Ozark Trail XL Family Cabin Tent Review

This huge tent delivers about as much bang for your buck as you’re going to find. With their coolers and other assorted gear, Ozark has emerged as one of the best names in camping supplies. Their tents, it turns out, are no exception.

This XL tent claims to be a “10 person” tent, which, generally, means that it comfortably fits 5-7. This tent also has three rooms, each of which can fit a Queen sized air mattress, and then has a notable amount of space to spare. The dimensions are  20 x 10 feet, but the shape is not totally rectangular. Still, that is seriously impressive– it’s a lot of space! As well as one main door in the center, each of the side “rooms” has their own door as well. These separate, personal doors definitely add a luxurious element of privacy if you are sharing this tent with other folks. These separate rooms are simply separated by two dividers that can easily be removed if you would like to rearrange the spatial configuration so it is just one or two separate areas.

The six windows are fantastic for allowing extra ventilation, as well as providing a beautiful panoramic view of your outdoor surroundings. The fly seams are taped with the purposes of extra water resistance, and the seams work pretty well. The tent stays reasonably dry, even in very rainy or foggy conditions, the moisture is kept at bay for the most part. However, it is important to note that this tent is not “waterproof”, but “water resistant”. There is a significant difference between these terms, and you should manage your expectations accordingly.

It’s an easy tent to assemble. It can be done easily with one person, but is extra smooth with two people working together. The poles and pieces are all high quality, and the tent is very durable.

Like I said, Ozark has really started to make their mark in the world of camping supplies, and this tent should cement their place in the conversation as far as high quality camping goods go. If the basic description of this tent’s features seems to meet what you are looking for, I would definitely recommend this tent, at least as much as the other tents you’ll find on Survival Cooking. It is well built, easy to use, water resistant, and absolutely huge. For the price, it’s totally a bargain.