Ozark Trail Tent Reviews

It comes with two room dividers to keep you from having to share trail snacks or your airbed, as well as a couple of closets for your storage needs. One removable divider is made with silver-coated fabric, making it a potential movie screen for optimal outdoor entertainment. The biggest material difference between the Sundome and our other picks is its crunchy, tarp-like polyethylene floor. The other tents in this guide all have bathtub-style tape-seamed polyester floors, which is the standard among high-quality tents. The Sundome’s tarp is clearly a budget material, but for what it was, we found it user-friendly. It’s easy to mop up after wet paws and spills, and it doesn’t hold moisture.

Bend each pole into an arch and secure it at the corners of the tent at ground level by placing the tent pole into the pin ring. Connect the snap-quick clips to the tent poles to give the tent shape. Getting our hands dirty with the top-rated 9×9 Neso Grande lightweight beach canopy tent. Lastly, I haven’t yet had a chance to test its waterproofing in a huge down-pouring of rain, but it did hold up in some strong winds surprisingly well. Future users may want to seal or waterproof the seams a little better.

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I would suggest that you go back to making the tents as in the past and I’d love to have another tent only if I knew I wouldn’t wake up to rain coming in on me. Daughter did manage to get a lot of tent trapped in one zip at one stage and after 10 minutes of cursing I had the material out of the zip but the teeth were ‘offset’. Completely opening then closing the zip (again as per instructions) recovered everything as per new though. I am 6′ and definitely could stand up straight in the centre.

Lunar white color is the uniform color of the ozark tent, so it is important for people to carry warm items and drinksacks in the ozark tent. In fact, with a little bit of seam sealer and an at-home DWR treatment, the tent performed much better in the rain than otherwise. All told, with some aftermarket work and careful staking, the tent will hold up in mildly unpleasant wet weather conditions. I still would not recommend it in extended rainfall or during storms. We have been camping for seven years and have never had as much water come in and soak our things in other tents from Wal-Mart. We didn’t have water come in around the bottom seams but it leaked from the top where the mesh is.

That’s why you buy a tarp to put over and a tarp for under. So next time you go camping instead of relying on a Walmart special, use your head. For a 10-person tent, I would expect the tent to have at least 2 doors, 1 on each opposite wall ozark trail chair of the tent, and both my WeatherMaster 10-Person Tent and my Coleman 10-Person Instant Tent have 2 doors each. This roomy option (20′ L x 9′ W x84″ H) offers similar perks as the above 12-person option, but with a little more privacy.

It was my kids’ first time camping, and we had no problems. My husband is a city-boy and even he could figure out how to put it up. Although, he did have the room divider pole left over, LOL.

You can find just about anything outdoor-related that you could want, ranging from boots to boats. Some Ozark Trail products such as their knives can last years, while others’ value really shines through. Ozark trail makes just about everything you could need for getting outside. They have an affordable option for everything from knives and camping cookware to outboard motors. Mostly, Ozark Trail is known for their hiking boots and their tents.

They claim they are weather tested, but I feel they don’t include rain or wind as elements of the weather. There was a breeze so I put bricks around the edge, and the rain tarp didn’t cover the whole of the window like it was supposed to, but that was it was a little hard to set up so it was understandable. It worked well that night and I got some rain in but nothing serious. Now a few years later I erected it in the backyard just for fun. Overall this is a wonderful tent that has held up well to many years of family camping.

The gulf between cheap, unreliable gear and high-end technical equipment is huge, and there are few dependable options between the two. There are some alternatives, and they might be a little easier to find than you’d expect. When the kids got older the extra dome was used for storage.

If you a experienced camper like myself you would know that you have to use a tarp to cover your tent so that the water does not get inside when it rains. And you have to make sure that the zipper is closed well and also sprayed with a water repellent. But unfortunately, they are many morons out there that don’t know the first thing about camping. I must say that nothing is waterproof, water resistant is a better term. I have found that the seams of the tent do drip a little when it rains (after all machines put tiny holes in things when they are sewn together) it is nothing that cannot be fixed with a little time and patience.