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Wenzel Klondike 16 X 11-Feet Eight-Person Family Cabin Dome Tent (Light Grey/Taupe/Red)

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  • 8-person family dome tent with attached screen room
  • Made of weather-repellent polyester with polyurethane coating
  • Full mesh roof option; double-staked Power corners for stability
  • Screened area functions as sun room or second sleeping room
  • Measures 16 x 6.5 x 11 feet (W x H x D); weighs 27.3 pounds
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Product Description

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Spacious and weather-resistant, the Wenzel Klondike 16-by-11-foot family dome tent sleeps up to eight people in its two rooms, making it ideal for large families or smaller families with lots of gear. The tent is taller than most other tents at 6.5 feet, letting campers stand up straight while inside. In addition, the tent includes an attached screen room that keeps bugs out and lets breezes in. The screened room functions as a sun shelter on bright days, a picnic room when mosquitoes are nearby, or a nap room during lazy afternoons. You can also zip up the walls of the screen room to create a secondary sleeping area. And campers will love the tent's full mesh roof option, which delivers plenty of ventilation throughout the evening, and the double-staked Power Corners, which increase the tent's stability in high winds.

The Klondike is made of rugged, weather-repellent Weather Armor polyester with a polyurethane coating for reliability, helping it keep water out and warmth in. The tent also includes double-stitched, lap-felled seams throughout the body, providing a shingle effect against water. Other features include a fiberglass frame, a removable fly, two hanging pockets for easy-access items, and a storage duffel.

Specifications:

  • Base: 16 by 11 feet
  • Center height: 78 inches
  • Eave height: 61 inches
  • Interior space: 98 square feet + 60-square-foot screened room
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Door: Inverted T-style, interior flex style
  • Floor: Welded polyethylene
  • Frame: Fiberglass
  • Pegs: Steel and plastic
  • Carrying weight: 27.3 pounds
  • Warranty: 10 years

Amazon.com Tent Guide
Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all-purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in. If you're a backpacker, alpine climber, or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you'll want to buy something designed to handle more adversity.

Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall, and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three-season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are specifically designed for summer backpacking or other activities. Many premium tents will also feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain fly for enhanced waterproofing.

For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four-season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.

Domes and Tunnels
Tents are broadly categorized into two types: freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and tents that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floorplan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being lighter. Because they use fewer poles, they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.

Size Matters
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air shelters.

Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.

Product Description

Great for camping with family or friends, the Wenzel Klondike measures 16-feet by 11-feet. The Klondike sleeps eight, five in its 98 square feet of interior space, with room for sleeping three more in the 60 square foot screen room with its zip up walls. 6.5 feet of head room lets you stand up straight while inside the tent. The attached screen room can also be used as sun shelter, a picnic room, a gear room or a room just to relax in. A full mesh roof and two mesh windows keep bugs out and let the breeze in. In addition a rear mesh vent creates ground breeze. Weather Armor polyester fabric with a polyurethane water resistant coating protects from top to bottom. Double-stitched, lap-felled seams through out the body of the tent provide a shingle effect against water. All threads, zippers and webbing are treated with superior water repellency applications to enforce these critical areas. The Klondike has a fiberglass frame and uses Power Corners that increase the tent's stability in high winds. Included are two hanging pockets that create an area for items needing easy access, a storage duffel and a 10 year warranty against defects. Specifications: • Base: 16 ft. x 11 ft. • Center Height: 78 in. • Eave Height: 61" • Area: 98 sq. ft. + 60 sq. ft. screen room • Door: Inverted "T" style, interior flex style • Floor: welded polyethylene • Frame: fiberglass • Stakes: steel and plastic • Carry Weight: 27.3 lbs. • Sleeps: 8

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  • ASIN: B002PB2HPS
  • Item model number: 36424
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,714 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Easy to set up and take down.
Jane W
I would recommend this tent to anyone who wants a comfortable weekend camping tent (our friends call it the VIP tent).
Autumn E. Brennan
We love how it has the room in the front that opens up all the way.
KrazyKyle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

225 of 236 people found the following review helpful By Keith Micoli on October 3, 2011
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I just returned from our first camping trip with this tent, two nights at Lake George, NY. In the end, the elements beat us and our tent, and we only spent one night in it, but the 25-year camping veterans next to us didn't make it through the second night either.
Overall, the tent is huge, nicely designed for sleeping and storing gear, but that design also makes it unstable in foul weather.

My 13 year old son and I were able to set this tent up in about 20 minutes with little difficulty. You really do need two people to get the fly over the roof, but one person might be able to get the main body of the tent up by themselves.
Things I like about the tent:
-plenty of room and a nice high roof that a six foot person could easily stand up in
-easy set up
-the screen room can be closed up and used for sleeping, and it has a floor
-construction seems very good, very little leakage on the seams in the face of 20+mph wind and torrential rain (and I didn't seal the seams as I'd intended to)
-the screen roof and lots of windows should make this a great summer tent

Things I didn't like:
-the large interior and open roof make it tough for two (or three) bodies to heat up. You lose most of your heat through the roof and we were cold despite sleeping bags, air mattress, extra blankets and thermals, and it was only in the low 50s that night.
-the windows do not fully zip across the top, so high wind will eventually blow them open.
-the design which gives you so much useable space inside creates hard corners and very long walls that make the tent very difficult to secure against wind. One corner kept falling down against the high wind, despite adding an extra guyline and attempting to angle the tent against the wind.
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248 of 261 people found the following review helpful By Dan on June 16, 2010
FANTASTIC! The first time we set this tent up, it was in the house, just to get an idea... Took us about 15-20 minutes. It wasn't bad at all. But it DOES take two people!! Our first experience on the road with it took us to the Grand Canyon where we arrived at 9:00pm. It took us again less than 25-30 minutes to set it up (in the dark) using only a couple flashlights.. Do make sure you stake the corners down FIRST before you raise it. You need one person outside the tent, and one inside to raise it. After that, using the stakes to secure it was a breeze... Having so many windows and a full mesh ceiling was great for star gazing after a long day. We put a king sized mattress in the second room, and had plenty of space to move around.. This tent is so big, our puppy (Shih Tzu) named Kujo, got plenty of exercise just running from the door back into the 2nd room.

The first room is great to leave all your bags,cloths,shoes etc....and it has a floor in it, so you are not walking on dirt like some two room tents...

The 2 nights we spent at the Grand Canyon (May 10-11,2010)-(to verify winds)we experienced 75 mph winds.. This tent DID NOT MOVE! And the reason it didn't move was because it securly tied all the way around. The only thing we could hear was the wind, not the sides flapping in the wind like most tents.. We have recieved many compliment on this tent..

I researched every 8-12 person,family tent out there with three things in mind..1) Tall enough to move and walk around in. 2) It had to have a screen ceiling. 3) Had to have shock cords...BINGO !! I HIGHLY recomend this tent to everyone. When Wenzell designed this, they found a winner.... I am so proud of this tent, We can't wait to go on our next road trip...

Walmart had the best price of anyone.. I "researched it!" :)
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Eric A. Shives on October 21, 2010
I purchased this tent for hot weather camping in Fl,Ga, and NC.The 3 sided screen room,mesh ceiling and large screen windows provide excellent ventilation!The rear of the tent has a 1.5 sq ft awning covered vent for circulation in rainy weather,that is not shown in any of the photos.The side poles are steel and the arched roof poles are fiberglass.I slept in this tent for 8 days in NC with no problems.On two nights it rained very hard and no leaks or water entered the tent!Setup takes me about 10 minutes by myself,takedown is longer as the tent must be folded and compressed to get it into the bag.This is the first tent I have ever managed to get back into the carry bag without a major ordeal of rolling and stuffing!The only shortcoming is that there is no power cord panel in the main room,so a cord must be run through the front door.Because of the screen ceiling the tent does not retain heat in cold weather,so this is definitely not a winter tent.I used an electric space heater during 40 degree nights and the interior would never heat over 15 degrees above the outside temperature.The tent has been an excellent three season tent and I highly recommend it for that purpose!
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gaea on January 26, 2011
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We have used this tent twice now and everytime are astounded by the size. There are just three of us (me, hubby & 3yo daughter PLUS 60lbs dog) and it is super spacious. The front room is perfect for chairs / games / boots, etc. The back room is big enough for two queen blow up matresses and then still two people in bags at their feet. We had one queen mattress and our daughter slept on her sleeping bag pad. Our friends who came with us piled their two kids in our tent as well (since it was so roomy) and still felt empty. We are backpackers (8+ years) and have just recently started integrating some car camping into our weekends to spend time with friends who aren't too keen on carrying everything on their backs. Going from our tiny, light backpacking tent to this huge tent is like having a small apartment in the woods. We haven't tested it in the rain yet, but we have sealed all the seams just in case. We have used it in the GA heat of August and it is really well ventilated. Took about 20 minutes the first time to set up and less the second. Once we get the hang of it, I think two people could probably set it up in about 10 minutes. Considering its huge size it is somewhat large for a small tent pad in some campgrounds. We are really looking forward to another season with our Klondike!
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