I have been wanting this tent for awhile now and have been following for almost 2 years waiting for a price drop ... . there was finally a sale I caught for $50 off and along with some gift cards left over from Christmas, I took the plunge! I set it up yesterday to season it and am happy to report it is everything I thought it would be!!! I can not wait to go on out camping trip in July now!!!
This tent is awesome! At first the price was a little higher than I wanted to pay, however the quality of the tent and ease of use makes it worth every penny. Used it the first week it was purchased and couldn't be more pleased. I am looking forward to many hunting/camping trips to in the near future.
The first time camping with the 10x14 #6041VX model was 3 solid days of rain in the AZ White Mountains. I was able to set it up in 15 minutes and it kept completely dry. My wife does not like camping, but like this tent a lot. This tent is great and Competitive Edge Products is great to deal with.
I have the 10x14 tent and I have only set it up one time. Everything they say about the tent is correct. The only problem I had was raising the top of the tent by my self. It was only easy after I busted my thumb and got my wife to give me a hand. The pole wont fit around the little short stump on the tee post. The stump is at 90 degree and the pole is trying to engage it on a 45 degree angle. The angle is fine once the top of the tent is in position. I will have to figure out a way to do this by myself cause this is the way I go hunting. Maybe at 73 years old this tent is not for seniors. But I wont give up cause I love the tent. (Updated on 7/25/2013.) (Updated on 7/25/2013.) (Updated on 7/25/2013.)
I am absolutely pleased with this tent. I set it up in the yard a couple of days ago and that night it began to rain and it continued to rain, heavily at times, for the next 12 hours. I was kind of nervous about my new purchase getting tested so well the first time I put it up, but every time I went out there and opened it up, it was dry inside. I will say that there ended up being about a teaspoon of water on the floor of the tent after the 12 hour rain, but according to the manual this is to be expected prior to the fabric drying and tightening. It was so little water that I fully expect this to be the end of it. Inside the tent I have a double-sized cot for my wife and I and two normal-sized cots for my kids. That really does fill up the space, but it ends up feeling downright luxurious being surrounded by all of the screens and the soft and quiet canvas. Again, I couldn't be more pleased.
Only set this up in the backyard so far, and spent one night in it. Instructions are lacking in the clarity department, but after figuring it out this tent is quite easy for one person (me) to setup in 15 minutes or so, impressive given its size I think. Its not self standing which is a pity, but the ground stakes and large and of high quality and hold the tent in place well.
Really impressed with the internal comfort. Canvas absorbs wind noise nicely. Canvas also insulates well and with my Mr. Heater Big Buddy, I can take the temperature from 40F outside to 70F inside the tent despite the ventilation needed due to burning propane ... nice!
Extra two large windows on this new upgraded model are fantastic and definitely worth the extra $$$, IMHO. Doubles the ventilation, which is needed since wind doesn't blow easily thru the noseeum window screens.
First pass, I'm extremely impressed with practicality and quality of this tent, and highly recommend it.
I have owned the 10x10 6010 model tent for 6 years and have loved it every time I use it. When I saw the VX model tents with the side screens, I was jumping for joy. Also, something I did not notice till I was setting this tent up, is the VX models added screens on the doors! I upgraded to the 10x14 since we needed more space for a baby. This tent is amazing! I do not want to sleep in my house tonight! The ground tarp that comes with the tent is perfect. Exactly the same size as the tent with corner loops to stake it down with the corners of the tent. Excellent product at an amazing price! Very happy customer
I have been camping many years and have used many different brands of tents. This tent is by far better than any other tent! If you love camping and want a really good quality tent this is a must buy.
Best quality tent, sturdy, withstands wind, heavy rain, built to last!!! Survived several youth camps and still going! Highly recommend! This is the only tent I will sleep in.
I have camped with canvas tents before and I love them. I have only done a trial-run setup with this tent so far, haven't ventured out with it yet. The tent is amazing - so many hooks on the interior to hang things from - very open and sturdy, easy to raise on my own, and a handy carrying bag (as handy as one could really be for a tent this heavy). The only issue I have right now, which I'm sure wont be an issue once I use it a few times, is that it really does have a strong chemical or plastic or new tent smell that was giving me such a headache. It is a well ventilated tent, so I'm hoping that the smell doesn't take too long to dissipate, but at the moment it makes me a little nauseous and gives me a headache. I'll have to really air it out before I got on a trip with it.
Kodiak canvas tent was as good as one hope a tent can be. Material and workmanship look great. 100% completely satisfied. And great job by Competitive Edge.
My tent, the model 6011 is the best designed tent I have ever bought. It is also the easiest tent to put up that I have ever bout. It has a lot of room for me and my gear. I'm glad that I have found Kodiak Canvas.
I purchased the Deluxe Kodiak Canvas VX 10x14 but have not put it to the test as of yet. What I can tell you is that I received my purchase very quickly from Competitive Edge Products. I unpacked and inspected all contents that same day and set it up in my back yard. I am extremely impressed with the quality and workmanship that went in to this tent. I am very particular about all my hunting, camping, hiking and fishing gear and this tent does not disappoint at all. Heavy duty everything. It was a breeze to set up. Even my first time took less that 15 minutes and most of that was staking it down. It is heavy and that wont surprise anyone once they see how well this thing is made. I highly recommend this tent in terms of quality and design. Although I have not had a chance to put it to use and test whether or not it will hold up to the averse weather that mother nature can throw, I am confident from the reviews I have read and the quality I have seen in the craftsmanship that this thing would hold up to a hurricane. (Updated on 4/24/2014.)