I chose this one based on prior reviews, as rain was in the forecast. It did not let me down! It rained heavily on Saturday night and throughout Sunday, and everything inside stayed perfectly dry. It was also very simple to set up and tear down by myself. I fit a queen size air mattress inside with room to spare, but I think this would be a tight fit for 4 people.
I bought this tent for my family of four. My wife and I used it for the first time this weekend for a tubing trip without the kids. The two of us set it up in about 10 minutes for the first time and we didn’t even fight once! The instructions were written well. I did buy some 10″ metal tent stakes to replace the stakes that came with the tent based on other reviews. The temps were in the 90s and I was worried about ventilation because there are small windows in this tent, but the mesh roof seemed to allow adequate ventilation, and we slept fine with our battery operated fans. Our second night we had major thunderstorms. The tent performed exceptionally well under high winds and sideways rain! We did have to close the side windows, but we were able to keep the screen on the door open because the overhang on the rain fly kept rain out. We got 2.5″ of rain in a couple of hours and not a drop inside. I did lay a tarp under the tent and I had water between the tarp and the tent floor, but absolutely no water on the tent floor. We used a queen air mattress and it fit perfectly with room to spare on the sides. When we camp with the kids we will put another queen mattress on the other side and still have room for bags and gear in the center. I uploaded a pic of the tent without the rain fly because most stock photos on the web don’t show the tent without the fly. I love this tent!
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