The OZtrail Sportiva Lodge is a well-ventilated, easy to pitch family tent. Ideal for larger groups, this tent houses up to 14 people – no small feat for a lightweight tent of this size! The Sportiva Lodge comprises 2 private bedrooms, a detachable en suite, and a large living area, all within a sturdy steel framework. The No-See-Um mesh paneling provides complete insect protection and ventilation. And while the cool air is welcomed in, the wet weather won’t be, with the Dry Seam system and premium grade waterproof fabric keeping you as safe as, well, a house! As your home away from home, the Sportiva Lodge tent is a pleasure to return to after a day spent exploring the great outdoors.
Weight: approx. 36kg
Floorplan: 490cm(280cm+210cm) x 366cm (183cm+183cm)
Packing: 85 x 30 x 40cm
Silver Coated UVTex® 3000 Fly
A premium grade 100% polyester waterproof fabric, enhanced by UVTex® treatment, and silver coated for extra strength and protection. 3500mm waterhead rating.
Factory tape sealed seams keep your tent weatherproof by preventing seam leakage.
Securely fasten your fly to the tent with these Velcro™ attachment points.
A heavy duty PE floor with a bucket design for extra waterproofness at ground level.
A high quality fine mesh panel that provides complete insect protection.
A 100% polyester fabric that keeps you cool and dry in hot or humid conditions.
DuraPlus Fibreglass Flex Series Poles
The ultimate in anti-shear fibreglass tent poles, these are extremely strong, and are designed to keep large structures in place during high wind conditions.
Stainless Steel Pole Joiners
Ensuring the reliability and longevity of your tent poles.
Steel poles that create near vertical walls, high ceilings and increase the strength of the tent.
Convert a door or window into an awning for extra shade around your tent.
A clever triangular bracing pole attachment to hold the poles firmly in position during periods of high wind.
Shock absorbent reinforced peg down and guy rope points for greater stability and longer life.
Windows are protected from wind driven rain with double flaps that Velcro™ together.
Easy Step D Doors
A generously sized door with lower door sills to prevent tripping.
A door with mesh and fabric zippered panels allowing single zip effortless access.
A tension strap system that eliminates the ponding of water in awnings.
Hanging Gear Loft
A hanging net at the apex of the tent, great for storage.
Lockers built into the side of the tent that can be accessed from inside or out.
Ventura Vent with Climate Control
These vents allow warm, moist air to escape, keeping the tent cool and condensation to a minimum. The Climate Control feature allows you to open and close the vents simply with the aid of a zip.
This guide includes product and parts, assembly instructions, figures and illustrations, disassembly instructions, folding instructions, tent warranty, important safety and care information, prolonging the life of your tent/shelter, understanding waterproofness, replacing shock-cord in tent poles, and zips.
OZtrail tents are warranted for a period of two years from date of purchase. The manufacturer agrees during the warranty period to repair any manufacturing defects in the product or, at its option, replace the product with another product or an equivalent product without cost to the owner for material or labour.
This warranty is subject to the original proof of purchase and the products being used in accordance with the instruction manual.
Important: This tent is to be assembled once before going camping to ensure that all parts are present and to become familiar with the assembly of the tent.
This warranty does not cover defects due to modification, accident, damage caused by vandalism, rusting, acts of nature or any other event beyond the control of the manufacturer. Nor does this warranty cover scratching, scuffing, natural breakdown of materials that occur inevitably with extended use including Ultra Violet light damage and exhausted zippers or other cosmetic damage that may result from normal wear and tear. In addition, defects resulting from intentional damage, negligence or unreasonable use will void this warranty.
If the product is defective within the terms of this warranty, OZtrail will repair or replace defective parts at no cost to the purchaser. Please note the shipping charges to and from the OZtrail warehouse or original place of purchase are not covered under warranty and are the responsibility of the purchaser. OZtrail reserves the right to make substitutions to warranty claims if parts are unavailable or obsolete.
Your product is valuable and should be insured against loss or damage. During strong winds and storms collapse the tent flat onto the ground and seek refuge in your vehicle. Damage caused by storms and strong winds is not covered by warranty.
This warranty does not cover incidental expenses including property damage.
OZtrail tents use waterproof and water repellent fabrics. However, with the addition of seams, zips and other desirable features a recreational tent will not be as waterproof as a car, house or other solid structures.
The following are common examples of how water can enter a tent:
Condensation - When warm moist air meets cooler air, condensation occurs. The tent/shelter fly forms an impermeable layer between the inside and outside conditions. The moisture inside the tent/shelter condenses on the fabric. Sometimes in cold conditions it appears that the fabric is leaking when in fact the cause is condensation. Condensation can be reduced if the tent/shelter is well ventilated.
Zips - All care is taken in the design to cover zips with rain flaps. At times wind driven rain could force water under the rain flaps and through the zips. To minimise this, make sure all doors and windows are closed with the rain flaps covering the zips.
Floor - If the ground is very wet or water pools under the floor, downward pressure of standing or kneeling on the floor could force water through the floor fabric. To prevent this, do not pitch the tent over hollows and make sure water drains away from the tent.
Structural Integrity - A perfectly pitched tent on perfectly flat ground is structurally strong and most waterproof. During prolonged periods of rain and wind it may be necessary to tighten guy lines and reset the tent pegs and attend to drainage around the tent. Sagging and incorrect pitching weakens the tent structure and could allow water to pool on the fly placing undue forces on the tent causing leaking and breakages.
Posted by Catherine on 22nd Aug 2011
"The Sportiva Lodge is absolutely the greatest tent I have ever used and seen. It really is well-ventilated and very roomy. Our family loves it sooo much that we can't wait to have another camping trip! Definitely a home away from home! Thanks Camping Central! "