Beautiful tent! We were the envy of the camp site! Had a normal bell tent previously! This was so much better!!!!
I had been thinking about a bell tent for about 18 months but was reluctant as not able to see one in real life - the pictures on the sites always show a double bed, low tables and lots of soft furnishings. Always seemed set up for glamping sites not real people taking what they can shoe horn into a car and what they need to. I know the websites give a guide to sizing but didn’t quite trust that they wouldn’t be trying to ram as many people in them as possible.Also the information I had read about cotton canvas suggested I would need to set up the tent in a rain storm to allow it to get wet, dry out to ensure it was properly waterproof. I don’t have a garden big enough to do that and didn’t want to go camping, get wet, leak and then be happy that my tent was finally waterproof.Anyway, took the plunge and bought the 5m star bell tent - Love it!We have the inner tent and that takes up just over half the space - have done a separate review for that. The space we had left over still allowed enough room for 3 camp chairs, a table, fridge and a couple of storage boxes and allow 2 adults and a teenager to sit in it without feeling we were like sardines.The canopy was great for sitting out as it allows a feeling of shelter and provides a little more privacy for the door way.The star tent’s over hang also allowed a low portable low bbq to be stored when cold under it and not get wet in the rain storms we had.Speaking of which - needn’t have worried about the waterproofing. We had a lot of rain and no leaks. It also survived a couple of very windy nights without losing shape.Had worried about being a bit pretentious with a bell tent. That’s not a problem either. Even took solar lights for the canopy on the second trip. I’m working my way up to adding the bunting.I should also be on commission for sales as we had a few people come up to ask about the tent as they said they have been wondering about buying them. Showed them the inside.The instructions for putting the tent up could be a little clearer but watch a video on putting up a bell tent before you go. The problem was with the order of putting in the pole for the canopy and the frame for the door. That said it was easy enough. Never liked putting our old traditional tent up - too many poles to thread through the material and the adjusting the ropes etc. A bell tent is really easy - lay it out, secure the ground sheet, stick the main pole in and peg out the sides.Allowing for the fact that is is always really difficult to get things back in a bag once you’ve taken them out this tent bag is fab and enough room to allow for a bit of bad packing.It is heavy though - husband can carry it alone whereas I would struggle and that is with the poles being in a separate bag.Like the idea of coir mats for inside and may explore that but the groundsheet is very sturdy and washable.Sorry - having made the comment about pictures and real people, I didn’t take any pictures of our tent to add here.
5m Star Bell Tent and Customer Service... Excellent.
We’re really happy with the tent. It’s easy to put up and adjust. It looks amazing and is really spacious. It has lots of well thought through details.
Apart from a slight mix-up over our order, which they rectified speedily, their service was excellent. The star tents we bought were amazingly good quality and remained very cool even in the South of France in August. They were easy to put up and take down. The free trolley was a God-send: you wouldn’t want to lug one of these around very far.
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Amazing tent, brilliant service. Asked several questions and was answered very quickly by customer service, when I had ordered the packages came three days later. The family loves the new star bell tent. With the stove and mats it's like a little palace. Very happy.
We bought the 5m star bell tent for a family of 4 &are really happy with it. Easy to put up. Loads of space. Happy campers :-)
Great tent. Had to setup first time in the rain. No problems. Inside was amazing! Tent stayed dry and it was nice and sunny next day for pack down. Covered floor with cheap rugs from Kmart and ethnic shop. Ran chain of led’s around the inside wall though the tie backs and the light inside was warm with no shadows. Doesn’t take long to create a glamping look!
This is an excellent company. Great service and the tent is the most wonderful tent I have ever seen. The quality of materials are top class and although is not the cheapest tent on the market the star bell tent is worth every penny. I can honestly see us having many happy years of use. Couldn't be happier.
We bought a star bell tent for the bank holiday and it arrived three days later. Erecting was simple with everything needed supplied in the bag, as well as a pouch of spares. The tent is beautiful and well designed with incredible attention to detail and quality materials. Great products, fast dispatch and delivery. What’s not to like!
I recently took the plunge and bought the 5m Star Bell tent. Despite being my first bell tent I decided having read the 5 star reviews it was worth spending the extra this tent costs over a standard 5m. I have to say I'm very pleased I did!I have so far only had time to put the tent up in my garden to waterproof it, but it is an awesome piece of kit. The tent goes up very quickly and down even faster. The only faff being the awning and doorway poles, but I'm sure those will become quicker with practise. It is also a fantastic large door that you don't need to bend down to get through and so worth the extra 5 minutes. The awning and integrated guy ropes are brilliant pieces of design allowing for shoes etc to be left outside and give the tent a real wow factor in the looks department. Inside the tent is vast. I debated whether I needed a 4 or 5m for our family if 4, but really glad I went for the 5. I'm sure we would be fine in a 4m for short trips, but the extra space will allow greater ability to go for longer trips where living and storage space is required.The quality of the tent is great, with well treated canvas (water just rolls off it); really sturdy zips, pegs and seams etc; combined with nice touches like the purple carabeeners and guy ropes.In short if you can afford the little bit extra, you won't be disappointed. Can't wait for it's first trip over the May bank holiday.
Love my star bell tent, already had some fun family camping trips it!! Great quality!!
A great looking tent that seams to function well with lots of space ...cant wait to use if properly once the weather warms up!
Purchased the star bell tent, absolutely amazing tent love it!! Was delayed in delivery not the fault of boutique but communication regarding this happening was not great but they did offer a tent in its place if needed.