A simply pitched tunnel tent with standing room, that's ideal for small families.
Hi Gear's Aura 3 is a sturdy, fully waterproof tent with a roomy living area that boasts large panoramic windows, letting plenty of light in and making it a great place to relax.
It's tall enough to stand up inside comfortably, and has a fully sewn-in groundsheet so you're totally protected from leaks, draughts and bugs.
The inner bedroom is made from breathable polyester, with mesh vents for good airflow throughout.
Easy to pitch, it uses strong fibreglass poles in reduced sleeves (less threading through, less stress!) so it will flex but remain stable in windy weather. The abundant guylines are brightly coloured, so it's easy to see on a dark campsite.
And there are extras available to make your camp even more homely and comfortable: the Aura 3 Carpet adds warmth and softness under your feet, the Aura 3 Footprint protects and insulates the groundsheet (and makes pitching even easier), and the Aura 3 Porch extends your sheltered space, giving you a large area for storage, dining or play.
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|Flysheet Hydrostatic Head (mm):
|Pack Size (cm):
||65cm x 26cm
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|Repair Kit Included:
||Fire Retardent, Repair Kit
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Great Tent for Longer Stays, 23 March 2017
By HannahsMenagerie (Wakefield)
I wanted a tent for longer stays for me and the dog. It needed to be tall enough so that I could stand up in and have enough space for sleeping and living in should the weather not be suitable for being outside. It also had to be pitchable by one person.
After spending a long time at the local Go Outdoors standing/sitting/lying down in various tents I had narrowed it down to three or four, I had a chat to one of the assistants and with his knowledge we eliminated all but the Aura-3. I have had this now for nearly 4 years.
The first time I pitched it it took about 40 minutes, now I know what I am doing I can get it up or down in under 20. I suspect I could get it down even further without the 'assistance' of the dog! Colour coded poles and sleeves make it very easy and efficient.
For some unknown reason on some occasions the poles can be hard to hook on to the pins on one side, if you do find this simply unhook the side that is already in, hook up the side that was giving you problems and then re-hook up the side you have just released. Sounds odd and common sense says it shouldn't make any difference but it does work.
Plenty of space to stand up in both the living and the sleeping areas and enough space for me and the dog to not be tripping over each other all the time. I suspect it would be a little crowded with 3 adults in there.
In addition to the pegs that come with the tent I have bought some heavy duty pegs as we tend to go camping in some fairly exposed campsites. The tent does creak and the outer door flap when the wind picks up but other than that this tent, when well pegged down, appears to be able to withstand more than most. I have used it on the top of the cliffs high above Whitby, a week on the coast on the Inner-Hebrides and 4 days in South Wales in the tail end of a storm (lots and lots and lots of rain and wind). The worst that happened was one of the guy lines worked itself loose and came off it's peg.
Plenty of pockets and a repair kit (unused so far) in the bedroom plus a neat little trapdoor in the main living area to feed your electric hook up cable through make this a great mid-sized tent.
The niggly bits.
Curtains: the triangular windows are OK and two of the curtains fit just fine. However the curtains that are fixed at the bottom of the window and roll up could really do with an extra bit of velcro on the side to stop them gaping.
Outer Door: The door doesn't zip all the way round. This is both an advantage (extra ventilation) and a disadvantage (flaps in the wind). Flapping can be minimised by remembering to reach out and fasten the velcro on the corners when you zip the door closed.
Zips: the quality of the zips on my tent seems to be OK, the biggest problem I have is that if I leave the zips at the bottom of the door (sleeping or inner door) then the dog can get her nose between them and let herself out. To get round this I leave them together higher up, the downside to this is if the tent is moving in the wind then the zip tags jingle together.
All in all a robust tent that has and continues to meet all my long-stay camping needs.
Brilliant, 05 January 2017
By amg (Edinburgh)
As a frequent camper with a big 6 man tent, we opted for this after reading reviews, and we were not disappointed, we bought the awning also for that added extra room and definitely worth the money. There is so much room within the tent you don't feel like your sitting on top of each other, to the point we even took nephews away for the weekend, gave them the room and we slept in the living area (plenty room), This can easily be put up by 1 person, would recommend ground hog pegs for it and it will withstand all weathers and we experienced them all up the north of Scotland.
Hi Gear Aura 3 tent, 17 September 2016
By Christof62 (Hatfield)
I've pitched this 5 times (single handed) this summer, and the experience keeps getting better. The unit is easy to erect anyway, but you find yourself refining your technique as you go. The only thing I'd suggest you need to take extra care of is erecting the main pole first off - as this takes all the initial strain, care is required because you can either split the centre tent pole, or tear the pole sleeve. Easily avoided if you ensure the sleeve is central when you pitch the primary pole though. Plain sailing beyond that, though. I timed myself last strike - from full blown tent to all away in bag was 15 minutes. Easy! I can vouch for its waterproof qualities, having been caught in two heavy deluges, one of which went through the night. Inside the tent stayed dry, so happy days. It is very well made and really spacious and as I said previously, superb value, especially when on offer. I opted for the footprint and carpet - both being no-brainlers which just add to the good experience. A tip for the carpet I've adopted: put Velcro on the edges to hold it in place - works a treat! Overall, my best investment this year and again I can't wait until the end of the month until my next under the stars outing! I unreservedly recommend this tent.
aura 3 tent, 16 September 2016
By mick (blackburn)
after my first tent ripped the guide on the middle guide a reported fault !!, I replaced the tent and spent 10 days in Devon with 30 mph winds and heavy rain with no leaks lasted 2 days I am happy to recommend this tent
but would recommend ground hog pegs
in high winds I am happy with the tent for further vacations PS the sewn in ground sheet kept all the bugs and beasties out
aura 3, 16 September 2016
By picknic (wolstanton)
me and my boyfriend brought this tent in 2015 he done camping before I had not we absolutely love this tent it is everything we wanted in a tent . it as a great living area for them wet days and brilliant bedroom. best tent out
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