New for 2015, the San Diego Freeway Tall awning has been added to the collection of Touring awnings by Outwell. The Outwell San Diego Tall is a free-standing drive away awning, which will fit onto motorhomes, mpvs and vans with an attachment height of 240 - 290cm, making it more ideal for the taller vans. The beauty of the San Diego tall awning is that you can detach it, and drive your vehicle off-site, and the awning will remain free-standing. Additionally, the San Diego Tall can be attached in a variety of ways, making it more versatile and suitable to your van. There is also a link access zone, which uses a valance to close the gap between the ground and the van.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Touring Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2015|
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 and 1 Side Rain Safe Door|
150 Denier Polyester Flysheet, Outtex 6000mm
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|
|Window Fabric||Clear PVC for lots of natural light into the awning - there are also curtains for added privacy.|
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)||88 * 40|
|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.
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||N/A|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||340 * 270|
|Pitching Order||Outer First|
|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||1 Pole / 2 Air Tubes|
|Pitching Time||5 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||300 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for those wanting a fast-pitching drive away awning, which can fit onto vans with a height of 240 - 290cm.|