The wing vestibule accessory will enhance your awning’s leisure area by providing additional shade, and protection from wind and rain. It attaches underneath the front of the awning and extends out to the ground. Two side wings provide additional cover on the sides. It creates a nice space to store gear, put some chairs, or keep a pet. It also adds privacy if the front windows are open. Made with the same cotton canvas as our tents. Fits all Kodiak Canvas 10x14 Flex-bow tents. Note: Depending on your tent, you may be required to add two grommets* to your awning for optimal fit. The wing vestibule does not fully enclose the awning area. There will be openings on both sides.
*Grommet kits are available online, at home centers, or discount stores.
Without the tent, this accessory is of no use.
Pack Weight: Approx 9 lbs.
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The concept is great, but there have been issues with how this fits. The company was helpful in working to resolve the issue, but still haven't got either of the vestibules I have to work correctly. Here are my concerns: 1) most significant is the tension between the awning poles; the first vestibule was the wrong size & the center sagged significantly. During rainstorms, the water weights down the awning, creating a waterfall between the vestibule & awning. 2) There needs to be some other way to overlap the awning; again during rain, the suggested amount of material to use for this purpose doesn't work sufficiently. Moving the self-installed grommets to allow for more overlap shrinks an already small area. 3) The vestibule/awning ridge pole is difficult to tension with one person. As I've expressed previously, the challenge to get this so there isn't a sag in the awning needs to be quite taunt, & doing this during a single person set up is difficult. 4) And echoing the comment from a previous reviewer, yes, the stakes supplied are not adequate. These should be the same as those for the tent. While the material is lighter, the tension to get anywhere close to pulling things as tight as they need to be is significant.
Thanks for the detailed review and suggestions Steve.
Pooling water is easy. As per the instructions, lower one corner of the awning by slanting an awning pole. We will look into the other.
I bought this to go with the VX 10x14 tent and it looks great!! I love the quality of the products and the ease of setting everything up is awesome! I'm going to review the tent next because it's clear why these products are top of the line!
This item works very well as a windbreak, privacy shield and storage area. The only negative is the stakes are too small.. If the heavy duty tent stakes had been issued for this product in lieu of the smaller lightweight stakes it would have been a 5 star review. We had some heavy winds and the small stakes would not hold. The tent with the heavy stakes gave no problem.