The Outwell Stonehill 5 Air pitched at the campsite

Outwell Stonehill 5 Air: An Excellent Family Tent

Outwell Stonehill 5 Air

The Outwell Stonehill 5 Air is an excellent family tent. It provides a great layout and a good size for most families. If you need something larger, look at its big sister: the Outwell Stonehill 7 Air.

Review Score

An excellent family tent. Watch our video to find out more.

Our Score: 9.0/10

We've given the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air the Thumbs Up award.

GOWTK Thumbs Up Award
Value for MoneyFeaturesFamily FriendlyQualityPracticality

The good

  • Good size: Not too big; not too small.
  • Excellent layout: good sized bedrooms, good sized living space, good sized built-in porch
  • No trip entrance and easy-to-use J-Door
  • Quick and Quiet door on bedroom
  • Good airflow through the tent. Side door can be left open but gap protected with bug mesh.
  • Darkend bedrooms

The not so good

  • You'll need to get some cheap wire tent pegs to fully peg out. Ideally, you should have some of these in your camping kit anyway.
  • Check the air tubes when inflating. You should do this anyway, but I didn't and nearly had a problem.

This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.

Price Guide

Outwell Stonehill 5 Air has a recommended retail price of £1,131.99.

The best price we've found so far is £898.99. That's £233.00 off the RRP of £1,131.99.

Outwell Stonehill 5 Air Videos

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Outwell Stonehill 5 Air Photos

The Outwell Stonehill 5 Air pitched at the campsite
Outwell Stonehill 5 Air tent pitched at the campsite with Outwell Canopy Tarp and Parton Windbreak

All set-up at the campsite, complete with the new Outwell Canopy Tarp.

A side view of the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air

This tent has a side door, too.

Inside the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air tent, with the Outwell Cozy Carpet down.

Inside the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air tent, with the Outwell Cozy Carpet down.

A towel hanging on the Outwell HookTrack system inside the tent.

The tent comes with clips for the Outwell HookTrack system.

Diagram showing the dimensions of the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air
Diagram showing the layout of the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air Tent

Our Review

The Outwell Sunhill 5 Air has many qualities that make it excellent for a family tent.

Tent Layout

Size wise, this tent is in the Goldilocks zone for most families: it's not too big and not too small.

It's not too big for weekend camping, and not too small for longer stays.

The bedroom area is also a good size, at 2.2 x 3 metres, and with a divider, it gives you flexibility on the bedroom layout.

There's a good-sized living area (2.4 x 3.4 m) and an extremely practical porch (1.7 x 3.4 m).

Diagram showing the layout of the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air Tent

This tent has a great family layout. Though I found it doesn't have EHU entry on both sides, as this diagram shows.

Other Great Features

Other practical features include the Quick and Quiet doors in the bedroom, the new J-door design, and the no-trip tent entrance.

It also has good airflow through the tent, with the large tent through the back and the bug-mesh windows between the living area and the porch. Plus, the side door can be rolled open, leaving bug mesh zipped in place, and there are two low-level vents on either side.

Electric Hook-Up

Unlike the diagram I saw from Outwell, when I pitched this tent, I found the EHU cable entry only on the side by the door, not both sides of the tent.

This is my only main disappointment with this tent, as the non-door side was where I tend to place furniture. However, I solved the problem by running the cable under the porch on that side and through the tent door.

Pitching

Pitching this tent was straightforward, though please check that the air tubes are sited properly and inflating correctly.

Unfortunately, I didn't do this simple check when pitching and nearly lost an air tube that had become unzipped.

One great new improvement I found with this tent is that it has buckled compression straps to help you put the tent back into the bag.

Outwell has also upgraded its tent pegs: the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air has chunky metal pegs that will last many years.

Metal Tent Pegs

The Outwell Stonehill 5 Air comes with these new, chunky, metal tent pegs.

The only downside is insufficient tent pegs for valance or no-trip entrance. However, that's easily solved by getting some cheap small wire tent pegs.

Details

AttributeOutwell Stonehill 5 Air
RRP£1,131.99
Best Price£898.99
Product InfoBrand Web Page
Height (cm)210
Width (cm)340
Length (cm)645
Weight (kg)28.5
Pack Size (cm)92 x 41 x 41
Dimensions
Height (cm)210
Length (cm)645
Width (cm)340
Tent Details
Recommended Tent UseIdeal for Weekend Camping, Ideal for Longer Stays
SleepsSleeps 5
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Frame TypeInflatable, air frame
Tent AccessoriesTent Carpet, Tent Footprint, Flexible Hanging System
Tent Construction
Flysheet FabricOutwell Outtex 4000 Select
Fly Hydrostatic Head4000 mm
Taped SeamsYes
Sewn-in GroundsheetYes
Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)
Sun ProtectionUPF30+
Fire Retardant FabricYes
Wind Rating9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)
Tent Windows
Window BlindsYes, toggle up
Tinted WindowsYes
Tent Doors
Additional Tent DoorsYes, on one side
No Trip EntranceYes, at main door
Rain-Safe EntryYes, at main door
Bug-Free MeshSide door only
Door converts to sunshadeNo
Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom DividerRemovable, toggles in place
Darkened BedroomsYes
Larger BedroomsYes, 220 cm depth
Bedroom Partially RemovableNo
Storage Pockets in BedroomYes
Auto-seal Bedroom DoorsYes, magnetic, on main bedroom only
Cable entry to BedroomsYes, one bedroom
Tent Living Space
Inner Living Space Size2 sections (e.g. furniture space)
Living Area Storage PocketsYes
Cable EntryYes, one side
Wet-Dry ZoneYes, in the porch
Built-in PorchYes, with outer door
Porch Storage PocketsNo
Internal Hanging LineAdditional Accessory
Pitching and Storage
Weight (kg)28.5
PackSize (cm)92 x 41 x 41
Colour-coded Tent PegsNo
Colour-coded Tent PolesNot Required
Guy Line StorageYes
People to Pitch2 People
Pump IncludedYes, with pressure guage
Wheeled Tent BagNo, not required