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#66984 - 06/03/06 03:44 AM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman?
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#66985 - 06/04/06 01:19 AM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman?
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I'd have to echo what you've heard here, go with the Coleman tent. I have found their gear to be a little heavy, but, well constructed for the money. If you're going to spend a lot of money for lightweight, high quality backpacking gear, you can find better equipment, but, you're paying a real premium.
I'm assuming when you say "family camping", you're talking about basically tailgating, right? Drive up to the site, empty out half the house from the back of the SUV?

We have a big Coleman family tent that we call "the condo". It's for when my wife comes camping with us. We've had it for over 10 years now. It doesn't get real heavy use, but, multiple trips a year certainly. Still sheds the rain fine and keeps the bugs out. Do make sure you seal the seams of your new tent. That's something people forget, until the first rainstorm.

My son and I mostly do backpacking, so we opt for smaller, lighter gear. I like my Sierra Designs 2-man for backpacking, although we also have one of Coleman's eXponent line of tents that's suitable for backpacking, and is really pretty competitive with far more expensive models from MSR, North Face, etc. We recommend all sorts of Coleman gear to the new scouts joining the troop. (And the Coleman outlet gives Scouts and Scouters 20% off their gear when you show your BSA card. (even off sale prices!)

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#276453 - 08/31/15 04:05 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: Ors]
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Here's a couple of reviews on the Instant Tents made by Coleman and Ozark Trail. Overall the Ozark Trail is much better quality and is more weather resistant. Coleman usually makes a decent product but they really missed the mark with their instant tents.

http://www.tent-reviews.com/ozark-trail/ozark-trail-8-person-instant-cabin-tent-review/

http://www.tent-reviews.com/coleman/coleman-instant-tent-6-review/
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#276456 - 08/31/15 05:23 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: mharrison]
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Welcome to ETS Mharrison
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#276459 - 08/31/15 05:57 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: Be_Prepared]
Alex Offline
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Originally Posted By: Be_Prepared
I'd have to echo what you've heard here, go with the Coleman tent. I have found their gear to be a little heavy, but, well constructed for the money. If you're going to spend a lot of money for lightweight, high quality backpacking gear, you can find better equipment, but, you're paying a real premium.
I'm assuming when you say "family camping", you're talking about basically tailgating, right? Drive up to the site, empty out half the house from the back of the SUV?

We have a big Coleman family tent that we call "the condo". It's for when my wife comes camping with us. We've had it for over 10 years now. It doesn't get real heavy use, but, multiple trips a year certainly. Still sheds the rain fine and keeps the bugs out.

Exactly what I had to say about our almost 15 years old huge 3 room 10 person Coleman tent experience. Still kicking perfectly! Very comfy, made to last.

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#276462 - 08/31/15 06:54 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: mharrison]
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Originally Posted By: mharrison
Here's a couple of reviews on the Instant Tents made by Coleman and Ozark Trail. Overall the Ozark Trail is much better quality and is more weather resistant. Coleman usually makes a decent product but they really missed the mark with their instant tents.


Nice. Necro a 9 year old thread for blog spam purposes...

Mods notified.
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#276463 - 08/31/15 07:33 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: Teslinhiker]
Alex Offline
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Wow! I didn't noticed it's from 2006! laugh

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#276465 - 08/31/15 07:50 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: Ors]
chaosmagnet Offline
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This doesn't appear to be in violation of our rules; the links do not appear to me to be commercial advertisements. This is "thread necromancy" but that's not against any rule I'm aware of.


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#276466 - 08/31/15 07:57 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
This doesn't appear to be in violation of our rules; the links do not appear to me to be commercial advertisements. This is "thread necromancy" but that's not against any rule I'm aware of.

chaosmagnet


The reason I reported it as spam is because many of the reviews on their website have affiliate links to various other sites...That to me is hidden commercial advertisement. Regardless, you have the final veto on the matter smile


Edited by chaosmagnet (08/31/15 07:59 PM)
Edit Reason: humorous typo not meeting ETS standards
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#276467 - 08/31/15 08:01 PM Re: Ozark Trail brand tent or Coleman? [Re: Ors]
chaosmagnet Offline
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You make a good point. I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt for now; if all he contributes here are links to his site I'll step in.


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