Roots Barron Tent, 4-Person
I bought this tent a while ago, but I never went camping since. So, I camped in my home (so sad ha!!).
I loved how easy it was to install it, it took me around 12 minutes (because of the small space). It would take much less effort and time if I was really camping :D
The ventilation system it has was AMAZING!!
May 15, 2013
canadian tire always has good sales on tents. and each one ive bought from here has held up great. this one is sturdy and hardy. doesn't leak, which what more can you ask for from a tent!
May 14, 2013
worth the money, will never buy a cheap tent again
I'm a frequent camper, 3-4 weekends a summer, and have gone through more 60-80 dollar tents than I can count. And some upwards of 160. Made the decision to spend some more money and get a quality tent with a great warranty so I tried this one. It is the best piece of camping equipment I've ever bought. Very well designed, keeps cooler than any other tent I've been in which is great cause I don't like to be up with the sun. And the desperate smaller room or vestibule is perfect for my Bernese mountain dog, he stays protected from the rain and hot sun and gets plenty of fresh cool air. I would say to anyone on the fence just buy it, you won't regret it. Cheers and happy camping. Oh and it doesn't hurt that its a great looking tent too, I have been complimented on it,.. well roots i guess.
May 9, 2013
great for the organized person
Anyone wanting to keep the tent neat and organized would love this tent. Love the different compartments, the mat at the front door, and the overhang at the front to shelter one from the rain. Loved it!
May 6, 2013
So far so GOOD
We got this tent back in 2010 and so far, it is the best one yet. We go camping/canoeing every year so a good tent must last and most important, keep rain out. The most important part of a tent for us is the flysheet that would cover the entire tent from top to bottom. Only this way would protect you from rain and heavy moister in the morning. Most fly sheet only covers top haft so moister would come in from all lower side wall with only one layer to keep you dry. Tent with flysheet that does cover the whole tent is usually very expensive. This one is still within reasonability price (on sale of course) and it even gave you a âfront porchâ to keep you shoes nice and dry. Putting it up was not hard, takes a few minutes, but it does need more then one person to do the job. It is also not too heavy so we can take it on our canoe trips. However, there is no way you can fit 4 people in this and even 3 is tight if you have backpacks.
August 30, 2012
A pretty good tent but...
The Barron tent had great ventilation because of all of the windows, and the vestibule allowed us to leave a door open for ventilation and still maintain privacy. The vestibule was handy when it rained but was kind of low to pass through into the tent, It felt a bit awkward.
The functional floor space was significantly reduced because of the slope of the tent sides.
Set up wasn't hard but it took longer that usual. The basic tent was easy but the vestibule was a bit fussy - a surprising number of stakes were required.
The tent worked well in the rain except for the floor. Water pooled on the groundsheet under the tent and seeped through because, in this campsite, we were not able to set up the tent perfectly. The ground sheet was poking out a centimetre or two and funnelled the water under the tent. We admit that the instructions indicated that the groundsheet should be fully under the tent. However we thought the groundsheet was in place properly but apparently it had shifted. This tent would be much improved it they had provided a proper "footprint" instead of a groundsheet since perfect site condtions can't be guaranteed. Buy if you buy it, make sure the ground sheet isn't poking out at all.
August 6, 2012
Best Purchase Ever
IVE BEEN LIVING IN THIS TENT FOR ABOUT 16 WEEKS NOW , AND LOVE IT , BEST TENT IVE EVER OWNED,AND I HAVE ABOUT 1500 NIGHTS WORTH OF SLEEPING IN TENTS, IM THINKING OF BUYING THE NEXT ONE UP IN SIZE, ROTTS HAS SURPRISED ME WITH THIS GREAT TENT , AND UNLIKE MOST TENTS THAT GET HOT IN THE DAY , THIS ONE DOES NOT , YOU COULD SLEEP ALL DAY IN COMFORT, WITHOUT UV BLEEDING THROUGH THE ROOF,
August 3, 2012
Amazing little tent!
I bought this tent 2 years ago now. My main use is camping with scout groups and the tent is used for leaders. This tent is surprisingly durable! The poles are twice the size of anything in its category, the walls are very durable, the floor is surprisingly durable for a nylon floor. The vestibule is amazing, I can't say enough about how much I love it. The screens are very well built to withstand wind and rain as the fly covers well below them so there's no chance of it blowing in. The tent also handles wind exceptionally well due to its low design and the fly going all the way to the ground. This is something not seen with many tents any more.
Normally I use the tent just for myself, BUT I have had it crammed with 8+ kids overnight when my son had a party in the back yard a few times last summer. This thing is durable! I have no complaints other than I wished the floor was a tarp floor, but if you pay attention setting it up, it's not a problem.
I've used dozens upon dozens of tents over the last few years, and owned probably a dozen myself. I will ALWAYS come back to this tent. It's not very big, but it's comfortable, and convenient. The shoe doors are great, the vestibule is great, and the overall quality is amazing.
July 16, 2012
After one too many watery camping trip, I decided to splurge and buy this tent. At first I was skeptical because of the lack of tarp as ground covering but was more than pleasantly surprised at how well it stood up to not one but two MAJOR rainstorms. Not a drop of water inside the tent, a little leaking in vestibule but that was entirely my fault and an adjustment to the tension on the guylines rectified the problem. Very easy to set up and take down. I highly recommend this tent and will purchase the larger version as my family gets bigger.
July 8, 2011
Best tent I have owned so far
Bought this tent after previously having an unreliable and often wet "easy pop-up" tent.
- Excellent Waterproof capability - that said if expecting heavy downpours there may be small water seepage at the corners or under the sleeping mats.
- Vestibule provides excellent entrance way and great spot to keep firewood dry or equipment out of sight when leaving the site.
- Shoe pockets and entrance mat help keep the dirt out (easy to take of shoes under the protection of the vestibule while staying outside the tent)
- Good ventilation - it may get damp if all doors and windows are zipped shut but, again because of the handy vestibule it's easy to leave the window on the door open, even when it's raining because the vestibule protects from the rain entering through the mesh.
- Easy to setup (unless you're trying to set it up as pictured with all 3 vestibule doors open)
- Setup can be difficult the first time - recommend a practice setup at home (and while you're at add some extra seam seal to seams)
- Packing the tent back in the carrying bag can be challenging if not done in the same manner the tent came packed so try to pay attention on the first unpack.
June 27, 2011
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