The Outwell Stone Lake 5ATC offers a versatile five-berth tent ideal for family campers, needing a tent to be used throughout the camping season, whether it be early Easter or Late Autumn. The polycotton fabric allows the tent to be dynamic and stays cooler in warmer conditions, and warmer in colder conditions. Cotton as a fabric is far more breathable than polyester, which will reduce condensation and offer a naturally waterproof design. The Stone Lake is new for 2019, and is part of the new Imperial Collection, designed in the stunning Navy colour, unique for a polycotton tent in the market. Furthermore, the Stone Lake is a four room tunnel tent, with an inflatable design for easier pitching, full standing height and ample living quarters.
|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||Front Door and 2 Side Doors with Mesh Secondary Doors|
Breathable Polycotton 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||210D Oxford Polyester Sewn-in Groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Cotton Fabric|
|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)||220 Tallest / Inner 210|
|Pack Size (cm)||L92 * W53 * H53|
|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 * 215 (splits into two compartments with toggled inner)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||215 * 140|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||215 * 180|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||665 * 350|
|Pitching Order||Peg the tent corners, inflate each beam singularly.|
|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 compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||3 Main Beams / 1 Rear Beam|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||665 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the seasoned camper, wanting to camp in a variety of camping conditions and climates, with ample living space and comfort.|