Tents for Weekend Camping


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Hi, I'm new to camping, but would like to try a weekend or two of camping with my son and daughter, ages 14 and 12 respectively. I looked at tents from various vendors, and I really haven't found a vendor that describes their tent in a way that I can understand. I basically want a five person tent that will last and cover all the basics. Please advise on your best opinion of a durable and functional (preferably easy up tent). Thank you, and I love the Knife Dogs forum. tz

Mr. Bad Example

Our Coleman tent as stood up to our moderate usage. While not as good as other more expensive brands (I still have a Eureka dome I bought in '82) I think they are a good value. Whatever you buy, make sure to seal the seams and get a good ground cloth to help save wear on the floor. I would suggest looking at a bigger tent--three people w/gear and air mattresses will be pretty tight in a "5 man" tent.