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Rage Alta 4 DX

(Sleeping Capacity 4 persons)

 

 

The Tent

Rage Outdoor are quite new in the camping arena but have looked and thought of each section of a tent build with their view to making Rage the highest quality, most functional, practical and easy to use of any tent on the campsite at a more affordable price. Confidence in the Rage tent range is gained by providing many standard specifications usually only found on more expensive tents. New for 2007 the Rage Alta 4 DX  is, as the name suggests, a  4 berth tent with a ‘Tunnel’ type design (also available in a 6 berth version, the Alta 6 DX) with a flexible front section which allows you to reduce or increase your sheltered living space by unzipping the whole front panel and moving it back in to the tent before zipping it back in (similar to the older Gelert Lokon  & Sunncamp Vario’s of the camping world) but does it live up to the companies promise of confidence for the price?. Well the specifications are quite impressive

 

Dual position inner tent : Breathable Polyester

Groundsheet : Polyethylene - Sewn In Bedrooms, Removable in Central Area

Full Central Area Groundsheet Included

Flame Retardant

Rigid Steel Poles

Triangular front porch windows

Double Meshed Inner Doorways

Front & side canopy doors

Vent windows in each sleeping compartment

Inner tent panel pockets & logo

PVC windows

Storage section and inner storage pockets

Pre Attached guy lines

Taped, Double Coated Seams

Hydrostatic head : 2000mm

Poles : Fibreglass 11mm

Free Tent Repair Kit

Heavy Duty, Oversized, Double strapped Carry Bag

  

With two windows on the door (with zipped curtains that can be rolled back) and four windows at the sides of the living area which, which can be rolled up (halfway they change to mesh so are useful completely open in hot weather or they can be left halfway up to let light but not rain in) then there’s plenty of options on light and ventilation.
 

Pitch Footprint, Size And Weight 

Berth :     4 Person

Height :  200 cms

Weight : 14.5 kgs

Packed size : 62 x 32 x 28 cms (with Oversized, Double strapped Carry Bag)

Ground area - 280cm X 480cm

Living area – 240cm (or 120cm depending on movable from wall)  X 280cm

 

Erection / Pitching

Flysheet Erected First.  As usual with this type of tent it’s very simple to erect, thread the poles through the sleeves to form a ‘hoop’ pull up into position then peg and guy out, but ideally requires 2 people for this task.

Erection Time around 30 mins.

 

Pros and Cons

 

Pros:

Cons

Easy to pitch (30 mins)

Well made and plenty of spec for the price

True berth size

None for the price.

  

The Verdict

When a manufacturer describes the berth size of their tent it’s usually overestimated but I’m pleased to say that with each bedroom large enough for 2 people accompanied by standing room throughout the Rage Alta 4 DX truly is a 4 person tent. The movable wall option allows the door to be positioned either at the front, to make a large living area, or halfway between the front and the bedrooms, to create a large sheltered porch should cater for all tastes (and weather). The pegs supplied are only the basic steel type so may need supplementing with some more sturdier or Delta type pegs. The whole tent seems very well made, especially in view of the price and with a small pack size and weight it’s a tent worth having to throw in the back of the car for those weekends away (or maybe even longer).

 

The Cost

Currently £85 against an RRP of £180 – A Bargain!!!!

 

Information and Links

For further information on Rage and their products visit  Rage  

Note: Currently Rage tents are only available on-line via their own website and their UK agent Tentastic

 

Reviewed by Caz
Note We recommend with all tents that you see them fully erected and satisfy yourself that the product is right for you prior to making a purchase.

 

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