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Tent Reviews: Outwell Jersey S

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9 Reviews of the Jersey S

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

My brother is always banging on about Outwell tents so when I saw this in Ripon for less than £30 it was a no option option. There is no such thing as too much camping stuff, bicycles, motorcycles, hot women or chocolate raisins in your store cupboard. Can't wait for the snow for a more scientific test because (it may be coincidental) this has been the warmest tent I have ever owned. It's cosy for 2, super quick to put up and I always get a good nights sleep. My other tents are around the £100 mark so this is a fabulous tent for the money. I wish the loops were smaller so it would fit on my motorbike.
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By: Ficklejade  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

Been a fan of Outwell since I had one of their Phoenix tents. The Jersey S was bought for my son and I use it as well. For two slim ones (or me and the dog (with extra groundsheet inside and underneath), this is a great tent. Don't loan it though, as my son did; it came back with broken poles and I eventually managed to get replacements which aren't too easy to fit. Having said that, the replacements cost £25 and came from Denmark in record time and no quibbles about delivery to a Scottish island - unlike so many firms based in Britain who either won't deliver or make huge surcharges!

It stands up well to gales and even three inches of rain in just over 30 hours but the drawbag is that, when you open the door you can get water into the sleeping area. The additional groundsheets I use are for protecting the built-in groundsheet but - even in November, you do have to watch the ventilation to avoid condensation building up badly.

I usually only do a couple of nights at a time. However as this is in conjunction with a volunteer thing, I do have to take quite a bit of gear with me and the lack of storage is a nuisance. But it's a good solid tent and, once you've got the knack of packing it up, very handy - especially if it's pouring down when you arrive!
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By: Mandylew  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

Bought this for my son for scouts and sleep alongside us in our 1981 model raclet continental tent (bought orange so they match) He loves it and its stood up to heavy rain, however we do always pitch it on a small groundsheet as the base is very thin, don't want to get condensation or punctures, or even get it dirty! A much roomier tent than the gelert pop up ones and twin skinned with lots of vents, my sons 11 and he can put it up himself, although you need long arms to fold it back down! sleeps two adults or 3 kids comfortably.
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By: Timmywaz  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I go away on a regular basis on weekends and for week long trips. I bought the Jersey S as a weekend tent for me and my partner so we didn't need to take my larger Oregon 3 tent. It is a perfect size for 2 people for a weekend and has been up in Snow, heavy storms and sunshine and has stood up to them all. The one downside is the lack of porch area. But I rectified this buy getting a couple of upright poles and a small tarpaulin (about 6ft by 4ft) and some guy line and making my own which is really good as you can have the door open when its raining.

All in all cracking tent!
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By: Glennonjd  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I have the Jersey M model which is the larger 3-person version.

Very easy to erect and pretty easy to take down and pack away too. Used it on a very cold and very wet night in The Lakes and stayed warm and dry all night. Easily spacious enough to take a double airbed with space to store luggage. You can store small things in the gap between the main door and inner tent, but it's not a porch. That's my first criticism of this tent, it could do with a porch large enough to use and sit in.

Second criticism is that the packed away disk is still very large - is a niggle more than a fault and my simple advice is to pack it away last on top of the stuff in your boot.

Plus points - convenience, size, excellent ventilation, no need to secure guy ropes in mild weather, bright colour guy ropes, strong easy-gliding zips, inner storage pockets (phone, wallet, coins etc), light langing loop, totally water-proof.

The quick put up and take-down during a terrible rain-storm has really made me warm to this tent and I know it will get further use because of this.
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By: Spicera  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

We are the proud owners of two of the Jersey M's - the three-man version, which sleeps two comfortably.

They really are the business. My husband recently took one out on his own, put the kettle on to boil before even getting it out of the car, put it up, sorted out his sleeping mat and unpacked his bag, and was drinking a cuppa in his completely set-up camp site in just under 12 minutes.

We have spent a weekend with the kids in them, and my 10-year old son was able to put one up by himself. He can't collapse it though as it requires more height that he currently has, as you need to stand it on its end after the first fold.

Once you have the hang of it they collapse and are back in their bags within minutes. We are taking them touring around Scotland this summer, rather than the Monty. They are not backpacking tents as they fold down into quite a large hoop-shaped bag, but they are practically flat so are easy to get into the car boot. My only complaint is the lack of porch, but that is the price you pay for this type of convenience. There is a slight gap between the inner and outer flysheets with space enough for your mucky boots. We are currently looking into an additional shelters or awnings which will enable us to cook outside if/when it rains.

We have total faith in the Outwell design in terms of withstanding rain and wind storms, and have no doubt we will remain as snug against the elements as we do in our Monty.
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By: GettingIntoSomethin  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Absolutely perfect for the single festival goer. All the usual Outwell quality features, and completely waterproof.

Perfect for one night stays and festivals for one person. Practice taking down tho before use.
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By: Polly18  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

It does exactly what it says on the tin! Pops up in seconds, a few pegs later, job done. We bought this to enable us to extend our camping season. No fun getting to camp sites in the dark and spending ages trying to get pitched. So far we've only used it once-middle of feb this year and it was down to -7. Not the sort of weather to be hanging around in! We used ours in conjunction with the outwell tarp to create a porch-type area and it worked well. Only comment is to advise practise in putting it down before you go as there is a definite knack to it that isn't very well described in the written instructions. The online video definitely helped us to get to grips with it. Once you know how it's a doddle. Have yet to try it in wet/windy conditions but if it behaves like its fellow outwells that we own it should be ok.
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By: Snowy747  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating: 

We bought our Jersey as an overnight tent to take abroad so that we didn't need to pitch the Monty for short stops.

It is terrific after a day's driving, arrive on site and throw it in the air, tap in a couple of pegs et voila! We bought before Quecha moved into the UK market and I believe larger versions are now available, possibly known as the Jersey M? I would plump for the larger one which I believe is marketed as 3 berth because I am not the smallest of people.

Apart from being able to lie in it you cannot do much else and you can just about fit two adults in, more so if you are both little!

I would say this tent is ideal for the use we put it to or as a festival tent for places like Glastonbury. The hydrostatic head is excellent and as usual the Outwell quality was evident.

Packing up takes a little more skill so watch the video before you leave and practice in the garden because there is a knack to it.
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Manufacturer's Description

The manufacturer has advised that this model has been discontinued.

The junior model in this range of small tents, the Jersey S can sleep 2 persons in comfort. Like the M, it is a great choice for meeting basic camping needs, and features a front window, neon guy lines, a mesh door, and excellent ventilation properties. A Jersey S is light in weight, easy to transport, and takes only two seconds to pitch. In short, a model that focuses squarely on convenience, reliable service – and fun.

Specifications:
Flysheet: Outtex® 3000 with taped seams
Hydrostatic Head: 3000 mm
Floor: Polyester
Inner tent: Breathable polyester
Pack size: Dia. 85 x 2 cm
Weight: 3.5 kg
Poles: Fibreglass 6.0 mm

Features:
• Pre-attached inner tent
• Good ventilation
• Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection
• Mesh pocket in the inner tent
• Reinforcement patch on all stress points
• Pre-attached guy ropes
• Luminous guy ropes
• Heavy duty Outwell zips


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