Has anybody tried one of those standing room tents in foul weather ?
It looks like a good idea for car camping but I am skeptical.
Experience with these , anyone ?I use a tent like this that was sold by Dicks sporting goods several years ago. My son also uses one that Walmart used to sell with their First Need Canopies. We have used them in spring ,summer and fall, in all types of weather and since we stake every stake loop and guy down every corner we have had no trouble with wind or rain. I wouldn't reccommend this type of tent for cold weather as ventilation is acheived because the entire top is made of mesh screening but this would make heating this tent nearly impossible. Slleping in good winter sleep system you would probably be comfortable, but as we know a smaller tent will help to retain body heat. Also I doubt that the canopy frame and top would hold up under the strain of a heavy load of wet snow.
I really like the look of LightSpeed tents, see lightspeedtents.com for videos showing how they go up and come down. Very quick and easy. Even though I have a travel trailer, I'm thinking about getting one of their tents for occasional use.I would be cautious of these tents. You should look for a tent with what is referred to as a bath tub floor. These tents open to the ground at the entrance. they will leak at the zipper where it is touching the ground. Bath tub floors are found even in your more modestly priced tents such as Coleman or Eureka. Both of these companies manufacture good tents that are easy to set up and that will keep you dry in the event of rain.