3 - Tents & Outdoor Canopies
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Mon Oct 18 00:00:00 MDT 2010treasure37 Rating:5.0
Great tent for the money, very roomy, fits a 3'x7' cot, can stand up in the center (5'11")
Tue Jul 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013damma Rating:5.0
I purchased 3 of these tents.The GRANDKIDS loved them.Made we'll,easy set up.The kids have a great time.
Wed May 07 00:00:00 MDT 2008psddriver Rating:5.0
This tent was easy to set up and worked well for a 3 day campout. It is not a 4 man tent unless that 4th man is really small.
Wed Jul 07 00:00:00 MDT 2010asr99 Rating:5.0
Received this canopy within 3 days of ordering it. Great shipping! Price is the best I have found. Canopy is the stronger steel frame, with heavier canopy fabric. Well built and easy to use.
Wed Mar 06 00:00:00 MST 2013rakshi Rating:4.0
This awning is easy to transport and easy to set up. It holds up well in windy conditions when properly staked. You have to duck to enter it, which is a bit of a nuisance. It's not very big, enough to shade 2-3 seated people.
Wed Jul 28 00:00:00 MDT 2010yooperboy Rating:3.0
Tent was very easy to set up. I found the zippers on the doors to be a little hard to open and close. Seemed like there was too much tension at the midpoint of the zip line. Also, this is rated as a 5 person tent, but they had better be 5 small people. Probably not bad for 3 adults if they have no gear to store in the tent.
Sun Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2009happygrl1 Rating:5.0
Just finished camping with the scouts this weekend in Alabama - we had over 7" of rain in two days and ours was one of only 3 tents that stayed dry. The tent was easy to assemble (even in the dark & rain) and we couldn't have been happier. It's definitely not meant to be a backpacking tent but we were able to keep all our gear inside and still have plenty of room for two. I'm very pleased!
Tue Oct 26 00:00:00 MDT 2010midnight1978 Rating:5.0
I originally purchased this tent for personal use, as I am somewhat of an outside nut. My wife and kids loved the simplicity of setup and they demanded to try it out, and it has been a great hit in our household. The tent came in excellent condition, and has held up to 3 boys and our youngest girl. That says a lot. The product smelled like it had just been manufactured, and it was all in decent packaging. The overall impression was one of 100% satisfaction. This tent is priced right and is sturdy enough for most sensible usage. I recommend this, and plan to purchase more of these!
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 MDT 2011lee711 Rating:5.0
The 10 X 10 shade canopy I received was compact and easy to set up right out of the box; take down was just as easy. My only issue is in the head room on the way in, it's about 3 inches to low for anyone over five feet ten inches tall. Once under the canopy the head room is fine. The canopy is used to provide shade of the field installer of my outdoor kitchen designs. It has stood up to the desert heat and wind and numorious set-ups and take-downs.
Thu Jul 03 00:00:00 MDT 2014lynxfire Rating:4.0
After doing research we choose this for our backpacking tent. It is long and fits a full size air mattress with about 4-5" of room at the bottom and about 3" on each side. it has 2 corner pockets that are hard to see and deep so they aren't hanging in the way and it has a top hanging net for lights, fan, ect. We had a sewing error in one of the doors that could possibly lead to a door opening issue and the company replaced the skin free of charge in about a week.
Tue May 27 00:00:00 MDT 2014lrenzi Rating:5.0
As a Boy Scout parent, we have been out in the wind, rain, snow and cold and this product line stands up. The Troop has very pricey*** tents, that are great, but ALPS are just as good, if not better, and half the price. We bought an older 3-man version of this in the winter of 2012 and since then we have told every camper that comes along to check out the ALPS Mountaineering line. As you can imagine, teenage boys are not exactly easy on their gear. Beyond the zipper yanking, throwing, horsing around and then a damp "just stuff it in the bag so we can get out of here" attitudes our tent has more than proved itself! Do yourself a favor and go with ALPS Mountaineering. I can't attest to their lighter backpacking tents, but their larger, what I consider car-camping models are durable, easy to set up, very rain resistant, and extremely cost effective. You would be a fool to spend your hard earned money on just a name. These guys take camping seriously, recognize what the consumer needs, and deliver. Bravo ALPS Mountaineering and thank goodness O.Co found you!
Tue Aug 10 00:00:00 MDT 2010otva Rating:1.0
I am very, very disappointed in this item. I have only used the screen house twice, each time for just a weekend, and I'm not sure it will last another outing. The first time I used it, two of the metal ends on the shock corded poles came off while we were putting it up. The second time, 3 additional metal ends came off, and one of the corner poles completely came apart and I don't know that I can get it back together. As mentioned in another review, the netting for this screen house is quite flimsy and very easily snagged. I had a corner of a cardboard box that put a small tear in the screenhouse this weekend with very little pressure. You can see along the stitching of the door zipper that it is pulling and nearly torn along this area as well. Ugh. I am sorry I didn't use and return it within the 30 day period. I do NOT recommend the purchase of this item.
Thu Jul 08 00:00:00 MDT 2010bruceperens Rating:4.0
I purchased this tent after the zipper on our Eureka Tetragon 9 failed twice during trips - the second failure after Eureka sent me a new zipper pull. We got along with safety pins and a blanket pinned over the door to save that trip. But I'm through with non-outfitter-quality tents. Car campers don't need ultra-light, and it's worth it to pay extra for a #10 zipper and two doors (the Eureka had one) if you have kids or anyone who might enter and exit the tent a lot without being gentle to the zipper. The fact that this tent costs less on overstock.com than its lower-quality competition in camping stores makes it a deal you should snap up now, before it's gone. Besides the zippers, it has 11mm fiberglass poles, one size heavier than usual, a floor almost twice as heavy as the non-ZF model of this tent, and a fuller rain-fly than many tents. We were familiar with Alps Mountaineering quality from their camp chair, which is rated for a person weighing up to 425 pounds! I only weigh 200, and don't worry about our 10-year-old jumping into my lap on that chair! We put a queen-size inflatable mattress and a double-size inflatable in this tent, leaving little floor room but we all sleep really well that way. The tent is 8x10 and the doors are on the long sides, which means that they'll be on the front and back if you use big mattresses as we do. However, they are big doors, and they open opposite of each other, so the back one will admit the person on the left without much disturbance to a person on the right, and vice-versa. The ZF model has no side windows (which the non-ZF Meramac seems to have from the photo I've seen). The windows in the doors are large enough. There is no way to close the mesh vents at the top, although the rain fly will be over them. This will mean that your tent won't get internal condensation, but might be a bit colder than one with zipper flaps over the vents (like the Eureka Tetragon). The next time we do camping with 40-degree nights, I might try throwing a polyester blanket over those vents, under the fly. This tent seems taller than the Eureka Tetragon 9, and the attic is smaller than the Eureka. There are two pockets. Since my family likes more storage than tent attics and pockets ever provide, I bought two Zen Class Travel Organizers to use inside of the tent. No rain test yet. Meramac 5 ZF FG Specs: Base Size: 8' x 10' Center Height: 6' Tent Area: 80 sq. ft. Tent and Fly Weight: 14 lb. 3 oz. Total Weight: 15 lb. Packed Size: 8" x 25" Pole Diameter: 11 mm Sorry that the software has discarded my paragraph breaks! At least in the preview I saw. Overstock.com guys, please fix that.
Thu Jun 09 00:00:00 MDT 2011gregpt Rating:5.0
This is the perfect tent! Lots of room, so suprised to see how tall it was. Would highly recommend!
Fri Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2012eugenie4321 Rating:5.0
When looking for a tent for backpacking, I want something that is light. That is not the only thing that is important. If it is light but doesnít last than it is not worth a sense. Also if the weight of a tent was all I cared about I would just take a tarp. Some key features for me are: durability, size, and weight, weatherproof and ease of setting up. In this review I will be going over these key features. Durability: How well does the tent hold up after repeatedly be used? Does the zipper continue to work or does it get snagged easily? This can be one of the hardest things to be able to test when reviewing a tent. If you had years to test before you wrote the review then this would be easily done. But with a couple months you do your best. Luckily I have a secret weapon for checking durability. It is actually three weapons, called my kids. I have a 1, 3 and 5 year old who love tents. Their favorite thing is to go in and out of a tent and then playing inside. It about puts me over the edge as they open and close the door as well as squeeze in through a half open door. But this is one way to test the durability of a tent. The Swiftlite held up to everything my kids could throw at it. Size: Is the tent roomy when set up? Does it pack down small? I donít know about you but there have been many times that I climbed into a two person tent with another adult and thought this is a big one person tent not a two person. Well the Swiftlite is truly a two person tent. One night my kids wanted to go camping, but I had a commitment the next day so that wasnít going to work so we slept in the backyard in the Swiftlite. So I slept in the middle and had a kid on both sides of me. There was plenty of room for us all. I was surprised at how roomy the tent is. This is nice as there is not a vestibule so all your gear has to go inside with you. Packing small is also a great feature of this tent. It easily packs down to about 16Ē long and 5 inches thick. I am sure if you need it a little smaller you could compress it even more than 5. I feel that this would be a great tent to use while bike touring. Weight: This might not be all that important if you are just car camping, but other than that weight matters. The Swiftlite is light. At about 2 lbs. 14 oz. you will love the weight to size ratio of this tent. I have sleeping bags lighter than this tent but I have bags that weigh a lot more too. Also you will be hard pressed to find a tent this light at this price. Weatherproof: Does it keep the rain out and hold up during windy weather? This can be one of the hardest features to test as I cannot make the wind blow or rain to start falling. This can also be one of the most miserable nightís sleep when testing a tent and finding out in the middle of a storm that the tent doesnít keep the water out. As luck goes sometimes, the one night I was sleeping in the tent it did rain and the water did stay out. It also was blowing that night and the tent held up. I wasnít able to ever test this tent in a crazy storm but it did hold up in anything that I was in. Ease of Setting it up: How quick can you set the tent up? Are the instructions complete or do you need them at all? Can one person set it up or does it take a small army? It helps when setting up a tent to read the instructions beforehand but to be honest most of the time I just try to set it up without them the first time. Sometimes I succeed and other time half way through I start scrambling for the instructions. In either case I always set up a tent at home before taking it out. One reason for this is to familiarize myself with the tent so if I have to set it up in the dark or in bad weather it is a lot easier. But another reason is to make sure you have all parts needed. It would really make a bad trip if you got to your destination and the tent poles are missing. How easy was the Swiftlite to set up? Easy. It has three poles, one at the back and two up front. The tent does have to be staked down and is not free-standing but it stakes quickly and is very easy to do with one person. When setting it up the first time I did feel a little uneasy about putting the front poles in as it was a tight fit. But after that it was easy and worry-free. I didnít want to rip anything the first time up. The guy lines are easy to adjust and keep the tent tight all night long. I have been impressed by this tent. It was been a quick set up and has worked well the few times I have used it. With two vents that run the length of the sides of the tent and a mesh screen at both the front and back, the tent breathes well in hot conditions. Also with the single wall construction you donít have to worry about the rain fly while setting it up. One of the downsides of this tent is that it is not free-standing. If this is not a big issue for you then it will work well. But if you camp a lot on real sandy ground or the snow you might want to find a free-standing tent. Overall I have really enjoyed reviewing this tent. It has kept me dry and comfortable and makes getting into the outdoors easy and quick. If you are looking for a lightweight tent that doesnít break the bank this is a great choice. Below are the specs and info right off of High Peakís website. Following the ultralite trend, the Swiftlite is a roomy, two person shelter that weighs just 2 lbs. 14 oz. This single wall tent can be fully enclosed to keep out the elements and features a durable seam-sealed Ripstop nylon construction. Two 7.9 mm 7000 series aluminum poles support the structure. Ventilization is acheived through two, built-in side vents, a zippered door and open foot area with No-see-um, seam-taped bug netting. http://www.highpeakusa.com/swiftlite/
Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 MDT 2013billwrenn3 Rating:1.0
I was about to purchase this tent, but decided to read the reviews. Thank God I did, There is no rain fly on two sides of the tent ? No value to anyone who lives in the rainy part of our country.
Fri Jul 08 00:00:00 MDT 2011azminicoopers Rating:4.0
This is a very nice tent. It was very easy to assemble. It is large enough to accommodate a queen size air mattress plus room for backpacks, etc. The wind blew like crazy but the tent was totally fine. I used it for the first time on the 4th of July weekend at Lake Powell, AZ. The weather was very hot (105+) and it was very hot in the tent...but this is Arizona, right? I think it will be the perfect tent when the weather cools off a bit. Tear down was just as easy and everything fit nicely back into the bag. Overall, a very nice tent.
Mon Jun 09 00:00:00 MDT 2008dcmeggers Rating:4.0
This tent is really easy to set up! My roommate and I did it in about five minutes in our living room. I also really like the packaging; even though it is kind of heavy for a major trek, the poles come in their own bag, so the load of the tent can be divided between two people. The workmanship seems really nice; I don't think it will need a tarp to keep moisture from the ground out. All and all, I think it is a good buy.
Wed Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2011teagal123 Rating:4.0
Good value tent, plenty of room, very easy to put up. Not robust enough for very cold temps or high winds, but certainly great for weekend easy camping. Good for two people and all their stuff.
Wed May 29 00:00:00 MDT 2013bubba12234 Rating:5.0
Took the tent out blind because i had no time to set it up ahead of time and thank god it went up with out a hitch and only took like 5 minutes to set up. It did not rain so i cant comment. It was a little chilly at night because of the venting but i had a great sleeping bag for that.
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