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Tent Showcase: Outwell Corvette XL

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7  (more 7 berth tents)
34.80 KG
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Average User Rating:
5.08/10 from 12 reviews

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12 Reviews of the Corvette XL        Showing 11 to 12          Page:   1   2  
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By: Lyns  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 01/06/2015

Not a great start. The first tent supplied leaked by one of the poles. Outwell and the retailer were unsure of the cause, but given the fact we had another camping break booked were good enough to replace without a quibble. We also broke the pump on the second outing, which was also replaced. They do feel quite flimsy and we have since bought an electric one that runs from the car battery.

Unfortunately one of the beams leaked on the replacement tent. We were lucky that it was a central beam and not an end one, so the tent stayed up for the 5 nights but sagged a little. We have since been provided with a new beam which zips in.

We had a Montana 6P prior to this tent, so do miss some of the nicer touches. The Corvette doesn't have zip up curtains, tinted windows or wheels on the bag. We were also disappointed to note that you still need two people to put the tent up. We wrongly thought you simply pump, but you do need someone inside to lift the beams as they inflate and you will definitely need two people to lift it.

Grumbles aside, it is approx 15 mins quicker to put up than the Montana and is a great design. The canopy is a good size and the zip out doors are fantastic on a warm day. There are storage pockets, access for EHU cable, Velcro for a ceiling light cable and loads of space.

I suspect when we have gained a little more confidence in it after a few more trips we might rate it a little higher. Outwell have never let us down it the past.
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By: Loulou57  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 14/04/2015

I really enjoyed spending time in this very spacious inflatable tent. It was waterproof, light and airy - a proper palace! We enjoyed feeling smug as other campers ooohed and aaaahed over our boudoir. You can jump up and down in it like an idiot and never touch the ceiling!

A word or two of warning about inflatable tents.They're heavy (watch your back!), using the hand-pump is knackering and blowing them up in strong winds is like taming wild horses - woah there!

We're going to sort out an electric pump, so I can crack open the gin and tonic and watch it rise in style next time!
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Manufacturer's Description

There is plenty of room in this seven person inflatable tunnel tent, ideal for larger families and friends on weekend breaks and tours. Fully featured, it combines the very best of our technical expertise with our renowned insight into tent life to deliver inspired and practical camping experiences.

Type of tent: Four room tunnel tent
Sleeps people: 7
Hydrostatic Head: 5000 mm
Flysheet: Outtex® 5000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta) with taped seams
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 1 living room
Tubes: Inflatable frame for best performance - 0.6 to 0.8 bar / 8.7 to 11.6 psi
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet: Sealed Ground System
Pitching way: Inflate in one
Pack size: 45 x 103 cm
Weight: 34.8 kg

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