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When it comes to that time of year when camping opportunities come along and you’re looking for a tent that can fit the amount of people you want it to and is easy to put up you might want to check out this Sundome 6 Person Tent. This is a dome shaped tent and it’s great to take with you for any camping holidays. This is big enough for a family and you will get some great use out of it for less than $80.
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Sundome 6 Person Tent Review
- WeatherTec™ System patented welded floors and inverted seams keep water out, Spacious interior, room to stand and move
- Dome design makes setup quick and easy, 10 minutes , Snag-free, continuous pole sleeves for easy setup, Rainfly awning for shade and rain protection
- Floor vent for maximum ventilation, Large windows help cool the tent, Storage pockets keep gear organized
- Insta-Clip pole attachments stand up to winds, 10 ft. x 10 ft. (3 m x 3 m), fits six people or two queen airbeds
- 6 ft.(1.88 m) height, room to stand and move, 1-year limited warranty
This Sundome 6 Person Tent is made of a polyester material which is water resistant and it comes in 2 colors, you can have green or navy blue and both of them look very smart. The floorspace is a good 10 x 10 feet and you can fit 2 queen size mattresses in it, but if you want to add more people you would have to use sleeping bags to squeeze them in but you won’t have any storage space. Most people use this for 2 people or 3 at a push so they can have space to move around. This has a good height in the centre of 6 feet so if you are tall you won’t feel too cramped.
Sundome have different size tents, the Sundome 2 person and the Sundome 4 person. All of these tents have the same design and assemble in the same way. There are 3 poles included in with the tent 2 or them are to hold up the tent and the 3rd one is used for the rainfly. The set up time is around 10 minutes as there isn’t anything too complicated about these tents. You just need to assemble the poles and feed them through the sleeves which go over the tent diagonally. The poles fit into a pin at each corner where you will stake down your tent. The rainfly goes over the top and hooks onto the rings at each corner and the pole fits front to back in a little pocket each side and there are a couple of velcro attachments to hold it in place. There are guy lines on the fly and you can set them the distance you want to open up your side vents.
The rainfly on the Sundome 6 Person Tent gives a pretty decent coverage over most of the tent with a small overhang front and back which helps to keep the tent waterproof. Some people have found if the rain is driving sideways it can get under the rainfly so they fixed that by putting a large tarp over it a another rainfly, but for the most part it’s dry inside. Some people suggest you always have some spare guy ropes and stakes with you as if the wind is extremely strong the poles are very bendy and you might need to add a guy rope to the pole to stop it bending inwards against the wind.
There are 2 mesh sides which sit under the fly and if you know you are going to have good weather you can leave off the rainfly and stargaze. There is a rear window with a zippered cover and a large D shaped door which also has a half window with a zippered cover. So you can have the air coming in from all sides if need be. There is a ventilation window at the rear bottom of the tent which can be staked out to open it up more if it’s needed or you can stake it closer if you don’t want that air coming in although it doesn’t have any zipper to fully close it. There is a small zipped opening at the bottom of the Sundome 6 Person Tent so that you can feed a wire in if you have access to electricity and there are also a couple of netted bags on either side to hold some bits and bobs. If you want to hang a light you can use the ring that hangs down from the centre of the roof.
Most people use a tarp underneath for protecting the floor of the tent and to give a little more waterproofing to the floor too. They also buy heavy duty stakes to give extra stability to the tent when it’s windy.
Most buyers are loving this tent for the amount of space it has inside and because it is so easy to assemble. Most people use it for 2 people and maybe small children and like the fact that it has a lot of headroom. It’s been used by people at music festivals in wet weather with no issues.
The negatives found are around the tent ripping, some people have found the sleeves coming away from the tent and some have had problem with the staking rings ripping from the tent in wind. The other problem found with the poles is the cord which holds it together breaking. Customers find that claiming against the Coleman warranty is quite cumbersome and could be made so much easier.
If you’re looking for a tent that will hold 2 or 3 people comfortably with space for your bags then this Sundome 6 Person Tent will do that for you. It’s large enough to stand in so you won’t feel cramped and it airy so heat and condensation can easily dissipate through the mesh windows. It’s a very reasonable price for the size of the tent and well worth considering.