Free Ground Tarp With Tent Purchase!
Introducing our new VX series. We have added large triangle windows on both ends. The extra windows give you eXtra Ventilation and eXtra openness and Views. This feature is a must when camping in hot summer weather, allowing you to really open the tent up. When conditions change, simply zip the windows shut from the inside. The VX series is identical to our Deluxe version with the exception that instead of funnel-flow vents, you have large triangle windows on both ends. Available in 10x10 and 10x14 sizes.
• Hydra-ShieldTM, 100% Cotton Duck Canvas. Durable, watertight and breathable.
• Flex-Bow Frame: Exceptionally sturdy. Keeps tent taut. Quick and easy, one-person, setup.
• Spacious 6'6" ceiling height provides walk-around comfort.
• Two large D-shaped doors (front and back) with #10 YKK zippers.
• Six large windows with no-see-um mesh. Provides openness and superb ventilation.
• Large 72x78-inch awning.
• Customizable gear loft and organizer pockets.
• Heavy-duty 12-inch, steel rod, stakes.
• Handy strap-and-cinch storage bag for convenient roll up.
Pack Weight: 68 lbs. (includes 6.5 lbs in stakes).
Pack Size: Tent-- Length 30 in. Diameter 13 in., Poles-- Length 50 in. Diameter 5.5 in.
Ceiling Material: 10 oz Hydra-shieldTM canvas.
Wall Material: 8.5 oz Hydra-ShieldTM canvas.
Floor Material: 16 oz vinyl. Polyester reinforced, seamless.
Frame: 1-inch, galvanized, steel tubing.
Flex-Bow Rods: 3/8-inch, solid, spring steel.
All-season: Use year-round, but not designed for extreme winter mountaineering or heavy snow accumulations.
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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I am just an average camper, experienced with the typical inexpensive nylon tent, so I am very excited about buying a quality canvas one. The tent is very nice. The materials, stitching and workmanship are quality. After only setting it up a couple of times, I can tell that this is a good purchase. I especially like the floor material thickness. It feels very durable.
The one reason I am giving the tent a four star rating is because of missing grommets in the awning. I purchased the vestibule attachment at the same time I bought the tent, and when I read through the vestibule directions They stated that the new design tent awning should have a pattern of 5 grommets for the vestibule attachment. Mine has two grommets. So even though I bought the newest version of the tent and vestibule at the same time, they are not compatible. The instructions say that on the older models you need to install the additional three grommets. So even though I bought the most current version of the tent I guess I need to cut in my own grommets anyway. If I were you, I would call Kodiak prior to buying to make sure that the added grommets are installed.
Steve, Thanks for your purchase. The extra grommets are only needed with the wing vestibule accessory. A grommet kit is included with the wing vestibule, and it is fairly easy to do. We did not want to burden customers who don't have a wing vestibule with the cost of extra grommets. (Kodiak Canvas)
This tent is incredible. I was a bit suspicious as to why there are only 5-star reviews. Having been in this tent I know now why. It's my first canvas style tent and compared to my other high end tents it is my new #1. Ventilation is great, being able to see 360 degrees around you is nice as well, especially when your now part of the food chain. Height is great, for me being 6'4" I really like being able to stand up. We had plenty of room with two people and alot of gear. I rigged up a mini rainfly with a heavy duty reflective blanket from a big box store and a tarp, which helped keep some of the heat buildup at the top where my head typically was when I stood up. It created some shade and let air pass underneath. Perhaps adding this accessory in the future would be good. I'd also add that putting an extra awning on it would be nice, especially when using the vestibule. Having a front and back porch kind of feel would be helpful at times. The extra accessories that came with it are awesome, may add another gear loft, but the storage pockets are a must and may get another one of those. Overall this was a great tent. I have spent many nights in it and cold ones at that, with my heater I was more then warm. Sometimes it got a little to hot, the tent held heat really well. If you could program a little heater to kick on every hour and run for maybe 10 min or so you’d be plenty warm at night. I prefer it being cold and being wrapped up in a sleeping bag, so cool weather doesn’t bother me. In the day when it was really hot out, opening all the windows was more then enough to keep it cooler inside. I really like that feature. I hope to get many many years out of this tent. You'll be more then happy with it. I’m anxious to see the new sleeping bags and perhaps try them out. I’d also like to see what, if anything is changed on other tents in the future. Thanks for an awesome tent.
Great tent. Love the quick setup. Heavy duty canvas with high quality stitching made to last. All it needs is a small awning over the side v-windows so it can be ventilated in a rain storm. And maybe an additional zipper at the base of the front window so it can be opened at the bottom. I plan to use this tent a lot year round.
I've been using the KC VX 10x10 for two years now on long extended outings in the northern New Mexico mountains since retiring -- doing both dispersed national forest camping and campground camping. The tent has endured extreme weather, howling mountaintop storms, and hundreds of pounds of hail -- and never budged or leaked. The warranty and manual steer you away from this kind of heavy continuous usage, but if you're kind to your tent, it will hold up just fine, despite the warnings.... KC is just covering their liability side. I haven't, but some have put stovejacks on their KC tents... no reason you can't or shouldn't, except the warranty. This tent is a sweet 100 sq ft tiny home if only for a couple people, or person and dog (like me). The floor is bombproof.... it will outlast the rest of the tent. Zippers will never fail. I did get a tiny hole in one of the noseeum windows, but patched w/ a drop of superglue. And the white ceiling is a blessing (lets in diffuse light) and a curse (stains easily, unavoidable unless you put a large tarp over the entire rig, which I often do. All that said, I am also considering getting the 8.5x6 two person VX for when I want to travel lighter and don't need the capacity of the 10x10. All in all, money extremely well spent.
This tent is built well and is very easy to put up with one person. I love the bag that it comes with. No more trying to get a tent in some bag that is to small. I love the awning it eliminates the need to bring an easy up. The other thing I love is that the awning is adjustable. All in all a great tent.
Great tent. Faced high winds for three straight days while hunting. Tent never wavered and stood strong. Best tent I have ever owned!
I spent about two years searching for the perfect tent. I went from instant pop ups to roof top tents to the Kodiak and I can guarantee you this was the best choice I ever made for the below reasons:
1) fast, cheap shipping
2) easy install
3) easy take down and simple storage
4) compact size compared to other equivalent tents
5) great storage bag
6) high quality
I slept in this tent for 4 days during s heat wave and it felt like a true shelter from the heat. I had a small tent fan going and I actually had to turn it off. The canvas was incredible. It rained a couple times and not even a drop of rain or dreaded condensation was felt. This tent is the only tent I would ever reccomend. Side windows as for a nice venting system.
The only opportunity for improvement is to add an electrical pocket.
Absolutely love this tent. We just went camping and it rained for 3 days and we stayed dry the whole time. Would recommend this tent to anyone that camps.
Went on a 9-day "expedition" through the Grand Canyon-Parashant area. In my opinion, this tent is a good size for *two* people and their gear without worrying too much about staying organized. The VX does provide great ventilation and views. The side poles can be a bit of a struggle to get into place. Consider developing a tool that pulls the clip outward (foot pressure) while not allowing it to be pushed into the dirt.