Free Groud Tarp with 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.
• Hydra-ShieldTM, 100% Cotton Duck Canvas. Durable, watertight and breathable.
• Flex-Bow Frame: Exceptionally sturdy. Keeps tent taut. Quick and easy, one-person, set-up.
• 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 84x78-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: 79 lbs. (includes 6.5 lbs in stakes).
Pack Size: Tent-- Length 30 in. Diameter 16 in., Poles-- Length 48 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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Posted by Dante on 1st Sep 2017
Just came back from a five day family camping trip in the Catskills Mountains, two kids 4 &6 and my wife and I. Tempetures where between 40s at night and 70s during the day. Inside the tent we had two cots each 45"x85" and a queen air mattress that was 60x80 and there was plenty of room in the tent for gear clothing etc. We had windy conditions at night and the tent laughed at the wind, the flooring is super heavy duty but I do recomend putting some sort of blanket under the cot legs for protection (not needed but I like to take the precaution) , I recommend added the footprint as I would with any tent. Zippers are heavy duty and held up nice to kids constantly going in and out material punching in zipper does not happen like the nylon tents. Very hard to come up with negatives but there are three minor issues 1.) tent is not freestanding, it must be staked down to be erected. 2.) the need to add grommets if using the vestibule attachment, easy to do but not sure why it's not standard. Other than those two very minor issues this is a 5 star tent in my opinion, the heavyweight canvas gives you a better sense of security than the nylon types, buffers noise more and gives you a better sense of security and better sleep. 3.) multiple separate bags for tent parts that are stored independatly and hard to be kept together when storing. None of these three things should be a deturant to buying this tent. This is a "super tent" and could be past down multiple generations. Highly recomend wife approved!
Posted by Gary on 21st Aug 2017
We purchased the tent late last fall/ winter. The first weekend home with it I set it up which took a while because I wanted to make sure I was doing it correct. Then I soaked the tent down and let it dry the rest of the day. Then packed it up and waited till August to use it. What a great tent. The first night it pored rain but my wife and I where completely dry. This was her first time camping. She loved the size of the tent. I had set up two cots in it which she really enjoyed. Height wise for her is no problem she's 5.3. But me I'm 6.3 and could move around anywhere with out hitting my head. I will say this was nice since I've back pack for the last 30 years and this was a treat to stand and get dressed.
I had no issue with adding a couple of extra grommets very easy to do. I will still give you a 5 out of 5 but it would be nice if the awning could drain water instead of holding it. I'm going to take a painters adjustable pole and put one tennis ball on top and use it as a center pole to drain the water as it rains.
We are looking forward to use many more times.
Gary thanks for your review. A note on the awning. In wet or stormy weather you just need to lower one corner of the awning. Do that by placing the pole on a slant. The water will run right off. When dry, enjoy the shade and extra height under the awing.
Happy Camping KC
Posted by PNW Outdoor on 14th Aug 2017
This unit goes up fast and comes down faster.
Well constructed and will stand up to heavy winds and rain.
Perfect for a family of four or two large folks at elk camp.
This is the best canvas non-wall tent I've come across.
Thank you Kodiak!
Posted by Dan on 9th Jul 2017
I've owned this tent for just under a year now, and have taken it on several trips with varying numbers of occupants. I'm giving it a 4/5 due to some quirks, but overall it's an awesome tent and I'm very happy with my purchase. Here are my comments (roughly in order of occurrence):
When I first unpacked the tent, the floor smelled rather strongly of plastic. Granted the floor is some of the thickest plastic I've ever seen on a tent, but all the same we left it set up for a day to air out a bit. The smell seemed to go away by the end of the first trip.
Everything about the tent is... bombproof, and seems to be over-engineered. For example, the zippers are gigantic, but they also make a good deal of low rumbling noise when you move them. Zippers get a 2/5 for noise, but a 5/5 for durability.
My wife and I bought this tent for the spacious interior and excellent headroom. We're both 5'10", and have no problems with headroom. On our most recent trip, we were stuck inside the tent with our new baby for 4 hours during a rainstorm and commented several times how much we liked the headroom--and how the spaciousness helped keep our sanity.
Speaking of rainstorms, this tent has survived two storms. The first was on the Texas gulf coast, which dumped 1-2 inches of rain in an hour... at 5 AM. We stayed incredibly dry! Since it was rather windy, I pulled down the awning to keep it from flapping around. The second storm was 4 hours of hard rain mixed with hail. Occasionally when the rain was really coming down we would feel a bit of mist inside the tent, seeming to come from the ceiling. I'm wondering if the canvas simply hadn't tightened up yet, or if the rain was drumming off a bit of condensation from the inside of the tent. Overall, it still kept us very dry!
The only real downside to this tent is the incredible amount of time (15 minutes) it takes to stake it out (3 per side plus the four corners). The stakes, though, are the biggest, baddest stakes I've ever received with a tent. Make sure you stake it out well! Especially with the awning pulled tight, there is a good deal of tension on those stakes! The pole system on the other hand is amazingly fast to set up and feels bombproof. Setting it up generally takes 15-25 minutes: 2-3 for site selection and cleaning off debris, 10-15 for staking it out, 2-3 for inserting the poles and standing it up, and a few extra minutes if you put out the awning.
Overall, great purchase!
Posted by Dylan on 7th Jul 2017
Let me start by saying I really like this tent a lot. The canvas is nice, all the windows are great, storage options are handy, the bag for storing the tent is super easy to use. The first one had a canvas flaw and Kodiak was great about getting me a new tent.
Now for why I'm giving it 3 stars - I bought the vestibule and had to put the 2 extra grommets in. I was told many customers don't, because wind will blow water into the covered area anyway. I camp in forests mostly so there isn't that much wind and it would be perfect for my uses with the slight overhang on the vestibule. I bought a grommet kit, practiced a few times and went and put the grommets in. On one of them I apparently had the punch tipped a bit to one side and cut the fabric around about 1/3 of the grommet hole - if you can imagine, I was very upset. It got me thinking "why can't they put 2 extra grommets in my $700 tent at the factory, it would take almost nothing to do so". So that has been very frustrating, and I wish I would have just taken it to an awning shop in town and paid them to do it. An awning shop should have higher quality grommets (the ones they recommend you buy from a big box store look like a crumpled aluminum can on there). I'm pretty handy and don't usually have much trouble with this type of thing so it's pretty annoying that it isn't just done.
Another recommendation is for shocking the tent - I'd set up a sprinkler on the thing and let it go for at least 15 minutes a side. Apparently I didn't get it wet thoroughly enough and it did leak a little on our first rainy night, but not again after. It's hard to get something good and wet when it's covered in silicone, but if I had it to do over again, that's how I'd do it.
Again, this tent is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. Used it for a week in Canada and it was bliss compared to what I used to have. Heard several people walking by comment on it. I just really hope that Kodiak starts putting those other 2 grommets in so other people don't have to mess with it and be concerned about having to get their tent repaired right away as I do now.
Posted by Debbie on 12th Jun 2017
I take my kids tent camping a few times a year. I'm a single mom so I wanted to invest in a good tent.
Kodiaks are amazing! I can put up and take down this tent by myself. It has held up to High Uinta wind bursts and downpours. We feel safe, cozy and secure. But the best part is how spacious this tent is inside! It feels like a home away from home!
I brag about my tent and recommend to all my closest friends and family. Thanks Kodiak for making camping stress free and easy!
Posted by Brad on 23rd Feb 2017
Super easy to put up, my 11 year old boy did it in minutes.
Posted by Mick on 19th Nov 2016
Set up is easy. Take down the same. First time out rolling the interior flap front the screen window noticed small holes in the window mesh. Had to use Tenacious Tape to keep the bugs out. Contacted Kodiak customer service and got no where. Hence the 3 star rating. Otherwise it would be a 5 star rating. C'mon Kodiak, it's a $700 tent that comes with $7 customer service.
Response: Sorry Mick that you were not able to get a hold of us. The best way to reach us is calling during business hours, or clicking the "contact us" button. We pride ourselves in not only make great tents, but standing behind the products that we make. Kodiak Canvas
Posted by Ed Mercado on 10th Oct 2016
The quality is obvious. The materials are durable and well crafted. Simplicity of set up is so perfect. We are very glad to have made this purchase.
Posted by Jennafer Yellowhorse on 9th Oct 2016
Okay so we bought one smaller 4 person flex bow tent as extra accommodations for two large canvas tents we have on Airbnb. The colemans are great for about a month before they start falling apart. And the flexbow was still in top of the line condition. We kept replacing colemans and our flexbow still held despite the weather. So we made the big decision. No more colemans. We got two flexbows with the windows and a larger size. The 700$ models. Mainly because the zipper gave out and I blame the Airbnb guests who don't know how to preserve a zipper as thy broke all our zippers. When I attempted to contact Kodiak for the first tent zipper I got no response. But we bought them anyways because we put in some heavy duty snaps along the door canvas which eases the stress on the use of the zippers. If the zipper goes you have a problem because of the arch door zip is impossible to find a replacement for much less a tent seamstress to repair. However because of the snaps we really overcame this quandary. The snaps on the bend are the scariest part in installation. So we use the old Kodiak for storage and the new Kodiak with full sized beds and everyone loves them. We don't stress about putting guests into them with high extreme weather anomalies as this tent holds up. The other design which I'm sure makes sense for others but for us it would have been nice to have same side doors as an option. As if you put in a bed on oneside the opposite door is blocked. This is the case really even with cots. The floor is sturdy and easy to clean. All our other canvas tents have Redding from the sand storms and the Kodiak is almost canvas original color except for the paw prints of dogs who had to lay on the tent as we installed the snaps. Water proof as long as your zippers hold. So not having replacement zippers on the list of support items or having a customer service that is responsive was our biggest drawback. But for the money we spent and the weather we face it was still our best long term investment. We love the windows in the new model.
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