OUR VERDICT The Knoxville manages to combine size and quality to great effect. In our view, this is the best tent of its class on the market right now
Larger families happy to spend a little extra for a really high-quality tent
Even before you take it out of the bag, the first thing that strikes you about the Knoxville 7SA is that it is absolutely enormous. In fact it’s a monster. Make no mistake, you’re going to need at least a couple of pairs of hands to get it in and out of the car, never mind pitch it. However, the good news is that, despite its size, it’s actually easy to put up. In fact your reviewers managed to have it standing in 20 minutes on our first attempt, which is no mean feat!
The pre-shaped, Gothic-style air tubes give the tent a pleasing look, but they’re not just there for aesthetic reasons. The shape is designed to maximise headroom and usable floorspace throughout the tent’s three ‘zones,’ and it certainly works. The spacious front porch area makes an ideal kitchen/dining space, with the large front door having multiple opening options, including a veranda.
The unique Quick & Quiet bedroom doors, introduced on some Outwell models last year, are now available as access doors on the Knoxville, too. No more noisy zip openings on late night trips to the loo!
The Knoxville is part of Outwell’s Superior Air collection and comes packed with features including: Ambassador Master Bedrooms with dark inners, Quick & Quiet inner doors, side doors (one with a rain canopy), tinted external and internal cable entry points and the HookTrack hanging system.
Materials are of a high standard and a new rear ventilation system provides good air flow to minimise condensation. The large carry bag is designed to make packing the tent away more painless and the wheels make it easier to drag to your car.
Spacious living quarters; The front porch makes a great kitchen/diner; Packed with innovative features
Packed weight 46kg
Packed size 98 x 51 x 51cm
Pitching time 15 minutes
Style Inflatable tunnel
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Air
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 6,000mm