Outwell Oregon 4

This is a very spacious 4-person family tent, with an equally massive porch, which means if living space is your priority this leads the way. It is pitched with poles sliding through the sleeves around the outer and pegs locating into the ends of the poles. You get ladder lock webbing adjusters to make the task of tensioning easier, and a large number of guylines to hold the structure stable. You can enter the tent from the main porch or via a side door entry into that takes you directly into the inner tent. A selection of windows around the porch brightens the living space too. But the weight and glass-fibre poles are a drawback, which makes the tent better for camping close to the car in the valley rather than heading for more remote locations. It was relatively slow to pitch and really needs all those guylines to keep it stable, unlike other tents.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a low-priced, spacious tent for camping in a sheltered site close to the car.

Design: tunnel

Poles: shock-corded glass-fibre

Inner: polyester

Flysheet: Outtex polyester, 3000mm hydrostatic head

Groundsheet: polyethylene

Internal dimensions: length 215cm; width 240cm; height 135cm

Packed size: 27x60cm

Weight: 9.7kg

Made in: China

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