The Outwell Grandville 8SA is a massive tent, ideal for larger families, or those that want lots of space.
The Outwell Grandville 8SA is a massive tent, ideal for larger families - that is, families with lots of kids or taking an extended family such as cousins or grandparents or older children who want their own bedrooms.
Our Score: 9.3/10
- Ideal if you have a large family.
- Darkened bedrooms.
- Longer Ambassador Master Bedrooms.
- Four double bedrooms.
- Massive living space.
- Quick and Quiet doors.
- A built-in porch that can be zipped up.
- 6000 mm hydrostatic head.
The not so good
- Expensive, which is understandable for the size and features of the tent.
- Very heavy and large when packed, as you would expect for the size of this tent.
This was a hands-on product review.
Outwell Grandville 8SA - A Massive Family Holiday Tent Videos
Outwell Grandville 8SA - A Massive Family Holiday Tent Photos
If you have lots of children, or you go on holiday with grandparents, or you have three older children that all want or need separate bedrooms, then the Outwell Grandville 8SA might be the giant tent that you require.
With four double bedrooms, this tent can sleep up to 8 and comes with a HUGE living area.
The Tent Layout
From above, the tent looks like a large 'plus' + sign. It has two wings that contain bedrooms and two wings for extra living space.
Each of the bedroom wings contains two double bedrooms. The bedrooms are darkened and have storage pockets.
These bedrooms are Outwell Ambassador Master Bedrooms 230 cm deep, which is longer than many tent bedrooms.
The doors use the excellent Quick & Quiet doors, plus have power cable entry, which is ideal for lanterns or to charge your phones overnight.
The Living Areas
Yes, areas, not just one living area.
In the central part of the tent is a vast space. Ideal for a table if you need to eat inside the tent or play games if it's too cold to sit outside.
This living area extends into a different tent's wing, which provides an excellent place for further seating or tent furniture. This wing can also open up with a door, providing you with additional ventilation on hot days.
The tent's final wing can be used as an additional living space and has a removable groundsheet, making this an excellent porch. You can have it open with a Quick and Quiet door that separates it from the tent's inner sanctum. However, if you don't want it open, it comes with a front door you can zip shut.
There are many other features to this tent, such as the no-trip lay-flat entrances, the Outwell HookTrack system, the guyline storage, the tinted privacy windows, the window blinds that zip up.
Pitching the Tent
The Outwell Grandville 8A is a huge tent, requiring at least two people to pitch.
The tent comes in a bag with wheels, but it weighs nearly 53 kg, and so it will need at least two people to lift it in and out of a car. I recommend you get a camping trailer for this tent and all the camping furniture you'll want to put in it.
Being such a large tent, I also recommend you get the footprint accessory that goes with it. The footprint not only protects the underside of your tent, but it's easier to layout the position of the tent with the footprint than drag the large tent around.
Once the footprint is in position, unpack the tent on top of it, and lay it over the top of the footprint, making sure none of the footprint is visible.
With the Outwell Pegging System, fix the silver metal pegs into the tent's corners, then use the supplied pump to inflate the tent's tubes to the required pressure. Then, once inflated, use the black tent pegs on the black pegging points and the guy lines' luminous pegs.
With this system, it's quite simple to pitch such a large family tent. Get the family involved, as the more people helping, the quicker and easier it is.
Here's another look at the tent in our video below at 13:37.
|Attribute||Outwell Grandville 8SA - A Massive Family Holiday Tent|
|Pack Size (cm)||100 x 56 x 56|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Inflatable, air frame|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint|
|Flysheet Fabric||Outwell Outtex® 6000 Pro|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||6000 mm|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)|
|Wind Rating||10 (Storm: 55-63mph/89-102kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, zip 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||Side door only|
|Door converts to sunshade||No|
|Bedroom Divider||Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)|
|Larger Bedrooms||Yes, 230 cm depth|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Entire inner tent|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Yes|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||Yes, magnetic|
|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|
|Built-in Porch||Yes, with outer door|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||Additional Accessory|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||100 x 56 x 56|
|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||Yes|