This weekend didn’t turn out exactly how we’d hoped. We planned to go camping this weekend ready to write up my ALDI 5 Man Tent Review. The plan was to head out on Friday once the hubby finished work but it rained, all week. Then the forecast for the weekend wasn’t great either so we didn’t bother booking anywhere.
Finally, on Sunday the weather perked up and the sun came out. So with the hubby being giddy about the new tent and fab accessorises we’d been sent from the lovely people at Aldi we decided to pitch it anyway as a trail run before we actually do go camping. We all know pitching a tent can be grounds for divorce so it was definitely better to practice in private rather than have a full blown public argument. Hey I’m a mum, I know about being prepared!
Surprisingly, this tent is actually really easy to pitch and that is coming from a novice. We used to have a camper van so have had practice putting the awning up. Hence why I know about the camping related arguing, but our awning was so much smaller & easier than pitching a full tent, especially a big one.
What I love about the Aldi 5 Man Tent is that for it’s size it’s such a simple tunnel design with only four poles. We decided to work from the middle out as the hubby doesn’t ever look at the instructions. Whilst I held the first one in place the hubby worked on pushing the others through. Again I just held things upright whilst he secured it in place then pulled taught & secured the guide ropes and voila we had a tent up in about 20 minutes!
The interior is fab with two bedrooms and a main living space which could also be used as another bedroom (photos courtesy of ALDI as I just couldn’t get any bright interior shots). We’ll definitely be able to fit all our camping gear in there
I love the fact that it has two options for the doorway. This will be perfect for when we go to festivals as camping space is majorly tight. You can pitch your tent, go for a walk around the festival and come back to people literally camping right up to your doorway. We’ll at least be able to change doorways if needs be.
The space inside is not only great for families but the head height is brilliant too. It doesn’t make much of a difference for a 5′ 5″ shorty like me but the hubby is over 6 foot and the teenager isn’t far behind him so there’s no stooping or bending down. The roof height is a little lower in the bedrooms due to the room insert but is still a good height.
We were also sent a few extra items from the ALDI Special Buys range which included some fab lights, a camping rusksack and this amazing inflatable sofa & camping hammock. I can’t begin to tell you how excited the hubby was about the sofa. The teenager has already claimed the hammock as his new bed when camping. I’m thinking it’ll make a fab addition to the garden in summer especially with it’s built in G&T holder and a little pouch for the iPad, happy days!
Again these were so easy to put up. The sofa needs no explanation but with the hammock don’t forget to insert the little pins in the legs otherwise you’ll end up on the floor like the hubby did. I told you, he never reads the instructions…
The final item we were sent from the range was the soft archery set, again another favourite of the hubby’s! Even the teenager will love this, we might even be able to get him to put his phone down when we next go camping!
Overall I’m so impressed with the range, great quality and amazing value for money. The tent is perfect, especially for the £79.99 price tag. They won’t be in store for long so make you pop in soon if you want one too.
What do you think of the range? Are you a happy camper or hotels all the way?