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Price $229.49 at Amazon$499.00 at REI$399 List$480 List$450 List
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Pros Large interior space, battery powered ceiling light, very low priceTall and spacious, quonset hut-shaped, lots of pockets, adjustable room dividerFast set up, large built-in vestibule, tall ceiling heightSuper versatility, quality build, ease of packing/transportWell-crafted, family-friendly, good head room
Cons Only one door, few windows, overall quality is not impressiveOnly one vestibule, back door is more exposed to the elements, lots of polesCan't stand in vestibule, limited views when laying or sitting, poor duffel/stuff sackZipper design is funky, less head room, priceyZipper design, no vestibule on fly
Bottom Line A cavernous space that unfortunately feels like camping in a cavernFeel like royalty in this kingdom that offers space galoreIt's hard to imagine a better family camping tent and the price is fairMultiple configurations and quality make this an enviable piece of gearIt's all about family in this large, versatile tent
Rating Categories Elite Montana 8-Person REI Kingdom 6 The North Face Wawona 6 Big Agnes Bunk House 4 Big Agnes Big House 6
Space And Comfort (35%)
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10
8
7
8
Weather Resistance (25%)
6
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Ease Of Set Up (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Packed Size (5%)
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Specs Elite Montana... REI Kingdom 6 The North Face... Big Agnes Bunk... Big Agnes Big...
Weight 26.9 lb 20.6 lbs 21.9 lbs 15.9 lbs 15.5 lbs
Max Inside Height 6' 2" 6' 3" 6' 6" 5' 10" 6' 9"
Floor Dimension 16' x 7' 10' x 8'4" 10' x 8'6" 7'8" x 7'8" 9'10" x 8'4"
Floor Area 112 sq ft 83.3 sq ft 85 sq ft 58.8 sq ft 81.9 sq ft
Seasons 3-season 3-season 3-season 3-season 3-season
Windows 4 1 2 Mesh top Mesh top
Pockets 4 22 6 8 8
Number of Doors 1 2 3 2 2
Room Divider No Yes Yes No No
Vestibules 0 1 2 2 0 (optional to buy separate)
Vestibule Area N/A 29 sq ft 21 sq ft; 44.7 sq ft 33 sq ft N/A
Packed Size 13" x 33" x 8" 9.5" x 16.5" x 25.5" 9.5" x 16.5" x 25.5" 26.5" x 16" x 9.5" 25.5" x 17" x 10"
Floor Materials Polyethylene Coated polyester oxford 75D polyester polyester w/ 1500mm waterproof PU coating polyester w/ 1500mm waterproof PU coating
Main Tent Materials Polyester Nylon/mesh 150D polyester taffeta Polyester Polyester
Rainfly Materials Polyester taffeta 75D Coated polyester taffeta 68D polyester Polyester Polyester
Number of Poles 4 2 hubbed sets, 1 straight 4 4 3
Pole Material Fiberglass 6061/7001 Aluminum 14 mm aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Pole Diameter 11 and 9.5 mm 14.5 / 11 mm 14 mm N/A N/A
Extras Built in light with light switch on Navy blue model! needs batteries or Coleman battery pack Very beefy metal stakes Internal dry lines, hang loops, Velcro lantern loop Fly can be deployed as self-standing portico/garage Fly can be deployed as self-standing portico/garage
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