THE tent with Max Space, Max Cover and they say Max Value
It’s a ‘First-World problem’ I know, but I’ve been contemplating the build of a new camper trailer for my more rugged trips. A very simple trailer to carry fuel, water, swags, recovery gear, food and a cooking galley. All taking the load off the car.
I was looking a swags versus rooftop tents – and the pros and cons of each.
Then the email came across my desk from Tentworld that Oztent had released its new SV-5 Max Tent.
I checked it out with keen interest and a discerning eye.
What caught my attention was how big it can grow with the base module (the sleeping area) being 3m (front) x 2.5m (deep) with 2.6m along the back wall – yes, it tapers back. They say that this is their biggest tent yet.
Then, the front attached awning has a ridge with two spreader bars and poles to give you that water runoff that’s so important when tenting. This awning comes out a further 2.5m and widens to 3.5m.
Speaking of water, there’s a light weight fly that can go over the sleeping area.
But wait, there’s more… There’s a tarp extension that brings the whole setup out a further 2.5m with a 5m wide frontage. That’s a lot of shade and cover.
You’ll probably need to check out the links to their videos to get a better idea of the setup.
So, while the tarp tension may add setup time and ‘sailcloth’ in the wind, it’s a zip-in extra that you can leave off (or at home) for a quick overnight stop.
For me, this is something that I’ll be considering closely when looking at accommodation options to augment my new trailer.
Plus, there’s the meshed sky roof for those hot nights or just for a bit of stargazing while you’re nodding off.
And, with a head height of 1.9m, there’s room for people like me to stand up.
Something to consider.