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Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent Ultimate Alaknak tent 12' x 20' Hunting Gear Misc

Hunting Gear Misc Manufacturer: Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent
Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent Model: Ultimate Alaknak tent 12' x 20'
Review Category: Hunting Gear Misc

Purchase: Hunting Gear Misc I purchased my tent from Cabelas thru the catalog 3 hunting seasons ago. I moved from Colorado where I lived and hunted deer, elk, and antelope for 40 years. I moved to Texas a few years ago with my job so I sold off most of my gear before I left. After 2 years of not doing any real hunting I started collecting the gear I needed to go back to Colorado to hunt. I paid approx $850 dollars for the tent,poles,and stakes.

Things I like about the Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent Ultimate Alaknak tent 12' x 20' Hunting Gear Misc: I have hunted in this tent for 3 years. we have had seasons where it snowed at least a foot (3) times in the same week. We camped real high on an exposed ridge and had winds that lasted for about 20 hours that had to be 60 to 70 miles an hour. except for the cover for the chimney pipe getting burned off because of the wind and (1) cover over a center pole blew off the tent is like new. all the seams are still tight and the gromets and anchor points in the tent are like new. we have 5 adults in our hunting tent ,all on cots and we have a large Cabelas wood burning stove and table and we store a weeks wood in the tent and still have plenty of room. the tent is easy to set-up and take down for me any way.

What I don't like about the Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent Ultimate Alaknak tent 12' x 20': The only thing I don't like about it is if you do much boiling of water the moisture condences on the inside of the tent. but all tents will do that. the flap that cover the chimney pipe would be better with a 3rd strap in the center to keep it rolled in high winds. the newer tents are anchored at the bottom side of the flap and rolled up which looks like it is better. I would like to see the top cover at the peak of each pole permanently attached to the tent so they can't blow off. like what happened to my tent. I should not have camped there but I was running out of sun light and camp site choices.

Hunting Gear Misc Ultimate Alaknak tent 12' x 20' quality: The tent is nearly indestructable as far as wind and snow. If your tent is cold the snow slides right off. If you have heat in your tent you may get some collection of snow and ice at the corners but not anything that will stress your tent. My center poles are used to hang 200 watt clip on 110 volt elecric lights that I power with my 1000 watt generator which works great. I bring the cord in to the tent thru the hole for the stove and up the closest pole. The windows are tough and they close up tight when the weather is real nasty. I have talked to other outfitters in the feild that has the same tent and they all are very happy with there tents. I have heard some complaints about the weight. Well I use to hunt in a 16' x 16' military canvas tent, now that tent is heavy and they don't have a floor in them.

Ultimate Alaknak tent 12' x 20' summary: I have learned that you get what you pay for. This is not a piece of equipment that you borrow from your neighbor that has been laying on the floor of his garage for the past 10 years. If you want a reliable place to get out of the weather when it gets cold, wet, windy, or all (3) the Alaknak 12' x 20' tent is a very good choice. you can do without a lot of things in the winter woods but protection from the weather isn't one of them. your tent can mean the difference between enjoying your trip or being miserable or going home early. Which I have seen happen more than once.

Rating for this Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent product: 5

Author of this review on Cabelas, Alaknak 12' x 20' tent Hunting Gear Misc: Stan H.

Date: 2009-08-16

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