Wenzel Kodiak Family Cabin Dome Tent
9 – Person Wenzel Kodiak tent redefines home away from home. When Wenzel started making camping gear in 1887, America was a very different place. No TV, no video games, no cell phones. Of course, a lot’s changed in 120+ years, but Wenzel’s commitment to making family-friendly gear at a budget-friendly price hasn’t budged an
9 – Person Wenzel Kodiak tent redefines home away from home. When Wenzel started making camping gear in 1887, America was a very different place. No TV, no video games, no cell phones. Of course, a lot’s changed in 120+ years, but Wenzel’s commitment to making family-friendly gear at a budget-friendly price hasn’t budged an inch. The legacy lives on with the family-ready Kodiak tent. Surprisingly affordable for the size, with spacious comfort for up to 9 happy campers. And while other tents of this magnitude require an engineering degree to assemble, the Kodiak’s steel pin-and-ring set-up makes set-up a less time-consuming, less infuriating endeavor. Of course, it’s all brought to you at a hugely affordable price, true to Wenzel form. Base measures 14 x 14-Feet, plenty of room for 9, Center height is a generous 7-Feet 2-Inch, with a 6-Feet 3-Inch eave height, Pin-and-ring system / connecting hubs make set-up surprisingly painless. Mesh dutch D-style door, 2 bay windows, 2 picture windows and roof for visibility and nice cross breeze; Sonic-sealed welded polyethylene floor for toughness and sure dryness. Sewn-in room divider creates 2 separate rooms. Straight sidewalls and full coverage fly for added weather protection. Additional rear lockers / vents add ground breeze and extra storage. Includes steel and plastic stakes, 2 gear lofts, 2 hanging pockets, mud mat, and storage duffel.The Kodiak Family Cabin Tent creates a literal home away from home, with a comfortable walk-in, 2-room, straight-walled, high-ceiling design. With 168 square feet of area, the Kodiak sleeps up to 9 people comfortably–or provides sleep and indoor living space for smaller groups. The tent is well ventilated with an over 7 foot center height, a large mesh Dutch “D” door, two bay and two picture windows, and a fully vented roof. In wet weather the Kodiak’s full-coverage rainfly and welded polyethylene floor provides the protection you need to stay dry. In clear weather, roll the fly back and enjoy stargazing from the insect-protected interior. Amazingly easy to set up for such a large and stable tent, the Kodiak features central hubs that connect the roof to steel uprights and a simple-to-use pin and ring system. Equipped with rear lockers, two gear lofts, and two hanging pockets, the Kodiak makes it easy to keep larger groups organized. Additional details include a mud mat to keep the floor clean and ground level venting for increased airflow. The Kodiak comes complete with steel stakes for secure placement and a convenient travel and storage duffel.
Specifications: Sleep capacity: 9 Center height: 7.17 feet, 86 inches Eave height: 5.42 feet, 65 inches Footprint: 14 x 14 feet Area: 162 square feet Mesh Dutch “D” style doors Two bay windows, two picture windows Fully vented roof Sewn in room divider Full coverage rainfly Steel frame and stakes Central hubs and pin ring set up system
What’s in the Box?
Tent body, steel frame, rainfly, steel stakes, (2) gear lofts, (2) hanging pockets, mud mat, storage duffel
Wenzel has been bringing families together and creating lasting memories in the outdoors for the last 120 years. When the sun rose on the first family campers in America, Wenzel was there. Wenzel has built a company around the basic human need to escape, recharge, and connect with the outdoors. Wenzel creates the modern tools that families require to experience the outdoors in comfort. To do this, they run each product through a very specialized filter–their own families. New features for family camping are easy to talk about in boardrooms with power point presentations, but are a whole different story in the middle of the woods. Wenzel knows what family camping is like, which is why they make the tents easy to set up, take down and pack away for next time.
Works when used correctly We got this tent August of 2010 and took it on a 4 day trip over Labor Day. The weather was great except for the last night and we had light steady rain. Because of strong winds leading up to our trip we were not able to take the time to do waterproofing spray and seam sealer so we did not expect a waterproof tent. It leaked slightly at the floor, but we were all still dry. We did not use it at all in 2011 due to life changes and took it out again the first weekend in May 2012. We got it set up…
Nice for weekend camping in good weather My husband and I are traveling the state for our work this summer, and are tent-camping. This tent has been through 1 month of camping. In that month, a metal pole has snapped in half, and two guy-lines have torn from the seams in the wind. The tent fly is too small to cover more than a straight down mild rain. We have experienced much of the same rainy, windy weather as most of the country, and in week one, the tent started leaking at the zipper and around the edges. We are going to have…
Fairweather Family Camping Approved! REAR BUILT-IN STORAGE CUBBIES:The back wall of the tent has no windows but it does have two extended duffel size (2’wx2’dx8-14″h[graduated]) storage compartments and inside of those compartments are screen windows with internal zippers and external eave coverage. The screen windows are approx. 1″ off the ground so this is definitely not the side of the tent you want facing uphill if you even suspect a light rain may occur. Other reviewers had difficulty understanding why there were screen…