Eddie Bauer 3-Room Family Dome
Design: 3-room family dome
Ease of Setup: easy with two people/easy directions
Weight: Not sure
Price Paid: $149.99
This tent has plenty of room and sets up easy with two people. Have camped three times this summer when it had rained and not once did it ever leak nor did it cave in while raining. Never had to spray anything on to seal the tent or seams.
Roomy enough for a family of five although it was just only two adults with a large Queen size double high air mattress, all our gear, two small Coleman camp chairs, and a metal folding table and still had plenty of room.
I do however have some suggestions for the manufacturer. The screens could have been made a little less see-thru for daytime privacy, the two lights included should have a press on switch for easier operation, and the two doors should have tiebacks when fully unzipped and opened rather than just hanging there in your way.
I did have one disappointment when I opened the tent for the first time. The tent is burgandy, light creme and taupe colored. After unfolding the tent the burgandy had faded somehow onto the light creme part and it looks kind of bad. Not sure what would have happened at the factory but if the tent is roomy and keeps us dry then that is no big problem.
Also the sho caddy could have been a little bigger and the power port was misleading on the outter side of the EB duffle. Made it sound like there was a plug of some type the was sewen into the tent and all you had to do was plug a cord on the inside and one outside to have electric but again no biggie since all we did this summer was primitive camp. I would definitely recommend this tent to others!
Design: 3 season dome
Ease of Setup: Very easy
Price Paid: $139.99
The first time I used the tent a pole snapped after set up. Because of the tension used by a dome tent after the pole snapped the metal gromet tore the nylon tent sleeve about 2 feet long and ruined the whole tent. I returned the tent to Target and they exchanged it. I kept the poles that were good from the first tent and now I have spare poles if they break but if the poles break and rip the tent again I have nothing. In my opinion don't cheap out on Ozark trail or Eddie Bauer tents. Spend the extra money and get a Kelty or a North Face. They will last 10 times longer and you won't have the problems.
Design: three season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Very easy to set up
We camped with this tent several times last year and had no difficulty setting it up. With all our gear, queen size double high mattresses, clothing and chairs there was still plenty of room to get around inside. We had two nights of rainy and windy weather but stayed cozy and dry inside the tent. I believe this to be a sturdy, well built tent.
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Plan ahead for summer camping with this eight-person tent. Five fiberglass poles set up to create a roomy shelter that can be divided into three rooms for more privacy. Front door mud mat and zippered shoe pocket keep dirty boots out. Three large Dutch D style doors with inside zip windows. Water-resistant rain fly with windows. Gear loft. Steel stakes for all-terrain set up. Duffel bag storage. Repair kit with seam sealer and spare fiberglass frame section. 16x10. 160 sq.ft. Ht. 72. Stuff size
- Sierra Trading Post