Bass Pro Shops Hiker/Biker I Tent
So my two cents:
I bought this tent for a backpacking trip. I haven't been backpacking in too many years to admit and only purchased this because the reports from the lake said LOTS of mosquitoes.
I read some of the reviews and yes the first time I set it up (on the backyard lawn) the poles where difficult to seat into the pockets. I collapsed the poles, inserted the ends into the pockets then forced the poles into the ferrules.
Second time was not an issue, as the tent had stretched enough.
I do think I’ll use a ground tarp for my trip and have a rain fly handy if needed.
My overall opinion is this is an awesome buy for the weight and cost and if you’re a hardcore backpacker you’d be looking for something else anyway.
When I’m done I’ll throw it in my kayak for overnight Yak trips.
May 16, 2013
Made my kid cry.
Looks good and the price is right for my 8 year old's first tent. That's where anything good comes to a grinding halt.
One word: condensation. With the vestibule flap down to protect from rain, there is literally about 4 square inches of ventilation. Cool rain + warm interior + no air movement = wet. Not damp, folks. Wet.
My boy came out of the tent every morning with his hair plastered to his head and any clothes left out got wet through, even leaving the flap open. The screen at the rear of the tent is not adequate for cross ventilation.
There is a note indicating condensation may occur. But the level at which it continued every night seems to defeat the purpose of having a shelter.
On the last day of a 4 night trip, my boy got out of the tent, trying to hold back tears while exclaiming that he would never, ever sleep in that tent again.
August 23, 2013
I purchased this tent to use for backpacking because of it's light weight 2.14 lbs., thats great. But the first time I set the tent up (today) I found out that the 2 tent poles that are used at the front of the tent are too long. You cannot get the poles to fit both in the top and bottom/outside pole pockets. They are approx. 1" to 1 1/4" too long. I figure out a quick and easy work around, but one should not have too do so.
I own 5 other tents and have tent camped for 40+ years and I have never bought a tent and encountered this situation. I am debating rather to return the tent or to keep it and use the work around while using this tent. VERY DISAPPOINTED. I expect better from Bass Pro Shop.
March 28, 2013
This tent is worthless if you are expecting any type of moisture, even dew. Used this on a backpacking trip and just a small amount of dew soaked through the tent. Does not come with a rainfly, which should have been disclosed in the description, so a tarp is needed. The vestibule is not large enough to store any gear of size, boots is about it. It is easy to set up though.
April 11, 2013