From another portal member I've discovered that here is a new Kodiak model tent on the market. The triangular windows on the side are new. I'm curous does anyone yet have this model tent and wish to comment on the new windows and how well they the work?
On Kodiak's website it's known as the:10x10 ft. Flex-Bow VX Canvas Tent Model 6011 or 10x14 ft. Flex-Bow VX Canvas Tent Model 6041
Introducing our new VX series. We have added large triangle windows on both ends. The extra windows give you eXtra Ventilation and eXtra openness and Views. This feature is a must when camping in hot summer weather, allowing you to really open the tent up. When conditions change, simply zip the windows shut from the inside. The VX series is identical to our Deluxe version with the exception that instead of funnel-flow vents, you have large triangle windows on both ends. Available in 10x10 and 10x14 sizes.
10x10 pictured above
10 x 14 pictured above
It really seems like a great addition. I like the ability to unzip the window and look out if I need to. "WTF was that noise? I don't' know, let me look, unzip" Or, perhaps there is a nice natural feature one wants to gaze upon, or for ventilation purposes, unzip and look out. Etc. However, I'm slightly apprehensive about new designs for something major like shelter. Previously there was a complete canvas wall, now it has been cut and I presume new stitching inserted for the window, which could be a possible point of failure in the future? Am I being overly concerned? Does anyone yet have this model tent and wish to comment?