Upgraded for 2016, the Outwell Concorde 5SATC (formerly Concorde M) Smart Air tent now comes in a new colour, and has a zip-off canopy as standard, which offers plenty of additional living and storage space and a nice place to shelter from the rain or the sun. The canopy can also be removed in the event of strong winds. Additionally, the Smart Air OneGO system allows the tent to be pitched within ten minutes, as it inflates as one unit, from one inflation point. The Concorde M is a tunnel tent with two bedrooms and one living space, with a fully integrated sewn-in groundsheet. The tent is manufactured using polycotton fabric, which is more ideal for a multitude of different weather climates.
Concorde 5SATC Benefits:
|Tent Collection||Outwell Smart Air 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 Doorway - One front, 2 side entrances|
Outtex® Airtech (65% cotton / 35% 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||Oxford 100% polyester, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 100% pongee polyester|
|Window Fabric||PVC Windows|
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)||210/180 inner|
|Length (cm)||630 with canopy|
|Pack Size (cm)||39 x 102 cm|
|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||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||215 x 180|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||215 x 140|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||500 x 360|
|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||Three connected inflatable tubes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||550 * 400 Approx|
|Recommended Use||Spring - Summer Family Camping - ideal for four - five people, pitches quickly and is perfect for those wanting a tent with a polycotton fabric.|