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Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC – A luxury family holiday tent

£1,999.99

Average Score 9
Value for Money
8.4
Features
9.5
Family Friendly
8.9
Quality
8.9
Practicality
9.2

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SKU: Mountain Lake 5ATC
Brand: Outwell

The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is a luxury family tent, ideal for family camping holidays, for two adults and a couple of kids.

There’s no doubt about it: The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is an expensive tent. But that’s not surprising since the Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is a luxury family tent.

This tent is not for quick camping getaways.  This is the tent you get if you want to invest in a home-from-home, overlooking the sea, mountains, or rivers, and kit out with all the accessories and furniture to make it a house under canvas.

This is the tent you get if you have someone in your family who doesn’t want to go on a camping holiday as their memories of camping is from sleeping on a cold, wet, cramped floor as a kid.

Let’s dive into what the Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC has to offer.

Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC

The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC – a 5 person luxury family tent. (Photo Credit: Outwell)

It’s Canvas….well, sort of

Outwell have some similarly shaped tents in their collection that are cheaper.  However, a big differentiator with the Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is the material: It’s made from modern technical cotton called the .

Outtex AirTech

The Outtex AirTech tent fabric (Image credit: Outwell)

Once you have this tent pitched, you’ll immediately notice the difference.  It will feel like a cotton canvas tent, like many traditional glamping tents; however, you’ll have all the conveniences and layout of a modern tent (more on that soon).

Why is the Outwell Outtex Airtech so good?

Most tents are made from polyester. This is a great tent fabric as it is waterproof.  However, it suffers from a major problem: it’s not breathable. This means condensation can easily build up inside tents.  Polyester doesn’t insulate too well either.

The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is made from a blend of polyester and cotton, called the Outtex Airtech, which means:

  1. The tent material is breathable.
  2. The tent material is heavier and more insulated.

This last point really makes a difference.  When you step inside a polycotton tent, you immediately notice how much quieter it is compared to regular tents.
If it is hot outside, you notice how much cooler it is compared to regular tents.  If it is cold outside, you notice how much warmer it is compared to regular tents.

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The Tent’s Layout

The tent offers a great layout for parents with one or two children, with the bedrooms at the back of the tent, and a very generous living area, split into two.

Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC Layout

Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC tent layout shows the two bedrooms at the back, a large living space with a wing-lounge, and a large front area used as a porch or wet/dry zone. (Image Credit: Outwell)

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The Bedrooms

The two bedrooms are Outwell Ambassador Master Bedrooms. These have a 230 cm depth, which is much larger than most tents.

You can stand up in these bedrooms, which contain handy storage pockets and are darkened so that you don’t get easily woken when the sun rises early during the summer.

Mountain Lake 5ATC Interior

Looking inside the Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC family tent.

The bedroom doors use the excellent Outwell Quick and Quiet mechanism, which means no messing about with noisy zips in the night, and the doors automatically seal up behind you.

Both bedrooms include a power cable entry point. This is a handy addition to help power lanterns and recharge phones in the bedrooms.

For that home-from-home feel, we recommend that mum and dad take the larger of the two bedrooms and install a camp bed with a mattress. Tap here to see some recommended camp beds. A bedside table will be a useful addition too.

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The Inner Sanctum

This tent’s living area is divided in two, with the inner sanctum being the large living area just outside the bedrooms.

This is the area that you fit the woven carpet (you must get the carpet for this tent), and so it is warm underfoot.

The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC has a larger living area than most tents, thanks to it’s wing-lounge.  This provides you with more space for storage furniture and is a great place to put an inflatable or folding sofa. (Tap here to see how to kit out your family tent)

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Windows

The tent has large windows to let in plenty of light, but dd you know these are tinted?

The tinted windows help prevent prying eyes as people walk by your tent at the campsite.

All the windows come with blinds too, which you can zip up to have them partially open so that the lower half is screened, but light can still come through the top part of the window.

Mountain Lake 5ATC Zip up blinds

The blinds in this tent can zip up. You can zip them up just part of the way to provide additional privacy but still let in light (Photo Credit: Outwell)

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The Front/Porch Area

The second living space is at the front of the tent.  Another Quick and Quiet door separates this area.

Having a Quick and Quiet door here helps keep the bugs out of the inner sanctum of your tent, as these doors self-close., making it easy to come and go but not the bugs.

Mountain Lake 5ATC Quick and Quiet Divider

The interior divider door also uses the Outwell Quick & Quiet doors (Photo Credit: Outwell)

You can roll the doors back if you want fully open space.

Mountain Lake 5ATC Mesh Divider

The internal divider can use a mesh door so that you can keep the bugs out of the inner sanctum of the tent (Photo Credit: Outwell)

With the divider door in place, it means you can open the front of the tent up and use it as a large porch, which would be our recommendation.

The front area does come with an optional groundsheet you can place down.  However, we find it easier to keep this area grassed, as it allows people to come and go with muddy shoes but not bring that mud into the tent’s inner sanctum.

Such a configuration makes the front of the tent a great place to store some cooking items, chairs and places to sit sheltered from a breeze and to bring the kids bikes and toys in at night.

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Other Features

There are many other features to this tent, such as mesh screens throughout, lay-flat entrances so that you don’t trip, guy-line tidies to help when packing away the tent, the Outwell HookTrack System, and great ventilation.

Mountain Lake 5ATC HookTrack System

Or you can buy the full Outwell HookTrack System accessory and then position lanterns exactly where you want (Photo Credit: Outwell)

Mountain Lake 5ATC HookTrack Lantern

You can use the Outwell HookTrack clips that come with the tent to hang small lanterns (Photo Credit: Outwell)

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Pitching the Tent

The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is an inflatable tent, so there are no poles to worry about inserting. Inflate each tube to the correct pressure with the pump that comes with the tent.

The tent also uses the Outwell Pegging System, which helps you peg the tent out correctly.

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 luminous guy lines.

Another addition you might want to consider is getting the tent’s footprint. This will help you position the tent in the perfect spot before inflating, as well as protecting the underside of the tent.

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Getting it to the campsite

This is no small tent. The tent bag is large (80 x 60 x 60 cm) and heavy (48.3 kg).

You’ll also want to fill it with great camping furniture, as well as taking all the things you need for your family camping holiday.

For this, we recommend getting a camping trailer to pack everything in.

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Video

Watch our video below at 19:56 to see a bit more of this tent.

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Alternatives

If you like this tent’s layout, but it’s just beyond your budget, then there are some other alternatives. They may not use the polycotton Outtex Airtech fabric, but you’ll still get plenty of the other features.


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  • Tent Bedrooms
  • Bedroom Divider
  • Cable entry to Bedrooms
  • Darkened Bedrooms
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  • Bug-Free Mesh
  • Door converts to sunshade
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  • Inner Living Space Size
  • Living Area Storage Pockets
  • Cable Entry
  • Wet-Dry Zone
  • Built-in Porch
  • Porch Storage Pockets
  • Internal Hanging Line
  • Tent Pitching and Storage
  • Colour Coded Tent Pegs
  • Colour Coded Tent Poles
  • Guy Line Storage
  • People to Pitch
  • Pump included
  • Wheeled Tent Bag
  • Tent Windows
  • Window Blinds
  • Tinted Windows

 

9Expert Score
Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC – A luxury family holiday tent
A Luxury Family Tent
The Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC is a top-end tent that's ideal for creating that family holiday home-from-home.
Value for Money
8.4
Features
9.5
Family Friendly
8.9
Quality
8.9
Practicality
9.2
PROS
  • Outwell Outtex Airtech polycotton tent material.
  • Darkened and larger tent bedrooms.
  • Large and flexible living space.
  • Wing-lounge.
  • Multiple cable entries.
  • Optional groundsheet for porch area.
  • Quick and Quiet inner doors.
  • Tinted windows with zip-up blinds.
CONS
  • Expensive.
  • Bulky and heavy when packed.

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Specification: Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC – A luxury family holiday tent

Dimensions
Height (cm)

220

Length (cm)

730

Width (cm)

490

Weight (kg)

48.3

Pack Size (cm)

80 x 60 x 60

Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom Divider

Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)

Cable entry to Bedrooms

Yes, all bedrooms

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

Not Applicable

Fire Retardant Fabric

No

Taped Seams

Not Applicable

Sun Protection

UPF50+

Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)

Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)

Sewn-in Groundsheet (main tent)

Yes

Tent Accessories

Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Tent Extension, Flexible Hanging System

Year Introduced

2021

Tent Doors
Additional Tent Doors

Yes, on one side

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

No

Tent Windows
Window Blinds

Yes, zip up

Tinted Windows

Yes

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Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC – A luxury family holiday tent
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