Q: Can I access the instruction booklet for my 9 X 8 flex bow online? Mine was the victim of a cooler leak.
A: Yes, just check under the instructions tab on this page for the digital owners manual.
Q: Is the 6098 Kodiak tent in stock? 5/23/23
A: 6098 is in stock as of 7/14/2023
Q: Can a buddy heater be used safely in this tent?
A: You want to reach out to Kodiak Canvas directly by calling them at 801-508-2880 Ext. 3
Q: Does the 9x8 Flex Bow Deluxe include a gear loft and is this tent in stock ready to ship right away if I buy this now?
A: The 6098 9x8 deluxe does not include a gear loft. The gear lofts are made for the 10x10 and the 10x14. It is ready to ship immediately.
Q: Could I jerry rig a window AC unit to something like this?
A: Yes, people do that all the time. There are portable AC units that have the heat exaust hose you can run out your door and zip around it. There are window mounted ones which seem to work better, but require more jerry-rigging as you'd have to set it on something and still zip the window around it. If you end up doing it send us pictures.
Q: Can this tent (the 9x8 flexbow model) be stabilized with additional stake out ropes, in case of strong winds? i.e. are there lash points on the tent roof corners to attach additional stabilizing ropes in case of strong winds?
A: Yes, it can be reinforced by adding guy ropes to the t-post areas to help with strong winds.
Q: I want groundsheet, but it is out of stock.
If we buy this tent now, can this groundsheet send me after stocking?
A: We aren't accepting preorders on the ground tarp quite yet I'm sorry to say. Once it's in stock it will be in the drop down menu to add it to your cart with the tent at the same time.
Q: When do yo expect this tent to be in stock and will it still be 499.00
A: We are hoping for more around mid May. I recommend finding one you like, then click the "put me on the waiting list" button This will send you an email once it is available to purchase. Material and labor costs continue to rise, so we are unsure whether pricing will be the same by then.
Q: I typically waterproof the outside of every tent with kiwi camp dry water repellent. Is this advisable for these tents or is that a no-no?
A: Yes, you can use the silicone-based kiwi camp dry. It is not necessary though unless you run into issues in the years with the leaking, but most people go 10+ years without needing it.
Q: Can it be shipped to Taiwan?
A: Yes, we do ship to Taiwan. Please contact us for a quotation.
Q: Do they make a Super Deluxe 9 x 8 VX ?
A: They don't make the 9x8 in a vx, just a deluxe. No basic version either.
Q: I have a question about the floor plan photos. There is one with silhouette and the dimensions are 6x9 and the other is 8x9. I'm assuming the 6 foot measurement is trying to represent the height and the true footprint is closer to 9x8. Also how difficult is this going to be staking into AZ rock and sand? The setup videos I have seen are always on grass which I will rarely have that luxury. I've seen people use impact wrenches with different stakes.
A: 6' is the height. 9x8 is the width and depth. Some soil is like concrete and you may need lag bolts with large washers and a driver if it's incredibly solid. You will know your soil best, but if it is as you've described I'd bring some lag bolts and a socket wrench with decent torque. Great question.
Q: How many stakes are included For the 9x8 and the 10x14 which I own both.Want to make sure each tent has the right amount separately.
A: Each tent includes all the stakes you need for your order.
Q: setup video
A: The Setup is identical for all the Kodiak Flex Bow tents. Here is a Setup Comparison Video Between the Kodiak Flexbow and a Nylon tent
Q: If I have to wait for delivery when do I pay?
A: Currently, Our system charges your card at the time of purchase. That also secures your place in line as they do ship in the order received. We are working on a pre-order function, but it isn't ready quite yet. Alternatively, we do have a PayPal credit with a monthly payment option if you prefer. Just scroll down to the description where it says "PayPal credit" then click "see terms." If you need to cancel for any reason you can always do so as long as it has not shipped out.
Q: Any suggestions on in-tent rugs?
A: People get pretty creative with these. Some use actual rugs. Some people use the outdoor turf you can by at Lowes (available in green or brown), some people use moving blankets or drop cloths. We sell the canvas floor liner for this function.
Q: Do you accept payment through PayPal Credit?
A: Yes, we sure do. It's an option during checkout.
Q: Could you make a VX version of this tent?
This tent could be your best seller if a VX version was available
Kodiak Tents are excellent!
A: I whole heartily agree with the questioner. I would buy this in a heart beat if it was a VX......right weight/right height/right floor print/great quality..
Just right for an “older” single female traveler. Come on Kodiac ........... It’s perfect! I’d wait for one!
A: This one doesn't come in a vx version at this time I'm sorry to say.
Q: hello ... the kodiak flexbow 9x8 tent ... is that the actual interior floor dimension or is this an exterior measurement ?
A: Outside dimensions, but the inside is only a few millimeters smaller since the walls are canvas.
Q: Hi, if I ordered tomorrow 7/16/2020, is there any chance this could arrive in Texas before 7/29/2020?
A: That shipment already sold out, these sell extremely fast. The only way to save your spot in line is to pre-order. These often sell out before the container comes in. I recommend ordering soon before the August shipment sells out as well.
Q: when they say floor liner optional does mean with out the floor liner it is dirt floor?
A: It already has a floor, the liner is just like a deluxe second floor.
Q: want to order kodiak 6098. Can you ship now? your site says avail. June 28.
A: They were restocked over the weekend, orders placed now will most likely ship the end of this week or the beginning of next week as we work to fulfill the hundreds of backorders.
Q: For ground tarp options, what is the difference between the "Free Ground Kodiak Tarp Only" and "Ground Tarp Option"? Is there an additional charge for either? Thanks.
A: Just Select "Free Ground Kodiak Tarp Only" The other one is just a default option telling you to select one.
Q: How long is the waiting list for the flexbow 6098? I e when can I expect a shipment if I pay today
A: We are currently expecting these to start shipping around May 20th.
Q: Why is your expected delivery date for the 9 x 8 tent July 15 when the factory expects them to be back in stock by May 15? Also, can I purchase the wraparound bag for the 9 x 8 tent from you or do I have to go directly to the factory and if so what is the cost?
A: Currently, we are expecting these to start shipping around May 20th. The strap and cinch bag is found here: https://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/TENT-CARRY-BAG-STRAP-CINCH-for-Kodiak-Flex-Bow-10x1010x14-and-9x8-Tents_p_2557.html
Q: On Kodiak tent purchases are there any taxes on purchase?
A: According to the Supreme court ruling we are now required to charge local sales tax in some states, but not all. Proceed to checkout, and input your zip code to see if/what your tax will be.
Q: What is the purpose of “free” tarp?
A: The Free Tarp serves as an extra layer of protection for the bottom of your tent. It is the same size as the outline of the tent, so just stake it through the same loops as the tent when you set up your tent.
Q: Is there a down side to putting in a stove jack and adding a small tent stove? the top appears the same as the cabin just not as sloped.
A: Yes, we do not recommend putting it in the flex bow tent since the walls are sloped and it is very forgiving in a windstorm.
Q: No seem screens on windows?
Q: Is it coated with flame retardants?
A: Please allow me to refer you to the manufacturer's customer service where they should be able to assist you with this. Here is the contact info: Kodiak Canvas - tel. 801-726-0243,
Q: please put me on wait list for this product.?
A: Sounds good, we have added you to the waiting list so that you will be emailed once this tent is restocked.
For future reference in order to add oneself to the waiting list, simply:
1. Click [Put me on the waiting list]
(this option will show while the tent is out of stock.)
2. Fill in name. Then fill in email. Phone number is optional
3. Click Submit. You will be emailed once the item is restocked.
Q: What are the exact door dimensions at the base for the flex bow tents? I use a wheelchair that is 24 inches wide and I need to know whether the chair will fit through the D shaped door without damaging the bottom edge or other part of the tent. A CE customer service representative said that the opening was at least 24 inches but did not have exact dimensions so there doesn’t seem to be any information available. I would appreciate it if the door dimensions were listed as part of the tent specs.
A: The door is at least 24". For a wheelchair, I would recommend a larger tent, such as one of the Cabin Tents like the 6121 which has a much larger door opening on the side. If you need exact dimensions, then I would recommend calling 801-508-2880. I have the tent, but I don't have it set up right now for exact measurements.
Q: I am considering purchasing this tent for myself when I go camping alone, would a queen size air mattress fit and have room for a small table and chair?
I purchased the 6133 with enclosure last year for family camping and we absolutely LOVE IT, but it is very heavy.
A: Yes, you could fit an air mattress and would have an L-shaped free-space area, but it would be a bit crammed to fit a table and chair unless it was a 34" card table size. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
Q: What is the actual footprint of the tent when set-up (width and length w/poles inside the grommet? Our pad is exactly 9' x 8' so wondering if this will fit or if extra space is needed for the poles. Thanks.
A: I have this tent, and it depends on how much you stretch it when you stake it down. It you stretch it pretty taught it will be just about 9' x 8, if it's a little looser, or if there is high grass, or other objects underneath, then it will be a little less than that.
Q: Please can you supply me with a quote for 6 full sets of equipment to erect the Kodiak 9x8 model 6098 please? We are a safari conservation company based out of Botswana. We have 6 of them but the poles and adjustable bits and pieces are now worn and screws don't turn and springs are all but gone inside the poles. IE sliding sleeves no longer work and so on. We begin our new trails season on the 28th of May and urgently require these parts to be with us within the next few weeks at least. look forwards to hearing from you via my mailing address.
A: For Replacement parts please call 801-508-2880. These tents have excellent Warranties, and the Manufacturer is great at honoring them.
Q: How heavy is this? Is there any easier way to carry it a few miles?
A: Around 60#.. Easy way to carry, a few miles, would be by ATV, Jeep, Car, Truck, or pack mule...LOL. ... Seriously, this ain't no backpacker tent... :)
A: I think it's around 60# or so total. I carry the Pole bag separately from the tent bag. They are each close to the same weight therefore with one in left hand and one in right they are fairly easy to carry as they are pretty much balanced
Q: Is there a way to hang a lantern from the ceiling?
A: You can run a string-rope from corner to corner and hang an LED lantern easily.
Q: How much the cheapest way to ship to Poland? Regards
A: Unfortunately, we don't ship these internationally. Sorry for the bad news.
Q: For 2017 it looks like Kodiak has started using metal stake loops. Does this tent, the 6098 (9x8) tent have the new metal stake loops?
A: Yes, we only sell the metal stake loops.
Q: Is the Pocket Organizer & the front awing extra or do they come with the purchase of this tent?
A: They are included free.
Q: on the 9x8 Deluxe. It says price at 459.99 but if we add the $10.00 tarp, the price changes to $479.99. which is correct?
A: Yes, without the tarp the price is 459 99 at the time this answer is posted. With the tarp the price is 479 99.
Q: Are there canvas flaps that can cover the doors and windows?
A: Yes, there sure are. Is it's up watertight.
Q: Where does tarp attach to tent?
A: The answer provided is NOT accurate. The Ground Tarp is SMALLER than the tent. According to KODIAK, it is that way to prevent water from flowing under the tent.
From "LOOP" to "LOOP", the TENT is 100"x109". ... The Tarp is 92"x104"
A: The tarp is specially made to the same size as the tent, so it will line up with the bottom of the tent. The tarp serves to add an extra layer of protection to the bottom of the tent in order to keep it in good condition.
Q: Does this tent come with the wrap around storage bag?
A: This tent comes with a Handy Large zippered storage bag.
A: As stated the 8x9 Does NOT come with the Wrap around bag. I bought the Wrap Around bag directly from Kodiak for about $25... And yes it is much much easier.
Q: I'm interested in buying one of those Kodiak combos but I need 2 more information what's a flex flow ?
A: Flex-bow refers to the rods on the roof that allow for quick setup. They are also flexible and allow them to bow under pressure instead of snapping, hence the name Flex-bow
Q: Regarding the Kodiak Flex bow 4 person tent, most sites list the height at 6'6, and yours is 6 foot. Can you advise why?
A: They are mistaken, this tent is only 6' but the 10' x 14' tents are 6' 6"
A: AND the 10' by 10' is also 6' 6" Tall.
Q: Will my cot size 40 inches wide by 85 inches long fit okay along with a camp chair in the 9 x 8 tent? Also, I am exactly 6 ft. tall. Will I be able to completely stand up in the 9 x 8 model?
A: I am 5'10" and the top of my hair brushes against the top so I would say that your head would touch in the low spots. Everything else would fit.
Q: is there enough room for me (1) my cot+small kitchen for cooking when its raining? Would you be willing to make a vestibule for this model?
A: There is certainly enough room for one person and their gear. We do not recommend cooking in this for safety reasons. We have no plans to make a vestibule for this model at this time.
Q: On a scale of 1-10, how well does this tent protect from the elements such as rain, sun, and hot/cold climates?
A: After you have seasoned the tent (set up the tent, wet it down with a light water spray, and allow the tent to dry completely) the tent does very well with keeping rain out. Canvas is fairly heavy material compared to nylon tents and it is does very well with keeping the sun out too. Canvas does breathe a bit, but if you do not have windows open in hot temperatures, the tent can get pretty hot inside. The tent is excellent is cold temperatures. Numbers are subjective, but if you twisted my arm, I would say rain - 9, sun 9, heat 7, cold 9.