The Outwell Rock Lake 3ATC is new to the Imperial Tent Collection, offering the perfect tent for couples or smaller families wanting a luxurious camping home. Designed to sleep a maximum of three people, the Rock Lake 3ATC is a three-section tent, with a sleeping space, a sewn-in groundsheet living space and a front canopy, which is pre-attached. The cotton fabric is unique in the colour of Navy, and offers a premium colour, which will not attract the bugs, and offers a more premium camping experience, in hotter or colder weather conditions. Furthermore, the main design of the tent is inflatable for easier pitching, though the front canopy has a steel pole (22mm) for added rigidity and strength.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Imperial TC Air Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2019|
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, with Mesh Panel|
Outtex Airtech Polycotton Design Fabric - 65% cotton / 35% 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||Oxford 210D Groundsheet, 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Cotton Fabric for added breathability|
|Window Fabric||Tinted Windows with Toggled 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.
|Height (cm)||205 Tallest / 195 Inner|
|Pack Size (cm)||L74 * W47 * H47|
|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||2 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||215 * 220|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||495 * 250|
|Pitching Order||Unroll tent, peg corners out, inflate the beams and add the steel canopy pole last.|
|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 Steel Front Pole / 3 Main Airbeams|
|Pitching Time||5 - 10 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||495 * 250|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for offering a spacious, comfortable three man tent, with a cotton design for added comfort throughout the camping season.|
March 28, 2019David Scotland from Yorkshire asked:
Q Is the front pole made from steel or alloy?
A Yes the front pole is a steel pole for greater rigidity.