User Review: Ozark Trail 12' x 10' Family Dome Tent
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't remember, but it wasn't much.
Bought this tent about 30 years ago. Still does great.
- Ease of setup
- Lasts a long time
- Lots of room
- Color faded.
My wife and I bought this tent at Wal-mart when our son and daughter were about 12 and 9 respectively. They are 43 and 40 now. They could help set up the tent at 12 and 9. Our daughter's daughter (now 18) took it this weekend on her first solo campout.
We're still using original poles. The tent is tight enough with some sagging...same as me! With a ground tarp and stakes, it is very stable and yet very light weight.
I haven't had any leaks, such as others have reported. Haven't had to use the fly very often, but when I did, it did its job. I had a Coleman heater I used a time or two, but lost it in a move. Now using a propane bottle one burner stove and heater.
The mesh top allows for good ventilation. Some condensation on cool/cold mornings, but nothing insurmountable. Good breeze during hot days.
The last time I personally used the tent, I had a cot, a camp chair, and grand daughter's air mattress and sleeping bag and a small plastic camp table inside. Still had plenty of room to move around and store my and my granddaughter's gear (she was about 14 then).
It's amazing how the tent, poles, and fly all fit into the carry-bag and I can still carry it at age 69. Although I expect limited opportunity to use one, I'm hoping to be able to find a new one, just in case. I'll keep the old one as well.