This fun and colorful dome-style tent is great for juniors, backyard camping, and car camping. When all pieces are stowed away in the included stuff sack, this package weighs 3.8 pounds. It's quite easy to set up, and we put it together in just a few minutes. The tent measures 5 by 6 feet--so it's quite small but will work nicely for solo campers, smaller people, or will be a great place to stash camping gear. It features a 36-inch maximum center height and includes one small storage pocket for a flashlight or water bottle.
For ventilation, this tent features only the front D-style door with a screen window that only fills half the doorway and a small, ventilated dome top (which measures about 2 square feet). For that reason, we'd be suspect in using this tent in very warm temperatures, as you won't get much of a breeze (if any) while inside. Also, this tent isn't suited to an all-out assault by rain, with just a small rain cover (instead of a full fly) that protects the dome's ventilated square, which is quickly attached using integrated plastic hooks. That said, the water-resistant polyester exterior will shed drizzle and light rain (tested under our extended sprinkler test in our backyard) and keep you covered inside.
A bit of a throwback to simple tent designs of the 70s (with a combination of blue, white, yellow, and maroon colorings to add to this flavor), this tent is a good buy for use in the spring and summer months and will be great as a hideout for the beach or backyard barbecues.
What's in the Box?
Tent, mini rain fly, metal stakes (with bag), two fiberglass shock-corded poles (with bag), stuff sack, printed instructions