The Outwell Wolf Lake 7 has undergone some major changes since the 2012 model. The bedroom layout has now changed slightly to incorporate a more flexible design, there is also another optional inner tent, which can be used as a toilet or storage / hanging space. The most key feature of the new design is the new extension to the front of the Wolf Lake creating an open expanse of living space in the porch area. You may also buy an awning conversion kit; this fully seals the porch living area. (Conversion Kit sold separately)
|Tent Collection||Outwell Classic Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2013|
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 Doorway - One front, 2 side entrances|
Outtex® Airtech (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||100% polyester tarpaulin PVC coated|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable inner - 100% pongee polyester|
|Window Fabric||Tinted PVC Windows|
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)||Tent: 35 x 108 cm / Poles: 28 x 105 cm|
|Weight (kg)||Tent Bag - 33.9 (Total Weight 61.6)|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||27.7|
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||3 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||180 * 215 (Middle)|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||140 * 215 (Outside Left)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||140 * 215 (Outside Right)|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||130 * 120 - storage room / toilet|
|Floor Dimensions||815 * 510|
|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||5|
|Pitching Time||60 minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||850 * 600 approximately|
|Recommended Use||Early Spring - Late Autumn|