- Spacious 7.5 ft peak ceiling height and steep walls. Stand up, walk around comfort.
- Deluxe Awning 8 x 8.5 ft. with steel frame (option to set up with or without awning).
- Large D-shaped front door, and side entry.
- Hydra-ShieldTM 100% cotton duck canvas. Durable, watertight, and breathable.
- Sturdy frame with reinforced welded corner braces.
- 5 Large windows with no-see-um mesh.
- Side wall rolls up for openness and ventilation, or extends out with poles to convert into a small awning.
- Stainless steel, wire stake loops.
- Heavy-duty, 12-inch, steel rod, tent stakes.
- Zippered storage bag.
- Approx. Weight: 112 lbs. (Includes tent, poles, stakes, and storage bags).
- Size: 12x9 ft. Tent space, plus 8x8.5 ft. deluxe awning.
- Pack Size: Tent--Length: 32 in. Diameter 16 in., Poles--Length: 46 in. Diameter 8.5 in.
- Capacity: 6-person
- Ceiling Material: 10 oz Hydra-shieldTM canvas.
- Wall Material: 8.5 oz Hydra-ShieldTM canvas.
- Floor Material: 16 oz vinyl. Polyester reinforced, seamless.
- Zippers: #10 coil on door, #8 coil on windows.
- Frame: 1-inch, galvanized, steel tubing.
- All-season*: Use year-round, but not designed for extreme winter mountaineering or heavy snow accumulations.*The awning is not designed for snow loads and should be stowed during winter camping.
- Warranty: Lifetime limited warranty.
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Haven’t had a chance to go camping yet but finally had time to set up the tent, canopy and wall enclosure in the back yard to spray it down with the hose and season the canvas. I was able to set it all up by myself but I would recommend two people since it would cut the time way down. Grandson already loves it and is ready to go camping.
No leaks during seasoning. Even without everything stretched tautly and some pooling. It took several hours to completely dry, even in dry Colorado, so start early.
The tent is not as heavy of a canvas as military tents, thankfully, but it is heavy enough to not flap around in the wind.
Good air flow with the windows open and comfortable inside, even in direct sunlight.
The floor is a good, thick vinyl that should last decades. Great for small grandkids running in and out all day.
I think we are going to love this setup with the canopy wall enclosure. Great addition to our camping options.
I have owned this tent, with the enclosed vestibule, for 10 years or more. I a man avid elk hunter in Colorado have used this tent in the mountains during fall rifle season. The tent has held up from rain and snow. It has had as much as 18” of snow fall on it and held up. The vestibule is great for a kitchen area out of the weather, also works for storage. It stays dry. I usually put a tarp down on the floor to keep it dry and then put a small amount of outdoor carpet on the tarp. I cannot stress you need to buy the vestibule with the tent. I Have never had a tear or hole in the tent and the canvas is extremely tough. I hunt with one to two others and we all stay. In the tent. A Mr. Buddy heater works great in it for warmth. You could sleep in the vestibule area in the warm months too( good for large family)
By the way I pack this Tent in 7 miles on the back of an atv every year. Get you one!
Great tent. Have used it a half dozen times at mountain bike race weekends. Tent goes up very easily, sides stay taught, awning is huge plus. Wasn't sure if we would actually care that much about it. Absolutely a major plus for this tent.
Was torn between this and the flex bow. Saw a family with a flexbow this weekend. Their tent was 10 years old, faded, well used, and still truckin! Made me happy to know I can get that kind of mileage out of mine. Their flexbow had a very taught roof, but the sides of the tent were a little saggy, possibly because there are fewer wall poles. I was glad I went with this one over the flex bow.
We camp 12 to 15 times a year. Went through plastic/nylon/etc tents once a year. Would have saved me money in the long run if I had bought this years ago.
Use this for your base camp, use the light ones for your backpack excursions. This thing is awesome.
Excellent tent! Exceeded expectations!
I am a student at Utah State University and spent the whole summer semester (3 ½) months living in this cabin tent. I was worried I would feel crammed living in a tent all summer but this was as big as any apartment room I would have rented. Also having windows on all four sides of the tent to open up to the beautiful views outdoors helped.
I was able to fit a cot, table, and chair in the tent and still had plenty of room. The canvas breathes great but even after huge thunderstorms I never found any water inside the tent. I also used the awning wall enclosure to keep my bike, cooler, and other possessions safe from the elements while not cluttering up the tent.
This was the perfect set up for me! I didn’t have to pay any rent and I got to enjoy the outdoors all summer while attending school. When it came time to pack up my tent it still looked brand new like the day I set it up. Very durable product and a great lifetime investment!
I was torn between the flexbow 10x14 and the Cabin. I decided to go with the cabin because of the vertical walls and option for a real awning. Two person setup takes about 20 min. First night I had it up, I was expecting some rain, but I didn't realize how much we were gonna get. We got over 1.5" in 3 hours with the first hour being over 3/4". It straight up poured. Tent was bone dry. Ventilation is fantastic for the warmer days in the summer. Plenty of room for two or three people. Good tent, get the one with the awning, you won't be disappointed.
This is a nice tent. I have been waiting to get some time in the tent to write this review and now that I have spent 14 days in it and set it up a half dozen times I feel like I can give a decent review of it. First I've owed/used/lived in quite a few tents. My military career field covers maintenance and teaching set up of military tents and I've owned/still own tents ranging from Coleman to Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, and Big Agnes. This tent is about as well made as any tent that I have used. The stitching is really well done, the canvas is quite nice (thick enough with a good finish), and the floor is superb (just about military grade) The materials are as heavy duty as you can get and still be manageable (with some effort) for setup by one or two people.
Set up- I have done this by myself and it is doable by one person. However, it is a lot easier to have a second person help with the raising of the tent. I can do 90% of the set up easily by myself but I definitely prefer to have an extra set of hands when raising the poles (though. if she choses to help my 6 year old can be somewhat helpful at this stage in a pinch by holding one pole while I raise the others!) I find the awning to be also slow and easy to get out of order on. (when doing it by myself, which is most times, I try to measure out where the ropes need to be set and have those stakes in, with ropes attached, before trying to raise it up because, without ropes the vertical poles just flop around and make it a pain in the ---!) Overall, the tent takes me about 20 minutes to lay out and set up and the awning is about 15 minutes and probably 10 minutes more to add the side walls (a great addition) with another 10-15 minutes to fully stake out/trim out. That may seem slow but if there is a theme to this review I would say that it would be just slow down, be methodical and enjoy the process of this tent. If you rush, it will be frustrating and it is surprisingly easy to get some small detail wrong, That is a pain to fix once the tent is up.
Use of- The tents work quite well for myself, my wife and three young girls. At some point, we will outgrow it but for now it is a good size. Having the large vestibule/porch makes it quite comfortable on longer trips. It is obviously quite easy to ventilate with all the windows and the material does breath well even when you are forced to close it up. We use two cots and the kids sleep comfortably on the mats on the floor (when they are not crawling onto a cot with us!) I tried it in the yard at around freezing with a Mr. Buddy tent heater and was easily able to add 20 degrees to the inside temperature. This heat gain stayed around for quite a while into the night after I turned the heater off thanks, I believe, to the canvas and I quickly got the tent warm again in the morning. I look forward to more cold weather camping in the future as I feel that is the best time to camp (no bugs and sitting by a fire when it is really needed is a great thing!) I did buy two more hanging organizers and they really come in handy. I do suggest fully tie down the tent and awning roofs (including the little side ties) and I use six 36" bungees as rafters in the awning. Otherwise, both roofs seem to pool water easily.
Pack up and maintenance- This is were patience is required. This tent does require some work and thought. I bought a bigger bag to store the tent body (the one it comes with does fit but with considerable effort and who wants to struggle with putting a 40-45 lb tent into a bag at the end of your trip.) I use the old bag to put the walls, the stake bag, extra ropes and the footprint in) I use two poles bags with tent poles and awning poles in separate bags. This set up works best for me but this tent is still a beast to lug around. One other thing to be aware of is that it takes planning and forethought if the tent is wet. I have to take it home and set it up again wet since I do not have a garage to dry it in. Then I need to wait until it totally dries (or lug it in partially dry and sit with it using a hair dryer on it in the family room) before putting it away. This makes a significant commitment requirement to it every time I use it. I am often checking the weather to see if it will be raining at the end of a trip to either leave early or take it down early and set up a quick poly/nylon tent to not have to deal with the wet canvas.
Overall- Despite the downfalls this is still a great tent. For longer trips it is very comfortable and can with stand anything weather can throw at it when it is fully set up. I love not having damp sleeping bags/clothes due to condensation. The tall peak is great to not have to bend over and still have room above your head (I am 6'2") The two rooms work well in the rain or at night and the straight front and back walls and awnings add a lot of versatility. It is also big enough for us but still works at most East Coast campsites. The weight is considerable but manageable with multiple bags and the material is a pleasure to deal with. I will not use it for short trips because of the maintenance but for longer trips when I have time to slow down and enjoy the process this is a great investment and an absolute 5 star investment.
I'm always so impressed with the quality of Kodiak tents! The awning on this tent is a perfect size and the setup isn't too bad. It is super heavy, but I'd be worried if a tent this size wasn't heavy!