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Tent Reviews: Outwell Kansas 5

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5  (more 5 berth tents)
11.50 KG

Fully Sewn-in
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Average User Rating:
6.86/10 from 7 reviews

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7 Reviews of the Kansas 5

By: 6mantent  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I bought this tent after it had been discontinued by the manufacturer, hence I got a great deal. The tent is a synthetic tent with an inner for the bedroom space which is dividable. A removable groundsheet is supplied for the front half of the tent, which isn't bathtub, so if you don't like the odd beetle staying with you on your stay, or at least in the 'living bit' then bear this in mind.

The bedroom area has storage pockets, but surprised that the words 'comfortably accommodate' is used. 2 x 2 person airbeds can be squeezed in with cms each side. I have gone away with just me and one or two of my children so a double and a single is more practical or spacious.

Well proofed and had no soggy mornings so far. Easy to pitch in less than 30 mins even with a 7 year old helping.

Handy loft bag for storage in the bed room area, not a huge amount of living space but ok for a cosy small family of four mid summer for sleeping only, or a couple or single dad/mum with 1-2 children in more inclement weather. Nice high tent for you bigger men like me .
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By: Simon Gerhardt  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

Have used this tent for the past 3 -4 years for camping with my kids. Great tent for weekend or short camping trips. Easy to pitch, good features such as the pockets, doormat, fluorescent guy ropes, windows with blinds.

Plenty of space for sleeping, but not much 'living space'. This is fine for how we use it, but not ideal in bad weather for cooking / eating.

Really happy with this tent and would definitely buy another Outwell tent when this one needs replacing.
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By: Blues4Pablo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I bought this tent for quick weekend escapes, in a sale for 60 just over 2 years ago. It has performed very well no leaks and has survived some pretty windy weather. My main gripe would be it's size, this is not a 5 man tent! 2-3 people at best. Secondly there is little or no headroom in the living area so do not expect to do very much more than sleep in it. It is of course now discontinued which is why it was available at such a large discount, would I advise anyone to buy one second-hand, probably not there are plenty of other tents around with a lot more space! I would have been very disappointed with it had I paid the original RRP c150 I think
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By: Katie koo  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

I saw this tent on the internet after searching for a suitable one for our family holiday this year. I like it because it had room to stand, was 3000HH and also the zip in the main sleeping area ment you could open it out to one big tent or close it down to a two room tent, which was ideal having a young child.

To say it spoiled our holiday is an under statement! I honestly don't know if ours was defective our if they are all like it but I personally wouldn't take the chance and buy one!

We arrived at our site and the sun was shining, lots of people were coming down from the mountains sunburnt, it was that hot! The ground was still a tad wet from rain earlier that week but not water logged by any means.

We pitched the tent, which we bought extra pegs for because there did not seem to be enough supplied. The one good thing about this tent is that it is very easy and quick to pitch.

Well cut a long story short, the ground sheet let water in. If you sat on it you wouldn't notice until you stood up that you were soaked through! This happened in both the porch and the main sleeping compartment. The weather did take a turn for the worst during the night but what we didn't expect was to open up the main compartment in the morning and find where ever something had been place on the groundsheet, water had come up under it, we were swamped!
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By: Lavande  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

We (2 adults and teenage daughter) have been camping for 15+ years and this is the 3rd family tent we have owned. Our first was a lovely, but rather old 5 berth canvas frame tent, so we upgraded to a 5 berth nylon tunnel tent. The latter was so awkward to put up especially with wind and rain howling around us we decided to sell it.

We chose the Kansas 5 and I have to say it is the best family tent we have owned.

It takes 2 people about 12 minutes to put up. (I took it on Guide camp last year and put it up on my own in less than 20!). It is very easy.

The inner tent has a zip up dividing wall making 2+3 sleeping quarters, more than enough room for 3 of us. There are plenty of storage pockets inside and outside the inner.

Inside there is loads of head room, making this compact tent seem very spacious. The living area isn't huge, but there's room for us to have 3 chairs and a table, as the tent is only a sleeping base for us, that isn't an issue and if the weather is good we sit outside anyway. The windows have blinds for privacy. There are plenty of guy ropes (extra for strong winds), which are very visible - fluorescent yellow!

A couple of small extra features that come with the tent are a temperature gauge and a doormat.

The tent bag is good as it has an insert which expands the bag making it easier to pack the rolled up tent, it is then tightened with straps and has 2 carry handles, once packed the tent is compact and not much bigger than a sleeping bag roll.

It is a shame this tent has been discontinued as it is an ideal starter tent.

We bought it from GO Outdoors in June 07 for 75.00, I checked today and they are now selling the last of the stock for a bargain price of 25.00. Get one while you can, I recommend this tent!
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By: Spaffs  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

This is our spare tent, we have an Outwell Montana 6 for longer stays away but bought this one as a 'quick getaway' tent. It's fairly light and is quick and easy to put up, we got 2 adults and 2 kids in it. There's not much living space so its more a sleeping base than a living tent but very handy for last minute dashes to the campsite at short notice.
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By: Campingkate  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2008   Rating: 

I'm new to camping and this is the first tent I have used. The tent was very straight forward to put up my husband put it up by himself.

The sleeping area was great it slept 2 adults and our 3 children from 2 to 8 years old, but it would be too small to sleep 5 adults.

The porch was the main let down and because of how the door zipped up it let the rain in, but to be fair to the tent it rained from early hours to the evening but even so it meant that the porch got very wet and we had to keep moving our things to stop them getting wet. On the whole this has been a good first tent and we only spent 75 as we got it in the sales so we didn't want to spend to much, but we now having the camping bug and I want to upgrade already.
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Manufacturer's Description

The manufacturer has advised that this model has been discontinued.

This tent can comfortably accommodate 5 people in the unique universal 3 + 2 inner.

With full standing room under the gear loft this tent makes outdoor living easy, which along with the full Outwell DeLuxe specifications ensure your peace of mind while on holiday. Quick and easy to pitch and pack this tent is the ideal one night stop over travelling companion.

* 5 persons tent
* Pitching Flysheet first or as one
* Flysheet Outtex 3000 with taped seams
* Hydrostatic head 3000 mm
* Breathable polyester
* Floor Double-coated polyethylene
* Easy-roll mud valance on living area.
* Outwell doormat included.
* Pre-attached inner tent.
* Detachable groundsheet for porch area.
* Internal pockets for storage.
* Pre-attached guy ropes.
* PackSize 30 x 60 cm
* Weight 11.5 kg

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