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2 Reviews of the Oakland XL Front Awning
By: 6 of clubs Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2012 Rating: Date: 11/05/2013
We have just bought this to replace our side extention which to be honest was a waste as whenever it was windy we seemed to have to take it down.
Anyway back to this and what a difference it makes.Its lovely and bright and closed in so even if the weathers rubbish you can still see out like with the tent.Its also great in the wind as we found last weekend up the hill at Robin Hoods Bay.
Its extra space for cooking and storing things is great now where before we hated it as most of the time you got cold and wet and had to keep things in the tent or car where now you don't.
The only thing we find difficult is putting it up right as it has hook attachments and if you don't get them right it goes a bit lopsided as we've discovered but once we get the hang of it it will be fine.
We would recommend this over any other awning or extention for this tent as it really does make such a difference.
When we next go away I will get some photos and put them on, i meant to last weekend but somehow forgot.
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By: Kat67 Reason: I own(ed) one Made in: 2012 Rating: Date: 28/08/2012
We had hoped to use our Oakland without needing to add an extension of any sort as we just wanted something quick and easy to pitch/strike for weekends. However, 2012 being such a wet year, on our first weekend using our Oakland, despite it being a great tent that would otherwise have suited our needs perfectly, there was no rainsafe door on our version and because of all of the mud outside, our carpet was in danger of becoming very, very dirty indeed.
So, we bought the front awning. It does everything we expected it to. It was easy to put up and attach to the tent and provided us with a great kitchen area and somewhere to sit and take off muddy boots and shoes before going into the main tent. It has toggle up curtains the same as the tent windows so that you can choose how much privacy/light you want in there. The door can be rolled up, or if you have some king poles, you can put it up to make a canopy. The awning adds approximately 2.5m to the length of the tent, usable space given the sloping front is probably around 2.3m or 2.4m but of course you can use the rest of the floor space to dump small things or muddy shoes, etc.
The poles felt a bit thin in comparison to the main tent but I'm sure that won't cause a problem. I can't comment on how it stands up to wind or rain because on the weekend we tested it, we were blessed with stunning weather. One of the rare weekends in 2012! All in all a great addition to our tent with the quality you come to expect from Outwell.
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Add an extra room to the tent with this clip-on awning. The Oakland XL Front Awning uses the same Outtex® 4000 fabric and steel pole construction as the tent and matches its lines perfectly. It also incorporates similar large windows, pre-attached luminous guylines and adjustable pegging points.
Recommendation: Oakland XL still not big enough? This is the perfect solution, adding a whole extra dimension to the living space.
Type of tent: Awning
Flysheet: Outtex® 4000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta)
with taped seams
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Pack size: 26 x 74 cm
Weight: 15.9 kg
Poles: Steel poles 19 mm
Awning front can be fully closed or completely open
Large panorama windows with toggle-up curtains
Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protectionn
Reinforcement patch on all stress points
Adjustable pegging points
Easy to pitch
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