User Review: Northwest Territory Sierra Dome Backpack Tent 9' x 7'
Design: Dome will freestand but reccomend stake down
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: Feels like nothing
Price Paid: $25 + 2.99 for warranty
I bought this tent on-sale at Kmart for $25 + 2.99 for a one year warranty in case I broke it for some odd reason.
I was impressed that the rain fly was taped.
Second the floor is a one piece tarp so that is pretty durable- I still used a ground sheet.
Before I set it up I flipped the tent upside down and used a silicone on the corners pushing it into the seams.
Than a set the tent up which was easy and sealed the inside of the tent. I used a Coleman liquid seam sealer and a silicone sealer in the tight corners. I did also seal the outside were the black and gray meet because the rain fly just covers the mesh and I could see that being a point of entry for rain- i pretty much sealed the whole tent inside or out depending on what i thought was best.
All stitching is folded and double stitched- which is a nice bonus.
The poles fiber glass and shock corded- shitty factory stakes as usually however, they are fine as it is a dome and the stakes just provide added stability.
I made a ground sheet out of a sheet of plastic I cut the plastic between the door and wear the mud mat is but made sure that those two points on the corner were covered by the ground sheet- I feel is you do not cut out were the mud mat is by the door because there is a gap water will pool there and go under the tent and not the ground sheet.
I took this tent to Vermont for three night for days- and it rained two nights. I used this tent for storage- as i could never get my girlfriend in a tent this small. It housed three coolers and food. After it rained a had about three drops a water along the back were i did not seal. There was some water below the coolers however- i think it's just from the cooler. : )
I think this is a good tent if you are experienced tent camper- it is not a tent you buy last minute and go into the woods with. I have several expensive tents $400+ and they require sealing too.
For a couple of bucks and some time to do the required sealing and ground sheet- I think you will have a good tent- I know I do!
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