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Outdoor Connection

Brampton Family Dome Tent

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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.

  • 2000mm+ water head 100D polyester fly.
  • UV-PROTEK treated fly for high UV resistance
  • Fire retardant treatment
  • Durable polyethylene floor
  • 2.1m internal head height
  • Includes four adjustable awning poles
  • Internal organiser pockets and lantern hooks
  • Includes combination lock and zip hooks for security
  • Four entrances
  • Three electrical cord inlets
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 year warranty
  • Optional side walls available for end awnings
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Sleeping Capacity:
12 Person
Recommended Capacity:
8 Person + Living Space
External Dimensions:
620L x 290W cm
Sleeping Area:
600L x 280W cm
Packed Dimensions:
82L x 54W x 36H cm
Max. Head Height:
210 cm
100D UV-Protek Polyester
Inner Material:
68D Polyester
Floor Material:
150gsm Polyethylene
Frame Material:
12.5mm Fibreglass | Steel
31 Kg
3 Year
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Oct 16 2017

Great Family 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.

Oct 07 2017

Great tent

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 was on time .they rang to make sure everything arrived just great PR . doesn't seem to happen these days . good old fashioned service.

Response from Snowys Oct 09 2017

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

Jul 25 2017

Wonderful family tent

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.

- Manly
May 03 2017

Great buy

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.

- Blackheath, NSW
Mar 24 2017

Great family tent

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!

- Tassie
Mar 24 2017

Brilliant tent

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

- Werribee
Feb 17 2017

Good in all weather

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.

- Geelong
Jan 28 2017

Best Family Tent EVER!!

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.

- Earlwood, NSW
Sep 28 2016

Love it

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.

- Melbourne
Sep 18 2016

Brampton Family Dome Tent Rocks

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.

- Darwin, NT
Response from Snowys Sep 18 2016

What a review! Thanks Shani, Laine :)

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How to make this a ‘dark room’ tent1 answer

Hi, interested in this Tent but also like the Coleman Northstar darkroom 10p tent for the extra light that it blocks can we block out light with the Brampton- with an extra tarp on top? Any recommendations? Thanks.

- Epping (1 week ago)

G'day Van,

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. 

- Snowys(1 week ago)

Ease of putting up?1 answer

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 ;-)

- Sydney(3 weeks ago)

G'day Melissa,

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. 

- Snowys(3 weeks ago)

Recommended size of Oz trail mesh tarp. 2 answers

Which single sheet mesh tarp size will best suit to protect area underneath the tent and area under the awning.

- Perth(4 months ago)

G'day Hari,

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.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

G'day Hari,

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.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

Does this tent have solid external doors?1 answer

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.

- Adelaide(12 months ago)

G'day Emma, 

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. 

- Snowys(12 months ago)

Room Dimensions1 answer

What are the dimensions of each of the 3 rooms?

- Sydney(1 year ago)

G'day Jane, 

The three rooms in the Brampton Tent from Outdoor Connection are 210W x 280L, 180W x 280L, and 210W x 280L cm. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Can you zip the awnings down?1 answer

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?

- Gisborne (1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

How are the rooms divided?1 answer

Can you zip each room closed? I can't see a way to close off a room in the pictures. Thanks

- Brisbane(1 year ago)

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. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Tent comparison?1 answer

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?

- Yarraville Victoria (1 year ago)

G'day Karen,

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Flooring1 answer

Can you please advise what material the floor is?

- Drummoyne (1 year ago)

G'day Sonja,

The floor of the Outdoor Connection Brampton tent is made from 150gsm Polyethylene. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

What are the extras accessories do I need?1 answer

I am trying to work out how to set up the full awning system linking the side to the front of the tent.

- CANBERRA, ACT(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Electrical cord inlets1 answer

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?

- WATERWAYS, VIC(1 year ago)

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

- Snowys(1 year ago)

A little unclear if the windows to the bedrooms Have solid panels as well as mesh. Concerned would be cold in winter gaping if mesh only and can't stop ventilation."?1 answer

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?

- MELBOURNe(1 year ago)

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.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Do th fly sections zip together to make one big awning? 1 answer

In the picture it looks like the awning is one section. Are these single panels or seperate bits that zip together?

- Nambour (1 year ago)
The three panels on the long side zip together Chris, but the extra sidewall which is shown in the image covering the corner only features zips along one side, you can see the gap where a zip does not exist in the image.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

How would this go for winter camping?1 answer

- Maitland(1 year ago)
G'day Hayley - Depends on what winter conditions you're referring to. Snow - not ideal, this sort of tent isn't built for it. Rain - the waterhead rating on this fella is pretty good, so it'll take a fair downpour. Wind - like with most larger family tents it'll rock and roll a bit as it has quite a high centre of gravity and a lot of height to catch those gusts, but if properly pegged and guyed, you won't see it sailing away. Hope that helps. Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Weather resistant? 1 answer

Have you had any reports or experience with the brampton holding up well in windy /stormy conditions?

- PORT MACQUARIE, NSW(1 year ago)
No feedback specifically relating to your query Karl. It's usually the negative feedback that we hear about, and we have very few issues with the Outdoor Connection brand in general. These larger tents from their range are very waterproof, offering 2000 - 3000mm waterhead ratings which is more than adequate for heavy rain. As for wind, none of these large tents are specifically designed for performance in windy weather, but rest assured that when set up in full including all guy ropes and peg points, these will provide reliable protection in bad weather, they will just move wobble and flap around more than a tent that sits lower to the ground.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Light/lantern hooks2 answers

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

- Tasmania(1 year ago)
Hi Dale, I haven't got the Brampton set up to measure at the moment, so will have to get back to you on Monday or Tuesday with the answer to this one. As I'll need some help setting this one up. Stay tuned!
- Snowys(1 year ago)
Hey Dale, Nat asked if I could follow this up for you. As Nat mentioned we don't have a Brampton set up to confirm measurements for you sorry, and we are a little limited on space to be able to set one up (not to mention some current renovations). We do however have a Bedarra set up, and we can pretty safely assume the for the most part the same design is applied to both tents. I know for sure that there are no external lantern hooks in the side awnings, and on the Bedarra the internal lantern hooks are about 85 cm apart (2 in each room). I hope this is enough information for you, let me know if you need any further clarification.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

light blocking1 answer

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?

- WERRIBEE, VIC(1 year ago)
Hi Brett, good question. The Coleman Gold series, being a predominately darker fabric, will do a slightly better job at keeping some of the light out, but it will be fairly light in both tents during the day. The polyester is quite good quality but is a reasonably thin material. A canvas tent would be somewhat better at blocking out the light as it’s a thicker material. I hope this helps, please feel free to give us a call on 1300 914 007 if you need.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Could you please advise with the internal doors to the bedrooms are they mesh?1 answer

- GREENSBOROUGH, VIC(2 years ago)
Hi Kylie, the internal doors on the Brampton are what I refer to as 'double doors', they have mesh and solid panels giving you the option of both ventilation or privacy.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

so if it rains, to keep the tent dry, and water pooling on top of awning, you need to quickly pull the awning down?1 answer

- melb(2 years ago)
Not necessarily James. The end awning in particular facilitates three poles which helps the water run off by creating a peak. the flat awnings on the side may need to be monitored in heavy rain though, or at least angled downwards to allow water run off. In particularly heavy rain however, you would be best shutting the awnings all together.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

What the dimensions with awnings up?1 answer

What are the dimensions of the Brampton tent with the side and end awnings up as per the photo?

- AVALON BEACH, NSW(2 years ago)
Hi Andrew, I don't have this information at hand sorry. I'll have to make a best guess based on the height of the doors being about 1.7m, and taking into account the slope of the walls which is minimal on the sides, and significant at the ends. Based on this, add about 1 metre to each end, and 1.5 metres to each side, making the external dimensions with the awnings up roughly 5.8 metres in width, and 8 metres in length. I hope this is enough information for you.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

What are the loops (green) attached to the floor for?1 answer

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?

- MCCRAE, VIC(2 years ago)
They are the 'Door Locks' Renee. There should be a plastic clip on the end of them that can be clipped to the zippers pulls making it hard to open the doors from the outside. Most Outdoor Connection tents now come with a combination padlock also so you can lock the zipper pulls together.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Comparison with Coleman tent1 answer

For a family of 4, camping 4 or 5 times a year, would you recommend the Brampton tent over a Coleman Chalet 9?

- NORTH SYDNEY, NSW(2 years ago)
Hi David, I couldn't recommend one over the other here. They are both great tents, well made with good warranties. The Brampton has the benefit of awnings all round which makes it versatile in a wide range of climates, the fabrics also feel heavier duty than the Coleman, but this comes at a higher price. We sell tons of the Coleman Chalet 9 dome tents, they come at a fantastic price and customers are very happy with their purchase. Personally, I like the Outdoor Connection Brampton for its versatility.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

What is the weight of this tent and the dimensions when packed up?1 answer

- Brisbane(2 years ago)
Hi Tim, this tent comes in two packages when delivered, one with the tent, the other with poles. Combined the weight is about 31kg, the main tent measures 82L x 37W x 36H and the poles are 79L x 17W x 16H cm.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Awning poles1 answer

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

- Brisbane(2 years ago)
Hi Ella, any pole with a spigot (the point that fits through the eyelet) at one end will be suitable. We have some on our website under Tents & Shelters/Poles, Pegs & Ropes/Poles. Steel poles are cheaper, tough but quite heavy. Alloy poles are lightweight but often cost more.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Interior Set-up1 answer

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.

- Ryde(2 years ago)
There are two internal zippered dividers Jen, these create three rooms inside the tent. Our customers generally use each end as sleeping quarters with the middle space being a living or storage area.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

Windows & awnings?1 answer

Are all the awnings actually the 'windows'? Are there interal window coverings too that can be zipped up from the inside for privacy?

- Mackay(3 years ago)
Hi Kathleen, internally accessible covers or 'privacy screens' feature on the doors and windows of the bedrooms. This offers privacy when the awnings are extended, or provides extra warmth in cooler months.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

does this tent come with the awnings or do you have to buy those separately1 answer

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

- Melbourne(3 years ago)
Hi Nicky, it is the waterproof coverings over the doors of the Brampton fly sheet that extend out as awnings and there are four steel poles included for this. The picture on our website shows an optional sidewall attached to the LHS of the end awning, and extended to create a verandah around the tent, these are available separately. Regarding a ground sheet, we have an Oztrail Ultramesh 3.6m x 6m tarp that would cover under the tent, or you could use a combination of smaller tarps to extend under the awnings also, if you search Ultramesh in the search bar of our website you can view our range and pricing.
- Snowys(3 years ago)
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