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Review: Outrak Instant Tent

Review: Outrak Instant Tent

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Product: Outrak Somerset 2 Person Instant Tent
RRP: $169.00
Company: Outrak. Available from Rays

Ok so I wont lie – instant tent? Really? I have heard many a tale about “pop up tents” that NEVER return to their original carry case again. BUT this little Instant Tent won me over pretty quickly, and I didn’t even need to read the instructions – well I might have glanced at them once.

This tent went up quickly, and really did everything you need a tent in this size and price range to do. Whilst its pack down size is compact and light, its length due to the instant frame limits its practicality as a hiking tent. However, this tent is perfect to keep in the car for those times when a micro adventure beckons. In fact this tent was still in my car when we headed to an outdoor music event and made the perfect alternative to a sun shade.

Like most tents, you’ll want to be pretty good friends with the other person who shares this tent with you, but we did comfortably fit three little kids in this tent for the night.

This would make a perfect entry level tent for the solo traveller and weekend adventurer.

[The only real down side, is for those of you who love to Instagram a picture of  the view outside your tent with your feet in the frame of the vista, as the door is on the long side of the tent, but hey, that’s never really stopped an adventurer from getting an instaworthy shot right?]

Tech Specs

  • Set up in minutes with instant-up frame
  • Top & side vents
  • No-see-um mesh
  • Fly: 185T PU coated Polyester UPF 50+ with water rate 2000mm
  • Inner tent: 185T polyester; Floor: 120GSM PE
  • Pitched dimension: L(60+120) x W195 x H90cm
  • Packed dimensions: L92 x W20 x H17cm
  • Weight: 2.85kg
  • Sleeps 2 in a single room design with front vestibule
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