Wenzel Great Basin

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Shape, how hard to set up, price for product, product…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $100


Shape, how hard to set up, price for product, product safety, water leaks, breakage of zipper for door, and windows, screen in area.

Tent has a neat looking setup and natural neutral colors, but the design is waist in more ways than it different. As to would I recommend this product, is maybe, depending on whom I was talking to and what product was and is to be used for, just camping with smaller children, yes for larger ones, no. What is product best for would be different style.


  • Can stand up in tent,
  • Shape of tent
  • Does have a screen in area


  • Small screen and tent are not big enough.
  • Med hardness to set up
  • Only sleep to eight people but must be small

This product can be a good investment for backyard camping. It was not as large as we would like it to be, as the setup has a different style.

It a nice yard tent, a taller person can stand up in the tent, which is a plus, as most people have to stoop over getting in and walking around a tent. This tent is more shaped like and tepee bottom, only not the upper part of the tepee, with a small screen in area might hold two lawn chairs if you want to; will hold your ice-chest, and other personal items.

Never had it set up in the wind, stability is ok, never had it set in wind, rain, snow, never used it any weather conditions. Brought it set it up and took it back down in hour. Room and storage is small, re-packability did not work we could not get it back into the original package. Usability was OK. Construction and durability seemed ok as we only set it up for an hour tops.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Wenzel Great Basin 18'x10' is a large, 3 room family dome tent that will sleep up to 10 people. The heavy duty polyethylene floor has welded seams for strength and waterproofing. The mesh roof improves ventilation on hot steamy nights. The polyester fly is seam sealed and covers most of the tent and will keep you dry and protected. The removable room divider is easy to set up or take down for 1, 2 or 3 rooms (each room is 6'x10'). 4 windows, including the door and the all mesh roof mean that you will have more than adequate ventilation even on the hottest nights. One large 'D' style door makes entry/exit very simpleSleeps 101000D Welded Polyethylene floor is super toughWeather Armor Polyester fly (Factory Sealed) and walls - 600mm coating - won't sag when wet and have good UV resistance1 Large 'D' style side entry door with Storm Flap closureRemovable Room Dividers (2) allow for 1, 2 or 3 room configuration - have center zippers - Room Dimensions = 6'x10'4 windows allow for great ventilation - all with storm flapsMesh roof aids in ventilation and reduces condensationShockcorded fiberglass frame for easy set upE-Port for electrical appliancesInterior storage pockets for extra stuff - helps keep the tent neat and organizedEasy convenient sleeve and clip constructionSimple pole to body connection is fast and simpleExternal guy points to keep the tent stable in storms and high windsAll carry sacks and stakes includedMulti-diameter pole set creates more headroomFire retardantImport

- Campmor

The spacious and weather-resistant Wenzel Great Basin is an 18-by-10-foot dome tent that sleeps up to nine campers. The hanging divider curtain can convert the tent from one to two rooms. This tent is perfect for large families or smaller families with lots of gear. Specifications: Base: 18 ft. x 10 ft. Center Height: 76 in. Area: 159 sq. ft

- Altrec Outdoors

Wenzel Great Basin

previously retailed for:
$129.97 - $229.95

The Wenzel Great Basin is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 9, 2013 at Campmor.

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