“Takes quite a deal of time to set up. The system works well in anything but wind, but the bag is very large with all the components. The biggest disappointment is the bag itself, which has already been shredded, and replaced with a higher quality canvas. Honestly on a $400 tent they should be able to figure out a decent bag to stuff it in.”
“The poles, no matter which way fitted, left the whole thing sitting lopsided; the tent appeared to have been stitched lopsided.
We used the sheltapod twice.
The first time, no wind, and other than lopsided, it was ok.
The second time out, Pembrokeshire, a little wind - not gales - and the whole thing flapped around madly, even after we moved our truck and resited it - twice! At 3am we gave up and took it down - no one else on the site had any problems.
It was very unsatisfactory, so we sold it when we came back from Wales.”
Hi Jon, we're very sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience with SheltaPod. If there was a manufacturing fault with the stitching and we had known at the time, we would have been able to offer you an exchange.
“This looks fantastic and is a fantastic idea, but we had issues from the start with broken poles and ripped peg loops.
We took it with out VW in summer 2018 to CampBestival, the weather was horrendous but the awning leaked constantly through the seams and every morning we was left with a soggy sleeping bag.”
Sorry to hear that you had problems with your SheltaPod, we have made significant improvements to the design and materials over the last few years to make the SheltaPod more durable. Thanks for taking the time to review.
“Awkward to set up with two, very difficult with one. Floor strap broke after only two uses and company wouldn't repair or replace. Inner tent suspension system takes up way too much of the tents volume.”
“not happy, took much longer to erect than stated, the description at the time was ambiguous about attaching it to a vehicle in as much as it gave the impression that only for the drive away facility did one need to purchase the kador strip. sold it after one use.”
We're sorry that you were not happy with your purchase. A kador strip is necessary for driveaway set up and/or if your C Channel is a different size to the 6mm beading of the SheltaPod, in which case a kador conversion strip is required. Thanks for the feedback, we will check for clarity on the website.
“spend alot on time looking at the mine field of different options on the market. your product seemed the best to fit what we were looking for. watched all the info videos. but when it came to using it a different story. its is a two person job to put. wher you youtube vids only use one person.(and before you think it i have been putting tents up for 30 years. for the force ten vangos to high north face mountain tents). the loop system is hard to get set evenly, where as the extra side panels offer no extra protection form wind or rain from the sides. we tried to use it as a stand alone options with no success at all.
to summarise we made the wrong decison buying this and should have opted for a much more robust awning.”
Sorry to hear you've had some difficulty setting the SheltaPod up.
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“The shelter leaks very badly along the the section that you insert into the awning rail. Very disappointed with the quality, this meant that we couldn't leave the door open or a jar as the water dripped into the van from the join between the black webbing and the material of the sheltapod.”
Sorry you've had some difficulty setting the SheltaPod up. Have you seen our set up video guide? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv-fOk9VdRo&feature=emb_title
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