Bought this tent for a family of 6 ! We camped three days at palo duro state park. Our first night camping there was a bad thunder and lighting storm. This tent never leaked and the high winds never blew the tent around. We bought some extra bigger tent stakes to go with the ones that came with tent. It rained all three nights and no water in tent it was great. The screen room on the front of the tent allows air in the tent with no water getting in. I would buy Swiss gears tents from now on !! Setup to 2 adults 15 mins
We got this on sale for [$] I don't know that we would have ever paid full price for it. It was perfect for 5 people (2 grown ups, 3 kids) Lots of room for beds and gear. It rained the first night and the floor stayed nice and dry, we did throw an extra tarp over the top though, just in case, so I can't say how well the tent roof repels water.
-easy to set up and take down, AND it fit back in the bag fairly easily
-quality of the materials and fit and finish are really good
-bottom is made of a very heavy duty tarp material
-the zippers did not feel like they would separate, even with the kids zipping and unzipping.
-nice and big inside
-loop on "ceiling" to hang light from
-description say color coded poles, and that is not the case-nothing is color coded, but, it's really not necessary
-description says gear loft, there is nothing like that
-not really a 10 person tent, no one is going to want to sleep in the porch area with no floor
-cheap metal stakes
-no power cord e-port
The first time we used this tent we were disappointed. About a half hour after pitching it began to rain. The rain lasted through the night and into the next day. To be fair, the rain was heavy at times. The tent leaked along the seams and rain seeped through the thin fabric walls. The water didn't stop until we covered the tent with plastic, and moisture remained inside for the duration of the trip. Even when the weather cleared, the plastic removed, and the walls wiped down with a towel it remained cold and damp.
It is a beautiful tent, easy to set up, and the perfect size for two adults and a full size labrador. The tent fit a queen mattress, dog bed, and had room for our bags and gear. We did not use the room divider, and are confident it will not be comfortable for eight people.
We returned this tent and opted for one that is more than "weather resistant".
My son is very fair so we bought this to keep him out of the sun at the beach and at home by the pool. This is exactly what we were looking for - high-quality, quick setup. My only complaint is that I wish I could close up the mesh vents for more privacy/sun protection. Small problem compared to the benefits.
We were skeptical at first that this tent wouldn't stay in place or would be difficult to set up. We were very pleasantly surprised! My 10 year old and I put this up within 2 minutes every day on vacation last week. The side bags filled with sand held the tent in place no matter what direction the tent faced (front wind, side wind, rear wind). Kids loved having a place to get away from the blazing sun and I liked having a place to keep the beach bag out of the sand/sun.I highly recommend!