I was so excited to get this new tent to take my Son and his friend (both 12) camping. It rained the day we arrived... It rained a lot. The tent leaked around all the windows and doors - from the zippers. The tent itself did not leak, just the zippers... but they are on all sides of the tent - thankfully we had plenty of towels to absorb the water. The other issue I found frustrating was the main door zipper. When you zipped it to a certian point - it was very difficult to get it zipped or unzipped - like the tent was stretched too far at this point and you had to use two hands to pull the tent together to zip or unzip it. Once you passed that point, it was fine. The size of the tent was great, and after our wet day - we enjoyed it very much (except for the main door zipper issue). I wanted to return the tent upon getting home, however the best they can do is have me ship this one back and send me the exact same product - new. I am just going to guess that it will leak around the zippers too... Not super satisfied...
I ordered this for my dad for Christmas. While not ecstatic he said its worth the money. He said it seemed a bit hard at first but upon consideration he decided he wouldn't want it any softer. He did fall asleep in it the first day so after that he decided its good.
I have used mine for almost 8 years and it is still like brand new. We are scouts and we travel so we camp quite a bit. It has also come in real handy for defrosting the freezer before we moved and for parties. I am short so have trouble moving this by myself and I would not recommend even a tall person doing so. Not just for your back but also to avoid excess stress on the handles. You will also want to have something to prop the lid up when you want to get stuff out since the lid has a tendency to fall shut which is great with forgetful kids but can be annoying when you are trying to get things out for dinner. I like that I dont have to have an extra cooler for drinks since I freeze a bunch of extra juice and use them for ice. This cooler (if monitored to make sure it is actually closed tight) holds ice pretty well. Being in Florida making it more than a day or two in a cooler this larger would be amazing but I have actually managed 3 days. We also camp in the wilderness and have not had a problem so far with wild animals trying to get in the cooler. The raccoons managed to get bread out of my van but they didnt go for the cooler at all (no footprints). I received two of these coolers as a prize and never knew how much they cost. I gave one to my brother and he uses it all the time too. They are a bit pricey for me but probably right in line with similar items.
I bought this tent for my fiancée for Christmas. I was afraid that it wouldn't come in time, but it came a few days before Christmas. It was perfect. Coleman is a great camping brand, and I knew it was the right choice for both of us. We went camping (his first time) about a week after Christmas. We are in Texas, so the weather was not too cold yet, by far. It is huge, so we made a bit of a living area inside along with our air bed as the bedroom. It was perfect in every way. The hinged door is great, the windows are in the perfect places, and all the little bells and whistles are so convenient. Such things you don't realize you want or will use until you see it. We LOVE our tent, and will use it until we wear it out! I love Overstock, and I looked for a few weeks and you guys had the best price for this size tent, by far. I will always order from you guys with confidence.
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