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Tent Showcase: Outwell Vermont XLP

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17 Reviews of the Vermont XLP        Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2  
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By: Fearlessward  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 22/07/2012

Have Just came back from Cornwall after wind rain and sunshine!

This year was my first camping holiday as a family for 8 years due to the fact that when I convinced my wife all those years ago how great camping was it rained none stop!

So after a bit of convincing this year was my last chance saloon!

After reviewing all tents that would give me space and quality I went for the Vermont XLP.

I ordered the tent on Monday and received it by Thursday leaving for hols on Saturday so no time to trial run set up.

Ok so this is how it goes never set up before took me and a friend 45 mins all poles the same easy!

Quality as you would expect from Outwell, we had wind rain and sunshine all in one week and had no problems what's so ever!

Space is great with 2 adults and 2 Children, we also bought the carpet which I would say is a must, it adds a bit of comfort.

To top it all the wife had a great time and is looking forward to next year! Can you believe it!

One thing only could do with lantern hook in front section that is all I found as an issue

(was it worth mentioning)

If you want a tent then this is it unless you have a couple of grand to throw about!
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By: Timme  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 29/08/2012

Absolutely fantastic tent, there are 7 of us, 2 adults and 5 children aged 3-17 years old. And it is perfect size for us all to have loads of room to move freely, it's warm and comfortable. The bedroom sizes are ample. We used the front porch as a kitchen area and it is perfect. I would highly recommend this tent to friends and family, or anyone else that should ask my review. I look forward to looking at awnings to add on to our space.
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By: Russandjax  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 07/09/2012

We just love the XLP, have used her twice now & the space is just amazing. I must confess there is only 2 adults so it really does deliver on so many levels for us.

It's still taking us a few hours to pitch, though we shave time off it, as it's been a big learning curve for us.

We wanted a tent that had a large enclosed canopy integral to the main tent. The panorama room offers us so much space, we can cook on one side, keep the fridge & cupboards on the other & still have masses of room.

We use the small bedroom as the en suite & the other 2 as one large bedroom. The wardrobe holds all clothes & shoes so the tent is easy to keep tidy.

The option of having it all open plan or 2 separate rooms is also great, the tent is so light & airey & the ventilation is fantastic. No condensation inside, even after a heavy dew.

We had strong winds one night & this tent does not budge.

Someone on site described her as being like a bungalow & yes she is! Being able to walk around, use different entrances, king poles included thus giving us further options, it's such a pleasure!

The Outwell quality is excellent, worth the money for sure.

Looking forward to many years with our *Vee*, our forever tent!

Heavy dew in a morning.
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By: Gilro  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 16/09/2012

Well it was a real saga to find one of these tents and I'm very glad we did. We've just had our first trip in it and we love it!We are a family of 5, with kids aged 9,7 and 4. We loved the space which meant we weren't tripping over each other when inside at night. The panorama room was enjoyed by us all and all the windows made it so bright; it was a big improvement on our last tent. We were on an exposed hillside and it was very windy, but the tent stood absolutely rock-solid. It didn't rain, so I can't comment on the rain at the front door issue.

We are very pleased with this tent - it was well made, solid in the wind, bright and spacious, just perfect for us. And we were only away for the weekend but it didn't seem to big - pitched in around 45 mins even though we're new at this camping lark!
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By: Melsandiford@fsmail  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2013

What can I say that others haven't a;ready said - this tent is an absolutely must for those who like space and comfort. There is only my husband and I but we like to have plenty of room and this tent provides it, laong with the security that in pretty strong winds and very heavy rain it will stand firm.

Pitching time with just the 2 of us is usually around and hour and a half to complete it properly but well worth the extra effort.

The drying rails were included in our package along with king poles both of which come in very handy.

The zip up windows are great allowing you to have as much privacy as you want and the wardrobe a good addition, which doesn't take anything away from the size of the lounge area.

The bedrooms are very versatile being able to have 1,2 or 3 bedrooms ( we usually have 2 of them into one bedroom and the other as an area for storage and the loo)

The panoramic room at the front is just lovely to sit in even when it is raining as you get full view of everything around you.

The only down side for me was having to buy the side extension (not enlcosed), and the reason we bought it was because in the rain if you are using the main door into the panoramic room, due to the shape of the tent (ie the front sloping) when you open it to come in it lets rain in.

In my opinion the side door needs to have some sort of 'overhang' to provide an area to come in and take off muddy shoes etc (or for my hubby who smokes, somewhere to have a cig without getting soaked) where you wont let the rain in with you. Although that said the addition of the side extension resolves that isse, but creates another with the overall width of the tent :-)

Love the ability to have the whole front opened up and the dividing door between the panoramic room and the lounge area can also be opened up in warm weather this allows for excellent ventilation.

All in all love the tent, wouldn't swap it! In fact we have just bought the Glendale 5 as a weekend tent as it is a similar layout to the XLP just on a little bit of a smaller scale.
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By: Wrcstarlet  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 11/08/2014

We have used our Vermont XLP twice so far this year (2014). I bought it as a package in the 2013 end of season sale for £900 which included carpet and footprint. We are a family of 5 + dog and the tent fits us in well with plenty of room to spread out on rainy days. It is easy to pitch far more so than our old Hi-Gear Zenobia 6 with porch. We have had some pretty heavy rain while in it and never had so much of a drip. My only complaint is that it could do with a canopy over one of the side doors for wet weather entry as the rain comes in when you open the front door. Overall an excellent tent an I'm sure we will enjoy it for many years to come.
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By: Russ2011  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 27/05/2015

This is a great tent with plenty of space. Very handy having the wardrobe to hide all of the mess! Also, the separate area at the front is great as a kitchen area. We used it for the first time this weekend as a family of 4 and had plenty of space in the bedrooms for beds and luggage. Fairly easy to pitch.
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By: Kyiako  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 07/06/2016

We had had the Nevada XL and wanted something for a longer period away so we shopped around, and eventually chose this over the polycotton version due to weight. This has not disappointed at all. The size inside allows us to cook, eat, and sprawl without getting on each other's nerves. As there is only 3 of us + dogs we use the extra sleeping pod as either closet storage and open up the full lounge or the teenager brings a friend.

We find that we can get the tent up and pegged out in about 1-1.5hrs, depending on the ground. Having learned lessons with our previous Outwell tent, we didnt even bother with the plastic pegs (which are sitting pristinely in the peg bag) and invested in some heavy pegs and rock pegs. We also found tiny pegs useful for pegging out the rain flaps on the porch, as we always seem to end up in torrential rain! The lack of a rain protected entrance is a nuisance but we usually use the front entrance as rain drips are more annoying on carpet.

We find the carpet is essential and the roof protector really makes a difference to keeping the day's heat down.

We call this our portable holiday home, and with exception of a bathroom, (conveniently provided by campsites) bricks and mortar could not provide us with anything more. We would not use it for anything less than 3 days however, due to the time it takes to get set up.
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By: Tyvix  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating:   Date: 12/06/2016

Well what can I say about this fantastic tent, we stay for 7 nights in Devon with our 2016 Outwell Vermont XLP, to start the tent is huge but for my husband & myself plus our 2 huskies it's just perfect.

This was our first time pitching & this took us best part of 2 hours ( but that was everything including beds, kitchen items, clothes and putting wine to chill).

We decided to go for this tent because if it rained we had a separate place to dry the dogs, we was very lucky we did not have a drop of rain for the whole week.

We used the built in wardrobe which came in very handy to change your clothes in without all the neighbours seeing. We had all the bedrooms open so we had plenty of space to walk around the bed without struggling.

The middle room is big enough to fit our two chairs, table & for comfort a two seater blow up sofa and still had plenty of room for the dogs to stretch out for the night.

We did feel that the front opening door could be better with a insect screen so we could leave the door open without the hastle of insects getting in.

The towel rails are a excellent idea and came in handy not just for towels. We feel the window with the Zips on are so much better than the Velcro ones that after a couple of uses starts to sag in the middle, these will not. The storage in the main part of the tent always come in useful.

This tent when pitched was not going anywhere, we felt safe and secure that if there was any rain/ wind or bad weather this tent would cope, we also purchased the roof protector for the Vermont and we used this with the silver side facing outwards to keep the tent cooler, this was easy enough to fit apart from the Velcro on the black side was left redundant with using it this way.

On the whole is this a fantastic amazing tent and one I would recommend to anyone.
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By: Beady  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 22/08/2015

Just come back from 8 nights in our new tent. The quality of this tent is excellent. Had a couple of nights of heavy rain but no drips or leaks. The downside, as others have said, is the sloping front with no rain canopy, so in wet weather the groundsheet gets soaked as you go in and out. Apart from that, it is perfect. We had plenty of room in the porch area for a table and chairs, cooking equipment, cupboard, and even stored the huge roof box from the car in there! The living area is huge, and the pale colour of the fabric makes it feel light and airy inside. The wardrobe is brilliant for hiding all the clutter, and the numerous storage pockets were also very handy. The towel rails are a fantastic idea. The zipped window blinds are quick and easy to use. So much better than the velcro ones we had on our old tent. The sleeping pods are a good size, and the little low down windows are an excellent idea, both for looking out to check the weather, or for ventilation during the night if it gets a bit stuffy.

The tent itself is easy to put up and take down, but pegging and unpegging the guy ropes takes ages. I guess that's the price you pay for having a huge tent! It will be a lot of effort if we go away for a couple of nights, but for an extended stay it was well worth it.
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Manufacturer's Description

Ideal for large families, Vermont XLP sleeps seven (2+3+2) in a tunnel design with pre-angled steel poles to maximise internal space. Charcoal grey inners feature embossed fronts with a red bottom stripe in the Royal Master Bedrooms. Three zones - wet room, dry room and inner tents – offer flexibility and convenience along with a sewn-in groundsheet and Panorama Front and flysheet doors with mesh lining.

Technical specifications
Type of tent: Four room tunnel tent
Sleeps people: 7
Hydrostatic Head: 6000 mm
Flysheet: Outtex® 6000 (100% polyester oxford / taffeta) with taped seams
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 1 living room
Poles: Steel poles 19-22 mm, 3 upright steel poles
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet: Sealed Ground System
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Pack size flysheet: 78 x 40 x 42 cm
Pack size poles: 23 x 76 cm
Weight flysheet: 33.25 kg
Weight poles: 23.6 kg

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