For outdoor pursuits, the Lezan is an obvious choice and a great daily driver. Its Spartan trim is not for everyone, though.
Terrific vehicle to drive, with a durable finish
Lacks the domestic feel of a motorhome
The interior is geared towards functionality, with automotive-style, hard-wearing seat fabrics and tough, laminated locker construction that looks more damp-resistant than that of many rivals. The ambience is cold, but for families and outdoor enthusiasts – walkers, mountain bikers and surfers – practical concerns will outweigh this. In general, the Lezan’s interior will need no more care than a wipe down with a damp cloth, though its carpet-lined roof and fabric-trimmed door panels don’t quite fit with this ethos.
Twin swivel seats make up the beds. In simplest form, these provide four-seater loungers with twin dinettes. There are two tables as standard, and the offside dinette can be left made up for ease of passage through the side door, or it can be converted into a sofa. The back cushions don’t have fixing points: the cushions are small and neat, with a cushion to replace the lowered travel seat back. Engaging the driver’s swivel seats and subsequent bed-making can be fairly laborious.
The Lezan uses a Waeco compressor fridge, which runs from 12V power only – thankfully, there is an ample supply from its 135Ah leisure battery. This confirms its outdoor credentials: park at the beach/hillside, go for a swim/walk/ride and come back to the ‘van for a cold drink and a sandwich.
There are only two gas burners and a large sink with no drainer (both beneath a hefty glass cover). However, there is a substantial worktop (44 x 64cm) above the fridge. Combined with the small grill, there’s potential for preparing simple meals, but other rivals offer more.
The Lezan takes a different approach to many competitors: a top-of-the range bench toilet and a tiny hand-washing sink are all that’s provided, although you can opt for a shower attachment for the tap (though this is meant for outdoor use). With the sturdy toilet seat cover in place, and a space-saving pleated curtain, it makes a useful dressing area and a great place to de-tog after outdoor activities, because the wardrobe is close at hand.
The Lezan comes with twin singles as standard but there’s a double-bed option. It has fairly level beds, with the flat, firm cushions being comfortable. However, the sleeper’s feet rest on the cab seats, which slope downwards to the rear.
The open shelving at the back of the Lezan, or its nearside seat base, could prove useful for storing pitching-up equipment, such as 240V cables and so on.
The wardrobe only allows hanging width for a couple of long items, with shelving to the side.
In the kitchen, there are two large, eye-level cupboards, while slide-out shelves for cans are a useful addition.
|Shipping Length||2.04 m|