The Outwell Nighthawk 4 Smart-Air tent is a smallest, most compact Smart Air tent on the market, with space for up to four people to sleep. Mostly, ideal as a couples tent, the Nighthawk is incredibly easy to pitch, just peg down the four corners, and then inflate the tent from one valve. Furthermore, the Nighthawk has the Master Bedrooms, with a 250cm depth, making them ideal for those wanting raised airbeds or campbeds in the sleeping area. The Nighthawk utilises the Outtex 6000mm, 150 denier fabric, for a prolonged lifetime, and excellent weather protection.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Smart Air Polyester Collection|
|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 doors have full mesh panels|
Outtex 6000mm fabric - 150 polyester denier
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, with 10,000mm waterproofing|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester inner tents (zipped dividers) (lights out inners)|
|Window Fabric||Tinted windows with zip-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)||80 * 45|
|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 * 280 with zipped divider|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||515 * 310|
|Pitching Order||Lie out tent on ground, and peg down the corners - then inflate the tent from the One Go inflation valve.|
|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 / Three Airbeams with bracer beams|
|Pitching Area (cm)||10 Minutes|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for couples wanting an easy to erect tent, with a full standing height, ample living space and quality fabric with a high waterproofing level.|