Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person Tent Review

Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person Tent

At some point in your life, you may want to get closer to your friends or closer to your relatives. One of the best ways to get to know someone or grow closer to them is to spend time with them outdoors, and away from the comforts and luxuries of life.

When people spend time away from luxuries, you get an opportunity to see who they really are. Apart from that, camping is generally a fun activity depending on whom you take with you or who you do it with. If you and several relatives or friends are going camping, why not consider a large tent?

A large multi-person camping tent would be able to fit you and your friends comfortably. You may be familiar with camping tents that hold four people, but some tents are capable of hosting ten or sometimes more people comfortably. Depending on the tent and the accessories that are included in your purchase, these tents may cost you a good chunk of your savings.

Nonetheless, some tents hold ten people but are reasonably priced. One of which is the Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person Tent. To make sure that you are buying a worthy large tent, we have carefully reviewed the product.

Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person Tent

For camping enthusiasts who want to take the entire family with them or all their friends on a camping expedition, you may want to consider purchasing the Grand Pass 10-Person Tent. The tent seems simple, and you may not see anything special about it, but just imagine the experience that ten individuals will have sharing a camping tent in the middle of nowhere!

 

Features

  • Size Dimension: 18 x 6.3 x 10 ft
  • Colors Available: Blue and red
  • Made of nylon materials
  • Framed with shock-corded fiberglass
  • Has a pin and ring system
  • Large, removable mesh and roof vents
  • Zip-up window
  • Two large, D-shaped doors
  • Patented hoop fly frame
  • Rain protection
  • Stow-and-go duffel system
  • Tote strap
  • Reinforced polyethylene floor
  • Welded Seams
  • Integrated mud mat
  • White sheet

Pros

  • Easy to store, clean, and transport
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Protects occupants and their possessions from the rain
  • Holds up well in the wind
  • The sheet can be used to divide the tent into two.
  • Easy to set up and take down
  • Can fit three large mattresses
  • Can be carried on your shoulder
  • All-season design

Cons

  • Air mattress sold separately
  • Does not ship internationally
  • No bag included
  • Replacement parts may be difficult to find
  • Zippers are cheap and poorly made
  • Does not have a lamp hook
  • May flood and collapse because of rain and wind if not secured

Summary

The Mountain Trail Grand Pass 10-Person Tent is a product with an interesting design and features. The tent is available for purchase in red or blue, but the blue tent, for some reason, is one and a half times more expensive than the red tent.

The color you decide on will, of course, most certainly be dependent on how much you are willing to pay for the tent and your color preference. If you want to save on your tent purchase, you should obviously get the red one, so you can use the difference to purchase air mattresses or sleeping bags to accompany your tent.

The tent has a fiberglass frame that helps make it sturdy and keep it upright in the most challenging weather conditions. With ten persons in the tent, the last thing you have to worry about is ventilation as the tent features large mesh roof vents and five windows. These mesh vents will also create a barrier against mosquitoes and bugs, so you have one less thing to worry about.

The tent is also waterproof and easy to store, assemble and carry. It promises to be the perfect addition to any campers’ inventory despite its lack of a carrying bag.

Comparison with Another Brand

Before making a purchasing decision, you should always compare similar products. The Mountain Trails Grand Pass 10-Person Tent can be compared to the Wenzel Great Basin Tent.

The tents are comparable because they have the same capacity or they can accommodate ten individuals easily. Just like the Mountain Trails Tent, Wenzel’s blue tent is more expensive than the red tent. Both tents utilize shock-corded fiberglass and have mesh windows and roof vents. They also have a divider curtain that allows the occupants to create two rooms and have some privacy.

Mountain Trails’ tent provides two exit options, but Wenzel’s tent only provides one exit, making it a bit hard for ten people to leave the tent seamlessly in case of an emergency. With the Wenzel tent, you can install a portable LED camping lantern or a ceiling fan on the lantern hook which is located in the tent’s overhead gear loft.

The Mountain Trail tent lacks a hook, so it may be impossible to hang overhead lanterns unless you install one yourself. Nevertheless, owners of either tent will have to get their own air mattresses or sleeping bag.

Conclusion

There are many multi-person camping tents on the market for you to choose from, but the onus is on you to find the tent that works to your advantage. The tent you choose should be able to accommodate all your friends, and its design should be practical.

Apart from your tent expenses, you should budget for other expenses such as purchasing air mattresses, sleeping bags and getting lighting. A simple solution to this may be asking everyone going on your camping trip to bring their own gear so that you will not have excess gear that you don’t frequently use.

The Mountain Trail Grand Pass 10-Person Tent is an okay tent to get if you just want to house ten individuals overnight in the wild. However, if you want to give them an experience that they will be likely to want to repeat, you should consider getting another tent like the Wenzel Great Basin Tent that is comparable in price, and also holds ten people, but makes it easy to set up a lamp and fan combination. That way, your tent is well illuminated, and everyone in it benefits from an extra cool overnight experience.

Safety-wise though, the Mountain Trail Grand Pass 10-Person Tent would be better since you have two entry and exit points.

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