User Review: Northwest Territory Chippewa 8-Person Tent
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: needs 2 people to set up
Weight: 18 lbs
Price Paid: $79.95
This is my first tent. We "don't camp", but needed a tent for myself and my three kids on a church car-camping trip in August. Not worried about rain -- we live in Southern California.
Instructions are the most basic...not very helpful at all. I put together the tent poles first and looked at the picture which looked like the longer poles went in the middle. I added color coded tape to help when we actually get to the campground. Needed another to help put it together -- 2 women, it took about 15 mins.
Read that with every tent you need to seal the seams and water repellent doesn't hurt. A friend of mine suggested a tarp for underneath. Will write about the actual camping experience when we get back.
I do like the 4 storage pockets and flash light loop at the top of the tent, and the 4 windows are great and let in a nice breeze (at least in our backyard).
Good tent for the money if it holds up, I didn't want to invest a lot of money if we only go camping for one 3-day weekend a year.