guy rope attachment spreads the tension evenly and pulls from the frame giving more support.
  • Quality zips, ropes and poles All our tents use heavy-duty coil zips, guy ropes and poles so you can be assured your tent will last for many years of exciting family camping holidays.
  • Tri-tensioners We use triangle-shaped guy rope tensioners rather than in-line tensioners to ensure the ropes do not slip.
  • Speed-Clips Fast and efficient for erecting the tent. Flexibility allows for movement in windy conditions.
  • No-see-um mesh Even small bugs can't get through our no-see-um-mesh. Enjoy insect free living with ample air circulation.
  • 3-way windows The windows are clear PVC zipped on the outside, with no-see-um mesh sewn in the middle and an internally zipped 'privacy' window on the inside. Both inside and outside flaps can be opened to allow a flow of air through the tent.
  • PVC skylights/windows Skylight windows are 2-way, with clear PVC on the outside and a 'privacy' screen on the inside. This adds valuable light in all weather conditions but maintains privacy.
  • Accessory pockets Accessory pockets provide handy storage for smaller items and valuables.
  • Door storage pockets Clean and neat storage for the doors when they are fully zipped open.
  • Storage pockets Handy storage to easily locate important items and to minimise clutter.
  • Lantern hanging points Conveniently located tabs to hang LED lanterns.
  • Power cord entry Power cord entry makes it easy to plug in appliances or charge your phone when on a powered tent site.
  • Size: 640 x 255 (cm)
  • Floor Area: 13.75m²
  • Bedrooms: 180 x 240 (cm)
  • Living: 190 x 240 (cm)
  • Packed size: 72 W x 32 H x 32 D (cm)
  • Weight: 24.2kg
  • Totally recommend Cress Evans

    This tent is awesome. Totally recommend this to anyone wanting to invest in a great tent with enough space even when it's raining! We set up with beds in one side, kitchen in the other and living space in the middle and we even have space to swing a stuffed cat. The quality is great, they've thought of all the little things like a small opening to run a power cord through if you're at a camp site rather than in the bush, and a hanging hook thingee for a lantern in the main area at night. There's mesh pockets everywhere possible to store all the little annoying things you always lose, and because the middle section opens out both sides, allows awesome breeze through. Bought ours a little nervously given the price and was totally worth it. We now find reasons to go camping :)
  • Ms Andrea Muir

    I absolutely love our tent. We just put it up again for another round of camping after Xmas. It's so easy to put up. I love that it's got 2 rooms either side and 2 entrances through the living area..Nice tent.,Nice and roomy too. Especially loving the pockets for all the Nik Naks. So looking forward to camping again this year. Thanks Kiwi Camping best buy ever
  • Takahe 6 Liuvaie

    Great Tent. Good investment for a big family. Very spacious and easy to put up. Loads of pockets and space for kids to move around in. Tent was great in the wind and also managed heat quite well. Highly recommended
  • A great quality tent Georgie

    Upgraded our tent to the Takahe 6 2 years ago and it is a great tent. Spacious enough to fit a kitchen, living space and sleep area. Have not had to test in the rain yet but have experienced high winds and it was very sturdy. Easy to pitch and take down.
  • Good family tent Josie

    Really good tent. Great size for a family tent- big enough to huddle in rain but small enough to put up quickly for weekend trips. Lots of lovely design details like storage pockets. Easy to put up. We have been a bit disappointed by quality of workmanship in places, a few stitches came undone easily which was a shame. Overall still a good tent.
    Hi Josie, thank you for your honest feedback! Best regards, Kiwi Camping
  • Waterproof!! Alyssa

    I was pleasantly surprised after spending the weekend camping in ex tropical cyclone (I know), we had grave concerns that our tent would fill with water in the torrential rain. After watching other campers pack up and leave we braved the weather.. not one leak and in a massive down pour! This tent is very well made and designed with plenty of room, extra pockets and bits. 100% recommend
    Thank you for your review Alyssa! We are pleased to know it help up as it should in challenging conditions! Best of luck with your future Takahe camping adventures. The Kiwi Camping team


The Perry Outdoor Educational Trust, or POET has assisted low decile secondary schools to facilitate the delivery of outdoor education experiences for students. Kiwi Camping is honoured to be able to support POET with packs, tents and other camping items needed to keep them going!

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