The Kiwi Camping Takahe 8 Blackout is now with a Blackout fly that blocks out the early morning sun for a longer sleep-in. The Takahe 8 Blackout family tent is a robust 3-room tent with near vertical walls and a large sunroom for extra space.

Crafted with high-quality materials, this spacious tent offers comfort and durability for your outdoor adventures. Its 150D PU polyester fly and breathable inner with heavy duty PE floor, ensures protection from the elements.

The tent boasts a 5000mm double-coated aqua rating, fire retardant, and UPF50+ UV protection for enhanced safety and comfort. Stay connected with power cord entry while staying organized with storage pockets. 

Assemble with ease using the colour-coded frame, and appreciate cooler temperatures and darker rooms with the Blackout PU Coating. The Takahe 8 Blackout guarantees unforgettable camping experiences with its quality zips, ropes, poles, and thoughtful features like lantern hanging points and privacy screens on the windows. Embrace the great outdoors in style and comfort with the Kiwi Camping Takahe 8 Blackout.

Kiwi Camping Takahe 8 Blackout Features:

  • 150D 185T PU polyester fly and breathable inner with heavy-duty PE floor
  • Blackout PU Coating reduces light for a more comfortable tent
  • Capacity: Sleeps up to 8 people
  • 3+ Rooms: Two bedrooms + central living area + sunroom
  • 3 Entrances: Main front entrance + rear entrance + 1 side entrance with gussets
  • 5000mm double-coated aqua rating with fire retardant and UPF50+ UV protection
  • 5 Windows: Three with ‘no-see-um’ mesh, privacy screens and storm flaps. Two PVC windows with blackout privacy screens in the sunroom
  • Air ventilation ports for greater ventilation in warmer weather
  • Bug screened fold away doors
  • Accessory pockets, power cord entry and LED light fixing points
  • Colour-coded frame for easy assembly
  • Peg mallet included
  • Easy-Grip Zip-Pulls
  • Hybrid frame
  • Power mesh pole sleeves
  • Storage pockets
  • Lantern hanging points

Kiwi Camping Takahe 8 Blackout Specifications:

Size: 650 x 470 cm
Floor Area: 16.4m² + 4.2m² (sunroom)
Bedrooms: 210 x 260 cm
Living: 210 x 260 cm
Sunroom: 210 x 200 cm
Packed Size: 80 W x 38 H x 38 D cm
Weight: 38.1 kg
Poles (Steel): 22 mm
Poles (Fibreglass): 9.5mm, 11m, 12.5 mm

NB: Regarding BlackOut Coatings:

The BlackOut coating is designed to block up to 95% of light and reduce the internal tent temperature by up to 10 degrees. There are four layers of coating applied to the fabric to achieve this feature. The material can sometimes have a ‘speckle’ effect where it looks like there is some light coming through the material, this doesn’t mean there is an issue with the flysheet.

NB: This does not have any impact to the performance of the waterproofing or BlackOut feature and is simply something that can occur with this material.


This tent is AMAZING!! Used for 8weeks straight, and pitched up in Central Otago (overlooking Clyde dam) while I did an orchard season. Pitched on unforgiving ground, endured some epic wind spells and a good rain/hail storm, this tent stood up to it all!! I honestly can't rave about this tent enough, everyone who was living around me in cabins etc were very impressed and mentioned often 'best advertisement' for this tent/brand. It definitely fooled other tenters new to the area, 'well that tent is OK let's put ours up next to it'....yup next wind they were slapped up against mine oops. The blackout feature is a bonus and worth it. On the site i pitched it we used cut down warratahs with D shackles for main fixing points as we knew about hard ground/wind etc yeah we really tested this tent....secondary pegs were from H&F then standard tent pegs for the rest of guy ropes. The pegs that come with tent are ample though for a more kinder camp site of grass :-) as I did test run on backyard before venturing Central. The 3 rooms ideal I used as storage/living/bedroom and front porch as kitchen space.

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