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By: Lemoncake  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 17/09/2014

Great tent! Rather like the summary in my daughters bedtime story its not too big, not too small, but just the right size. We are family of 4 with two kids 2 & 5.

We came from a much older cheaper Vango of similar size and the quality (different ranges I grant not manufacturer differences) was a huge step up. Everything is well designed and well made, the guy line tidy with velcro are excellent for making quick pitch and de-camp with no tangles, the poles seem thick and sturdy and all the pegs are the plastic Y shaped ones that are light and strong with exception of the 4 metal pegs for the main corner points.

The 'rain safe' door is a must for the UK climate, and a real luxury after wet tent syndrome during the inevitable late night toilet trips with the kids. The only enhancement is they could do with velcro patch or similar to latch the door open to when you climb out and stop rain on the door entering the tent.

The panoramic windows are brilliant and what attracted the wife to the tent in the first place, the blinds are useful for morning/evening but can attract condensation between them and the window overnight so be sure to leave them down for a bit before you pack up. Mesh inners on all 3 doors are great for leaving tent ventilated in hot weather without it filling up with bugs (or sneaky children)

Only failures so far are we destroyed a few pegs recently but that site has at best a gravel car park for pitches, and last weekend the shock cord snapped where it had rubbed the metal ferule repeatedly but was quite easy to repair as we only lost 20cm or so - lets hope it holds up!

We don't have the carpet yet as its stupidly over priced and I have yet to find it on sale.

We do have the footprint and I would strongly recommend to extend the life of the groundsheet and also to help align the tent. As another review noted, if you pitch it with straight sides its nice and formed around the front, if your off slightly you do tend to end up with one corner tight and the other slack.

Even the bag is easy to use to get the tent back into it, and its not overly heavy once all packed up.
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By: Soche  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 03/09/2014

This was our first large tent, replacing a dome with porch as we now have a dog and this review is after our first use, 3 nights on the coast outside Weymouth, windy conditions when erecting.

We made the schoolboy error of not practising how to erect the tent before our trip. We hurriedly read the instructions in the tent bag which were basic and wrong and put it up, battling against the coastal wind. As a result it took us a lot longer than it should have done and we didn't quite have it sitting perfect. Initially we didn't notice that one pole was slightly shorter and was helpfuly colour coded, but we fixed that quite quickly - this wasn't outlined in the tent instructions. As we were rushing, we didn't quite manage to keep the front and rear poles vertical but we only noticed this after having all our kit inside, at which point we didn't bother realigning the pegs etc. Having watched some youtube instruction videos after getting home we have seen some better ways of putting it up so hopefully next weekend when we camp again we will put it up perfectly and quickly. We will also remember to include the overhead lantern pole which we didn't use!

Tent itself is amazing. Lots of living and sleeping space. 3 choices of doors and optional curtains. We didn't realise that the fly net is to be used when the external door is open, instead we were always using both. We know for next time as it makes night time excursions much easier! You could happily sit in here is needed if the weather was terrible with plenty of space for all of you.

Having read lots of reviews, we bought two accessories, the external ground sheet and the carpet. Groundsheet is useful as it allow you to peg out the tent location beforehand and keeps most of the tent groundsheet clean (although you still get some water at the edges and you will have loads of bugs in between both the sheets). The carpet is ok but seems a waste of money imp. From the reviews I was imagining it was like a picnic blanket carpet, take your socks off and dig your feet into it. It isn't. Instead it is very thin, a bit like a microfibre camping towel. It is nice that it fits the living area perfectly but as you end up stepping in with your shoes on (or with the dog with 4 wet feet) it will get wet and dirty around the edges. I think a better solution might be just to buy a travel rug instead then you have the best of both worlds as the groundsheet by the door can be used for boots etc and the rug can be used further in when you have taken off your shoes.

Overall, I think we made a great purchase, I'd fully recommend it but don't bother with the carpet unless you cant find an equivalent travel rug for less than £60ish that the carpet retailed for. Only gets 8/10 because despite the vents it did get quite a bit of condensation inside after it was cold and it rained, so when we took it down there was a lot of moisture inside the tent. Possibly this happens to every tent. One of the 4 corner strips also got sliced by the metal peg. It sliced almost halfway through. If it tears fully I will need a replacement strap which wont be easy to stitch in.
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By: Diogenes3  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 12/08/2014

We came to the Outwell Nevada M from a much smaller tent that we used to carry on bicycles. So obviously to us this tent is a real villa. The recommendation to subtract one from the recommended five persons is standard camping math, but for two adults and two children it really is generous. We like it how you can both completely seal of the two bedrooms, or completely open them into one big room (depending on the children's mood) - or completely remove one if you were just a single couple.

The living area is just as spacious, taking a table and four chairs plus smaller odds and ends. We really love the big windows it has. Having to sit inside in the rain really has become quite comfy. The groundsheet is pretty stable, so the optional carpet is just that, an option, a picnic blanket under the table serves just as fine.

New in the three weeks 2014 season, this tent has, between Fort William and Canterbury, already withstood its share of what the British lovingly seem to call 'real British weather'. It is as watertight as a submarine and, properly pitched, as storm-proof as a windjammer. (Note that on a sunny day it will stand up with only two guy ropes and four corner pegs. But that meant that one stormy night I found myself with mallet and head torch in the downpour, hastily adding the rest of the guy ropes.) The fully sewn-in groundsheet makes you feel safe and sound. Some complained about the threshold that is so high you can stumble on it, but once you stood ankle-deep in the wet grass outside you know why this is a necessity. Obviously the only door to open in the rain is the side door with the fixed extension above it ('rain safe doorway')!

Reinforcements that were added over the years, like the wind stabilizers on the guy ropes, or the Duratec fibreglass poles, give you a really solid feeling, details like the little Velcro retainers for the guy ropes or the really solid carry bag are really thought through. Pitching on a new site every other day is far less of a hassle than we had feared, with a routine we have it down to twenty minutes in good conditions. Much has been said about the quality of the pegs that come with the tent, and I concede ours are well bent already, but broken, no, can't imagine what you have to do to actually break something made of so soft and pliable material. Our old tent had aluminium pegs that bent on every single use and needed to be hammered back into position, yet never have I had to replace a peg so far. Let's see what more than one season in this tent shows us in that respect. But really, I would not condemn the tent, if it lasts, only if I had to buy new pegs. This detail does not limit my view that, altogether, it pays to invest in a quality tent.
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By: Millerblade  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 11/08/2014

Review for:

Nevada mp in treetop colour from the Outwell evolution range & footprint & carpet

Bought:

2014

Pros:

•large bedroom pods

•large living room

•bedrooms private from each other by a zip which zips fully round. I personally don't like the ones where the material just flaps open at the bottom or only toggles to separate bedrooms. This feels for private.

•stayed waterproof during monsoon which was our first stay in a tent and thanks to this tent we aren't put off camping!

•love the panoramic windows, even inside the tent it feels like you can see everything and doesn't feel claustrophobic like other tents do

•the storm door is good to use when raining as it has a roof on it. Rather than the front door which slopes and would let rain drip in if you used this door. Good it gives you two options.

•carpet for it is good quality and add extra home from home comfort

•we have found the footprint essential more so in helping make sure we are pitching the tent straight but obviously it helps protect the groundsheet as well!

•I like the tent has a sewn in ground sheet as I hate creepy crawlies and hopefully this will help keep them out than a tent without the ground sheet sewn in!

Cons:

•all I can think of is so far we have broken one black peg. We will probably buy some spares.

Given 9/10 but only due to pegs.

Note: we have bought the extension porch so we can cook outside but have shelter. Not used it yet so can't comment. If its as excellent as the tent I'm sure we will love it!
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By: ChrisVirgo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2014

This is our weekend away tent, along with canopy, FPGS and carpet. It takes just 30 mins to pitch and fill, unlike our Maui Reef and canopy, etc. That we use for longer holidays and takes anything up to an hour and a half to set up.

The Nevada is perfect for the two of us with loads of room for our (considerable) camping accessories. Very comfortable, stable and importantly, dry. Highly recommended. Would sleep 4 comfortably but 5 would be stretching its limits. Canopy, footprint groundsheet and carpet are all excellent (and in my opinion, essential) accessories.

We have owned bigger tents but this one fits the bill 100%. Like other reviewers, I recommend pegging corners, opening door then pitching one pole at a time, pegging guys as you go. Much easier.

Happy camping!
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By: Stutters  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 10/05/2014

We're a family of 4, with the kids being 2 and 4 when we got it. We wanted a tent that would be used 3-4 times a year and last us at least 6 years. It also had to be light enough that I could carry it on my own long distances - we like to attend music festivals. My wife wasn't 100% sure she would keep up the camping, being relatively new to it, so we didn't want to spend too much.

We're in our 3rd season now, and I think we made the right choice. We've experienced no problems, unlike many of our camping friends whose cheaper tents often leak. If we continue to look after it, it should last us many more years.

The size is perfect for us, with plenty of room for storing our gear and sitting around a small table.

It's relatively easy to erect, though it does help to have two sets of hands.

My immediate gripe was the lack of integrated awning or overhang. We bought the awning last year to rectify this, and can see why they are sold separately - a smaller cover just wouldn't have been enough.

Other reviewers also complain about the plastic pegs. I have to agree - they are rubbish. We've damaged about 25% of them already, and I'm planning on replacing them this year. Not really a big deal though.

Highly recommended overall, if you are looking for a good quality, good value family tent.
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By: Apca  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 06/05/2014

We're still using our Nevada 4 years after buying it and love it! have read the reviews of more recent models and some of the improvements sound great (particularly darkened bedrooms. We chose Outwell over Vango as we liked the light colour for the daytime, but it does mean you wake up early!) As others have said, I wouldn't like to have to squeeze in 5 people. We fit 2 kids beds and 2 adult sized camp beds and there's not much room for moving about. The living space is generous and we have put chairs and table inside in bad weather. We did buy the extension though for storing and cooking and eating 'out'. A door on the extension would be perfect (I think the new ones might have that now)

It's easy to pitch and has more ropes than you need in normal weather but when all pegged down our tent has withstood some very strong winds (and very heavy rain with no leaks) It bends a bit as poles are flexible. We use large picnic mats instead of buying the carpet which I thought was expensive. The 3 doors mean you can keep the tent cool during a warm day, but the ways to roll up the curtain/net/door are a bit frustrating.

After plenty of short camping trips over the years, the Nevada is showing barely any signs of wear, but we're happy to keep it until our kids are old enough to want separate rooms (at the moment the option to unzip the room divider is great!) - or we can afford a new tent with inflatable poles!
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By: Stoddy1972  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 17/03/2014

I bought this tent as my first family tent for use with my two children, I found it to be a great small tent but you soon realise you need more room, so I added the front extension to it. The tent itself was quite easy to put up but do take your time as to my fears I did snap one of the poles luckily I did carry a spare. Im not a lover of the fibre glass poles since this happened as you feel when your bending them into shape they are going to snap. The carrying bag which came with the tent is great as it expands so not a lot of worrying about getting back to what it was
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By: EarwaxUK  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2013   Rating:   Date: 27/02/2014

We bought one of these to replace a High Gear Gobi 4. We'd had nothing but trouble (a hole in the first one and serious leaking with the second) and the Nevada has been a whole huge step forward.

Over all, it's a really good design, nice and tall inside and there's a lot to like. The materials are all of top quality and the whole tent feels well made and solid when it's up.

In the wind it's solid and the (now common on other brands of tent) wind stabiliser system does help for a tunnel design tent. I've certainly not had problems with stability in the wind like some other reviewers have mentioned.

One of the things we particularly like is the divider between the rooms which zips in completely. This means that you get more privacy between the two rooms than with a toggle attached divider.

Of course the '5 berth' is a little optimistic if you want to sleep in comfort. Good for 4 people though.

It's full of nice little touches as well; the webbing around the top of the bedrooms means the rooms are better suspended and more sturdy. In turn, this means you can really use the pockets on the bedroom 'wall'. The porch area is quite generous; at a push you could get a table and 4 chairs in there.

Other key things we like are the fact you can pitch and strike with the inners in place which makes life a lot easier. Further, you can remove the smaller room which packs down to almost nothing to increase the size of the living space. Also, the fact that you get 3 doors (as mentioned elsewhere in the reviews) is great and allows you to air the tent well - having one with a rain porch is even better.

Finally, Outwell have nice big bags which are great. There's no need to kneel or sit on the tent bag trying to force the zip - just stick it all in and tighten up the straps.

We've only found a couple of negative points, all of which have been mentioned by others. The sloping profile makes for a handsome tent but it does mean that it has a tendency to dribble water into the tent. This is less of a problem with the side doors but it's still a minor niggle.

Also, the idea of colour coded pegs is brilliant but these ones are rubbish. First time we used one, the tip bent. Second one snapped. Having said that, we never really intended to use them anyway as we always use Blue Diamond Heavy Duty pegs for every tent to save fiddling around with bent and broken ones.

Over all, we love the Nevada; it's well made out of good quality materials, it's easy to pitch, solid in bad weather, plenty spacious for up to 4 people and even has darkened bedroom ceilings for a better nights sleep. We also have a footprint (which aids pitching and saves having to clean off the groundsheet once you get home) and the extension which adds the ability to cook under cover.

This tent should last us plenty of years.
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By: Sad its over  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2012   Rating:   Date: 17/08/2013

Really happy with this tent. We have all the extras; the footprint, carpet and porch. The porch is fantastic and great for sitting out if it is a bit showery or breezy. Also good for cooking if the weather isn't great, and leaving outdoor shoes. Plenty of room for 4 adults but might be cosy for 5.

The only problem we had was when we pitched it in a windy site and the side-wind looked like it would squash it and we had to take it down. I think this is why one of our poles broke. The broken bit was easily replaced.

It is not the easiest or quickest tent to put up, but doesn't present any major problems.
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Manufacturer's Description

This compact tunnel tent sleeps up to five in two bedrooms. Huge windows, backed by toggle-up curtains, ensure plenty of light enters the tent and great views out. This is enhanced by the panorama front that also provides even more space. The looks are further lifted by the use of the new Treetop Green colourway of our own Outtex 4000® tent fabric. The Nevada can be pitched either outer tent first or all in one. This is further simplified by the addition of the Outwell Easy Pegging System. The unique Outwell Wind Stabilizer System provides even more stability in up to Force 9 gales. A Rain-safe door keeps out water when access is required in bad weather. The tent is packed with Outwell DNA features like pre-attached luminous guylines. The inners have the new chic logo-embossed fronts and Night Sky Ceiling to aid sleep.

Recommendation: A compact tunnel tent with an award-winning heritage, which is ideal for up to five campers.

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: 32 x 89 cm
Weight: 20.2 kg
Poles: Duratec fibreglass 8.5/11.0/12.7 mm

Features:
Large panorama front
Enclosed rain-safe door
Mesh in all doors
Large panorama windows with toggle-up curtains
Organiser pockets
Pre-attached embossed inner tents
Lamp holder and light cable tidies
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

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