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By: Mcguire6078  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 05/07/2010

We bought this tent last July and the more we camp in it the more we enjoy it. We particularly like the bedroom sizes/configuration as the 3 berth room makes an ideal double and the double berth room makes an ideal single. As with all tents the recommendation of a 5 berth would be far too cramped, but as a 3 berth (2 adults and one child) it is superb. Our only niggle with this tent has been the rain safe door which can put a big strain on the mesh door/zip (more about this in my review later *2009 Model Only). If you are after a good sized 3 berth family tent, then you can’t get much better than the Nevada M.

When we initially bought the tent we had not been camping for at least 20 years and it had features that I did not necessarily understand or see as necessary. However after several camping trips I can now identify lots of things that are great in the design and I’m so pleased that they are included.

SIG: Sewn in Groundsheet, this is a great feature as it seals you from the outside world. You are free from draughts, bugs/insects and the rain.

Mesh Doors: Fantastic feature! You can have all three doors open with the mesh doors closed, which creates a really good air flow without filling the tent with flying creatures or insects.

Three Opening Doors: One great feature of the Nevada M is that it has three opening doors. Even though it is nylon tent it does stay remarkably cool when the three doors are open (mesh doors closed). I’ve noticed this when visiting tent exhibitions as well, the Nevada is definitely a cooler nylon tent.

Good Ventilation: The Nevada has several ventilation points which all combine to help reduce condensation in the tent and help cool the tent in warmer weather. Most of the ventilation openings can be individually opened or closed.

Guy Rope Ties: I have appreciated this feature more and more as we have erected and dismantled the tent. It seems a fairly pointless feature at first but it is great for keeping the guys neat and tidy when packing the tent away.

Rain Safe Door (2009 models). Before I start, can I just mention that all 2010 models have had a complete redesign of the rain safe door and as far as I can see Outwell have now eliminated any problems. On the 2010 models the Rain Safe Canopy is much bigger and the attachment point for the rain safe door pole has completely changed.

Rain Safe Door: On the 2009 model some people have complained of too much tension on the Rain Safe Door caused by the door canopy pole. On our first pitch of the tent we did not experience this problem at all but have on other occasions. Interestingly enough we were back at the original campsite where we 1st pitched the tent this weekend and again we were tension free. My belief is that the problem is caused by the way in which the tent is pitched and most importantly of all is whether the pitch is completely level. On each occasion (only twice) where we have had excessive tension on the mesh zip door it has been on sites with a slightly sloping pitch. On both occasions we did not use the door. This has been the only niggling problem with the tent.

Set up Time: At a very leisurely pace my wife and I can have the footprint, tent, carpet, canopy and all wardrobes kitchen; beds etc unloaded and fully set up within 2 hours. The tent itself can be up within 10-15 mins and fully pegged and guyed within 30-40mins.

Doors Curtain/Mesh: Some people have mentioned that it can be a bit of pain with the curtain being in the middle of outside door and mesh door. As we only ever have the doors open with the mesh door closed or the main door fully closed (with the curtain down) we have not felt annoyed by this but understand that people do. One thing that we did find initially confusing was all the hanging toggles on the doors. With more and more practice we have got used to this and again have actually found the feature very useful.

Strong Winds: We camped in Cornwall last August in very strong winds, once the tent is up and fully peg and guyed the tent is very stable in the wind. One thing about Outwell tents they do seem to have a lot of guy rope points! As this tent has fibreglass poles, the most likely time to get a breakage is when erecting or dismantling the tent especially if it is windy. We lost two poles this way last August but a bit of Gaffa tape got me through the holiday until we could repair the poles on our return home.

Additional items to buy (Recommended)

Front Canopy – makes the tent so more usable as you have somewhere to cook and eat if the weather is not so good. Highly recommended

Ground Sheet: As the tent has a SIG (sewn in groundsheet) this is a definite must buy/make item as it keeps the bottom of your tent clean. It also gives you clean surface to work on when erecting and dismantling the tent. It is great aid in helping you to choose the ideal pitching spot for your tent as it gives the exact footprint size for your tent. You can easily move it around until you are happy about your final tent location on your pitch.

Carpet: This one has been a bit of a strange one. I always thought it was more of a luxury and a unecesary item but after having bought one and used it several times I would now class it as an essential must buy. It just makes the tent feel so much better and is way nicer on your feet in the morning/evening rather than standing on the plastic SIG. If you have not got one, get one. You really won’t regret it.

We have gone from liking this tent to loving it. We have been impressed by some of the design features which you really start to appreciate the more and more you use it, which to me has to be a sign of good design. Well done Outwell.
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By: SMwaPPW  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 05/07/2010

Just fantastic! Spacious, can be erected in 15 minutes, great access, hard-wearing - perfect for our needs and brilliant value for money! Every time we camp, we get compliments from other campers who are impressed by the ease of putting it up and the layout. We really love this tent and will get another when this needs replacing, but I imagine that is some way off as it is such good quality!
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By: Tyson Family  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 13/06/2010

Excellent tent by Outwell, we have tried other makes of tents but always come back to Outwell. There are 3 of us in our family, so the Nevada m provides enough room for us all. We also have a lot of kit with us.

It is so easy to pitch my husband can do this on is own or with our help. It takes us about 15 to 20 minutes depending on weather conditions to pitch (thats from footprint to carpet inside tent).

The bedrooms are plenty big enough but I would not like to sleep any more than 3 in this tent, as we like room to move about. The tent is well vented and there are plenty of windows to look through on those wet days.

Being as it goes up as one saves time on putting it up and taking it down. When taking it down remember to not zip your doors up fully, this always for the trapped air to escape quicker.
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By: Pete-B  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 04/06/2010

Excellent Tent, well vented, 3 doors so you can really open it up, 3 layers to the doors, outer with window inner privacy screen and inner fly screen - 2 sleeping compartments which can be zipped out to make 1 big one as we do - fully sewn in ground sheet so no bugs and electrical hook up entry point and cabling system - easy to pitch well made and plenty of accessories we have the carpet extra footprint and windscreen - all makes for an excellent choice - Outwell quality as well.
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By: Rstanyard  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 01/06/2010

We've just come back from our second camping trip in this tent. Generally we are very happy with it.

There are only two of us and we love the space it provides inside, we always travel with a lot of kit, so having the spare cabin to store all our clothes and activity gear is great. One of the deciding factors for purchasing this tent was the 'panoramic' window effect -which is great when the weather outside is particularly bad and you just want to sit in with a tea and the newspaper and watch the world go by.

I agree with the comments about the doors, it did prove to be very draughty on one of our colder windy camping trips. But being bug phobic I did like the zip around net curtains.

We had very strong winds on our recent camping trip and the front extension didn't bare well. It was unfortunately pitched so that the wind blew straight into it causing a tunnel wind effect. We eventually took it down, fearing it would be torn down by the wind. The tent was fine in the high winds though.

All in all we're very happy with this tent, and hope to use it for many years.
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By: TheShaggyDA  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 10/05/2010

After spending quite some time looking at a number of tents, we decided on the Outwell Nevada M as our 'return to camping' home away from home. We've both done our fair share of camping in the past, but crawling around on hands and knees is losing its appeal and we wanted something with standing room and some decent space. With the footprint, extension and carpet, we were ready to roll as Glampers :-)

Our first outing was a trial by water. Rain was forecast for the weekend, and it had lightly started during the drive to the site. It took us 20 minutes from unpacking the footprint to laying the carpet, which we thought for our first go together wasn't too bad. I'm guessing we can get that down to 10 minutes once we have a routine sorted, and remember things like having the doors open so air can get in when doing the poles, and having them closed before pegging it out.

We were torn between putting the extension up to give us more room, but we were also wary of the fact that we don't have much tent drying space at home - it was going to be a challenge getting the tent dry on its own, let alone an extension as well. We decided against it for this trip, although now we kind of know what we're doing it'll be used next time out.

So, with all our gear moved from the car and the rain in full flow, we got settled for the evening. We had been worried that with two reclining chairs in the living area there wouldn't be much space for anything else, but we were very comfortable with a large cooler, two stool/tables, a suitcase stove, food/kitchen/utility boxes, an electric heater and a Lulu Tourlette (Kampa khazi lookalike). Our bits and pieces stored easily in the bank of pockets that run down the front of the sleeping pods, and the Nevada M has an additional pole running along the inside of the living area ceiling, which was perfect for hanging the lights on. We did joke that all we needed was a 40' flat screen TV, there was plenty of room for it :-)

I'd not want to prepare a full English breakfast for four inside the tent, but heating a pan or boiling a kettle was fine. We set up our small suitcase stove on a low stool/table in the centre and cooked quite happily - having opened all the vents we had no problem with condensation.

By this time the wind had started to pick up, it was dark and the temperature was dropping. The doors themselves are zipped down both sides, but only have three velcro strips along the bottom which leaves it quite drafty. In order to get a 'full seal' you also have to close the inner mesh door, which is zipped all the way around. As others have mentioned, it would be preferable to have them in the order of outer door, mesh door then curtain. It's not a showstopper though, more of a 'nice to have'.

Whilst on the subject of doors, we love the fact that the Nevada M has three, so when the wind and rain shifts you've got the choice of where you enter/exit, although you then have to leave those doors clear, reducing the amount of floor space available inside. The door with the eyebrow porch (which incidentally had no problems, at least on our 2010 model) is also where the cable entry point is; since the door with the rain porch would get more foot traffic, I'd have thought this would be better on the other side of the tent, so that you lessen the chance of tripping on the cable.

And talking of tripping, the door sills are too high for my liking. The wife didn't have a problem, but my clumsy gene is more developed, and did end up flat on my face a couple of times. Ok, so I'm a slow learner :-)

We'd set the full size camp beds up with feet towards the pod doors due to the slight slope of the pitch. We could have been both in the larger of the two pods, but that would have given us about a foot between the beds, so the divider was unzipped and we spread out a bit more which gave us tons of room. If you're glamping, then this tent is great for two people, maybe two adults and a small kid. Obviously the smaller the sleeping system you use, the more people you can get in, and yes, it would be a 5 man tent if you all had mummy style sleeping backs and slept alternating head/feet/head/feet/head - It's down to what level of comfort you are happy with. Since the divider is sewn in as opposed to being just a curtain, there is a small 'sill' that runs along the floor between the pods. This doesn't cause a problem for camp beds that can straddle it or those sleeping in line with it, but if you were to have a larger airbed it would pull on the seams of the inner tent, so you'd have to bear that in mind. There are, however, adjustable straps for the pod roof, so you can relieve the tension if it ends up too tight.

The temperature was down to about 3C overnight, so we did have the heater on inside the closed pod initially before crawling into the sleeping bags. It didn't take long for it to take the edge off the chill. It rained throughout the night and in the morning there were no leaks, and no condensation. So far so good :-)

The rain didn't let up at all for the next day, and in the evening noticed a few spots of water on a box. Looking above it, we found that one of the triangular vents above a corner window had a damp seam on the inside, and it had dripped from there. It's possibly due to blowthrough since the vent had been left open all day, but it's nothing that a bit of seam sealer can't cure - nothing worth taking back to the shop over. I've long since stopped expecting perfection from anything, so if it's only a slight weeping from one spot, I'm happy with that :-)

The rain finally stopped sometime in the early morning of the next day, and we did wake to some condensation on one of the wife's fluffier blankets - quite strange as there was none on the others. Maybe she sleeps warmer than I do :-) There was a little on the inside of the tent, but as soon as the sun was up that cleared quickly, and by midday the whole of the tent was dry.

Packing away took us longer, about 30 minutes. This will get quicker when we get used to which way to roll it to fit back in the bag :-) The Nevada M has velcro loops sewn in near the guy ropes so that they can pack away neatly - quite handy. We've decided to keep the pegs and pole separate, so that the weight is more manageable. Just have to remember that, so we don't end up on a site with no pegs or poles :-)

So, a summary. Even without using the extension, the Nevada M has tons of space for two people to spend a wet British weekend in comfortably. For a week or more in the rain I'd say the extension is a must from the cooking point of view, unless you're happy with one pot affairs, or cooking outside under an umbrella. The headroom is great - you don't feel cramped at all, and as a 6 footer the wife can stand happily in the sleeping area without having to crouch over. Although it doesn't have the steel poles like the Minnesota 4, it feels quite sturdy, and certainly wasn't flexing as much as the Vango Icarus 500 we saw at a tent show. Having the carpet and footprint aren't a necessity, but do make it more comfortable, and helps with the tent's longevity. We're looking forward to many years of camping in this tent, hopefully with some sun :-)

Overall, I'd give it a 9 out of 10. To get a 10 it would have to have lower sills, cable entry point on opposite door and fully zipped outer doors. As I said before, no showstoppers :-)
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By: AudsleyI  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 10/05/2010

We purchased this tent, after much research, as our downsized weekender. Whilst there were a few contenders during the race, this tent was always one of the firm favourites. A little more expensive than some of its rivals, but worth it I think. Perhaps a tad large for a couple, but we like the extra space.


Well made; I cannot find any flaws in the seams or stitching; although I expect this from Outwell.

Easy to pitch and strike (easily goes back in the bag with loads of room to spare).

Good amount of living area.

The two person sleeping pod can be detached and rolled up to make extra space at the rear.

Loads of windows for those rainy cold days when you have to stay put, but want to watch the world go by – this aspect of the Outwell “front” tapered design (seen in the Nevada, Carolina, Oakland and Minnesota and others) is something that never occurred to me when shopping for a tent, but really stands out once you use the tent in inclement weather.

Minor bits and bobs like light holder pole, storage pockets and hanging points.

An excellent front extension, that, having used, I can’t imagine the tent and camping in general without it.

Saves me over 20kg in weight and some space in the car when in transit compared to our other large tent.

Cons (niggles really):

The doors don’t zip all the way round. All the doors have a straight zip at either edge, the bottom of the door being a flap that attaches to the tent via Velcro. A more prefect seal is made by the internal mosquito nets that do zip all the way around and have a canvas section at the bottom that forms the door seal. The consequence of all this is that to have a good wind and bug free seal you have to have the mosquito nets zipped up and this obscures your windows. It is also quite fiddly to attach the door flaps to the Velcro strips when you are inside the tent. I appreciate that this design may help with ventilation, but I think the tent already has adequate ventilation. I view this as minor though in the grand scheme of things.

Previous models of this tent have been criticised for the side door canopy pole putting too much tension on the tent. Given the pole assembly is now a “redesign” I personally think it still is a rather tight fit. Whilst it does not appear to put undue pressure on the tent, it can be tricky to fit, and on only my second pitch I accidentally bent one of the angled metal ferrules. It was easy to bend back into shape, but I now treat the pole with caution.

In summary an excellent tent that has more then met my expectations. I love the front extension and all the possibilities it provides.
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By: Paul.nikki  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 03/05/2010

We bought this tent because of the bug nets that are over every opening after nearly being eaten alive last year by every known flying insect! We did have a Higear Mojave 5 which is bigger but lacks the bug nets. We have just come back from our first 3 nights in the Nevada M and we have decided its a keeper but I would advise getting the front extension just for the extra legroom especially with kids.
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By: Toni786  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 16/10/2009

We bought this tent towards the end of July 2009, along with the footprint and the front extension. We looked at loads of tents before we made our choice, but we decided on this one for the living space it provides. We wanted to get a good quality tent that would last us a long time, so we invested our hard earned cash in this model.

The overall size of the tent is perfect for a family. It is classed as five berth and would easily sleep five, if at least a couple of them were children, but I think with airbeds it would be a push to sleep five adults.

There is standing room in the bedrooms as well as the living area and plenty of storage pockets.

The mesh on the doors is great and provides privacy as well as being functional. The large windows on all sides provide lots of light and makes the tent feel spacious and airy. There are three doors so plenty of options there, one of which can be used as a canopy with the poles provided.

We found the SIG to be a major bonus and noticed a considerable difference in the warmth of the tent when temperatures were on the lower side.

The extension was a great addition and such a bonus in the inclement weather. It was just great being able to sit and cook outside, even when it was raining and not have to be cooped up inside the tent.

The footprint groundsheet was also a great buy. It kept the bottom of the tent clean which, with a SIG has always got to be a bonus.

Now I come to the reason why I only gave this a 7/10! We used this tent for two trips for a total of five nights. On the fourth day/night of use it rained heavily. Before going to bed, as we rolled down the curtain covering the rain door, we noticed water had collected in it. On further investigation we found it was coming in over the rain door and by morning we had a large puddle in the tent. As we had only had this tent for less than six weeks we decided to return it.

We bought it from Yeomans and they were very helpful and there was no problem with the refund at all.

We could have got a replacement (had they had any in stock) but we decided to look for a slightly smaller tent as there is only two of us and although we want some space and comfort this was perhaps a little too big. Great for living in on holiday, but when you have to dry it out, it is a little on the large side.

It was our first experience with an Outwell tent, so that was unfortunate, but they come highly recommended both on here and from close family, so we would not have a problem buying Outwell again. Probably, we were just unlucky to get a faulty one. Here's hoping anyway!
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By: DEBIDOODAH  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2009

We bought the Outwell Nevada M tent, the front extension, the carpet and the footprint. The tent is great, and the carpet and footprint make it all cleaner and warmer but we have had to return the front extension because a pole rubbed against the side of the fabric and made a hole, on both sides and a tension strap came off. So we got our money back and are now looking for a side extension to put over the porch entrance but there seems to be conflicting information - what I need to know is ---- which extension fits the outwell nevada m side porch? thank you
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Manufacturer's Description

This compact tunnel tent sleeps up to five in two bedrooms. Huge windows, backed by toggle-up curtains, ensure plenty of light enters the tent and great views out. This is enhanced by the panorama front that also provides even more space. The looks are further lifted by the use of the new Treetop Green colourway of our own Outtex 4000® tent fabric. The Nevada can be pitched either outer tent first or all in one. This is further simplified by the addition of the Outwell Easy Pegging System. The unique Outwell Wind Stabilizer System provides even more stability in up to Force 9 gales. A Rain-safe door keeps out water when access is required in bad weather. The tent is packed with Outwell DNA features like pre-attached luminous guylines. The inners have the new chic logo-embossed fronts and Night Sky Ceiling to aid sleep.

Recommendation: A compact tunnel tent with an award-winning heritage, which is ideal for up to five campers.

Type of tent: Three room tunnel tent
Sleeps: 5 people
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 living room
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Flysheet: Outtex® 4000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta)
with taped seams
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Pack size: 32 x 89 cm
Weight: 20.2 kg
Poles: Duratec fibreglass 8.5/11.0/12.7 mm

Large panorama front
Enclosed rain-safe door
Mesh in all doors
Large panorama windows with toggle-up curtains
Organiser pockets
Pre-attached embossed inner tents
Lamp holder and light cable tidies
Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection
Mesh pockets in the inner tents
Reinforcement patch on all stress points
Adjustable pegging points
Pre-attached guylines
Luminous guylines
Heavy duty Outwell zips

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