OUR VERDICT With the useful front porch area and the versatile side lounge, the Oakdale 5PA provides smaller families with just the right amount of flexible living space they need for a weekend camping break or longer holiday.
Families who plan to take plenty of weekend camping breaks
Foreign travel is off the agenda for now, so 2021 is definitely going to be the year of the staycation, and that doesn’t just affect big summer holidays. For those who normally enjoy European city breaks, it’s going to mean more weekend getaways in this country, and, inevitably, more short camping trips. But what kind of tent do you need for weekend camping? That massive tent you have for your two-week holiday really isn’t ideal. When your time is limited, you really want something quick and easy to pitch and there’s no need for the added space that’s essential on longer trips.
The luxury Oakdale 5PA, winner of the 2021 Camping magazine weekend tent of the year, ticks all the boxes for weekends away – but can also work as a tent for longer holidays. It’s a little bigger than some weekend tents, but compact enough be pitched quickly. It’s also inflatable so is simple to put up, letting you get on with the important stuff like enjoying yourself.
The Oakdale is designed for five, but has a comfort rating of four, and the three-zone design means there’s plenty of space should you want (or need) to spend more time in the tent. The unique Outwell wing lounge, with its huge window, provides even more bright living space without adding hugely to the footprint. And the front porch area is ideal to use as a kitchen/diner or as storage room for gear. Perfect if you plan to spend your weekends doing activities like cycling or paddle boarding
This tent comes with some of Outwell’s trademark innovations, like the magnetic Quick & Quiet Access doors and the built-in hanging system. Other features include two external cable-entry ports and one leading into the sleeping area, mesh storage pockets and tinted windows.
Add in the top-quality materials and design elements, and you have an absolutely magnificent tent.
Easy to pitch; Flexible living options; Spacious interior and good-sized bedrooms. Excellent ventilation
Packed weight 28.9kg
Packed size 90 x 43 x 43cm
Pitching time 20 mins
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Air
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 4,000mm