The Outwell Alabama 7P is an award winning family tent with separate bedrooms for added privacy and a dynamic internal tent design. The tunnel tent design, emphasized with pre-shaped poles, along with the sheer size of the tent, make for a very spacious interior even with the three bedrooms installed. Large, panoramic windows add to the effect, allowing plenty of light into the tent but providing privacy due to curtains, and tinted finish on the windows. Peace of mind against the weather is assured, and provided by the Outtex 6000 flysheet, steel poles, sealed seams and a wind tented flysheet (tested to wind force 10). Multiple doors, three separate interior zones and mains cable entry points are a few of the added features, which make this tent highly popular with family campers.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Premium Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2017|
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
Outtex 6000 (300D 104T polyester
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Double-coated 100% polyethylene 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pack Size (cm)||78 x 49 x 42/ 76 x 22|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||17.9|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||250 x 180|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||250 x 140|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||190 x 140|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||750 x 490|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||No|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|