This Texsport 5 Person Headquarters Camo Square Dome is a freestanding easy-to-use structure with windows on all sides, and with an incredible price tag.
Key features & benefits
- Dome tent.
- Camo design.
- 4 Windows.
- Fiberglas poles.
- Incredible price.
What is in the name
This tent is on Amazon under the name given in the title above, but at Sportsman’s Guide site it is under the name Texsport Headquarters Camouflage 5-Person Dome Tent, and at Walmart under the name Texsport Headquarters Camouflage 9′ x 9′ Square Dome Tent. This is just to know that the tent is the same in all three cases.
As for the words Camo and Camouflage, this should be obvious from the pictures, this tent blends nicely in a forest environment. The word Square is about its base, see the floor plan below.
So this is a pure square area under a dome, and the tent is freestanding. This is an advantage of its partial coverage fly, so you have no vestibules and the entry is easy. But as you guess, this leaves you without a storage area to place boots and other stuff. The tent’s structure is best understood when you see it without the fly as in the picture below:
The tent is a single-room structure, with one door shown above, and with windows on all sides. All these openings are a double-layer type with mesh against insects and with zippered panels for protection and privacy. The tent is quite tall, you have 6 ft (183 cm) peak height, but being a simple dome with such angled walls, the volume is limited.
The poles: You have fiberglass here, two main shock-corded loops plus two brow poles that create small awnings. This is the usual pin-and-ring system for the attachment to the tent’s base, and on the canopy you have clips visible in the picture above. With such poles it reminds me a bit of the Eureka Sunrise EX 6 Tent.
The fabric: The fly and the walls are 190T polyester taffeta with a PU coating that gives it a 1000 mm waterproof rating. The openings are with a “no-see-um” mesh. They claim this is a flame retardant material and it satisfies C.P.A.I.-84 specifications. The floor is a tub-style ripstop polyethylene, a sort of plastic, fully waterproof.
- Complete set of stakes.
- Carry/storage bag.
- A lantern hook.
- A mesh storage pocket on the wall.
You have seen the tent without the fly so you realize the canopy is with mesh, plus all the mesh on the windows. The fly is with brims so air and vapor can easily escape and there is no need for roof vents.
This all looks great, but when it is raining you have to keep the windows almost completely closed. In such situations floor vents are necessary, they are missing here.
Who is it for
Capacity-wise, the tent is officially for 5 people. For this you have an area of 81 ft² (7.5 m²), and this means 16.2 ft² (1.5 m²) per person. This is far from enough although you can put 5 sleeping pads on the floor. In my view, this tent is for 3 people maximum.
Seasons-wise & climate-wise, the tent could be described as a 3-season shelter, but with such mesh on the canopy it is not the best option for a cold environment. I see it best suited for 2-season use in the warmer part of the year.
The structure is tall and those brims do not go well with strong winds, so the tent is for calm weather, definitely below the tree line.
Weight-wise, the tent is heavy with its 14.8 lb (6.7 kg). Also, the packed size is not its best feature, it measures (L x D) 27 x 8 inches (69 x 20 cm). So this is a tent for places with a car access.
Price-wise, the tent is really affordable, definitely a good value for the money.
- Official capacity: 5 people.
- Weight: 14.8 lb (6.7 kg).
- Dimensions: 9 x 9 ft (274 x 274 cm).
- Area: 81 ft² (7.5 m²).
- Area per person: 16.2 ft² (1.5 m²).
- Peak height: 6 ft (183 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 27 x 8 in (69 x 20 cm).
- Poles: fiberglass.
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
To summarize this Texsport 5 Person Headquarters Camo Square Dome review, this is a simple construction with a durable floor which is one of its better features. The price is more than fair, and its camo design looks really cool. But I would not put it to harsh tests, fiberglass poles and those brims are not for strong winds.
Below you can see how I rate this tent. I use the same criteria consistently for all the tents here in the site, so you can easily compare.
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