Camping is an adventurous activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages but there are some factors that can create problems for new campers. An extreme temperature and wet-weather can be some of those problems. It is a camping tent which can be the best solution to such problems.
A camping tent proves to be perfect for three seasons but it is the best companion in summer. In summer, due to high temperature you can experience sweat; at that time a camping tent provides you shelter. On a rainy day, you will not worry about being wet.
A camping tent is an obligatory accessory which should be taken with you while on camping. It offers a great shelter and protection to the camper at nights under the sky.
It is easy to choose a camping tent if you know its features and specifications. Various factors like capacity of the tent, security features, weight, storage space, etc. should be considered while buying a tent.
Here, we have created a brief review of Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent.
Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent Overview:
The Wenzel Klondike has a dimension of 16 feet by 11 feet. The Klondike allows eight people to sleep in it; five persons can sleep in its 98 square feet of interior space, in the 60 square foot screen room three more can sleep with its zip up walls. It offers a head room of 6.5 feet which allows you to stand up straight inside the tent.
The screen room which is attached to the tent can also be used as a sun shelter, a gear room, a picnic room, or a room just to relax in. The tent has a full mesh roof and two mesh windows which keep bugs out and maintain ventilation inside the tent. The tent is weather resistant which protects it from top to bottom due to the polyester fabric with water resistant coating. The zippers and webbing are treated with superior water repellency.
Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent
Following is the detailed description of Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent:
The Klondike tent has a large surface area of mesh fabric which allows for more air to circulate throughout the tent. This circulation of air provides a great amount of ventilation. Most of the ventilation is due to the front awning whose walls are mostly mesh. You can leave the door of the living space open for further ventilation in the tent’s interior. Less ventilation is a major drawback with most large tents, but the Klondike has this unique feature.
You can see a mesh everywhere around and above in the screen room. It also consists of panels so that you can zip it completely in the case of rain. Thus the interior of the tent is protected. The screen room has a floor just like in the main room. It is considered as a true separate room having all the functionality same as in the main room. The ceiling of this room is much lower so you cannot stand up there. The floor area of this room is 60 square feet (5.6m²). You can fit any queen-size camping bed here easily.
The tent is composed of a single external door. This is not so great, as there is the same door for entrance and exit. The door is equipped with an inverted T-shaped zipper that is protected by a storm flap.
Rear mesh vent:
The existence of a rear mesh vent in the Klondike is one of the most interesting features. This vent has an awning that can be left open to form a passage for air. Even during rainstorms, you can open the vent for having great ventilation throughout the tent.
Large front awning:
Most of the large tents have a large live in area but the Klondike is unique in its way by having a large awning area that gives it an appearance of being larger than it is. The awning area can also occupy two adults providing more room.
Three poles of this tent are made of high-quality fiberglass and 6 poles made of premium quality metal are for the vertical support. You will not lose any piece as the poles are shock-corded. While transporting the fiberglass poles, you need to take care of them a little bit.
There are a few small accessory pockets in the tent that are used for the purpose of storage. You can put your small important items in them. These are easy to reach storage pockets which are sewn well into the walls of the tent.
The Klondike boasts enough space as it has a spacious interior. The space is enough for a queen-size air mattress. Also there is plenty of live-able space around it. The headroom is enough having a peak height of 6.5 feet.
The tent can be used with or without the rain fly. If the weather seems to be pleasant and a little bit windy, you can enjoy it by removing the rain fly as the ceiling is completely meshed allowing a great amount of ventilation. When it is raining, you can use the rain fly and get protected from it.
The rooms are pleasant, but I miss some storage elements. There are a couple of very small pockets and this is all. I would expect more in such a big space. The inside door is a complete circle with a zipper that goes all the way around, but it is not removable. You can store it in a dedicated pocket next to it on the wall. At the highest point in the main room, you have a ring for lantern attachment.
This is a good feature that the setup is really easy. This tent can be set up in just 20 minutes by just one person. You just need to spread the tent on the floor all around and stake it. Then by adding the fiberglass poles in the sleeves, add 4 vertical poles for the main room and 2 poles for the screen room.
The floor of the tent is made from polyethylene, which is a typical material for family camping tents. The ceiling of the tent is completely a mesh allowing most of the air to circulate throughout the tent. The upper portion is polyester coated with polyurethane. The fly is made from waterproof material making the tent water-resistant.
|Dimension:||28 x 11.5 x 11.2 inches|
|Pole material:||Fiberglass, steel|
|Fly material:||Polyester taffeta|
|Floor size:||16 x 11 feet|
|Floor area:||98 square feet|
|Peak height:||78 inches|
|Floor material:||Welded polyethylene|
|Stakes:||Steel and plastic|
- Convertible screen room
- “T” style door
- Mesh roof vents
- 3-season, non-freestanding tent
- Flap zippered windows
- Removable seam-sealed fly
- 2 zippered side windows
- 2 convenience pockets
- Shock corded fiberglass roof frame
- Hi-low ventilation
- Occupancy of 8 people
- Room for two queen airbeds
- Pre-attached guy ropes
- The tent can be used with or without the rain fly.
- It is an ideal tent for a family of 8 people.
- It can fit 2 queen-size airbeds.
- It offers a large amount of ventilated area.
- This tent is well-suited for warm climates.
- The living area of this tent can accommodate 4 adults.
- A single person can easily set-up this tent.
- The tent has a big space for sleeping along with an additional screen porch.
- There is plenty of space for extra storage.
- This tent is not viable in the winter season.
- It is not a freestanding tent.
- The tent becomes unstable when winds become stronger.
- It cannot counter heavy rains.
- There is only a single door for entry and exit.
In the above content, we have reviewed one of the best 8-person tents i.e. Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent. On the basis of testing and evaluations, this tent shows positive advantages. The floor size of this tent is really vast for the maximum capacity of persons. It has the occupancy to accommodate up to 8 persons while leaving storage space behind.
It delivers more than enough space for every person inside the tent. This tent can be said to be one of the largest tents and is really recommended by us for a large family. Even though this tent is created to be a 3-season tent, it cannot withstand heavy winds or rains. But it is an ideal and the best tent for the summer season as it offers a great amount of ventilation.