The Kodiak canvas family cabin tent is rugged, well-built, and spacious. It can sleep up to six campers and features the type of design that makes it perfect for camping year-round. If you’re not familiar with cotton canvas tents, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this model’s performance and how it’s able to handle a wide variety of weather conditions.
Overview and Features
This tent allows campers to enjoy a type of rugged luxury they just can’t get with a traditional nylon tent.
This is one tent that’s not exactly beginner friendly compared to models such as the Ozark Trail Base Camp 14-Person Cabin Tent. You’ll definitely want to practice setting this tent up a couple of times before your trip. With a little practice, assembly time takes an average of twenty minutes and is a pretty straightforward process thanks to the well-written instructions.
Overall, this is a model that’s best suited for avid outdoor enthusiasts who have experience with camping knots and rope systems.
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The soft canvas walls work to efficiently keep out the elements, while the heavy-duty vinyl flooring is designed to withstand heavy use.
However, some campers did note that the tent doesn’t perform the best in stormy weather conditions, since there is no vestibule or fly, so you won’t be able to open up the uncovered rear door when it’s raining. While the included awning does provide some mild protection against the elements, the position of the back door is angled upwards slightly, allowing rain to easily come inside if the door isn’t zipped closed.
Instead of wet weather conditions, this tent is a better choice for dessert or beach camping.
The thick zipper flaps do a great job of keeping sand, dust, and debris out. In windy conditions, users can escape the sand and dust by zipping themselves inside the tent.
The tent comes with five large mesh windows that feature flaps on the inside that you can zip up during rainy weather.
This is a tent that requires careful assembly and an experienced camper who can set it up correctly. While the tent is, in fact waterproof, as we mentioned earlier, the back door design is poorly positioned, allowing rain and wind inside the tent.
Because the tent is made out of canvas material, it’s a great choice for camping out both during the summer and in the winter. This type of tent works to keep the interior of the tent nice and cool in hot weather, and warm in snug during cold overcast days.
- Tent stays cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather
- Well-written instructions
- Large spacious interior
- Small awning
- Front and back entrances
- Poor back door design lets rain in
- Difficult assembly
- Not beginner friendly