View of inside the Outwell Avondale 5PA tent

Outwell Avondale 5PA

Outwell Avondale 5PA

The Outwell Avondale 5PA is a great family tent. It's ideal for a family of four. Plenty big enough for family camping holidays and not too big for weekend camping.

Review Score

This is a great family tent that is packed full of features. It's ideal for two parents and two children or one parent and three children.

Our Score: 9.2/10

Value for MoneyFeaturesFamily FriendlyQualityPracticality

The good

  • Built-in porch helps camp even if the weather turns bad.
  • Easy inflatable pitching.
  • Darkened bedrooms a Quick and Quiet door
  • Quick and Quiet door on the main tent door
  • Bug mesh on all doors
  • Plenty of space for bags and furniture for family camping holidays.

The not so good

  • If you are a solo-parent or need to pitch it yourself, this tent weighs around 30kg.

Price Guide

Outwell Avondale 5PA has a recommended retail price of £1,137.99.

The best price we've found so far is £1,024.19. That's £113.80 off the RRP of £1,137.99.

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View of inside the Outwell Avondale 5PA tent

View of inside the Outwell Avondale 5PA tent. As you can see, plenty of room for chair in a sheltered spot.

View of the tent with the front door wide open

A view of inside the tent. Here, the door is rolled back, showing the tent with the front door fully open.

View of the tent with the door closed

This is the Outwell Avondale 5PA. The large door on the front has the magnetic Quick and Quiet system, which makes getting in and out easy... and helps keep the bugs out.

Tent dimensions

Dimensions of the Outwell Avondale 5PA

Tent layout

The Outwell Avondale 5PA Tent Layout. It has ample living space, a porch, and two bedrooms.

Our Review

The Outwell Avondale 5PA is packed full of features.

This tent is large enough for a family camping holiday, with plenty of room for bags and furniture.
However, it is not too large, making it practical to camp for a night or two at weekends.

We think this tent is ideal for:

  • One parent with three children
  • Two parents with two children

Practical Tent for Families

One of the things I like about this tent is the built-in porch.

This provides plenty of space to get in and out of wet boots and coats without getting wet inside your tent.

The main doors also have the magnetic Quick and Quiet mechanism.
This means the doors will close without having to zip and unzip (though they do have a zip if you want to prevent little ones from escaping!).

The great thing about this mechanism is that it is attached to bug mesh, so on a hot summer day, you can come and go with a self-closing bug mesh, helping to keep flies out of your tent.

But if you want maximum airflow in this tent, you can unzip the doors and roll them back completely.

The Bedrooms

The layout of the bedrooms is one larger three-person room and a smaller two-person room. However, you can remove the divider between the bedrooms to create one big family room.

The larger bedroom door also has a Quick and Quiet magnetic closure.

The bedrooms are darker for a better night's sleep, but you can unzip the blinds within the bedroom to let in more light.

The main bedroom can receive a power cable, and storage pockets are in both bedrooms.

The Living Space

The living space spans two sections of the tent, providing plenty of space for storage furniture and enough room to change the kids, etc.

The windows are darkened to provide extra privacy, and you can toggle up the blinds all or part of the way to block out the lower half and leave the top open for more light.

There is also a side door, which can help let in more air on a hot day. This door has a bug mesh, too, so you can open the door but leave the bug mesh in place. This is a great way to cool down the tent.

There is also a small zipped opening to run a power cable in for an electric hook-up.


The Outwell Avendale 5PA is an inflatable tent.

Apart from a pole over the porch, there are no tent poles to mess around with.

The tent pegs are also colour-coded to help with pegging out.

Although you can pitch with just one person, unfolding the tent and putting it in position is easier with two adults.
But it's not impossible to pitch as a single parent. It just takes a little longer.

Note that if you are pitching it yourself, the tent weighs around 30kg, so you need to be able to lift and move that weight in a bag that's just under 1 metre long.


AttributeOutwell Avondale 5PA
Best Price£1,024.19
Product InfoBrand Web Page
Height (cm)220
Width (cm)350
Length (cm)630
Weight (kg)29.9
Pack Size (cm)87 x 43 x 43
Height (cm)220
Length (cm)630
Width (cm)350
Tent Details
Recommended Tent UseIdeal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays
SleepsSleeps 5
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Frame TypeInflatable, air frame
Tent AccessoriesTent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Flexible Hanging System
Tent Construction
Flysheet FabricOutwell Outtex 4000 Select
Fly Hydrostatic Head4000 mm
Taped SeamsYes
Sewn-in GroundsheetYes
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)
Sun ProtectionUPF30+
Fire Retardant FabricYes
Wind Rating9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)
Tent Windows
Window BlindsYes, toggle up
Tinted WindowsYes
Tent Doors
Additional Tent DoorsYes, on one side
No Trip EntranceYes, at main door
Rain-Safe EntryYes, at main door
Bug-Free MeshOn all exterior and bedroom doors
Door converts to sunshadeNo
Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom DividerRemovable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)
Darkened BedroomsYes
Larger BedroomsYes, 215 cm depth
Bedroom Partially RemovableEntire inner tent
Storage Pockets in BedroomYes
Auto-seal Bedroom DoorsYes, magnetic, on main bedroom only
Cable entry to BedroomsYes, one bedroom
Tent Living Space
Inner Living Space Size2 sections (e.g. furniture space)
Living Area Storage PocketsYes
Cable EntryYes, one side
Wet-Dry ZoneYes, in the porch
Built-in PorchYes
Porch Storage PocketsNo
Internal Hanging LineAdditional Accessory
Pitching and Storage
Weight (kg)29.9
PackSize (cm)87 x 43 x 43
Colour-coded Tent PegsYes
Colour-coded Tent PolesNot Required
Guy Line StorageYes
People to Pitch2 People
Pump IncludedYes, with pressure guage
Wheeled Tent BagNo