Explore, sit by the fire, eat s'mores, watch the sunset, hike, go fishing, and catch some Zzz's in the Tahoe Gear Ozark 16-Person 3-Season Tent at the end of your adventure-filled day.
Great for comfortably sleeping from up to 16 people, the blue-colored Ozark is ideal for camping with friends or family or even for a longer outdoor excursion. Enjoy day time in the airy, open screen room or a few restful hours in the separate master suite area. Equipped with easy setup poles, stakes, guy ropes, and a rainfly for unexpected weather, this tent has it all.
A generous 7-foot center and tall wall height allow you and fellow campers to move around easily and have plenty of space. The Ozark has many windows, floor vents, and an open mesh design to get some major air flow during the day and night.
If you'd rather be camping, grab some good company and setup the Tahoe Gear Ozark Tent.
Meet the Tahoe Gear Ozark tent. It was our first purchase, and arrived only after long, drawn-out research, plus some serious thinking about where exactly we would be able to pitch a tent this size - it is 16' round and they say it sleeps 16, but we have slept eight still with room to move, and I think 12 would reasonably be the maximum I would try. Turns out, we have rarely had a problem finding space - though we have on occasion had to pitch right up between trees, or have a slight slope under part of the tent. I love, love this tent, and so does absolutely everyone that stops to ask to see it.
This tent takes me 20 minutes to set up alone. It consists of 5 long fiberglass poles that span the roof, and 10 metal poles that run from the ends of the roof poles to the ground. I build it before I get the floor finally situated, because you don't want some of the tent walls too loose or too tight. I lay a heavy-duty 20x20 tarp underneath because it really resists some of the chill underground, and being mountain campers it is not always possible to find an accommodating area of smooth ground. We begin camping in May and sometimes go into October, and temperatures can become extreme especially in high elevations (we often camp at 12,000 feet). I layer for cold and heat as soon as we begin building camp.
Then begins all the staking and tethering. Even on a calm day, in the mountains there are often windy afternoons, and some areas gusts can be 40-60 mph. I have learned my lesson, I am a faithful tetherer. Inside, the tent is halved by a wall down the center that can zip shut. There are huge windows everywhere, the front of the tent becoming an airy screen room if you desire, the back half making huge sleeping quarters where we put 2 queen size airbeds, quite a bit of gear, and still have room to move around. That large back half has a nylon wall that can be tied to make 2 smaller rooms rather than the large one. Before bringing any gear in, we lay outdoor carpeting which we bought off a huge roll at the hardware store then cut to each half of the tent. The carpeting is incredibly lightweight, folds down pretty small, and packs as padding among our gear.
Above, the entire ceiling is net, with a rainfly roof that can easily be put on or off. The huge open ceiling looking out to trees and mountains and sky is spectacular! At each side of the tent is a zippered door which has a zippered screen, and next to one of the doors is a port to run electric cords. We have had a dorm refrigerator in there, flat screen tv, electric heater. This tent does pretty well in the rain - of course you cannot have anything touching the outer tent walls, but also you must be sure you stake the tent poles especially so that there is no sag in the wall portions containing the doors, or rain will be able to get in at the bottom of the door where the zippers meet.
For us, this tent is pretty darn close to perfect. I read the specs, considered the practicality, read every review I could find, searched for sales ... and here we are.
After lots of research looking for a bigger tent we decided to give this a try since it had all the features we wanted. Large size, lots of head room, power port, lots of ventilation and a room to use as a screened porch. We camp a lot and have been looking for something larger for a little while to fit the two of us, a queen air mattress, luggage, two chairs, a small table and of course, the two dogs. After looking at several other tents that were similar in price but nowhere near the square footage, we finally settled on this one from a brand we never heard of but had decent reviews. We could not have been happier. because of its size, there was a bit of a learning curve with assembly but it's very similar to your typical octagon pole setup. The options you have for vents and windows keep it aired out perfectly. We used the front room as the "wet room" for muddy shoes and dogs while the back half was perfect to fit a queen air mattress and the suitcase with room to spare for changing. Speaking of room, the headroom is fantastic. I'm 6'3", and could stand up straight throughout the tent.
Overall, if you're looking for a tent big enough to hide an H3 Hummer in, with all the bells and whistles and 2/3 the price of the competitors, this is a great choice.
After lots of research looking for a bigger tent we decided to give this a try since it had all the features we wanted. Large size, lots of head room, power port, lots of ventalation and a room to use as a sceened porch. Seems to be made very well and it is very easy to set up, took me 1/2 hr by myself the first time, way better than I imagined for such a large tent. Poles are colored coded and very sturdy. Side poles are metal which makes it strong but a bit heavy, shipping weight was 46 lbs. I orderd it on Friday and recieved it Saturday afternoon, fantastic service.
Every year our family of 4 goes on a weeklong camping trip to the beach. We wanted to find a tent that had plenty of room for all of our air mattresses (one queen and two twins), plus plenty of walkaround area and space for all of our, well, stuff. While a 16 person tent may seem a bit excessive, we found it to be absolutely perfect. We put all of the air mattresses in the back room and still had floor area to walk around them. In the front room we had some chairs, our suitcases, rug for our shoes, and still had plenty of open floor space. Finally for once our camping trip didn't turn into a cluttered mess by the end! One of the nights we had a crazy thunderstorm with heavy rain that lasted a long time, and we did not find one drop of water in the tent. The tent is very sturdy and well made, and we look forward to using it on our camping trips for years to come.
The only con, I believe, is that the tent does not have any inner pockets to store small items. Although with all the space inside, it never was a problem for us.