9.3

Outwell Grandville 8SA – A Massive Family Holiday Tent

£1,900.00

Average Score 9.3
Value for Money
8.5
Features
9.5
Family Friendly
9.6
Quality
9.9
Practicality
9.2

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SKU: Grandville 8SA
Brand: Outwell

The Outwell Grandville 8SA is a massive tent, ideal for larger families, or those that want lots of space.

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.

Outwell Grandville 8SA with Porch Open

In the above photo, you get to see the size of the tent (Photo Credit: Outwell)

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.

Outwell Grandville 8SA Layout

Outwell Grandville 8SA Layout (Image Credit: Outwell)

The Bedrooms

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.

Inside the Outwell Grandville 8SA tent

Inside the tent, you can see the excellent Quick and Quiet bedroom doors on one of the sleeping wings. (Photo Credit: Outwell)

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.

Large Living Space in the Outwell Grandville 8SA

Inside the tent, you can see there’s plenty of living space. (Photo Credit: Outwell)

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.

Outwell Grandville 8SA with door separating living space from porch

This photo shows the door set-back, separating the inner living space from the front/porch living space. (Photo Credit: Outwell)

Outwell Grandville 8SA with doors zipped up

Here’s the tent with the front door zipped up (Photo Credit: Outwell)

Other Features

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.

Outwell Grandville 8SA Vent

The rear vent on the Outwell Grandville 8SA provides plenty of ventilation behind the bedrooms to help reduce condensation (Photo Credit: Outwell)

Outwell Grandville 8SA Head Height

Outwell Grandville 8SA Head Height (Image Credit: Outwell)

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.

The Outwell Pegging System

The Outwell Pegging System helps make pitching easier. Silver pegs in the silver loops at each corner of the tent, inflate/insert poles, black pegs through black loops at the bottom of the tent, and luminous pegs for the bright guy lines.

Another Video

Here’s another look at the tent in our video below at 13:37.

9.3Expert Score
Outwell Grandville 8SA – A Massive Family Holiday Tent
A Massive Tent!
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.
Value for Money
8.5
Features
9.5
Family Friendly
9.6
Quality
9.9
Practicality
9.2
PROS
  • 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.
CONS
  • 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.

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Specification: Outwell Grandville 8SA – A Massive Family Holiday Tent

Dimensions
Height (cm)

220

Length (cm)

610

Width (cm)

930

Weight (kg)

52.6

Pack Size (cm)

100 x 56 x 56

Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom Divider

Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)

Cable entry to Bedrooms

Yes, one bedroom

Darkened Bedrooms

Yes

Larger Bedrooms

Yes, 230 cm depth

Removable Bedroom

Entire inner tent

Storage Pockets in Bedroom

Yes

Auto-seal bedroom doors

Yes, magnetic

Tent Details
Sleeps

Bedrooms

Recommended Tent Use

Frame Type

Wind Rating

10 (Storm: 55-63mph/89-102kph)

Tent Fabric

Hydrostatic Head

6000 mm

Taped Seams

Yes

Sun Protection

UPF50+

Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)

Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)

Sewn-in Groundsheet (main tent)

Yes

Tent Accessories

Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint

Year Introduced

2021

Tent Doors
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

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

Tent Pitching and Storage
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

Tent Windows
Window Blinds

Yes, zip up

Tinted Windows

Yes

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