The Outwell Norwood 6 tent has many of the features of the more expensive Outwell family tents but in a more affordable package.
The tent has a smaller living space than some more expensive tents. However, this smaller size will make the tent easier for short weekend camping. And with the addition of the tent extension, you can add more space if you need it for longer family camping holidays.
The Outwell Norwood 6 provides flexible family camping. If you don't want an inflatable tent and want a tent that is good for both longer and shorter camping stays, you get a lot of features for a much-reduced price compared to the more expensive Outwell tents.
Our Score: 9.3/10
- The three bedrooms provide a flexible sleeping option for many families.
- The tent has three zones: sleeping, living, and front wet/dry porch area.
- It's not too big for weekend camping, plus you can get an extension for longer camping trips.
- Colour coded poles and pegs to make pitching simpler.
- 4000mm hydrostatic head material with taped seams.
- The material is fire-retardant and rated UPF30+ to help protect your family from UV rays.
- When pitched properly, the tent is rated up to wind force 8 (a gale!)
- The excellent Quick & Quiet door on the main bedrooms.
- Bedrooms are 215cm long, which is longer than standard.
- The bedrooms are darkened for a better night's sleep.
- All the windows are tinted, which helps with privacy.
- All windows have toggle-up blinds.
The not so good
- Although cheaper than the larger Outwell tents, if you want to use this for a more extended camping trip, such as a week in the summer school holidays, I recommend getting the Outwell Universal Awning for this tent (size 5). The awning cost will, of course, stretch your budget further.
Outwell Norwood 6 has a recommended retail price of £869.99.
Outwell Norwood 6 Videos
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See it in our video at 22:06.
Although the Outwell Norwood 6 is slightly smaller than the more expensive family tents in the Outwell range, it still packs three bedrooms that can sleep six, has a living space, and has a good-sized built-in front zone. You can use the front zone as additional living space or open up the door and use it as a sheltered porch.
This front zone also provides an excellent wet/dry area for entering the tent if it rains. That part of the tent has a removable groundsheet. We tend to remove the groundsheet in the front to place any muddy shoes or wet coats in that part of the tent, keeping the main inner living space clean.
There's a side door too. Opening the side and front doors when warm will help cool the tent.
Each bedroom has a removable divider that unzips, so you can convert this into one large family room or make one sleeping area extra large.
The three bedrooms provide flexibility that will suit many families.
The centre bedroom is slightly wider and comes with the excellent Outwell Quick and Quiet magnetic closing door.
You could then have kids in the bedrooms on either side.
If you have young kids you might need to get to in the night, then unzipping bedroom dividers make things much easier, as you can quickly get into their room without going through all the doors at the front of the bedrooms.
Although designed for 6, we think this tent layout is ideal for a family of four with two larger children, each getting a room to themselves, or a slightly larger family with smaller children.
If you plan to use an electric hook-up, there is a cable entry point on one side of the tent. If you pitch where the power is on the other side, you could always run the cable through a small opening in the side door.
There is also a cable entry point into one of the bedrooms, so you can run a power cable around to the main bedroom to quickly charge your phones at night, for example.
The tent is compatible with Outwell's HookTrack system. An accessory worth getting as this makes it easy to hang lights where you want them and even hang the Outwell movie screen!
Pitching the Outwell Norwood 6
The Outwell Norwood 6 uses Duratec flexible tent poles and the Outwell Easy Pegging System. These are all colour coded to make the job as straightforward as possible.
The tent comes in a bag that measures 75 cm long and 41 cm round, so measure the boot of your car to make sure you have enough space for it or consider getting a trailer like us if you are really into your camping :-)
The tent bag weighs just under 30kg, so having two people lift it would make life easier.
You could make the tent bag lighter by removing the tent pegs and poles. If you do, don't forget them when you go to the campsite ;-)
I've already mentioned the Outwell HookTrack system, which is worth getting.
The other accessory I highly recommend is the tent carpet. A carpet will make the tent feel much warmer underfoot and feel more like home. (At the time of writing, the carpet for this tent is £91.99 from the Outwell website).
If you plan to take the tent on longer camping trips, I recommend getting the tent extension. An extension will add additional living space, which is always helpful on more extended camping stays, where you need more storage for clothes and food.
The Outwell Norwood 6 uses the Outwell Universal Awning Size 5. At the time of writing, this was £368.99 from the Outwell website.
You can also get a footprint, which helps protect the underside of your tent and will make it easier to position your tent when you want to pitch it.
Some camping shops may do a deal when you can get some of these accessories bundled with the tent in a package.
|Attribute||Outwell Norwood 6|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||75 x 41 x 41|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Flexible Poles|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Tent Extension, Flexible Hanging System|
|Flysheet Fabric||Outwell Outtex 4000 Select|
|Fly Hydrostatic Head||4000 mm|
|Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)||Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)|
|Fire Retardant Fabric||Yes|
|Wind Rating||8 (Gale: 39-46mph/62-74kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, toggle up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, on one side|
|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|
|Bedroom Divider||Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)|
|Larger Bedrooms||Yes, 215 cm depth|
|Bedroom Partially Removable||Entire inner tent|
|Storage Pockets in Bedroom||Yes|
|Auto-seal Bedroom Doors||Yes, magnetic, on main bedroom only|
|Cable entry to Bedrooms||Yes, one bedroom|
|Tent Living Space|
|Inner Living Space Size||1 section (e.g. bag space)|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||Yes|
|Cable Entry||Yes, one side|
|Wet-Dry Zone||Yes, front of tent|
|Built-in Porch||Yes, with outer door|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||Additional Accessory|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||75 x 41 x 41|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||Yes|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||Yes|
|Guy Line Storage||Yes|
|People to Pitch||2 People|
|Pump Included||Not Applicable|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No, not required|