My dad got this tent for us to go camping for a weekend. It goes up very quickly leaving time to get other things done. It took us about 2 minutes our first try no problem. It is very big on the inside. It fit two twin air mattresses with plenty of room in the middle to change and walk around. My 6'2 boyfriend could stand easily throughout the tent and only hit his head on the lantern hanging from the middle. I got it specifically because the design wouldn't make me have to walk slumped over. With back problems, that was a very good thing for me. I could stand straight everywhere except the very edges (though standing at 5'4, that's not saying much). It rained the first night and there was no leaking. Only problem was that the middle of the tent in the back doesn't have a place to peg it down under the airflow flap. The wind had the tent floor up a few feet but I just put my baggage and guitar on it and there was no problem after that. The tent is much cheaper at Walmart though, only $149 (as the other review mentioned) so I would recommend getting it there. I felt like a queen in this tent!
The only complaint I have is the open roof, but I think I can just lay canvas underneath the rain fly. It comes with a rain fly which is expected except if you get the Coleman tent that's similar. The poles are steal and not nearly as good as the Eureka poles, but they're not too shabby.
The floor is nice heavy canvas compared to the Eureka. It sets up in a minute no kidding. Even with one person. Remember to stretch the top poles first.
Looking forward to whether it works in 40 degree temperatures this weekend. My guess is it's going to be cold. Windows zipper up which is a plus compared to an REI tent which relies on a rain fly to close the windows, but an REI tent would be much warmer for sure.
I had to laugh when I attached the welcome mat. Nice touch.
Update: used it in the worst wet weather over the weekend. 40 degree and steady, soaking rain. We went to MountainFest, a 1000+ Scouting event. One third of the campers went home because their tents leaked. Our leaked a bit but only because our stuff touched the sides. We repositioned and no leaks. Of course, I soaked this thing with five Scotch Guard waterproofing cans the day before.
The only other problem was the vent on the roof in cold temperatures. Inside the sleeping bags we were warm and toasty. I just wonder if I would have laid canvas over the roof openings if it would have condensed inside the tent.
Either way, it is a great tent. No problem with wind and we didn't use the ropes with it. Take down was sweep it out and collapse in about two minutes. Easy cleanup for a rough weather weekend.Read more ›
I bought this tent at Walmart for only $149.00 and I used it 3 times with no problems but the 4th time one of the poles broke apart by a pin. I ended up using a nail, duct tape and a rope to keep us camping through the weekend. I went to see about replacing the pole but there is no option as it is an instant tent and the poles are connected at the factory. I had just missed the 90 day return policy at Walmart and was so bummed out. I would buy it again but I would definitely spend the 9 bucks for the extended warranty. It really is easy to set up and I did set it up and break it down by myself. Save your money and buy it for $149 at Walmart and get the extended warranty!!!!!!
Bought the Ozark Trail 8-Person Instant Cabin Tent for a camping trip that was 1 week away. It was less expensive at Wal-Mart (1/2 the price) but I really wanted this tent so I bit the bullet and paid the price. I got the tent in time for camping so this made my first purchase from Amazon a good one.
The tent was great. It went up quick & easy with no issues or trying to figure out what pole goes where. I was camping with a lot of other people a who were using the dome style tents and I could see the difference easily. It was windy at times and while the other tents were bending and moving this tent was solid! I'm 6' 1" and I could easily stand throughout the whole interior.