Northwest Territory First Up 9.5 X 11 dome tent
Design: Three Season Freestanding "First Up"
Ease of Setup: 60 Second Set-Up
Weight: 20 lbs
Price Paid: $75
Overall, this is the best tent that I have owned for base style camping. Not only can you get the tent up in under 60 seconds, you can also depend on it in torrential weather. During a Scout campout, my son and I went through an 8 hour downpour with winds gusting to 50 mph and only had a few drops get into the tent. I think I could have kept the tent bone dry had I properly seam-sealed the rainfly. Understand that this campout had 30 tents start and only about 5 stay dry after the 8 hour downpour.
I was also impressed with the structural integrity of this tent given its "first up" nature. Actually, when properly staked, this tent held when several others snapped under the 50 mph gusts including some aluminum pole tents.
At this juncture I'm conflicted as I have thought about selling this tent because I am now camping with the entire family and need a little more room.
Design: dome tent with first-up mechanism
Ease of Setup: super simple
Price Paid: $99
GOOD NEWS -- FIRST-UP TENT IS BACK AT K-MART!!
Saw these "hex dome" "First Up" tents reincarnated as "Mac Kenzie Peak" at Oregon K-marts. Same tent with the first-up mechanism that makes setting up a breeze.
Price is $99. A real sleeper (no pun intended) tent design.
Ease of Setup: hard
I'm 13, my dad just got this tent and i can't figure it out, i've read the instructions and everything. i put it up but didn't pull the hub down and while i was putting the rain fly over it, it collapsed.
i finally got it set up again and pulled the hub down, got it set up and the front two poles fell, pushed them up but they sag inward a little and the corners are sagged inward also because of them but it is standing i also had trouble at first because I'm 5'2 and could not reach the hub so i had to stand inside it and un-zip the roof to get it up
Any advice or tips on the sagging?
Design: 11' x 9.5' First-Up Dome Tent
Ease of Setup: This tent is the fastest and easiest tent in the world
Weight: 15-20 Lbs
Price Paid: $79
I have had my first up for five years now and everyone keeps asking me where I got I told them K-mart. But no one can find one. The person who had the poles break must not have read the instructions. Mine has been out in storms and has never failed me.
I did have one of the shock cords come undone but that was my error. I neglected to use the extra tie downs and stakes for the rain fly.
If anyone knows where to find one let me know I have a list of friends that are all quite envious. I have my tent up in two or three minutes and theirs at best is up in twenty. And when I give it the 5 star never leave home rating I mean it stays in my truck year round for hunting, fishing, and camping.
Price Paid: $89.99
I love the tents I bought two. Got tired of the putting tent poles together in 25mph winds and rain, with two kids. I found these tent 3 years ago at kmart. I had one of them get picked up the wind in process of taking it down.
It got some tears in it. I took the receipt, paid the warranty on it Kmart wouldn't honor it. I would like to send it back Northwest Territory and trade it in for another one. Kmart in Las Vegas, NV, doesn't carry them anymore. It's the hex dome 9.5 x 11.
Ease of Setup: Incredibly Easy
Weight: maybe 5 pounds
Price Paid: $80
I attend the Creationfest for the past 6 years. My first year, I went alone, and needed help getting the tent up. This First Up is exactly what it says. My tent is the first one up. If you are a complete idiot, it might take you 7 minutes to get it up. After a few times using it, it takes about 3 minutes.
There is a lot of room, and it keeps you very dry. I'm trying to see if I can get another one, maybe a large one, although the 65" height is fine for me.
Don't do camping without it!
Ease of Setup: not as that easy for one person
Price Paid: $50
good idea? goes up fast, a little hard to pull lock down!
used three times short rods in top came out twice, last time set up in wind, not a good idea, three rods came loose tent flapping in wind still unable to get rods back in place. tried to call company ....long lunch time!!
would not purchase again unless problem is fixed.
Design: hex dome
Ease of Setup: extremely easy
I'm a 59 year old woman who goes camping alone. This tent is perfect for me. Easy to put up and roomy without all the "rooms". I like open and large tents.
I went camping at Yellowstone last year and someone tried to steal my tent! In the process, they completely destroyed it! A witness saw the guy but the rangers never found him.
I have tried and tried to find another one, but I have failed. Can anyone help me???? This tent made my camping trips much more enjoyable.
Design: dome with 6 tri-fold legs that lock in place.
Ease of Setup: easy set up
Weight: About 10 pounds
Price Paid: $100
The plastic pegs that hold the top of the rods in place broke the first weekend I had it set up. 3 out of 6 rods broke free and tent collapsed. The plastic pegs are too brittle. This was outdoors in the rain and wind.
Maybe if you set it up in your living room it would survive.
05/10/2008 in Tennessee.
Price Paid: $60
Found it so convenient, goes up in a couple of minutes. Used it on a cross-country trip, never a problem, would recommend it highly. In fact, looking to buy another, can't find a retailer that carries it, anyone know where? Bought the last one at K-mart.
Design: First-Up Hex Dome
Price Paid: Gift
One of the tiny plastic pins in the top piece broke the first time the tent was used, and one of the six legs came loose. Can I buy a replacement part? Where?
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