When it comes to trekking and hiking trips, Kodiak Tents are a must. And there are very few better or better-known manufacturers than Kodiak, which makes all-purpose tents of all sizes.
The last time we trekked, there were 5 of us, we decided to use one of the latest offers from the company: the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 6 person canvas Kodiak Tents.
A sturdy, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and an extremely heavy Kodiak Tents that feels like a cabin. This is a premium tent and is priced higher than average Kodiak Tents. But how well does it work? Let us see.
Are Kodiak tents worth it?
Tarp can also take longer to dry than a nylon tent, and it’s important to make sure it’s dry before storing. Beautifully made and well worth the money tent, ideal for extreme climates, privacy, and simple glamping.
When it comes to tents, the Kodiak company lives up to the best of the best. It has stood the test of time and has continually been considered to be among the best in the industry.
This is a canvas Kodiak Tents with different grades of material used in the construction of the walls and the roof. While the walls are made of 8.5-ounce Hydra-Shield tarp, the company’s proprietary type of tarp, the roof is made of 10-ounce Hydra-Shield tarp.
The attention to the roof is justified because most people go on excursions to uninhabited areas where it could rain or snow. The material used to build the Kodiak Tents is a very important factor to consider.
The canvas used is of marine quality and hand-woven. The material used also has a dry-finish silicone treatment that makes the tent material breathable, enriches ventilation, and generally increases the strength of the material.
In especially humid areas, as well as a jungle setting, we especially liked the 16 oz. polyester reinforced vinyl flooring material that will withstand a lot of stress and abuse.
Overall, given the fact that the Kodiak Tents can be subdivided into separate rooms and provides users with a lot of privacy. Lastly, the fact that the Kodiak Tents has dimensions of 10 by 10 feet and a ceiling height of over 6 feet make this one of the best family tents in this range.
There are lots to love about Kodiak tents. Water Proof having ability of water resistance up to 1000 milliliter rain. It is spacious and spacious. Kodiak has put together this model with two decently large D-shaped doors at both the front and the rear.
These are equipped with YKK zippers, making them easy to use. We have been using Kodiak Tents for a couple of years now and therefore the durability and waterproof nature never fail to disappoint.
The almost vertical walls prevent subsidence. The 5 of us easily accommodate ourselves inside the tent, all adults, without any difficulty and with plenty of space. We even managed to accommodate all of our equipment.
Deluxe Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Canvas Tent (6 People)
Made with Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas that is durable, waterproof, and breathable
Roomy ceiling provides comfort when walking
Two large D-shaped doors (front and rear) with 10 YKK zippers
Four large windows with mesh that cannot be seen
Flex-Bow Frame: Exceptionally strong. Keeps the tent taut. Quick and stress-free setup for one person.
In general, the carp is virtually immune to high winds (our neighbor’s REI was particularly unstable on a windy night) and the hidden mesh screen is effective against even the smallest insects.
We went in the rainy months and we were absolutely clean, both from water leaks and from crawling and flying unwanted elements. One person could set up a tent, although we recommend that two people do it.
Readers know there is no such thing as a perfect tent. The Kodiak Canvas Tents Flex-Bow also has some limitations. For starters, it’s a pretty heavy tent at 13 pounds and also depends on the size.
This makes it difficult to use as a portable tent, especially when traveling with a backpack and you should not carry too much weight. It comes with a storage bag with straps and webbing that is also heavy and not suitable for placing the tent indoors. This is a strict limitation.
The next concern is the material itself: the canvas. As is, the canvas is a cotton-based material. It must be completely dried before packaging; otherwise, it will be susceptible to mold and mildew.
Mold will destroy the canvas. Drying the tent takes a long time and can seem annoying. That said, all tents have some issues and the same goes for this one too.
Overall, the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 6 Person Tent is a must-buy for outdoor supporters. The additional maintenance is worth every penny and time. The sturdy canvas construction is some things that take us back in time.
While it is true that it is heavy, it will also withstand rains and storms, not to mention strong winds.
It can accommodate a lot of people and equipment, making it ideal for a larger group. Being an all-weather tent, this is a model you can’t go wrong with. However, in our experience, you should not attempt to use this tent in a mountainous environment or in areas with heavy snowfall.
Deluxe Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Canvas Tent (6 People) Made with Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas that is durable, waterproof, and breathable. Roomy 6’6 “ceiling provides comfort when walking Two large D-shaped doors (front and rear) with 10 YKK zippers Four large windows with mesh that can’t be seen Flex-Bow Frame: Exceptionally strong. Keeps the tent taut. Quick and stress-free setup for one person.
|Tall and spacious||No separate rainfly|
|Quonset hut-shaped||Not standing only one the hallway|
|Many pockets||The back door is more exposed to the elements|
|Adjustable room divider quick installation||Lots of poles can’t stand in the hallway|
|Large built-in foyer,||Limited views when reclining or sitting|
|High ceiling height super versatility||Duffel bag/stuff poor design zipper is modern|
|Quality construction||Less headroom|
|Ease of packing/transport Good elaborate||Expensive zipper design|
|Family-friendly||No in-flight vestibule|
The Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Tent maybe a sleek, well-built tent that appears and seems like a throwback to a different generation. If you are jumping to the conclusion here, the whole topic of Kodiak Tents is that this beauty is heavy and difficult to argue with when setting up anywhere other than in pleasant weather.
The non-standalone design requires users to rethink it very diligently, possibly even requiring the use of a rubber mallet to ensure it does not explode or fall.
Otherwise, this is kept under scrutiny by hot desert conditions and mountain/valley/riparian plots much colder too because the thick tarp acts as insulation in your house (sort of) – it helps regulate the temperatures and atmosphere better than the super thin-walled tents.
So if you’re the poster child for classic motorhomes, this might be your ideal tent. If not, carefully consider the pros and cons before spending the cash for this beast, albeit cozy.