If you’re looking for a deluxe three-room tent for family camping, this Eurohike Buckingham Elite 6 Tent review is a good place to start. Learn about its dark rest design, PVC windows, and other fantastic characteristics.
Key features and advantages
- 3 rooms.
- There are two entry doors.
- The floor is completely stitched in.
- Windows made of PVC.
- Configurations of awnings.
- Design of the dark rest.
What’s in a name?
There are a few more Buckingham series tents available on the site. The Buckingham Classic 6 and Classic 8 tents are shown. So you can tell from the name that this is a tent from the Elite series. These are tents with additional characteristics not seen in the Classic series. However, certain added features in the Classic tents are omitted in the Elite series, as detailed below.
In any case, this is a tunnel tent with 5 arches formed by the tent’s poles. The interior is separated into three distinct rooms. So you get the central living room, plus two sleeping chambers on the sides, each with space for three people.
The Buckingham Elite 6 tent is a mix of single and double layers. The two sleeping zones are tents within the external tent, resulting in a double-layer construction (as shown in the image below), whereas the living area is a single-layer zone.
It is not self-supporting, so keep that in mind and select a location to stake it down properly.
Who is it intended for?
The Elite 6 tent has a stated capacity of 6 people in terms of space. You have nearly 181 ft2 (16.8 m2), which is significantly more than enough. This equates to 30 ft2 (2.8 m2) per person. To get an idea of how large this is, compare it to the Eureka Midori 6 tent, which has 1.3 m2 per person, or the Coleman Tenaya Lake 6 tent, which has 1.53 m2 per person. However, it depends on what you select to compare with; see the comparison table for more information.
In any event, this tent can accommodate 6 people, which might be a family with up to 3-4 children, a party, or just two couples. Two-bedroom chambers provide seclusion, while the living room is shared. Take a look at the floor plan:
The Buckingham Elite 6 is a neatly packable but heavy tent; with a weight of 43.65 lb (19.8 kg), it should only be used in areas with car access.
Materials and characteristics
The FIBREseal exterior shell tent is made of polyester reinforced with fibres and has a water resistance rating of 3000 mm. So this is a very outstanding figure, and the tent will protect you in any weather condition in a 3-season use. It is also fire retardant, certified to BS EN 5912 standards.
The floor is impermeable and fully stitched in. The inner tents also have their bathtub floors, so you have double protection in the two sleeping zones, as shown in the image below.
The tents in both bedrooms have connections to the shell framework, and you can remove one or both for family occasions. The interior tents are made of a darker fabric, which creates a dark rest area.
The tent poles are made of fibreglass, and you have 5. You have one 5.72 m black, two 5.45 m grey, and two 4.53 m blue. The setup is much easier with all the colour codings you have here. The two awning poles are 1.8 m long and made of steel.
The windows and doors
You have two independent windows and two windows on the doors, all made of PVC. However, blinds can be used to control glare and provide seclusion.
One of the doors has an awning design, and the kit includes two steel poles. Take a peek at the awning below.
The other door has a brow pole that produces a little brim above the entrance to direct rainwater away from it. It can be seen in the image below. Both doors have mesh screens.
This room has eight vents, four near the floor, two on the roof, and two on the two thin sides. The picture below shows half of them. As previously stated, the entry doors are also made of mesh and panels, which increases airflow when the panels are rolled out.
The inner tent is made of porous polyester, and the inner doors are made of mesh, so it should function well with all fly vents. However, remember that this tent has no net roof and may be excessively warm if used in a hot region. It is better suited to a cooler, less sunny climate.
As the Elite version, this tent has a lot of exquisite details, as you can see above. In addition, one of the side walls has a huge organiser with various pockets for storing small objects.
A zippered electric cable port is also located near the side wall organiser. From there, several Velcro attachment points allow the cable to be routed to the middle part of the roof, with a lantern hanging point.
Organisers with a handful of pockets for storage are also offered in the sleeping rooms. Lantern hanging loops can also be seen in the sleeping chambers.
- Type: tunnel style, non-freestanding.
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 43.65 lb (19.8 kg).
- Dimensions: 22.97 x 7.87 ft (276 x 94.5 in; 700 x 240 cm).
- Area: 181 ft² (16.8 m²).
- Area per person: 30 ft² (2.8 m²).
- Peak height: 84.6 in (215 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 27 x 18 in (69 x 35 cm).
Buckingham Classic 6 tent vs. Eurohike Buckingham Elite 6 tent
Here’s a quick rundown of the differences:
- There are numerous dimensional differences. So, the Classic 6 tent has a larger floor area and is broader but shorter than the Elite 6 tent you see here. The floor space of the Elite 6 tent is 181 ft2 (16.8 m2), whereas the Classic 6 tent has 192 ft2 (17.85 m2).
- Also, the Buckingham Elite 6 tent has a higher peak height of 215 cm, but the Buckingham Classic 6 tent is “only” 200 cm tall.
- The Buckingham Classic 6 tent has four rooms, three offering two-person sleeping areas. As previously stated, the Elite 6 has two sleeping rooms.
- Because the Elite 6 tent is shorter but wider, it has 5 poles/arches as opposed to 4 in the Classic 6 tent.
- The Elite 6 tent has a fully sewn-in main floor, whereas the Classic 6 tent does not. However, the sleeping areas in both tents have fully sealed and sewn-in floors.
- The external doors in the Elite series are mesh but not in the Classic series. This is a significant distinction.
- The Elite tents have a dark rest design, whereas the Classic tents do not.
- E-port is available in the Elite series but not in the Classic series.
- The Elite tents feature more vents and look entirely different. In general, the Elite series has improved ventilation architecture.
- However, some elements in the Classic tents are absent in the Elite tents. The Classic tents have a front entrance that allows for a large front awning, allowing for a total of three awnings. This is not an option in the Elite series.
Buckingham Elite Porch Eurohike
This is a helpful additional part that can be used with any Buckingham Elite line tents. It creates a large sheltered area in front of the side door.
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
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