The Ozark Trail Base tent is massive. It’s also the largest model we reviewed. If you love large family camping trips, often head to the backcountry with a group of friends, or you’re simply looking for a larger tent that will give you and your family all the space they need to move around and relax, then this model by Ozark is a great choice.
Overview and Features
Talk about huge, this model measures in at twenty feet by twenty feet and can accommodate several queen-sized air mattresses.
The Trail Base is a cabin tent that features a type of complex structure that includes separate entrances and rooms. Additionally, the walls are very high with a peak height that measures in at seventy-eight inches.
The tent features windows on all sides, with a total of twelve large windows in all. Each of the four rooms includes two windows plus a window on the door, so you’ll wake up and enjoy a beautiful view.
If you prefer your privacy, then you’ll love this tent’s design. Unlike models such as the Northwest Territory ten-person tent, this tent features room dividers which fully close off the walls. The walls have zippers, so you can unzip them and enjoy more space, or zip them up for a little privacy. The tent’s central dome area is connected to the main entrance. This is the communal living area. The three remaining sections come with dividers, allowing you to create a total of four rooms. The fourth room is much larger and acts as a master bedroom of sorts.
The roof of the tent can be unzipped, allowing you to view the night’s sky and enjoy a cool breeze. The roof is protected by a fly, which is pretty small, allowing for an unobstructed view.
The tent consists of twelve steel poles for the main structure and ten poles for the roof, which are made out of fiberglass.
The main entrance has a large T-shaped zipper, while the other doors have a D-shaped zipper.
This model is beginner-friendly and has an average assembly time of just twenty minutes, which is pretty impressive considering the massive size of this tent. Additionally, breaking down the tent is a straightforward process, although rolling the tent and storing it can be time-consuming.
The tent is designed for pretty mild weather in terms of cold, moderate rainfall, and hot summer weather. Basically, this tent is best suited to summer camping trips and isn’t designed for year-round use in colder conditions.
If you’d like to learn more about tents designed for year-round use, click here to view our family cabin tent buyer’s guide.
In the main area, you’ll find a large hook for a lantern, and some built-in pockets which are perfect for storing important personal gear such as a tablet, phone, and purse. There is also a built-in cup holder which is pretty convenient.
- Can accommodate up to fourteen people
- Reasonably priced
- Easy to assemble
- Not designed to withstand heavy rainfall
- No floor vents
- Only comes with three pockets for the entire tent