The Outwell Sundale 7PA is a fantastic large family tent. Ideal for larger families, families with teenagers, or anyone wanting a larger luxury space for their family camping holiday.
The Outwell Sundale 7PA is an excellent tent for family camping holidays.
Our Score: 9.3/10
We've given the Outwell Sundale 7PA the Thumbs Up award.
- Lots of space.
- Large bedrooms.
- Darkened bedrooms.
- Good ventilation.
- Outwell Quick & Quite doors.
- Outwell HookTrack compatible.
- Large living space.
- Large built-in porch.
- Two side doors in addition to the massive main door.
- Bug mesh on all doors to keep the inner living area and bedrooms bug-free.
- Easy to pitch for such a large tent.
The not so good
- It is a large tent, so pack is large and heavy, as to be expected.
This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.
Outwell Sundale 7PA has a recommended retail price of £1900.
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There you go, end of review ;-)
We've been testing this tent, and it has been fantastic. So let's dive into some details.
Outwell 7PA Size and Layout
As you might have guessed, the 7 in the Outwell 7PA means this tent is for up to seven people, so this is a big tent. The 'PA' stands for the Outwell PowerAir, a range of inflatable tents.
The bedrooms are arranged at the back of the tent and come with zip-up dividers, which you can remove to make an even bigger bedroom.
Note that the dividers between the bedrooms do not zip along the floor, so if you have little ones, expect them to crawl under to say hello in the morning.
The bedrooms are darkened (though not as dark as the Coleman BlackOut bedrooms), all have ventilation bug mesh, and all have storage pockets.
The main bedroom uses the excellent Outwell Quick and Quiet door, and the bedroom on the right-hand side has a power cable entry point.
Their depth is the larger-than-normal 230 cm, and the rear side of the tent only has a gradual slope, so these bedrooms can easily fit even large camp beds.
In the photo above, the blinds on the vents are open. You can close these to block out the light.
Inner Living Area
As with all the dimensions in this tent, the inner living area is massive.
There is plenty of space for storage furniture, a sitting area, and a kitchen (if you are cooking with electricity - otherwise, keep your kitchen out of your tent).
There are two large side doors to the living area. Both have bug mesh, and one has a small porch making it a rain-safe entrance.
To the front of the living space are two massive doors, which also have the excellent Outwell Quick and Quiet mechanism. Combined with the bug mesh built into the doors, that mechanism meant we had a self-closing bug screen on the tent, which worked amazingly well.
The Front Porch
A feature I love on family tents is a built-in front porch, and the Outwell Sundale 7PA has one too. Of course, on the Outwell Sundale 7PA, it is a large porch! :-D
It's a great area to leave wet and muddy boots and coats, a great place to store outdoor toys or chairs, and a great space to sit out of the breeze.
There's lots of flexibility with this area on the Outwell Sundale 7PA. For example, you can have the front door fully closed, half-closed, or completely rolled back.
Likewise, you can have a groundsheet down (needs the Outwell Sundale 7PA footprint), half down, or removed.
You can get a carpet and footprint for this tent. I recommend going for a package with both the carpet and the footprint.
You will need the footprint if you want a groundsheet on the porch floor.
This tent uses the Outwell PowerAir technology, so pitching is simple by inflating each tube. In addition, the tent comes with an excellent Outwell pump, complete with a pressure gauge.
There are only two small tent poles: one for the side porch and one for the central porch.
Being such a large tent, Outwell recommends two people pitch it (though I did it single-handed). It also weighs just over 34kg.
Likewise, packing away is best with two people - fortunately, I did have help packing it away ;-)
It's a simple process too, and it will go back into the tent bag if you roll it correctly.
The Outwell Sundale 7PA is an excellent tent. We had lots of space for our family camping holiday. It felt like a small house than a tent!
We would only recommend this tent when you are staying several nights - it's a bit big for just a one-night quick camping trip.
|Attribute||Outwell Sundale 7PA|
|Product Info||Brand Web Page|
|Pack Size (cm)||92 x 44 x 44|
|Recommended Tent Use||Ideal for Longer Stays|
|Frame Type||Inflatable, air frame|
|Tent Accessories||Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint|
|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||9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)|
|Window Blinds||Yes, toggle up|
|Additional Tent Doors||Yes, on both sides|
|No Trip Entrance||Yes, at main door|
|Rain-Safe Entry||Yes, at main 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, 230 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||2 sections (e.g. furniture space)|
|Living Area Storage Pockets||Yes|
|Cable Entry||Yes, both sides|
|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)||92 x 44 x 44|
|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|