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Review Of The Sprayway Valley 4 For 365 Camping Caravanning

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 Sprayway Valley 4 Review

One Of The Tents From The New Range Of Tents From Sprayway
(Sleeping Capacity 4persons)

Sprayway Valley 4 Tent - Quality Tents From Sprayway

Front  Sun Canopy

The Tent
New for the 2008 season, the Valley range of tents from Sprayway leap into the market place with their innovative design and quality. These premium range of tents are backed up by an aggressive pricing strategy to ensure the camping world knows that Sprayway is ‘the new guy in town’ and is here to stay. The Valley range is available in  4, 6 and 8 berths versions. With each one available in a choice of Polyester or Polycotton fabric, a host of standard features (see below) and optional accessories of  matching extended sun canopy, windbreak and footprint providing something to suit everyone’s preference. The Sprayway Valley 4 tent is one good looking tent and there seems to be a lot of interest in this the smallest tent in the Sprayway Valley Range of Tents. The Valley 4 has some great features, a  4 berth tent with that stunning front fully integrated sun canopy.  Clever use of storage and well thought out design.
 

All Valley Tents Come with a Trolley  Bag

Front fully integrated sun canopy
Integrated rear bedroom storage area
Low level vents
Sewn In Groundsheet (SIG) in main living area
Mesh pockets in the inner tent
Integrated wardrobe
Large opening tuck away door
Groundsheet for entrance included
Internal organiser pockets
Adjustable pegging points
Pre-attached guy ropes
Electrical hook up access point

Pitching method: Outer first
Flysheet material: Durable Polyester (or Polycotton)
Ring and pin tensioners
Flysheet tensioners/d rings
Inner tent material: breathable polyester
Inner tent fire retardant
Inner tent groundsheet material: polyethylene
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head: 3000
Poles: steel
Continuous pole sleeves
Colour coded pole sleeves
Pegs: steel

Valley 4 Bedroom

With Built in Wardrobe


Pitch Footprint, Size and Weight
Width: 310 cm, Length: 480 cm, Height: 220 cm
Weight : 29.55kg (Polyester), expect the Polycotton in 40kg+ range

Erection and Pitching
Erecting is of a similar method to many of the Tunnel tents of this design i.e. Outwell Montana, Minnesota, Vermont etc except that this is pitched Outer first and not all-in-one. Take the poles out of the bag and connect them together and layout on ground in there respective colour codes. Layout the Outer tent (flysheet) on the ground and insert the roof poles into their respective colour coded sleeves. Attach the pre-bend poles to the roof poles and then attached the leg poles of the corresponding colours codes to the pre-bend roof poles. Starting at the rear pole, connect the leg pole base into the pin of the ring & pin system on either side of the flysheet, clip the pole to the flysheet via the black clips on the flysheet. Now raise the rear pole upright and guy out using the rear guylines to hold it in position so as you can now work your way along the flysheet to the front of tent repeating the same for each pole. Ensure the flysheet is now taut between each pole along both side of the flysheet  and re-peg the guy lines into their final position and peg the ring & pin at the end of each pole. The inner tent is of a completely enclosed one piece design consisting of integral bedrooms, living area and groundsheets. Open the front door of the flysheet and unroll the inner tent positioning so as the porch groundsheet is at the front of the flysheet. Starting at the rear of the flysheet, clip the bottom of the inner tent to the flysheets ring and pin system and attached the top of the inner tent to the roof pole sleeves via the toggles on the inner tent and the eyelets on the roof pole sleeves. Now work your way towards the front of the flysheet repeating each step. That's it job complete and what a good looking tent the Valley 4 is. As the Valleys pitch outer first then this may not be to everyone's liking but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. These tents will definitely turn a few heads on a campsite.
 

 

Pros and Cons

 

Side Door With Canopy

Pros:

Fully Integrated Front Sun Canopy
Large pack away Doors
Integrated storage area with wardrobe hanging rail
Multiple hanging points and storage pockets
Solid as a rock
Lot of tent for your money

Cons:

Groundsheet (Polycotton version)




 

 


The Cost
Sprayway Valley 4 – Polycotton £449
Sprayway Valley 4 – Polyester £259

Optional Extras


Windshield

Additional Canopy


Verdict
Sprayway have put a lot of effort into their Valley range as they are extremely well thought out designs with some ingenious touches. The interior window coverings unzip and literally fall into their own pockets (no more rolling and fastening with toggles), doors can be fully unzipped and stuffed into their own pockets and the wardrobe space at the side of the large bedroom is an ingenious use of space. Every spare bit of space is utilized to keep the bedrooms and living area clutter free. Sprayway deserve a round of applause. Sprayway have proved they can produce a tent of quality with some excellent standard features at a very competitive price. The Valley 4 is advertised as a 4 berth, If you are a minimalistic camper then you may well use this as a 4 berth but most modern campers like their home comforts of campbeds etc so with that in mind I’d consider this a more comfortable and roomy tent at 3 persons. This tent is pleasing on the eye yet solid as a rock and is sturdy enough to take anything thrown at it. Definitely a tent for the weekends and longer stays.
 

 

Information and Links
Currently Sprayway tents are only available directly from one UK stockist
Outdoor World  

For further information on Sprayway and their products visit Sprayway
Need even more space then take a look at the Sprayway Valley 6 Review Here

 


Reviewed by Camper Pete for 365 Camping Caravanning
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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