Ozark Trail 20 Person Tent Full Review
We love the size of this tent but that is because we wanted a really large tent. If you are considering this 20 person tent then I’m assuming that you are wanting a large tent. This will definitely deliver in that area. We comfortably fit 5 cots (2 of them being XXL cots) as well as a pack-n-play for our infant.
We have no worries about being able to fit another cot into the tent when our youngest grows up and sleeps in her own cot. Even with all the cots in the tent, there is still extra room in the middle for us all to sit and play some games in the evening. This is a really large tent that can fit a lot of people and gear.
The quality of the tent has been good enough to handle extended camping trips for about 3 years now. We’ve used this tent on 6 long camping trips as well as setting it up at our home multiple times for cleaning.
It has held up well without any rips or problems with the fabric or poles. The only issue we’ve had is with one of the door zippers. Sometimes if one of the kids puts too much pressure on the door, while it is zipped up, the zipper will come apart in the middle. It isn’t too difficult to quickly fix it but there is a little bit of a worry that at some point we won’t be able to get it back together.
Ease of Set-Up
This is a very large 20 person tent and so it is not as easy as some of the smaller tents to set up. Additionally, it is not an instant tent, which means that you will need to insert poles and assemble the tent. With that being said, it is still not very difficult to set up. I have set up the tent by myself but it is much easier if there are at least 2 people working together.
Typically, we can set up the tent in about 20 minutes. Once you have set it up a couple of times it becomes pretty easy but it is still not as easy as many of the other smaller tents. So while it does get easier, this tent does not score very high for eas of set up because it is a more involved process than many other tents.
The Ozark Trail 20 Person Tent does moderately well in poor weather conditions. We’ve experience light and moderate rain while camping in this tent. In light rain, we had no problems at all but in moderate rain, we did have a little bit of water get into the tent. It wasn’t enough to cause any problems and it only happened in one corner of the tent.
The tent does come with a rain fly but it does not extend very far down the sides of the tent. It really only covers the top section of the tent. This works fine for light to moderate rain but I don’t think I’d trust it if I was expecting heavy rain.
The tent does not come with lots of extras but it comes with the features that you’d expect to see in a tent this large. There are 3 separate room dividers that divide the tent into 4 rooms. This is a nice feature if you are camping with friends and would like to have a little additional privacy. The tent also has multiple storage pockets along the sides as well as a couple hanging from the ceiling.