Thursday, 31 March 2016

Kampa Air Tents 2016

Kampa Air Tents 2016

Founded in Essex in 2006, Kampa are now leading suppliers to an international market of outdoor leisure, with innovative design and great quality. They pride themselves as a company only selling to specialist, independent retailers, who can give knowledgeable advice and great service.

All of the 'Classic Air' tents are made from a durable, weatherproof polycotton flysheet, giving a canvas-like feel and appearance, while all the other Air tents are made from a sturdy 150 denier flysheet, which is light but will also keep the rain out!

Classic Air Range

Studland 8

New for 2016, the Studland 8 Classic Air has 4 separate sleeping compartments, sleeping area and window vents to increase air flow, and paired with the breathable polycotton flysheet, the Studland won't be stuffy and hot, with condensation dripping down the windows every morning, perfect for a family who will utilise all 4 bedrooms. The tent has 3 sleeping compartments at the back, with one at the front, allowing plenty of space for guests or even parents who just need a bit of a rest! With a side door featuring a canopy and a mesh panel, a variable position to roll away the front door and several optional extras, this tent offers maximum flexibility from all aspects. The Studland 8 also has windows with integrated blinds and storage pockets for them.

With the Studland, Kampa also provide a manual pump and storm tie down kit, making sure as soon as you buy this tent you're ready to go, despite the weather!

Standing at a huge 220cm tall, the Studland Classic means you won't be getting that dreaded back ache that is so common on camping holidays, giving you no excuse not to go exploring with the family on your own terms - a tent pitch is a lot cheaper than a hotel! With the Studland 8 and its incredibly quick pitch times due to the air beam structure - you'll hardly be able to tell the difference!
If the Classic Studland 8 is stretching your budget just that bit too far, check out the Studland 8 Air, with a standard Kampa flysheet.

Croyde 6

The Croyde 6 was unbelievably popular last year, mainly because of its size and robust, no nonsense build. That's why, this year, Kampa have released 3 separate versions of the Croyde, the Classic Air, the Air, and the Standard. As with all the tents in the Classic Air range, the Croyde features the incredibly strong Weathershield Airflow polycotton, giving all campers piece of mind in all weathers. As with many of the Kampa tents, the inner tent is totally separate from the flysheet, making sure that on set up and take down you don't have to battle with what is, effectively, 2 tents! The fully sewn-in groundsheet makes your life even easier, which is what the Air tents are all about. Again, the Croyde as the Studland has an extremely quick pitch time that can be done with just one person if need be.

Obviously the Croyde has a bedroom less than the Studland, but sleeping 6 people, it's still a monster! The removal of this bedroom and the 10cm less height than the Studland means that if space and weight is important, the Croyde is a better option, weighing nearly 10kg less than the Studland, and with a smaller pack size.

The Croyde also comes with the manual pump and storm tie down kit, and there are optional extras of a footprint and living area carpet, making the tent feel even more like a home away from home.

AirFrame Tents

Studland 8

Identical to the Classic Studland, this huge 8 man tent features all the same dimensions, vents, air frame and configuration as its heavier sibling. The only difference (and it is a major one), is the flysheet. While the Classic Studland is made from a breatheable, Weathershield Airflow polycotton, this one is made from a regular, 150 denier, high quality nylon material. While not as robust as the polycotton, the nylon fabric of the Studland AIR is still heavy duty, and will be very resistant against general wear and tear. The difference in fabric also means once it is packed up, the Studland AIR is a huge 9kg less than the Classic version, which obviously mirrors the difference in quality of the materials, but also makes it much more convenient for families where the weight is the issue. There is also the matter of price, and although the official prices haven't been released yet, the Studland AIR is likely to be a considerable amount cheaper, making it much more appealing for families on a slightly smaller budget, but with the need for a large, reliable tent!

Identical to its Classic version bar the flysheet, the Croyde has been improved with new sleeping area vents, making the tents circulation much more effective, and featuring the external inflation points that are available with all the Kampa Air tents this season. The 150D fabric and size of tent make it desirable for any size family, especially those on a slightly smaller budget. A family of 6 will fit comfortably in the Croyde 6, a family of 4 will find it roomy and organised, and for a family of two with some occasional guests, the Croyde is heaven! Again it comes with the storm straps and pump, and gives you the option to add on a footprint and living area carpet, allowing you to make your tent feel more like home. The Croyde's ability to have two separate living areas or one huge one means this tent can be tailored to your needs, whatever the size of your family!

Hayling 6 AIR

Last season, the Hayling 6 with standard poles was unbelievably popular. With extremely robust material, plenty of windows and a large, roomy footprint, it's no wonder Kampa have taken the Hayling and run with it.

The air pole structure gives the tent more stability by bypassing flimsy fibreglass poles and replacing them with strong, canvas material encasing pressurized air. The Hayling has all the standard features, such as the sewn-in groundsheet, 6000mm hydrostatic head, and front, rear and sleeping area vent, minimising condensation. The Hayling 6 also gives you the option to convert the side door into a canopy, and further increases it's flexibility by giving you the option to add on a front vestibule, giving the tent an extra 110cm. With one large, 6 person bedroom at the back of the tent, the Hayling is perfect for a group of friends, and with the ability to zip it in half creating 2, 3 person bedrooms, it is also practical without being cramped - space is a huge feature of this tent!

Brean 4 AIR

The smallest of the AIR range that we will be stocking at Penrose Outdoors, the Brean 4 is perfect for small families, couples, or a small group of friends. If a tent to you is just somewhere you will be sleeping, and space isn't an issue, the Brean 4 is perfect. With the ease of having the air poles, but without paying for a lot of space that you wouldn't necessarily use, the Brean is great for festivals and long weekends away. With the massive 6000mm hydrostatic head and heavy duty flysheet, the Brean will keep you dry and comfortable, and with several air vents, the Brean 4 won't suffer as much as many other tents from condensation. The built in canopy supported by an aluminium pole means that the front door to the tent becomes a wet weather entrance, protecting the front of the tent. This tent is brilliant value for money, at around the £400 mark (prices T.B.C) for a tent that is extremely resistant to the elements and can be put up in a matter of minutes - with only one person if need be. Keep your eye on our website for this one - it will be sure to sell out quickly!!

Penrose Outdoors will also be stocking the Croyde 8, Croyde 6, Watergate 8 and Hayling 6 as normal tents (a.k.a without the air pole technology, just normal fibreglass poles), and they will all be available on our website as soon as we have them in, however they all have very similar features to their air frame counterparts.

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