The Outwell Springwood 5 is an ideal tent for a family of 3 or 4 people who want to get away for just one or two nights camping.
This is an ideal tent for a family of 3 or 4 who wants a quick getaway when good weather is forecast at the weekend.
Our Score: 9.2/10
- Lightweight and small to store and transport to the campsite.
- Darkened bedrooms.
- Tinted windows.
- Quick and Quiet bedroom door.
- Optional tent extension if you want to upgrade the living space.
- 4000 mm Hydrostatic Head.
The not so good
- None found though I would recommend a slightly larger tent if you want to take your family camping for a week or more.
Outwell Springwood 5 has a recommended retail price of £576.99.
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We think Outwell Springwood 5 is ideal for a family of three or four who want a tent to quickly get away for a night or two camping at the weekend.
We believe smaller tents are ideal for weekend camping, as you'll spend less time setting up and taking things down, and you'll need to take less, making last-minute getaways possible when the weather forecast is good.
At weighing just less than 18 kilograms, and with a relatively small pack size for a family tent, the Outwell Springwood 5 should be easy to store at home and to put in the car when the camping whim takes :-)
The tent is designed for 5 people. Our recommendation is less than 5 to give you a little more space.
The Tent's Bedrooms
You'll see that one bedroom is bigger than the other. We think that's best for mum and dad, as it gives you more space for bags.
With the bedrooms, you get storage pockets, and cable power entry (ideal for charging your phones), and they are darkened to help you sleep when the summer sun rises early at the campsite.
Doors and Windows
As you can see from the photo above, the front door can be completely rolled back. Or you can have it half rolled back.
On one side is an additional door with a small porch, making it an ideal entrance if you get a rain shower.
On the other side of the tent is a large window. Note the windows on this tent are tinted and come with blinds that can be toggled up either all the way or part-way up.
There are still quite a few other features on this tent. Here are a few more worth mentioning.
The Outwell Springwood 5 is compatible with Outwell's HookTrack system, enabling you to position your lanterns where you want them. This really does help when laying out your living space in your tent.
At the back of the tent is a large rear vent. This might not sound like the most exciting feature, but it is essential. Many tents can feel damp, especially in the morning, due to condensation that builds up from everyone sleeping in a sealed-up tent. This large rear vent helps with airflow around the bedroom, helping keep condensation down.
Using the tent for Longer Stays
If this is the ideal tent for yourself, and you're mostly going to use it for weekend camping, but you still want to use it on longer camping family holidays. I recommend you also purchase the Outwell Universal Extension Size 2. This will provide you with much more living space and enable you to take more camping furniture, which is much needed on family holidays.
Purchasing this will, of course, push up your total budget for buying the tent. If weekend camping will be mainly your thing, then this option on the Outwell Springwood 5 would be worth considering. However, if you think you'll generally be camping for more than a night or two, save the budget and look for a larger tent where you don't need the extension.
There are a few additions I've already mentioned that are worth getting:
- The HookTrack system. This isn't expensive and can be helpful, so lanterns don't get in the way.
- The extension (only if you plan on family camping holidays in this tent where you stay a handful or more nights).
Another accessory that is worth getting is the carpet. Yes, more money, I know. However, it will make the tent feel more comfortable and warm underfoot. Picnic rugs are cheaper, but the fitted carpet is designed to fit the tent's living space, giving you good coverage without being a tripping hazard.
Look at the Outwell Springwood 5 in our video below at 22:56.
|Attribute||Outwell Springwood 5|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||70 x 32 x 32|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Weekend Camping|
|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)|
|Wind Rating||8 (Gale: 39-46mph/62-74kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, toggle up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, on one side|
|No Trip Entrance||No|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, on side door|
|Bug-Free Mesh||On all exterior 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|
|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|
|Porch Storage Pockets||Not Applicable|
|Internal Hanging Line||Additional Accessory|
|Pitching and Storage|
|PackSize (cm)||70 x 32 x 32|
|Colour-coded Tent Pegs||Yes|
|Colour-coded Tent Poles||Yes|
|Guy Line Storage||Yes|
|People to Pitch||1 Person|
|Pump Included||Not Applicable|
|Wheeled Tent Bag||No, not required|