The Outwell Parkdale 6PA is a fantastic family tent if you want plenty of space for your family's summer camping holiday.
The Outwell Parkdale 6PA tent provides you with lots of space for your family, which is ideal if you are planning a family holiday under canvas.
Our Score: 9.2/10
- 3 Bedrooms with flexible options
- Darkened bedrooms
- Huge living space, so plenty of space for furniture and storage.
- Front of the tent can be used as a large porch.
- Flexible door options
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Outwell Parkdale 6PA has a recommended retail price of £1450.
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We looked at the Outwell Parkdale 4PA last year, and this time we're looking at it's bigger sibling: the Outwell Parkdale 6PA.
If you are looking for a family tent with lots of space for a family summer camping holiday, then the Outwell Parkdale 6PA is definitely worth considering.
This is a 6-person tent, though, in our view, it's ideal for parents with two older kids who want their own bedrooms, or a few groups of younger kids who don't mind sharing. There's plenty of options with the three bedrooms. You can remove the divider between the bedrooms, make one large bedroom, or a large bedroom and one smaller room.
The bedrooms are darkened to help with a better night's sleep, and this tent has the Outwell Premier bedrooms. Premier bedrooms are slightly larger than regular tent bedrooms, have storage pockets and mains cable entry for lights and chargers.
A significant feature of the Outwell Parkdale 6PA is the living space.
Outside the bedrooms, you have the inner-sanctum of the tent. We recommend buying the carpet for this area to make the tent feel warmer underfoot and more like home.
Porch / Living Area 2
In addition to this inner area, you have a huge porch area.
The photo above shows the porch open with the front door rolled back, and also the entrance to the inner-sanctum again rolled up. You can see just how much space you get with this tent.
We really like porch areas like this as they are so practical for family camping as they provide a great place to sit and eat, whatever the weather. It doesn't matter if people have wet or muddy shoes either, and it provides an excellent spot to hang wet coats to dry.
Plus, if the weather is nice but might rain overnight, it's quick and easy to bring any chairs into the tent's porch.
As you can see in the photo above, the door arrangements are very flexible, plus you have mesh to keep the bugs from entering the inner part of the tent. This internal partition door also uses the excellent Outwell Quick and Quiet door mechanism. This is quieter than zips (great for opening doors at night), but it also makes it quick to enter, and the doors self-close behind you. We found this great at helping keep the bugs out.
If you want more on the door configurations, watch Outwell's video below.
The Outwell Parkdale 6PA is part of Outwell's PowerAir range of inflatable tents.
You pump up each inflatable tube of the tent to get it pitched. The tent comes with a fantastic hand pump. So there's no messing around with tent poles.
To make pitching even more straightforward, it also uses the colour-coded Outwell Pegging System.
When packed, this tent is 82 cm long, so measure your car boot space to ensure it fits. It weighs just over 27kg, so ideally it will need two adults to lift it out of the car boot.
You can see a bit more of this tent in our video below at 4:17.
If you like this tent but want a little more living space, then have a look at the Outwell Pinedale 6PA, which is a very similar tent, but with the addition of a wing lounge.
|Attribute||Outwell Parkdale 6PA|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||82 x 43 x 43|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Inflatable, air frame|
|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)|
|Wind Rating||9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, toggle up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, on one side|
|No Trip Entrance||No|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, at main door|
|Bug-Free Mesh||Side door only|
|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|
|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, in the porch|
|Built-in Porch||Yes, with outer door|
|Porch Storage Pockets||No|
|Internal Hanging Line||Additional Accessory|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||82 x 43 x 43|
|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|