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Takahe 8 Family Tent

RRP $1,199.00


A super strong 3-room family tent with near vertical walls and a sunroom for extra space. 3 entrances allow for a flexible site layout.

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The basics – Takahe 8

  • 150D PU polyester fly and breathable inner with heavy-duty PE floor
  • Capacity: Sleeps 8 people
  • 3+ Rooms: Two bedrooms + central living area + sunroom
  • 3 Entrances: Main front entrance + rear entrance + 1 side entrances with gussets
  • 5000mm double-coated aqua rating with fire retardant and UPF50+ UV protection
  • 5 Windows: Three with ‘no-see-um’ mesh, privacy screens and fabric or PVC storm flaps. Two PVC windows in the sunroom
  • Skylight roof panels
  • 3 air ventilation ports
  • Bug screened fold away doors
  • Accessory pockets and power cord entry
  • Colour-coded frame for easy assembly
  • Darkened inner for cooler internal temperatures and a darker room
3 year warranty
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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!
  • 150 denier fabric We use a high density/high thread count (Denier) PU coated polyester fabric for the fly, which we have developed over many years. This fabric has superior tensile strength and is 8 times more durable than nylon. It doesn't stretch or sag when wet like nylon does 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.
  • Double stitched seams Lap felled seam construction (doubling seams around on each other) with double stitching ensures maximum strength around the seams of your 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.
  • Sunroom floor Minimises dampness from the ground. Loose fitting so can be removed if not needed.
  • 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: 650 x 470 (cm)
  • Floor Area: 16.4m² + 4.2m² (sunroom)
  • Bedrooms: 210 x 260 (cm)
  • Living: 210 x 260 (cm)
  • Packed Size: 78 W x 37 H x 37 D (cm)
  • Weight: 34.3kg
  • Love our new Takahe 8 Nicola Welten

    We recently purchased a Takahe 8 tent as an upgrade in size from our Kea 6. We took it for a trial weekend run and are so pleased with all the space. As we are just a couple we will probably mostly use it with the dividing wall zipped away as a two room tent instead of the three rooms but the versatility of the different options is great. We loved having the small porch area to sit in and can't wait to take it away for 2 weeks at Christmas and take all our extra camping gear next time. We also have one of the Savanna 3.5 deluxe shelters so it should work really well with that also.
  • Everything we wanted and more Rachel

    This tent is so well thought out for camping as a family. Pockets for all the stuff you want to reach easily, great indoor outdoor flow, perfect room layout for the 5 of us with ample room for our bags as well. We loved the flexibility of being able to have one room as a game room and the kids loved the zips in between each area for privacy whilst changing. Also really appreciated the easy setup and packdown - our kids had it sorted by our 3rd trip away which makes the experience together that much sweeter. Love this tent :)
    Thank-you so much for taking the time to write a review, Rachel! We hope you have many more years of awesome camping adventures with the Takahe 8 tent. Best regards, Kiwi Camping


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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