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Review by slopjop (1)


Sportz Truck Tent III (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Tents: 3 Season Tents

Great tent not so good support poles 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: slopjop, 2007-08-30


I really really love this thing.
there are a few drawbacks that keep this thing from getting a 5-star rating.

Pros:
* Off the ground camping
* Really roomy (5'6" height inside and can sleep 2 VERY comfortably)
* Fairly easy access in and out
* Packages up very small for transportation
* Solid truck straps to keep it mounted in severe wind conditions

Cons:
* God awful tent poles (2 snapped after second use, others are bent)
* No ceiling windows except for 2 very small triangular pieces (come on guys, how hard would that have been?)
* no window to access truck rear-slide window (there's only a sock thing so you can run cables)

anyway, the thing has a warranty. i called about pole replacement and they shipped a whole new set the next day. i have never heard of tent poles snapping so easily. for some reason i thought they would be indestructible.

it was a pretty big letdown realizing that there was no ceiling opening to provide better circulation. 80 summer nights kinda blow.

all in all though, i've enjoyed having the tent and will continue to use it. i just need to test it out on a rainy night now to see how it really does. cheers!