I'm about to buy a Kodiak tent. I pretty much have to buy it today if I'm going to get it shipped in time, and I have some last minute questions. I've left a message with Kodiak too, so I'll post here if they have anything helpful to say.
I'm probably planning on buying the 10x14 Flex-bow tent (http://www.kodiakcanvas.com/6014/). However, I'm also considering the 12x9 cabin tent (http://www.kodiakcanvas.com/9x12-ft-...as-cabin-tent/).
- Larger interior floor size
- Supposedly easier setup
Cabin tent advantages:
- Huge external awning that can be turned into a room
- 7'6 ceiling height, a full 1'2 higher than the flex-bow.
I'm 6'4, and the peak height of the flex-bow is 6'6. This means that although I can theoretically stand up in the tent, I'll be only standing up in the middle and my head will probably brush the ceiling if I so much as move. I can't really tell if that will be OK or if will annoy the heck out of me. On the other hand, spending an extra 15 minutes setting up the tent every time will annoy me too.
I have two young kids, and most of our camping is only going to be for 1-2 nights at a time. The tent is going to be moved a lot, so ease of setup is important. There are a lot of bugs around here, so having a bit of extra space inside a tent is nice too. OTOH we still have our rooftop tent, so I can put the kids to bed in there (on a trailer) and still have the Kodiak tent for the grownups to sit in.
If anyone has any experience with the Kodiak cabin tents, I'd really appreciate hearing about them. Also, if you're about my height and you have a flex-bow tent, how much room do you actually have in there to move around?
Thanks a lot,