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Tent Showcase: Outwell Colorado 5

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24.40 KG
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22 Reviews of the Colorado 5        Showing 11 to 20          Page:   1   2   3  
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By: 1keengardener  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 07/08/2008

Bought this tent from net for £138 from Yeomans camping for touring in France. When it arrived I initially thought it was too big for our needs but it pitches and comes down easily in around 10 to 15 minutes so no problem. We were so impressed, we slept in it in the garden after we'd first put it up. Loads of space in both bedrooms and living area. Plus, you can completely remove one of the sleeping inners if you require more living space (for portaloo etc) Stood up to heavy rain for 24 hours which started after we'd pitched it. Would prefer a heavier weight groundsheet but overall a brilliant tent for the money.
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By: Banderson  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating:   Date: 04/08/2008

I very good practical tent, lots of room.

However, the metal and fibreglass poles did break in a strong wind. Fibreglass poles easily replaced by generic ones. Metal ones seem only to be available from Outwell.
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By: Dodem67  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 01/08/2008

After reading some reviews of this tent. I decided to purchase one. The first thing that surprised me was the size of the box it came in.The boot of the car was half full and thats a Passat, also the weight seemed a lot heavier than described. Tried a practice pitch in the garden on my own but ended giving up for fear of damaging it. Bear in mind this is the first time I have used fibre glass poles. Tried again the next day and managed it. Was surprised by how large it was,that might explain why my local outdoor shops dont sell it,[bought it from net][outdoor world 170] just back from a five day trip at two sites unfortunately managed to bend two of the pole ends while trying to lift it.That was by lifting the front poles with my wife.However the damage wasn't to bad and I managed to straighten them with my mallet and a drain cover.[top tip] connect all poles start at back and lay each pole on top of each other then lift with a partner all poles at same time,peg out the back then pull the tent forward to open it out then peg the front. The steel poles are very stable and it didn't seem necessary to peg out all the side poles and guy's. After experiencing the joys of a Scottish summer week of heavy thunder storms,rain,mist,the space was greatly appreciated and kept us dry. To sum up I would say this tent is a good quality tent that drew a few admiring glances,with stand up hight/space/windows with curtains/generous stuff sack/mesh doors/bright guy ropes/maybe more suited to longer stays than touring every other day.
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By: Binka  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2001   Rating:   Date: 29/07/2008

We bought this tent in 2001 and have used it every year and its still going strong. We love the amount of space and the act you can stand up in it. If its raining there is loads of space inside to put the folding picnic table up and play cards, etc. I took my 6yo away by myself last year and managed to put it up by myself in 20minutes - am only 5ft2'. So I think its easy to put up. Couldn't get it back in the bag though but my hubby can no problem so I think it's me!
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By: Mad1  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 21/07/2008

We checked out many tents after coming across one of these set up on display. Not one had the same feel of quality, space and flexibility. We are now the proud owners of a Colorado 5! Our 2 children one 4 and the other 3 have bagged the smaller bedroom which was fine by us! We have also purchased the canopy which is ideal for cooking under and as that transition space between inside and out for footwear etc. It is a breeze to pitch and strike a real winner.
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By: Marrianne  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 17/07/2008

We bought this tent for family trips and I must say we are really impressed. Love the flexibility of the living space and there is loads of room for living in during the wet cold Scottish nights that we've had recently. For a camping purist the tunnel shape might put you off but in terms of practicality its great. Looked at Vango Orchy as an alternative but thought quality was slightly better with the outwell.
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By: Poppy55  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating:   Date: 07/07/2008

Just returned from our 1st outing in our new Outwell Colorado 5. The tent is excellent, I looked at this site before purchasing it, weighing up the differences between it and the Minnisota 4. Although the Minnisota is attractive with it's 'bathtub' ground sheet, I felt the Colorado was more flexible. The front wall will move back creating a porch area, still leaving lots of space inside. Which proved very useful this weekend due to the lovely British summer, which meant we were able to cook in the open but still undercover. We also purchased the extension, which we have yet to use as we only camped a couple of nights, but I can imagine it adds acres of room. In short the Colorado is an excellent tent, extremely flexible, easy to pitch with two people, we can definitely recommend!
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By: MagsharmS  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating:   Date: 25/06/2008

My husband and I are using the tent for just the two of us. Great roomy tent and doesn't make camping a chore. Its great to be able to have a large table inside and still have room for lots of guests. We have just bought the canopy and its like adding another room outside. Haven't found anything to match up to this tent yet.
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By: Suedaly  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating:   Date: 25/06/2008

I love this tent as it has so much space. It is also incredibly easy to put up, even myself and one child can do it. The bedrooms are quite roomy and when it is hot you can remove the whole front panel and open up the side door and it becomes a huge sunshade. You can even back the car into to keep the dogs cool! It is extremely well made and we have been in it in some awful storms and survived completely dry!
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By: Lynm  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 21/06/2008

Bought this tent as Husband 6ft 4ins. It's perfect for us both. He can stand up. We use larger room to sleep and smaller room for dressing etc.

Large sitting area held 3 adults and 3 kids very comfortably during the awful weather at May BH!

It stood up to all the wind and rain could throw at it.

We love it
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Manufacturer's Description

The manufacturer has advised that this model has been discontinued.

The easy-to-pitch Colorado 5 sleeps up to 5 persons in pre-attached 3 + 2 universal inner tents. This inviting model comes with large panorama windows and a Sealed Ground System, as well as doors that are equipped with no-see-um-mesh to provide refreshing screen-house ventilation and keep insects out. To ensure reliable strength and minimise weight, the mainpoles in a Colorado 5 are made of steel and the roof poles of Duratec fibreglass. Colorado 5 comes with a wide range of popular Outwell features, including a variable front wall, guyline retainers, and light cable tidies.

Type of tent: Three room tunnel tent
Flysheet: Outtex 3000 with taped seams
Groundsheet: Double coated polyethylene
Poles: Steel poles 19 mm, Duratec fibreglass 8.5/11.0 mm
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Recommended for: For families who prefer generously proportioned living and
Pack size: 40 x 80 cm
Weight kg: 24.4 kg

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