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Message posted by Ratty25/5/2012 at 11:46am
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50 Outwell Cougar Lake Tent
Leading innovative family camping brand Outwell has introduced a great new tent to its upmarket Classic Collection of polycotton tents

Looks good, what do you think?

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Message posted by Moneypeni25/5/2012 at 8:26pm
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It's huge!!!!

Message posted by Zeelees25/5/2012 at 9:22pm
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it has the same layout as the tennessee 6 by the looks of it,hate to think of the price though,nice looking tent.



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Message posted by steventhehamster25/5/2012 at 10:16pm
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Niiiice, i like it. But then I am an outwell fan.



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Message posted by Pitchmaster26/5/2012 at 1:29am
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Hi Ratty,

Personally .... im not going to be rushing out to get one.

I dont understand Outwell,they seem to listen to their customers one minute, as they did with the BL canopy, and then go and make new tents that still have the same issues as the older ones.

Big tent but not one of the entrances has a covered doorway and they are all sloping doorways. Im guessing that anyone that could afford a tent like this would more than likely have a carpet for it so when it rains ... door open ... wet carpet !

I also find it strange that they have decided that the windows, and there are lots of them, are best stitched up so they cannot be opened and lets face it although its a polly cotton tent with a good 40% of it being plastic windows the thermal benefits of a PC flysheet has surely got to be compromised. 

Final gripe !!! for such a big tent why only 2 average size sleeping pods ? in fact there is more space in a BL6 sleeping pod than this.

Nope sorry not one that does it for me, think Outwell could have made better use of all that space. 

 

 

 

 


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Message posted by tinny00126/5/2012 at 10:32pm
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Sorry not for me !!!!!!!

Just to wide

Thought the wolf lake was to wide and this one is even wider !!!!!

Always been an Outwell fan but.......

Ill stick to the Cabanon

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Message posted by JohnnyBoyBiscuit11/7/2012 at 10:34pm
Outfit:  Outwell Cougar Lake Wynnster Vango     Location:  The Cotswolds
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I've recently bought one. Love the space, but the sloping doors are a pain in the rain. (The carpets get wet.) Hoping a canopy will be available eventually.
Do like the polycotton though.

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Message posted by ejjerome12/7/2012 at 8:56am
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It is a lovely looking tent.

We had the Tenessee 6 and tbh it was a nightmare to pitch, the first tent i've struggled with, the width made it really heavy imo. Is the weight/width of the polycotton with the Cougar a pitching issue?

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Message posted by JohnnyBoyBiscuit18/9/2012 at 8:47pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ejjerome on 12/7/2012
It is a lovely looking tent.

We had the Tenessee 6 and tbh it was a nightmare to pitch, the first tent i've struggled with, the width made it really heavy imo. Is the weight/width of the polycotton with the Cougar a pitching issue?


The thing is heavy to put up granted, but so solid once erected. Spent 2 weeks in St. Ives and whilst I saw many tents, poles etc sticking out of wheelie bins in the mornings we had no problems at all with stability. (I do use deltas for the guys though.) It is also VERY VERY quiet being polycotton. My last tent was like a crisp packet!


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Message posted by hankakampa18/9/2012 at 11:29pm
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does this 5.7m wide and 5.9m long tent only have 3 poles to support all that heavy polycotton canvas? especially when its wet!

the little trout lake 3.1m wide and 4.9m long also has just 3 poles to hold up a lot less canvas!

hope that the poles for the cougar lake are somewhat stronger but for some reason i wouldnt be surprised if they are they same poles - just longer!

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Message posted by JohnnyBoyBiscuit19/9/2012 at 5:03pm
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The poles are 25mm diameter, substantial enough for the tent. The Trout Lake poles are 16/22 mm. Once up, the tent is rock solid.


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