Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (
-   Off-Topic (
-   -   I need a new tent (

Scout 02-27-2007 09:46 PM

I need a new tent
Anyone have a suggestion for a new family sized tent? I've found a few online that I like but then I read the reviews and they're mostly terrible. I don't camp very often (once or twice a year) but I'd like to have a BIG heavy duty tent that can stand up to the elements. Most of the places I camp are not that cold but can get pretty windy so a durable tent is a must.

Any suggestions? Any particular brand to stay away from? Any brands that are better than all the others?

AzTJ 02-27-2007 10:40 PM

walk into a Popular Outdoor Outfitters or hunting shop.... I have a nice 6 person tent that I got from Wally-World for like $80, very nice and not too hard to put up... THink its an Ozark?

whiteyj 02-27-2007 10:55 PM

I bought the Sierra Designs Bedouin 6 a couple of summers ago. The thing is very well made as is typical of Sierra Designs tents and gives you plenty of room inside.

Been a big Sierra Designs fan for years running several of their backpacking tents.

Adventurous 02-28-2007 09:02 AM

I second the Sierra Designs recommendation. I have backpacked/car camped with them for 7 years now and have not had a single problem. No leaks and no deterioration like a budget tent.

erickpl 02-28-2007 09:24 AM

Is this for car camping where you drive to a place and setup or are you hiking in? That will make a huge difference.

REI is a GREAT place to find great tents, but you will pay. Dick's Sporting goods has some decent tents. I got a Coleman 8 man tent from Target several years ago - and it's been used a handful of times. The bag that holds it fits between the cage bars on the TJ, so I strap it to them when travelling. :) It is a heavy bag (for a tent), but it is very heavy duty.

The hiking-capable tents will be a lot lighter, but the material may not be as strong.

Define family size - 4, 6, or 8?

MouthfulOfGrass 02-28-2007 12:46 PM

I have a Coleman 6 man (or 8 man ?) that we got at Target a few years ago. I don't really like it, but it has not broken or deteriorated yet. We use it often. What I dont' like is the curtain that separates the 2 "rooms", not well designed. One of the zipper pull tabs has broken off of the front entry door. The tent does not hold up in wind at all (lays flat). But it's tall enough for me to stand up in (I'm 6 foot tall) and has plenty of room for 4 adults. It was inexpensive.

We also have a North Face 2 man tent for backpacking. I can't say enough good things about this tent. Based soley on this tent, I would buy North Face equipment again.

activelydying 02-28-2007 05:49 PM

is sitting in the mall parking lot really considered camping????

Scout 02-28-2007 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by activelydying (Post 59004)
is sitting in the mall parking lot really considered camping????

It's the field BEHIND the mall!!! Geeez!!!!!

rebelBullDawg325 02-28-2007 06:51 PM

ozarks are good, but i cant believe no one else has mentioned this...... we have a jeep tent that we bought at sams. it's huge, 8 ppl easy, i'll ge thte dimensions when i talk to my dad later

jjseel 03-02-2007 10:07 PM

Had a white stag for about 15 years....replaced the poles twice...then gave it to a friends kid, he is still using it (+3 yrs)

blueJeeps 03-03-2007 07:38 AM

We use a Coleman dome it's been a good tent. Says it'll sleep 6 we only have 4 and still have plenty of room.

Looking at getting a Sports Tent that sets up in the bed of a truck this summer.

MR.CLIFFORD 03-03-2007 09:36 AM

We also have a coleman bayside 7 person tent that has a dog den in it. The base is 15x10 and there is plenty of room in it for 4. I need to air it out if we are going to use it next weekend.

jeeptales 03-04-2007 04:43 PM

Did you see?

Did you see all the deals they have at Acadamy this week?

There are some great deals on a lot of good tents.

jeeptales 03-04-2007 05:00 PM

Here are two:
My friend Mark and I both bought some there (Acadamy) last year.

Scout 03-10-2007 10:24 PM

Well I looked over everyone's suggestions and came to the conclusion that some of you really spend some serious change on your camping gear :D. I reevaluated my camping needs and decided that a good cheap a$$ tent is really all I need. I sprung the $ 100 bucks and bought a Coleman. I figure that if the thing destroys itself after a couple of uses then I'm really not out that much money.

Thanks for all your replies.

jeepluver1956 03-17-2007 04:21 PM

Good choice on Coleman. A friend had one from Gander Mountain - a little pricey, but it had the instructions sewn into the tent bag.

activelydying 03-17-2007 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by jeepluver1956 (Post 63608)
Good choice on Coleman. A friend had one from Gander Mountain - a little pricey, but it had the instructions sewn into the tent bag.

i hope it has pictures for scout's case

jeepluver1956 03-17-2007 05:29 PM

yes pictures too:D

Scout 03-17-2007 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by activelydying (Post 63615)
i hope it has pictures for scout's case


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.