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I cannot find a porch for my hi gear rock 5 can anyone suggest an alternative that will fit please?
I’m drawing a blank too. Even the universal extensions could be a problem on the Hi Gear Rock 5. You’ll have better luck finding a side porch, but as your side door is near the front slope of your tent, it could be a less than perfect fit.
If you just need somewhere to shelter, we’ve been using a High Peak Tarp this year instead of a porch or extension. http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
If you really need an extension though, the closest I’ve found so far is the Vango Excel Large Side Awning (on this page http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/universal-tent-extensions/ ). It *might* fit the side of the Rock 5, but a bit of a gamble.
Hope that’s of some help.
wow thanks Gav that’s great help!
Hi can I ask did this extension work. I’m in the same boat trying to find an extension or porch /canopy for a hi gear rock 5.
We are looking for a front porch to fit our Easycamp Ancona 400, any ideas please. This will be our first family camping holiday so don’t want to spend too much ? Thanks
Hi Dawn, I’m having difficulties trying to find the dimensions of the Ancona 400. How talk is it? Cheers, Gav
I’m having real trouble trying to find a front extension for my Vango Samara/Athena 600 and wondered if you could suggest any other extension that may fit? Many Thanks
Yes, I’ve been having a good a look too, but not found anything that’s an exact match.
Finding something to fit the front of the Samara/Athena 600 I think is going to be quite difficult.
The new ‘Vango Exclusive Side Awning Large’ (see here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Vango&frm-page-62612=1) looks as if it has the right height to go over the top of your tent, but if course is a different colour.
I’m not sure how well it will marry up to the sides of the tent, but looking at the profile, may not be too far off.
If you only need a shelter for some cooking or sitting out of showers, you may want to get a tarp shelter. That’s what we’ve been using this year.
Hope that’s been of some help.
Thanks for the quick reply Gav, I’ll check out one you suggested, I may indeed go down the tarp shelter route. Cheers Ian
Hi we are looking for
universal extensions for our kampa hayling 4 for our tent but with no joy can anyone help many thanks .
Looking at the Kampa catalogue they don’t do a canopy for the Hayling 4. However, isn’t the tent 210 cm high? In which case, a side extension from Vango may work, the Vango Large Excel side extension. See here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Vango&tents=&height=212#results Have a look at the dimensions and see what you think. You may be Able to make it work. The colour looks close too.
Hi, I’m having huge problems trying to find canopy/extension for our vango Icarus 600, any suggestions on alternatives that fit the tent well will be very much appreciated.
Yes, it does look like there aren’t any Icarus 600 canopies available at the moment.
The Icarus 600 is 200cm high when pitched? If so, you might be able to get something from a different brand to create a side canopy. Something like the Kampa Watergate 8 Enclosed Canopy for example (on this page http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/universal-tent-extensions/?frm-page-62657=3), though you’ll need to be careful with a side extension as the front of the Icarus slopes right next to the side door.
Alternatively, you might want to get a tarp shelter like this one http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
Hope that helps. Cheers, Gav
Thank you, not sure if we have done the right thing but we did manage to get hold of vango and they have told us the Isis 600 enclosed canopy does fit the Icarus 600 as well as the Lamont 600 canopy. We decided to go with the Isis one as it is green. I will update on how well this works as it seems lots of people with the vango Icarus 600 are struggling to find a suitable extension. Many Thanks for your help.
Thanks for the update Sarah. That’s great news. Let us know how it works out 😉
Hi i’m struggling to find a front extension for my Outwell Nevada 4 (300cm wide x 200cm high). Anyone got any suggestions? Many thanks
As I suspect you’ve found out already, the newer 4 person Outwell Nevada is slightly larger than their previous Outwell Nevada 4. I think it’s going to be a challenge to find something that will fit over the front, or the side, and match the colour, of the Nevada 4.
A tarp or basic awning, like the Coleman Classic Awning (see here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Coleman&tents=&height=205#results ) may be the only option.
This setup is fine for cooking under or sitting out of the rain, and a few windbreaks down the side and around the front can make it more sheltered and private.
Hope that helps.
Thanks Gav that’s really helpful. I might consider that, i was hoping for a more enclosed space but might be ok with a few windbreaks. Yeah my tent is the older Nevada 4 and is about 60cm narrower than the new Nevada M which means the new Nevada extension would be a bit baggy.
I did find the Gelert lakesbury 4 which is a similar size, it’s 2cm higher but 10cm narrower than my tent. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gelert-Lakesbury-Canopy-Chestnut-Sandshell/dp/B004O6MH9S Never tried fitting an extension to a tent before but guessing it will just sit a bit higher where it joins the tent with a slight gap at ground level? Is that right?
Being slightly higher is normally OK, as a lot of extensions have material that goes over the top of your tent. See the picture I took of a Gelert Side Porch that wraps around the tent. Some extension though are specific to certain models and will have clip-on points that can only be found on the matching tent. However, a simple extension that has a flap that goes over the top of your tent can be made to work in most cases.
Ideally a good fitting extension won’t have a gap at ground level. There are lots of extensions with groundsheets, so a gap wouldn’t be good 😉
Thanks for your help Gav. I’ve realised the Gelert extension is quite heavy with its steel poles so gonna try the tarp approach this time and try and find a lighter alternative further down the line. Off to St Davids tomorrow so hoping for good weather! Great website btw, gonna try your campfire roasted tomatoes recipe while i’m away!
Thanks Gareth. We went to St Davids a couple of months ago. Have a great time and enjoy the tomatoes!
Hi. Can anyone please help me find a Hi Gear Rock 4 canopy. I think they have stopped making them but don’t want to buy a new tent. Many thanks.
Yes, a canopy for Rock 4 is hard to come by. Ria was looking for an extension for her Rock 5 (see here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/#comment-1428046385 )
However, the Rock 4 lives on this year as the Enigma 4…but in a different colour. If you look at the Enigma 4 it is similar dimensions to the Rock 4, and there’s also an Enigma 4 canopy (see here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Hi%20Gear&tents=&height=184#results )
…it doesn’t have a great review though on the Go Outdoors website.
If the colour difference is an issue, you might want to go for something neutral such as the Coleman Classic Awning (which might dwarf your tent, see here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Coleman&tents=&height=205#results ), or go for a tarp.
Hi there. We have just purchased a Vango exodus V 800 airbeam 2014 and also went for a canopy as well. We purchased the Exclusive airbeam canopy, before I open it I wanted to check if this would fit as the canopy that is meant to go with the tent is the Elite airbeam canopy. They have the same height and footprint so I thought they would be interchangeable. Is that correct? I didn’t have time to put both up this evening and the tent is now down also. Thanks Nathan
Firstly, nice tent 😉
We have an Outwell air framed tent and pitching is so quick.
As with regard to the extension for the Vango Exodus V800, I can only advise on the information I have from Vango, and according to the literature I have, the ‘AirBeam Elite Side Awning’ fits the Exodus V800. The AirBeam Exclusive Side Awning fits the Infinity 600/800 and the Lumen V400/500/600XL… but this may not be a problem…
These extensions certainly look the same, but one is for the Elite Range and the other for the Exclusive Range. The AirBeam Prestige Elite Range (such as the Vango Exodus V800) has 6000mm polyester, where as the AirBeam Prestige Exclusive Range has 5000mm polyester. Unless Vango have a slight colour difference between the materials, the Exclusive canopy having 1000mm less hydrostatic head won’t make any real difference.
If in doubt, contact where you purchased from or e-mail email@example.com
Hope that’s helpful.
Thanks Gav, we think it’s a great tent also – a dream putting up. That’s we we thought with the differences and they are the same colour on the bag and also the same colour name. We’ll have to bite the bullet and put the tent back back up with the canopy as well.
Thanks for your help Gav. I’ll see how we get on when I’ve got some good weather to try putting them both up.
The 1000mm I hope won’t make too much of a difference
Thanks again Nathan
Looking for an open side canopy / porch for a 2007 Outwell Vermont XL (never used to date)! Colour not as important as best possible fit and waterproof. Any suggestions gratefully received. Thank you
I wonder with the Outwell Glendale side extension will fit? See here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Outwell&tents&height=220&frm-page-62612=2 It’s an open side canopy that’s 220 cm high. Isn’t that the height of the Outwell Vermont XL? You might want to have a closer look to see if it will fit.
Hi I have a 10 year old Coleman Trispace and am looking for a side porch preferably with a closure at the front. Any ideas please, Simon
Hi Simon, Have a look at the dimensions of the Gelert universal side porch http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Gelert Do you think it has enough height?
Hi. I have a Coleman Lakeside 4. The Gelert universal (large) is the same height but seems much wider (400). The tent tapers to 180 at the door but is 320 at its full width. Any ideas of what may fit?
Yes, I agree the Gelert Universal side extension will be a difficult fit. With the Coleman Lakeside 4 you may be best with a tarp shelter if you don’t need an enclosed shelter. Have you looked at the Coleman Classic awning?
Many thanks Gav. Yes but I’ll take another look. Cheaper too!
Hi we have an old Vango Amazon 600 which we they dont make anymore! We really want a side porch to cook in and were debating whether the Vango Excel Large Side awning would work? Any advise would be great
Yes, the Vango Excel Large Side awning looks a good option. The new Vango Langley 600 has similar dimensions to the Amazon 600.
Try contacting Vango to confirm. A few people have had responses.
Many thanks. I contacted them last summer and they said that they didn’t do anything appropriate which I thought was weird!! I will get the vango excel and fingers crossed . Njoy the summer Thanks Sarah
Ok, good luck and happy camping
hi I have a corado 6 tent which they no longer do and am looking for a front porch any ideas which porch would fit
I couldn’t spot anything that would fit the front of the Hi Gear Corado 6 tent.
If you wanted to provide extra cooking space and somewhere to shelter at the front of your tent you may want to think about using a tarp shelter.
Alternatively, if you want an enclosed space I’m wondering if the Hi Gear Voyager 6 (http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Hi%20Gear) would work as a side porch. It appears to have enough height for the Corado 6.
If that’s something that would still work for you, I advise ringing Go Outdoors (0114 292 1073) to see if they think that combination would work.
Hi Gav First off great site I’ve just bought the Vango Inspire 600 and although it has a porch area (but just not quite wide enough for kitchen and shade) I’m looking to extend this area with either a tarp or extension so seeing what you would recommend for this wide tent. If we go for a tarp (maybe High Peak Tarp /2, 3m or 4m not sure) do you think it’d be okay to strap it over /onto the front porch so the tarp will be sitting on top of the tent with guys holding it down and maybe 3 king poles out front with the middle one higher. Do you think this could work, just don’t know if you should have a tarp touching the tent (especially airbeam). We’re heading up to Yorkshire this weekend and looks like the weather is setting in. Thanks Terry
We put the High Peak Tarp in front of the tent and not over it. There may be a gap of half a foot or so between the small porch on our tent and the tarp, but this little gap has never caused any problems.
We also sometimes put it to the side of the tent, as we did this weekend, where it would have spoilt the view form the tent.
You could put the tarp over the top of your tent, especially if you got the big tarp. There’s plenty of material there to make a lot of things work.
We got the very large High Peak Tarp and it is very big – perhaps a bit too big. I used it this weekend initially with 3 extra king poles, and then added a further two smaller ones. This gave us plenty of space when a cold wet front moved in yesterday morning, so we could sit under the shelter, cook breakfast, have a brew, and even a small morning fire. We also managed to get the trailer under as well as the kitchen and 3 tables (out of shot).
Have a good time in Yorkshire.
I have a Gelert Horizon 6 tent. Looking for a side porch. The Gelert one is quite expensive. Can you suggest a cheaper alternative.
You may find the Hi Gear Kalahari might fit. It’s a bit cheaper than the Gelert at the moment. http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Hi%20Gear
A slighter cheaper alternative is the Coleman Classic Awning. This is not a fully enclosed shelter but could provide enough shelter from bad weather.
Another alternative is to use a tarp shelter. We’ve been using the High Peak tarp this year – see details here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
Thanks so much. New to the camping so great advice there.
I have an urban escape akashi 4 tent. I’m looking for a side porch but i’m a bit confused by the height of the porch i need. The highest point of ten is 210 cm & there’s another measurement which looks like door height at 180 cm. Do i go by the highest point or by the door height, Thank you
Hi Gareth, You want to use the tent height, not the door height. This is because the extension has to go over the top part of the Akashi tent to make a weatherproof shelter over the top of the door. Hope that helps. Cheers, Gav
Thank you Gav, could i ask one more question. Could you recommend one that would fit. Sorry i’m new to camping.
210cm is quite high. You could go for a basic shelter like the Coleman Classic Awning, that will give some protection from the elements. Alternatively there’s the Gelert universal side awning. It’s a bit smaller than the highest point in your tent but there may be enough slack to make it work. Check the dimensions and see for yourself. Finally, if you just need a shelter to cook and sit under you could use a tarp kit. We’ve been using the High Peak Tarp this year. You can find our review on this website.
The tarp doesn’t extend your tent but does create a useful shelter next to it, and is an ideal place for cooking.
Gav, thank you very much and i’m glad i found this website it’s full of great tips for newbies like myself, Great work
HI Gareth I have been trying to source a side canopy for Akashi 4 man did you find a solution? be great to share info. I be;lieve that Halfords have Cobalt Innovations holding parts on ex stock paul
We are new to camping and have recently bought a regatta premium 4 man weekend family tent H205 W400 L320. If you could please advise us on a front or side extension that would fit our tent or an awning that would give us some extra living space we would be delighted as not sure what we are looking for!
Well for the Regatta Premium you may find it hard to find an exact fit, I’m sure a few things could be made to work.
There’s a few options here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=&tents=&height=205#results
For a completely sealed extension, something like the Hi Gear Kalahari might fit onto the side. However, the way the Regatta Premium slopes downwards over the sleeping area might mean it’s not a perfect fit all the way around, but would probably work.
Another option may be to opt for the Coleman Classic Awning, which you could fit to the front of your tent. This isn’t a completely sealed extension, but provides some additional protection from the elements. Add a few windbreaks and it becomes a good shelter to cook under and sit if the weather isn’t so good.
Finally, you could always try using a tarp extension (this is what we’ve been using this year – see our High Peak tarp review). Like the Coleman Classic Awning it won’t provide a completely sealed extension to your tent, but it does provide a flexible shelter to cook, sit and eat under.
Thanks for the advice Gav:) we’ll look into them.
New camper….any idea if the canopy of a hi gear corado 4 will fit our icarus 500? Just want something cheap & cheerfull to keep the rain off the door & a little shelter, slight difference in the measurement but not sure how flexible they are x any advice please xxx
Although the Hi Gear Corado 4 canopy is going cheap at the moment, I don’t think it would be a good fit for the Vango Icarus 500, as apart from being slightly higher, the side door of the Icarus is right next to where the front of the tent slopes away. This means that the canopy will have difficulty sealing over the top and around the side of the tent. It might not be too good at keeping the rain off that side door.
If you are after something cheap then have a look at the Coleman Classic Awning http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/?brand=Coleman
That should be big enough to provide enough shelter to cover the the front door of the tent. It’s also a neutral colour so wouldn’t look out of place on your Vango Icarus 😉
Alternatively, you could create a tarp shelter, but unless you pulled part of the tarp over your tent, it won’t solve your door problem.
Thank you…advice much appreciated, your web site is amazing….great help and an absolute must for newbies like myself! :-))
Hi, Just bought a Hi Gear Voyager Elite 6 tent but porch out of stock everywhere. Does anyone know of another porch that might be an ok fit for this model? Thanks
Hi, I couldn’t spot anything exactly the same. The Voyager Elite is quite high. You could go with a separate shelter such as a tarp. Alternatively a simple generic shelter like the Coleman Classic awning. Cheers, Gav
Hi We have an Outwell Michigan 8. Please can you recommend an extension/porch canopy that will fit our tent? It seems impossible to source a secondhand Michigan extension! Many thanks
Hi, Not sure on this one. The Outwell Trout Lake 4 front extension looks the right sort of size, but that extension is designed to fit onto the front of the Trout Lake, so not sure you could make it fit the Michigan tent. You may have to go with something other than an outwell, such as a Coleman Classic awning to provide a bit more shelter, or even a tarp shelter. Cheers, Gav
Hi, we have an outwell nevada m but the extension has now been discontinued, is there an alternative extension/porch we could use?
There’s an Outwell Nevada M front awning available at the moment at Go Outdoors http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/outwell-nevada-m-front-awning-p261524
Are you looking at the Nevada M from a previous year?
Hi, I have recently bought a Gelert Bliss 4 but would like to extend it with a canopy? Could you recommend a canopy that would fit the Bliss 4 please, thanks
Hi Michelle, As you have probably found it’s hard to find an extension for the Gelert Bliss 4 but the Hi Gear Corado 4 is the same tent and Go Outdoors are currently selling off them very cheaply http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-corado-4-canopy-p146502 It is a different colour of course. Alternatively the Coleman Classic Awning may be of use, but check the measurements to see if it is the sort of extension you can make work. Cheers, Gav
Hi could you recommend a tent that would fit a gelert lakesbury 4 porch
We normally get the question of what extension would fit my tent, not the other way around 😉
If I’m correct, isn’t the Gelert Lakesbury 4 porch to fit over the end of the Lakesbury tent rather than the side? End fitting porches are much harder to use with other tents than side porches, since the ends tend to be very specific to the design of the tent.
You might be able to find something that’s under 2m high and fits within the dimensions of the porch, but it may be hard to find something that’s a good fit.
Hi, I am looking for a canopy for the Hi Gear Rock 5 tent, but an able to fine one. Do you have any suggestions for an alternative? Thanks Mel
Ria was looking for one too. Have a look at this comment http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/#comment-1428046385
You might want to ask Ria if she found a good solution.
Hi, I’m not sure if you have been able to find a canopy for your Rock 5 yet. If not, try the Mojave 5 Porch. When we were camping in our Rock 5 during the summer, we spoke to a family who had it on their Rock 5, and it fitted really well onto the front of the tent. We have recently bought one ourselves for next years camping trips. We have also found quite a few images of the Mojave 5 porch attached to the Rock 5 on Google Images so you you could take a look at those to see how it looks before you decide whether to buy one. Hope this information is of use to you.
Hi am looking for a porch to fit kalahari 8, what would you recommend as the porch for this tent has been difficult to find, cheers
That blue Kalahari 8 tent is very hard to find now. Lots of people have been after a blue extension.
However, you may be in luck. Just seen this come up on e-bay.
It is a porch for a Hi Gear Zenobia tent, however the seller claims that Go Outdoors say it will fit a Kalahari 8 tent. They also used it on a Kalahari 8 tent themselves.
Now the Kalahari 8 porch is 205cm high; so is this one. The Kalahari 8 porch is 345cm wide; the Zenobia porch is only 330 cm. As this is going over the side of the tent, I don’t think that difference in width is going to give you much of a problem. For just 15cm narrower, I would try and get this porch.
Hello, I’m looking for an extension to fit an Outwell Montana 6 (2012). Any advice appreciated.
I had a good hunt and found it difficult too to find one. You could try over at the Outwell Camping Club. https://www.facebook.com/groups/outwellcampingclub/
At a required height of 215cm, you may only be able to create a tarp shelter.
Hi ive got a Vango Icarus 600 tent in Moss and would like to buy the front enclosed canopy for it which is causing a problem. Could you let me know if i can get one from somewhere or alternatively what canopy would be compatible for it. thanks julie
Have a look at this comment here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/#comment-1463062216
We have a moss green Vango icaris 500 circa 2011? Can you recommend an awning to fit it. We have searched for the awning for this tent in that colour with no success . Thank you . Jilly
Yes, finding a match for the Vango Icarus 500 is a bit difficult. Rachel was in the same position. See here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/#comment-1521984677
Hi there would a vango Woburn 400 canopy fit a altantis 400
Any help appreciated
Hi Nicola. That’s a really good match. Obviously I can’t say for sure without trying it, but the dimensions look spot on and the Vango fitting looks as if it will work. Normally matching front extensions is really difficult but it looks like you’ve found a great combination there that looks like it will fit fine.
I have a vango Airbeam infinity 600. Can you tell me if you can only attach Airbeam extensions? And if not which pole one would fit ?
In theory you could fit a non-Airbeam side extension to an AirBeam tent. Front extensions can be a bit more difficult. For the Infinity 600 I think you’ll want to look for a side extension that’s around 205cm high, and around 205 wide too.
Thanks for that. Do all side ones wrap over the tent or do some clip. On the Airbeam there is nothing to clip on to. Thank you
Nearly all side extensions wrap over the top of the tent and don’t directly attach themselves to the tent.
hi gav its Yosemite shaun here my mate is after a bear lake 4 2009 front extension , they are so hard to get hold off , can you recommend an alternative that’s close mate
Hi Shaun, Unfortunately finding an alternative front extension for the Bear Lake 4 from 2009 is almost impossible. Something like the large Vango Excel Side awning might be big enough to go over the side door, but totally the wrong colour. The Coleman Premium Side canopy is green, but still not a colour match. A couple of other options. 1) Get a neutral coloured camping tarp as additional sheltered space. 2) Go to a tent repair place and get some side panels made up for the Bear Lake shelter. Cheers, Gav
Hi. I am looking for a front porch for my Corado 8, can u help please?
So I’ve had a good look but finding it difficult to suggest a really good solution.
Front extensions are always difficult to find when the manufacturer stops making them as you need one that will easily fit the front of your tent, and there are many subtle design differences at the front of tents.
Side porches are usually easier to find and you can match up different side porches from different brands and they can still fit…though colour sometimes doesn’t match.
Unfortunately the Corado 8 is a large tent and I couldn’t see a side porch I could confidently suggest you look at.
All is not lost though. If you just need an extra shelter to sit, eat, and cook in, consider a large tarp and some windbreaks.
It’s what we did this year and didn’t need the extension once despite many camping trips. See this for more info http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
Good luck! Cheers, Gav
Hi thanks for that will look into it. looking at the porch for the new hi gear Oasis 8 not sure weather to risk.
Unfortunately the Oasis 8 has different dimensions. For example, it is 550cm wide and the Corado is 50cm shorter. Likewise with height, with the Oasis is 235 cm but the Corado is 220cm. The front canopies are unlikely to line up well, with a big gap above and either side of the tent. If you can live with the gaps you might be able to make it work, but it’s not something I’d risk.
Hi, Whilst camping, I stupidly left the poles for our High Gear Rock 5 at the camp site. Do you know what size poles I need to replace each of the 3 sections, e.g. length and width?
Also I am not sure if this is of use to you, however I have seen a few comments asking about a porch or canopy extension for the Rock 5. Whilst away in the summer a family we spoke too had the Rock 5 with a Mojave Porch attached to the front. It looked like it fitted really well, so much so we have recently purchased one ourselves for next years camping trips. That is if I can find the replacement size poles for the tent first, haha.
Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to provide me.
Here is a picture of the Mojave Porch attached to the Rock 5 tent
Thanks for the info on the Rock 5 + Mojave Porch. They do look like a really good match.
Unfortunately I don’t know what length poles the Rock 5 uses. Hi Gear do a number of poles here, but no indication of what fits what http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping/tent-spares/tent-poles/hi-gear
You could try ringing Go Outdoors on 0330 008 1555.
Another company to try is Tent Spares: http://www.tentspares.co.uk/brands/Hi-Gear.html
I couldn’t see any Rock 5 poles, but these things are fairly generic, so they may be able to set you up with something equivalent. Give them a call on 01455 239 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope that helps and let us know how you get on. Cheers, Gav email@example.com@tentspares.co.uk
I need porch for highgear colarado & any ideas please ?
I’ve had a look and these do now appear very hard to come by, even second hand at the moment. Hi Gear change their tent models but sometimes keep the dimensions the same. If you don’t mind that the colour doesn’t match, you may be able to find something that fits at Go Outdoors. Take the measurements of your tent (height & width), and you may find something that fits that size.
Alternatively if you are just after some extra shelter, you could use a camping tarp http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
We’ve been using a tarp and a windbreak all last year instead of an extension and it worked really well for us.
Good luck. Cheers, Gav
Hi, we’ve just purchased a vango seaton 800 upsizing from our coleman coastline 4. We’d like to get a shelter for the side after getting a lot of use out of the front shelter on the previous tent. Any recommendations please?
Would the coleman classic awning work on this…?
Hi Carrie-Anne, yes, with a height of 200cm the Coleman Classic Side Canopy should be a good fit, though a different colour. Vango’s Excel side awning would probably also fit and comes with a door. Alternatively a neutral colour camping tarp can work well as an additional shelter and what we used last year instead of an extension. You can still find a blue Vango adventure tarp available at Millets that should match the colour of your tent, but it could be a bit small against your 8 man tent. Hope that helps. Cheers, Gav
I am looking for a porch for my Vango Maritsa 600, do you have any suggestions please?
I’ve been looking around and it’s hard to find something. The Maritsa is a unique shape.
There used to be a front canopy for the Maritsa 600 that was 300 cm wide and 205 cm high.
The closest fit that I found was the Kampa Watergate 8 canopy which is 300cm wide but only 200 cm high. A bit of a gamble on if that would fit, and also a different colour.
Alternatively you might want to try using a camping tarp for some additional shelter. http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
Another option is the Coleman Classic Awning that is 205 cm high, the same as the front of your Maritsa. It not enclosed, but would provide some extra shelter, especially if you combine with a wind break. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coleman-Classic-Awning-Grey/dp/B0030BG9TW?SubscriptionId=AKIAJW7U4SN36JCSUO6Q&tag=geouwithki-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0030BG9TW
Hope that’s been of some help. Cheers, Gav
Hi, I wonder if you can help- we love our Outwell Georgia 7P but really want an extension to give us some shelter when its wet, and so we can leave the cooker outside, rather than in the tent. Outwell only do the awning for Georgia 7p so I wondered if there were any other extensions that might fit? thanks Philippa
This last year we’ve created a large outdoor kitchen, including with Outwell Kitchen and table, all under a shelter. You can read about it here: http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/camp-kitchen-setup/
This keeps all the cooking away from the tent and we found a practical alternative to an extension. I don’t think you’ll find an extension that fits onto the front of the tent as well as Outwell’s. There are a few side extensions 220cm high, but don’t match the colour of the Georgia 7P. Using a camping tarp might be your best option.
I have a vango meadow 600 im looking to enclose the front porch ..any ideas what will fit ??
Hi Juls, As you are probably aware, Vango make an enclosed side extension for the Meadow V600 (the Exclusive extension), but not unfortunately for the front. Find an extension from another brand to fit on the front of a tent can be a bit tricky due to the different widths of the tents as well as all the different shapes of tents. You could of course make the shelter on the Meadow a bit more sheltered with some tall wind breaks or even get a very large camping tarp to cover it, but I couldn’t find a proper extension that looks a good fit. Probably the best bet is to get the enclosed Vango side extension if you need extra storage or bedrooms, and then use wind breaks to make the canopy area more sheltered for cooking and eating. Cheers, Gav
hi I have recently bought a regatta 8 man premium tent and im having trouble finding a porch to fit, would you be able to recommend one here are the dimensions for my tent the height is 200cm and the width is 315cm thanks
Is that the blue one? I found it hard to find something that matches the colour.
However, something like the Gelert Side Porch or Hi Gear Kalahari Elite Porch should fit. Although it’s 205cm high, there should be enough material there to match up to the side of your tent. http://tidd.ly/5086be46
Another extension that is a bit higher (210cm) is the Vango Anteus Side Awning. The good thing about this is that it is blue…though a slightly different shade. http://tidd.ly/5151b229
Again, there’s plenty of material on the extension to wrap over your tent, so the minor height difference shouldn’t an issue.
If colour matching is a concern, the best solution might be to create an extra sheltered area using a neutral coloured camping tarp.
Hi gav thankyou very much for taking the time out to search for a porch i really appreciate it and thanks for replying I will be definitely the vango as I would like the colour to match ????
Hello, I’m looking for an awning to fit a Vango icars 500 (2009 model). Height 200cm and width 315cm. Thanks
The Coleman Classic Awning would probably work OK, though it’s not a fully enclosed awning. (see here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0030BG9TW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B0030BG9TW&linkCode=as2&tag=geouwithki-21&linkId=SWMQEC62EZETYYZD)
The Kampa Watergate Enclosed Canopy is also 200cm high (see here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BHXIA6K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00BHXIA6K&linkCode=as2&tag=geouwithki-21&linkId=B7R7FH4NS5ETQNDJ), though probably not a good colour match and would certainly make your tent an interesting shape.
Front porches are more difficult to find than side porches.
The Coleman Enclosed Front Porch (see here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AO0MUQI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00AO0MUQI&linkCode=as2&tag=geouwithki-21&linkId=4OM4C3BVJHGZQ4FK) fits onto the Coleman Coastline 4 which is also 200cm high, but only 290cm wide. You might be able to make it work, but it’s a bit of a gamble.
Alternatively, you could just use a tarp shelter for some additional space. See http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
Thanks Gav. I’m doing a lot of looking around at options. Do you think that the Kampa Oxwich 5 Canopy will fit??
That’s a good find. I believe the Oxwich 6 is 200cm high, so that’s a pretty close fit. I couldn’t see how it fitted to the tent, but I’m sure something could be made to work. The 2015 Canopy is available at Camping World, but it is quite pricey.
Hi I have a Blue Kalahari 10. I can’t find a Blue porch anywhere as they’ve upgraded to the elite in green. Would the Vango Anteus Side Awning work? Thanks in advance x
Yes, I think you’ve found a good match there. I believe your Kalahari will be slightly taller than the Anteus Side Awning, but not enough to cause a problem. If you go for this option and find that the guy lines that secure the Anteus Awning over your tent are too short, simply buy some spare guy line from any camping shop and tie to the Awning’s rear guy lines to make them a bit longer.
Hi, we have a Skandika Montana 6 tent and are looking for an extension/porch etc to give us some extra space. Skandika do not sell these so we are looking for an alternative that we could use, any suggestions please?
Have a look at the Vango Anteus Side Awning. They’re currently proving popular for blue tents, so not sure how long stocks will last.
I found some available at Go Outdoors http://tidd.ly/3925bc63
You should be able to pull the material at the back of the awning over the top of your Montana but as the Skandika tent has taller sides than the rounded ones found on the Vango Anteus, the awning’s fabric may not fit perfectly, which is always a gamble when fitting tents from different brands.
An alternative idea that could match the colour of your tent would be to use a tarp like the High Peak one. http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
If you just need some shelter rather than enclosed tent space, you could pull part of the tarp over the top of your tent, and then secure the tarp poles at the front, creating a shelter over the doors of your tent.
Thanks for your help Gav, we’ve actually decided just to bite the bullet and upgrade to the bigger version. It’ll give us the space we need now and in the future when hopefully our family grows. Appreciate your time and help though!
Hi all I’m wondering if any 1 knows where I can buy a hi gear voyager 6 porch from in blue. As the new 1 out now are green. ??? I’ve searched and searched and this is the 1st time I’ve drawn a blank when finding some thing. Thanks michele
Yep, that’s a tough find.
According to this person selling a Hi Gear Voyager 6, they are using the Mojave 5 porch. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hi-Gear-Voyager-6-Complete-Package-/261810425444
But finding a Mojave 5 porch is also being difficult, though someone is selling a tent with porch here. Bid price is currently low though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HiGear-Mojave-5-Five-Berth-Tent-With-Porch-tent-carpet-and-footprints-/301563837179
Hi does anyone know if there is a porch or tent extension for the lichfield yuchi
Hi Lynne, A side extension that is around 200-210cm high would make the most sense, but since the Yuchi already has a porch over the entrance door, you would need a long side extension to get any benefit, as most of the extension would be taken up with the porch. I think it really depends what you need the extension for. If it is just for eating, sitting, and cooking, I recommend you look at getting a camping tarp and a wind break or two. You can position the tarp right up (and even over) your existing tent entrance, so you can walk in the dry straight from your tent to your sheltered enclosure. Hope that helps. Cheers, Gav
Hi, desperately after a green extension canopy for my 2012 Vango Kasari 600. Ive searched high and low but cant find one! Any ideas or one that may fit? Many thanks in advance!
Effectively your Vango Kasari 600 already has the Vango side extension already built in.
I did find this picture here of someone fitting side extension onto the Kasari. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/tents/userimages/9912.jpg
It doesn’t look a perfect fit, but it appears to work. Not sure if that was the official extension or something else.
The closest Vango match I could find is the Excel Side Awning. http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/campsite/114-excel-side-awning-small.html
Unfortunately this is 240cm wide and I believe you need 260cm width? Vango have also been tweaking their green colour, so you may not find an exact colour match.
A non-Vango option might be something like the Hi Gear Voyager Elite 6 porch, though that is 290cm wide, there is some material that you can gather in to make it work, but you’ll need to have a look and judge that for yourself.
If you are just after another sheltered area to sit and eat, a camping tarp and wind break could be an easier way to go.
Hi, we have a Coleman Columbus 6 tent and are looking for a side awning/extension. It is a great tunnel tent but it is slightly narrower one end than the other. So am wondering if a side awning would fit? Can anyone help?
That tent is an interesting shape!
You might be able to put a side extension on at an angle. One with plenty of material to cover. But it may look a little odd and not be a perfect fit.
Colour matching may be an issue too. I looked at some blue extensions but none appeared to be a good fit for your tent.
Perhaps going for a tarp and wind breaks will be the best option. You could get a big tarp and pull over the top of your tent, securing with long guylines on the far side, and then with tarp poles on the front – a bit like the canopy in the picture but a lot bigger.
Put a windbreak around and you have an area that’s protected a lot from the elements and you can walk in and out of your tent in the dry.
It may also help with colour matching. You could go with a neutral light grey tarp, like the High Peak one we reviewed.
Looking for an extn in green to fit a Nevada mp 2014 Either an open front or a side extn.
You’re in luck. I just checked and the 2014 front awning is still available at Camping World: http://tidd.ly/509b568a
Hi we were looking for a cheap extension for a 2012 outwell Birldand 3 and wondered if a hi gear Corado 4 canopy would fit? Thanks
Unfortunately the Hi Gear Corado 4 canopy is 320cm wide and your Outwell Birdland 3 is 255cm wide. Sometimes you can make things work with a little difference, but I think this may be difficult to do in this case for a successful awning. The Corado 4 canopy is not very deep either, so you wouldn’t get a lot of space once the sloping front of the Birdland is taken into account.
I’ve had a search and it’s difficult to find a great match. The Hi Gear Aura 3 porch looks a better fit. Again, it doesn’t exactly match the dimensions of the Birdland 3, but it is deeper and has material at the back that you can use to make a better fit around your tent.
However, if I were in your shoes I’d look at getting a neutral coloured tarp to use as an additional shelter, with some windbreaks. You can even cover the front of your tent with part of the tarp so that you can come in and out in the dry.
Hi does anyone know if there’s a extension for the lichfield yuchi 8 man tent (old version)
Hi Lynne – did you as this before
See conversation here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/#comment-1932105533
Hi looking for a porch for a regatta 8 man premium tent can any one recommend anything
Karen was also looking for a porch for the Regatta 8. See the conversation here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/#comment-1815923355
Thanks a mill will look at the post
Subject: Re: Comment on Tent Canopies, Porches, and Extensions – Search for one that fits your tent
Thanks a mill will look into them
I wasn’t sure which Adventura tent it is as the link was to a dome tent, but isn’t this the tunnel tent? http://www.halfords.com/motoring-travel/camping-caravanning/5-6-man-tents/aventura-6-man-family-tunnel-tent
If you have the dome tent then have a look at the Coleman Classic Canopy or the Vango Adventure Tarp. http://shop.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/shop/vango-adventure-tarp/ It won’t give you a closed shelter though.
If you have the Tunnel Tent then finding an extension that fits well on the front is going to be difficult, and even a side extension could be problematic as the side door is close to the sloping front, so the porch may not fit too well.
If you need a big shelter, we’ve been using the High Peak Tarp 2 throughout last year rather than a tent extension. See here http://shop.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/shop/high-peak-tarp-2/
Add some windbreaks and a few extra tarp poles, and you have a large outdoor kitchen and living space, which can free up a lot of space in your tent.
However, if you’d rather have more space in the tent, say for a camping holiday where you’ll be staying a number of nights, then rather than invest in lots of extensions, you might want to think about upgrading your tent.
Here’s some 6 person family tents http://shop.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/product-category/camping/tents-camping/6-person-2-bedrooms/
Look at the layout of the Boston 600 for example: http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tents/easy-camp-boston-600-tent-2013-tour/
You have a much larger living space, more light, and even weather protection on the side entrance, which you can always use as storage space if you are not going in and out of the side door.
Lots to think about there. Hope that helps though.
Is there a canopy for the regatta premium 4 man weekend tent?
That’s a difficult one. I couldn’t find a great match.
How about something like the Vango Adventure Tarp. You might be able to get matching blue one. http://shop.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/shop/vango-adventure-tarp/
Have a look at the dimensions and see what you think. It might give you a bit more of a shelter around the front of your tent. A bit more than the door canopy possibly than you have already.
You could also go for a bigger tarp like the one we’ve been using: http://shop.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/shop/high-peak-tarp-2/
Hello Everyone, I have just purchased the Outwell Trout Lake 6 2014, but unfortunately now I can’t find anywhere to buy the front Extension from. Does anyone know when I could get it from, or offer an alternative. Thanks in advance, Ross
I had a good look too and could not find anything either unfortunately.
As an alternative, have you considered a tarp shelter? Here’s one we’ve been using with an Outwell Hornet XL instead of an extension http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/camp-kitchen-setup/
I am trying to find the side porch for the coleman coastline 6, but its not available anywhere. is there any alternative ones that can be used?
Sorry for the delay in replying. It’s been a busy weekend testing a new tent
Yes, it looks like the stocks of the side porch have sold out everywhere.
Have a look at this conversation with Lyndsey, who is also looking for a Coleman Coastline 6 extension. http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/universal-tent-extensions/#comment-1980786623
I have a coleman 5 instant dome tent. Any ideas what i could use as a porch. They dont do one for this tent even though they advertise one on coleman web site. Mistake thet say when i phoned them .
Have a look at the Coleman Classic Awning. There’s one available still on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0030BG9TW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B0030BG9TW&linkCode=as2&tag=geouwithki-21&linkId=ZZL6N5KWLTSCAMJB
You may have to experiment a bit, but it should be high enough to over the top of your tent, creating a large porch in front of your main door.
Alternatively, look to use a tarp shelter (a bit like we do here http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/camp-kitchen-setup/).
Hope that helps,
Hi Am looking for a canopy/extension for my vango infinity 600 tent… Is there a universal one? Thanx
So last year’s Infinity 600 tent used the Exclusive Side Awning. Vango still make the Exclusive side awning. Do the dimensions of this year’s awning work for you?
There’s also a cheaper non-airbeam version: http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/campsite/115-exclusive-side-awning-large.html
Hi I was wondering if you new or had any suggestions on a canopy for the Southwold Air 8 tent. We only brought the tent last year and was surprised that they have discontinued it. Many Thanks
Yes, it’s really annoying when manufacturer’s end things all of a sudden and you can no longer find an extension.
This year it is hard to find an alternative that has a good colour match.
I’ve added some thoughts and suggestions here: http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/tent-canopies-porches-extensions/7/
The best I could find was Vango’s inflatable side extension, though it’s a completely different colour. My personal preference would be to create a separate shelter using a neutral coloured camping tarp.
Lovely thank you very much for your help.
Hiya I am really struggling to find a decent fit canopy or porch for my sunncamp vario 6 tent. It’s 220 high and 390 wide, luckily the front is flat vertical where I want it to go, so I don’t have a slope to contend with. Do you think something like a Colorado high gear 5 canopy would do it? Ideally I wanted something that would close but I think I’m expecting too much! Many thanks
Do you mean the Hi Gear Corada 6 Front Canopy? If so, I’m not sure you’ll be able to find a new one, unless a Go Outdoors store still has some stocks left.
Fitting front extensions is actually much more difficult than the sloping side extensions.
Since the Corado 6 is 215cm high and 410 wide, you might be able to get it to work, but you’ll need to try and get the Corado canopy over the top of your Vario 6 tent.
Alternatively, something like the Hi Gear Kalahari Elite Porch might be another option, putting that extension over your side door.
Since the Corado extension is an open ended shelter, I’m wondering if you’re more after a sheltered area to sit out under outside your door than increasing the indoor living space of your tent?
If so, there could be another option by using a camping tarp like the large one we’re using http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/high-peak-tarp/
You could place one side of the tarp over the top of your tent at the front. You would put poles out to the side and front (you can get extra poles; most tarp kits only come with two). That would create you a sheltered cover. Add a few windbreaks at the side and you’ll have an enclosed are right outside your tent’s front door.
You would probably want to get that down in strong winds, but it might offer perhaps a more flexible option and you won’t have to worry about colour not matching.
I hope that helps.
If you decide to get an extension or create a shelter for a tent it would be great if you came back here and posted some pictures
Does anyone know if an outwell glendale E side extension will fit onto an outwell vermon XLP side the height is the same but I’m not sure how far over the material will go, given the different widths of the tent.
I take it you have the green Vermont XLP?
I don’t know for sure if it does fit, but the height is a good match. The sides of the Glendale E tents I think are a little more curved than the Vermont’s, which might mean the fit isn’t perfectly flush, but I can’t see anything in the side extension pitching instructions tha would cause an issue.
If you do go for it, come back and post us a picture to show what it looks like.
Hi Gav, yes Ive got the vermont xlp, and im concerned about the length of the part that reaches over the roof, not really worried about the sides. The width of both tents are quite different.
Interesting ive just seen this on gumtree….Ive asked them what extension that is as it looks perfect for what I want
That’s looking a really good find, and a proper colour match, unlike the Glendale E extension.
yup got the xlp, concerned about the roof part (might be too wide), just seen this on gumtree, perfect for what I want. asking them what model it is.
Unfortunately it’s too small. The front extension needs to sit just outside the width of your tent.
The side extension I mentioned yesterday, the Hi Gear Kalahari Elite porch should fit, but it’s a lot more than £30.
A tarp shelter may be the best option unless you can find a secondhand side extension.
Good find Yes, that looks like it could be a good fit….and a good sizes extension for the price.
Great thanks so much, I have just bought it
Pop back and post a picture of it on your tent. I’d love to see it and here how you got on.
If it is the Vermont P side awning it is perfect. It was made for your tent 😉 Hope you manage to get it.
Does anyone know if the Easycamp wichita 500 front extension will fit the Easycamp Boston 500? Or anything else similar? I have found the official Boston 500 awning bit it hasn’t got any sides and after the drenching we got at the festival this time last year would prefer something enclosed to keep the cycle trailer and wet gear in!
This you the Boston 500A is fully enclosed. http://shop.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/shop/easy-camp-boston-500a-awning/
It is 210cm high and 310cm wide. Does that match the dimensions of the Boston 500 you have? Or were you looking for something else?
Hi We have a Vango Exclusive Palena 600, which they no longer make. We are after a shelter/sun canopy rather than an extension- it’s a big enough tent, I just need shelter for cooking in the rain etc- but having huge problems. Vango themselves say there isn’t anything that is compatible. My local camp shop have suggested the Vango Advernure Tarp but I’m not sure it is big enough. I really wanted something ‘attached’ to the tent as there is no porch at all on the tent. Any suggestions?
A tarp is probably your most flexible option, though I agree the Vango Adventure Tarp is too small for the Palena 600.
We’ve been using the much bigger High Peak Tarp, which you can see in our article on creating a camp kitchen http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/camp-kitchen-setup/
We sometimes put the tarp right up to the front of the tent, or sometimes to the side, depending on what our pitch is like.
I couldn’t spot any other canopy option that will fit the Palena’s height of 220cm and width of 370cm.
I have a Lichfield Sandwood 4 + 2 exceed and am looking for the side extension…. does anyone know has this been discontinued?
So I’ve had a good search and also come up blank on this.
The only think I found that has the same dimensions as the Sandwood is the Vango Exclusive AirBeam awning in Green.
There’s not much around in blue this year., even in side awnings.
I think your best option might be to create your own shelter with a camping tarp. See here: http://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/camping/camping-tips/universal-tent-extensions/#tarp
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