Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adam Good tent Lots of Space
I recently purchased this tent to replace an old Coleman tent that has seen a ton of use. I spend several weeks a year in a tent between camping trips and hunting trips in all kinds of weather. I was skeptical at first as the price was a little steep and I hadnt heard anything about field and stream tents. After reading the reviews and seeing the high ratings I decided to give it a chance. First off setup was rather easy as all of the poles were color coded. I did not even look at the directions that are sewn into the bag. I set it up completely by myself in about 15 minutes including the rainfly cover. Now I am no amateur when it comes to camping and seting up tents so it might be more difficult for somebody that does not have as much experience but it would be a breeze with two people.
After the tent was setup I noticed that the zippers are probably not the highest quality and over time might be an issue. At first the zipper for the entry is difficult to close because the elastic on the corners that attach to the poles stretch the front of the tent very tight but once they get broken in its not bad.
Inside the tent is very roomy and easily accomodates a queen size mattress in each half of the tent with room to spare for gear and a table and chairs. The ceiling hieght is awesome as I am 6'2" and can easily stand up straight with out hitting my head on the top of the tent.
The first use of this tent was on an antelope hunt and we experienced an unusual amount of rain for New Mexico and of course alot of wind. The tent held up better than I had expected in the wind. The first couple rain storms I did not see any leakage inside the tent and was impressed. The last storm that hit dumped alot of rain and I did see the tent leaking along the window seams and the corners where the straps attach to the poles. Normally the corners wouldnt be a problem since they are somewhat covered by the rain fly but the rain was blowing in sideways and with the tent already saturated from the prievous storm it began to leak a little bit. For the amount of rain that we recieved the leakage was very minimal and as in another review could be cleaned up with a couple of paper towels. I would suggest getting some seam sealer and sealing all of the seams along the windows and the corners at a minimum. I have already done so and sealed all of the other seams on the tent to be on the safe side.
Hope this helps you make a decision.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RRAN Easy set up
Chose this tent because of the size. I was replace a tent that was 14'x10' that I have had for over 2 decades. This tent is much lighter and easier to set up. One of the really nice features is the expandable bag. Not only can you fit the tent back inside the bag, but it also has wheels.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by duane tent
Great tent for the money. Bought at last minute for weekend trip. Can't wait to go again.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leave No Trace Comfortable and Roomy
We purchased this tent after our first tent left us drenched and facing a major rain fail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We liked that this tent came with a rainfly, but the thing that appealed to us most was the ability to have a screened in porch to help us and our puppy escape from Michigan's hungry mosquitos yet still feel like we were outdoors. We set up a table in this area and we used it to store our gear, which allowed us to leave the back of the tent as a dedicated sleeping area. It was very roomy - I felt guilty having such a nice tent as it never felt like I was "roughing" it.
Setup of the tent was easy for the two of us, I would not recommend solo setup. We used this over a five day camping excursion near Michigan's sand dunes, and we had perfect weather - sunny and mid 80's during the days/60's at night so I can't speak to how it holds up in the rain. The tent was breezy and cool, and we can't wait to take it on our next trip.
Initially this tent was more than we wanted to spend, but we couldn't be happier with this purchase.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Familyofcampers Roomy and Dry!
Took to Black Hills of South Dakota for week long vacation....held up great in several thunderstorms, couple being very windy and 3 hail storms. Few drops came in a couple seams(where the window and side meet up with a strap) but nothing a piece of paper towel wouldn't absorb. Very minor! 6 people(2adults 4 kids-ages 13-5) fit comfortably with gear, small table and couple cots.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rws Fantastic
I have only used the tent once since purchasing it, but it exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend it. The high center and walls make all the space available for use. Have not been in it in a rain, but looks like it should hold up well. Great cross ventilation with all the windows.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frequent Camper great tent
This is a great tent for the price. As a frequent caller I recommend this tent. Easy set up, and Dicks Sporting Goods did a great job getting this item to us in a timely manner.
April 4, 2013