Outwell Knightdale 7PA Tent (2020)
The Knightdale 7PA Tent by Outwell, part of the Prime-Air collection of tents, offering a larger family tent, with an inflatable structure for convenience of pitching. Featuring all the favourite Outwell features, such as a sewn-in groundsheet, a three-zone design, and a reliable 4000mm waterproof rating.
The Outwell Knightdale 7PA family tent is part of the Prime Air tent collection, offering a large, seven-berth tent with an inflatable design for added convenience, and time-saving. The three-zone design of the tent, allows for maximum flexibility, with a wet room for storage, a sewn-in living space for relaxing and living within, and finally a sleeping compartment with three zones. Furthermore, the NEW Knightdale tent has the Quick and Quiet inner tents for easier access to the tent inners, without having to use the loud zippers for entry or exit. Also the inflatable system utilises TPU beams, which are the stronger, more reliable Air tubes on the market, for maximum confidence in the quality of the inflation system and structure.
- Outtex 4000mm Flysheet, 70-Denier
- Large windows with toggled-up curtains
- 3 Bedrooms and Generous living space.
- Sewn-in groundsheet for maximum comfort.
- Three-zone design with enclosed porch at front of the tent.
- Storm Straps to Front of Tent
|Tent Collection||Outwell Prime Air Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||7 Man |
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)||4000 |
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 with Mesh / 2 Side Doors|
|Flysheet Fabric||Outtex 4000mm - 70-Denier 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.
|Fabric Denier||70 Denier (Polyester) |
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Double-coated polyethylene groundsheet, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester Inners - darkened fabrics|
|Window Fabric||Tinted PVC Windows with Toggled Curtains|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
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)||220 / 210 inner|
|Pack Size (cm)||100 x 46 x 46cm|
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)||360 * 215|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 1: 180 *215cm|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 2: 180 *215cm|
|Floor Dimensions||745 * 390|
|Pitching Order||Peg the corners, and inflate the Air Tubes|
|Poles or Air||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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||4 Main Air Tubes / 1 Rear Air Tube|
|Pitching Time||15-20 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||745 * 390|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for Spring / Summer camping - a spacious 7-berth tent with a tunnel design, perfect for family camping.|
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