Quickly pitched 5-person family tent from Outwell that uses air ducts instead of regular poles. A deep sunroof with windows on the sides provides a place in the shade to eat or just sit and take it easy. The front also provides space for equipment that you want to keep out of inclement weather but do not want in the tent. Two darkened bedrooms, a large living area and two doors, the front of which opens up the entire tent on hot days.READ MORE
Number of people: 5
Ceiling height: 220 cm
Bedroom: 2 pcs
Floor area: about 15.8 m & sup2; (excl sunscreen)
Weight: 24.9 kg
Imagine avoiding using tent poles when you are going to pitch the tent. With the Outwell Avondale 5PA it is possible. The only thing you need to do is attach the tent fabric to the ground and then pump up each channel with the included pump. The only pole that is included is the one for sun / rain protection at the front, which can be mounted when the tent is erected. Then attach the guylines and the tent is ready for use. Simple, smart and fast. In other words, you avoid the most time-consuming step of assembling, threading and pitching the tent with poles.
Outwell Avondale 5PA is a family tent adapted for families or groups of up to five people whose design can most be said to resemble a smaller cabin. Instead of poles, it uses Outwell's Rigid Air technology where the poles have been replaced with air ducts for easy assembly. The four channels are easily pumped up via the valve in the lower edge on one side of the tent. The only pole that is included is the one for the protected entrance and it can be mounted when the tent is erected. In other words, the tent is good for pitching for one person. In addition to the simple assembly, the tent has a durable tent fabric that not only withstands rain and wind but also rustles less than simpler fabrics when it moves. Large windows provide a bright and pleasant tent and if you want to reduce transparency, there are curtains on all windows.
The family tent has two doors, one on the side and a large front. The side entrance makes the tent easily accessible regardless of the location on the campsite and can be opened on hot days to ventilate the tent. The large opening at the front covers the entire front so it is easy to open up the tent completely and use the living area as a protected conservatory. The front roof protects the entrance from rain.
Outwell Crossflow Ventilation
The ventilation at the back can be opened up completely to create extra air flow in the tent during hot days or in the morning. even the ventilation at the front is substantially increased to get a better continuous flow. As the large opening in the front also has a mesh door, you can open the tent completely to keep the temperature in the tent down even if there are a lot of small insects on the move.
The living area is very spacious and can be furnished with both tables, chairs and other camping furniture. The large tinted windows provide a very pleasant light throughout the room while minimising transparency. The tent's windows are also equipped with roll-up curtains that are adjusted in three positions, which makes it easy to choose how much light or transparency you want.
Outwell HookTrack System
The Outwell HookTrack System makes it easy to attach lamps or other accessories to the tent. The included hooks also make it possible to hang equipment or clothes in the tent.
The inner tent consists of two bedrooms with space for two and three people respectively, but can be used to advantage by families with two children to get extra space for packing or larger mattresses. A heavier dark fabric in the inner tent and in the outer tent fabric over the inner tent reduces the effect of many tent campers' worst enemy, the morning sun. The inner tent also has a curtain that can be rolled down over the ventilation to reduce the light that enters through it.
Outwell Quick & Quiet
In addition to the zip, one bedroom has a magnetic strip so it can be opened and closed without a zip (Outwell Quick & Quiet Inner door). A solution that allows you to get in and out of the inner tent without waking the rest of the family.
The tent fabric is completely waterproof with taped seams and is flame retardant treated. It also has a sealed floor sewn to the outer tent, which protects the tent from wind, insects and dirt. The inner tent is pre-assembled on delivery and does not need to be unloaded when the tent is packed.
1. How durable are the air ducts?
The channels consist of three layers. Finally, a layer of strong polyester, then a protective layer of PVC and then comes the channel itself in TPU. The construction makes the ducts more resistant to wind than steel and fiberglass poles. It is important, however, that you only use the supplied pump and do not pump up a higher pressure than the pressure recommended for the tent as it risks destroying the channels.
2. What happens if there is a hole in the duct or a valve breaks? Is the tent collapsing?
The ducts are separate in the Air tents. So the tent does not collapse if there are holes. All channels can be easily replaced and if it is a small hole, you can also fix it temporarily with an Outwell repair patch, duct tape or silicone tape. Should a valve in the tents stop working, they can also be replaced.
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Flysheet||Outtex® 4000 Select, 100% polyester|
|Hydrostatic Head||4000 mm|
|Tubes||Outwell Rigid Air System|
|Max Pressure||9 psi/0,6 bar|
|Poles||Duratec fibreglass 11 mm|
|Ceiling height||220 cm, Inner tent 210 cm|
|Innertent||Dark roof panel and sides reduce light penetration to improve sleep quality, 100% polyester|
|Floor area||about 15,8 m²|
|Groundsheet (constuction)||Sewn-in groundsheet|
|Floor (material)||Double-coated waterproof polyethylene, 100% polyethylene, 10 000 mm hydrostatic head|
|Pack Size||87 x 42 x 42 cm|
|Transport bag / storage||Compressible carrybag for compact pack size|