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Tent Showcase: Outwell Montana 6P

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By: Luvtufwalk  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 14/06/2013

I love my monty only used it a couple of times, there is only two of use and a dog but I like loads of room which there is plenty of. If the weather is bad there is more than enough room for us my sister, her husband and dogs to sit in the living area its very easy to put up and no proplem with strong winds.We use the side porch for a toilet area at night saves running down to the toilet block.
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By: Missd75  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 20/05/2013

This is the perfect family tent. We absolutely loved our Montana 6. The bedrooms are very spacious we had 2 camp beds in each bedroom with plenty of room left over to store clothes. We also had a front extension which was used as kitchen/clothes drying space(it also housed our trailer) and used the very large front area as lounge. The side porch housed a camping toilet, which was very handy for middle of the night emergencies. Overall fantastic tent. Cannot fault it.
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By: Jelboy53  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 07/05/2013

Picked up a brand new Montana 6 last year for a bargain (less than half price) But until last weekend 26/4/13 never had the chance to test pitch it.So used a ukcs meet up as the ideal time to do so(Plenty of fellow members about to help pitch)

Following is a limited review(1st impressions) of the 2012(Mocha)Montana 6

Pitching.Found the tent really easy to pitch loosely following the Outwell video way of doing so.And though I had plenty of helping hands on the test pitch can see no problems with doing so myself

Quality.Impressed with the quality of all components to the tent from the 10'000 hh to the wind stabilizing system that secures the guys to the steel poles.Hanging points in the living area.Organizer pockets on the front of the sleeping pods.And all other stitching points around the tent seem to be of the best workmanship

Size.Excellent head height throughout the tent from the sleeping pods to the living area.Used the Monty as a cook tent for the meet.And had 6 adults milling about at meal times.And I personally never felt crowded or that we got in each others way.Small enclosed porch will be handy for entry to the tent on wet days.But will probably be used for storage most times.

Two cookers(on tables) one food storage cupboard and a further table for food prep in the living area.And still plenty of room to move about without feeling crowded.Plenty of good sturdy guying points round the tent.Ring and pin system and adequate tensioning straps around the base of the tent secured it firmly to the ground and it never moved in the wind we had from time to time over the weekend.

Sunshine.Wind and showers over the weekend.No leaks or other defects to report.Though I was too busy enjoying myself to make a detailed inspection.But all seemed fine on a cursory look round.

Plenty of covered ventilation points kept the tent condensation free.So no issues there.

One or two personal dislikes that don't distract from the overall satisfaction with the tent but thought might be worth a mention.

1) No zips around the base of the tent doors.Just velcro fastenings along the bottom to hold it in place.Fiddly to try and attach from inside the tent.Sloping doors.Have to be careful opening during/after rain as they have a tendency to drip into the tent on entry/leaving.

2) Sleeping pods.Seems plenty of room for four folk.Tight squeeze if any more in there.

Fully zipped up doors with mossy netting across the top 3rd of the door.Found these upsetting on two counts.

1) No privacy curtains to toggle/zip into place across these mesh openings.So if sharing with family friends make you presence known if getting changed etc.

2)Again no cover on mesh windows which allowed cold air to circulate from the living area into the pod on the two cold nights we had.A zipped or toggled curtain would have helped to keep the pod a bit warmer imho.Granted.Handy for ventilation during summer etc.

Gave the tent a rating of 8/10 because of the sloping doors.The uncovered mesh windows and the fact that I was too busy enjoying myself to do a detailed study of the temt.Will rectify this on my main camping holiday later this year

Bit of a rambling review.But hope it helps anyone considering this tent.

Jelboy.
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By: BigSis2012  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 06/05/2013

We bought this tent second hand off a family who'd used it for 5 or 6 holidays; it was in really good condition with no repairs or missing parts. They gave us a few tips on how to put it up/take it down which were useful but I wish we'd watched the video from Outwell first as there are some really good tips on there (recommend any new owners watch the vid!).

Our fist trip started with a fairly strong breeze but we managed to get the tent up OK with four of us (fortunately we have two tall teenagers to help!), but looking at the Outwell video afterwards, we did do it wrong and it looks easier the way they do it. Once up it was great with a nice high roof and plenty of space - the carpet is a lovely touch and something we'd not used before as the last tent we owned was about 10+ years ago and I think the carpets are a newer thing.

The bedroom pods are good for four people and although it is supposed to be a 6 person tent, I think six would be pushing it (unless they were 6 very slim people!). However I think that most people who go camping know that you generally need a bigger tent than the amount of people in your group.

There are lots of good things about this tent (height being one of the big draws for us) - a couple of other things I'd like are a few more storage areas in the bedrooms as the person who sleeps against the outside wall gets places to put stuff but the ones who sleep in the middle don't and I found the 'porch' door a bit too fiddly to open from the inside as it's on quite a slant and when the zip is right down at the bottom it's hard to reach without getting on your hands and knees (kind of forcing a person back to their tiny 2 man tent days!)

But all in all, it's a great tent and I look forward to using it again.
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By: Tall Mark  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 30/04/2013

Just come back from a long weekend to try out our new 6P. This was big change from our flexi pole 5 man, certainly heavier. We bought the tent as a package and the extra ground sheet and carpet were worth the extra (still less than the RRP just for the tent)

We had really mixed weather and I have to be honest the tent did not let us down once. It seemed well made* and we couldn't find any faults.

There is loads of room. I'm 6'5' and my wife is tall too; neither of us had any problems. We fastened back the divider in the sleeping compartment and our king-size mattress went in fine leaving us plenty of space to stand and dress. Mesh pockets are very handy.

The rain safe door is a bit low and bit small; the floor area is OK but the raking ceiling caused the problems. It's a great feature but a porch that's a little bigger and can be put on either side would be an improvement, the door heights otherwise are really good. I’ve seen some people use an XL side extension and this seems like a better idea to me.

The zipping sequence on the others doors is a bit fiddly and some of the zips catch occasionally.

The tent was really easy to put up even in a strong breeze. Open the front door a bit to let air in before you walk it out - it doesn't say this on the Outwell film, but if you look they have the door open.

There is loads of light in the tent, the tinted windows were great and you had flexibility to open and close blinds to suite your privacy levels (stop the dog barking at passers-by in our case).

It's a big tent so pegging out takes a while. We had no problems with the pegs that some people reported.

It could do with an extra lantern ring in the main area. Not sure why you need toggles to fasten the window blinds down when there is a pocket they roll in to. The pole for the rain safe door is very flimsy* - don't make my mistake and leave it in when you drop the tent. It bends easier than a drinking straw and would have broken if I hadn't reacted quickly. I can see this being broken by many people.

Does it have its problems - yes. Would I recommend it - yes.

Lost points on the design of the rain safe door.
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By: APJ666  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 28/02/2013

Bought a Montana 6 in 2011 for family holidays. We've used it several times since and it's a super tent. Tons of space inside, so even a rainy day can be quite nice inside hearing the rain pattering on the roof. We used it last summer in torrential rain and gales and it performed superbly. Only after several days of constant rain did we start to see some seepage at the seams. The carpet makes it nice and cosy, whilst the bedrooms can be configured as one large room which the kids prefer.

The only downside? Well, the steel poles may be rigid but they're heavy. We found pitching took much longer then expected, but does come with practice. We found it easier to detach the sleeping compartment when pitching to reduce the weight that has to be lifted.

Overall? A great tent for stays of several days. Not so suited to the odd night camping due to the pitching time.
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By: Dsepaisley  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 10/02/2013

Best tent we have owned. In short very roomy,sturdy in the wind and has stood up to the worst the Northumberland coast could muster. I would highly recommend the Monty as it is a fantastic family tent. We have recently purchased the carpet and added the awning which is great for using as a cooking area. The overall camping experience the monty gives is that of a home from home
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By: SKILINDYLOU  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 05/12/2012

Fantastic tent for a family although there sre just 2 of us with the occasional grandchild. We have an older tent & it was packed away unused for a good while. It did let in a little water on 1 rough night with really heavy rain & very windy. We need to re-proof it now to prolong its life.

We also have the front extension (not full awning or dangling canopy!)- this worked really well & gives that extra bit of sitting/cooking/storage space. Love the window/ curtain/mesh arrangement as this allows plenty of air without the mossies.

On top of that we have a universal side extension which we couldn't use due to pitch size. Apart from giving a cooking area or toilet storage, this would really protect the side door, as the front extension protects the front door.

We love it!
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By: Chilterns Steve  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 14/11/2012

Bought this tent to replace a 8 year old Wild Country Homestead 5. We liked the idea of extra space and a sig. We are very experienced campers with a range of tents from ultra lightweight to family.

Initial impressions were good, we liked the space and overall feel of the tent. However, these were soon changed when the low quality of the tent became apparent. Initially a couple of fixtures on the inner came away but the major problem was the groundsheet. Even though we were using a footprint at the end of a two week holiday the groundsheet was wearing in several areas and had worn through in one location. I took the tent back to Go Outdoors and was given a refund without too much trouble.

I have purchased a Wild Country Citadel which has a much tougher groundsheet and will hopefully fare better. I got a 2010 model for less than half what I paid for the Outwell tent.
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By: Hedders  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 04/10/2012

Bought as a replacement for a Black's Constellation 3 that failed after quite a few years valiant service the Outwell Montana is significant step up.

After a few goes we can get it upright and needing guying in only about 15 minutes - but guying does take a while (so if raining it will be me I guess!). When up it is solid and very roomy - personally the only requirement for an awning is to enable cooking outside the 'main tent' but still undercover. The light from the windows is good and if you can find that perfect spot then the views out would be fantastic too.

Sleeping quarters are a roomy two each side or a cosy 3 - but absolutely perfect for a family of four (using mats - would work with camp beds too I guess).

I take the point made elsewhere about the doors not zipping along the bottom but we did not find this a problem - they seemed to self seal in the wind.

My only gripe and its not shared by my wife is the porch which I find a little too small to be really useful and it seems a weakness that you cannot fit it to either side as you would probably want it away from the prevailing wind so its position may dominate how you orientate your tent (if you think in that way!).

Overall seems a great tent, heavy sure but when you are only carrying it from the car it barely matters, acres of space, robust and easy enough to put up (as long as there are two). Look forward to using for many years in many places.
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Manufacturer's Description

The iconic Montana 6P is loved by its fans and much-sought after by camping families everywhere. This award-winning tent sleeps up to six in two bedrooms and enjoys a spacious living area that extends into the eye-catching panorama front and is lit by an array of tinted windows that have zip-up curtains. The Montana is made from our very own Outtex® 5000 fabric with steel poles and pre-attached luminous guylines. It can easily be pitched outer first or all in one, aided by our Outwell Easy Pegging System. The addition of the Outwell Wind Stabilizer System enhances stability in up to Force 10 gales. There are two side doors – one with an enclosed porch. The inner tent features the new embossed front with double piping to hide the zips. It is also darkened by the new Night Sky Ceiling to help ensure campers enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Recommendation: Widely acknowledged by campers and media to be the perfect family tent for up to six campers.

Type of tent: Three room tunnel tent
Sleeps: 6 people
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 living room
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Flysheet: Outtex® 5000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta)
with taped seams
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene,
10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Pack size: Tent: 77 x 36 x 38 cm / Poles: 20 x 76 cm
Weight: Tent: 25.0 kg / Poles: 16.8 kg
Poles: Steel poles 19/22 mm, Alloy pole 9.5 mm,
2 upright steel poles

Features:
Large panorama front
Detachable bathtub groundsheet for porch
Large tinted panorama windows with zip-up curtains
Embossed inners with double piping to hide the zipper
Organiser pockets
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
Outwell doormat included
Repair kit included

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