Columbia Mammoth Creek 6 Person Cabin Tent is a freestanding beautifully designed tall and pleasant summer camping tent with 3 windows and a floor vent. Keep reading.
Key features & benefits
- 3 Windows.
- Fiberglass poles.
- Freestanding tent.
- Floor vent.
- E-cable port.
What this is about
Here you have the smallest tent from the Mammoth Creek series from Columbia, which also includes an 8-person and a 10-person tent. So this is a cabin-style freestanding and easy to use structure with one room and one door.
The picture below shows it without the fly, so you can see its frame. The tent is rather tall and with straight walls, the peak height is 72 inches (183 cm).
Windows: The tent has two separate windows plus one window on its single door. The side windows are very interesting 2-layer structures with mesh from outside and a zippered panel inside. As you realize from the picture above, they are overhanging so the rain cannot get in even if you keep them with mesh only.
The picture below shows the inner view and the side windows are closed with panels, so you get some idea about the inner space and design.
The tent is with mesh on the ceiling as you have seen in the pictures above. I already mentioned mesh on the windows which you can keep open all the time. This alone will always create good ventilation in the tent.
But they have also added a floor vent shown in the picture below. Note that this is a 3-layer structure with the cover from outside which you stake out with the guyline, then a mesh in the middle, and a zippered panel from inside. So this is an excellent design.
The poles & stakes
You have 4 leg poles and two roof poles and this is fiberglass. They are thick but bear in mind that this is not so durable material. The leg poles attach through standard pin and ring elements, and the fly attaches directly to the tent base where you have buckles, see the picture.
On the roof, you have sleeves for the roof poles. Stakes and guylines are also included in the package.
The fabric is polyester and this applies to its bathtub floor as well. There is no statements about the waterproof rating and its denier value, pity. They claim this is an Omni-Shield coated fabric with advanced repellency. The windows are with a No-See-Um mesh. According to their statement, the tent is made of flame-resistant fabric that meets CPAI-84 specifications.
As mentioned, the tent is indeed self-supporting, but when you add the fly, it is necessary to tighten it properly so that the water runs smoothly. I have seen somebody complaining about this issue. So just do the job properly and you will be fine.
The carry bag is included and it is shown in the picture.
- E-port is available.
- Media center on the wall, see the picture.
- Repair patches are in the package.
Who is it for
Space: The declared capacity is 6 people, and the area is 90 ft² (8.36 m²). This gives 15 ft² (1.4 m²) per person, not much but it is possible to put 6 pads on the floor. It is best to downgrade this number drastically if you use this tent for camping.
Climate & seasons: This nicely ventilated tent is great for warm weather camping where you need good air circulation. The mesh on the ceiling makes it less suitable for a cold environment, although indeed all the other openings can be closed with panels.
With such a minimal and high-positioned fly, and in view of the fact that they do not provide an official waterproofness rating, it is best to avoid areas with lots of wind and rain.
Weight & packed size: With its 21.6 lb (9.8 kg) this is not a light structure but this is typical, you will see in the comparison table below. The packed size 28 x 8.3 x 8.3 inches (71 x 21 x 21 cm) is not so bad.
But in any case, this is a tent for places with a car access and you are not supposed to carry it anywhere. If this is what you need in this size range, check our separate list with 6-person backpacking tents.
- Declared capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 21.6 lb (9.8 kg).
- Dimensions: 10 x 9 ft (305 x 274 cm).
- Area: 90 ft² (8.36 m²).
- Area per person: 15 ft² (1.4 m²)
- Peak height: 72 in (183 cm).
- Packed size: 28 x 8.3 x 8.3 in (71 x 21 x 21 cm).
- Warranty: 12-months warranty for materials and workmanship.
Columbia Mammoth Creek 6 Tent vs Competitors
You might want to see how this tent stands in comparison with some of its competitors, and I give two of them. So as you see there are substantial differences in the frames. The Eureka Jade Canyon 6 has the best combination of steel & aluminum. The ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek tent offers two rooms, but it is without floor vents. Please follow the links for more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Floor size, sq ft (sq m)
Packed size, in (cm)
Columbia Mammoth Creek 6
Payable Every Month
28 x 8.3 x 8.3
(71 x 21 x 21)
Payable Every Year
27 x 11 x 11
(69 x 28 x 28)
steel & fiberglass
Payable Every Year
26 x 8 x 8
(66 x 20 x 20)
steel & aluminum
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
In conclusion, this Columbia Mammoth Creek 6 Person Cabin Tent is indeed a pleasant structure with interesting windows design and with excellent ventilation. It is easy to use and the price on the US market is fair, though as of the moment of writing this text, this is an expensive tent on the EU market. If you use it for summer camping, you will have a great tent. I can fully recommend it for such a use.
Please see how I rate this tent against my standard rating criteria, this allows for easy comparison with other tents here in the site:
If you need more options, just look around, this site is all about camping tents and you will definitely find what suits you best. For example, if you would rather have a tent with vestibules for storage, check this Kelty Wireless Tent 6 Person from their new series, and also this Big Agnes Bunk House 6 tent.
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