dealsmountain trails grand pass 2-room 6-7 person…

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got this in the last woot-off. It is a 9-10 person tent! HUGE!! Be ready for it!

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This looks great. Would this be too big for less than 6-7 people? What if there were only 2-4 people staying in it?

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@cagrl: It has been my experience that "too big" is far better than "too small."

its a 2 room tent, so you have the ability to get a very marginal amount of privacy from the other side of the tent, granted, the walls are paper thin.

I own the tent, and although I haven't used it on a campout yet, it looks like it will be more than awesome for myself and my friends.

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Perfect for your "occupy" plans, or if you're about to face foreclosure!

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@cagrl: way too big for less than 6 people in my opinion. You could install a full bedroom set inside it...not kidding

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It was $10 more last time they offered it (when I bought it)...

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@waltertangofoxtrot: we wanted to do an indoor camping fun night with our kids. We could not set up the entire tent unless we removed all the furniture from our living room. Outside, of course there's plenty of room, but if you try anything else, just be very aware of the dimensions of the space you are using.

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Bought it from woot last time. Don't be fooled - it's really not that big. It's not really 10 x 18 rectangular. It's more a narrow oval shape so you cannot put 7 adults side by side. You can fit 7 if 4 of them are children AND if you don't carry any luggage. Our family of 4 (2 adults 2 teens) can fit reasonably well if we arrange sleeping back in a "diamond" arrangement, again because of the weird oval footprint. But it has reasonable quality and an excellent price.

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@kysersoze: 'Perfect for your "occupy" plans'
I kinda doubt it, given the fiberglass poles. At least where I live, we get snow. I'd hate to see what'd happen to this tent with the weight of a foot and a half of crystalized water on top.

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thanks for reminding us we need to prepare for some apolitical stuff.

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@hungry: So are you like an NBA center?
'Cause I have one (just bought another) and it slept two adults comfortably - with all our stuff inside (not cooking stuff, but clothes, ect).
We love ours

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Bought one of these last time around and love it! It isn't hard to set up but you will need a large space to get it fully set up! Really looking forward to our next camping trip!

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Two previous woots outlined the pros and cons of this quite comprehensively:
http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4655761 : October 3, 2011, and
http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4698721 : November 6, 2011

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't like to be crammed into anything, camping equipment included. I wouldn't count on any 6-7 person tent sleeping 7 adults comfortably, but maybe a big family with 2 adults, 2 teens, and 2 smaller children. Certainly not too big for a two-couple weekend getaway, but don't count on that privacy curtain giving you that kind of privacy.

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Just bought this and kinda excited since I'm relocating several states away and we've been unable to find a house to purchase.

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This is great if you're going to be out for multiple nights or taking the entire family. If it's a simple overnight for you and your son with the scouts, then it's a bit much. Not that I'd know anything about that. Nope, not me. I am NOT the idiot who brought the 3-bedroom ranch to house one adult and a 7-year old for a 12-hour event, I swear.

While "bigger is better" is often a solid mantra by which to base one's life, don't forget the vital corollary "unless you have to carry the stupid thing everywhere you go." If a 2-person tent is all you need, you will be cursing yourself until the end of time if you are instead lugging this thing around.

So, if you're taking everyone with you or you're parking relatively close to your campsite, or you're the truly adventurous type who is spending a week in the great outdoors, this is a fine purchase, at a very good price. If you're just overnighting with 1 kid...go find a nice little pup tent. Again, not that I know anything about that.

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I bought this the last time it was on Woot for $10 more. I still think it was a great deal. My wife & I set it up the other day, just to see how it goes up. Two of us in 38° very windy weather set it up for the first time in under 30 minutes. Now that we know what we're doing, I'm sure it will be much faster next time. Setup and tear-down were very easy. Folding was simple, there are little tags that tell you where to fold it! If you have the choice, I'd suggest not doing it in heavy winds, though. That slowed us down a bit.

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Got one last time it was on woot.
My 3 children and their visiting friend ran around inside it for almost an hour because there's just that much room. In the afternoon, we put up the "wall" (really a piece of cloth for a semblance of privacy) and they went crazy again with their play room and hiding room. It's a good value, but you'll want to put stones over the stakes as it's profile means that if it gets caught by a good gust when no one is inside it, it will fly away...

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Not regretting buying this, but be warned: the ring-and-pin system in the description is somewhat misleading -- there are only 2 pins on each corner near each ground ring, to clip to any of the 4 support poles. The remainder of all poles (at the top of the tent) have to slip through your conventional pole sleeve, which (given that the two main support poles are abnormally long) is very annoying nearly impossible for one person to set up very easily (certainly not very quickly, as suggested in the description).

Also, the "room divider" is merely a curtain that hangs from a couple clips, and certainly should not be meant for any real privacy between the rooms.

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Awesome price!Like the side extensions will allow personnel stuff without feeling cramped for space to move around. Would be a great tent for motorcycle rallies! And $5.00 for shipping! That's a deal within its self! Can you say SOLD-OUT!

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Just a reminder, description says 6-7 person tent -- when you get it the box says "9-10 person tent".

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How waterproof is this? If I wanted to put it up in my back yard to store some stuff temporarily, would it keep it reasonably dry?

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Almost bought a Coleman, but decided to take my chance with this one...main negatives seem to be that it blows away and the poles can break. I figure I'll just have to pitch it somewhere to help mitigate the wind AND use longer after-market tent stakes, as well as be gentle with the poles.

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@ninjawarrior: A tip I learned, don't connect all the pole pieces until you need to. Meaning, don't have the super long poles all together as you're trying to feed them through the sleeves. It is much easier to assemble the pole as it is getting fed into the sleeve.

I promise that you'll be much happier doing it this way!

And setting up the tent alone is going to be frustrating because of it's size and the pin and ring pole system. Not impossible, just frustrating.

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@feliphilia: Reviews I've read and, assuming your seams are sealed, from seeing the tent put up, there's plenty of space inside for storing stuff. If you are expecting a serious storm then you'll likely get some leakage but reviews indicate that the tent does a very, very good job of keeping things dry inside.

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@feliphilia: FYI nylon degrades quickly when left in the sun / elements. Your tent will probably go bad if you are just leaving it out for a few weeks... and your lawn will die too.

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One review said they felt the floor of the tent was thin, I would have to agree. But that is easily remedied with a secondary tarp, in our case, it was easy for us to have stowed away a roll-out spare rug ( 9'x12' fit awesome)

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This tent does not come with a carry bag. Also, the bottom of the tent is not "tubbed", so it's not that great in wet areas.
Yeah, I bought it on the last woot. Still looking for a better tent.

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My rule of thumb for buying tents is to divide the number of persons they claim will fit in the tent by two. My four person tent is perfect for camping with my boyfriend and to store some items in there that we might not want to leave out overnight like a cooler and some of our gear. Any more than the two of us gets cramped.

So, what I'm saying here is that really, this tent will hold 3-5 people, if the box really does claim that it can hold up to ten people. For a family of four not used to the outdoorsy stuff it would probably be ideal to hold their fancy air mattresses and electronic stuff. Hell, if I was in the market for a new tent for the spring and doing field work, I'd probably go for this.

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Also, save yourself a whole bunch of yelling and swearing and spend $10 on good tent stakes, whether they are the screw in type or sturdy plastic. Tent stakes have a tendency to get bent in a moment of frustration when the #&! ground is so $%&@ hard and these tiny #^!@ stakes %!@! bend and make the process of setting up the tent pretty frustrating.

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I'm pitching a tent right now.

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@dhraakellian: I don't think it's meant for four season camping.

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@cebii: Yeah, the fiberglass poles are what clued me in to that. I was mainly responding to the Occupy comment given the type of tent currently needed for occupation in the northern latitudes.

The rain fly that only covers the top of the middle section could be another issue, but with that, if it had stronger poles, a few tarps secured over the top and some mylar emergency blankets lining the walls, a 3-season tent could still possibly be made to work in the winter.

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would love to get this, but to find at least 4 others to go camping with me - not likely.

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Not sure why it shows "RIP" - I can click on the 'I Want One' button(No Bounce Yet)to go to the order page - I am tempted to order but have a pretty good tent already that isn't getting much use....

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@rebeljean55: We are looking into why this occurred. It doesn't seem to be sold out. I un-RIP'ed the deal.

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While looking at the pictures, I came upon one without the "rain fly" and the caption reads "You only get the tent. Not all of the other crap.". There were some other equipment in the picture, so does the caption mean no "rain fly" or just none of the other crap?

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@thefenst: Thank you! I still might talk myself into a purchase on this great deal!

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@kysersoze: You get the rain fly but you don't get the table, grill, swing, etc.

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In for one. Never know when you'll need a "mother-in-law suite".

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We own a tent that is annoyingly small - camping w/ medieval society means bringing a lot of garb and projects and feast gear and weapons...so, when I saw this deal tonight, I knew I was going to get it - Lovely to have the room to put up a dress rack, with enough room to stand up AND change garb, AND have a comfortable bed, too! For the price, even if it lasts only one or two seasons we've gotten our money's worth. Many thanks and well met! (woot!)

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@thefenst: Sooo... my triangle dropped from purple to green because I reported the incorrect RIP???

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Does anyone know how to check on this tent that i ordered. I ordered this on 12/30/11, and when i go to the page to check on my acct. it says that i have never ordered anything from Woot. But i have the order number and the pay-pal invoice that says that the order went through. So maybe because it was just ordered on the 30th, it hasn't been processed yet....don't know. If someone can help me with knowing how long it usually takes, i sure would appreciate it cause it is a gift, thanks my fellow Wooters !!

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@jagman2623: If you are checking your acct. on woot.com, you won't find it there. Check your acct. on http://sellout.woot.com . And don't worry about it. I ordered in on the 29th and still haven't received any shipping info. It will show up.

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same boat with no order info, kinda frustrating