5 Stars By thomas wyatt on 2016-06-19
Very easy to set up
So the tent is huge. Way bigger than the pictures make it look. Very easy to set up. I was drunk, barefoot and it was in the middle of the night with only one flashlight the first time I set it up and it only took five mins. Also, the takedown is extremely easy. With a major hangover, minimal sleep and still no shoes it only took 10 mins to get it back in the bag. Highly recommended for family outings or if you need a small apartment sized tent for yourself. It didn't rain on it yet so more review to follow when I get caught in a rainstorm.
Year later update: tent still rules
5 Stars By Marie S on 2016-08-18
Let me start off by saying, this is the best tent I have ever used. This tent is MASSIVE. I was able to fit a queen air mattress, twin mattress, cooler and tote, and there was still plenty of room. The second night using this, a thunderstorm rolled in, not a drop got in the tent. Was super sturdy to the wind and rain. So happy I made this purchase. Using it again this weekend.
3 Stars By TimmysMom on 2017-07-23
Tent leaked BUT Customer Service was quick to corrrect!!!
UPDATE TO MY REVIEW BELOW...
True, this tent did leak on our "test run," however, I have to bump up my review because the Custome Service was GREAT! They very quickly replaced the defective part. We'll give it another try with the new part! My plan is to reinforce the seams with a water proofing spray. I'll try to share how that goes too! If successful, this tent will be a good deal for the cost compared to other tents on the market. Wish me luck!
I bought this tent for my young family to continue my family tradition of an annual camping & rafting trip. Last night we had our "test run" in our backyard. We had a leak!!! Woke up at 2 am sleeping in a puddle with rain dripping down on us. Looks like a defective seam seal in the rain fly was to blame. I'm happy we did a test run & we could just head inside! I've emailed the company to see if they can send me a replacement. If they can't, I'll be returning it. I'll be inspecting the rain fly seams before we bother giving it another try this time too!
Other than the leak, the tent is nice! I do wish the zippers on the door ran a little bit more smoothly, but obviously the leak is a much bigger issue. Hopefully that can be resolved!
4 Stars By Jason Pugh on 2018-04-18
Very nice tent for the money
Very nice tent for the money. Very spacious. With the rainfly, airflow is limited.
Biggest gripe and why I took off a star: WHEN DESIGNER’S DECIDE HOW BIG A STORAGE BAG NEEDS TO BE, THEY NEED TO ADD 20% MORE SPACE TO THE BAG.
I spent about 20 minutes in freezing rain, cursing Core 9 while trying to get the tent back in the the tiny storage bag. Bag could stand to be much bigger. Especially if you want to throw in some decent tent spikes (i.e. not what ships with the tent) and a mallet.
But now that I have that off my chest, this tent really is fantastic.
5 Stars By Frank Hassle on 2017-04-19
LOVE this tent
LOVE this tent! Comfortably slept a family of six (mother-in-law included), easily set up in the dark, and kept us dry during a surprise shower! Can not recommend enough! Bonus: other campers came over to marvel at it's size and awesomeness, making my husband feel like the King of The Campground.
5 Stars By sibyl hines on 2018-05-19
nice tent. very roomy
nice tent. very roomy. I like being outside but do not like getting sunburned or bitten by bugs. this tent zips up securely. it is my home away from home. I have a chair and a small table and electricity and an air mattrass.
before you get the tent buy a tarp to go under it. I got 2 6x8 and laced them together. I got them at the local big box and did not write down the tent size. they were just right.
now for the tent stakes. THROW THEM AWAY. I took one look at them and realizes they were useless. I have had 2 sports brellas since 2012 that I have used to death. they keep the sun off but do not help with bugs. I dug out the tent stakes from the sports brellas and used the junk ones for the tarp and the rain fly, they are ok for the tarp but do not use them for rain fly.
we got two days of torrential rain and heavy wind. the joke tent pegs attached to the rain fly pulled loose pulled loose and I did get rain in the tent.. otherwise everything stood up very well.
putting it up was a bit of a bear.. get the tarp on the ground, lay the tent out ant stake the corners with the good stakes you purchased . put the long and short rods threw the correct pockets. this is important. the bottom of the rain fly has velcro. while it still on the ground attach the rain fly with the velcro to the tent. otherwise you end up trying to toss a very slippery king sized piece of fabric six feet in the air over another piece of slippery fabric. this activity will produce a signifilcant amount of swearing and amusement for the neighbors.
at this point as i am not very tall i got my husband to get in the tent and hold up the middle while i wrestled the long and short poles into the eye screws attached to the tent peg. you will need to use these pegs that come with the tent. it is an odd setup but it works. throw the rest away. there was some swearing at this point as it is difficult to get the poles hooked into the the little eye things but both the tent and i survived
set it up so the windows are in the path of the prevailing wind so you get nice breeze and enjoy.
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-06-03
Fast and easy to setup
Decent tent for the money. Plenty of room with some high end tent features at a bargain price. Fast and easy to setup. The port in for and extension cord is a nice feature for modern family camping. I agree with other reviews that ventilation is not great. I would definitely recommend for the occasional family camper.
5 Stars By bobbi A Johnson on 2017-07-12
This is great for the value
We bought this tent a few weeks ago, and have since used it 3 times, including the initial set-up. This is great for the value. I spent lots of time comparing tents and am very happy with this purchase. It was big enough to hold 2 queen air mattresses, comfortably. I love the additional pouches in the tent were helpful for placing keys/wallet, etc. There were two pouches attached to the tent, and an additional one that could be added to the center of the ceiling. One of our sites was gravel, and dry dirt. The stakes didn't stay in the ground, so we looped the tie down cord around heavy rocks all around, it was very windy, and the tent stood in place!! Other tents were flipping over, not ours. No issues with anything cracking, which solidifies the 5 star rating. The tent was easy to set-up! Two people did it in 15 min, and we are new to this!
-Basic (cheap) tent stakes, but pretty cheap to buy others, so I didn't let it affect my rating
-As someone else mentioned, the top rain flap, does barely cover the sides, although we didn't have rainy weather, I can see where that may be an issue with sideways rain
-The material seemed rather than, as if I had poked it with a finger nail, it seems it would rip. Although, it did hold-up just fine on gravel, with a tarp underneath. We have a dog, she had longer nails at the time, but they didn't affect the tent. So, this may be more of a pro than a con?
1 Stars By Bunny77 on 2017-09-05
Ripped after just one, short use
Sadly this tent ripped after one short and gentle use. 2DayDeliver (as always) were extremely quick to reply to my complaint and are issuing a refund on return of the tent. Can't fault their customer service. I can fault this tent though, very poor quality. But then it's cheap so I should have ponied up for a more expensive tent. Would ha e expected to to last more than one short night though!
5 Stars By PAMELA MEMITT on 2017-05-21
Such a Great buy!
Put this tent up and of course it downpoured that night and the next day but thankfully the tent never leaked! Such a Great buy!