User Review: Ozark Trail 16' x 10.5' Family Dome Tent (Model WMT-1610)
Design: 3 Season 16' X 10.5' Family Dome Tent
Ease of Setup: Horribly difficult for a single person; difficult for 2 people.
Weight: Not sure but estimate it to be about 15-20 pounds.
Price Paid: $90-ish
Wal-Mart Special! What more to say?!? I guess if you have kids that want to play in it, it would be fine. I do not recommend taking it camping!!! The first one I set up was in the fall (supposed to be a 3-season). It snowed a few inches and it completely caved in breaking all the shock-corded fiber glass poles. Shoddy product!!! Even when you set it up you can actually hear the poles crackling.
Well, I took it back to Wal-Mart and they replaced the entire tent even though it was about six months old. Nice of them to do that! It is definitely a family tent so forget about setting it up by yourself. One person needs to be inside to help hoist up the tent and hold it in place while you force the poles into the ring-&-pin holders. The netting has many flaws in it (not a nice smooth texture as in better quality tents).
The stitching is shoddy and sloppy. In many places the stitching is missing and in other places it looks like the machine sewing it got stuck in the same place which put a gob of thread in one area. Long threads were left hanging all over the inside of the tent. There are also many long threads around the zippers so if you do not cut them off they get stuck in the zipper! It is impossible to get it nice and square so that it is pulled taught so that rain will flow off of it instead of pooling in pockets. The flooring is especially not cut square.
The only good thing about it is the size is great for single people that like a lot of room or for a family/friends of 3 for absolute comfort. Also, if you don't use the rain fly and the wind blows, it actually lifts the tent enough to separate the shock-corded poles which again makes the tent collapse. If you know the wind will blow I would recommend using some Duct Tape on each and every pole connection to help hold them together. The only other nice thing I can really say about it is the color scheme is nice!
Bottom of the barrel: don't waste your money unless your kids want it for in the yard to play in!