Ozark Trail 9 Person 2 Room Instant Cabin Tent with Screen Room

rated 2.5 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Ozark Trail 9 Person 2 Room Instant Cabin Tent with Screen Room warm weather tent

Specs

Price MSRP: $199.97
Reviewers Paid: $199.81

Reviews

The Ozark Trail nine-person instant cabin tent is a spacious cabin style tent with a 7 foot ceiling and can be set up in under two minute. No assembly required (except tent fly and pegs) and you're set up for days at a time. Screen room acts as a double barrier for bugs. Can fit two queen air beds.

Pros

  • Sets up in 2 minutes
  • Sleeps 9
  • Large screen room
  • 7 foot ceiling
  • Tent stakes included
  • Electrical cord access
  • Nice color
  • ALL season

Cons

  • Too heavy 40 lbs
  • For festival camp
  • Very difficult to fit tent back into original bag
  • Attention: California residents WARNING! This product contains chemicals to the State of California to cause cancer
  • Not recommended for backpacks

I had been searching for a larger tent than the one I already had. I researched this tent for quite awhile before I made a purchase. The tent went on a rollback for $174 so I hesitated and didn't buy it. Then, a special bundle with two queen beds for $199.81... so I bought it.

I've always wanted an instant tent and heard how easy it is to pop up. After I ordered the product at Walmart.com, I went to the store to pay cash. The delivery took a little longer than expected. I received two queen air mattress on time but did not receive the tent till well over time estimated delivery. I almost went to refund the tent, but it did not qualify @ the time.

I didn't think I had a large enough space in my backyard to pitch this tent (14x13.5) I barely squeezed it in my yard. I laid down a tarp before I took out the tent from its box and it took me about 15 minutes to put up (&and I don't like reading instruction but it is on the inside of the duffle bag).

During my research on this tent I watched several YouTube videos on how to set up tent by yourself or with two people. This tent is a little heavy because of the steel poles pre-attached to the tent, so I recommend having a partner to help pop up and lock in the poles.

Unfortunately, the steel pole in the back of the tent did not lock into position, so this tent is defective. I did not continue to set up the screen porch (which has no floor) or put the rainfly on. I did go inside the tent to stand up and not hunched over and noticed the mesh ceiling with lots of ventilation. I'm sure this tent is good during a wind storm and rain/condensation issues.

I have read many reviews about how happy people are with this cabin having  no leaks or wind gust problems. BUT for myself, I am disappointed to have been so thrilled to order this tent with good intentions and ending in a return back to the store.

I love it, it's durable and easy, but I think I will order a tent that isn't sooooo heavy or cold. I think it doesn't matter if it takes a little longer to pitch, less weight is a lot better. I don't want to give myself a hernia over an instant tent. Plus without the weight of a 40-pound tent, I can carry firewood! Happy Camping!!!

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As found on the store site.

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Me w/Ozark Tent I set it up in 15 minutes. I did not attach the rain fly nor did I prop the front porch. Take down was easy as pie...


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This is the Ozark Trail 9 person instant cabin set up in my backyard snug in a 14 x 13.5 space (height is 7 feet / 84") the screen porch is attached, but I did not finish opening up all the items to assemble this tent because the back steel pole did not latch/lock (you probably could use a stake to pin it down).

Tent is made of polyester and steel with large windows and mesh screen.

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Me being goofy with Ozark Trail 9 person instant cabin made of polyester and steel with screen porch attached at the front of the tent and room divider to separate sleeping spaces & lots of ventilation. The screen porch is a great place to store a cooler, chairs, and dogs!

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This is the duffle bag the tent came in. It was very difficult to roll the tent back into its original shape to return to store. I've read many people have had the same problems and went to army surplus to buy a bigger durable storage bag.

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These are the two QUEEN Mattress I received with my bundle order. I did not open these boxes because they too needed to be returned with the tent. The Ozark 9 person cabin can fit two Queen Mattresses comfortably. These weigh 6.86 lbs. (4.5" x 12.25" x 14.5") ...

Thanks for reading. Happy Trails!!!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199.81

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