HP Photosmart 935 5 wrote:Has anyone taken their Wenzel tent for a spin? We set it up in under 20 minutes but we didn't completely stake everything down. Look forward to sealing all the seams and taking it out for a long weekend.
We've had it up in the backyard for about a week; unfortunately, it's been ungodly hot and no rain to help test it out. Setup wasn't too bad; it took my about 20 minutes alone, with some "assistance" from my 5-year-old. It's on a slight hill, and I can see how a strong wind could lean things over pretty good, but haven't witnessed it yet.
We slept in it one night, 2 adults, 1 child, 1 medium dog... Plenty of space for the 4 of us, of course. (tip: don't buy cheap air mattresses from menards. my neck and back will never be the same) It's short on features, as you'd expect for the price: small gear loft, 1 small mesh pocket at each corner, privacy curtain has 4 plastic clips to hold it in place. Access was easy, with a split door so you can choose which half of the tent you'd like to climb into. The zippers, however, are constantly getting caught on the adjoining fabric. I thought the ventilation was pretty good, but that's due in large part to the tent's partial nudity with the rain fly attached. Try to keep your sleeping bag away from the walls if you think it might rain... So far, a great tent for the money.
I'm trying to leave it up until we get some rain so I can check for leakage before any camping trips, so I'll try to remember to report back with my findings...