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By: Ezee1 Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2010 Rating: Date: 17/04/2010
We just bought this tent last month and used it last week. The tent has ample space for 2 adults and a child but would be tight for more people as we found when my dad visited! The tent is quite easy to put up but I would watch a video as the instructions are less than a paragraph. There is ample space for the air beds in the pods and we also had a dogs cage in the living area and still had space to move around. The nice thing about this tent is the fact that it erects all as one with the pods already in. The fibreglass poles were colour coded as was the tent so this was really easy to put up. Packing it down was just as easy!
There are adjustable straps all round for pegging down, although there were creases in the groundsheet so I don't think we did this properly. There are numerous windows inside with roll up blinds which was great for the light. Also three vents, one zip up one at the rear of the pods and one over the main door and the final one over a large window, these really do help to keep the condensation down. We only used the side door and everyone got stuck trying to open the door as you have to open both the flyscreen and the outer which is awkward! There are velcro bits at the bottom of the outer door and I felt it would have been better to zip this all the way round but no wind came through as I made sure I reached out at night and velcro's it down.
The main niggle with this side door is the zips run parallel to the steel poles and can be annoying as it is quite close. Also, every single person constantly tripped over the door due to the sig. This I feel could be solved with the ability to zip the floor bit flat to the ground when needed. We only used a tarp for under the tent but I am thinking of buying the footprint as we did get condensation on the windows but it was very hot this week. I think to overcome the zips on the side door it may be worthwhile getting the side extension so you only need to use the flyscreen. I'm only giving this tent an 8 as the zip was annoying and we found the flyscreens were laddered a little.
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The latest Oakland XL is a five-person three room tunnel tent. Key is the superior interior light thanks to the large windows with toggle-up curtains to all three sides of the living area. The eye is instantly drawn to the smart new Foliage Green colour with contrasting roof and trademark Outwell stripes of the Outtex® 4000 outer tent. Pitching is particularly easy with the help of the Outwell Easy Pegging System and pre-attached luminous guylines. Steel poles and the gale-beating Outwell Wind Stabilizer System enhance stability in bad weather while the Rain-safe side door supplies a sheltered entrance. A Duratec fibreglass pole is used to create extra headroom via the weight-reducing Outwell Extended Frame System. Other features include: organiser pockets, adjustable pegging points, reinforced stress points and heavy duty Outwell zips.
Recommendation: Generous family living for up to five in a compact tent that has an unmistakable Outwell heritage.
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: 33 x 78 cm
Weight: 26.3 kg
Poles: Steel poles 19/22 mm, Duratec fibreglass 8.5/12.7 mm
Large windows with toggle-up curtains
Pre-attached and adjustable inner tents
Lamp holder and light cable tidies
Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection
Mesh pockets in the inner tents
Reinforcements patch on all stress points
Adjustable pegging points
Heavy duty Outwell zips
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