Great Family Camping Tent
We're three years into using and abusing this tent with our three kids and cannot recommend it more highly. We've used it in N. Vermont summer downpours and throughout Utah - most recently in Zion. It's kept us dry, ventilates well when conditions permit and is more than roomy for a family of five. Also, it's very easy to assemble and take down and fits super well into the bag it comes in. One thing: we misplaced the pole that supports the rain vestibule and unfortunately, TNF was out of replacements just prior to our most recent trip. Warranty told us the length was 99 inches, which seemed short and it in fact, was. The actual length of that pole is more like 181 inches. TNF did get us a replacement after our trip, so it's all good. But worth noting that you should double or triple check any spec info you get if you call. But again, great tent and thanks to TNF for getting us the replacement.
The perfect fit for our family!
This tent has plenty of room for our family of 3. We have used it at several offroad events from spring to fall this year with no problems. It's easy to set up and roomy. Our daughter loves playing with the room dividers, which can also be rolled up out of the way. The vestibule is pretty big, we put a doormat and small folding stool in it to take off our shoes. It also has 2 clear windows on either side of the vestibule so you can look outside without even unzipping it. The tent held up well in rain storms and wind. On hot summer nights there is good ventilation from the low screened windows on either side and the roof vents in the fly. Comes with thick metal stakes, we haven't bent one yet, even in rocky terrain. Several of our friends and family have commented on how much they like our new tent. We love it!
Received it today, the UPS guy came puffing up the sidewalk with it. I hauled it out to the yard for a familiarization setup and possible rain test tonight (40% chance). You would think that a [$] tent would include enough stakes to properly guy it out...nope. Stakes that are included are very stout and cover the most important areas though.Other than that, it went up fairly easily. It appears that it will be bomb proof, as there are all sorts of ties and velcros to anchor it. Plus, it's so heavy, it would take another Katrina to move it. I like the reinforcements all around, and the material looks very sturdy, as do the DAC poles. If it doesn't leak, I'll be very pleased with it. One person can set it up, but it's much easier with two.
Great family tent for 4
We have used it once for car camping with a family of 4. It is pretty easy to set up with 2 people, although the instructions are not clearly written. We could easily fit in it with our bags. It stayed warm at night, but was hot during the day -there wasn't much ventilation on the tent. It stayed upright through strong winds our first night. We had no rain, but it seems as though it will do fine when we do! Overall, I like the tent -I just feel like you are paying extra money for the brand.
North Face Mountain Manor 4 , 6 and 8
I have just purchased a Mountain Manor 6 because it is a wonderful tent.
HOWEVER.....I have just saw a picture on the internet of a Mountain Manor 4. The entrance has a mesh door and a full screen door.
What genius decided to not build this option into Mountain Manor 6 and 8 ? Will someone please explain to me, like I am a six year old why the 6 and 8 have only a few inches of screen to view the outside.
Great company. Great tent but such a stupid, stupid stupid decision. STUPID !!!!!!!!!!!
Great tent, though you'd have to sleep like sardines to fit 6. We just wanted space for 2 humans and 3 dogs, and it's perfect. Mesh roof for stargazing, color-coded poles and clips make set-up simple. The compression-style duffle bag includes set-up instructions (poles shown are for the Mountain Manor 8; the 6 differs in that it has some poles the same size, but you can figure it out by color coding).
Very Nice Product
Very durable product. First night out heavy rain and no leaks or codensation. The tent was roomy and very comfortable to sleep in on a hot night. Directions are a little difficult to read and may need two people to set initial poles, there is no need to buy additional stakes as wrote in previous reviews. A little pricey but well worth the cost.
Buy some extra tent stakes!
An excellent 3 1/2 season family type tent. Very tough, and waterproof. Might get a bit warm if camping during hot weather, but makes up for it in the spring and fall. You will need to purchase at least 5 tent stakes to properly stake and guy the tent. You would think a [$] tent would have enough stakes.
Great Family Tent
Great family tent for a maximum of 5 people. 4 fits better. Each kid gets a room and the parents get to be in the middle with pleny of space.
Good tent so far
For our family of five, I should have gotten the 8 person.