The Outwell Montana 6P returns for 2018, an award winning tent that has earned the status of the best selling family tent for over a decade now. The Montana 6p has a large, spacious living space and a six person inner tent, which can be split into two compartments. Additionally, there are three doors into the tent - the front door and the side doors with the rainsafe cover, which is perfect for when the weather turns awry, as you can get in and out of the tent without rainwater getting into the living space. The Montana 6p is a panoramic tent, meaning it has huge windows, which let lots of light into the tent, and have toggle up curtains for added privacy during the evening.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Premium 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.
Outtex 6000 with 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||Sewn-in double-coated 10,000 mm HH polyethylene groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 100% polyester|
|Window Fabric||Large PVC Vent-View windows|
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: 78 x 35 x 38 / Poles: 20 x 76|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||16.8|
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||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||215L x 180W x 205H|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||215L x 180W x 205H|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||625L x 415W x 225H|
|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||No|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|
June 16, 2019Clair Jackson from Darlington asked:
Q What are the newer features of this tent compared to the old version of the montana tent
A This tent has the larger bedrooms, 150 Polyester fabric as opposed to some of the older models. Mainly its the 250cm depth bedrooms, which can fit oversized beds in.