Outdoor Revolution recently met with Warners Group Publications editor Val and Photographer Rich to put the Oxygen Speed 3 to the test! Warners Group Publications run a whole host of caravan magazines including Caravan Magazine, Caravan Buyer and Which Caravan.

Outdoor Revolution’s Marketing and Sales Director Phil Haynes, went to meet Val and Richard on a lovely caravan site in Lincolnshire where they tested the Oxygen Speed 2 with the optional zip-in annexe.

Val, an editor for the Caravan magazines, was firstly impressed by the ease of erection of the awning which took her 28pumps and 1 minute to inflate, and then very little time to add the Integra Roof Pole System legs and peg the awning out. Overall it took Val 18 minutes from start to finish, including attaching the awning to the rail and pegging the awning out; impressive for a first time!

The Oxygen Speed 2 is a Hybrid awning benefitting from both the lightweight and time saving features of the Oxygen airframe and the strength and stability of the Steel Integra Roof Pole System creating the optimum weight to strength ratio.

Another factor which makes this awning lightweight yet strong and durable is the 150 denier double ripstop fabric; ripstop is a technique used to reinforce the fabric making it incredibly resistant to accidental rips or tears. The Oxygen Speed 2 weighs 16.5 kg and features the Dynamic Speed Valve (DSV), the quickest, easiest and most reliable valve on the market as used in the Marine Industry on Kayaks, Dinghies and Lifeboats. Inflation of the Oxygen Air frame is a speedy process using a double action pump and deflation is just the push of a button! This really impressed Val, who was very excited by the speed at taking down the awning, she did it in 3.5 minutes!

The colour of the awning also persuaded Val that this awning was ideal; the light grey allows light to pass through, making the inside of the awning very light and airy creating a comfortable and pleasant environment within. The light grey material also reflects the heat meaning the inside of the awning is as cool as possible and again comfortable when compared to a darker material which can create an unbearably hot environment inside the awning on sunny days.

After erecting the Oxygen Speed 2, Val added the incredibly easy Oxygen Speed annexe, featuring Oxygen Air Frame Technology. This awning is the funkiest annexe around, and sits off the side of the Oxygen Speed 2 and Speed 3 awnings allowing for an extra sleeping space or extra storage

. Val thought the annexe was incredibly unique and looked like a work of art! In the coming months, check the caravan magazines for a fantastic write up on this product to hear a neutrals view on the new Outdoor Revolution Speed 2 and annexe!