Columbia Black Mountain



10x10 camping tent. It's okay, but the mechanics of…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


10x10 camping tent.

It's okay, but the mechanics of the zipper are just awful. There are multiple problems with the zipper. It gets caught up in the material that covers the zipper almost every time you try to use it. I spent nearly 3 hours trying to reattach the zipper into the seams, which eventually became unattached all together.

Don't buy this tent


This tent is huge. You can stand in it, walk around,…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: Three-Season
Sleeps: 6+
Ease of Setup: Medium
Weight: Heavy
Price Paid: $250 (CDN)

This tent is huge. You can stand in it, walk around, sleep several people comfortably and store their gear. Ventilation was good, with three huge windows and a massive door that can be zipped into a mesh screen. Set-up was fairly easy.

HOWEVER, there are several problems with this tent. The rain fly is too small, offering less-than-ample covering. If it rains hard with a fierce wind blowing, expect a wet tent. The biggest problem was the zipper. If Columbia had put a decient zipper on this tent, it would have got a much better rating. The dinky little zipper snagged nearly every time we tried to open or close the tent. Finally, the zipper started splitting. At first we could still close the door with some fiddling. Eventually, the zipper gave out all together. We tried in vain to close the door with duck tape, but had to put up with 3500 bugs in our tent for the rest of our trip. That's what you get when you buy a tent with a 25 cent zipper I guess.

Columbia Black Mountain


The Black Mountain has been discontinued.

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The Columbia Black Mountain is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 25, 2006 at Sierra Trading Post.

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