User Review: Cabela's Alaskan Guide
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $380 Canadian plus 10% tax
Tent has a lot of great features but they try to skimp on materials for the fly. If the fly were made a bit bigger, it would be a great tent all around. The ground sheet should be better quality and bigger. Somehow linked into the tent so that it wouldn't be free floating.
- Well designed tent
- Plenty on room inside
- Tent fly needs to get redesigned.
- Ground sheet is worthless the way it is now.
- Both the ground sheet and the fly were cut too short to be of much use.
I bought this tent at Cabela's after reading the great reviews of this tent from others. I was looking for a 4-season tent that could take the abuse and beating in severe weather.
One reviewer wrote that the fly on the tent didn't cover the tent properly allowing for the wind, rain and weather to enter making for a cold night. Another reviewer had wrote that it was the best thing since sliced bread.
I was planning on a 4-day long weekend of camping so I purchased the tent to try it out. I assumed the first reviewer possibly hadn't set the tent up properly. The tent itself was nicely designed and laid out for space. The fly for the tent was cut way too short, it was short by about 8 inches all the way around. This surely wasn't a 4-season tent as they had described. Our weekend was dry and warm but I could still envision how the rain and wind would blow into the tent making for a miserable day or night.
I purchased the ground sheet for it as well but that was another mistake, it was nothing more than an over-sized "Glad bag" so thin and easy to tear. Again it was cut too short (undersized) to be of use for the tent. The ground sheet was just one loose item, no way to lock/secure to the tent. It just free floating. I have another 2 man tent from REI, the ground sheet lugs into the tent poles to secure it.
When the weekend was over, back it went to the store. Worst buy I ever made. I went out and bought a 3-person North Face VE-25 tent, best tent on the market in my opinion.