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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.

Pros:

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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By: Greendemon  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2009

This our first tent, we have bought very late if not at the end of the season.

We looked at numerous tents and narrowed it down to Outwell Nevada m and the Iowa. I happened to call a friend of mine who has camped for years and he had bought a Nevada M. I went down and erected the tent with him just to give me experience of putting them up. They all look good in the shop on display but what's it like to put it up. EASY PEASY thats what I found.

Whats the reason for choosing this tent?

We liked the layout of the tent, such as the front living space is bright and roomy with lots of light. The numerous pockets for stashing stuff. My Missus and daughter (7 yrs old) liked the built in fly screens and also the seperate sleeping pods with alround fly screens. The main likes are the ease of how it goes up. Even in wind it's still a breeze ( ha ha) to erect with just 3 poles. Without rushing and from removing kit from the car to stepping inside we can erect in about 30 mins including the additional footprint and internal carpet.

What we don't like.

Like a many of the reviews the side door under the canopy is very tight due to the pole.

Thats about it really. Yes this is our first tent and we have nothing to compare too. But as a NEWBIE I feel that more experienced folk and other NEWBIE'S should look at this tent. We will be getting the front extension as we will be taking the dog and cooking out and feel this will make this a lot easier plus we can sit out of the tent but undercover even when the weather is persisting down.
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By: Sharonc1969  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 31/08/2009

Love this tent, easy to pitch, roomy, lots of light and lightweight. We have had 4 trips in this tent so far and it has survived in torrential rain with no leaks. For our first tent purchase I don't think we could have made a better choice. We have also purchased the front extension which is excellent and allows us to sit/cook outside with shelter and makes it much more usable.

I have the same gripes as everyone else, the curtain/ flysheet arrangement plus it's a fiddle tying them up with the toggles. Also on our last trip the zip on the front door has broken so we had to suffer with a draft coming in. I've since discovered after reading these reviews that you're meant to zip the doors up before erecting the tent, hence, there was a fair bit of tension on the front door; I wish I'd known sooner!

All in all a fantastic all round tent for short or longer breaks.
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By: Solitairefan1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 28/08/2009

I love this tent! Easy to get up, me and hubby don't threaten divorce whilst putting it up!

Have the same problems with the door canopy as everyone else, but not really a problem to us.

We have just used this tent in gale force winds in Anglesey.What can I say, this tent performs. Whilst it was breezy it barely moved, but when the gales hit us the tent got battered! The tent was folding in at the side but just bounced back and we checked for damage, or signs of stress on the poles and the seams, and there was nothing there to report about. It is a brilliant tent. We have always used Vango , but friends of ours bought the 2008 model and we decided we needed one, so got one, and we are so glad we switched. This is a big enough tent for 3 people (1 was a child), and it perfect for quick getaways. This has been a popular tent in our area, as it has been sold out for months, so if you want one you may need to go to e-bay!
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By: Rabbit1300  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 27/08/2009

Just bought this after experiencing the benefits with my friends tent and the user reviews on here. Bought the side extension as well which is real handy in wet weather for shoes etc.

First mistake with erection was not zipping the doors fully closed during erection to get the correct tension - oops!

This door rain canopy pole is a problem and does put far too much tension on the door zip even with its tension strap at maximum length. As I have read before - I cut off an inch or so with my handy Leatherman and it immediately solved the problem without compromising stability or strength. The tensioning strap can then be used for optimum tension without straining the door zip. It really does work.

The door/blind/flynet layout I also agree is an unnecessary pain - yet I'm sure I've seen the correct layout in other Outwell extensions? So they can indeed make it that way.

I decided on a bit of luxury and got the carpet as well - glad I did. The side extension does help you to keep it clean though by removing shoes outside first. I also bought the footprint to aid keeping the underside clean. Intend to buy the canopy poles for that little bit more usability as well.

No noticeable condensation inside during the warm August nights.

All in all, very pleased with my purchase despite the minor gripes mentioned by me and others. Looking forward to many happy camping trips now with the added comfort for me and the wife.
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By: Brownbears  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 20/08/2009

It's brilliant!

Just got back from a short break in our new Nevada and it was excellent. The fully sewn in groundsheet and midge screens on all the doors were very efficient at keeping out the beasties. We'll be trying it in Scotland next so fingers crossed it will be midge proof!

We didn't bother with the optional carpet (we're camping so are prepared to rough it a bit). We looked at the footprint but (on cost grounds) decided to improvise with a tarpaulin from B & Q. This worked very well at keeping the underside clean.

The headroom and space inside were very useful and appreciated. You get a very nice smug glow being able to sit inside on a miserable, wet evening. However, there is a slight drawback with the height.You need to stretch a bit to tie up the end door.

The pitching WAS easy (2 of us took about 20 minutes), although if it's windy an extra pair of hands would be very useful.

The 'rain safe' side door does work as advertised if the rain is just falling straight down. However, it's not quite as succesfull in typical British rain that tends to come sideways!

There were only 2 of us sleeping inside (very comfortably) and noticed no condensation inside. There are good-sized air vents on both ends and all four corners, which should cope with more bodies.

The provided blue tent pegs are secure but the little hooks for the guy ropes are a bit flimsy. Two were already broken off when we opened up the tent.

The little velcro 'guy-rope tidies' are handy for keeping things neat and tidy. Unfortunately, the velcro is very attracted to the guy-ropes themselves and can be a little bit fiddly.

My wife did make the VERY good observation (as always) that having the blinds on the inside of the mesh doors, would mean not needing to open the mesh to lower the curtains at night. This would also keep the curtains dryer and less likely to catch the wind if using porch poles.

Additionally, a darker material for the sleeping area would be nice for long, light evenings and early sunrises if you're looking to have a long lie-in.

Overall, an excellent tent that we're looking forward to getting lots of use from.
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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

Features:
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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