User Review: Ozark Trail 16' x 10.5' Family Dome Tent
Design: extended dome
Ease of Setup: Easy, takes one person about 15 minutes. Even easier with two.
Weight: 12 Kg
Price Paid: £60
I bought this tent for light summer use because it was cheap and big enough to stand up in. Wal-mart does not sell this tent in the U.K., however another supermarket Tesco does, but not as an 'Ozark Trail'. I found these reviews only after having bought the tent, so I was expecting trouble right from the start.
After reading the reviews here, I decided to seal the entire tent with Grangers Fabsil. The tent fabric was such that it only took about three pints to cover the tent and fly sheet. I also sealed the two floor seams with a seam sealant. The fly sheet has taped seams, but none of the inner seams are taped. It has survived some heavy downpours with no leaks.
So far, I am very pleased with it. It is perfectly possible for one person to set it up as long as it is not windy. I have taken the precaution of buying a large tarp to use as a 'footprint', to protect what is a thin sewn in groundsheet. Overall I am happy with my tent, but can see that this design would not cope well with high winds or driving rain.