This upcoming year will be my 34th year of volunteering.....or is it 35...
at OSH. I also went through a succession of tents and always had two air mattresses: one for myself and one I called my "personal flotation device" for putting my things on. I finally landed on the Cabela's Alaskan Guide as THE BEST
. It has put up with every storm OSH has dished out including that one last year that collapsed more tents than I have seen for a while.
I actually have two models: a 6 man we use at OSH (my SO needs room!
) and a 4 man we use when we are camping in the Mountains. We can stand up in both of them. I have not gotten wet since I bought these tents. Wind: not an issue if properly braced. Both of mine have the aluminum poles but some have the fiberglass poles: heavier.
I volunteer for the Vintage Division and, if you go over to where we live onfield, under The Trees, you will find a place we affectionately call Camp Cabela
as nearly EVERY
one who volunteers for us has a Cabela tent! It is fun to see! There must be 20 or more Cabela tents of various sizes. Some of our campers have opted for the 8 man (PLENTY of room!) but there are 6 and 4 man tents there as well. There are even two 8 man tents hooked together with a vestibule! We are SERIOUS
No, I don't work for Cabelas. There just are few tents that are better.... In fact, my SO works for a local competitor called JAX. They have a lot of outdoor gear but not those tents. They sell Nemo,
which are also excellent tents.