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Today we will be reviewing the Sundome 2 Person Tent. If you have been looking for a smaller tent for yourself or your kids then consider this one and you won’t be disappointed. No matter if you’re on your own you will be able to set this tent up quickly without help. For anyone on a budget you will find this tent very reasonably priced and well worth the money. We’ll be checking out customer reviews to see if they agree.
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If you’re not sure if you would prefer a bit bigger tent check out our review of the Sundome 4 person tent.
Sundome 2 Person Tent Review
- Polyester taffeta 75 denier flysheet
- Dome tent with spacious interior allows you to move comfortably
- Easy setup in only 10 minutes
- WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
- Large windows and a ground vent for superior ventilation
- Measures 7 x 5 feet with 4-foot center height
This Sundome 2 Person Tent is made of polyester. There is a basic dome tent with a rainfly to go over the top. You have a choice of colors, green and white or navy and grey. The floor size of the tent is 7 x 5 feet which can house 1 sleeping bag and give you room to store all your gear or 2 sleeping bags at a push but you won’t have room for anything else in there.
The manufacturers say that it will only take 10 minutes to put up the tent and that is probably right or even quicker. There are only 3 poles to install, 2 in the tent and one in the rainfly.
To assemble the Sundome tent, lay it out on top of a tarp for added protection, stake it down in each corner. There is a sleeve going diagonally in each direction feed a pole in each one and fit into the small housing in each corner. Your main tent is up. Turn your rainfly upside down and fit the pole into each end and attach the velcro over the pole to hold in position. The pole goes from front to back. Lay the rainfly on top of the tent and velcro each corner to the poles of the tent. The cable from each corner clips onto the ring at each corner of the tent. You have 2 ropes at the sides which will pull out the rainfly from the tent letting more air into the mesh windows beneath. If it’s too cold you can let these fall and let less air into the tent.
How weatherproof is it?
In light rain it’s probably going to give you no issues but it’s worth using seam sealer to protect against heavy rain as people have commented that it can rain in when the rain is heavy. You can buy this tent as a bundle and get seam sealer too. The seams are inverted and the floor is a bucket type that rises up the sides about 4 inches.
How many people will it fit?
As stated above, like most tents, take what it says and use half that amount to get a comfortable amount of people. If you fit 2 sleeping bags in this tent it won’t leave room to move and the person at the back will have to climb over the person at the front to get out. So I would say suitable for 1 person and can be erected by 1 person too.
Are there any windows?
There is mesh windows on each upper side of the Sundome 2 person tent, one at the back of the tent, the top half of the door and there is a low ventilation flap on the bottom of the back wall. This flap has a rope attached to peg out if you want it opened or you can leave it to keep the flap closed. The same with the side ropes on the rainfly, the further you peg it out the more air will get in through the mesh. The back window and door have a zipped flap over it so you can choose if you want them opened or closed. So plenty of ventilation. You also have 2 mesh pockets on each side of the inside of the tent for you to store your small stuff.
Does it require a tarp underneath?
The base of the tent is a thicker material similar to a tarp but if you want to have a lot of use out of your tent then the extra protection of a tarp is worth the small expense of buying one.
Is it easy to pack up?
As there are only 3 poles used it is as quick to take down as to put up. The longest time will probably be in rolling up the tent small enough to fit into the bag included. It’s worth making sure that the door is left unzipped to allow the air to squeeze out while you’re folding the tent up. The poles pull apart and fold up easily to fit into their own bag and slot in beside the tent.
The main things that the customers like about this tent is the speed of assembly, it can be put up in around 5 minutes which is great if the weather is bad. They also like the cost which is really competitive. Most people sealed the seams whether they has a small leak or not to give it longevity and most people used a tarp beneath. They liked how easily it went back into the bag and how the bag was expandable too. They have found it to be better for one person rather than 2 although a dog would probably be able to fit in with you.
The biggest issues customers have had is leakage in the tent and the fact that it isn’t really suitable for 2 people even though that is how it’s advertised. Some customers have had problems with the string in the tent poles snapping making them unusable.
For a simple and easy to use tent you won’t do better than the Sundome 2 Person Tent. It will give you enough room to put down a sleeping bag and have space to have the rest of your stuff around you. You won’t have to break the bank either. If your kids are getting bigger and want their own tent this would be perfect.