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Swiss Gear Kandersteg II 11- by 12-Foot Five-Person Family Dome Tent

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  • Factory taped fly seams ensure added weather proofing
  • Arched bay windows and shockcorded fiberglass frame
  • Rain shingle designed for added water resistance and floor protection
  • Exterior e-port for electrical cord convenience and shoe pocket near entrance; zippered duffel carry bag for easy carrying
  • 10-year manufacturer's warranty

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Wenger SwissGear Kandersteg II Family Dome Tent sleeps up to 6, feature-packed for maximum comfort in the wild. Quality, durability and function are the hallmark of Swiss design. And the Wenger SwissGear Kandersteg II is no exception. It's packed with features to make your stay in the woods that much more enjoyable. Details like SwissGuard Weather Protection construction, a gear loft, climate control venting system, e-port cord access, mud mat, shoe pocket and more. So well thought-out you'll wonder why you ever pitched anything less! The Kandersteg II comfortably sleeps up to 6 and is the perfect choice for family or group camping. All the best features from the outdoor pros at Wenger: Big 12' x 11'6" base, 65" center height; Sonic Sealed floors and SwissGuard seams for improved water resistance; Rain shingle floor protector for added moisture resistance; SwissGuard polyester taffeta fabric with double pass polyurethane coating; Rain fly has taped seams for even better moisture resistance; Patented hoop fly frame provides stability and door overhang protection; Hoop frame construction and Climate Control design combine for maximum air circulation and improved comfort; Patented rounded bay windows give more space to the interior... fine mesh keeps the critters out without hampering airflow; Rounded flex-style door for convenient access; E-Port electrical access hole lets you get power cords in without running the cord through the door no tripping! Mud Mat unrolls to keep interior of tent clean; Shoe pocket stores muddy shoes and boots so they don't make a mess of your interior; Gear loft and organizer pockets get your supplies up off the floor and out of the way; Shock-corded fiberglass frame; Packs into the included 26 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2" zippered duffel bag and weighs 23 lbs. Innovation and excellence in the Wenger outdoors tradition. Order Today! Wenger SwissGear Kandersteg II Family Dome Tent

Enjoy weekend camping trips with family and friends with Swiss Gear's Kandersteg II family dome-style tent, which can sleep up to five campers. It offers 96 square feet of space with a center height of 65 inches, factory taped fly seams, a rain shingle floor protector for enhanced weather protection and water repellency, and arched bay windows fro ventilation. Setting up the tent is simple with its shock corded fiberglass frame and Swiss Gear's patented hoop fly frame. A a number of storage options will keep your gear out of the way, including a gear loft organizer, e-port for electrical cord access, organizer pockets, and a shoe pocket. When packed up, the tent weighs 17.2 pounds, and can be easily toted around in the included zippered carry duffel.

Key Features:

  • 4-5 person family dome
  • Size: 12' x 11'6" x 65"
  • Area: 96 square feet
  • Center Height: 65 inches
  • Carry Weight: 17.2 pounds
  • Factory taped fly seams
  • Arched bay windows
  • Rain shingle floor protector
  • Flex style door
  • Patented hoop fly frame
  • Gear loft
  • Organizer pockets
  • Shockcorded fiberglass frame
  • Zippered duffel carry bag
  • Shoe pocket
  • E-port 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 take 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 more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.

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 those 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 floor-plan 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 more lightweight. 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 also 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 details

  • Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 9.8 x 8.4 inches ; 25 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Item model number: SG33028
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,014,784 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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