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Not quite what we had hoped.
on June 3, 2016
So we got this tent, were super pumped, set it up to spray it with a water sealant spray from Kiwi and dry, which worked 100% by the way, packed it up and headed out camping. Upon arriving 6+hrs from home at our site, we proceed to set up the tent with eagerness, and within 2min we noticed two things...seams seemed to be coming apart in one or two places, and the stake tabs ripped off immediately!!! The tent worked fine regardless. Rained for 2 days straight and we had no problems with leaking (thankfully!), but it didn't get any experience with wind. I'm assuming since the tent itself wasn't staked into the ground there may have been some issues.
The other downfall is windows. There is one back window, and one front window attached to th hinge door, then to either side in the tent are mesh openings which cannot be zipped shut, so one of the nights we were freezing with all the rain and dampness. Didn't get wet thankfully, but defiantly would have liked to zip those openings shut.
When we got home after our trip, we contacted Amazon as we are going out again this weekend, got a free replacement, and free one day shipping so that was handy; Returned the defective tent with free shipping labels Amazon provided. Nervousness we may have the same issues though with this replacement tent.
We are going to, again, set it up, spray with water repelant sealant spray from Colman this time, and see if we have the same problems.
Amazon has been wonderful through all of this, but this tent from Colman might not be quite what we had hoped for....
On the plus side there was PLENTY of room, we moved the full sized air matresses two different ways, brought in our XL wire dog kennel, and all our stuff with more then enough room. Lots of room to play games or spend time inside. Came with 2 divider sheet pannels that attatched to 4 locations per side. Handy feature. Only two pockets for storage (sunglasses, keys, mini flashlights, or headlamps,etc) could have used one more, or just been a bit larger. Over all nice tent idea, but poorly done I guess.
UPDATE::: We returned and got a 2nd tent. Same type, same color, same problems except this time it also leaked in the corners where the 4 main stakes are. Very disappointed with this tent. Tabs ripped, zipper got stuck a few times (no rips thankfully) but also leaked in the corners after a night of rain. We used rain sealant on the tent twice, once when we set it up to inspect and let dry, and once again over seams once at our site. We will be getting a different tent/brand of tent. I do not recommend unless your cool with these defaults.
I added several photos good and bad to help for anyone weighing their options, pros, and cons.