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Tent Showcase: Outwell Arizona L

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22 Reviews of the Arizona L        Showing 11 to 20          Page:   1   2   3  
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By: Roger Wells  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 30/04/2009

We bought our Arizona L last September and used it for 1 trip on which we moved site 4 times. It pitches easily and is spacious enough for 2 people (just) but to call it a 3 man! Come on Outwell you must be joking. They would have to be very small and friendly. Good points are that it is well made and lots of nice little touches. Well ventilated (a bit to well ventilated). Sits nicely and looks neat. Plus of course the price of around £130 is good value for a full height tent.

The bad point are.Lack of a mud valance around the rear of the bedroom area that allows the wind to whip through even when you are all zipped up. Also the lack of a sewn in ground sheet.

As this was our first tent we where quite happy with it and it served us well, until we saw the Vango Tigris 600 so we bought one and sold the Arizona on eBay for good money.
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By: Scary mary  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 30/04/2009

Excellent tent , good quality , lots of room we have named it the tardis. There is plenty of room for two adults, and all your camping gear. Just camped in it had two full days of heavy rain no leaks. Plenty of room in bedroom area for storage. This tent only took us 15min to pitch ,guy out etc. This tent is perfect for a couple who want to pitch quickly and be able to stand up and have plenty of room. I took a point of as I think they should have put mud flaps all around the tent not just living area .
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By: Fishingrod  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 24/04/2009

Used almost every weekend April to November. Great tent for weekends/touring,took a lot of weather 2008 one failing, tends to buckle a lot in strong winds, therefore have upgraded to South sea 5 would of been an Andaman Sea if it had not been for the buckling
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By: Superbbird  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 15/04/2009

We tried camping with a little 2/3 man tunnel tent and lasted for 1 night! Instead of giving up we found this Outwell. It has everything we want for weekends away at kitcar shows, the bedroom is just right for sleeping & storing clothes, lots of pockets to keep change/watches/specs safe, perfect porch area and it's a perfect height (no more listening to husband cursing camping!)

I completely agree with previous reviews about water dripping (or running!) in when you open the doors.

Best £80 we ever spent!
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By: Frederickson  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 01/02/2009

I agree the earlier complimentary comments. The really good features about this tent are the low outlay (ours cost just £90) the stand up in height (I'm 6 foot!) and it comes with everything you need to start using, including a door mat! You also have an opening front and side door for added convenience. We have found it relatively easy to erect (needs two people) and its cosy and waterproof over several uses so far. We think that it is a two person tent, unless occupied by three very short people who managed to buy 5ft long beds!

We have a framed canvas larder and cool box in the front awning bit and can sit with our table and chairs as well. In the enclosed sleeping space, we use two full size outwell air beds and King size cosy sleeping bags (older slimmer ones if it's very hot). We also keep a small Porta Potti handy (for urgent wee's!), parked in the front at night and in the bedroom in the daytime. With the beds and bedding stacked to the rear, there is ample space to stand and dress etc in the bedroom. The opening front lifts up on two poles for an extended awning for milder daytime use. Tip! Either keep the front curtain rolled up when lifting the front up, or do as we did and use a couple of bits of velcro too hold the curtain centre edge up. We might add the carpet designed for it, this year. (By the way, all our gear fits neatly in our Proton hatchback and well inside the overall load limit - including us!)

Niggles are as above mentioned, the Curved doors allow rolling water to drop in when opened and the failure to fit the rear half with an all round mud flap! Come on Outwell, put one on future models! Secondly, I had to re- string the storm guys and front support guys to get them to 'bite' correctly and stop them from keep getting too slack. Thirdly, this is a polyester fabric outer, so do expect on occasions to find quite a bit of internal condensation. If packing that day, we lightly wipe that off with an absorbent cloth to hasten drying. Maybe the venting needs a re-think? Although we have not found it stifling inside - yet!

But otherwise, we are pleased with our first tent purchase for many years, having given up Motorhoming (mobile homing!) This tent suits us for the time being and we are glad we have returned to more environmentally friendly and more natural camping again.Full details of this model are available here:

Http://www.Outwell.Dk/TentInfo.Aspx?b=Outwell&bid=2&lid=1&l=en-GB&TentId=611&catID=253&pid=1
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By: MandE  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 06/09/2008

We bought this tent last year after searching for a good quality, affordable, easy to erect tent for 2 new campers. We were pleased to find the Arizona L as it fulfilled all our criteria and you can stand up in it! We have been away in it 5 times so far, most recently for a full week, and it has not let us down. It has withstood strong winds and heavy rain really well. Plenty of room for the two of us and our ever expanding array of camping equipment!
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By: Thegrinch  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 02/09/2008

Agree with all the positives already mentioned. It's quick to put up, looks great and doesn't look stupidly big like a circus tent some people take away with them nowadays due to a compact footprint. Best to pitch on flat ground, had water running into the porch area during a downpour on a slope but that's a lesson learned. 3 adults would be a squeeze but 2 adults and a small child would be fine. If you want to do 2 and 3 day breaks and save time putting up and taking down a tent that also gives good space and comfort you cannot go wrong with the Arizona L.
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By: Thorley  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2008

This is our weekender (in the hopes we take less equipment). Its a great tent, we have just had a couple of days in the new forest followed by a couple of days in Dorset. It was wet and muddy but the tent withstood it all. I was worried that we might not have enough space as our regular tent is a gelert Utah 4+4 but no problems at all in fact it was great to get back to what camping should be about ie; not taking everything and the kitchen sink. Don't get me wrong the Arizona isn't a small tent, there's plenty of space for chairs if its wet and the bedrooms roomy enough for clothes storage at the end of the bed (this is based on 2 people sharing the tent). One of the best things about it though and the reason we actually bought it is the head height. We wanted a weekend tent we could stand up in that felt light and airy and this fulfils that criteria easily.

We are very happy campers!
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By: Mkb1664  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 27/08/2008

What a great little (sort of) tent! We bought one because we have a Gelert Lokon 5 for camping trips of over a week (not worth putting it up for a weekend! Takes too long!) and we wanted something that would only take us 10 mins or so to put up and take down, that had enough head room for a 6'3'' person to stand up in and had somewhere that was suitable for a kitchen/sitting area. Well this fits the bill exactly!

Our first attempt last weekend, without even having taken it out of the bag before, was 15 minutes from getting it out of the bag to up and ready for our stuff. Three poles mean it is really easy to put up, even with one person who has never been camping before (my husband) and didn't know what he was doing.

The tent is spacious enough for two adults and all the associated bags and bit's and pieces that they need. There was more than enough room for us to have a table and two seats in the front area when it rained. When the sun shone we opened both doors (side and front)and it made it seem even bigger.

We had no leaks through any of the seams which was good, and it stood up to some quite heavy winds well.

The only issue I have is that there is quite a large gap between the bottom edge of the flysheet (around the bedroom part) which let in the wind a bit and probably some rain too. They have put a mud valance around the living area and I don't know why they couldn't continue that around the whole of the tent to make it a bit more cosy.

That's it though, otherwise it's great!
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By: Elegant mess  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 26/08/2008

This is my first Outwell and I like it a lot. I would return to the brand, however this tent does have it problems. When raining it is impossible to get in and out of the tent without getting water in the living area. At the front the door is narrower at the top than the bottom so trying to use it to extend you living area in the wet only succeeds in letting water drip straight onto the groundsheet etc. The D door at the side has the same problems as ever other tent with a D style door on the market.

When pitched in the rain you can have it up and be in the dry in 5 - 10 mins (without the guying it out).

I love this tent and it is a keeper for weekends so long as I not expecting rain.
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Manufacturer's Description

Easy to pitch and pack for a long weekend, the Arizona L is also large enough for one or two weeks’ holiday, and comes in the Outwell shade of Mocca. The generously sized porch has two doors: one at the side and one at the front which doubles as a canopy (upright poles not included). The key features of the Arizona L include large skylights, a curtained window at the front, a rear flexi vent, an easy-roll mud valance and excellent ventilation.

Specifications:
Flysheet: Outtex® 3000 with taped seams
Hydrostatic Head: 3000 mm
Floor: Double-coated polyethylene
Inner tent: Breathable polyester
Pack size: 27 x 60 cm
Weight: 11.5 kg
Poles: Duratec fibreglass 9.5/11.0 mm

Features:
• Sewn-in groundsheet for porch area
• Stow-away O-shaped inner tent door
• Mesh pockets in the inner tent
• Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection
• Reinforcement patch on all stress points
• Adjustable pegging points
• Pre-attached guy ropes
• Luminous guy ropes
• Heavy duty Outwell zips
• Outwell doormat included

Optional Extras:
• Carpet
• Footprint




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