For you who want the best. Two darkened sleeping areas and a large living area provide good space for the family with up to three children. A strong tent fabric with 35% cotton combined with a fixed floor gives Outwell Hayward Lake 6ATC a much better climate in the tent than family tents with 100% polyester in the canvas, both in strong sun and in bad weather.
Air channels instead of poles provide easy installation. Another good detail is that the opening at the front can be completely opened in order to use the tent's living area as a protected conservatory.
Number of people: 6
Ceiling height: 220 cm
Floor area: about 21 m² (excluding sunroof)
Weight: 45.1 kg
By mixing cotton and polyester, Outwell Hayward Lake 6ATC gets a much better indoor climate than other tents as the cotton breathes in the heat and insulates in the cold. The fabric also moves less and is quieter. In other words, you can say goodbye to both the rustle when it blows and the classic tent scent that comes with synthetic canvases on hot days. Outwell's stable air channel technology, Rigid Air, makes the tent extremely easy to pitch, and at the same time providing a tent that can withstand winds of up to 28 m/s.
The crown in Outwell's product range is their ATC tent which combines a cotton-blended fabric with Outwell's Rigid Air technology, in which the poles have been replaced with air channels making it extremely easy to pitch the tent. By mixing cotton and polymer in the tent fabric, the tent gets a much better indoor climate than other tents, thanks to the cotton breathing in the heat and insulating in the cold. It also provides a much quieter indoor environment as the canvas moves less and it also does not emit the classic tent scent that synthetic canvases do on hot days.
Outwell Hayward Lake 6ATC is a further development of the previously popular model, Outwerll Rock Lake 6ATC, and is a tent featuring three openings, one on each side and one in the front, which makes the tent very flexible in terms of placement and creates good means to ventilate the tent on hot days. Perfect for nice summer days or for those camping in countries with warmer climates. The large front door opens from two directions, which means that it can be fully open on hot days or, for example, only the upper part of the tent can be opened to get more protection from wind and for greater privacy. The extended front both protects the entrance from rain and wind and also provides a good space for shoes, toys or other equipment that you do not want to take inside the tent.
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. The ventilation in the living area is also considerably increased to get a better continuous flow. As all of the openings also have mesh doors, you can open the tent completely to keep the temperature inside the tent down, even if there are a lot of small insects on the move. This is something that in combination with the cotton cloth makes for a tent that can withstand heat very well.
The living area is spacious with a ceiling height of 220 cm and the large tinted windows combined with the light ceiling provide a bright and pleasant indoor environment while reducing both visibility and heat on sunny days. The tent's windows are also equipped with folding curtains made from the same fabric as the tent fabric, which results in less light transmission than do tents with a regular tent fabric. The living area is spacious enough to furnish with both a larger dining table with chairs and with extra equipment, such as kitchen counters etc. Thanks to the two side entrances, both the living area and sleeping area are easily accessible regardless of the direction in which you set up the tent.
Outwell HookTrack System
The Outwell HookTrack System makes it easy to attach lamps or other accessories to the tent. The included hooks (10 pcs) also make it possible to hang equipment or clothes up in the tent.
The inner tent is divided into two sleeping areas with room for two people in each. The wall between the sleeping areas can be removed to gather the whole family into one large sleeping area. Thanks to the fact that the inner tent is also made of 35% cotton, it produces a better climate than traditional family tents, which usually have inner tents made of 100% polyester.
Outwell Dark Inners
A thicker dark fabric throughout the inner tent minimises the effect of many tent campers' worst enemy: the morning sun. The inner tent also has a curtain that can be lowered over the valve to reduce light transmission.
Outwell Quick & Quiet
In addition to the zip, one sleeping area has a magnetic strip so it can be opened and closed without a zip (Outwell Quick & Quiet Inner door). This is a solution that allows you to get in and out of the inner tent without waking the rest of the family.
The tent has proper ventilation at the back and under each window that can be easily adjusted to obtain the desired air flow. 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 detached when the tent is packed.
1. How durable are the air channels?
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 channels more resistant to wind than steel and fiberglass poles. It is important, however, that you only use the supplied pump and do not pump to a pressure higher than 0.6 bar, as there is a risk of destroying the channels.
2. What happens if there is a hole in the channel or a valve breaks? Is the tent collapsing?
The channels are not interdependent, so the tent does not collapse area if there is a leak in one channel. All channels can be easily replaced, and if the hole is small, you can also repair it with a repair patch or airtight tape (repair kit for air channels or airtight tape). Should a valve in the tent stop working, it can also be raced.
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Flysheet||Outtex® Airtech, 65% polyester / 35% cotton, 210 g/m²|
|Hydrostatic Head||Not available for cotton flysheets|
|Tubes||Rigid Air System frame for best performance|
|Max Pressure||9 psi/0.6 bar|
|Poles||Steel pole Ø19 mm (in the front)|
|Ceiling height||220 cm in tent and 210 cm in the inner tent|
|Innertent||Dark inners: Dark roof panel and sides reduce light penetration to improve sleep quality, 65% polyester / 35% cotton|
|Floor area||About 21 m²|
|Groundsheet (constuction)||Sewn-in Ground System|
|Floor (material)||150D Oxford polyester, 6000 HH, 100% polyester|
|Pack Size||89 x 54 x 54 cm|
|Flame Retardant Flysheet||Flysheets in cotton have a natural flame retardant|
|Transport bag / storage||Bag with straps for carrying the packed tent short distances|