Lund79 Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 I am looking at getting a new tent and not sure which direction I want to go. I currently have a Cabelas Alaskan 6 person dome tent with vestibule (about 15 years old). There are 4 of us, wife and I with 2 kids (10 and 8). We currently use a tarp under the tent to help with keeping the bottom dry. We have gotten wet (sleeping bags) on a couple occasions and are looking at something to keep us dry and give more room inside (standing height as well as room to walk around the air mattresses). We have a queen air mattress as well as single air mattresses for the kids. We are cramped in the 6 person model dome style when all this is setup in the tent. We typically camp twice a year (Memorial day and Labor day weekends). Anybody have experience with a canvas wall tent? I know they are heavier but wondering if the waterproof will be better. What about the ventilation...are they hot inside? Here are some tents we have been looking at:1. REI Ransom 8 Tent 20122. Kodiak Canvas Bow Flex (6 and 8 person)3. Other family tents from the Big C store and REI site.Thanks for the input in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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