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Tent Reviews: Outwell Arkansas 5

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Bedroom inners:
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5  (more 5 berth tents)
39.90 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
9.57/10 from 14 reviews

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14 Reviews of the Arkansas 5        Showing 11 to 14          Page:   1   2  
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By: RogLozLee  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 27/09/2009

I love this tent with a passion.

Wasn't able to pitch it at home so decided to go a short distance and camp over night.

We have seen Yeomans put a similar tent up in 10 minutes and we also watch Outwell's tutorial so had two options on how to pitch it. We found that Outwell were probably correct as we found it difficult getting the pins into the pole ends and erect at the same time. Once we changed tackticks and 'walked' the poles into place it was a lot easier.

It was great not having to spend time putting the groundsheet down and pegging the beds up - because its all there - which was brilliant. All in all it took about 30 minutes from flat pack to tent you could live in.

Lots of windows which are great but when the temperature is cold they collect a lot of condensation. Also a down side was the two side 'doors' they are only fastened at the bottom with velcro - I would prefer them to be zipped to stop any drafts - bugs cannot get it as there is a no-see mesh lining the whole doors.

Must admit we didn't pitch it 100% perfect but it was easy by looking at it what we had done wrong - so hopefully next time it will be a lot easier.

Size is good - we had 4 people seated inside - but we didn't have any mod cons so I assume the more bits and bobs you take then space would become an issue so to be honest a family of 5 may find it a bit of a squash. Loved the canopy front as it was nice to sit out and somewhere where you can put the kitchen.

Next step is to try and get the tent back in its bag as we struggled.

Score 9/10 only because I could not give it 9.5 out of ten which would be the two side door issue.
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By: Happy camper 2009  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 18/08/2009

Great tent loads of room easy to put together , heavy to lift and walk into the up right position loads of windows so very bright inside the front porch area is great for sitting under if it is damp or drizzling

Cloths rails in the porch are great for drying towels when the kids have been in and out of the pool

2 nice sized bedroom areas at the rear with a curtain to separate them if you need it.
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By: Chrisf70  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 07/08/2009

After a few practice runs we find it really easy to put up. Taking down is even simpler! The pole bag is exceptionally heavy as the poles are aluminium with quite a large gauge. But his gives the tent a really solid feel when it is up. The porch area is a great size, but could do with a bathtub style ground sheet for use on wetter sites. There is ample room inside, and with the SIG it is quite a snug place to be even on the coldest of nights. Taking it to Spain in a week which is why we chose this tent for its lighter colours and multiple doors with fly screens which will allow us to keep it well ventilated. So will then be able to submit another review on how it performs in hotter climates.
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By: Sally.downs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 26/04/2009

Easy to erect with two people. Lovely built in porch. Very sturdy and good head room in the living area. Adaptable fly screen doors/windows etc. All the 'mod-cons' as usual with Outwell, hanging rails, electric cable routing points etc. Internal bedroom area already erected. Comes in two bags, large wheelie one for tent and separate for poles and pegs. Mocca colour. Brilliant family tent. Only gave 9/10 because we would have preferred the bedroom partition to be central for both areas not one slightly larger and one slightly smaller bedrooms.
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Manufacturer's Description

With trendy, colour-coordinated features, luxurious quality and straightforward charm, the Arkansas 5 has a charisma all its own. It offers sleeping accommodation for up to 5 persons in a breathable 3 + 2 universal inner, and features large panorama windows with bottom-up curtains in both the main tent and canopy. Interior comfort is maintained at all times by screen-house ventilation and the Outwell Sealed Ground System. Other strong features include the curved steel poles that dramatically improve tent stability, and the canopy with two incredibly handy drying rails for the family’s wet swimwear. The Arkansas 5 will be the right choice for families who want maximum comfort in an up-to-date tent that is not too large.

Flysheet: Outtexฎ 5000 with taped seams
Hydrostatic Head: 5000 mm
Floor: Double-coated polyethylene
Inner tent: Breathable polyester
Pack size: Tent: 78 x 40 x 42 cm/Poles: 25 x 80 cm
Weight: Tent: 20.8 kg / Poles: 19.1 kg
Poles: Steel poles 19/22 mm, 2 upright steel poles

• Front canopy
• Mud valance on canopy
• Drying rails at each side of front canopy
• Large panorama windows with roll-up curtains
• Pre-attached and adjustable inner tents
• Organiser pockets
• Mesh pockets in the inner tents
• Lamp holder and light cable tidies
• Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection
• Reinforcement patch on all stress points
• Adjustable pegging points
• Pre-attached guy ropes
• Luminous guy ropes
• Heavy duty Outwell zips
• Outwell doormat included
• Repair kit included

Optional Extras:
• Carpet
• Footprint

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