Very nice for the $
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September 06, 2014
I gave 5 stars when considering price. There are lighter, stronger, more wind proof, and rain proof 4 man
tents out there, but they cost $400 or more. This tent is
very easy to set up. You do need to stake the floor and
fly, but set up is no more than a couple of minutes total.
It seems to be pretty well made, and the ventilation is
good. The fly doesn't come down far enough to keep water
off of the walls of the tent, but so far, the window seams
don't seem to leak. There is room for a couple of cots and
a dog or two, but I don't know how you'd put four people
inside. Well, you could if just for sleeping and on the
ground side-by-side. Wouldn't be comfortable, but doable.
If I had to camp with more than just me and three dogs, I
might consider the 6 man version. The zippers seem to work
well. There are only two small mesh pockets inside and
there is one ring at the peak to hang a light from. No
interior points to attach, say, a clothesline or a high up
storage shelf. I wish it had some tabs sewn in the center
of the exterior walls so I could guy out the walls, but it
does not. The storage bag is of pretty poor design and
seems poorly made. It has no pocket for the stakes sewn in,
but stakes do have their own small bag. Good ventilation
from 2 door windows, 2 large side windows, and the roof is
all mesh with no zippered covering, so you must use the fly
if rain is a possibility. There is no window on the back
wall. The tent will pack up with the fly attached if you
are careful to not catch the fly fabric in the poles as they
slide into each other. I'm 6 ft. tall and found there to be
plenty of room to stand up to get dressed, a task I have
never liked in a small 2 man backpacking tent. All things
considered, this is a terrific tent for car camping, and
that it is so easy to set up, just makes it easy to look
forward to camping more. I love to camp with a minimum of
hassles and problems and love that I found this tent!
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