Great family tent
This tent has been out on at least 5 trips away to both beach and bush. Hubby and I in one end on a double high queen and our two young kids in the other, middle section used for a dry 'play space' for the kids. So much room! We have experienced very wet conditions and the tent didn't leak at all. We were high and dry. I've also had a smaller tree branch fall onto the tent and the material (like one reviewer has said) didn't rip as it is such a thick good quality material.
Set up is possible to do by yourself, the only issue is getting the fly
Purchased in at Outdoor Connection for $749.
Best Family Tent on the Market
A very well stitched tent. Stands up to strong winds. Over a three day rainfall this tent did not leak. Easy to put up and very generous room inside. Very pleased with this family tent. Easy to fold and pack away. Approximately 30 mins to erect and 50 mins to break down and fold away. Need two people to pull the fly over as the tent stands at 2 metres high.
Purchased in at Tentworld.
I almost don't have to add anything to this review that hasn't been said. Its a great tent, easy to setup and will take bad weather without a problem. Highly recommended.
Purchased in at campco for $500.
You wont find better after care service anywhere in Oz!!!
After reading the reveiws we were set on the Brampton we had a tight budget and managed to buy one second hand apparently only used twice. Myself and my partner put it up in under 20 mins and it was a breeze and we were very impressed with the size and quality of the tent. However I soon discovered a white staining on some of the material and the zippers had corroded due to salt exposure some were crumbling in my fingers. The person had not washed it down properly and it was ruined. The guys at Outdoor connection sent me brand new zip sliders f... Read moreree of charge. When I went to get them replaced the cost was more than the tent and my first camping trip was looking glum. I explained my situation to Sandy the general manager and he made sure I got a new tent heavily discounted in time for my trip. Great customer service and will go out of their way to ensure your a happy camper
Purchased in at Bedshed WA, Rockingham for $560.
Professional service. Very good product
Great professionals, staff super friendly to top it off! The products are very good quality and also was offered to change items once we got wrongly the first one. Very satisfied
The best tent and after sales service.
I camp for at least two weeks every summer holiday and this is the best tent I have ever had. It is incredibly practical and comfortable to camp in for any length of time. It has excellent air circulation because every panel has a window that can be fully opened and pitched so that the panel becomes shade which shields the tent from direct sun. So, it is very cool because there is always a breeze that flows through the tent, especially when camping near the beach. It is also very sturdy and can withstand the worst storm, hail or high wind spe... Read moreeds, and I've been through just about every kind of weather possible. Once the outside skin is pegged down, nothing can blow it over. Many times I've seen other tents around me collapse or blow away but this tent has come through every time with no leaks or tears. And the after sales service is wonderful. The staff will go out of their way to help and will always get back to you if you ring them with a question. They are extremely courteous and one staff member in particular, Peta, has been fantastic. I can't praise her enough. I've had my tent for 6 years now and with two small children, it gives them the space for me to spread out and for them to play on rainy days. I am on my own and yet it is easy to erect and I can put it up with only the help of my two littlies. The tent is light for its size and the fabric and zippers cope very well with the riggers of camping with children. I am extremely happy with this tent.
Best and most versatile family tent
We bought our Brampton in mid 2016 and first used it over a long weekend in November in NW Tas. Got hammered by wind, rain and hail. Other tents got trashed but the three OC Weekenders (Brampton/Bedarra & Heron) all came through intact. No leaks and only a couple of split hornet pole sections. OC supplied us with new replacements free of charge. Since then have used over week period in Bruny island. Easy to set up and versatile in its lay out with end/side awnings and optional awning side walls. Too many features to mention, its just a great tent! Big thanks to OC for their youtube info, FB page and backup service.
Perfect family tent- does everything and more
Bought the Brampton tent after approx 18 months researching the best and most suitable tent for a family of 4. We wanted a tent that is sturdy and definitely wouldn't leak. Bought this tent from Adventure Packed, Majura Park, Canberra. Took the tent away for 4 night over New Year. First night the camp site was smashed (literally) by a freak storm. Minor damage to the inside fly ties (ties to Hornet pole system) and the elasticated string inside one half of poles snapped - the poles did not snap and did their job. The tent did not leak a drop of... Read more water. The 'Black Wolf' tent next to our pitch was flattened. Awning poles tarnished which was disappointing having only used them for 4 days. Took fly sheet and awning poles back to Adventure Packed. Aaron was extremely helpful and contacted Outdoor Connection who were also extremely helpful. A new fly sheet was given to me along with brand new replacement (same brand) awning poles. Used the tent again last weekend and was a delight. Plenty of ventilation and the head height is great. If you only buy one tent, buy this one! Heading away this Thursday for Australia Day long weekend and can't wait to pitch this Brampton. Simple to erect for such a large tent. Watch the video on how to set up and break down which makes more sense than the instructions.
Great family tent
We've used our tent 3 times now and absolutely love it ( all 3 times in the rain with no leaks
Great family Tent
We bought this recently as our first family tent. I watched the video on how to put it up and it was so easy and quick. We were at a big school camping event and everyone was coming by to check out our tent. It is so versatile and well built. I can't recommend any higher
Love this tent!
I do adore this tent. We were in terrible wind for a week and this tent was a rock. Easy to put up once you have mastered it. Did look on youtube to get hints and this made a huge difference. I would buy this tent again and I have five different tents and this is our go to tent when all the family are together as it is huge.
Best tent we've had (and we've had a lot)
This is just an amazing brand. We've been in the worst of rain with the tent sitting basically in the middle of the river, and stayed bone try. Heaps of ventilation for the summer months too. Easy to set up.
Amazing tent ! Amazing service
We bought this 18 months ago , camp with 4 kids . We go for 3-7 day trips . Tent is super quick to put up takes 20 mins max .
We have edured heavy rain and still dry inside . Temperature is nice due to the ventilation. With the fly being nice and big you can leave the doors open on the screen only. we have camp beds and the floor is not showing any wear.
We got a faulty fly when we purchased it- the stitching was holding closed another part , outdoor connection sent a new one ASAP , no cost .
We get lots of campers commenting on the size and design . Just wish I could afford the extra shade parts with 4 kids that would make a great space.
Will buy outdoor connection again
Handsome Looking Tent
Its easy to setup once you've done it for 3-5 times. Its big and spacious. The quality of the material is also good. The extra shade outside is simply an excellent addition to the tent. Great investment.
easy to put up and lots of room
Love this tent. Lightweight and easy to put up; a really good quality tent. 3 rooms that you can easily stand up it, so lots of space for our large family. Lots of good details like zipped pockets for the fly ropes and places to hang things from and pockets to put your phone, torch or keys etc. Withstands strong winds and heavy rain too! As an experienced camper I would definitely recommend this tent to other tent buyers.
Questions & Answers
We went camping in cold and wet conditions and found our Brampton tent leaked through the roof and down the windows onto the floor inside the tent. Any ideas way, it was only the second time using it.
Hi Chelsea, there are a couple of things that may have contributed to this. Most likely this is condensation. How many people were sleeping in the tent, was there any ventilation throughout the tent, or was the fly touching the inner tent. I'd like to try to understand why this happened and provide a remedy. How can I make contact with you? Kind Regards, Peta
There were 4 in the tent and all the windows and doors were shut as it was raining.Send response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi. Just wondering if anyone use this tent during winter camping and is it ok for cold nights? Always tent camping but first time at winter. Thanks
I've slept in the "weekender" version of this tent in Stanthorpe QLD at about 2C and I was fine. Are you in QLD? The Brampton would be fine in winter. I've just been to Tasmania and they said there are no such thing as "winter" tents because they all require a certain amount of ventilation to prevent condensation. It's only when you go camping above the snow line that you would need a real 'alpine tent'. This tent is very well ventilated so you wouldn't have such an issue with condensation on the inside of your tent. The trick to sleeping warm in a tent is not sleeping on an airbed. Self inflating mats are the way to go.
Thank you for the information. In Sydney and will look for SIM as we have air mattresses. Cheers
Just rolling out the fly to check pack away if dry 3 weeks after using it experiencing rain during the dismantling process. Have found the fly to be wet and some spaced out black areas that could be mould. Dirty areas are able to be cleaned with soapy water and towelled dry. Intend to hang it on the line to dry. Can we treat the sparse mould(?)with a bleach solution?
Hi Nev. Not sure about the mould/treating, I'm just a customer who left a review. I've packed down in the rain with my tent in the past and the best advice I can give you for the future is to unpack it when you get home an open it out under a sheltered area for a day or two to allow it to dry out completely. I know its a pain in the arse but you will avoid the mould situation that you have. Ant
I'm with the previous poster. Unfortunately I wouldn't know how to treat the mould - there's a few posts in "camping in Queensland" facebook group if you're interested. I packed up in the rain and hung the fly up to dry in the garage - pain in the butt but avoided getting it mouldy. I'm fastidious when it comes to packing tents away dry. will leave it in the living room if I have to for a week. Drives hubby insane but worth it.
Thanks yes checking ourselves on this one as I once had a Coleman centre post canvas/cotton tent and Had to ho in the bin
Peta from Outdoor Connection here.
We do not recommend using harsh abrasives or chemicals on the fly as this can have an adverse reaction with the waterproofing treatment. Instead, you could use vinegar, lemon juice, or pure soap and leave the affected area exposed to sunlight.
You may still see some staining where the mould was, however this should kill off the mould. It is always recommended to make sure the tent is completely clean and dry (including the zippers) before packing away.
Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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- The Outdoor Connection Brampton is a 3-room family tent that can comfortably sleep around 10 people.
- It has a peak height of 210cm, so you can stand up in it and move freely, completely avoiding back-breaking hunching.
- The tent has 4 large doors and 4 large floor-to-eave windows that give you optimal ventilation and air flow, so you’re kept cool on hot summer nights.
- Heat taped seams and the use of special tent sewing threads help ensure maximum waterproofing and durability, while UV-PROTEK treatment helps resist fabric degradation from UV light.
- This tent also has electrical cord access, storage pockets, door locks, and optional side walls that can be used to make an extra large awning in good weather, or pegged down for extra wind or rain protection.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that this tent handled bad weather without a problem, noting that it didn’t leak in very wet conditions and stood up well to strong winds, thanks to its construction quality and how well it was stitched together.
- Reviewers also reported that it was easy to set up and fold and pack away. They did note that it took 2 people to do this, however as this is a family tent there were always an extra set of hands to help.
- The tent offers a great amount of ventilation, particularly for summer camping, according to reviewers.
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