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Outwell Sundale 7PA – A massive family holiday tent

£1,279.99

Average Score 9.3
Value for Money
8.9
Features
9.5
Family Friendly
9.4
Quality
9.4
Practicality
9.2

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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.

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There you go, end of review 😉

Seriously though, 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.

Outwell Sundale 7PA Layout

Outwell Sundale 7PA Layout. Image © Outwell

Outwell Sundale 7PA Tent Dimensions

Outwell Sundale 7PA Tent Dimensions. Image © Outwell

The Bedrooms

The bedrooms are arranged at the back of the tent and come with zip-up dividers, which you can remove if you wish to make an even bigger bedroom.

Note that the dividers between the bedrooms do not zip along the floor, and so if you have little ones, expect them to crawl under to say hello in the morning.

Inside the bedroom

Inside the bedroom with the bedroom divider removed. Photo © Outwell

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 & 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).

Seating Area

This photo is of our seating area inside the tent. Note the blind behind the double set is positioned half up for additional privacy. You can do that with all the blinds. Also shown there is the Outwell Kimberley table, the Outwell Catamarca Sofa, the Outwell Grenada Lake, and the Easy Camp Bushmaster Lantern.

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 & Quiet mechanism. That mechanism, combined with the bug mesh built into the doors, 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! 😀

It’s a great area to leave wet and muddy boots and coats, a great place to store outdoor toys or chairs, and of course, 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.

Outwell Sundale 7PA at the campsite

Here’s the Outwell Sundale 7PA pitched at the campsite

Additional Accessories

You can get both a carpet and footprint for this tent. I recommend going for a package that comes with both the carpet and the footprint.

If you want a groundsheet on the floor of the porch, you will need the footprint.

Pitching Tent

This tent uses the Outwell PowerAir technology, and 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 main porch.

Being such a large tent, Outwell recommends that two people pitch it (though I did it single-handed). It also weighs just over 34kg.

Inflating the tent

Here I am inflating the Outwell PowerAir tubes to pitch the tent.

Packing Away

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 back in its bag

The tent and footprint back in their bags

Watch the Video

Watch our video below to see more of this tent.

Verdict

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.

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Tent at Night

Here is the tent at night at the campsite.

Disclaimer: Many thanks to Outwell for sending us the Outwell Sundale 7PA to test and review.

9.3Expert Score
The Outwell Sundale 7PA is an excellent tent for family camping holidays.
Value for Money
8.9
Features
9.5
Family Friendly
9.4
Quality
9.4
Practicality
9.2
PROS
  • 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.
CONS
  • It is a large tent, so pack is large and heavy, as to be expected.

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Specification: Outwell Sundale 7PA – A massive family holiday tent

Dimensions
Height (cm)

225

Length (cm)

695

Width (cm)

480

Weight (kg)

34.4

Pack Size (cm)

92 x 44 x 44

Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom Divider

Removable, zips in place (bottom not fixed)

Cable entry to Bedrooms

Yes, one bedroom

Darkened Bedrooms

Yes

Larger Bedrooms

Yes, 230 cm depth

Removable Bedroom

Entire inner tent

Storage Pockets in Bedroom

Yes

Auto-seal bedroom doors

Yes, magnetic

Tent Details
Sleeps

Bedrooms

Recommended Tent Use

Frame Type

Wind Rating

9 (Strong Gale: 47-54mph/75-88kph)

Tent Fabric

Hydrostatic Head

4000 mm

Fire Retardant Fabric

Yes

Taped Seams

Yes

Sun Protection

UPF30+

Groundsheet Hydrostatic Head (mm)

Not Applicable (PE Fully Waterproof)

Sewn-in Groundsheet (main tent)

Yes

Tent Accessories

Tent Carpet, Tent Footprint

Year Introduced

2021

Tent Doors
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

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

Tent Pitching and Storage
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

Tent Windows
Window Blinds

Yes, toggle up

Tinted Windows

Yes

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