|Simon and Matt peruse over Outwell’s range for 2012|
Outwell tents in 2012
For those of you who’ve been keeping up with this blog, you may remember that a few weeks back I blogged about our trip to The Tent Show at Stoneleigh to take a look at what some of the well known tent manufacturers including Outwell, Vango and Robens had planned for the 2012 summer camping season. Part one focused on what Vango had to offer and we took a look at a few of the tents that we’ll be stocking for next year, as well as announcing that we’ll be stocking Vango Airbeam for 2012.
|The Wind Stabilizer System brings an extra
level of stability to Outwell tents
They’ve become one of the leading forces in tents and camping equipment in recent times. Offering what they describe as ‘innovative family camping’, they’re responsible for many of the designs and features in tents that in today’s market are considered as standard – things like the sealed-in groundsheet, extensions and awnings, carpets and footprints; and luminous guylines. They all came from Outwell!
They’re also responsible for many unique design features. The Wind Stabilizer System, utilising a Velcro fastening system between the flysheet and the pole, is one such innovation that has contributed to the ability of many of their tents to withstand wind speeds of up to 10 on the Beaufort Scale. That’s up to 24.4 m/s! In other words, gale force!
|The Wolf Lakes: Heavy Hitters|
Outwell are the company who bought us renowned tents like the Montana 6, Vermont L, Bear Lake and Wolf Lake models and right here is the place to find out which of their tents we’ll be selling for next season.
So what are these exciting features then?
|Louisiana 5P featuring Panoramic Room|
This feature is designed to open up the living space, making it a really pleasant place to be as well as looking pretty distinctive from the outside too! The use of extra windows really helps to allow light in and it’s very much like having a conservatory or sun room at home, allowing for the best all-round views. There are also curtains you can zip up to give you guaranteed privacy when you need it.
|UV coated windows protect
against heat from the sun
EDIT (05/12/11): We have been advised by our Outwell representative that unfortunately the Outwell Classic range of tents will not have ”tinted windows” for the 2012 season.
|Floating Guyline system.
2 Mocca fixings with 1 luminous attachment
|The 2012 Hilo Reef is based on the Monterey 5|
|The 2012 Kauai Reef is a widened version of
last year’s Hawaii Reef
For a full specification and dimensions keep an eye on our website and feel free to ask any questions on this blog!
We’ll move our focus over to the Premium Collection and a couple tents new to the collection and to our range; the Ontario & Louisiana.
|The Louisiana 7P. Like the Louisiana 5P but, uh, bigger.|
As we mentioned earlier, the Premium Collection now features Panorama Room/Front so you can fully take in your surroundings in comfort. The Ontario LP features the Panorama Front, whereas the Louisiana models feature the Panorama Room, which is more like a front porch area and features a detachable bathtub groundsheet.
|Louisiana 7P Layout|
Another design feature that stood out to us when we viewed this tent was the bedroom layout. The layout is designed for families with older children. Children that might start all out war if they’re forced to share a bedroom! With the Louisiana, the kids get their own space.
What this layout also does is create a unique living area which is also a nice, comfortable place to be. The ‘double door inner’ of the largest bedroom gives a really open, spacious feeling when both doors are open. We’ll illustrate this below when we take a look at the Illinois 6.
As well as featuring steel poles, Outtex 5000HH polyester material and mesh pockets in the inner tents, the Louisiana features tinted windows, lamp holder and light cable tidies as well as many other features.
|Double door inners are a great feature for 2012|
Outwell tents in 2012: The Complete Taunton Leisure Collection
- Montana Lake
- Wolf Lake 7
- Bear Lake 6
- Trout Lake 4
Outwell Sun Collection
- Kauai Reef
- Hilo Reef
Outwell Premium Collection
- Ontario LP
- Montana 6P
- Louisiana 7P
- Louisiana 5P
- Vermont XLP
- Vermont LP
Outwell DeLuxe Collection (Sage Green)
- Oakland XL
- Monterey 5
Outwell DeLuxe Collection (Mocca)
- Illinois 6
- Montana 6
- Glendale 5
- Nevada XL
- Nevada M
Outwell Smart Tunnel Concept
- Fusion 400
- Fusion 300
Outwell Touring Collection
- Country Road