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Me And My Tent: Outwell Vermont XLP

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Camping magazine reader Lisa Gallacher shows us round her Outwell Vermont XLP family tent and tells us a bit more about her set-up and camping life.

Who are you?

We are a family of six who started camping eight years ago and have never looked back.

How often do you go camping?

We go camping every year to France and for the last six years we have gone to the same place as it’s amazing and loved by everyone. We have booked for this year… hope it goes ahead. We have long weekends in the UK but only take the main tent – still all my home comforts, though.

Where were you staying?

These pictures were taken last year on a trip to Le Pin Parasol in Vendée, France. We take holidays here for three weeks every year. We always travel the last Thursday in July on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to St Malo, then it’s three-and-a-half hours to get to the site. We travel back overnight in a cabin via Caen to Portsmouth as the only ferry crossing from St Malo is an early crossing.

What’s your tent?

The tent is an Outwell Vermont XLP with an awning. This is our second Vermont XLP and we find it’s very spacious, even with six of us and all my extras! The current tent is now three years old – we had the last one for six years before it split after I hit a bee with a spatula! The day tent we set up alongside is an Outwell Oklahoma.

How much has your set-up cost in total?

We bought things along the way so I can’t really give a full price of this set-up.

How long does it take to get set up?

It takes around four hours to get everything exactly how I like it set up. We do take a fridge/freezer to France but it has been so worth it!

How do you transport it all to the site?

We have a Ford Galaxy car, a roof box and a trailer. We do look like the Clampetts, but hey-ho it’s holiday time!


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