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Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch

Item # 764978
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Key Features

  • Dome shape withstands inclement weather

  • Gear loft and storage pockets keep essentials

  • 80" center height and a large screen porch

  • Removable seam-sealed fly w/ color-coded SR buckle

  • Convenient wheeled carry bag for easy transport


Our Price  $199.99
Sale Price  $179.99

Availability: In Stock

  • Please note: This item can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
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Product Description
gander_mountain The Vacation Family Dome Tent from Gander Mountain creates a literal "home away from home" with a spacious, comfortable design. The dome shape withstands winds better and allows rain to naturally slide off. The tent features plenty of room, with an 80" center height and a large, 63 sq. ft. screen porch with expansive vertical zippered entry.

A removable room divider converts space into two separate rooms with zippered windows for privacy. Overhead loft and internal storage pockets keep all essential gear within reach. Removable seam-sealed fly with color-coded SR buckle attachment. Additional details include a E-port to make it easy to run electrical cords out of the tent, pre-attached mud mats for a clean interior, and a convenient wheeled carry bag for easy transport.
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Specifications
Model # Vacation 8
Sleeping Capacity 8-person
Floor Dimensions 18' x 16'
Floor Area 185 sq. ft.
Peak Height 80
Packaged Weight 28 lbs. 13 oz.
Number of Doors 2
Number of Windows 2
Pole Material Fiberglass
Canopy Fabric Polyester
Floor Fabric Polyester

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Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch
 
3.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Waterproof (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Leaky (4)
  • Condensation (3)

Best Uses

  • Backyard (7)
  • Car camping (4)
  • Camping (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tent!

This tent was quick and easy for 2 people to set up. Very nice home away from home!

This tent was quick and easy for 2 people to set up. Very nice home away from home!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Weatherproof!

I really like the overall design, but this tent has many flaws. The rainfly does not cover the windows, which are slanted in a way to hold rainwater. All of the seams...Read complete review

I really like the overall design, but this tent has many flaws. The rainfly does not cover the windows, which are slanted in a way to hold rainwater. All of the seams leak. The manufacturer recommends you seal them. The rainfly isn't large enough to do much good, and you can't get it tight enough to stay off the top of the tent. This contact allows for leaks. The poles don't put tension on the material like most dome style tents. You tension the tent with the ground stakes. The tent will loosen up when it gets wet, which creates pockets for rainwater to collect and seep into the tent. The floor then does an excellent job of holding all this water inside the tent.
This is a neat tent in good weather, but you will be miserable in a rainstorm.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tent

By Ken_W

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Porch

Cons

  • Not Great Instructions

Best Uses

  • Camping

Comments about Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch:

The tent is great! No negatives with the tent at all. My immediate gripe was that the picture on the website seemed to indicate the porch has a floor. It does not. There are bottom flaps to help seal the bottom of the walls, though. Will add a tarp floor next time. The area where we camped was "buggy", so we moved our evening activites onto the porch, sprayed bug spray once on the porch, and no more bug problems. So now we're happy with the porch again, and highly recommend it. The porch easily handles 3 quad chairs. Could probably have added 2 more, but it would have been a little tight. The only real gripe was the set up instructions. Poles were not marked. Would have been better if they had labeled the poles and/or gave their dimensions. Finally went with the "guy thing" of disregarding the instructions, and we had it up fairly quickly. Takes 3 people to set up. Fortunately, we didn't have rain, so can't attest to its water resistance.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great family tent!!

By Luki

from New Jersey

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch:

      I bought this tent for a family camping trip. My husband and I had not been camping with our kids so we needed a tent to fit us and our 3 kids...plus all the junk that kids require! It was easy and quick to set up. Plus, there was more than enough room for us and our stuff even with a portable crib in there. There were a ton of little pockets inside the tent for all your little items which was great. I loved the screened in porch, it helped keep bugs and dirt out of the main part of the tent. It didn't rain on our trip so we didn't get to test it against weather yet. I would definitely recommend this tent, a great design and excellent quality for the price!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love Love Love this tent!!

      By Just a girl who loves the outdoors!

      from Port Austin, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fly Works Well
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Windproof

      Cons

      • Leaky Under Extreme Rain

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Backyard
      • Beach
      • Car Camping

      Comments about Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch:

      I want to say that it did leak our first time using it but it was extreme heavy rain, and only leaked through the seams and only a few drops.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By pag940

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Easy Storage
      • Easy To Use
      • Safe
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch:

          Plenty of room and great ventilation.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Tent!

          By Robyn

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Safe
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gander Mountain Vacation 8-Person Family Dome Tent w/ Porch:

              This is a great tent and very tall. It is very roomy inside and perfect for a family of four! It was easy to get via mail. I am already looking at other items I can purchase through Gander Mountain!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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