Ozark Trail 20' x 14' 10-Person Family Dome Tent
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $151.98 or somewhere in that ballpark
Best for families that check the forecast first, will not hold up too good in bad weather.
- It is an attractive product
- Plenty of room inside
- Pretty easy to assemble
- Does not fare well in bad weather
This product is attractive and there is a lot of room on the inside and pretty easy to assemble. My family and I purchased this product last year for a two-week camping trip and we were pretty happy with it.
But our last trip was cut short when our tent got utterly destroyed in a bad storm, not a tornado or anything just pouring rain and high winds tore it wide open like a paper bag.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $225
Just simply a good tent. Why do people expect a tent to be like a camper....?
- Very nice bag with wheels
Sets up with easy instructions. Has a great bag with wheels for easy toting. Big and roomy!!
Design: 20' x 14' 10 Person Family Dome Tent
Ease of Setup: Easy for the size, one can do it by self but better with 2
Weight: 35 lbs
My family and I have loved this tent, it has been roomy enough for all our camping trips. It is fairly easy to set up especially for the size. We have been using this tent for almost three years with 4 - 5 trips each year ranging from overnight to a whole week. This last trip we have encountered the same problems others have with the zippers and we had one of the longer poles snap under small wind gusts.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this tent but should I have gotten more uses out of it than this. Please Ozark Trail let me know how I can get replacement parts.
Ease of Setup: one person 20 minutes
Price Paid: $130
First of all, NO TENT IS WATERPROOF. Say that again. I took this tent to Smokemont Campground in Smoky Mountains National Park and the first thing I did was walk around the park talking to veterans, checking out their equipment. Let me pass on what I learned.
Some of them had tents costing five times as much and they said the same thing: no tent is waterproof. The Smoky Mountains National Park is in a rain forest and there are certain things you must do if you are to survive an all day rain in any tent, no matter who made it or how much it costs. The survivors have strung tarps, heavy, waterproof tarps large enough to cover their entire tent with at least five feet of overlap on all sides. You need to take time to study the way they are rigged, as flimsy rigging of the tarp will result in disaster.
Campers who use the tarps to protect their camps stayed their entire one or two weeks and had a great time. ALL CAMPERS who did not protect their campsites with tarps were washed out and went home humiliated.
My tent is now ten years old. I just had it in a 12 hour driving rainstorm in Florida, 28 degrees. It leaked very little considering the horizontal rain in 50 mph winds. I did not have a tarp covering the entire tent. I could still sleep in it that night and all my bedding and clothing were fine. I consider this tent a fine tent, especially for the money. It's been very well tested over the years and I would buy another.
Design: Actual floor space, 18' 4",
Ease of Setup: easy for a grown male couple
Price Paid: $220 CDN
This rated 20' x 14' family tent is not one that I would recommend to anyone; especially as a family tent. Firstly, even though I took every precaution possible to seal each and every seam in the tent, it still leaked during two medium rains.
The zippers are about as cheap as they could possibly be. The plastic zippers on this tent are a nightmare of cheapness. The first half dozen times we used the tent the front door zipper constantly jammed on the door's overlap. Eventually the front door zipper failed and would not join the two sides, then the end zipper failed, all on the same camping trip.
The light tarp style floor does not hold up at all. If the tent is spread on a lightly rough surface, holes appear in the flooring within a few hours: hence, leakage. This tent definitely requires an underlay of some sort.
We have used the tent six times and to this point, two zippers are damaged beyond repair; three patches glued to the floor and the corner joints are separating.
For a tent of this size to work, the wall material needs to be heavier and the flooring needs to be much heavier material. Also, this size of tent requires a metal or a similar zipper material.
This is not a recommended tent by any means.
Design: family dome tent 20x14ft
Ease of Setup: fairly easy need two people
Price Paid: $236
DO NOT BUY!!!! I took five chidren camping, for five days, which turned out to be all rainy. This wasn't going to faze me and shouldn't be a problem with my new spacious, stay dry technology, drytec fabric with dryguard floor water beads and runs off, 10-person tent.
The only water that was beading anywhere was not on the tent but on my brow as we tried to thow two tarps over tent that was leaking like a sieve. This worked fine for a while and I just started to feel a little secure when water started to seep in from the floor. Ahhhhhhhhh. I can laugh a little after the fact, but I would rather not have had this expierience. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!
Design: 20X10 3 room 6.8' tall
Ease of Setup: Not the easiest but not bad. In the wind it can be trouble.
Weight: 9 lbs in bag
Price Paid: $119
I have read the other reviews and one was dated 2004. I bought this tent about 3 weeks ago and just got back from a Tennesee/Kentucky North Georgia camping experience from snow to heavy rains and wind. This tetn withstood it all.
Highly recommend this tent. For $119 I will put it up against any tent. Best money I spent. No leaks, dribbles or zipper problems. But like everything you must check it out yourself. The new Ozark Trail tents are worth every penny.
Design: Ozark Trail 20 X 14 Dome Tent
Ease of Setup: Definitely a two person job.
Weight: Heavy but comes in a bag with wheels
Price Paid: $148.98
We used this tent over Memorial Day weekend 2004 and overall it held up very well. We had torrential downpours and only suffered a small amount of water which came through the rainfly and dropped down through the exposed ceiling. The doors at the front of the tent though were another story. The zippers kept getting stuck and one of them finally got caught so bad in the yellow zipper covering that it ended up getting ripped. To use the zippers on all areas was a chore.
Design: freestanding dome that could be divided into three rooms
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: very heavy
Price Paid: $148
The zippers were really bad. The bottom of the front door zipper broke on the first day of camping. Also, the zipper constantly caught on the overlapping zipper cover as it was being opened and closed. The humidity was awful in the morning. Everything felt damp. We bought the tent at Walmart because we decided that our old tent was too small.
I do not recommend this tent to anyone.
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