The Outwell Hilo Reef is new to the Outwell Sun Range of tents this season. The Hilo Reef is loosely based on Outwell's Monterey 5 tent with that distinctive front porch canopy, but of course features the signature Topaz Polycotton flysheet. The Hilo Reef sleeps five people in a 3+2 sleeping configuration. The Universal inner tent allows you to open the inner to a full 5-berth, use as a 3+2 or completely remove the 2-berth section to allow for greater living/storage space. The living area measures a very comfortable 2.8m x 3.7m so there's plenty of room for your camp furniture. The four side windows and two front panel windows allow in plenty of natural sunlight but the toggle up privacy covers also allows you to moderate how much you want to let in.
There is a side doorway with drop-down panel cover. The front entrance is a large panel that can be completely closed, half opened or completely removed (zipped out) in exceptionally warm conditions. The front panel also features two large windows with privacy covers. The living space has a double coated, heavy duty zipped in PE groundsheet which can be completely removed for cleaning when necessary. While polycotton tents are famous for their exceptional 'breathability' making the tent stay cool even in hot weather, additional mesh vents are situated over each of the main windows to provide additional air circulation.
The Sun Collection of tents is made with Outwell's own Outtex Airtech Polycotton fabric which has a water repellent coating on the outside which allows water droplets to form and run off the tent. Then, as the rain gets heavier the fabric closes up and seals itself to become totally waterproof. Airtech also has a strong resistance to UV decay and, if carefully looked after, will last for many years.
The other features of the HiloReef include; 22mm steel upright poles; 11/13.5mm Duratec fibreglass roof poles; 2 steel porch poles; carrier bags for canvas and poles; Outwell doormat; internal organiser pockets; flexible internal partition wall; mesh pockets in the inner tent; adjustable reinforced pegging point; pre-attached luminous guys; Outwell Heavy Duty Zip System; lamp holder with cable tidies; highly breathable polycotton inner tent.