Oztent SV-5 Max wins 2021 iF Design Award

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Congrats to the OZTENT SV-5 MAX for being awarded 2021 iF Design Award.

It is the only product in its category, across all the Oceania region, to achieve such recognition. The iF Design Award is recognized as an international arbiter of quality for exceptional design.

The design, functionality, and quality of the OZTENT SV-5 MAX won over the 98-member jury of independent experts from around the globe.

This is the second global award for design, function, and quality bestowed on the SV-5 Max, which won an Australian Good Design Award in 2020.

Fifteen years in development the SV-5 Max originated as a concept by the late Shane Viglione [son of Joe Viglione] who wanted to create a significantly larger touring tent without making the packed-up size and weight unmanageable to the average camper.

A concept finally resolved by Trent Fitzgibbins, Global Product Development Manager for the Oztent Group.

Like all OZTENT touring tents, the SV-5 MAX is one of the only tents in the world able to be set up in less than 30 seconds; but unlike any other, it delivers 35% more living space without compromising the durability and functionality in its fit, feel and finish.

“Shane’s concept was very inspiring but a hard one to resolve”, explains Trent Fitzgibbins; “we had to develop a completely new and patented mechanism that worked with our existing frame but delivered a much larger trapezoidal footprint.”

“In effect, it now has an entrance more expansive than the mouth of a Murray cod, and its unique angled frame maintains its 30 second speed while delivering even greater internal height and space than any other tent in the range.”

Additional features include large SkyMesh windows and skylight design for sleeping under the stars free of bites and bugs, and a zip-in tarp that expands out to become a 5m deep awning which both peaks and tapers for even wider coverage.

While it is built to sleep five comfortably in the main tent, this goliath has the breadth and depth to cover many more with speed and ease – removing the need for additional gazebos and other structures while camping.

You can purchase the OZTENT SV-5 MAX through all reputable outdoor and camping stores from $1,899.