I've been camping for over 30 years and never thought I would ever enjoy putting up a tent , BUT THIS ONE HAS IT'S OWN MAGIC TRICK BUILT RIGHT IN !!! Just watch the KMART VIDEO LINK video..this beats all other expensive instant tens HANDS DOWN.. at half the cost and TWICE THE ROOM OF OTHERS... the magic is made in under 5 mins real time set-up. Since I'm disabled but love the outdoors this is perfect for any family member to set up...even kids can do it ! Just first stake down the two left corners out ( 2 mins) then attach the centers of the assembled poles in the " RUBBER QUICK steps" on the other side of each end of the poles. THEN the walk to the "MAGIC SIDE" of the tent and pull the " SHAZZAM STRAP on the left side and ...SHAZAM your done. Stake out the other corners of course...but in less than 6-7 mins real time...your done..AMAZING and fun for anyone in the family to PULL THE SHAZZAM loop... kids love it and adults will too. enjoy camping without the hassle of 45 min tent building ever again... P.S. all new tents need sealing ...yes all tents to last more that a decade. I bought 2 cans of tent sealer and sprayed the inside and outside completely the first time up. This is a easy any easy way to keep any tent " BONE DRY" in heavy weather or even light rains for over 10 years plus.. I still have a 22 years old tent that was treated when new and its still dry like new...2 cans of sealer is about 12.00 and easy to apply done the outside tent all areas and seams then inside completey then use the left over on the tent rainfly and stay cozy and dry all year round....JAY
I bought this tent because I read so many good reviews but this was not the case for me. My family and I camped at a lake in Arizona this last weekend it was great the first night easy set up all was good. The next day we had no wind and then out of the blue like a 5 second wind burst came through and the whole tent dang near blew over and one of the end poles just snapped and split open. Then upon taking it down the pole for in side the closet was all bent up and also the stakes are very flimsy and bend badly. I'm sure I wont get my money back so it just sucks.
I purchased this tent two years ago and has been a piece of junk since. The closet pole snapped in half on second camping trip (no storms). The third trip in, one of my main poles snapped in half (a small wind and rain storm). To make matters worse, the back far left corner, if looking at the tent...it twists and leaks if it rains. I have set this tent up perfectly each time and yet it still twists and I have tried retying the attachments and to no avail...it still leaks and twists. I am done with this piece of ****!! I think this was a defective tent from the beginning and I should have returned it, but I am not one to do that most times. I will NEVER purchase another tent from Kmart again.