Updated for the 2017 collection, the Outwell Cruiser 6AC tent offers an inflatable tent with plenty of living space, comfort and sleeping quarters for up to six people. The Cruiser 6AC is quick and simple to pitch, with inflatable tubes, which can be pumped up with the supplied double action pump with pressure gauge. This takes the hassle out of pitching the tent, as it is pitched within ten minutes. Additionally, the living space has a fully sewn-in groundsheet, offering protection from the elements, and providing a comfortable living area. Another key feature is the master bedrooms, which offer more depth, height and space, situated at the rear of the tent, the inner has a 2 + 2 + 2 configuration.
|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.
|Doors||1 Front Door / 2 Side Doors|
150 Denier Polyester on Roof / 75 Denier on the Sides - 5000mm Outtex
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, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent - with added depth of 250cm|
|Window Fabric||Tinted PVC windows for added privacy, with full toggle-up 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.
|Pack Size (cm)||90 * 47|
|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)||250 * 360 (splits into three compartments)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Compartment 1 - 250 * 100|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Compartment 2 - 250 * 140|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||Compartment 3 - 250 * 120|
|Floor Dimensions||645 * 390|
|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||Just one pole on the front|
|Pitching Time||5 - 10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||700 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for families and groups wanting a reliable Air tent with plenty of living space and technical Outwell features|