Reviewed by NC camper from NC on Friday, July 6, 2012
Very pleased with this product. Plenty of room for two men with gear and sleeping bags. Especially liked the center height. We put a tarp underneath just to add protection, but the construction of the bottom is very durable anyway. We didn't have rain or wind so I can't say about those, but I am...
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Reviewed by Rachel from Boulder on Sunday, July 28, 2013
I've only used the tent once but it worked well. It was easy to put up and take down. It is a bit heavy for its size - which is quite spacious. The dome is comfortably tall. The two minor things I don't like are that the bag is not the zipper kind and there's no mesh pocket on the inside.
Reviewed by Anatoly G from Portland on Friday, July 26, 2013
Well made, not very heavy, family tent for fair weather car camping trips. Great for families of 4 with small kids. Tons of room in the tent, especially high ceilings. Not great for inclement weather. Recommended if you can store gear in another place.
Well made, good materials
Easy to set up
Heavy-duty floor, no need for a ground sheet
Only 1 door
Fly doesn't cover the entire tent
Setting up this tent is a fairly easy affair. There are two main tent poles that hold up the tent, and a shorter one that extends the fly over the entrance. In usual ALPS Mountaineering style, the tent poles hooked onto the tent with sawn-on hooks. The fly pole was a little tight to get into the fly, but very doable. Once on, the fly attaches to the tent via buckles on each of the four corners.
This is a free-standing tent, so it stands very well by itself, strong in the wind. Comes with several aluminum stakes which could be used to further stabilize the tent - but not necessary in fair weather, as the tent itself is pretty heavy.
One of the strongest features of this tent is the floor. It's made of nylon tarp material - strong, waterproof and resilient to sharp items on the ground. I don't think it's necessary to pitch this tent on a tarp, as the included floor is strong enough. The tent material itself is high quality, and the fly does cover the mesh parts well. One disappointment is that the fly does not cover the entire tent, only the top, and so you don't have a vestibule where to stash your stuff. This tent is strictly for car camping.
Room & Storage
As I mentioned in the last section, this tent does not have a vestibule for gear storage, so it definitely loses some points there. There are pockets on the inside where you can stash a light, or something packable, but overall, there isn't much storage here.
On the other hand, there is plenty of room! We fit a queen blow up mattress and a twin bedroom side to side here, and had a little bit of room on the side. There were four of us sleeping in this tent, and we all felt there was enough room. We are not very large people, however, so your milage may vary.
One of the biggest disappointments with this tent is that there is only one door! The door is in the front of the tent, and there is a vent/window in the back, but it doesn't open all the way. I feel like a tent of this size should have two doors, so that parents can leave without waking the kids. As is, we always walked in through the front door, which wasn't great for kids' sleep. On the plus size, the door was a full-size mesh, with a water-resistant layer for when it became cold/wet. The vent in the back was same.
If you are car camping with your kids, and you can stash your stuff in your car or near your tent, and you don't expect a downpour, this is a good tent! It's roomy, well made and is tough. If I were to change anything about the this tent, I would add a second door. I would also consider making a vestibule at least next to one of the doors for stashing stuff.
The seams are not sealed. It does have a polyurethane coating and the rain fly will also protect from moisture.
Answered on 7/6/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
The fly is factory sealed and urethane-coated. The sidewalls that are exposed to the weather are also. The floor tub is woven poly tarp material, which, although heavy, is waterproof and rugged. In several days of wet camping, it leaked a small of water around the rear window zipper, but certainly was not flooded. It was far dryer in these conditions than my other tent, a two-person Eureka Apex. The size and vertical walls make it simple to stay out of contact with the fly, which can lead to getting wet from condensation.
Answered on 8/16/2011 12:00:00 AM by Canuman from NEK of VT
This tent weighs 11 lbs 4 oz. and the dimensions are 7'6"x6'6". The peak height is 60".
Answered on 5/19/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
"Question “How much does this tent weight? What are the dimensions? How about the height in the center?”
Asked on 5/15/2011 12:00:00 AM by Ed from Minnesota"
1). How much does this tent weight? ----- I don't know.... Lets go look at the product description for the item.
2). What are the dimensions? -------- I don't know.... Lets go look at the product description for the item.
3). How about the height in the center? ----- I don't know.... Lets go look at the product description for the item.
Answered on 5/11/2013 1:40:18 AM by Lawyer's Kid from Speedway, IN