Discover Ultra Comfortable Camping With The Outwell Centuple Double Camp Bed
Fed up of deflating air mattresses, rock hard SIMs or uncomfortable and rickety camp beds? Welcome the awesome new Outwell Centuple sleep system into your camping life, and you’ll never spend another uncomfortable night under canvas again. Read on to find out how we got on with the Outwell Centuple.
Left: Padded top cover for the Centuple Middle: Double foldaway camp bed Right: Cardinal double sleeping bag
What is it?
Outwell Centuple Foldaway Double Camp Bed
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- Bed – 300Dx300D 100% polyester / Cover – top: 100% cotton weaved, bottom: 100% polyester non woven / Skirt – 100% cotton
- Steel frame
- Dimensons 134 x 194 x 48 cm (WxLxH)
- Foam 16 kg/m3 PU foam / Filling 60% Tencel® / 40% polyester microfibre 200 g/m2
- 70 x 30 cm + 20 x 27 x 97 cm pack size
- 16.1 kg weight
What we thought
The new Outwell Centuple sleep system uses the sturdy Outwell Posadas camp bed as it’s base. On top of that there’s a cover with half an inch or so of foam padding on top and underneath each corner there’s an elastic strap which allows you to secure the top cover to the frame of the camp bed.
Folding out the camp bed is a very fast process, taking just a few seconds
The Outwell Centuple camp bed all set up with the padded cover in place
I’ve always used either a single folding aluminium camp bed or an inflatable air mattress to sleep on in the past, but found after my snowboarding accident that a camp bed on it’s own didn’t provide me with anywhere near enough padding to sleep comfortably, so I stopped using one and changed to an air mattress.
The downside of air mattresses I’ve found is that the double height ones at least, are seriously cold to sleep on and they all lose air overnight, a problem that only gets worse over time, so I end up having to replace them every few months. Although they don’t leave me stiff and aching in the morning they’re still far from ideal.
Thanks to the addition of the padded top cover, I found the Centuple to be extremely comfortable – that extra padding makes a real difference. I prefer side sleeping, so on our most recent Easter camping trip we added the Outwell Dreamboat SIM on top (which is utterly brilliant and I’ll be reviewing it separately soon). The additional SIM was easily secured in place under the padded cover of the Centuple, which made for an even more luxurious and ultra comfortable sleep.
One of the features that tends to set Outwell products aside is not only their quality, but how well engineered they are. My old camp bed needed to be folded out, the canvas base pulled taut to either end, and then two end bars slotted into place; often an awkward manoeuvre. In comparison the Centuple, despite it’s size was extremely fast and easy to put up. When removed from the carry bag it simply concertinas out in one piece, et voila, the bed is up and you need do nothing else except secure the padded top cover in place.
It’s worth mentioning that the padded top cover is pretty big, and it doesn’t compress down much, though there are two compression straps included in the bag with it. The 12 Tog King size duvet we used to take camping with us takes up around the same amount of space as the padded top cover.
Why you should consider the Centuple
- Excellent quality
- Nice and stable to sit and lie on
- Very fast to put up and take down
- Much warmer to sleep on than an air mattress
- Comfortable enough for side sleepers
- Makes a great guest bed
There is a ridge in the middle, but not quite as pronounced as it looks in this photo
At an RRP of £199 this is not a small purchase by any means, and one I’m sure that for most will require careful consideration. Putting it into perspective, the amount of money I have spent on camp beds and various different air mattresses in the last 5 years just for myself however, easily exceeds the purchase cost of the Centuple.
If you are trying to justify this bed, then thanks to it’s quality, I think the ‘buy once, buy well’ ethos should factor into your decision making. Without a long term test I can’t tell you it will last for the rest of your camping life, but quality wise, I am certain it will provide many years of service.
I know we’ll certainly get a lot of use out of ours and I have no hesitation in highly recommending the Outwell Centuple. It’s also really nice to finally be sleeping together again instead of on separate single beds for once!
Prices correct at time of writing 19/04/2017
Thank you to Outwell for providing the Centuple Double Bed for us to review.