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Tent Showcase: Outwell Arizona L

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10.80 KG
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Average User Rating:
8.84/10 from 25 reviews

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25 Reviews of the Arizona L        Showing 11 to 20          Page:   1   2   3  
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By: Nuneaton camper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 09/10/2009

Good height and plenty of room for me alone. Been out several times in dreadful weather. The tent stood up very well to lots of rain. Side door does let in a bit of water when you enter/exit.

Bit drafty in windy conditions due to the partial mudflap. Stood up reasonably to moderate winds but does buckle in strong winds. Couple of poles broke in very gusty conditions in Co Durham. I've invested in a stronger tent (Minnesota 4) but will keep this one for occasional weekends when I can be sure its not going to be too windy.

Overall it's a good tent provided you keep an eye on the weather forecast and I'm pleased overall hence the high rating.
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By: Lesnorman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 30/09/2009

Nice to have the well known Outwell high quality fabric and sewing from their bigger tents in a small one, ideal for two or a small family. Easy to put up and take it down single-handed in very few minutes, maybe 10 maximum. Love the way the front opens into a canopy and the huge side door opens as well to form almost a gazebo for sunny days. Best of all a six foot man can stand upright in the living area and bedroom so no backache anywhere. The Arizona is warm, well ventilated, light and bright, there are plenty of guy lines and pegs to keep it stable in wind, rain will not bother it. All round mud skirting might be nice but we had no problems with the 50% coverage that it has. For the price this is a great choice, if only for the Outwell quality. You will feel safe.
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By: Hombre de curry  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 01/09/2009

We bought the Outwell in the end thanks to comments on here we are so happy as we have just been to Deers Glade in Norfolk for 4 days prior to the Aug bank holls

My wife is a first season camper and as we had fantastic weather she is now looking forward to another camp soon: now about the Arizona L tent easy to put up with 2 people spread tent on ground fit 3 poles lift up run round clipping poles in pins and its up then just peg out and its done:as reported it is well ventilated we had no condensation on the inside just a slight sheen on the flysheet:we love the stand up height for getting dressed in:the wind picked up at night and we just let the guy lines out a little to add some sag it rattled a bit but took the wind very well for a 6 foot tall tent:we had no problem with the lack of mud valance around the bedroom as we have 3&4 season sleeping bags:we have not had a major rain test we will report on this in future:we found the ground sheet in the front a little short as the wind lifted it at the edges we may invest in the footprint & carpet or we may be able to adapt it so you can tie it to the mud valance strings provided to raise it at the front door edge:

Niggles we spotted = inner pocket was stitched to bathtub ground sheet seam in bedroom had to unpick the mesh and re seal the seam & small L shaped 3/16 rip in fly 3 inches up at left hand front lower pillar between the doors sealed with a blob of seam sealer this is a brand new tent Aug 2009

We are happy with this tent and hope to find more good campsites soon
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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:

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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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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.

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

• 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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