For a quality, fast-setup, free standing, whole family-friendly tent, it's either OZ Tent or bust. Find a way to carry it on a roof rack.
Do you have one of these? Did you order from Australia?If you can spend a little time on the Australian eBay, you could pick up one of Coleman's Gold series instant up tents. Coleman's Gold series for Australia is a completely different level of quality then what is available here in the U.S. For a small family (same as me) their instant up dark room tents, are going to be the best fit you can find IMHO.
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I agree. Alpha Kilo 4000 by BushTec Adventure is pretty good. They also have another model called Delta Zulu. You should look into those two models.I have an alpha kilo 4000 and I love it. The biggest negative is that it is heavy but that makes it feel comfortable in wind and rain in my opinion. I keep the poles separate so I carry two bags instead of the full weight all at once. It takes me about 15 minutes to set up so not super quick. I think Tractor Supply sometimes carrys them.
Any thoughts on the BushTec Nomad, which is the same size as the AK4000 but not as robust of material?I agree. Alpha Kilo 4000 by BushTec Adventure is pretty good. They also have another model called Delta Zulu. You should look into those two models.
My search continues. Wanting to have my cake and eat it has made finding the perfect tent a bit of a pain. I sort of fell in love with those Springbar tents and if they were ever in stock i would probably have ordered one with a woodstove by now.
I have 2 trips coming up; one to Florida for my daughters 2nd birthday, and one to Oklahoma to explore it as a potential place to move to. Im going to need a tent before then so ill probably end up compromising in some way.
I am signed up for their notifications as well. I looked late last night and they were out of stock then. Hoping i can snag on when they are restocked in Feb.Sign up to be informed when they are back in stock. I did and was told they were going to be in stock this week and up till this morning the classic Jack 140 was available, but not anymore. They claim the stoves would be in stock in February and the price on the stoves would reflect the hot tent package if you were to buy the HJ140 now and a stove next month.
With 140 sq. ft. of interior living space, a generous shade awning, and our premium 10oz cotton duck canvas throughout, the Classic Jack 140 is built tough for everything from extended wilderness basecamps to styled out desert retreats. When used with the Zip-In Stove Jack Accessory, the Classic...springbar.com
Maybe your wish tent was not in stock recently. The one I am considering is part of the hot tent package and is an import. Maybe the US made ones are still delayed. I blew my tent budget on a new to us Class C RV. I think my notice was a few days early announcing the sale begins on Thursday at noon and only one per person.I am signed up for their notifications as well. I looked late last night and they were out of stock then. Hoping i can snag on when they are restocked in Feb.
I am sorry. I am not that familiar with BusTec NomadAny thoughts on the BushTec Nomad, which is the same size as the AK4000 but not as robust of material?
For the OP
I found this site in my search that has just about everything available in the US and abroad.
Sorry, I missed this. No I don't have one of these. I have one of Coleman's tents that is shared between the US & Aus. However the rain fly in AUS is 1,000% better than the one here in the US. I'm trying to get the Aus. version imported, but keep running into dead ends. Yes shipping is expensive typically $500+, however the price of some of the tents that are being recommended would still be more expensive than the tent and shipping from Aus.Do you have one of these? Did you order from Australia?
Seems like shipping would be a killer/deal breaker.