Ozark Trail Windowed Family Tent, 12-Person

Last updated: February 2, 2022

Ozark Trail Windowed Family Tent, 12-Person

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Product Details

In our analysis of 133 expert reviews, the Ozark Trail Windowed Family Tent, 12-Person placed 14th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Ozark Trail 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent sets up in under two minutes! This 12-person tent requires no assembly because the poles are pre-attached to the tent; just unfold and extend. This three-room, cabin-style tent has large windows on all sides and room to stand up. It features a large front awning for relaxing under the shade. In addition, it comfortably fits three queen airbeds or up to 12 campers in sleeping bags on the floor. Two internal room dividers allow you to create separate sleeping and living spaces. Keep cool with the oversized ground vent that also fits an air conditioner.

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Shawna Newman is the editor-in-chief of Active Weekender, a website that provides resources — from gear recommendations to beginner tips — to people looking to plan outdoor adventures. Her favorite outdoor activity is hiking, and she is on a quest to visit every national park in the U.S.


Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Windows are closable for extra protection against critters and the elements.
Each room can be completely zipped off, allowing for a private bedroom area or changing space, which is definitely a nice bonus if you’re by a lake area with a beach for swimming, have a lot of kids running around, or just need to take a nap one of those days to recharge a little bit during an exhausting and fun week of enjoy the great outdoors.
The tent is crafted with a durable, strong and a quick dry fabric that ensures you get an extensive comfort and relaxation. Consequently, this is a perfect on-the-go product that can be used anywhere anytime.
The pre-attached poles mean this tent has an incredibly easy set-up: it pops up with minimal effort.
The camping tent is very stable and durable, and water-resistant. You can use this tent in windy areas without worrying about tumbling as it has a very stable base and it is shaped exactly to resist falling when hit by wind.
Because there are up to 3 separate rooms this could be a good choice for multiple couples, groups, friends, or families.
The instant design of this tent means that you can easily and effortlessly assemble it in minutes. You could even, possibly, manage to set up this large tent on your own. I suggest having at least one other person help you, however. All you have to do is pull the tent out of its carrying case, unfold it, pull the collapsed, shock-corded poles into alignment, attach the fabric with clips, stand it up, and peg it down. Just like that. You can have an entire large tent in minutes.
Air Conditioning Ports – This tent incorporates 2 ground vent flaps (AC Ports) to accomodate air conditioning units.
Pockets in the sides of the room separator provide storage for keys, flashlights, and other miscellaneous items.
Two ground vent flaps are available to accommodate air conditioning unit.
This tent is relatively easy to set up because the poles are pre-attached to the tent. So in theory you just unfold the tent and extend the poles.
No assembly required.
Despite its size, setting up is easy and can be done within two minutes.

What reviewers didn't like

Cannot withstand environments with strong wind pressure.
Less stable than tents with detached poles.
One single door.
With the sheer size of this tent, however, you’ll need to be sure that you set it up well. Some users complain about strength issues in the wind. With a surface area this massive it’s hard to avoid wind damage so choose your location carefully.
Gaps In Netting – Some small gaps in the mosquito netting near ventilation peaks.
The doors to the rooms don't unzip all the way to the ground. This design leaves around six inches of material on the floor, which can potentially cause you and other individuals to trip on it.
The luggage space is not enough considering 12 person. However, space is good if the number of campers is less than twelve.
High price.
There are some little gaps in the mosquito netting.
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