Looking at the Outwell Sunhill 5 Air from the front

A great tent for a small family: Outwell Sunhill 5 Air

Outwell Sunhill 5 Air

It is a fantastic family tent for smaller families.

Review Score

We recommend this tent as ideal for a family of three for camping holidays and weekend camping. If you only camp at weekends, then a family of 4 with smaller children, would also find this tent great.

Our Score: 9.3/10

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

GOWTK Thumbs Up Award
Value for MoneyFeaturesFamily FriendlyQualityPracticality

The good

  • Lots of great features in this one tent.
  • Darkened bedrooms with good ventillation
  • Quick and Quiet door access to both bedrooms
  • Cable entry on either side of the tent
  • New J-Door design with no-trip entrance
  • Practical guy-line storage
  • Wet or dry entrance with the built-in porch

The not so good

  • If you are a larger family, planning stays for more than 2 nights, then look for a larger tent.

Price Guide

Outwell Sunhill 5 Air has a recommended retail price of £733.99.

The best price we've found so far is £647.99. That's £86.00 off the RRP of £733.99.

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Looking at the Outwell Sunhill 5 Air from the front

The Outwell Sunhill 5 Air

Diagram of the Outwell Sunhill 5 Air tent's layout

The Outwell Sunhill 5 Air has two bedrooms, a living space, and a sheltered porch.

Diagram showing the dimensions of the Outwell Sunhill 5 Air tent

Our Review

The Outwell Sunhill 5 Air packs a lot into its size and price and is a great family tent for short breaks or families with smaller children.

Built-in Porch

A big thumbs-up 👍 for this tent is the built-in porch.

If it rains while you are camping (and this is the UK, so more than likely), then this porch is invaluable.

It provides a rain-safe way to get in and out of your tent so that you don't get rain inside your tent and onto your tent carpet.

It's also somewhere to leave muddy boots, wet coats, and bring chairs in out of the rain.

Even if it isn't raining, the porch is a great place to sit sheltered from a breeze.

The new J-Door

I really like the new J-Door design on the new Outwell tents.

It turns your tent into a little mobile cabin 😀

On a very practical note, you can fold down the groundsheet here, peg it down, and you have a no-trip entrance.

This is especially useful if you have toddlers.... and adults too 🤣

Inside the Tent

The living space in this tent is good, but not massive. If you are planning a long family camping holiday, you'll want to scale up to a bigger tent for more furniture space.

However, for short stays there's enough space for some storage furniture and room to get the kids changed.

If you are camping with an Electric Hook-Up, the Outwell Stonehill 5 Air has cable entry points on both sides of the tent. This makes things much easier at the campsite.

There's also an electric power cable entry into the bedroom.

The Bedrooms

This tent has two bedrooms. Both are longer than 'standard' tent bedrooms, at 220 cm.

There is a larger 'three person' bedroom and a smaller 'two-person' one.

However, you can also roll up the divider and make one larger family bedroom, giving you plenty of space for different sleeping arrangements.

This tent also has the excellent Quick and Quiet doors into the bedrooms.

Other Practicalities

There's good ventilation throughout, all protected with bug mesh.

And all the guy lines can be wrapped up and put away in special guy-line holders. This really helps when pitching the next time around, as you don't have to untangle all the guylines, saving you precious time at the campsite.

I recommend you also get the matching Outwell Cosy Carpet for the inner part of the tent.

The carpet will make the tent much warmer and a home from home.

I also recommend you get the Outwell HookTrack accessory as this allows you to hang lanterns and other items in the precise position you want them.


AttributeOutwell Sunhill 5 Air
Best Price£647.99
Product InfoBrand Web Page
Height (cm)205
Width (cm)300
Length (cm)450
Weight (kg)22
Pack Size (cm)80 x 37 x 37
Height (cm)205
Length (cm)450
Width (cm)300
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 DoorsNo
No Trip EntranceYes, at main door
Rain-Safe EntryYes, at main door
Bug-Free MeshOn all exterior and bedroom doors
Door converts to sunshadeNo
Tent Bedrooms
Bedroom DividerRemovable, toggles in place
Darkened BedroomsYes
Larger BedroomsYes, 220 cm depth
Bedroom Partially RemovableEntire inner tent
Storage Pockets in BedroomYes
Auto-seal Bedroom DoorsYes, magnetic
Cable entry to BedroomsYes, one bedroom
Tent Living Space
Inner Living Space Size1 section (e.g. bag space)
Living Area Storage PocketsNo
Cable EntryYes, both sides
Wet-Dry ZoneYes, in the porch
Built-in PorchYes
Porch Storage PocketsNo
Internal Hanging LineAdditional Accessory
Pitching and Storage
Weight (kg)22
PackSize (cm)80 x 37 x 37
Colour-coded Tent PegsYes
Colour-coded Tent PolesNot Required
Guy Line StorageYes
People to Pitch2 People
Pump IncludedYes, with pressure guage
Wheeled Tent BagNo, not required