Outwell has designed another great family tent with the Outwell Avondale 6PA.
The Outwell Avondale 6PA is another solid family-friendly tent from Outwell. At this size, the tent is best used as a large family holiday tent for a family of four or five. And yes, a tent this big is expensive, but the Outwell Avondale 6PA saves on a few features of the more expensive tents to bring the price down.
Our Score: 9.2/10
- A great size tent for family holidays.
- A rain-safe porch entrance.
- Bug mesh on all doors, including the two extra side doors it has.
- Darkened bedrooms.
- Large tinted privacy windows.
- Toggle up blinds.
The not so good
- Tents this large are heavy.
- This is not the heaviest of large Outwell tents but at 30.4kg, and a tent bag about 1 metre long, you will need two people to move it.
Outwell Avondale 6PA has a recommended retail price of £1549.99.
Outwell Avondale 6PA Videos
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The Outwell Avondale 6PA is a large family tent which can sleep 6 people in three bedrooms. This tent is ideal for two adults and two or three children on family holidays.
We recommend a tent this size is probably better for family holidays rather than just single-night camping at the weekend.
You can see more in our video at 11:33.
The three bedrooms at the back of the tent are slightly longer than standard ones, coming in at 215 cm long.
Although each bedroom sleeps 2 people, the middle bedroom is slightly wider and ideal for mum and dad. This bedroom also has an excellent Outwell Quick and Quiet magnetic door.
The bedroom dividers can be unzipped and rolled away to create an even larger bedroom. Unzipping the dividers is also helpful if you need to get to young children at night.
One of the bedrooms has a power cable entry point, which can be useful if you want to run powered lanterns or charge your phone in your bedroom.
The main living area is a very good size, with plenty of space for storage furniture, which is just what you need for family camping holidays.
And when the sun does shine and it gets warm, the living area also has two large side doors to help keep the tent cool. These doors can be rolled to the side, but the entrance can still be blocked by bug mesh, letting plenty of cooler air into the tent, but not the bugs.
On the large main entrance door, you'll also find bug mesh there too.
The entrance is great for families, providing a rain-safe shelter to get in and out of the tent. Leave wet and muddy shoes under the porch and invest in the matching tent carpet for the living space. It will really make your tent homely and warmer underfoot than without carpet.
Pitching the Tent
The tent is inflatable with 4 tubes to inflate, and a support tent pole for the porch.
Outwell provide their excellent Outwell Cyclone pump, which comes with a pressure gauge, to help you get the correct pressure into the tubes.
The tent does weigh just over 30kg, so you'll need at least two of you to pitch this.
Pitching is made further easier with the colour-coded Outwell Pegging System.
And when you have finished and deflated the tent, it has easy velcro guyline tidies, which make things a lot easier the next time you take your tent camping :-)
If you do have an accident with an air tube, it can be repaired with a patch. Outwell also provide colour-coded replacement tubes. Use the diagram below to see which replacement tube to get.
|Attribute||Outwell Avondale 6PA|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||98 x 45 x 45|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Inflatable, air frame|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Tent Extension|
|Flysheet Fabric||Outwell Outtex 4000 Select|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||4000 mm|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)|
|Fire Retardant Fabric||Yes|
|Wind Rating||9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, toggle up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, on both sides|
|No Trip Entrance||Yes, at main door|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, at main door|
|Bug-Free Mesh||On all exterior and bedroom doors|
|Door converts to sunshade||No|
|Bedroom Divider||Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)|
|Larger Bedrooms||Yes, 215 cm depth|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Yes|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Yes|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||Yes, magnetic, on main bedroom only|
|Cable entry to Bedrooms||Yes, one bedroom|
|Tent Living Space|
|Inner Living Space Size||2 sections (e.g. furniture space)|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||Yes|
|Cable Entry||Yes, one side|
|Wet-Dry Zone||Yes, in the porch|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||Additional Accessory|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||98 x 45 x 45|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||Yes|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||Not Required|
|Guy Line Storage||Yes|
|People to Pitch||2 People|
|Pump Included||Yes, with pressure gauge|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No|