An oldie but goodie...
Review by: rgbscan, 2007-10-20
Like the other reviewers, I also spent my entire scouting career as a kid in one of these tents. I've personally owned two (a brown one and a green one - both the 4 person model), and took one of them for a 12 day Philmont expedition. I'm not sure why others are saying you'll get "an inch of water in the tent". Never had a problem with water getting in. I will agree that condensation con be a problem if you keep the thing completely zipped up. I found that adding the vestibule with the "chimney" vent in front along with keeping the front door completely zipped open (so only the mesh is closed) works wonders. You still don't get any water in because you're only opening the door to the vestbule.
this tent is a solid performer. I no longer need something this large (or heavy) but I spent many a night in here with 3 other people playing cards, reading books, and riding out storms.