8 Person Wenzel Klondike Camping Tent
The main room measures 11′ X 7′ and the screen room measures 9′ X 6′. Overall dimensions are 11′ X 16′.
The height at the main tent center is 6′ 6″, so there’s more than enough room for taller camp-mates. The screen room is quite a bit lower, but there’s still enough headroom to set up a table and chairs and use it as a dining area if you like.
The overall floor area is 98 square feet in the main room and 60 square feet in the screen room. You can use the screen room to sleep three people, to store your gear without cluttering up the main sleeping area or just as a nice sun room to relax in.
It has two large mesh windows in the main room and three sides of the screen room are meshed. When the weather is fine, you can remove the rain-fly and the entire roof is mesh. You can enjoy the sensation of sleeping beneath the stars.
There’s also a shielded vent in the rear wall, so that you can have good ventilation and avoid any build up of condensation.
When the weather’s not so good, or if it’s a bit breezy, just close off the doors and windows with the waterproof coated polyester flaps attached and you’ll be safe from the elements.
Wenzel have used “Weather Armor” polyester tent fabric throughout, which has a special polyurethane weather resistant coating to keep you warm and dry. Seams are double-stitched and treated with water repellent.
The floor is a “bathtub” arrangement so that the edges, where water might otherwise creep in, are raised of the ground. The floor material is a sturdy polyethylene to provide durability and resistance to scuffing, tearing and general wear.
There are a couple of mesh pockets in the main room to let you store small items and keep the place clutter free.
The frame is fiberglass, to provide good mechanical strength whilst keeping the weight down. Considering it’s large size, the carry weight of just 27.3 is impressively low.
It certainly couldn’t be described as a backpacking tent – but it’s easy enough to fit in the trunk of your vehicle.
Set up and tear down are surprisingly easy for a tent of such generous proportions. You could do it with just one person, but an extra pair of hands is definitely a good idea for a tent of this size.
You should be able to get it up in about 10 minutes. Tear down and stowing in the bag will probably take around 15 minutes. The bag itself is well sized and the tent goes back in fairly easily – without having to scrunch it or stuff it.
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The tent comes with a 10-year warranty against defects, which should give you some peace of mind.
All things considered, it’s a good option for anyone looking for spacious accommodation when camping.