The Outwell Hartford's are now just about the only large-scale dome tents remaining on the market and so continue to retain their popularity. These tent have been updated by Outwell for the 2012 season with the introduction of the Panoramic Front - a series of top-to-bottom windows that will give you fantastic views out and provide the tent with maximum daylight. All of the Panoramic Front windows have toggle up curtains and so you can control the amount of light and/or privacy that you require.
The Outwell Hartford XL sleeps up to 8 people in a 3+2+3 formation in 3 separate bedroom pods, each of which now enjoys full head height. All of the bedrooms can be removed if not in use and behind the rear 2-berth bedroom is an optional full-height doorway that can be utilised to give you more entance options. The bedrooms all lead out into the main, open living space which features a sewn-in groundsheet and provides plenty of space for tables, chairs and storage units. There is then a large zipped partion doorway through to the the Panoramic Front Porch which features a detachable bathtub groundsheet, the large Panoramic windows (that were mentioned earlier) and a large roll-up/prop-out front panel doorway.
The Duratec fibreglass poled frame of the tent is external which means that the tent is pitched flysheet first and the cross-over pole design makes the tent very stable whilst remaining easy and quick to erect. Other features of the tent include, breathable polyester inners with stowaway O-shaped mesh door, mesh pockets in the inners, Duratec fibreglass poles of 8.5, 11.0 and 12.7mm diameter, mud valance for the front porch, double-coated polyethylene groundsheets throughout (10,000mm HH), Outtex 4000 flysheet (100% 75D polyester with 4000mm hydrostatic head protection) double stitched with taped seams, nylon carry bags for canvas and poles, O-shaped stowaway inner tent doors, No-See-Um mesh vents, adjustable pegging points, light holder with light cable ties, internal pockets for storage, Outwell doormat, skylight windows, pre-attached luminous guylines with retainers, adjusting pegging points, Outwell Heavy Duty Zips, cable entry point, Outwell easy Pitch System (colour coded pegs for perfect pitching), Outwell Wind Stabiliser System (tabs connecting flysheet, pole and guyline to form a more stable tent structure).