User Review: Ozark Trail 2-Person Junior Dome Tent
Good tent for introductory backpacking or lightweight camping.
- Easy to set up
- Self standing
- One-person tent with gear
My background is car, backpacking, and motorcycle camping for over 10 years. I own many different tents for many different purposes and test them on the regular. I like this little tent and use this for backpacking and motorcycle camping.
This tent is easy to set up with only two poles, however, they are fiber glass and must handle with care! Sometimes it helps he you can warm the poles up in the sun or on your dash defroster if it is cold. However, if you are gentle they won't break. Fiberglass is lighter than aluminum.
Stability is great, the style of the tent is a dome which is good for rain and wind. Because it is a dome style it does not need to be staked down (you should stake it down) so it can be used in a variety of environments like sand.
Tent is a simple design I all ways suggest you seam seal all cheap tents... This is no exception... I use mineral oil paint thinner and clear silicone glue... I encountered a storm with no water... I was very pleased...
I use a tarp as a ground cloth which I cut down to the size of the tent.... I actually break down the tent and role it up with the ground cloth and tie it up. I actually ditch the bag and store rolled up... When stored like this is no bigger than 4 1/2 inches high and 7 1/2 inches long...
I like this tent over the KMart backpacking tent. The Kmart backpacking tent has longer poles and can't be stored like this tent. The Kmart tent is bigger but has weak water entry points were this tent doesnt.
I carry this tent as a backup when I go car camping. It's a good tent to sleep in or use as a vestibule. A tent that stores gear... This is a good buy for 25 dollars...