The California Highway Drive-away awning will extend the practical use of motorhomes and vans. Fast and secure attachment system ensure hassle free arrivals and departures. The awning has been very popular, as it creates plenty of extra living and sleeping space. The California Highway also features a large front copy, which gives added protection from the elements, and adds some living space to the front of the awning.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Touring Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
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.
|Doors||3 Doors - 1 Front & 2 Side|
Outtex 4000 (75D 100% polyester taffeta) with taped seams
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, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head|
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.
|Height (cm)||225/210 inner|
|Pack Size (cm)||Canvas: 33 x 82 / Poles: 19 x 77|
|Weight (kg)||Tent: 20.1 kg / Poles 19.7 kg|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||19.7|
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.
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||210 x 180 With optional inner (sold seperately)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||210 x 140 With optional inner (sold seperately)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||540 x 340|
|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 Time||20 Mins|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|
A superior drive-away awning based on Outwell's quality tents, with the option to sleep up to five.