The Outwell Vacationer 400 tent is a budget Air tent for smaller families or couples, wanting the convenience of a quick-pitching tent, without the large, heavy pack size. The Vacationer has separate inflating beams, and is easy to erect, with the pump included with the tent. Furthermore the tent features lots of high-quality features such as a fully integrated groundsheet, a darkened inner tent for longer sleeping times and an Outtex 3000mm waterproof flysheet.
|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 / 1 Rainsafe side door, all doors have mesh panels|
70 Denier polyester, 3000mm
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||Polyethylene Groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable polyester|
|Window Fabric||PVC windows with toggled 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)||No|
|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)||260 * 210 (toggled divider)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||465 * 290|
|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||3 Main Air tubes and 1 side pole|
|Pitching Time||8 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||500 * 350|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for the camper wanting a quick-pitching tent, ideal for up to three people to sleep comfortably.|