New to the 2016 Spring collection from Outwell, the Prescot 5 is a high-performing tunnel tent suitable for up to 5 people to share comfortably. A two-room design, the living space has a detachable 'bathtub' groundsheet. This means it is not sewn-in, but oversized to create the same wind blocking idea, making it ideal for being able to remove and clean, whilst the bedroom offers a sewn-in groundsheet to give a draught and insect free night's sleep. The Prescot 5 offers both convenience and comfort with a 2 door design for side entry into the tent or an open front to enjoy warm and sunny days while still having the benefit of shade.
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
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 3000 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||Double-coated 100% polyethylene|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 100% polyester|
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)||20 x 66|
|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)||320 x 220|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|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||3|
|Pitching Area (cm)||No|
Two room tunnel tent
Suitable for up to 5 people
Taped seams for extra protection
10,000mm HH for the groundsheet
Ventilated rear of the tent
Large living and bedroom spaces.
Sewn in groundsheet on the inner
Detachable 'bathtub' groundsheet for the living space
Ventilation at the rear of the tent
Two door entry; side and front.
Wind Stablising System