Ordered a tent to safeguard our event from any downpours. Not only was the 10x20 tent a lifesaver, it was the perfect venue. Our guests enjoyed the space it created and with the walls we were able to take them down as soon as the rain subsided. Customer service was helpful with questions we had; quick in responding and very efficient in sending the tent to us in such short notice. Will definitely be returning for a bigger tent for my next event.
I am very pleased with this party tent. It is well-designed and parts mate with enough friction to stabilize the assembly process: assembly instructions are clear and well thought out, though I, like other reviewers, chose to use duct tape to reinforce metal-to-metal joints. I was able to erect the tent by myself: I think it took about 40 minutes to erect the frame, 25 minutes to spread and attach the canopy, another 10 minutes to raise the canopy to full height and perhaps 10 minutes to tie down to four stakes on the windward side.
The canopy provided breezy shade for my guests. I did not have occasion to use the side or end panels.
Disassembly was also easy. My son helped me remove the canopy while the structure was at full height - his help was also needed to fold and pack the canopy. Because the canopy is a tight fit to the frame, once a single corner is released, the removal is a snap. Most of the disassembly time was spent in removal of the duct tape I used to reinforce met
t rained and the tent collapsed the bars are made of nothing they bent so easy. It went down the day before the wedding and we had to replace bars to make it work. It's not worth me to ever suggest to anyone else to order one.
After reading the reviews I was afraid to purchase the tent but because I was pressed for time I went ahead and purchased it. Needless to saw this tent was amazing held up very well....we received so many compliments ....it took my husband about 30 minutes to put it up by himself....very easy...
do recommend using white duck tape on joints for added support.....great buy for the money we paid
Much cheaper than renting, and very suitable for our climate (S. Calif, winter, about 1" rain over 2-day period) and event (fancy Sweet 16, with lighting and decor hanging from ceiling in tent). Expect to use again.
Price -- great!
Functionality -- did the job
Appearance -- got lots of compliments
Easy assembly (30 mins, 3 adults)
Cons -- see Tips for each of these
Difficult to adjust placement when erected because some parts don't "click" together and come lose
In the rain, water will pool along edges if not evenly tight all around
Some stickers on poles fell off with dampness of rain
Use white duck tape to reinforce joints that don't have a click mechanism, particularly the top spine
Carefully select your site, so that you don't move the erected tent more than a few yards
In wind (obviously not during your event), remove the sidewalls -- these act like 'sails'
In rain, regularly (every 6 hrs) check for water pooling along edges, and use a broom to push u
Definitely have to use white duct tape to keep poles together, and to replace the Velcro straps, they rip off easily. Pretty easy to put together with 2 people, much easier with 3. Fit 25 people under it pretty comfortably . Good for the price. During the event, we had a pop-up severe thunderstorm storm with rain and hail, no one got wet....tent held up great!