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Outwell Mallwood 5 - 5 Person/3 bed/3 room tent £349 @ Wow Camping
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Outwell Mallwood 5 - 5 Person/3 bed/3 room tent £349 @ Wow Camping

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Outwell Mallwood 5 - 5 Person/3 bed/3 room tent £349 @ Wow Camping
Posted 20th Aug 2020

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First deal so be gentle!!
Been looking for a tent with a large living area but only for 2 adults (large living area wanted for socialising/social distancing).
Also wanted a zip-uppable porch/awning to house the kitchen/wet stuff.
This fits the bill perfectly and has an optional/seperate 3rd bedroom for one (in reality a 2nd bedroom).
It's also a 2020 model so got things like Outwell's HookTrack but not a great deal of reviews.
With so many people holidaying in the UK many tents are out of stock at the moment so great to find something new (eBay was my next step as I suspect many tents will be offloaded once the school hols are done! )
Also Wow Ccamping do not have a great TrustPilot rating but ordered yesterday and shipped today via DHL nextday.
So far nothing to complain about
Amazing price, cheapest elsewhere is Alpine Trek @£522.71 but most others are around £600 (£675 on Go Outdoors )
No carpet nor footprint included but these are available elsewhere reasonably cheap (5mx3m tarp (cut down as required) will do for the footprint and l think the Berghaus Air 8 is a close match at £40 or genuine Outwell for £74.99 delivered
Berhaus Air 8 Carpet @ Go Outdoors
or
Outwell Mallwood 5 Flat Woven Tent Carpet £74.99

Manufacturer's blurb:

Mallwood 5 sleeps five in three Premier bedrooms with Dark Inners and Outwell 360° Access System. One bedroom, in the third zone, can be used for storage or taken down for a larger area. Its many windows and Panorama front make it a light-filled tent with the Outwell HookTrack System adding hanging points and flexibility to lighting options after dark.

Three zones provide a large family with wet room, dry living room and bedroom. The front inner is perfect for storage or as an extra bedroom and is easily removed to increase living space
Double zips allow full front opening, backed by full mesh panel for insect-free ventilation options
Premier Bedrooms feature versatile 360° Access System and Dark Inner
Additional side door for flexible access
Large tinted windows reducing glare and ensuring privacy
Durable, waterproof, sewn-in groundsheet
Flysheet and inner feature cable entry points
Light, warm-toned flysheet roof creates a bright, cheerful internal ambience
Adjustable pegging points for pitching flexibility
Reinforcement patch on all stress points
Pre-attached luminous guylines for convenience and fast pitching
Mesh pockets in the inner tents store small items safe and handy
The Rear Ventilation System offers flexible options for regulating internal temperature and fresh air flow
HookTrack System for versatile positioning of lights and items up to 1.5kg
Large tinted windows with toggle-up curtains
Fully seam-sealed flysheet for maximum protection from the elements
Compressible carrybag for compact pack size
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chris2720/08/2020 19:59

While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to …While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to look at an air tent! We have just survived Storm Ellen down in Cornwall in a Kampa Hayling air tent. We watched all the other tents taking a battering with the pole tent (similar to the one in this deal actually) next to us had a lot of broken poles (3 out of 5 at least). The air tents just collapse under the pressure and flatten down to the ground so we had to sleep in the car but otherwise the tent was absolutely fine in the morning (handy hint #2 you need a car big enough to sleep in in case you get hit by a storm while camping).


You spent about £850 on a tent and had to sleep in a car. That's not really selling air tents to us
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While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to look at an air tent! We have just survived Storm Ellen down in Cornwall in a Kampa Hayling air tent. We watched all the other tents taking a battering with the pole tent (similar to the one in this deal actually) next to us had a lot of broken poles (3 out of 5 at least). The air tents just collapse under the pressure and flatten down to the ground so we had to sleep in the car but otherwise the tent was absolutely fine in the morning (handy hint #2 you need a car big enough to sleep in in case you get hit by a storm while camping).
chris2720/08/2020 19:59

While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to …While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to look at an air tent! We have just survived Storm Ellen down in Cornwall in a Kampa Hayling air tent. We watched all the other tents taking a battering with the pole tent (similar to the one in this deal actually) next to us had a lot of broken poles (3 out of 5 at least). The air tents just collapse under the pressure and flatten down to the ground so we had to sleep in the car but otherwise the tent was absolutely fine in the morning (handy hint #2 you need a car big enough to sleep in in case you get hit by a storm while camping).


You spent about £850 on a tent and had to sleep in a car. That's not really selling air tents to us
chris2720/08/2020 19:59

While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to …While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to look at an air tent! We have just survived Storm Ellen down in Cornwall in a Kampa Hayling air tent. We watched all the other tents taking a battering with the pole tent (similar to the one in this deal actually) next to us had a lot of broken poles (3 out of 5 at least). The air tents just collapse under the pressure and flatten down to the ground so we had to sleep in the car but otherwise the tent was absolutely fine in the morning (handy hint #2 you need a car big enough to sleep in in case you get hit by a storm while camping).


the poles can be replaced easily enough
I like it. There aren't that many tents like this with massive living area but still tunnel shaped.
Seems like a very good price for an Outwell.
I recently became interested in tents, and came across a really helpful comment about 'hydrostatic' numbers. The description of this tent doesn't include one - which I will assume is a bad sign?

I believe a well built tent with a hydrostatic value of >= 3000 is what you're looking for in the UK. Anything less and you're getting wet when it rains.
chris2720/08/2020 19:59

While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to …While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to look at an air tent! We have just survived Storm Ellen down in Cornwall in a Kampa Hayling air tent. We watched all the other tents taking a battering with the pole tent (similar to the one in this deal actually) next to us had a lot of broken poles (3 out of 5 at least). The air tents just collapse under the pressure and flatten down to the ground so we had to sleep in the car but otherwise the tent was absolutely fine in the morning (handy hint #2 you need a car big enough to sleep in in case you get hit by a storm while camping).


As pointed out your inflatable tent was not fit for purpose either!

In 30+ years of camping (4 Vango tents), I have never had a broken pole.
IMO if you buy a cheap tent with skinny poles then I think you might be at risk of breaking one but repair is quick/easy/cheap.

I purposely chose not to invest in an inflatable due to:
- Most importantly I know when I get the tent out that all is well, if I get an air tube failure at the campsite I don't know til I start pumping, then I have to find/repair the leak or have replacement tubes. These are always the difficult times, just arrived/tired/fading light/etc.
- the cost of an equivalent inflatable model is typically 50% more
- Inflatables are considerably heavier
- there are plenty of online reviews of failed tubes, some through abuse/wear and tear and some design.
- replacement tube ~£40 from specialised source, replacement pole ~£10 anywhere
Edited by: "BidAde" 21st Aug
dkl_uk21/08/2020 10:57

I recently became interested in tents, and came across a really helpful …I recently became interested in tents, and came across a really helpful comment about 'hydrostatic' numbers. The description of this tent doesn't include one - which I will assume is a bad sign?I believe a well built tent with a hydrostatic value of >= 3000 is what you're looking for in the UK. Anything less and you're getting wet when it rains.


4000mm
BidAde21/08/2020 11:04

4000mm


Very nice. Shame WOWCamping didn't include that fairly important figure.
dkl_uk21/08/2020 10:57

I recently became interested in tents, and came across a really helpful …I recently became interested in tents, and came across a really helpful comment about 'hydrostatic' numbers. The description of this tent doesn't include one - which I will assume is a bad sign?I believe a well built tent with a hydrostatic value of >= 3000 is what you're looking for in the UK. Anything less and you're getting wet when it rains.


This lists Hydrostatic head as 4000 mm
ukcampsite.co.uk/ten…396
Good spot @BidAde
I would suggest getting a tent with aluminium poles and pollycotton flysheet. They tend to be expensive so secondhand is a good bet. The outwell bear lake 4 is a good example. Fiberglass poles usually snap in gales and airbeams flap around so much you cant sleep. Aluminium poles are rock solid particularly if combined with the heaver pollycotton fly. The lake series from outwell also had a PVC bombproof groundsheet not the useless thin ones now being used. A tent like this will last a lifetime with careful treatment.
stoney_Jedi20/08/2020 22:14

You spent about £850 on a tent and had to sleep in a car. That's not …You spent about £850 on a tent and had to sleep in a car. That's not really selling air tents to us


I agree airtents are really only good if you are unable to erect a normal tent (or too lazy), They are fine in nice weather but hopeless in strong winds and do burst or get punctures and then you are pretty much going home. Seen a few like that. Metal pole tents are the answer.
chris2720/08/2020 19:59

While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to …While this is a good deal I would advise any first time campers to look at an air tent! We have just survived Storm Ellen down in Cornwall in a Kampa Hayling air tent. We watched all the other tents taking a battering with the pole tent (similar to the one in this deal actually) next to us had a lot of broken poles (3 out of 5 at least). The air tents just collapse under the pressure and flatten down to the ground so we had to sleep in the car but otherwise the tent was absolutely fine in the morning (handy hint #2 you need a car big enough to sleep in in case you get hit by a storm while camping).


I survived the same storm in my Kampa Texel 4.... pole tent! An air tent won’t break poles, correct, but you can still burst an “air pole” and need to replace one - granted you can’t damage the tent in the process.
Wow this is a bargain
Sadly this is OOS now.
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