Ventilation is never a problem with three large 48" screened windows, a screened D style door and the screened roof just adds even more air flow. The white fly helps reflect the sun and extends over the windows and door with included double ridge poles. The perfect summer tent. All openings feature no see um mesh screen with flaps that zip closed for weather protection and privacy.
Super strong shock corded fiberglass frame poles provide excellent stability. Frame system features ring and pin connections for a very easy to set up tent. Usually assembles in seconds, compared to minutes with other tents. Awning and windows have tape sealed seams for added rain protection. Sewn in storage pockets and gear loft for additional storage. Available in 2 large sizes.
- Strong 11mm shock-corded fiberglass poles
- Taped-seam rainfly
- Ring and pin pole assembly
- Three 48” screen windows have inside zip storm flaps
- Wide “D” style front door
- Four roof windows for added ventilation
- Door and walls made of tough Polyester Taffeta
- Screens are No-See-Um mesh to keep insects out
- The floor is made of rugged polyethylene
- Sewn-in pockets and a gear loft for storage
- Meets CPAI – 84 fire retardant regulations
- Tent includes stakes, storage bag, and instructions
- Model: #218 - 10' Wide x 10' Long x 72" High.
- Sleeps up to 6 adults.
- Weight: 16 Lbs.
- Packed Size: 27" L x 7" W x 7" D
- Tent Color: Blue with a silver fly
First, the good news:
1) Set up: It was very easy to figure out how to set this tent up and, with two people, it can be set up and taken down quite quickly (in theory it could also be set up by one person, but it's big enough that this would be tough to do if there's any wind at all).
2) Ventilation, ability to look out: It has large windows on all four sides and a large screened section (4-5 feet by 4-5 feet) in the top of the ceiling). On nights when you are pretty confident it won't rain, you could leave off the fly and be able to look up and out of this tent really well, while still being protected from mosquitoes. This is a big plus for me.
3) Packing: It's light and compact for it's size when set up.
4) Cost: The cost is quite reasonable for a tent of this size.
Now, the bad news:
1) Protection from rain: The rain fly the tent came with is not even remotely water-proof. Because the top of the actual tent itself is mesh, that means that even a light rain will come right through the rain fly, through the mesh at the top of the tent and onto your stuff. I think there may also have been a little bit of leakage around the seams between the floor and walls of the tent and/or along the seams between walls (near the bottom) on one or two out of the six nights it rained, but this didn't seem to be too bad.
A couple of more minor issues:
1) Window zippers: The way the zippers work, it is not possible to have the window coverings adjusted so that just the tops of the windows are open. You either have to have the window covering completely closed (which makes the tent stuffy, even with the large ventilation area in the top of the tent), or you have to have it open at the bottom on at least one side, which is a problem if it's raining.
2) Instructions: The instructions said that one of the pair of tent poles (or was it one of the pair of fly poles?) is longer than the other. This is incorrect. They are both the same length and work fine that w...