A resounding success in 2016 and 2017, and improved for the 2018 camping season, the Outwell Vermont 7SA is a SmartAir polyester tent, with the design of the original, and highly popular, Outwell Vermont tent. The SmartAir system allows the tent to be erected within ten minutes, and features the "OneGo" inflation point, so the tent can be fully inflated from one valve. The Vermont 7SA sleeps seven people comfortably, and has a three zone system - the King Size inner tents (2 + 3 + 2 format), a fully sewn in living area, and a large porch, with a detachable groundsheet. The new design of the SmartAir tents, features the Gothic Arch Air tubes, which are stronger and more stable than the traditonal Smart Air tubes, and offer greater internal height throughout the tent. Perfect for the larger family or group, requiring a top quality, quick pitching family tent for their holidays.
|Tent Collection||Outwell Smart Air Polyester Collection|
|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||3 Doors - 1 Front Door into Porch, 2 Side Doors (1 Rainsafe Side Door)|
Outtex 6000mm, 150 Denier polyester fabric, Embossed
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, 10,000 mm hydrostatic head|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Inner Tents - polyester - three separate bedrooms, with night sky ceilings for added darkness|
|Window Fabric||Tinted PVC Windows, with full zip 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)||105 * 54 (Large)|
|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 * 440 (splits into three sections)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 1 (250 * 140)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 2 (250 * 160)|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||Bedroom 3 (250 * 140)|
|Floor Dimensions||820 * 480|
|Pitching Order||Pitches as one unit - using SmartAir technology|
|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||1 Pole - Then Full Integrated SmartAir system|
|Pitching Time||10 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||900 * 500cm|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for family campers wanting a large, quick-pitching tent for their camping holidays|