This World Famous Sports 8-Person 2-Room Cabin Camping Tent is a freestanding tent for summer camping, very tall and pleasant with its 6 windows.
Key features & benefits
- Cabin type tent.
- Very tall.
- 6 Windows.
- Steel & fiberglass poles.
- Incredible price.
What this is about
This tent has been around for a number of years already, and this is a very typical cabin-style tent with steep and straight walls. The peak height is truly impressive, you have no less than 86 inches (218 cm) in the center area.
The tent is with a minimal fly that covers mainly the ceiling and gives a bit of protection to its windows. Now, the windows are also one of its best features, you have them 6 in total, all are the double-layer type with a mesh and a zippered panel from outside. The picture below shows how the side window goes almost completely to the ground so this part of the tent looks like a screen room.
The tent could be described as freestanding because of its 6 legs and the fly that attaches to the poles. But the structure is very large and flimsy so you have to stake it down properly. You have all needed for this included.
There are two rooms here, and the divider between them is a real wall, fully sewn-in and not just a curtain. One large external door is on the front room and it is visible in the pictures. The inner wall has a double-size inner door, see the picture:
You have already seen that there is lots of mesh everywhere, so as long as the sky is clear you will never have issues with air circulation. Some of the windows are very low and you do not need floor vents for such situations.
But when it is raining, you have to keep all these openings closed with panels, and in long hours with rain, this cannot be pleasant.
There are many poles here, and the set includes 6 steel chain-corded leg poles and 2 side roof poles, plus 6 shock-corded fiberglass roof poles and brims poles.
The fly is a polyester with a 1200 mm waterproof rating, and the tent’s body is the same material with an 800 mm PU coating. The seams are taped. The floor is polyethylene with a 1000 mm waterproof rating, and I find this a very low value. Such floors are usually with a much higher rating.
- There are 20 stakes in the package.
- 10 Guylines are included.
- A couple of small wall pockets.
- A carry bag is included.
- There are also 6 hub 3-way connectors pre-attached to the roof.
Who it is for
Regarding the capacity, the tent is officially for 8 people, and for this you have an area of 150 ft² (13.9 m²). This means 18.75 ft² (1.7 m²). This may look enough but there are no storage spaces here so it is best to downgrade the number of users by half or so.
Regarding climate & seasons, they describe it as a 3-season tent, but I would not use it in a cold environment. With such a ceiling you would feel cold.
On the other hand, the tent is very tall which is great, but such a structure is boxy and not great in windy places. All in all, this is a tent for summer camping and for calm weather conditions without winds and with as little rain as possible.
Regarding the price, the tent is incredibly affordable. If you are on a budget and want a summer camping tent for occasional family adventures without spending a lot, this is it.
- Official capacity: 8 people.
- Weight: 17 lb (7.7 kg).
- Dimensions: 15 x 10 ft (457 x 305 cm).
- Area: 150 ft² (13.9 m²).
- Area per person: 18.75 ft² (1.7 m²).
- Peak height: 86 in (218 cm).
- Poles: steel & fiberglass.
Final thoughts & rating
So this World Famous Sports 8-Person 2-Room Cabin Camping Tent is a pleasant construction with so many windows and high walls. The price is simply fantastic. But do not put it to harsh tests. I have seen a number of people complaining about leaking, but many have said very good words about the tent. The story as usual as you realize.
Please see how I rate this tent against my standard set of criteria. This may help you in choosing because it is easy to compare it with some other tents here in the site.
For more tents of this type please check under the category Cabin tents, and for more options in this capacity range, check in the group Tents for 7/8 people. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.