Columbia Paxton Peak
Price Paid: $249
This tent is terrible. Thought it was great when we bought it, since our daughter has a Columbia tent and thought they were nice tents. Went camping and it rained and found that it was not good at all. It leaked like a seive. The water even came through the floor.
When we got home from that trip we waterproofed the entire tent doubled on the seams. Next time camping it leaked all over again. Used it again this past holiday weekend and again it rained. The tent had over an inch of water in it. The closets were full, even the pockets on the inside on the wall were full of water.
Had a horrible experience. This probably will never go camping with us again.
Ease of Setup: Was very easy, takes some time, but not difficult
Weight: 48 pounds (heavy, but worth it!)
Price Paid: $150
This tent was a real winner. We love the closets and the open space the tent affords (didn't even bother with the divider curtain) is perfect for a family of four (we had our two kids with us).
One bit of warning...seal all untaped seems before camping. We did not finish and went ahead for a weekend (of course it rained) and we did have some water inside the tent where the zippers rest on windows and such. But it was clear that what leaked was where we did not seal (the closets were well sealed and not a leak!). We were also able to keep all our gear inside the tent when it did rain.
The rain fly could extend more outdoors, so if a real rainstorm hit with wind, I'd wonder if it would leak, but the overall design is great. VERY easy to assemble and we practiced the night before. The easy to roll cart is very handy (and we did use it because we could not drive to the site). The height in the tent is really such a great feature because there is no bending over while in the tent. Very roomy and a great family tent.
Very good tent, amazing price!
I set this tent up in my backyard last summer when my A/C broke. It was where I slept most nights for a couple weeks. I was very comfortable and it feels luxurious with the closets to keep your clothes off the tent floor.
Nice big windows for ventilation.
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CLOSEOUTS . Spend your next family vacation in the great outdoors without giving up the luxuries of home. Family tent from Columbia Sportswear has plenty of room to sleep comfortably, get dressed for a hike or play board games if the clouds roll in. Extending closet compartments -- complete with shelf inserts and zippered doors -- keep clothes dry and discrete. Convenient dual entrances Two windows Ventilating interior mesh panels Hang loops and pouches store items easily Steel frame construction Wheeled case included 8-person/3-season/2-room Height: 86" Floor: 14x14', 196 sq.ft. Size including closet extensions: 14x14' Stuff size (H/W/D): 12x32x12" Weight: 48 lb. Material: Waterproof rain fly and tent floor are double-pass coated nylon CLOSEOUTS . China.
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The new Paxton Peak features two separate rooms; closet space; and even a remote-controlled light.
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