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Ozark Trail Tent Reviews

Camping with family and friends is a fun and affordable way to spend a vacation. Camping trips take up only a fraction of the cost of taking a vacation in a luxury resort, and can be packed with outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and outdoor games. The major expense in a family camping trip is the tent, and it is the most important factor in enjoying your trip too. Today we bring to you our Ozark Trail Tent Reviews.

Price, size, portability and setup time are the main factors to consider, while ventilation, weatherproofing, waterproofing, and other convenient features that make camping relaxing and stress-free are other points to consider.

If you have done a bit of research on tents from the Wallmart brand online, you should have found some mixed reviews. For every one bad review found there are 4-5 good ones out there. Even though this brand tends to be associated with "cheap" products, there are plenty of happy buyers out there and I really think it all comes down to your budget and your needs.

These tents will be the right pick if you are on a low budget, if you don't camp very often, if you are a festival camper (for obvious reasons) and if you are not looking to invest much in your tent. As with everything you purchase, care and maintenance you put into your equipment will more than likely define how that equipment acts rather than how much you paid for it.

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This review of Ozark Trail tents provide a good selection of spacious family tents to choose from, any of which could be the perfect tent for your camping trip.

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Instant Cabin Tent is spacious enough to shelter eight people with their own sleeping bags, and can accommodate two queen-sized air mattresses. This cabin-style, two-room tent measures 13 x 9 foot on the ground with headroom of 6.2 feet in the center.

It has good ventilation from the large windows located on all sides and roof and air vents, and is equipped with two organizers for storing important personal items and camping gear. The electrical access cord is an added convenience for connection to an electrical power source.


  • One minute setup
  • Excellent ventilation provided by large windows and ground vents
  • Electrical cord access
  • Sturdy steel frame
  • With roof and air vents to improve ventilation with the rainfly installed


  • Tent poles are prone to breaking
  • Requires waterproofing

The Ozark Trail Instant Cabin comes with the poles pre-attached to the tent, making setup fast and easy. The tent support is a strong steel frame and the floor is made of a heavy canvass material. The tent comes with a rainfly, and the door and windows zip up nicely.

Overall, the tent is water resistant, and its performance can be improved by treating it with waterproofing solutions. Taking it down and packing it up takes up a little more time than when setting it up, but it packs nicely in its carrying bag.

The Ozark Trail Eight-Person Dome Tent is an ideal family camping tent that has enough space to comfortably shelter eight campers. Its roof is sufficiently high to allow campers to stand up comfortably, and its welded tub floor features an easy-to-clean detachable mud mat. The air that comes through three large windows and the mesh roof ensure good circulation, keeping the tent interior fresh and well ventilated.


  • Has a spacious 17 x 8-foot floor area
  • Excellent ventilation system from three large windows and mesh roof
  • Easy to install
  • Headroom space for standing erect
  • Detachable mud mat


  • Tent tends to leak – require waterproofing

The Ozark Trail Eight-Person Dome Tent takes about 15 minutes to set up. It is built around a shock-corded frame system and has pre-attached guy ropes that keep the tent stable when properly staked to the ground. It is equipped with a convenient power pocket that gives an easy way of introducing a power supply cord into the tent when electric power sockets are available in the campground.

The Ozark Trail 8 Person 2 Room Instant Cabin Tent is very convenient even for families new to camping because it is designed for quick setup and organization. The tent has a large footprint of 13 x 9 feet, which is spacious enough to sleep eight campers with their own sleeping bags.

It is provided with a divider that can used to create two rooms for added privacy. Alternatively, the spacious one-room tent can be fitted with two queen-sized airbeds to enjoy a cozier and home like atmosphere. The tent has a 6-foot headroom and a single door, and is equipped with a rainfly.



  • Tent poles break easily
  • Not comfortable for sleeping 8 campers

The Ozark Trail 8 Person 2 Room Instant Cabin Tent is a robust tent with a steel frame support and durable polyester materials that last a long time. The quick setup takes about one minute, facilitated by poles that are pre-attached to the tent and quickly unfold and extend for pitching. The tent is equipped with windows on all sides, providing a 360-degree view of the surrounding area and good air circulation that prevents the tent interior from getting stuffy.


The Ozark Trail tents reviewed here offer a selection of the best family tents for seasoned and new campers because their setup is easy to manage. These tents have spacious footprints, enough headroom to stand up, and are affordably priced. Price should be your main concern when buying such products, their tents are pretty good for their price. Also remember that Ozark Trail only offers a 6 month manufacturer warranty.

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Instant Cabin is the top choice in the Ozark Trail tent offer for the best family camping tents because of its lower cost, fast setup, spacious interior with room to stand up, a long-lasting heavy canvas floor, and excellent ventilation. It has a strong steel frame that improves stability, keeping the tent up nicely even in high winds and rough weather. This weather-resistant tent has a very affordable price relative to its size, making it one of the best choices among Ozark Trail tents.

The Ozark Trail 8 Person 2 Room Instant Cabin Tent is a good alternative to the standard Instant Cabin tent because it is similar in all aspects except that it comes with a divider to provide an option to create a two-room tent. This added feature comes at additional cost, but for campers who do wish for some privacy, this tent could be the top choice.

Finally, the Ozark Trail Eight-Person Dome Tent is a good alternative purchase if campers desire a different design that is more spacious. This competitively priced dome tent performs well even in rough weather conditions, is well ventilated, and has a detachable mud mat that makes it easy to keep the tent interior clean even when it rains. The tent setup is easy but takes up to 15 minutes. The zippered carrier is convenient for storing and transporting the tent.

Mark Jonson
Mark Jonson
Outdoor enthusiast and rafting addict. From Cleveland Ohio born and raised (GO CAVS). Working for a professional kayaking company located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio. I am a huge NBA fan and spend the rest of my spare time djing as a hobby.

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