The Outwell Hartsdale 4PA is a great family tent for both weekend camping and longer camping stays.
Our Score: 9/10
We've given the Outwell Hartsdale 4PA Family Tent the Thumbs Up award.
- A good size tent for both weekend camping and longer stays.
- The Wing Lounge provides more living space.
- Comes with an excellent porch built-in.
- Darkened bedrooms with Quick & Quiet entry.
The not so good
- The bedroom divider is a little translucent.
This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.
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New in 2020 is the Outwell Hartsdale 4PA.
This is a four-person inflatable tent, that's not too big, and so provides a good balance of weekend camping and longer stays.
If you like this tent but are after a larger version, then check out the Outwell Hartsdale 6PA.
More Living Space
Quite a few tents have the 2+2 layout, that is, two people in two bedrooms. And many fast-pitching ones, too.
However, what sets the Hartsdale apart is the additional space provided by the wing lounge.
This doesn't add much to the weight or footprint of the tent, but it does give you that useful additional space, even if you just use it during a weekend camp to keep your bags out of the way.
The Porch is a Fantastic Shelter
Another thing I really like about the Outwell Hartsdale 4PA is the built-in porch. This provides a useful way to get in and out of your tent if it is raining, as well as somewhere to put your camping chairs to keep them dry during a shower.
Even if it isn't raining, sitting in the porch can also shield you from the wind, so if your tent is pitched facing the sun, it could create a great little sun trap :-)
As with many tents in 2020, the bedrooms are darkened.
You can also remove the divider from between the rooms, as shown in the photo above.
Another neat design feature of the bedrooms is the Quick & Quiet doors. These have a magnetic fastening so that you can get in and out of the bedroom without having to unzip the doors. Plus, the magnets are weighted so that the door closes itself behind you. How neat is that :-)
This tent has Outwell's Premier Bedrooms, which has a stand-up height, a less sloping back that is ideal if you use camp beds or raised airbeds, and a minimum length of 215 cm that gives you more space than standard bedrooms.
Light where you want it
The Outwell Hartsdale 4PA also includes the new HookTrack system, which enables you to hang lights in different places than the traditional lantern hook.
This tent already comes with a lot of features. As well as those mentioned above, it has tinted windows, and a light roof in the main living area to let in more light.
However, there are a few extras you can get.
- A fleece carpet - something we recommend with this tent. It will really make the tent feel a lot warmer and homier inside.
- A footprint to help keep the underside of your tent clean.
- An extension to extend the porch if needed. The extension you need is the Outwell Universal Extension Size 3.
|Attribute||Outwell Hartsdale 4PA Family Tent|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Inflatable, air frame|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||4000 mm|
|Tent Living Space|
|Pitching and Storage|