Updated 16 Dec 2016

Outdoor Connection

Escape 4 Plus

Snapshot: TheOutdoor Connection n has in-built poles and weighs 13.4kg. Will it let you carry on camping?

Escape 4 Plus
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$400

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Test results

Overall score
67
Usability
?/10
Ease of assembly
?/10
Rain resistance
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Excellent resistance to rain.
  • Reasonably quick to put up (20 minutes) and take down (14 minutes).
  • Instructions sewn into the bag.
  • Partial mesh walls make it suitable for warm-weather camping.
  • Front door can be turned into an awning (poles supplied).

But

  • No floor in front vestibule.
  • Partial mesh walls make it less suitable for cold-weather camping.

How we test

Overall score is calculated from:

  • Usability (70%) – assessing the size and configuration of sleeping and living spaces, vestibules and storage, door configuration and access, windows and venting options.
  • Ease of assembly (30%) – assessing the time it takes to put the tent up and take it down again, the weight and ease of carrying the packed tent, pitching instructions, and quality of poles, pegs and guy points.

We also put the tents through a rain test, either natural or created with hoses. We look for water entering into storage, living and sleeping areas. This score is not used in the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$400
Capacity (claimed)
4

Specifications

Sleeping area L x W x H (m)
2.4 x 2.4 x 1.7
Door H x W (m)
-
Vestibule L x W x H (m)
1.1 x 2.4 x 1.4
Weight (kg)
9.9

Features

Doors
2
Windows
2
Internal pockets
-
Hanging hooks/rings
-

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Notes
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Availability
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