The Outwell Holidaymaker 500 is a three-zone tent, with a fully enclosed front porch area, an integrated living space and sleeping inners, which can sleep four to five people. The three-zone design is incredibly popular in the UK, partially down to the climate, as it allows an area at the front of the tent to use as storage of wet clothing and muddy boots, or for cooking in the event of poor weather. The Holidaymaker is also full of brilliant Outwell features, with mesh panels on each entry / exit point for added ventilation and the tried and tested Outtex 3000mm waterproof flysheet. Perfect for families wanting an inflatable design of tent, at a reasonable, value for money price.
|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 / 2 Side doors all with mesh panels|
Outtex 3000mm, 70 Denier polyester fabric
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, integrated in living space.|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tent|
|Window Fabric||PVC windows with 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)||No|
|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)||300 * 215 with toggled divider|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||680 * 330|
|Pitching Order||Open out the tent, peg the corners and inflate each beam separately.|
|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||4 Beams|
|Pitching Time||10 - 15 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||700 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the family getting into camping, wanting a spacious inflatable tent without the mega-expensive price point.|