The Outwell Reddick 4A is a great tent for families with one or two small children, or as a smaller weekend tent if taking your larger family tent is too much work for one night camping.
The Outwell Reddick 4A is a great little family tent. It’s inflatable too.
I say ‘little‘ as it is very similar to the large luxury Outwell tents, but in a much smaller package, making it an ideal tent for the smaller family with just one or two small children, or as a weekend tent.
Why get a Weekend Tent?
We do have a large Outwell tent (and a few other brands too!). We find the larger tents ideal for camping trips where we are staying longer, as they give everyone in the family more space, there’s more room for storage (such as the change of clothes for the kids), and you can set the tent up to be your home from home.
However, if you just want to get away for a night or two at the weekend, taking a large tent, plus all the furniture, is a lot of work.
This is where getting a second smaller tent for the weekend is ideal. Yes, you have less space. Yes, you can’t take as much furniture (which is a good thing for just a night or two). But you will get the tent set-up quickly, ready to get on and enjoy your weekend.
Ideal for Smaller Families
A tent of this size is of course ideal for smaller families, with perhaps one or two small children. You could use this for the weekend and longer camping breaks, especially if you got the additional extension.
Pitching the Outwell Reddick tent
The Reddick comes with the Outwell Pegging System, which is a set of colour-coded tent pegs to help make it simpler to pitch.
Follow these instructions for pitching the tent.
The Outwell Reddick 4A came with a newly designed hand pump. We found that it didn’t need a lot of pumping to get each air tube inflated.
Using the Outwell Reddick 4A
The Reddick has a traditional family tent layout. There are two double bedrooms at the back of the tent, a living space, and a big front door.
We found that the big front door is ideal when the weather is good and provides an excellent place to sit too if you want to shelter from the breeze.
Typically though, you might use the additional side door, with its rain porch, as the main entrance to the tent when the weather isn’t as great.
The large windows gave plenty of light inside the tent, and all come with blinds, which you can simply roll up.
The tent has a fitted groundsheet throughout. When you have the front door open, you can lay the groundsheet flat, so it isn’t a tripping hazard – ideal when you have toddlers…and even adults!
Both bedroom areas are doubles, though if you want a bit more space, you might want to look at the Outwell Reddick 5A, which has a triple bedroom plus the double.
There is a divider between the two bedroom areas, that can be easily removed for more space. We’ve always found such a divider great when you are camping with small kids, as you can easily get to them in the night if they wake.
Packing away the Reddick 4A
I know a lot of people have trouble packing away their tents. After they get them out of the tent bag for the first time, they never go back in!
Well, follow these instructions to pack away your inflatable tent. But before you do, please make sure your tent is dry, as if it goes into the bag wet, it will get mouldy. If it is wet when you are packing away, you’ll have to put it away wet, and then dry the tent when you get home. If you are lucky, you might be able to let it air in your garage. Otherwise, you’ll need to get it out in your garden when the weather is better.
Take out all the luminous tent pegs on the guy lines. The guy lines should be rolled up. The Outwell Reddick comes with these handy velcro ties to keep them in place. You simply wind the guyline around your hand and then velcro into place.
Next, take out all the black tent pegs at the bottom of the tent.
After the tent is deflated, remove the metal tent pegs from the corners.
However, if it is windy, you’ll need to make sure your tent doesn’t blow away! In this situation, we may keep at least one of the metal tent pegs in until the last moment.
You can find more pitching instructions on the Outwell web page.
Alternatives to the Reddick 4A
If you like this tent but want something a little bigger, then consider looking at the Outwell Reddick 5A.
- Simple to pitch.
- A good balance of space.
- Additional side door with some rain protection.
- Plenty of light inside, but darkened ceilings in the bedrooms.
- Removable bedroom divider, which makes it easier to get to kids if they wake in the night.
- I found the valves on the tubes fiddly, but that's probably just me!
Specification: Outwell Reddick 4A
Where to Buy: Outwell Reddick 4A