User Review: REI Hobitat 6
Ease of Setup: Very east to assemble and set-up
Weight: With all items and ground cloth 28 lbs
Price Paid: $339
Bought this tent on the way up to our campsite as I thought the extra size would be nice (first time camping with a 2.5 yr old). Tent went together very well, staked it down through all of our gear into it and went to sleep.
Over the course of the next two days we had at least one 2 hour Lake Michigan thunderstorm blow through. At first no worries however, within 5 minutes of the rain starting a large puddle had formed in the flat center of the tent. No leaks (initially) but the tent was unable to throw the water off and it continued to collect. Simple push up in the middle was able to get the water off (but you can't do this all the time in the middle of the night).
By the third day of severe rain some of the seams where the standing water was collecting were beginning to leak, making both the wife and to a much lesser extent the daughter somewhat miserable. Agree with the other posters' comments about the doors opening up directly into the path of falling water.
Great tent for a dry location with only minimal showers, would not recommend for any location that can receive downpours...
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