Reviews and Problems with Sierra Designs Bedouin 6
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My wife and I have run the full gamut of camping.…
4 July 2010
Summary: My wife and I have run the full gamut of camping. Truck campers, 5th wheels, boats, as well as a number of tents of all sorts. We decided we needed a tent for those times when we didn't want to bring the RV along or we wanted to take a week long ATV trip. We've used a Sierra Designs Gamma for backpack camping with great success so choosing a brand for a larger tent was a no brainer.
This is a great family car camping tent. You can split…
14 June 2010
Summary: This is a great family car camping tent. You can split it up into three parts if you're backpacking... but it is BIG! Not really lightweight. Sturdy for the fact that it only has a single pole-crossing, but it will definitely move around in stiff winds. We stayed nice and dry in some wet Maine camping last summer. I will always buy a good quality tent since it's worth it to be dry in the morning with the rain tapping on the rain fly.
The poles on the tent slip apart constantly when sliding…
R Saunders, Trailspace.com
24 July 2009
Summary: The poles on the tent slip apart constantly when sliding through the tent. The cord does not provide any real tension. The aluminum ferrule bent and broke on our last trip rendering it useless. Fortunately, I realized one section of the pole could be removed from each side. I knotted the extremely long tension cord to keep the poles together. Tent sagged, but the trip was saved! Otherwise, this is an excellent tent for summer family camping.
I spent quite a bit of time researching the family…
Zach Castleman, Trailspace.com
9 July 2009
Summary: I spent quite a bit of time researching the family car camping tent that I wanted, and decided on the Bedouin 6. I was ready to love this tent, but I can't say I do. This tent is full of features that help you keep your gear organized, and the craftsmanship seems to be excellent. It allows you to fold up the fly for extra ventilation, and other similar features which can be nice. It stood up to some decent rainstorms with no problem.
On the plus side: Generally this tent is good for…
1 May 2009
Summary: On the plus side: Generally this tent is good for car-camping, river rafting/canoe trips. While heavy, it is quite roomy, and at 72" tall holds up well in 30+ mph winds and heavy rain. It will move quite a bit in strong winds, but never fear: it will not collapse. This tent sets up quickly, even in the dark and with impending rain. On the negative side: #1 The tent has one major design flaw - the gauge of the zipper, YKK.
After suffering through a couple catastrophic failures…
8 September 2008
Summary: After suffering through a couple catastrophic failures of a cheapo family tent, I decided to cough up the extra bucks and buy a Bedouin 6. I'm extremely glad I did. It's very roomy for my 4-person family when car camping. The quality is what I've come to expect from Sierra Designs (it's my 3rd SD tent). It's quick and easy to set up, it's admirably weather-proof, and it ventilates fairly well in hot, muggy conditions.
Awesome basecamp tent for the backcountry or family…
2 June 2006
Summary: Awesome basecamp tent for the backcountry or family camping. After a trip with the family in southwest Florida I found this tent very roomy with two doors and a full coverage rainfly that has two vestibules front and rear that will hold plenty of gear. This tent is very stout with good airflow and no condensation inside. You also have an option to pitch the rainfly and footprint only and save plenty of weight.