Macpac Wanaka Camping Tent


Macpac Wanaka Camping Tent, Imperial Blue, hi-res



Macpac Wanaka Camping Tent

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Why we made this
A freestanding, family camping tent, the Wanaka is spacious for two and fits six at a push.
  • Product Description
    A freestanding, family camping tent, the Wanaka is spacious for two and fits six at a push. With a waterproof fly and floor, and featuring removable room dividers and a multiple vent system to maximise airflow, the Wanaka is perfect for family camping trips.
  • Design features
    Removable dividers creates two separate bedrooms and living room
    Free-standing design
    Dual entry and double doors
    Multiple vent system
    5 x 7001 alloy poles

  • Product Specifications
    Outer Fabric75D Polyester, PU Coated
    Tent Inner Fabric70D Nylon Taffeta
    Main Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm)1500
    Floor Fabric210d Nylon 10,000mm HH
    Floor Area (m2)9.8
    Pole Type6061 Alloy, 13.2mm
    Pitching SystemSwift-Pitch™
    Vestibule Size (m2)1.1
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)67 x 23 (rolled size)
    Weight (g)11000
  • Care
    Always dry tent components before storing
    When required, clean your tent with pure, non-detergent soap or Nikwax® Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
    Do not machine wash
    Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
    After washing, we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax® Tent & Gear SolarProof®
    UV damage — do not leave tent pitched in direct sunlight for longer than necessary
    Hot surfaces — do not pitch tent on hot surfaces as can cause blistering of fabric
    Repairs — fabric patches and a pole repair sleeve are included for temporary repair
    Contact Macpac Repairs Department for permanent repair — see ‘Warranty & Repairs’ link under the Help section for more information

4.6 / 5.0
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Perfect family tent
Only took it for one camp so far, but first impression is great.
April 12, 2020
Excellent family tent
Have now used it on half a dozen trips, and could not recommend it more. It is very quick to put up (and I can do it on my own, or even with the help of my 5 year old), and the first outing saw 12 hours of torrential rain and strong winds and it stayed perfectly dry inside. It also keeps quite warm in the side areas if the curtains are down, which is good for the kids in the cold. So far, cannot find a fault.
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November 1, 2019
Lightest family tent around
Bought this for family camping and it's great. It's small enough and light enough that I can fit the whole thing in my tramping pack in the event that we want to go an hour into a campsite (and have, once...). I can pitch it on my own if need be, and take it down easily. It fits into its bag easily too. We love it. The instructions are a bit lacking on where the pole for the entrance goes and the ends sometime pop up, showing that I got it wrong. Highly recommended if you want a tent that is large enough for a family but small enough to transport and get up simply.
February 20, 2019
top tent
We have had our Wanaka Tent for ten years plus. Used as second tent on camping holidays. Mainly used by Aunties and teenage children. Not to bad to put up. Lots of room and head space. Always find putting up doorway pole a problem. Off to get first repairs since purchased. Damage from an other tent . Top tent top design.
January 26, 2019
Light and yet strong, easy to set up! We’ve had many camping trips with this tent and still going strong! Can’t ask for a better family tent!
October 31, 2018
Macpac wanaka
I brought this tent for the summer of 2017..the tent is not the biggest of six men tents but is a very practical sleeping area for me my partner and two kids! So In our tent we have two porter cots one on either side and one queen airbed in the middle along with a zempire shelter at the foot of the entry it's a perfect camp base! With four humans in it sleeping the condensation is very bad! how do we combat this? do you have a solution? It would be like a shower in there with 6 men sleeping in it! Over all though my family and I are happy considering it's packed away size you do get a good sized base! I rate it highly.
December 5, 2017
Good tent with a potential issue.
I've just spent 3 month travelling the UK and other parts of Europe with my wife and 3 children aged 7, 9 and 10. I purchased the Wanaka specifically for this trip as I wanted to make sure I had a good quality tent.
Good points:
It may seem weird but what will stick with me most about this tent is the soft blue light that greets you in the morning even on rainy days. It may seem trivial but it brightened each morning. The tent itself was easy to erect and I could do it myself although I prefered help getting the fly over the top. Similarly packing up was simple and placing it in the bag was easy.
Once set up the tent was large enough for our family but we opted to leave our packs in the car. The "room dividers" were novel at the start of the trip but spent most of the trip rolled up.
The Vestibule is fairly small for the number of people but serviceable.
For most of the trip we had no problems with rain or condensation entering the tent. The only exception to this was a small patch where condensation that formed on the inside of the fly dripped through the mesh vents near the side rooms, this was only minor though.
The Issue:
Three weeks into this trip one of the Black (side) poles failed. On contacting Macpac I was informed the only approved repairer was in Edinburgh. As we'd just come from Scotland I decided to split the pole and see if someone could assist us in London. 5 days before we got to London (about 10 days after the initial fail) the second black pole failed in a similar position to the first failure and the next night both poles failed in a second position.
Arriving in London I emailed Macpac head office again and was told my only options in Europe were Edinburgh or the Netherlands.
The repairer in the Netherlands was great however, sending a full pole set to London for me to take what I needed and send the rest back.
These second poles have not failed, however I have been placing them in the peg loop and not there eyelet as a way to reduce stress on them. This hasn't seemed to negatively affect the structural integrity of the tent (though might have something to do with the condensation issue). I'm still yet to determine if the failure is the result of the tent design or a bad set or poles. I wasn't that impressed with the support structure in Europe though.
While I had the black poles out repairing them the rest of the tent seemed structurally sound and I felt would have got us through in a pinch if we were desperate.
October 8, 2016
Have used this several times since we've bought it. Great sturdy structure. Packs up into a small sports bag which is great to pack in the car. Thoughtful extras inside - e.g. tags for indoor lights to hang from, dividers so you can have individual sleeping compartments, and withstood rain without any problems. Kids love it and it makes you want to use it because it's so easy to care for and erect. Very happy with the purchase.
May 21, 2016
Great family camping tent
Fantastic tent. Uses 4 aluminium poles to hold fly which makes it pretty bomb proof. Only used it for a couple of nights so far but it's very stable in wind. Also features a clever fabric for tent floor which seems to repel water i.e. we rolled the tent up dry despite it sitting on wet grass (it rained overnight) - amazing. Downsides to this tent were: (1) Not set up as a display in any stores so it was a leap of faith buying it (2) Stitching was a bit sloppy, although it was more cosmetic than structural (3) Instructions were in essay form and I still don't know where the tent shell grommets are supposed to be fixed to - a picture is worth a thousand words and pictures were lacking from the instructions (4) The internal partitioned areas are on the small size and unlikely to fit 2 adults. Overall an excellent tent that is made of quality materials and I'm sure will last well. You can stand up in the middle which is a real asset for family camping.
March 20, 2016
Not too massive, not too small!
Finally, a family tent that doesn't weigh a ton but still with plenty of room and the technology to handle whatever the weather throws at you. After years of pitching tents specific for hiking it's been a relief to find a family tent that isn't over the top; this tent is for those that enjoy the simplicity of what camping has to offer – camping not glamping!
January 15, 2016
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What is the weight of this tent?
Claus L on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Claus,

11.4 kg.

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The Macpac Team
Hi. Can this tent fit 2 airbed (145cm wide each)?
Chi H on Sep 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chi, the width of this product is 370cm so you'd be able to fit the two airbeds with a bit of room to spare. Thanks for your interest.
Can you stand up in the Wanaka tent?
Jenny on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jenny. The Wanaka Tent at it's highest point is 1.8m