A great product!
We are extremely happy with this purchase! After we received it, we set it up at home and doused it with water from the hose; the water poured off of it, beading up rather than soaking into the fabric, and it dried within hours of just sitting in the sun. It even sprinkled a bit before it had completely dried, but again it just beaded up, rolled off, and after the rain stopped it dried quickly. It is Definitely a heavy tent, of course, so it is not a good hiking tent, but it is well worth the price!!! It is spacious, and we have a large family, 2 adults and 4 children, and I believe it would be easy to make the enclosure a usable tent space as well, just need a bottom to put down, but even without that, it is a good storage space for bags and other items you do not need while sleeping.
Our first camping trip with the tent, we went somewhere rather windy. Trees, wind, a little rain, and plenty of dew, and this tent held up beautifully! Not once did we worry about the tent blowing over and/or losing anything. We did add a few guidelines, just in case, but I honestly think they were unnecessary.
We did have a small problem with the shipping of our tent, the box t came in was severely damaged (by the shipping company) and we were worried it may have caused issues/holes in the tent, but thankfully the only hole was in the pole bag. I contacted Competitive Edge immediately and they have been very good on taking care of us and getting the bag replaced for us. We are expecting it to be coming in the next few weeks, and I am sure there will be no problems with it, if for some reason there is, I am sure they will work well with us.
All in all, a very great experience! I would buy from Competitive Edge again, along with a Kodiak tent if I Ever need a replacement or just another tent! (Updated on 6/14/2012.)
Reviewed by: R. Bingham from GA.