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Tent Showcase: Outwell Birdland 3

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3  (more 3 berth tents)
16.30 KG
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8.3/10 from 20 reviews

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20 Reviews of the Birdland 3        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Jeanetteand patrick  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 01/07/2012

Used our new Birdland 3 this weekend and we are very pleased with the easy erection and packing of the tent. I did not have any problems in strong blustery winds putting it up or taking it down seems very well made and airy. I will get the extension now I have read the comments about the door. We have a pair of wychwood fishing beds and found these just squeezed in with the the bedroom bulging a bit, but what a comfortable night we had!
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By: Such Fun  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 10/08/2014

I needed a tent that I could easily pitch on my own or with the help of an 8 yr old. This can be pitched by 1 person but it is much easier to shout 'hold that pole still' to a child. Have camped twice now in poor weather, high winds and it feels stable. Because of the shape and angle of the door it is much better with the Birdland 3 awning as this prevents the rain coming in and makes the tent much bigger. The sleeping area is a good size for 2 persons but we have slept 2 adults and 1 child as a double air bed and a roll mat will fit. The optional fitted carpet adds comfort and looks good. The tent is warm because of the fitted groundsheet and it can stop the bugs from getting in too. I have used this tent for 3 holidays and it is still in new condition (except the pegs that I have hit to death). I would buy a tent of this spec again.
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By: JOHNANDRACH  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 13/09/2014

This tent is great. We bought an Outwell tent because whilst camping in our previous very cheap tent, we noticed how sturdy(and dry)the Outwell tents looked. We chose this model because you can stand up in it (even if you are 6 foot tall)it is spacious for 2 people, extremely sturdy and doesn't let in water. It is easy to put up and take down and seems to be wearing well. We have just returned from 5 weeks camping in our tent and did the same last Summer. Last year we forgot the inner fly bedroom area but actually got used to not having it. We now often choose to not use it to give even more space.

Our only criticism would be the door - sometimes awkward to get into and because of the angle - rain can get in when it is open.
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By: Hamsamfa  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 15/07/2014

This is perhaps the smuggest tent in the world. And rightfully so!

Having grown up camping, it's been a few years since I've been and it's a relatively new hobby for my boyfriend!

Aside from the step by step guide online the instructions are fool proof and we pitched in no time at all straight from the box!

Every time we thought 'wouldn't it be useful if?' There was a hook or zip where we needed it!

As with all tents the three birth was perfect for the two of us, an airbed and bags.

Buy it now. Perfect for a quick getaway when it's going to be a sunny weekend!

We'll post another review closer to Autumn to see how it stands up in cooler weather!
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By: Jewsack  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2016

After getting wet last year in Brecon with 2 small hike tents, I decided to buy a bigger tent with porch, that I could still pitch on my own if necessary. After much debating between the Birdland 3 and a Coleman Vespucci, I decided on this as I got 15% off at Millets and got it for £238, the best deal I could get by far. Just back from 3 nights up at North Wales. Pitching is exceptionally easy and once used to it, can be managed by 1 person (it wasn't windy mind,that could need 2). Although not windy, the tent felt very sturdy and it certainly kept us dry, as it rained for 2 of the 3 days. 3 nice windows and plenty of room for what I need, I'm pleased with it as it's proved it's worth on my first use. My only concerns were that the poles sounded a bit creaky, that may have just been first used though and that the guy ropes were a little bit of a fiddle.
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By: Bernie47  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 16/06/2013

I bought the Birdland 3 to replace my excellently designed but now aging Gelert Alaska 4.

Whilst the Birdland is not the easiest of tents to erect single handed, it has stood up to high gales and torrential rain. The only problem is the door, as stated in an earlier review. It is a wide door with zips down both sides but not along the bottom. The bottom of the door is held in place by a single small Velcro patch in the centre, and in high winds this detaches and allows rain to enter the tent. This problem can be overcome by zipping up the inner mosquito screen, but it makes it awkward having to zip/unzip both the door and mosquito screen every time you enter or leave the tent.

I intend adding another couple of Velcro patches to alleviate the problem, but it should not be necessary to carry out remedial work on a tent in this price range, and I have therefore only given it 9 out of 10.
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By: Ah1501  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 24/06/2014

I have one of these tents and cant fault it. It has a large bedroom at the rear. This may be a struggle for 3 people as with most '3 man' tents. There's also ample room in the living area for a kitchen storage table and an aluminium roll up table with enough space left for a couple of chairs for lounging around in. The only floor I could find with this tent is the sloping door. On a wet camping trip, this could cause a problem when you unzip the door as it would let water run into the bottom/front of the living area. This is I guess why the 2014 version comes with a small canopy over the front. To overcome this slight issue I have been looking for the official birdland front extension but to no avail. This seems almost impossible to get hold of and I have since brought an easycamp Boston 400 extension with fits just perfect.

A note on the pitching and packing away of the Birdland 3, this is faily simple and took 2 of us 15 mins to erect and 20 mins on my own to dismantle and pack away.

I'd strongly recommend this tent if you are looking for a reliable, quality 2/3 person tent. At £180 for the tent and carpet combind (brand new), it was a steal!
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By: Nollwark  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 15/09/2012

Having now erected this tent 4 times (1 overnight, 2 weekends & 1 week), I'm beginning to get the knack of getting it up quickly single-handed. (Lay footprint out & peg down. Peg groundsheet rear corners, get all poles in place, keeping at least 1 peg in your hand while pulling both front guys together to raise the tent, & peg down to hold tent up while fixing remaining corners. Secure all poles, groundsheet pegs & guys . . . Job done :-) in about 30 minutes.)

This is great comfortable 1 or 2-man tent, especially with a dog who likes raiding the food supplies!. Bedroom holds double mattress, loo, & all food boxes secure from dog's attentions, & front area keeps dog secure from wandering, whether I'm there or not.

Lovely, light airy & very strong. Bit heavy, but not a real problem when travelling by car. The only downside is the previously mentioned lack of adequate ventilation, which means it can get a bit sweaty. But for my needs - a strong tent, easy to erect, with full standing height to avoid back problems, & good security for the dog, it's the best I've found so far.
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By: Tonymciob  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 23/05/2011

A really great tent for 2 people. There's good space for a double lilo. 2 bags and still a little standing room in the bedroom. At 6'1' I could just stand up in the bedroom and the living area has a lot more height. It was easy to erect and can be done by one person on a calm day. Quality was up to Outwell's usual standards and there's lots of good features on the tent with cable entries and lots of possible combinations for opening the door or vents. Have only used it for a weekend but could comfortably manage a week in it or a fortnight at a pinch.The half drop curtains are a nice feature. One does feel slightly exposed when the door is rolled up as all the living area feels open to the rest of the campsite. It missed out on 10/10 because of the bedroom dimensions. If the width of the bedroom had been 1.9m or 2.0m then one can place the lilo in ANY direction. As it is, you can only turn it through 180 degrees. Still a very comfortable, quality tent.
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By: Astrocamp  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/08/2011

We have now used the Outwel Birdland for several weekends and also for a stay of 5 nights. It takes around 30 minutes to erect the tent although we have not done this in adverse weather conditions. We like the tent and it seems a good size for 2 people. We have used it in the rain and it did not let in however it does not seem possible to tension the main roof in such a way as no puddles form. Whilst the pooling of water is small it is a concern that they are there and does delay the drying of the tent. It has not yet been tested in high winds. On the whole we are pleased with the tent and think it is most appropriate for us.
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Manufacturer's Description

An outstanding success, the Birdland 3 tunnel tent sleeps three and is ideal for couples or small families. Rain Safe entry through the wide front door leads into a living area with large windows to keep campers in touch with the outdoors. A great touring tent, the large, pre-attached Ambassador Master Bedroom makes pitching easy.

Technical specifications
Type of tent: Two room tunnel tent
Sleeps people: 3
Hydrostatic Head: 5000 mm
Flysheet: Outtex® 5000 (100% polyester oxford / taffeta) with taped seams
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Rooms: 1 bedroom, 1 living room
Poles: Steel pole 19 mm, Duratec fibreglass 11/11-12.7 mm
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Pitching way:
Flysheet first or as one
Pack size: 32 x 75 cm
Weight: 16.3 kg

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