9.3

Outwell Jacksondale 5PA

£1,277.99

Average Score 9.3
Value for Money
9
Features
9.6
Family Friendly
9.3
Quality
9.4
Practicality
9.2

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SKU: Jacksondale 5PA
Brand: Outwell

The Outwell Jacksondale 5PA is a great size tent that is ideal for camping holidays for a family of four.

With three different zones, spanning the front porch, living, and sleeping area, the Outwell Jacksondale 5PA will provide your family with plenty of space for your camping holiday.

Tent Overview

Outwell Jacksondale 5PA Tent Card

See it in our video at 9:35.

The Outwell Jacksondale 5PA is packed full of features.

While the Outwell Avondale 6PA provides more bedroom space, the Outwell Jacksondale 5PA has some additional features, such as cable entry on both sides and into both bedrooms. It is a longer tent too, with the front of the tent can act as a porch or extended living space.

If you prefer to use the front area of the tent to make one large living space, you still have a rain-safe entrance as one of the side doors also has a porch.

Side porch

Side porch
Photo © Outwell

Tent Layout

Jacksondale 5PA layout

Outwell Jacksondale 5PA layout
Image © Outwell

One thing that we found useful is the Quick and Quiet door between the living area of the tent and the front porch zone. We would often have the tent front door open and rolled back, converting this tent layout into having a sheltered front porch.  On warm days, we would roll back the windows on that door, leaving the bug mesh in place. Using the Quick and Quiet doors makes it easy to go in and out of the tent, and the door would self close the bug mesh behind you. 🙂

Quick and quite bedroom door

Quick & Quiet bedroom door. (Different model tent).
Photo © Outwell

The bedrooms are separated with a zip-up divider. You can easily remove this to make one large family room, which is something we sometimes do.

The back of the tent doesn’t slope as much as some brands, and along with the longer-than-standard bedrooms, you can fit in camp beds. Though when doing so, the tent will be able to sleep fewer people as camp beds tend to be wider than most sleeping mats.

With bedroom dividers removed

Example of a bedroom with dividers removed and camp beds in place. This is a different model tent.
Photo © Outwell

Pitching the Tent

This is an inflatable tent.

Pitching instructions are on the inside of the tent bag. You basically peg out the tent corners and then inflate each of the five air tubes to the required pressure. Outwell supplies their excellent Cyclone pump, which comes with a pressure gauge.

There is only one tent pole, and that’s for the side porch.

Outwell Cyclone Pump

Outwell Cyclone Pump
Photo © Outwell

The tent does weigh 33.4 kg and has a large pack size of 100 cm long and 45 cm round. This will require 2 adults to pitch by helping get the tent unrolled and in position.

It’s generally much easier to inflate air tubes than insert tent poles, so you won’t necessarily need two people all the time, which is useful if you have young kids to supervise.

9.3Expert Score
The Outwell Jacksondale 5PA is a great family holiday tent for a family of four. Yes, it's an expensive tent, but it is packed full of great features.
Value for Money
9
Features
9.6
Family Friendly
9.3
Quality
9.4
Practicality
9.2
PROS
  • Great layout for family holidays. The front area of the tent is excellent as a wet/dry zone.
  • Large windows to let in plenty of light that are tinted for additional privacy.
  • Each window has toggle-up blinds. The blinds can be toggled halfway up, providing a further privacy barrier.
  • You can roll the front door back to create a sheltered porch.
  • The door between the front and living areas uses the excellent Quick & Quiet mechanism and includes a bug mesh.
  • Two additional side doors can be open but sealed with bug mesh, which helps keep the tent cooler when the weather is hot.
  • One side door has a porch to be used as an alternative rain-safe entrance.
  • There's a zipped cable entry on both sides of the tent, making it easier to hook up the electricity.
  • Both bedrooms have a cable entry point. Ideal for powered lanterns or charging your phone at night.
  • There's cable entry from the living space into the front zone. Useful for powered lanterns there.
  • The tent can use the HookTrack system (additional accessory) to help position lights exactly where you want them and even hang up a movie screen :-)
  • Bedrooms are longer than standard at 215 cm long. The main bedroom has a Quick & Quiet door.
  • There are storage pockets in each of the three tent zones.
  • The tent material is fire-proof and has a 4000 mm hydrostatic head with taped seams. It is also treated to UPF30+ to help protect its occupants from harmful UV.
  • The tent includes guy line storage, which is extremely helpful for the next time you get the tent out.
  • When pitched correctly using the storm straps, the tent is rated to wind force 9, which is a strong gale!
  • Tent pump with pressure gauge included.
  • Optional fitted carpet accessory (highly recommended) and footprint to help protect the underside and position the tent.
CONS
  • Tent bags for inflatable tents tend to be larger and heavier than poled tents, as you can always separate the poles into a separate bag for poled tents. So make sure you have room to store and transport the 100 x 45 x 45 bag (which may be larger after you pack the tent away for the first time). At 33.4kg, you'll want at least two people to lift it to avoid injury.

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Specification: Outwell Jacksondale 5PA

Dimensions
Height (cm)

225

Length (cm)

755

Width (cm)

360

Weight (kg)

33.4

Pack Size (cm)

100 x 45 x 45

Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom Divider

Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)

Cable entry to Bedrooms

Yes, all bedrooms

Darkened Bedrooms

Yes

Larger Bedrooms

Yes, 215 cm depth

Removable Bedroom

Entire inner tent

Storage Pockets in Bedroom

Yes

Auto-seal bedroom doors

Yes, magnetic, on main bedroom only

Tent Details
Sleeps

Bedrooms

Recommended Tent Use

Frame Type

Wind Rating

9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)

Tent Fabric

Hydrostatic Head

4000 mm

Fire Retardant Fabric

Yes

Taped Seams

Yes

Sun Protection

UPF30+

Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)

Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)

Sewn-in Groundsheet (main tent)

Yes

Tent Accessories

Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Flexible Hanging System

Year Introduced

2022

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

On all exterior and bedroom doors

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, both sides

Wet-Dry Zone

Yes, in the porch

Built-in Porch

Yes, with outer door

Porch Storage Pockets

Yes

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

No

Tent Windows
Window Blinds

Yes, toggle up

Tinted Windows

Yes

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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