User Review: Northwest Territory Kmart model
Design: 14x14 Vacation Home
Ease of Setup: Very easy if you use common sense!
Weight: tent's not heavy, but poles are!
This tent has been awesome!
For the last six years my family and I have taken trips to the Ocracoke Island, NC. (On the outer banks) The first year we were there, we were hit by the edge of a tropical storm and weathered 55-60 mph winds and the tent stayed upright. (We honestly didn't think that it would and bailed on her into the van to wait out the storm!)
When the weather cleared, we did find that we needed to use 12" tent stakes on ALL of the tent, including the bay windows! (The wind uprooted the short ones and the bay windows just funneled all the water from the roof into the back section of the tent!)
It was a lesson well learned, and after that trip we have had no troubles at all with this tent. It needs to be waterproofed again, and we do it about once a year because we use the tent all year long unless it's too cold.
There have been times when just two of us have put up the tent at 2 in the morning by the headlights of a car! It's easy. It's fast. And we love it!
We like so much we ended up going out and buying the smaller model "Vacation Cottage" since the kids are almost grown and now it will be just the two of us on our family vacations!