A 3 room tent suitable for campsite parties, the Outdoor Connection Brampton offers sleeping space for 12, superior ventilation and numerous shade options, and is still easy to erect.
The ‘Hornet Pole System’ maximises internal space, while two central zippered divider doors with mesh and solid panels create private sleeping areas adequately ventilated by large windows with ‘Zip-Up’ privacy screens.
Mesh and solid panels feature in the four internal doors, while external doors in the fly, along with flaps over the side windows can all be pegged out as awnings to let the breeze in, and keep the sun out.
Outdoor Connection have not stopped here with practical features, extras such as internal organiser pockets, three power cord access points, door locks and integrated zippered guy rope pockets to make the Brampton the ultimate family dome tent.
We purchased this prior to the Oct long weekend for a family camping trip. Service and delivery form Snowy's was sensational and the tent arrived very quickly. The tent has all the features we could ask for, it's very versatile with the awnings, easy to set up and take down and has a fantastic amount of space (family of 4) and height (i'm 6'4"). Love it! Can't wait to take it out again.
well, this tent sure proved itself. i took my 2 grandkids 11 ad 8 to the south coast. we hit the worst weather winds were Gale force . then through the night it poured . i really believe any other tent would have been shredded it was rocking and rollin for days . a real test.I would highly recommend this tent, and snowy's ...delivery was on time .they rang to make sure everything arrived just great PR . doesn't seem to happen these days . good old fashioned service.
This is a great review thanks, Drina. The Outdoor Connection tents certainly have a durable feel to them, and in your case this durability has proved itself in the field. Hope you stayed warm and still had fun on your trip. ~ Ben
This is a great family tent for a family of 5. We used it for two family holidays so far (Tasmania around Easter and Queensland for Winter holidays) and loved every night in it! It is really easy to erect (in the end we did it at night in 20 minutes), has LOTS of space, great ventilation and it is so wonderful to be able to sand upright everywhere. Everyone loved it.
Very sturdy, solid tent. Did a practice run and we were impressed with the quality of the lined fly. Took us about an hour to do a full proper setup between two people. Pretty basic tent. Surprised how big the tent was. Roomy indeed. You definately need a lot of boot space in your car to get this tent in. Do remember it. It's huge. Second time i set up the shock chords went on my two of my poles. That was a bummer but i just continued without them. Is not the greatest coolest design inside for a tent. But for the price is still good.
Have had our Brampton since mid 2016 and used it three times over the Spring to Autumn period in Tassie. First up trip was on a horrible November LW weatherwise, copped rain, hail and severe winds but the Brampton stood up to the task, no leaks or fly-inner damage. Ended up with two cracked poles thanks to a massive wind blow over of the inner on setup-OC kindly sent us replacements N/C. Next trip over a week on beautiful Bruny Island, gave us the chance to fully utilise the side and end awnings. Coupled with 2 side awnings and extra poles and mesh flooring it was spacious, again no issue with holding up in any weather. Next trip march 17 LW on NW coast of Tassie, mixed weather/wind conditions (it is Autumn) and the Brampton did its job again. Easy to erect and pack down. My advice if you buy this tent, buy suitable tarp just smaller than footprint of tent and place under tent before erecting-added insurance against damaging the floor. Buy extra poles and at least 2 weekender side awnings which will allow maximum use of one side and one end of the tent and compliment this with a couple of mesh floor tarps (side and end) to minimise rubbish being dragged into the tent. Have since modified an OC hiker fly to act as an awning end allowing further weather protection. Best set up with length of tent running in direction of prevailing wind and the addition of tracer springs to guy ropes takes a lot of the stress off the tent in windy conditions. Cant rate this tent highly enough!
We used this tent for the first time 2 weeks ago in Halls gap . We were 7 person and this tent accomodated us pretty well . We experienced rain and wind and we were amazed how professionally this tent is designed .all of us loved this tent .
Easy to set up .
Snowy team was fantastic in their delivery and after sale support .
I keep shopping from Snowy for sure
Been camping twice in this . Once in the rain and cold and once in the heat and windy. We all stayed completely dry despite rain all night one night, put the front awning down at night. In the wind and heat we still managed to keep the front awning up, just lowered the poles and tightened the guy ropes. At first we used the online video to know how to set up and pack up, but soon found it quick and easy for a big tent. In the heat we had great air flow being able to open all the tent sides. Contrary to the picture here this tent only comes with 4 adjustable poles for the awning not 8. It would be good to have more. More than happy with choosing this tent and buying online from Snowys.
We've recently returned from a week's camping up the mid north coast of NSW and have LOVED this tent. We've been through a number of tents over our 17 years of camping as we went from a couple to a family of 2 adults + 2 kids and this has by far been our best tent to date. It was easy to put up, the headroom is amazing and we couldn't get over how breezy and spacious it was considering we had "down-sized" from a 4 bedroom tent. The bags to pack up the tent & poles are best in class. Made such a difference compared to previous experiences where we have had to roll up the tent 6 different times to get it back into the bag. We couldn't recommend this tent more highly to anyone who is looking to buy it. You won't be sorry.
We have had arched family dome tents for years. This has so much more space with the more vertical walls. Super flexible in that you can unzip floor to ceiling flawier mesh and fold out multiple awning panels. Have had a great experience in the rain with plenty of room inside and space under the awning fro all to sit - looking forward to a hot summer and opening up to be almost all flawier with cross breezes. Only negative I can find is slightly lightweight floor material than our last tent and hence not as robust. All the other benefits more than outweigh this. Highly recommend.
2 adults and 6 kids in the family. Previously we had managed camping trips with three 3-man dome tents. These were a bit worse for wear after years of use, so had to decide whether to upgrade to four new 3-man dome tents (kids had all grown!) or go for something like the Brampton. Bit the bullet with the Brampton and it lived up to all expectations. Awesome fly saw us through some very dodgy weather, plenty of sleeping room for the 8 of us. No complaints about this tent.
What a review! Thanks Shani, Laine :)
Hi, interested in this Tent but also like the Coleman Northstar darkroom 10p tent for the extra light that it blocks out.....how can we block out light with the Brampton- with an extra tarp on top? Any recommendations? Thanks.
It would be nigh on impossible to get the Outdoor Connection Brampton Family Dome Tent to be as dark as the Northstar inside but you will definitely help make it a little darker by placing a tarp over the top as you suggested.
Hi, I assume you would need two people to put up the tent but my query is do those two people have to be tall - given the height of the tent?? I am keen to purchase but a little apprehensive as I am on the shorter side ;-)
Unfortunately, being short does have its challenges! With two people, you should have too many issues at all with setting up your Outdoor Connection Brampton Family Dome Tent. A third person would make it quite easy. If you've got any doubts, we do have a setup video just under the photos on this page, that might help you make up your mind.
Which single sheet mesh tarp size will best suit to protect area underneath the tent and area under the awning.
The biggest Oztrail Ultramesh Tarp available is 3.65 x 6.1 m which, while it won't be a perfect fit, will fit underneath the base of the Outdoor Connection Brampton to provide sufficient protection. You can either choose to extend the excess width out into the awning or fold it under to avoid pegging through it.
You can then look to purchase an additional few smaller Ultramesh Tarps to cover underneath your awning area.
The Oztrail Ultrmesh tarps are available here.
The Outdoor Connection Brampton awning will extend roughly an additional 2m out from the tent.
For all the tips on selecting your groundsheet(s), I've recently written a blog which you can read here to assist you.
Just wondering if this tent has solid external doors and not just mesh. I want to be able to have privacy in the tent without having to put down all the awnings on the fly overnight. Thanks.
The Outdoor Connection Brampton Family Dome Tent has both solid and mesh panels on all of the doors, so you will be able to zip them all up for privacy overnight.
What are the dimensions of each of the 3 rooms?
The three rooms in the Brampton Tent from Outdoor Connection are 210W x 280L, 180W x 280L, and 210W x 280L cm.
I am not keen on setting up the awnings as we have a large shelter. Can you zip them down? Also can you roll them up to expose the windows?
Hi Cam, the fabric flaps that form the awnings are actually the flysheet extended as awnings. The image on our website also shows an optional side wall attached and extended from the end awning (it encloses the corner closest to you as you look at the image). With this side wall removed all other flaps can be zipped shut to enclose the tent, or rolled up rather than extended as an awning so the mesh doors/windows are exposed.
I hope this answers your question, let meknow if you need any further clarification.
Can you zip each room closed? I can't see a way to close off a room in the pictures. Thanks
Hi John! There are internal zippered doors, both mesh and solid, so you can either zip up just the fly screen or the solid panel to create some privacy for each room.
I can't decided between this tent and the Coleman dark room one, is there one that you would recommend over the other? Have you seen many issues with the easy up tents?
When considering buying a tent you need factor the style of camping, space, and your level of experience – so it really comes down to personal preference.
We generally get really positive feedback on the entire Outdoor Connection range, as they make high quality products that represent good value for money. If have a gander at the reviews on the Instant Up tents, most users say that they found the tent well made and easy to use so it's difficult to put on over the other. As long as you set either of these tents up properly then you shouldn’t have any issues.
If you want a lot of space, shade options, and you don’t mind spending a little longer setting up as you go on longer trips then the Brampton would suit best. If you want something you can set up easily for a weekend trip, you don’t mind a little less space, and you find the sun-blocking fly appealing- then the Dark Room would be the best option.
Can you please advise what material the floor is?
The floor of the Outdoor Connection Brampton tent is made from 150gsm Polyethylene.
I am trying to work out how to set up the full awning system linking the side to the front of the tent.
Hi Monique, this tent comes with everything you need to get going, but if you want the full awning there are a few extra things you'll need. To link the front and side awnings, you'll need to purchase the Outdoor Connection Awning Side Wall (snowys code 42243). You'll also need a couple of extra awning poles and some guy ropes. We don't have any guy ropes on our website but give us a call if you'd like to add some to your order - 1300 914 007. The tent comes with four awning poles, but you may want more, depending on how many of the awnings you want up at one time. According to my calculations if you had all awnings up, including the side walls, you could use up to 18 awning poles. Most people won't have that many, but will have the awnings up on one side of the tent and change it during the day as the sun moves. The awning poles are also available on our website - snowys code 44009. I hope this helps, feel free to give us a call if you would like to talk further.
The description states 3 electrical cord inlets. Can you pls tell me where these are and are there zips or holes for cords to go through the internal dividers also?
Hi Natalie, We don't currently have the Brampton set up because it takes up a lot of room so I can't be completely sure where the power cord access points are. There is definitely one just below and to the left of the middle door so I would assume there is one going in to each of the three rooms from the outside. I'm also unsure as to whether there are power cord access points on the internal dividers. Hopefully some of that is helpful
We don't camp in snow but every now and then in winter cold weather. Wondering if too ventilated and would be better with coleman9. Also which is quicker to set up this coleman?
Hi Brendon, The Brampton is a great winter option as there are internally accessible covers on the doors and windows to provide privacy and provide extra warmth by reducing that ventilation in winter.
In the picture it looks like the awning is one section. Are these single panels or seperate bits that zip together?
Have you had any reports or experience with the brampton holding up well in windy /stormy conditions?
Hi, can you tell me how far the light/lantern hooks are apart (in cm) in each room? Also are there any light/lantern hooks in the centre side awning when up? Cheers
As a family it is important that the tent says relatively dark to allow for the kids to sleep longer/settle better. how does the brampton fair with this in comparison to the coleman instant 10 man?
What are the dimensions of the Brampton tent with the side and end awnings up as per the photo?
We've had our Brampton for a few years now & used it in all types of weather & LOVE IT! We have 3small children. We occupy all three rooms for sleeping. I've noticed a few times on packing up the loops on the internal zipper frame? Can you advise what they are for?
For a family of 4, camping 4 or 5 times a year, would you recommend the Brampton tent over a Coleman Chalet 9?
In the picture there loos to be 5 extra awning poles being used in addition to the 4 provided. Where can you get additional poles from or which ones do you stock that would be appropriate? Thanks
Does this tent have closures between the rooms. Not clear in pics but it doesn't look like you can actually section off the rooms from each other, purely for sleeping privacy.
Are all the awnings actually the 'windows'? Are there interal window coverings too that can be zipped up from the inside for privacy?
also, can you please advise what the best tarp/flooring option is to put under the tent that would reach out as far as the awning? costs to please. many thanks
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