Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent Review

Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent

Easy to assemble, spacious and stylish, the Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent is intended for camping trips with friends or family.

This well-made tent is at an appealing size – 16-feet by 11-feet – which is easily enough space to sleep up to eight people. Even in excessive rain and heavy thunderstorms, this tent has the potential to stay dry.

Features You’ll Value

For the family camping experience, the Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent is built with plenty of useful features to make a practical piece of kit for the outdoor adventure. Let’s take a look at a few of its top features:

Material

The Wenzel Klondike tent is protected from top to bottom with a weather armor polyester fabric that has received a water-resistant coating for long-lasting protection. The lap-felled, double-stitched seams can further help to protect against water. Also, the basic frame of the Klondike is in fiberglass and relies on the Power Corners to increase stability in the event of strong windy conditions.

Set Up

Set up is a little tricky on the first attempt (detailed instructions are included). It is useful to have at least two people putting up the tent, but this is typical with a tent of this size. However, after a few attempts, most campers will be able to get the tent set up in 15-25 minutes. The tearing down process is a little more time-consuming because of the need to roll/fold everything back into their bags.

Intended Use

The Wenzel Klondike is a practical choice for the camp adventures with friends or family

Dimensions

The Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent measures 16-ft by 11-ft. The inside of the tent is split. The main interior space is 98 sq ft which is spacious enough for five campers, while the remaining three can sleep in the 60-sq ft attached screen room. The actual head room is spacious at 6-feet 5 inches, which is certain to mean the majority of campers can stand up.

However, for the small camping parties, the screen room is a great space to simply relax in, use as a picnic room or as a sun shelter.

Extras

This tent is presented with great all-round ventilation with its two mesh windows and full mesh roof. The mesh fabric is very effective at keeping bugs out. A rear mesh vent can create a cooling ground breeze. A storage duffel is included (total carry weight is 27.3 pounds). Plus, there is a useful hanging pocket that is perfect for holding items that need quick access.

Pros

  • Quick to set up after a few attempts
  • Tent is nice and tall
  • Main tent area accepts two double mattresses (but leaves little space between the two)
  • Great porch area
  • Holds up well in medium winds and rain

Cons

  • Water can seep into the rear air vent
  • Tent isn’t the lightest

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