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If you’re looking for a small tent for your kids to go camping or to use in the garden then check out this Happy Camper Two Person Tent by Wakeman Outdoors. As soon as the weather starts to improve the kids like to play out in a tent and even sleep out so it has to be easy to assemble, have enough space for a sleeping bag or 2 and if it’s for the kids bright and cheerful always helps.
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If you think you would prefer a bit more room inside read our review on the Sundome 4 person tent which is also very easy to set up.
Happy Camper Two Person Tent by Wakeman Outdoors Review
This Happy Camper tent measures 6.25’ x 4.80’ x 3.50’ and is a dome shape when erected. It’s made of Nylon in 3 colors, Bold Blue, Green and Red although you will see that the blue tent is cheaper than the other 2 at the moment. The poles are made from Fiberglass, 8.5mm diameter and it’s advertised for 2 people. The tent includes a portable storage bag so that you can keep your tent safe and less likely to be damaged when it’s not in use. It’s made in the USA and is very cheap and budget friendly.
The tent is made of a nylon material which is quite thin. It has got 2 mesh panels in the roof of the tent and the door. It has got a rainfly to cover the roof panels but it is very small and only covers the mesh panels. The base of the tent is a bit thicker material in a bucket design that rises up about 3-4 inches.
This a very lightweight 2-person dome tent. It has a large D-style door which was designed for comfort, with a zippered mesh on the inside of the door which zips all the way around, and the outer door just zip down the centre leaving the bottom open for ventilation. This is a roomy tent with plenty of space for one but it would be a tight squeeze for 2 unless it’s younger children. It’s not too long though so if you’re over 5 feet 10 inches I wouldn’t consider this because you probably won’t fit even diagonally, you might be more comfortable in the Sundome 2 person tent. When you are ready for home, you can simply fold the tent up and pack it into the carrying bag that comes with it along with the poles and pegs.
This Happy Camper Two Person Tent is very easy to assemble. There are 2 poles that are fed diagonally through the sleeves on the top of the tent and are secured in each corner. Peg down the 4 corners of the tent and it’s ready to use. The rain fly hooks onto the black circles on the pole sleeves near the top of the tent.
There are no windows as such but the door flap can be tied back on both sides so you can have light from the mesh inner door and there are 2 mesh inserts at the top of the tent which don’t give light with the rainfly on but as it is so quick to fit you could leave it off if the weather is fine. Also comes with an interior storage pocket that you can use to store small light items like your phone or a torch.
Like with most tents I would definitely recommend a tarp underneath as it gives you the added security against anything sharp ripping the bottom and an added layer against damp if you’re tent does spring a leak.
This Happy Camper tent is only meant for the warm seasons and it isn’t meant for heavy rain. People have found that it is not the most weatherproof so be prepared for that. It does seem to be well constructed and relatively sturdy when it’s assembled but it is made of thin material and it might not stand up to rigorous use. It’s light and would be easy to carry if you are backpacking. It would make a great backyard tent for the kids to play in or camp out in if the weather is good or even for indoor play.
There are many happy users of this tent. People have bought it thinking they may only get a couple of uses out of it but have found it to go up easily and to give them enough space to sleep and stay in one piece. People have bought this to try backyard camping and it’s worked very well. Some people have bought it and managed to use if for 2 people and found it comfortable. Most people love the fact that it is very lightweight and they can fit it in their backpack and go.
The negatives found have been the material used in the manufacture has torn easily or the zips have not worked making it unusable. Many people have commented on how short it is so they have difficulty in fitting inside it. The main issue people have had is that it wasn’t waterproof, whether that is due to the material used or the mini rainfly so they had to use a tarp over.
If you’re looking for a small 1 to 2 person tent for a short stay away then you might find that the Happy Camper Two Person Tent by Wakeman Outdoors would suit you well. It’s very lightweight and takes minutes to set up. It’s not great if you’re tall but if you’re not you’ll fit just fine. If you’re just looking for something to try out camping in the back yard with the kids this would be perfect without you having to shell out a lot of money.