Slumberjack Adult Daybreak Tent 6 Person is a freestanding dome style 3-season tent with a full fly, a great awning configuration, and a very affordable price.
- Dome tent.
- Full coverage fly.
- Awning configuration.
- Great price.
Where to buy
- Check on Amazon, they have stores on several continents and the best shipping conditions.
- You will find it also at Walmart.
What type of the tent is this
The Daybreak 6 tent is a part of the series that includes tents for 2, 3, 4, and 6 people. This is a freestanding dome style tent with a full-coverage fly for a full protection against elements. So I have included it in my list of full fly tents.
The tent becomes freestanding and self-supporting as soon as you put the ends of the poles into the corner grommets. But as usual, the large vestibule must be staked down properly to be useful and functional.
This is a tall tent with a peak height of 71 inches (180 cm). You have a nice carry bag included, see it in the picture:
Who is it for
Space-wise, the declared capacity is 6 people, but the inner area is 91.1 ft² (8.5 m²) and this means 15.2 ft² (1.4 m²) per person. There is a large vestibule which offers 27.7 ft² (2.6 m²) of the protected area for the gear. So the total area per person is 19.8 ft² (1.85 m²). Now, this is not so bad and it can indeed accommodate such a number of people. But realistically this tent is best if used up to 3-4 people. See the floor area and what they suggest as a way of using it:
When you see the dimensions you realize it is impossible to have 2 people on the length of the tent. So the floor is better used if the occupants sleep oriented along the shorter size. This allows also for an easier access to the door for every person. The picture which they provide simply makes no sense.
Weight-wise, with 16.6 lb (7.54 kg) this tent is moderately heavy. This is not something you would carry on the trail. If you need such a tent for 6 people, better check my list with 6-person backpacking tents. So this is a tent for places with a motorized access.
Climate-wise and seasons-wise, being a tent with a full fly, you will surely be completely protected in this tent. The waterproof rating is 1200 mm for the fly and for the floor. This may not look too much (in particular for the floor) but you do not need more if all the seams are watertight.
You have seen the picture above showing that the inner tent is all mesh, so this is a tent for a warm climate. They describe it as a 3-season tent but I would not use it in a cold environment.
Price-wise, this is a very affordable tent, see below.
Materials & construction
This is a dome structure with two main fiberglass poles plus two brow poles that cross them and pull the side walls up. This gives more elbow space in the tent. The ends of the poles fit in the corner grommets and this is what makes the tent self-supporting.
The inner tent is all 40D polyester No-See-Um mesh, the floor is a reasonably durable 66D polyester with 1200 mm coating, and the fly is also 66D polyester with the same coating. You have buckles in the corner sections of the fly to attach it easily to the tent’s frame. Note that there are no vents on the fly.
The front vestibule is with two parallel zippers so you can roll it up and fix above the only door, or you can create a pleasant awning by using your trekking poles upside down. You have loops on the vestibule for this purpose to attach it to the poles tips.
- There are mesh pockets in every corner to store small items.
- Steel stakes are in the package.
- You also have reflective guylines.
Please see a bit more about the daybreak series in this short video by Slumberjack:
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Very easy setup.
- Full protection.
- Great price.
- Huge vestibule.
- Small inner area for the declared capacity.
- Fiberglass poles.
- No vents on the fly.
As mentioned above, you have fiberglass poles and this is not the most durable option, see more about poles material in my separate text about tent poles, but you would not expect anything else in such a budget tent.
The price & rating
The price on Amazon at the moment of writing this text is around $155. So this is quite extraordinary for such a tent. The tent has received more than 20 reports by Amazon customers and the average rating is 4.0/5. See how I rate it by using the same criteria as for all other tents here in the site:
My rating breakdown of the Slumberjack Adult Daybreak 6 Person Tent:
- Type: 3-season dome tent.
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Weight: 16 lb 10 oz (16.6 lb; 7.54 kg).
- Minimum weight: 15 lb 4 oz (6.92 kg).
- Dimensions: 129 x 104 in (328 x 264 cm).
- Floor area: 91.1 ft² (8.5 m²).
- Floor area per person: 15.2 ft² (1.4 m²).
- Vestibule area: 27.7 ft² (2.6 m²).
- Total area per person: 19.8 ft² (1.85 m²).
- Packed size: 26 x 9 x 9 in (66 x 23 x 23 cm).
- Peak height: 71 in (180 cm).
Slumberjack Daybreak 6 Tent vs Competitors
In the table below I give this Daybreak 6 tent side by side with two dome tents from other brands, all are with a full cover fly and with 6-person capacity. This might help in making an informed decision. There are differences in the prices so you might want to know why, so please follow the links for more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Floor size, sq ft (sq m)
Peak height, in (cm)
Packed size, in (cm)
Payable Every Month
26 x 9 (66 x 23)
Payable Every Year
22 x 9 (56 x 23)
Payable Every Year
31 x 11 (79 x 28)
In the summary, I would stress again that the Slumberjack Adult Daybreak Tent 6 Person is a reliable and very affordable camping tent which will surely keep you dry. The awning configuration and its full fly are its main selling points. This is a tent where you can stand up in it and walk inside.
If you need something different from the same manufacturer, please check this Slumberjack Trail Tent 6 and the tunnel-shaped Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent. This Slumberjack Roughhouse 6 Person Tent is a hybrid with features of a dome and cabin tent. For more 6-person tents please check in the category Tents for 5 & 6 People here in the site.
Note that this is not a sponsored text and I am not paid by the manufacturer. I am only expressing my own unbiased views about this product.
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