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Tent Reviews: Outwell Hartford P (L)

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Bedroom inners:
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6  (more 6 berth tents)
24.90 KG
Fully Sewn-in
In one
Average User Rating:
8.71/10 from 35 reviews

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35 Reviews of the Hartford P (L)         Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4  

By: The bazzas  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

After our smaller dome tent got ruined in one of the great south wales 'tropical storm' summers we decided it was time to upgrade to something a bit more substantial.

Traipsing around local camping shops we finally came across 'the one'. Hours of extensive research we decided that yes this was to be our new summer home.

Although just the two of us we use one pod as a bedroom & the second as a wardrobe/storeroom.

The porch area is perfect to set up our kitchen & leave dirty boots & wet coats. Whilst the living area is the envy of all our camping friends.

On occasion, in the most torrential rain & wind we have had the odd drop coming through but nothing to complain about.

We hope to be using our lovely Hartwell (with porch unlike the latest model) for years to come.
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By: Towzer  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2003   Rating: 

We have had our tent now for 9 years and it is still going strong! We bought it when we were an expectant couple and have now grown to a family of 5 with a dog. I would agree with many comments made that it is ideal for a family of 3 or 4. Two proper double compartments to sleep in which snuggly fit a double blow up mattress. A good sized living area that is all enclosed and super cozy on an evening, we call it our 'bedouin' as that how it feels when you have lamps on in the dark. There is also the awning section where we cook and keep shoes. I must say that now we have outgrown it and are weighing up our options for the next tent. We do still use it but my husband and I have to sleep in the living area and if the weather is wet (in England never I hear you cry!) it is a bit cramped. However, as a couple or with 1 child or even 2 it is great. Really hardwearing and very easy to put up and down. As I say 9 years hard graft and still not a leak in sight! Also great in strong winds, it just doesn't move. Gotta love Outwell!
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By: Strokeman  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

This is my first tent. Four hours in a gale tested us the first time we put it up but now we have it down to 1 hour. It is a very warm tent having an inner liner and would recommend it to a family of four maximum. If I could change one thing it would be an extra area to store the suitcases etc as it can get quite cramped inside. Love it though.
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By: Murraymints  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Great tent for two adults and two children. Plenty of room. Built in groundsheet great.No worries about small creatures getting in at night! Plenty of living space and can open up either side to let air through when gets warm in day. Easy to put up, even on your own. Definitely recommend.Just not easy to get back into the bag!
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By: Donna148  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Wow fantastic tent, very easy to put up and down.

Very spacious, even with all our junk inside.

Held up and no damage in 50 mile gale wind and rain.

Easily fits a double airbed in each sleeping pod, and living area is great , with the added bonus of a large porch area to cook in, and to leave all muddy boots and shoes, looking forward to many years of camping in this tent, FANTASTIC, well done Outwell.
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By: Westermans  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Great tent for families who camp a few times per year.

Love that it is sewn in and has handy front porch area for cooking and muddy shoes.

Very roomy living space and lots of windows to let in the light. Handy back door option too or can use that space to add another sleeping area which is purchased separately.
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By: Scarab15  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating: 

Great tent easy to put up, lots of space inside and plenty of room when you have two teenage boys lounging around.Stood up to the weather (no leaks. We do need a little more practice putting the tent down (we did get it into the bag it came in)'JUST'.But like most things practice make perfect.Looking forward to our next adventure with this tent A++++
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By: Frank ryan  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2003   Rating: 

Just returned from 4 nights in the beloved and now quite aged Hartford L that has been up and down perhaps 30 times in the last 8 or 9 years - a little damp leakage in very heavy rain but nothing a bit of fabsil shouldn't deal with. The porch area is too short (have the extension to sort that) and never sleep in the pods, always kip in the main area - no problems worth bleating about and hopefully many years left in it yet
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By: Greengael  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

How disappointed are we? After much research - both the online variety and the talking to friends variety - we settled on the Hartford L as a replacement to my 12 year old 3-man dome tent that has been up and down more times than a yo-yo and leaks worse than a sieve.

We came across the Hartford L in an end-of-year sale in Blacks for half price. Bargain. Except that we did not have time to put the tent up in October when we bought it as we were getting married the next week and had more important things to think of. Big mistake.

We tested the tent this year, a few days before we were due to go out to Cornwall, only to realise it has no poles in the bag! Blacks have been great but Outwell has been exceedingly unhelpful.Refusing to even reply to Blacks' telephone queries and hence the 1 star for the review. I know that mistakes happen but companies need to sort them out.

Assuming Outwell sorts the issue out without me having to go down the route of 'fitness for purpose' and you 'ruined my holiday' I will be glad to post a more comprehensive review of this tent. As it is, I can only comment on the service. 1 star.
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By: Cralyn  Reason: I've used one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

I cant rave about this tent enough. We purchased it last year and have had had 1 trip in it. We had a big down pour and all the seams held up well also was fantastic with the wind. Really easy to put up only took around 15mins.The living area and sleeping pods are huge and the attached porch is more than big enough to cook in. There are lots of windows which makes it feel even bigger (if thats possible!) The tent packs away really well and still fits into its bag! If your looking to upgrade your equipment I would definitely recommend this tent my only word of advice is to check pitch sizes before booking with this tent as it is rather large and some sites want you to pay for 2 pitches
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35 User Reviews of the Hartford P (L) - Showing 01 to 10          Page:   1   2   3   4  

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Manufacturer's Description

A size down from sister model XLP, the Hartford L P nevertheless sleeps up to six and keeps its two pre-attached bedrooms to either side of the spacious living room area with Sealed-in Groundsheet. It also benefits from the Panorama Front upgrade for 2012, which really does open up the whole interior. As well as its allround windows allowing great view out, the Hartford L comes with a rear door with side flaps creating a canopy. Other key Hartford features range from Outtex® 4000 fabric to Duratec Poles to Skylight Window overhead, and include a wealth of the usual Outwell favourites: OWS System (Outwell Wind Stabilizer System), OEP System (Outwell Easy Pegging System), pre-attached Luminous Guylines, and more, not forgetting Carpet and Footprint options.

Recommendation: For families who like separate bedrooms, maximum living space and the flexibility of the latest Panorama Front.

Type of tent: Three room dome tent
Sleeps: 6 people
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 living room
Pitching way: Flysheet first or as one
Flysheet: Outtex® 4000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta)
with taped seams
Floor: Double-coated 100% polyethylene,
10,000 mm hydrostatic head
Inner tent: Breathable 100% polyester
Pack size: 35 x 80 cm
Weight: 24.9 kg
Poles: Duratec fibreglass 8.5/11.0/12.7 mm

Large panorama front
Rear door with side flops creating a canopy
Large panorama windows with toggle-up curtains
Stow away O-shaped inner tent doors
Pre-attached inner tents
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 guylines
Luminous guylines
Heavy duty Outwell zips

Optional extras: Carpet and footprint

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