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Tent Reviews: Outwell Cape Coral S and 400

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4  (more 4 berth tents)
16.20 KG
319.99
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9.33/10 from 6 reviews

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6 Reviews of the Cape Coral S and 400

By: Chrissie5720  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2014   Rating:   Date: 12/08/2019

We had a Vango to start with then took it back as we had a problem with it and got our Outwell cape coral 400S as it was the next similar one and we haven't looked back we added a porch and now its perfect for our every camping need still like new condition easy to put up and take down.We would recommend this tent.
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By: Eddie4321  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2016   Rating:   Date: 12/01/2017

I used this tent after having a Montana 6 found it so easy to erect and put away, went fishing at Chester lakes in march ended up with snow ,

This tent didn't bat a eye lid although we did go on electric with the time of year , I found it ideal for two big adults and two children, the Anglesey winds didn't bother it.
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By: Neil camper piper  Reason: Other  Made in: 2016   Rating:   Date: 28/06/2016

I've added this review of this tent as it is an upgrade of the cape coral s. I bought a cape coral s last year and have been able to use it many times and found it to be a fantastic tent in all weathers for the two of us.

I went to Go outdoors to have a sneak peak at what they had changed. I haven't seen any other reviews of the cape coral 400 so I thought I'd do a spot the difference to help would be buyers decide if the money difference was worth it.

The size and build quality are the same and up to usual Outwell quality. The hydrostatic is different, offering 4000mm compared with the 3000mm you get in the cape coral s. The air vents have been shaped slightly differently to give them a little more stability. The largest difference between the two is they have changed the colour of the fabric of the flysheet in the bedrooms, making them black instead of white, which to be honest was the only fault I've got with the cape coral s. Using black gives you a way better chance of longer nights sleep, as with mine being white I'm up at the crack of dawn. The only other thing I noticed in difference was the zip screen that divides the two bedrooms ties up at the top of the tent to create one large room. In the cape coral s it just sits to one side and is a bit untidy.

Both tents are exclusive to Go Outdoors, though I have only seen the S version online, I'm assuming they will phase out the S for the 400.

Is it worth the extra 30? probably, as you will get a better nights sleep and more protection from the rain.
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By: NorrisA  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 13/08/2015

The Cape Coral S comes highly recommended by us. I did a fair bit of research before buying this tent & I wasn't disappointed. My 8 year old son & I have just returned from a week in Scotland camping in wet & extremely windy weather. The tent was well & truly tested (and so were we)! We found it straight forward to erect & dismantle, just the two of us. It has a good layout & spacious enough in both the bedroom pods & main living area. It kept us cosy & dry and it managed to stay up, many other tents on our campsite had to be abandoned due to 50mph winds! I was encouraged to buy the footprint & the carpet. I'm pleased I did. I'd say the footprint is essential though. I will be buying more sturdy tent pegs for our next trip as the pegs supplied are thin & bend out of shape easily, although they did do the job. My advice would be to use the side door as your main entrance as it has the hood to prevent you getting soaked when you unzip the door in bad weather. & to think about this when pitching/positioning the tent. The other bigger door would be ideal for good weather. We loved the windows feature & the useful pockets & having netting over the doors. We didn't really find any negatives but rated 9/10 because my son reckons there is always room for improvement!

This tent is ideal for 2 or 3 plus stuff :-) Happy Camping
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By: Neil camper piper  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 23/06/2015

I bought this tent for me and my girlfriend after I'd bought a Coleman coastline 3, I had to sent it back due to the really poor build quality and that it leaked really badly on our first use (Plus I was three inches too tall to stand up in it)

The Cape coral S when packed down is huge and heavy in comparison to my last tent, So packing into our hatchback had to be a lot more canny. The bag is a sack with a tie at one end making it very easy to put away, no fighting with squeezing the tent in and struggling with a zip.

The tent itself was really easy to put up. The three poles are colour coded so there are no problems there, pegging was straight forward and quick, with the guy ropes been doubled up. The tent took 15 minutes to put up on our first attempt. The pegs themselves are strong and a lot longer than I've seen with other tents I've owned.

The general quality of the tent is fantastic.

I splashed out and bought the foot print which came really handy when packing down as it had been a rainy weekend. Luckily we got to pack down in the dry and only had to wipe down the bottom of the foot print.

The side porch door roof is a really great feature, not letting rain touch the door so you don't end up with lots of water running into the tent when your leaving or entering.

The inside of the living area of the tent is a great size with loads of head room, I could stand up and stretch out to the sides without touching the tent (I'm 6ft)We had enough room for two chairs and two tables plus other gear. There's lots of windows with clip on curtains that can be tied at the bottom, Another great feature is the fly screens which are over each door. Meaning we could could prevent the tent becoming an oven without letting in bugs. There are also eight pockets running down the outside of the inner tent. For those who use electric there are handy Velcro cable ties to help prevent you from tripping.

The inner tent has a zip wall to separate it into two, one being larger than the other. Or one side can be removed completely to create an L shape living area. We tied back the zip wall and could fit a double air bed in with ease and still had enough room for bags as well as room to stand and get dressed in. It also has six pockets at a place to hang a torch.

No idea what its like in windy conditions.Yet.

This is a great tent for two/three people for short or long stays, It didn't leak at all. Even with heavy rain on its first use.

The only fault I have with the tent is that the inner tent is very light with it having a white flysheet. It would been great if this had been darker, letting me sleep for longer.

I would highly recommend this tent to any couple. Looking forward to using it again.
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By: Slozzies  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2015   Rating:   Date: 28/05/2015

I'm posting this initial review to assist those who are thinking of buying this tent. I couldn't see that there were any reviews out there. I have downsized to this tent so that myself and my daughter could put it up. We have an Outwell michigan with steel poles and I struggle without another adult.

Anyway, the tent is really easy to erect with 3 main polycarbonate poles and a small one for the side porch. They are colour coded so you can't go wrong. The bedrooms are divided by a zip curtain, with one side being slightly larger than the other. We will be having the dividing curtain tied back, I can just fit two of the cheap tesco airbeds in side by side. They do literally fill the whole space though with no room for bags.

The tent is fab for 2 - 3 of us, imo a 4th person would be too much of a squash.

The only downside to this tent is the front door. When it rained and we opened the front door the water slid straight in and the carpet inside was soaked immediately. We will have to remember to use the side door with porch when its wet. The porch prevented the side door from getting wet at all.

I would definitely recommend this tent and looking forward to using it in a couple of weeks
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Manufacturer's Description

A compact tent that's got room enough for you and the kids, and all your gear - EXCLUSIVE TO GO OUTDOORS!

Outwell's Cape Coral is a three-room tunnel tent (two bedrooms, one large living area/porch) with a breathable 100% polyester inner, and large doors and windows that make it roomy and airy to relax inside.

It's easy to pitch whether you set it up flysheet first or all together (three colour-coded poles, pre-attached inner tents and guylines) and it's made for comfort - 'rain-safe' protection avoids showers getting in, and the 'bathtub'-style groundsheet keeps draughts and insects out.

Outwell's patented Wind Stabilizer System attaches the outer tent, tent pole and peg together, keeping the tent stable and secure even in gusting winds. And clever design touches, like the toggle curtains and 'screenhouse' system (all three doors have full, opaque mesh, so you can keep the tent closed but still allow breeze to flow through) make the Cape Coral a great tent for relaxation.

The strong, resilient and reliable Duratec fibreglass poles flex enough to keep the tent stable in poor conditions, but are strong enough not to break in bad weather.

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