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LICHFIELD EAGLE AIR 5 TENT REVIEW

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A welcome addition to the family tent market that provides excellent spec at a very attractive price

PRICE  £780

Review: Iain Duff (Camping magazine editor)

KEY FEATURES

  • Enclosed front porch
  • Darkened bedrooms
  • Mesh-backed doors
  • Inflatable technology
  • TBS stability system

WHO’S IT FOR?

Family campers looking for a luxury tent at a lower price or couples who want to be able to spread out

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

The first tent I ever owned was Lichfield Combat 3, a 16th birthday present from my parents. Ambitious ideas to tour the campsites of Cornwall never got beyond the planning stage, and until I started going to festivals a few years later, the furthest it got was our back garden. However, it sparked my love of camping, and, more than 30 years later, I am delighted to see the Lichfield name return to the mainstream. The Eagle Air 5 is part of a striking new collection of quality family available to buy at selected UK retailers from spring 2020. The range is a far cry from the little green and orange ridge tent I owned in 1988. These tents have been designed to stand out on the campsite, with a distinctive colour scheme and unique logo.

Quality materials have been used in the construction, including the same AirBeam technology pioneered by Vango. Made with a 150D flysheet, it is highly waterproof (5,000mm hydrostatic head) and feels incredibly robust. With a large main living space and front awning, the Eagle Air 6 has enough space for the whole family to settle in comfortably.

The enclosed porch is great, a bright and well-ventilated space for cooking or simply sitting and watching the world go by. The living area has a removable groundsheet that attaches to the fly with toggles and there are mesh-backed doors on both sides of the lounge. The living room isn’t vast but there’s enough space for some basic furniture. The darkened bedrooms would sleep five at a push, but as with most tents, three or four is a more realistic number, depending on the age and size of the other campers.

WHAT’S GOOD?
Simple pitching; quality materials and features; eye-catching colour scheme and design; useful enclosed front porch; side doors with mesh

MORE INFORMATION

Berths 5
Packed weight 22.7kg
Packed size N/A
Pitching time 15 minutes
Style Tunnel
Materials Outer Polyester        Poles Air
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 5,000mm
Height 210cm
Width 320cm
Length 665cm

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