User Review: 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.