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'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.
Perfect size and weight. Easy set-up and very durable. I am excited to use this tent this winter. It has already been very impressive in the short time I have used it. 100+ degree desert weather and mountain camping. Winter camping will be the next test.
I've spent most of the last 45 days on a New Mexico mountains summer retreat in which the Kodiak Canvas VX 10x10 has been instrumental. No doubt, after much close examination, usage in mixed conditions (10,000'+ elev, heat, cold, dry, rain, flies, etc), I find the tent to be exactly what I needed and completely reliable. I do find that there is a need for more after-market accessory products, though. A wee bit of blue sky wishing here, but reasonable, I think. Here are some of my thoughts....
* Ground tarp / underlying foundation: Someone please invent or identify any kind of additional layer that can be put under the tent to a) improve leveling, and b) wick or drain away collecting rainwater. I know that historically tents just use either a ground tarp or a more permanent location-based platform. But, let's get creative.
* The awning area: Nice awning, but as we all know, fairly limited in it's value as a standalone feature when confronted with inclement weather, early and late hot sun, etc. The awning begs for two kinds of enclosures: a) noseeum screen enclosure (yes, Springbar's mostly works, but isn't sized correctly for Kodiak products, requiring mods that could invalidate the warranty), and b) individually deployed side walls, i.e. canvas drop-down/roll-ups for the 2 sides and the front of the tarp covered area. The vestibule doesn't meet that need (but is a great add-on!)
* Interior: Wonderful floor and spacious interior!! The available accessories are ok, but I'd sure love to see more Kodiak-styled storage and shelving options. I know, I can find stuff from 3rd party vendors, or make my own, but why not improve the accessory line? Incremental revenue stream, if you're listening Kodiak C or Competitive Edge.
This is a question: What the heck is that little D-ring and hand-grenade pin in the center of the sides where the supporting poles contact the ground? The poles do not in any way fit into the D-ring, the pin is inexplicable. What the...??? Somebody figure this out? I may just be dense, but it's not apparent to me what these are for and there is absolutely no documentation on it... not even a YouTube video. Hello?
I have other notes and thoughts, but these few probably rise to the top for me.
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
Greg, Thanks for the review and the suggestions. Yes! We are listening.
Regarding the little mystery pin on the D-ring. It is a locking pin that you insert up into the bottom of upright pole. That holds the upright pole onto the D-ring. Read number 8 on page 7 in the owners' manual (who reads that anyway).
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Its hard to find well built products these days.. but Kodiak canvas has done nothing but impress me. Our clients stay warm and dry on late December elk hunts and we use them for family camp trips too. Love these tents. These guys make em to last!