Outwell Bear Lake 6 - Leakage problems

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“Outwell Bear Lake 6 - Leakage problems”

Written on: 24/06/2011

We bought our Outwell Bear Lake 6 a couple of years ago and have had water leaking in through the side windows in the main living compartment on both occasions the tent has been used. The problem is significant enough to warrant us having to move our belongings away from the sides of the compartment to avoid them getting sodden. Making for rather a stressful camping experience.

We really liked the design of the tent although the awning should reach the ground to avoid water pool infront of the tent when it rains. But we were surprise that a tent of this quality and price leaks! Obviously a design flaw.

We are hoping to get a refund!

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Written on: 11/01/2012

We purchased a Trout Lake in 2008.only used 6 times for a total of 14 days. Woke up to rain one morning and water poured in through every seam on the top of the tent and the side window creating pools of water all over the ground.Soaking through the Outwell plastic backed carpet.Although we took over 20 photos showing the extent of the leaks because it is out of warrantly Outwell have now sent it back to us with a goodwill waterproof spray. It cost £400 and has only been out of the bag for 2 weeks. Looking on forums/you tube lots of people are purchasing expensive tents only to have everything they own drenched on the first day of rain.Outwell and the retailer informed us that we should have put the tent up before we used it and hosed it down at least 5 times letting it dry between hose downs. This information was only given to us after we complained that it leaked. At no time during purchasing the tent is this advertised or told to you. How many tents would Outwell sell if they informed you it was not watertight and that you would have to do this yourself. We own 2 Outwell tents and nearly all our camping equipment is made by them but after our time consuming attempt to prove that our tent is faulty we will never spend our money with them again.

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