This review is about the Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent. While on your next Camping Adventure be sure to have a tent that will keep you dry, comfortable, and allow to breathe easy knowing your shelter and bedding will keep you warm and dry for the night.
Within this review we have look closely at this particular tent, we have put it up, pulled it down had a good look at the parts and poles and I’ve come to the conclusion that it is quite durable, weather resistant, value for money, and a tent that should last several seasons if maintained and stored correctly.
We would be certainly happy to purchase this for a small family or a few adults for occasional camping in fair to moderate weather conditions and believe we would be assured of a safe and comfortable shelter. Read the review and check it out online and I’m sure you will agree with us that this is a good shelter at a good price.
The Key Features.
The Wenzel Klondike is a cabin-style tent that guarantees ample room for up to 8 people. Expect high walls in the main room which measure 78 inches. These especially come in handy for all individuals who prefer to comfortably stand upright when inside the tent. With such a tall tent, you have the luxury of putting up bunk beds. This facilitates organization and space created for even more happy campers.
This is a lightweight tent with an area-weight ratio of 1.2 m²/kg. The entire tent weighs 27.3 lbs which is quite impressive for such a spacious tent. However, this means that the ideal mode of transportation for it is a car. If you are looking for a backpacking tent then you’ll have to consider smaller tents. Note that the Wenzel Klondike tent is not a free-standing tent so you’ll need to establish a small area in order to properly set it up. Surfaces characterized by concrete, sand, rock, gravel are not ideal as the tent needs to be staked out.
The dome style design definitely makes this a modern tent. The dome style design means that the roof of the main tent looks like an actual dome. This unique kind of roof is raised above the ground and then supported by vertical side poles. Among a group of other campers, expect this one to outrightly stand out. It is also important to point out that the dome roof design also creates additional space that allows even the tallest campers to stand straight within the tent.
Easy Set up.
Tired of the communal style type of traditional tents? Well, you’re in luck as the Wenzel 8 Person Klondike tent comes with a room divider. Most people use the front part of the tent as a porch which measures 60 sq feet. This area is also great as a mudroom so that you can keep the other part of the tent clean. The other section of the tent is definitely bigger hence the sleeping area. The two-room design definitely makes the tent look bigger and facilitate other Family camping activities. This tent also comes with a sawn-in instruction manual on how to set it up. This way, the manual is always available in case you forget how to set it up.
Open Roof Window.
The Wenzel Klondike tent is designed with a fiberglass frame, which makes it quite durable. This rules out chances of the frame easily breaking. In addition to this, the frame uses power corners that greatly increase the stability of the tent in strong winds. The Materials used in the construction of this tent seem to be of high quality.
What are the Benefits for you?
Such a tall and spacious tent allows various activities to take place without it feeling cramped and cluttered. Campers have the luxury of bringing a small table and playing card games without worrying about limited space.
Also roomy enough for all the best sleeping bags. This screen divider is removable in case you need the tent to be a large single room.
The fact that this tent can conveniently be stuffed in a duffle bag means that it becomes compact enough to be stored in a closet or a garage shelf. Proper storage contributes to its durability.
Well made using good quality materials always shows in any build the joins and seams all nicely bonded to make a weatherproof shelter.
However, as always I recommend spending just a few dollars on a spray-on waterproofing product and spray over all joints and seams to make sure your bed will stay dry in the rain.
- Good height makes it user-friendly for the taller individual.
- Patio or front room is a good feature.
- Sawn in high side floor helps keep the floor area dry.
- Advertised as an 8 person tent but not suitable for 8 big adults as it would be uncomfortable.
- Always a possibility of leaking, so seal all joints with a spray-on sealer.
My Overall Opinion.
In wrapping up our review, you need a good night’s sleep, so when camping there is no reason not to enjoy it otherwise what’s the point. Try to be as comfortable as you can and purchase good quality equipment that will not break the bank, but will give you good service for an extended period. There is a lot to like about this tent and these are just a couple of the reasons why.
After a day of strenuous activities like swimming, abseiling, hiking, gathering firewood, this all takes a lot of energy, and it’s important that you get a good night’s rest. This tent will provide you with what we believe to be a very good dry and comfortable shelter and would highly recommend this tent for a small to medium family, or a small group of 4 adults plus their gear.
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If you have any more questions about the Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Tent, I’ll be more than happy to answer them in the comments section below.
Remember! Leave it cleaner than you found it, only footprints not rubbish.