• 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.
• 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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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!
I didn't want to pay rent this summer, so I became the caregiver of a community garden. Didn't have an RV, so I picked this up on clearance (around $400, stellar buy, though it's more than worth full price).
An abnormally rainy summer for my part of Alaska ensued. Didn't leak a drop.
The tent shows no wear, just a bit of smudgy marks from bird droppings and propolis from nearby poplars. The floor is pristine, and hasn't worn at all.
Easily one of the best purchases I have ever made.
This tent is amazing. I have used a couple different versions of Kodiak now and am equally impressed by them all. I really like this tent and recommend it to anyone looking for a quality tent that sleeps well in just about any weather.
First off, this is not a backpacker's tent by any means. It is a beast. I've divided mine into three bags, including one rolling duffel bag, which makes loading and unloading the tent more manageable.
But if you are car camping, especially for longer periods, just stop shopping and buy this tent. It is built like a tank and is really about the perfect size for two people and all the gear you can muster. I almost purchased the model without the awning and am very glad that I didn't do that. The awning is delightful and really adds to your available space.
We recently had a rainy day, it would downpour about every hour and a half. I was able to drag a picnic table partially under the awning to make coffee and cook on. We had a pleasant day just sitting under the awning watching the raindrops fall. We didn't feel confined or "rained in" at all.
I was skeptical that they've solved the problem of canvas wicking water when you touch it, but they have. I tried this over and over and I could not get any water to come through the canvas even in heavy downpours.
This tent just feels good and it makes us smile. I can give no higher recommendation for a product. Thank you Kodiak Canvas.
Bought this tent to use on property I own in Northern New Hampshire. Set it up in May and left it up thru September. Every time I returned to my property the tent was just as I left it and everything inside was bone dry. I don't know how many thunderstorms this tent went thru but it survived them all without a single leak or problem.
This is our 7th season using this tent and it shows very little wear; we started when the kids were 3 & 6. We've stayed dry during storms and have plenty of space. We now put two cots and one bunk bed cot inside, and there is still room to move around. Often one parent (usually mom) puts up the tent on their own while the other is with the kids/setting up camp. The screen enclosure gives us extra room for gear and the dog crate. We tie 8'x8' tarps to the awning poles to form walls during rain to extend our living space. I cannot imagine going back to crawling into a pop-up tent.
This past summer I was able to stay in this tent during a family camping trip. There is always at least one afternoon and evening during our annual event that is hampered by weather. This year was no different.
I was able to sit (or stand - I'm 5'10") and listen to the weather but not be exposed at all. Me and my gear stayed completely dry.
We had two oversize cots, bags, and clothing. There was plenty of room.
Plenty of windows to open for the cross breeze after the weather passed. Also good for letting in the sunshine.
The only thing that I don't like about this tent is the zipper angle on the door. The zipper head doesn't take that corner very smoothly. But it's not enough of a dislike to lower my star rating.
Well made product that I look forward to using for many years!
Big shout out to Kodiak Canvas! Had a few buddies buy the Deluxe Cabin Tent and bring it on a hunting trip in Jaunuary for AZ archery deer. Had some cold crappy weather and these tents performed flawlessly! Very roomy and can fit two cots with a ton of gear comfortably! Best investment I've made recently by far! Quality and excellent customer service!