After all of the ribbing about bringing a house with us on our camping trip, most of my friends could not hid how envious they were! It was very easy and fast to set-up, especially with three or four people (I set it up by myself in less than 30 minutes). Had a pretty good storm come through the next day and we stayed high and dry! It was also very airy and we stayed very comfortable even during 80+ degree temps.\n\nI do recommend you purchase a ground tarp large enough to cover the whole footprint (20x20) to prevent a possible puncture from a stick and so that you can better utilize the front \"patio\" area (which you can store in the same bag as the tent). Also, while the stakes they provide are OK, get the good 10\" Coleman (or comparable) stakes for extra security.\n\nI have not only recommended this tent to others, I helped a friend pick theirs up the next weekend after they camped with us!
I did a lot of research on best tent values on the Internet prior to purchasing this tent and found this to be the best value for my family. We ordered the blue and tan one via the Walmart website using the free home shipping and received it the next day at our door from Fedex. It was packed nicely in and without any damage. We had a family tent in the past but it was a real pain to put up and take down, so we decided to get rid of it. This tent was completely opposite. It is one of the easiest tents to put up. It took me only 20 minutes to put up the first time all by myself. There are instructions in the bag and also a set sewn into the bag. I found the instructions very easy to understand and it had progress pictures included to show what it should look like as you progress through the set up. The poles are shock corded fiberglass and they slid through the guides on the tent with ease. There are also 4 steel corded poles that are used as the risers.\nI know there are a lot of great reviews on this tent but there also seems to be a bunch of bad reviews too, so I would like to try and clear some things up.\n1. I don't think they make the red and tan ozark anymore. This seems to be the tent that most people are complaining about. I got the Blue & Tan one, so let me explain the changes that they made. There is only one entry into the tent, through a C- type zippered door. This door DOES have its own window screen with a zippered cover, just like all the other windows. You no longer have to take the canopy down for privacy.\n2. All the screened windows do have covers that zip closed. Instead of having ties to keep them stowed while open, they tuck into a flap. I found this easier than having to tie them and untie them every time.\n3. The poles were nice and plenty strong enough to hold the tent up in strong winds. You do need to make sure all your guy wires are tied down tightly as this tent is big enough to blow away without them.\n4. The tent comes with the cheap tent stakes and the yellow plastic stakes. They give you a spare of each as well. I recommend that you replace these with the heavy duty 10 inch spikes\/tent nails.\n5. The material on the walls is thin as some have said but it is durable. This is not a cold weather tent (snow) but then again, I'm not a snow tent camper either. This tent stays cool in the warm weather and breathes nicely.\n6. The rainfly covers the tent well and sits tightly down to it. It has bungee type hooks, velcro, and material ties. A little over kill but maybe they were trying to address some of the prior tent model complaints. It covers the no see em netted roof tight. While we didn't have any rain, I don't see how any rain could blow past it either.\n7. The room dividers are just hanging curtains. At first, I didn't like this, as I agreed with everyone else and wanted something more with a door to the rooms and more privacy. But then I realized that they could be used in different configurations also to change the sizes of the rooms. So basically, I'm neutral on this issue. I can say that they help the tent to stay cool the way they have them, and lets get real, I have 3 kids, exactly how much privacy do I expect while in a tent?\n8. The e-port doesn't have a zipper to close but never seemed to be a problem with bugs entering.\n9. There is a small access door to the left of the tent door. This can be uses for a number of things and is a vey useful addition. It zips closed or open and is in the shape of an L. Doggy door? AC port? Or just to be able to access the interior of the tent without having to go in.\n10. I thought the tent tub was just as thick as any other tent i have seen. i recommend a extra tarp under any tent that you may be using anyways.\n11. The tent stowage bag. Seem sturdy enough to me. Nice heavy duty double zipper. No wheels but the tent isn't heavy enough to require them...my 7 year old could carry it. Plenty of room to pack the tent back in plus the 20 x 16 foot tarp I use under the tent. There is a bag provided for the poles and another bag for the tent spikes. Plenty of room for everything and not bulging at the zipper.\n\nI think that should cover everything as far as the complaints. It is a very nice tent and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a big tent...it is BIG. It also seems to me that the maker Ozark has done a great job at upgrading this tent to address prior concerns.
We have used this once. It was easy to set up and provided the shade as advertised.\nBUT, I am worried because when we took it down, I noticed that the fabric was pulling and had opened up at one of the places where it has to be pulled tight. Since there are many spots where it is pulled tight (all the corners and other places of stress), I am worried that it is going to fray. I am probably going to return it.
My initial impression is that this is a great tent! Set up is a breeze. It really does set up in a minute or two. It is extremely roomy. I anticipate that our family of 5 will be quite comfortable inside. I thought the tent was a great value, especially since it include the rainfly. It took me a couple attempts to get it rolled up and back into the carrying case. But that should get easier with practice. Haven't had a chance to use it yet for camping, but it seems to be a good piece of gear.
Went together very easily the first time, by myself. Roomy tent with the 'shelf' hanger for the top. Rain fly covered tent easily and well. The little stick out part over the door will be nice. Little worried about the durability of the poles. Many dogs camp with us, and I have had a pole break when a playing dog tripped over it once (not this tent, but it is something I think about). Over all for the price and weekend tent camping will be just fine. Wouldn't backpack with it. On a positive note it did fit back into the back first try!
10 persons tent. Mesh roof for good ventilation. Removeable room divider easily to convert 3 separate rooms into 1 large space when needed. Seam taped. Stake and wheeled storage bag included.
What our shoppers say:
Great tent for large families!
This tent is def huge! We have a family of 7 and we will all fit with no problems. Plenty of head room all the way around. Also, the screen room on the front is quite roomy. The downside is this is NOT an easy tent to put up. It takes a minimum of 3 people a full 30 minutes or longer to put up. The first time was over an hour!
This tent Is so nice and good for large groups that's the reason we bought it is for my grandsons birthday party with at least 8-10 staying the night in this tent. It was easy to set up and easy to take down. The only problems we've had is with the zippers be careful with the zippers they're easy to cath on the fabric.
Fairly easy to set up, read the directions!! Tent is huge make sure have plenty of ground space. Lots of doors, main door built in footwear removal area (huge plus with lots of muddy little feet)helped keep tent clean. Seperate rooms great for changing clothes and keeping the kids seperate from the parents. Tall enough for a 6'4\" man to feel comfortable. Definately helped make a great camping trip.
Construction: 190T coated polyester, steel and fiberglass
What our shoppers say:
Doesn't fit back in the bag
I haven't actually used the tent yet, so I can't say much about its performance. I set it up this afternoon for a test run, and I got it up in about a minute. It was super easy. Taking it down was almost as easy, however, once refolded, IT DOES NOT FIT BACK IN THE BAG THAT WAS GIVEN. I've been working at it for almost an hour now and simply CANNOT get it. Also, I've already managed to snagged the bottom of the tent...so that's going to have to be repaired.
on 3\/13 WE ORDERED MY BABY A TENT. ME & MY BF PUT IT UP. i WOULD REFER THIS TO ANYONE. We r not regular campers however we had it up once for about 2-3 wks & it stood up well i cant recall if it rained while it was up . I would say the directions are not clear regarding how to get the tent to raise up however we got it. Also very big and spacey inside. So spacey & wide inside that i had to take pics from different angles i uploaded 2 to give yall an general idea Miami dade (305) :))
Got it today so I set it up to make sure everything was there and also to make sure there were no damaged parts. Perfect ! Everything was all good ! Can't wait for Memorial Weekend to try it out. Thx Walmart !
Construction: 190T coated polyester, steel and fiberglass
What our shoppers say:
This tent is very easy to set and take down. Seems like it will also be a very sturdy tent for thunderstorms. I would feel at ease if a heavy thunderstorm blew threw sleeping in this. Oh Yea! I would also recommend getting the ozark trail instacot. It is well built and very comfortable.
Perfect for an individual and their gear only which I was looking for. Set was much more difficult than I expected due to the crossing of the tent support bars. So do a trial run before going camping to learn how to set up and look for defects.
Bought this to use with our small travel trailer. We are often muddy and don't want to make the inside of the camper wet and dirty. I extended the outdoor shower's hose to reach into this \"tent\". It's roomy enough inside and has a couple shelves for soap, shampoo, etc.\nNot too difficult to set up, though having two people would make it a even easier.