The Slumberjack Overland 10 Tent is a 3-season tent with 3-room divisions that can accommodate a group of 10 people. It has 5 windows with mesh and panels with one huge door. Easy setup features are also a highlight of this tent. It has a commendable packing size that comes at a reasonable price. Note that this is not a freestanding tent and is a single-layer structure.
We have added this to our list of best 3 room tents because of the features that may suit your needs when it comes to camping and backpacking adventures. Continue reading to see our in-depth review where we discuss the comfort, weather resistance, weight, set-up, and durability of this camping tent.
The heart of your campsite is your tent. If you want to ensure that you’ll have a good camping experience, you need to invest in good quality equipment. We’ve been camping for years now and we know what to look for in a tent. Read our “Best Tents for Camping” article to see our top recommendations.
Based on the manufacturer’s design and description, this tent is best for hunters or for groups of people, may it be with your friends or family. But as we go on with our tent evaluation, we detected some flaws that may come to your disadvantage.
What we like about this tent is the simplicity of the design. It has only one door and 5 windows with inner zippered doors. Looks compact if you focus on its physical features. The only thing with the said features is that it became the contrast of comfortability. We will discuss this as we go on with our review.
This tent can accommodate up to 10 persons. It is designed like a tunnel with 3 divisions however, there is only a single door. Every division has zippered tailored doors and walls with inverted seams.
The total floor area of the tent is 169 square feet or 15.7 square meters. If you divide the space from the capacity it can cater, we can’t assure you the tent can provide big sections per member but each will have enough quarters. From our estimation, every division fits larger than a queen-size bed.
You can give this tent your trust for the maximum capacity it requires because it can really accommodate the number given but this works only if you use it for hunting. However, for camping aspects, your companion will surely seek comfort and this is the time you need to reduce the number of people to enter the tent. That’s a total disadvantage but to adjust for the relaxation of everyone most especially with family outings, this would be a great idea.
On the other hand, the peak height of this tent is 75 inches or 191 centimeters. We considered this to be one of the tallest tents we tested. But, it will still depend on the height of the people who will use it.
For storage, the Slumberjack Overland 10-Person Tent is equipped with small pouches on the sides of every room. These pockets are only able to store small belongings. Another negative feature for your other things, however, there are several hooks or hanging components for the extra gears. These elements have limitations.
Now let’s talk about the door and windows. From our evaluation, it is a fact that this tent has only one door for entrance and exit. You may be disappointed because it is one of the factors that tents are compressed inside but, this tent can show you that the width and height can satisfy the space you require. The problem is, the whole material of the door has no mesh.
There are two inner doors for the divider of the rooms and these have mesh designs on top of its areas. We also wonder why the mesh is established on the internal doors, not on the outer part.
There are a total of 5 double layer windows. These windows possess zippered mesh and panels. It takes back the lack of mesh on the main door, however, it is located on the higher part of the tent. You will not be able to see the surroundings if you are lying.
Since the windows and inner doors’ mesh are located on the higher parts of the tent, you need to close this when it rains because it will cause water to leak inside. It can grant proper ventilation but not on the said weather conditions. You will need to open the upper part of the main door for airing.
As stated in the description of this product, this is a 3-season tent. When we tested this tent during our latest trip, this can actually endure rains. It is understandable that it is also capable of summer weather but be warned that this isn’t recommended to be utilized in intense or extreme weather like winter.
It can be used for hot or summer weather however, we will be reminding you that the parts of the tent that have to mesh are only the windows. The ventilation will be very deficient.
If you’re looking for more ways to make your tent and campsite more comfortable, check out our article on how to set up a comfy camping tent for tips and tricks on how to set up the most comfortable campsite. We have mastered the art of being comfortable outdoors and we’re more than happy to share what we know with you.
Although this is a huge tent, this can be considered as lightweight and compact. You may be asking in what sense? We don’t support the idea of the total lightweight in large tents. However, if we put this in the perspective of this kind of tent, it is actually light.
This has a total weight measurement of 26 pounds and 8 ounces or 12 kilograms. We suggest you need to separate the gears to your companions for backpacking. Minimal gear carry is the only answer to decrease the total weight of the tent. This is the same suggestion we gave to the other large tents we have reviewed but this is not applicable to tents with pre-attached gears since those are already installed together with the tent. The best choice is to transport it using a vehicle.
Ease of Set-Up and Packed Size
Just like the Tahoe Gear Ozark 3-Season 16 Person Large Family Cabin Tent, we can say that even these huge tents can have easy set-up features.
The Slumberjack Overland 10-Person Tent is designed with single walls that make the setup simple but it needs to be adjusted for the ventilation of the tent. The manufacturer has implied that this is not a freestanding tent, it requires to properly stakeout. You are with your companion so it will be painless to build the tent.
The packed size has a length of 26.5 inches and 10.25 inches depth. That’s 67 x 26 centimeters. We commend this since this is a big tent.
The fabric of the Slumberjack Overland 10-Person Tent is furnished with 66D Polyester. It is rated with 1200 millimeters while the floor is 1500 millimeters. So the fabric of this tent can be trusted when we talk about the endurance under the rain but we have cited that the ventilation can be affected since you need to close all of the windows as it is all placed on the upper part of the tent to prevent the rain leaks.
Yes, the fabric is durable and waterproof but the openings will be the ones to allow the water inside. And also, the seams of the tent are all taped.
For the braces of the tent, this comes with a total of 5 poles. The 4 poles made with steel and aluminum are for the support of the tent walls or legs. The last pole is of the upper edge of the door. All of the poles are quite arched to adjust and fit when you install the tent.
With all the features we’ve mentioned, here are the top advantages that we believe the Slumberjack Overland 10-Person tent has:
- Tall tent.
- Reasonable price
- Huge inner doors
Setting up a tent in dry weather is preferable, but sometimes, you may be forced to set one up in the rain. This will make pitching your tent a little bit more challenging than usual. Follow our guide to setting up your tent in the rain to make sure that the inside of your tent will stay dry.
Because of it’s made to be affordable, there are some features that lacks this tent. Here are the disadvantages that we’ve found on the tent:
- One door for entrance and exit
- Lacks mesh on the main door
- Not to be used with the number of maximum capacity
- Windows are high
We declared Slumberjack Overland 10-Person Tent as one of the best 3 room tents we have evaluated. This can take in a group of people and can give you satisfaction since this is available for a reasonable price.
Overall, you may encounter disadvantages like the one door feature that lacks mesh, high windows, and a reduced number of the stated capacity. Faults are natural in the tents’ characteristics because they have specific uses. But even with these shortcomings, we will still recommend this tent because of its multiple other features that we liked.