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Message posted by Ratty28/9/2012 at 2:19pm
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50 Outwell Combo Collection
Intiroducing the Outwell Combo Collection which provides the ultimate in tent customisation. The Collection comprises the Malibu 4 and 5: two fully customisable tents that cater for every eventuality

Are you looking forward to seeing these at the shows?
Would you be tempted to buy one?
Do you think you would be the talk of the campsite if you turned up and pitched one?
Innovation, or impractical?

Why not tell us what you think about the new Combo Collection from from Outwell.

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Message posted by shirleys28/9/2012 at 6:19pm
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What a brilliant idea, can't wait to see how well this works.

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Message posted by Ratty28/9/2012 at 6:22pm
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I saw these at the trade show a couple of weeks ago and they look brilliant and what a fab idea. If your family grows, so can your tent. If you need a wardrobe, you can add one in. If you are going light for the weekend, you can leave parts at home.

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Message posted by cllr_gyppo28/9/2012 at 7:51pm
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Very Keen on this one, Quite a simply idea really, Expanding on the concept of Awning or extension.

2 Questions though

1) How Waterproof are the Joins
2) Internally, are the Joins going to be a trip hazzard.

I very much want to see these in the flesh.

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Message posted by lidds029/9/2012 at 6:14am
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They claim to 'cater for every eventuality' but isn't is just an option to increase the awning/living space? You still have the same number of bedroom inners, at the rear of the tent?

From that perspective, it's nice to be able to use it as an overnighter/weekender, or add the awning size of choice to make it a long-stay tent, but I'd also like to see a zip on canopy instead of just an enclosed porch, and it doesn't look as if any of those additional awning segments have a side door facility or mesh panels for good ventilation (just the small pop-open vents at the top of each window) so you could end up with a very long, very hot and stuffy tent?

Khyam introduced the modular tent (the Ridgipod) some years ago, and Coleman had a go with the Evolva. Both of them allowed for additional bedroom annexes and the Coleman had a kitchen ('Chef annex') as well. They didn't take off. Maybe down to price? Shape? Too fiddly to pitch?

If this Outwell is reasonably priced for the additional awning segments then I think it might be a winner due to its simplicity and rectangular shape (it's going to fit onto most pitches, unless you really go overboard with the extra awning segments). This might be particularly tempting for existing Outwell fans, who might go for this instead of owning 2 x tents. Then again,I have a sneaky feeling that many people on these boards actually like owning 2 x tents or more!

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Message posted by Mucker188429/9/2012 at 12:01pm
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Add an optional inner to a Malibu 5 porch for extra vis--vis accommodation.

Which suggests there's a side door somewhere along the line, as one pic I came across shows the additional bed pod/inner set up in the front porch...




Oh wait, that might be curtains!! Maybe that closed face of the double section is the bed pod?
Either way, vis-a-vis suggests a side door somewhere?

You'd think they'd make a point of showing exactly what the door options were. No?

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Message posted by hankakampa29/9/2012 at 12:11pm
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buy the correct tent for your needs in the 1st place! by time you need to add extensions, tents will have moved on and you ll probably fancy something newer / better anyways!

this is just a sales gimmick - people are starting to think of their tents as houses / apartments with extensions etc lol

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Message posted by Katieep29/9/2012 at 12:23pm
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I've just bought a new tent with an integrated porch cos I got fed up with having to fiddle around with extra bits and pieces and we found if we didnt take the porch we'd miss it !

This looks a little too complicated for me !


Message posted by Cross Camping29/9/2012 at 12:36pm
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If you take the two end parts and say the double middle part it's going to sell for about 550 ish, the same size and price as the 2013 Outwell glendale 5 tent. I'm interested to know how many people would like the idea of using just the two ends to make a small weekender tent as well as having the double middle section for longer trips or would you just buy the Glendale 5
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Message posted by james5729/9/2012 at 1:34pm
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im sold Gary love the idea 1717 

think even the wife will love this tent.....

two ends quick one nighters add the double middle weeks holiday, vis a vis + double middle full family/freinds holiday....

kids room looks brill aswell 17

will have to see them on display guess we are talking 850 ish if we add double middle +kids room + vis a vis extension though...

she will proberbly try and make me sell a couple of tents to pay for it 17

not sure i could part with any of my babies 17

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Message posted by Cross Camping29/9/2012 at 2:23pm
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Hi James

The Vis a Vis inner is just that, a two berth inner that fits in the front section of the base tent when you put some middle sections in, you just need to make sure the curtains are shut...lol

The double middle section has two doors, one on each side and the internal door divider. 

You will be looking at 665 - 685 for the base 5 berth tent, middle section, kids room and vis a vis inner, so not as much as you thought...

I as a retailer have not decided yet, I need to make my mind up as my 2013 order has to be in on Tuesday. Its just the Glendale is a safe bet and so is a smaller weekender tent but a combo ? To much choice arghhhh!


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Message posted by james5729/9/2012 at 2:50pm
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yeah could be quite hard to put up a display showing properly the diffrent computations of the combo...

i guess as a retailer you will have more faff with stocking the right levels of combo sections to meet demand....

you say the vis a vis is just a 2 berth inner to fit the front section. guess theres no option of having a 2+3 berth inner in the front due to the size & dividing doorway right. maybee you could have 2x rear end sections or is that just being silly/expensive



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You start with the base unit which is sold as the rear and front as one tent, then you start adding what you need...I love the idea but as you say, from a retailers point of view, how many base units to middle to extensions etc etc do I stock...

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Oh what a fantastic idea!

Anyone know how they attach to each other?

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Quote: Originally posted by krazykamper on 29/9/2012
Oh what a fantastic idea!

Anyone know how they attach to each other?



Just watched the video clip again and they are attached by zips.

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