The Outwell Puma Lake 5E is a versatile, heavy duty, family tent, designed for those wanting the best possible polyester fabric (300 Denier) with a 6000mm hydrostatic head (waterproofing). Part of the Elan collection, the Puma Lake is a fully inflatable design, for a quick, pain-free pitching experience. The design offers a tunnel style structure, with three zones - the front enclosed porch area for wet clothes, cooking or storage, the living space, which features a sewn-in groundsheet and "bathtub" sleeping quarters with a 250cm depth. All doorways feature a fully integrated mesh panel behind them, allowing for plenty of ventilation during warmer, more humid camping conditions.
|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 6000HD (300 Denier 104T 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.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Double-coated polyethylene groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable 100% polyester|
|Window Fabric||Tinted Windows with zipped privacy 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)||95 * 49|
|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 * 420 (Overall without divider)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||(180 * 250) with zipped divider|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||(140 * 250) with zipped divider|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||720 * 350|
|Pitching Order||Peg down the corners, then inflate each tube starting in the middle of the tent.|
|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||Four Main AirTubes|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||800 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for any family wanting a higher quality, inflatable tent with a very robust design and flysheet, making it ideal for many, many family camping trips.|