CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent
My family really enjoyed using this tent during a recent camping trip. We have two young children (3 and 2 years old) and have just started taking them on camping outings. This tent was large enough to support our kid-friendly “glamping” experience near the coast in Northern California. After a two-hour car trip, Mom took the kids to a bathroom break, and in the 10-minutes that they were gone I was able to completely set this tent up myself. (My set up included staking a 16 mil thick, 16′ x 10′ tarp as a footprint, and staking down the rain cover as well). The tent fits our extra-large duffle bag, two cots, and a very large queen size blow-up mattress with plenty of room!
As others have posted lots of great pics of the tent, I wanted to share a slight modification that I recently made. As the entire top of the tent is made of mesh, we found that it did get a little cold at night due to the cool ocean breeze (with temperatures around 45 degrees Fahrenheit). While properly rated sleeping bags are the most important factor for staying warm, I found that a simple addition of two mylar-based tarps would add to the heat retention of the tent. I purchased two 60″ x 84″ all-weather space blankets with grommets on each corner (available for approximately $18 each here on Amazon), zip-tied small carabiners to each corner (also purchased on Amazon, $13 for 10 carabiners), and placed one space blanket over each cabin side. For under $30, this setup created a nice layer of insulation that is super lightweight and serves as a heat-reflective cover for the tent. (Also, as it goes under the rain flap, doesn’t change the look of the tent when fully setup either). Also, because the blankets are so thin, I kept them “installed” on the tent after packing up, and there was no issue with fitting the tent back into the case.
This was a great addition to our family camping gear collection, and I would highly recommend purchasing it!Promised Review By Mark S