A new addition to the Air collection for 2019, the Outwell Chatham 4A offers a superb, value for money, four berth tent, which has three zones. Perfect for the smaller families or couples not needing the huge six berth tents, but still requiring ample living space. Jam packed full of innovating Outwell features, such as the rigid Air design for quick, intuitive pitching, and an easier set down. The three-zone system gives generous living space, and an enclosed awning area ideal as a “wet” room for equipment, clothes, boots or anything not particularly wanted in the integral living space. Meanwhile, the darkened “NightSky” ceiling inner tents offer a better night’s sleep, and reduce early morning light, a particular pet peeve of many a camper.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Air Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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||1 Front Door with Mesh Panel / 1 Side Door|
Outtex 4000mm Polyester Fabric, 70 Denier 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 polyethylene groundsheet, 10,000, sewn-in|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner with toggled divider|
|Window Fabric||Tinted PVC Windows with Toggled Curtains|
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)||210 Tallest / 175 Lowest|
|Pack Size (cm)||L88 * W49 * H49|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
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||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||215 * 280 (can be split into two) (140 * 215) (140 * 215)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||635 * 410|
|Pitching Order||Peg corners, inflate beams|
|Poles or Air||
Outwell Inflatable tubes
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||3 Main Beams / 1 Rear Smaller Beam|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||700 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for those requiring a spacious, four-berth tent with three zones, and an inflatable design for easy pitching and set-down.|