Awning and Extension Buying Guide

As a rule, our extensions and awnings are made to fit specific tents within a given year to ensure performance and, thus, we cannot advise if an extension or awning made for another tent type and/or year may fit your tent.

However, while we cannot guarantee any combination of tent and awning outside our own parameters, many Outwell campers have experience of mixing extensions with various tent models and will often have experimented with combinations.

To make such an evaluation check the dimensions and attachment method for the tent in question. It is important that the extension is slightly larger than the tent to obtain the best fit possible and it is common to look at awnings and extensions that have 5cm extra each side (10cm in total) and 5-10cm extra in height.

We generally use one of three methods to connect an awning to an Outwell tent:

Hook on – Used on standard pole tents where the awning is hooked onto its front pole. To ensure the awning remains attached to the tent’s front pole more hooks extend to clip on poles further back. Awnings made to attach to a certain type of pole are rarely compatible for use with other materials. For instance, an awning for a steel pole tent generally will not connect to a tent that uses fiberglass.

Zip on – This connection method is used on inflatable tents, like Smart Air, where there are no tent poles for an awning to hook onto. Zip sizes can vary greatly between models and brands.

Pull over – Here, the awning fabric pulls over the tent’s front pole or tube and is held firmly in place by pegging the awning guylines towards the back of the tent. Although used on many standard inflatable tents, the awning might also hook onto a steel front pole if available. 

Inspired innovation, stunning designs and outstanding fabric technology have ensured our inflatable Outwell Smart Air Polyester Collection is the family tent market leader, offering true homes from home with exceptional comfort. 2017 sees further developments building on the platform of the Outwell Advanced Air Tube System with One-go Inflation Technology. Our new Royal Master Bedrooms benefit from ample headroom and floor areas, window strips all-round plus Cable Entry points to flysheet and inners for mains supply.
The Outwell Air Comfort Collection combines successful tent designs with our inflatable technology innovation in an exceptional collection of large tents ideal for big families.The Power Air Tube System offers durable separate tube technology pumped up or deflated easily via easy access external valves; an efficient two-way pump with pressure gauge is supplied with each tent. Our Gothic-style design with pre-angled tubes ensures reliable stability with ample headroom.
New colours, embossed fabric and a host of innovative features will ensure the versatile designs of the 2017 Air Polyester Collection are a real hit in extending the inflatable option to family campers seeking proven worth. These exceptional tent designs feature the Outwell Rigid Air System of separate, pre-shaped air tubes for reliable stability plus ample headroom with inflation valves outside the tent for easy access of the efficient two-way pump with pressure gauge supplied with each tent.
Oplev den kvalitet og komfort, som vores familietelte fra den prisvindende Premium kollektion har at byde på. Disse fremragende polyestertelte med stangramme har været blandt campisternes favorit i 20 år – og med god grund. De ypperlige Royal Master sovekabiner med Night Sky loft og termoreflekterende belægning sørger for rummeligere, mørkere og køligere soveoplevelser. De bedste materialer, Outtex 6000, stænger af stål eller Duratec glasfiber, netdøre og isyet teltbund holder vand, insekter og mudder ude, mens det smarte design og tonede vinduer med lynlåsgardiner kan reguleres, så du får mere plads i opholdsrummet og masser af privatliv. Du kan vælge mellem en lang række størrelser, inklusive den relancerede kompakte Nevada SP. Trolleytasken med hjul giver dig mulighed for at nå komfortabelt frem til lejrpladsen med stil.
Take to the road and hit the campsite with our ever-popular Deluxe polyester tent collection. Known for its great value without compromise, this high quality tunnel tent collection will keep you dry, comfortable and happy wherever you are camping. Enjoy easy, poled pitching and plenty of space to cook, dine and relax at your favourite campsite. Then get a good night’s sleep in the Ambassador bedrooms, with extra room throughout and ceilings that keep rooms cooler and darker. With a range of versatile layouts and sizes ranging from three to seven people, it’s the perfect collection for families of all sizes and couples who wants a quality outdoor experience in comfort and style.
Get a taste for outdoor living with the practical and easy to pitch Privilege Collection. Ideal for those who are new camping or on a budget, this family tent collection offers essential comfort and style at a great price. Lightweight fibreglass poles make the tents easier to handle, while the weather-proofing system provides ventilation while protecting from wind and rain. A choice of sizes ensures plenty of room for families and couples alike, while the longer than average size bedrooms gives more room to stretch. Perfect for long weekends away and touring trips.
2017 sees several changes for the Outwell Smart Air TC Collection building on its unrivalled reputation for inspired innovation, design heritage and the superb quality loved by family campers. These large tents offer generous space and impressive designs for discerning campers seeking ‘no compromise’ performance and technical excellence. We transformed the face of the camping market with our top-performing interlinked Advanced Air Tube System featuring our Gothic frame design of pre-shaped tubes for maximising internal space.
New colours and luminous piping detail underline the striking appearance and appeal of the Outwell Air TC Collection of inflatable tents and awnings. Combining imagination with design flair, Outwell innovation delivers a full package of inspired solutions for campers’ needs. Our unique Outtex® Airtech polycotton fabric ensures full protection from the elements whilst maintaining a cooler atmosphere inside even in warm weather.
Building on classic design heritage, contemporary colours with luminous piping accents, sparkling style and inspired innovation are to the fore in the brand new Outwell Élan Collection that offers an impressive range of practical size and layout options to suit the whole family’s outdoor experience It features a dynamic combination of Power Air Tube technology and sturdy steel pole tents that all use our exclusive Outtex® 6000 HD embossed Taslon fabric. Our new Ambassador Master Bedrooms with Night Sky Ceilings are also one of the features of this range.
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