Very similar to the Vermont XLP, but at a much better price point, the Outwell Drummond 7 is a superb family tent, with three integral areas, the sleeping space, the sewn-in living space, and a fully enclosed porch area. The Drummond offers a versatile seven man tent, designed with steel poles for added strength and reliability. The living space offers a large area to relax and dine in of an evening, whilst the porch is an excellent place to prepare meals and store your belongings, or any muddy / wet boots. The porch also features the detachable groundsheet, which can be removed for cleaning.
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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 and 1 Side Door|
Outtex 5000mm, 150 Denier Roof Panels / 75 Denier Side Walls - Polyester Fabric, with fully 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 polyethylene, 10,000mm wateproofing|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||PVC Windows, which offer clear views of surroundings|
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)||Canvas 80 * 40 / Poles 74 * 22|
|Weight (kg)||Canvas 22.6 / Poles 19.00|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||19.00|
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)||Full Area - 420 * 250|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Compartment 1 - 250 * 140|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Compartment 2 - 250 * 180|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||Compartment 3 - 250 * 100|
|Floor Dimensions||720 * 450|
|Pitching Order||Outer first - thread steel poles, then lift the tent|
|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||5 Steel Poles|
|Pitching Time||30 - 45 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||750 * 500|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for families and groups wanting lots of sleeping space, living and storage space, and a strong, durable design of tent|