Summary: I've used this tent for 4 camping trips now. Nothing hardcore just some state campground Memorial Day trips and the like. It's easy to set up, even managed in the dark a couple of times. Had rain once and it survived just fine and I was dry. We've had 3 people in it and I guess you could do 4, but it would be a pretty cramped night.
Summary: I have been tent camping for well over 20 years and nothing is more exasperating to me than fitting tent poles into keys. My experience has always been that the pole is full of dirt and the key won't go in. A small Swiss Army knife or a nail is then required to clear the hole so the key can be inserted. Needless to say, it is usually raining or snowing or dark when I am fumbling with this.
Don't procrastinate! Buy sealant before the big trip!
26 October 2009
Summary: We bought this tent as a replacement to our older tent, and we took it out on its inaugural camping trip this weekend. Of the three day trip, only one day was wet and rainy. Although unpleasant, I'm glad it rained that day because we now know that this tent MUST be water sealed before our next trip. I've had a lot of car camping experience, and I've purchased Wenzel products in the past. The layout and size of this tent were consistent with what I was used to.
Just as described - a basic tent that isn't a pain to set-up
19 September 2009
Summary: I wanted a cheap, easy set-up style tent for a few nights spent outdoors. This was my first time sleeping outside so I can't say if the tent would be good for a serious camper, but for what I wanted it was perfect. The assembly process was straightforward and took very little time. The only negative is that the tent really is not a four person tent. I think it would be quite cramped with four occupants.
Summary: This tent turned out to be even better than I expected. It's spacious, very light, and extremely easy to assemble. Overall, I think it's the perfect camping tent. I slept in it with 2 other people and we were all comfortable. Although, I think 4 people would be a little to cozy for my taste.
Summary: This tent was very easy to setup and easy enough to put back. I was able to get it back in the bag fairly easily. However we have heavy rain this past Saturday night and it didn't do a very good of keeping rain out. Of course for the price I paid I shouldn't have been very surprised, but if you're looking for a sturdy 3-4 person tent for all weather camping this is probably not the choice for you.
Summary: I've just received this tent as of today. Set up was easy, even with one person. Can easily fit a queen air bed inside. However I was more prepared due to Amazon's review. I took upon myself to purchase all four small carabinder rings (looks almost like rock climbers clamp hooks) to secure the rain fly more securely (purchased at a local hardware store). I even rain proofed with the sealant.
Summary: Just got back from Caprock Canyon. Cool front moved in one night and the winds snapped one of the main support poles. During the storm I had to go outside and reset both of the rainfly supports, one of them twice. The rainfly support has two poles. The poles don't clip or tie in place so they pop out with any real wind at all.