User Review: REI Hobitat 6
Design: Family Camping
Ease of Setup: Not too tough, but require two people.
Weight: A lot -- car camping NOT backpacking
Price Paid: $300
I use this tent for setting up a comfy base camp. It is definitely only a car camping tent. It has amazing room and easily sleeps 4 with a lot of space. With two persons on cots it's as if you have your own hotel room.
My concern was that it wasn't going to be that water tight. The Colorado summers have frequent rainfall in the evening often accompanied by moderate winds. I was concerned that the open air design wouldn't be that waterproof.
I was wrong. I've had this tent in numerous downpours over the last year. No water has entered the tent. I haven't bothered to seal the seams and rarely bother to stake out extra lines to the rain fly. Still, it doesn't leak. It does well in winds too for a tent this size. It does take two people to set up. It is large and weighs a lot.
If it had a slight vestibule over the entrance, I'd give it a five. If you're looking for a roomy car camping tent that sets up easily, withstands wind, and is water tight, this tent is a very good choice. I have own a lot of tents and this ranks up there for its intended use.
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