This is a cracking little motorhome, with a comfortable layout for two people and a specification that far exceeded our expectations.
Good storage space; comfortable bed; well priced
Cramped kitchen and washroom; questionable quality of finish (lots of rattles in our test ’van)
Considering the compact exterior dimensions, the lounge is a decent size. It certainly coped with a family of four.
The table was just about the right size, too – small enough to walk around, but large enough to cope at mealtimes.
The amount of lounge space was fine. There isn’t the room to fully sprawl out in a layout such as this, but the large amount of storage space allows you to carry sun loungers and the like.
Seating comfort is also good and the pleasing yellow and brown upholstery seemed a cut above the average.
McLouis include a grill as part of the Lagan’s UK specification, but a smaller fridge is fitted as a compromise. It was, at best, an adequate size.
The kitchen does boasts a three-ring hob and a stainless-steel sink, but there was no room for a drainer and there was very little worktop space. So yes, it’s all a bit cramped here.
The washroom is not the Lagan’s strongest card. It has a fixed washbasin, separate showerhead and swivel-bowl toilet, plus a good amount of storage space with cupboards above and below the basin, and there are shelves for toiletries in the shower. There’s the usual lack of towel hooks, though, and the curtain tends to cling to your body when you’re showering.
Other areas of criticism include the fact that the door to the locker under the sink is impeded by the toilet, the plugholes for the sink and the shower tray are too small, and the upper locking point for the washroom door never properly engaged – possibly accounting for some of the rattles we heard when driving.
The rear corner double bed completes the sleeping options in the Lagan. The motorhome benefits from heat-reflecting insulation screens for the cab windows, which were easy to roll up and stash away in the front overcab shelving area in the morning.
Another nice touch was the positioning of the heater controls near the bed, meaning there is no need to get out from underneath the covers until the ’van is toasty warm.
The bed itself was very comfy and there is plenty of headroom for reading in bed.
The Lagan has a payload of nearly 700kg, generous for a ’van of its size. It easily swallowed enough gear for a full week’s holiday and there was still space to spare.
Overhead lockers in the bedroom area took all our clothing and we kept our coats in the wardrobe, which meant we could use the additional storage space underneath the bed to store other items. We chose to store our kitchen hardware and camping equipment, such as chairs, tables, tents and the like, here. The storage space is accessed by lifting the mattress section and resting it on a slightly precarious stay.
The pockets at the back of the cab seats are a useful storage option, as are the trio of small pouches just inside the caravan door. These proved ideal for a torch or similar small, but useful items.
However, we can’t help thinking one day a manufacturer will make the brave move of doing away with a wardrobe and giving us a fully shelved storage compartment instead. All we really want is somewhere to hang our coats. If the wardrobe here were shelved it would give you the option of using it for clothing or stowing kitchen items, or both.