As backpackers and kayakers, I never thought we'd…
Design: three-season but can be used for 4
Ease of Setup: Challenging for 2 seniors, very difficult for one person
Price Paid: $459
As backpackers and kayakers, I never thought we'd buy this type of tent! But when my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he still wanted to spend as much time as possible out-of-doors. After much internet searching, he decided this was the perfect tent, especially since the patio area was partially screened and the interior area tightly screened. This helped reduce the risk of infection while he was taking chemo. We bought 2 cots and a small table for inside and two reclining chairs for the patio.
We spent many wonderful winter weeks camped at the Molina Basin campground on Mt. Lemon about a half hour from the hospital, which fortunately we never needed to make an emergency trip to. We could sit together in the patio, watching the deer, birds and squirrels, Jim could doze and read and eventually when the impact of the chemo was reduced, we only had to step outside to begin hiking.
In the summer, we migrated to the shores of Lake Apache and bought a fan for the tent, which kept it cool.
For our purposes, the tent was outstanding and brought us much happiness during a very difficult time.
There are fair weather 6-person tents and then there…
Design: 3-season car camping tent
Ease of Setup: Extremely Easy
Price Paid: $459
There are fair weather 6-person tents and then there are 6-person bomber tents. The EMS Super Nova 6 is a bomber tent! This tent is designed for comfort (6'9" peak height and a large screen porch), as well as any conditions (full coverage rainfly with windows).This is a car camping or base camp delight with more room than a room at the local Holiday Inn.