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|The North Face Kaiju 6 person tent|
We purchased this tent from Rei.com in February and finally just got around to setting it up for the first time outside (you can blame the Wisconsin weather for that). My husband was able to set it up under 15 minutes by himself (with the exception of me helping with the rainfly) with no instructions (which we later found in the bag with the stakes).
At first impression, the fabric of bottom of the tent is fairly thin compared to our old Coleman tent. We will have to get used to this fact and prepare for our camping trips by laying a thick layer of tarp underneath the entire tent. We also have to be careful about sharp objects as that was the result of our previous tent. We will have to utilize the vestibule just for housing our luggage and what not. Also, I did not think of this when I made the purchase but the color of this tent, that yellow, attracts bees and wasps. Soon after we set this tent up, there was already a bumble bee inside our tent! Yikes! We will have to keep a close eye on that as well.
Overall, setting up was a whiz and we can’t wait to rain shield it and use it on our first camping trip in June. I will be sure to do a full review after that camping trip then so check back!