This Eurohike Buckingham, Elite 8-Man Tent review, is for a 5-room tent with a dark rest sleeping area and a total area of 249 ft2 (23.1 m2) for eight people. As a result, this is a more abundant option for family camping.
- 5 rooms are the main features.
- Water-resistant evaluation is impressive.
- Windows made of PVC.
- Design of the dark rest.
- The tent is quite tall.
This is what kind of tent it is.
This tent is part of the Elite series, including the Buckingham Elite 6 tent. As a result, this series should be distinct from the Classic series; compare it to the Buckingham Classic 8 tent. The Elite series has very different features and designs.
The tent is tunnel-style, and the space is divided into five distinct rooms, which is unusual. The sleeping areas are tents within the external shell, and darker materials have been used to reduce glare.
Because the tent is not freestanding like most tunnel tents, choose a camping location where it can be appropriately staked to the ground. The floor plan below shows that this is a very tall tent with a height of at least 225 cm.
Who is it intended for?
Regarding space: The tent has a stated capacity of 8 people in terms of length. The entire surface area is now very close to 249 ft2 (23.1 m2), which equates to 31 ft2 (2.9 m2) per person. It’s smaller because it’s not entirely rectangular, and some space is lost between the inner tents and the shell. However, this is a very generous space per person and a luxurious camping option that few tents on the market can match. Look at how it’s laid out:
Seasonally, this fully enclosed tent with a fully sealed floor and an impressive water-resistant evaluation, discussed below, will protect you in any weather situation in three-season use.
Climate-wise, this is one of many European tents presented on the site, and they all follow the same basic design – the lack of mesh on the ceiling and solid windows, but there are many vents, as explained further below. As a result, these tents are designed for rain and are best suited to a cooler climate.
Weight-wise: This is heavy stuff, weighing at least 52.1 lb (23.65 kg), but it is only about 1 kg per square meter, so it is pretty good. The good news is that it packs to 27.6 x 14.2 in (70 x 36 cm), as shown in the packed tent below.
Materials and organization
I already mentioned the tents within the shell tent being removable, so if you have fewer users and a massive living room and storage area, you can use only one side for the sleeping area.
There are 5 arches and a small brow pole above the door. All are made of fiberglass, which requires some care and handling. However, two steel poles for an awning with one of the two doors are included.
The poles are different lengths and color-coded, making the setup simple and intuitive. 6.39 m (black), 6.05 m (2 grey poles), 5.51 m (2 blue poles), and 1.8 m (2 steel poles) are the lengths. The length of the pole sections is 64 cm (black), 61 cm (grey), 61 cm (blue), and 60 cm (steel).
The groundsheet is fully sewn in and sealed, providing complete protection from this side. The shell is polyester and has a water-resistant evaluation of 3000 mm. All seams have been filled. This should be enough for any weather situation you might encounter while camping in three seasons.
The floor is bathtub-style, and fire-retardant materials tested to the BS EN 5912 standard are used.
The windows and doors
You have two entry doors here, double-layer designs with mesh and water-resistant panels, giving you complete protection. One of them supports the awning configuration depicted in the image below. The living room has large PVC windows with shutters from the inside for privacy and to reduce daylight when needed.
The inner doors are made of ventilated polyester and have mesh in the upper section for ventilation.
This tent has 8 high and low vents, and they are located on all four sides of the tent. As a result, the air should flow both horizontally and vertically. This is aided by the mesh on the entry doors when the weather permits and the mesh on the inner doors and back sections of the sleeping rooms.
Numerous organization pockets are available; one large section with such pockets is in the living room, and every sleeping room has pockets on the sides.
There is also an electric cable port with a zipper and Velcro ties to secure the cable along the pole to the lantern hanging point.
- Type: tunnel tent, non-freestanding.
- Weight: 52.1 lb (23.65 kg).
- Dimensions: 276 x 130 in (700 x 330 cm).
- Area: 249 ft² (23.1 m²).
- Area per person: 31 ft² (2.9 m²).
- Peak height: 88.6 in (225 cm).
- Packed size: 27.6 x 14.2 in (70 x 36 cm).
I want to conclude this Eurohike Buckingham Elite 8-Man Tent review by emphasizing the tent’s excellent organization; with so many rooms and removable dividers, you can create a variety of configurations. So you can have one or up to five sleeping units and remove some of the inner tents to use the space as you see fit.
The water-resistant evaluation for this tent is also excellent; everything is excellent except the price, which is reasonable for the value. Have you seen the size of its floor? It is on my list of extra large tents and the best 5-room camping tents.