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WorddWizard 51 22 April 14, 2016 at 02:41 PM in Camping (6) More Walmart Deals
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I was looking for some gear for a backpacking trip next week and I happened upon this tent: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-T...1/40147305 it retails for $50 online but scanned for $8 in store (Irvine, CA).

It isn't "ultra light" by any stretch of the imagination, I weighed it at 3.8 lbs and it is rather long but it features anodized aluminum poles should be a solid budget option for those looking to backpack this season and aren't looking to go ultralight.

Ozark Trail Ultra Light Back Packing 4' x 7' x 6'5" Tent with Full Fly, Sleeps 1:
1 hubbed pole set for quick set up
Anodized Aluminum pole
Seam-taped full-fly design for great protection in rough weather
Inside storage pocket holds essentials
Standing Height: 42"
Floor area: 22.2 sq ft
Weight: 3.64 lbs
Ozark Trail tent sleeps 1
Carrying size: 20.5" x 4.7" x 4.7"
Model# WF-4884
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IF you aren't doing any real backpacking, should be okay. I would NOT trust this brand to shelter me from in the event of an actual backpacking trip. Skimping on shelter when it is you against the elements is just a bad idea.
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IF you aren't doing any real backpacking, should be okay. I would NOT trust this brand to shelter me from in the event of an actual backpacking trip. Skimping on shelter when it is you against the elements is just a bad idea.
Just bring a second one, maybe three if the weather's bad.
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Quote from WorddWizard View Post :
I was looking for some gear for a backpacking trip next week and I happened upon this tent: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-T...1/40147305 it retails for $50 online but scanned for $8 in store (Irvine, CA).

It isn't "ultra light" by any stretch of the imagination, I weighed it at 3.8 lbs and it is rather long but it features anodized aluminum poles should be a solid budget option for those looking to backpack this season and aren't looking to go ultralight.

Ozark Trail Ultra Light Back Packing 4' x 7' x 6'5" Tent with Full Fly, Sleeps 1:
1 hubbed pole set for quick set up
Anodized Aluminum pole
Seam-taped full-fly design for great protection in rough weather
Inside storage pocket holds essentials
Standing Height: 42"
Floor area: 22.2 sq ft
Weight: 3.64 lbs
Ozark Trail tent sleeps 1
Carrying size: 20.5" x 4.7" x 4.7"
Model# WF-4884

HUGE YMMV!!! You got lucky. Price does show up online at $8 and out of stock at 16555 Von Karman Ave, Ste A, Irvine, CA 92606...BUT there is no other store with the $8 price in all of So Cal...Only a slick deal for you...
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HUGE YMMV!!! You got lucky. Price does show up online at $8 and out of stock at 16555 Von Karman Ave, Ste A, Irvine, CA 92606...BUT there is no other store with the $8 price in all of So Cal...Only a slick deal for you...
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HUGE YMMV!!! You got lucky. Price does show up online at $8 and out of stock at 16555 Von Karman Ave, Ste A, Irvine, CA 92606...BUT there is no other store with the $8 price in all of So Cal...Only a slick deal for you...
Sorry for wasting your time guys! Just curious, how did you get it to show up as $8 online? Also it is out of stock at Von Karman because I got the last two, a gentleman walked out with a cart full of them and when I asked him about it he told me about the price.
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IF you aren't doing any real backpacking, should be okay. I would NOT trust this brand to shelter me from in the event of an actual backpacking trip. Skimping on shelter when it is you against the elements is just a bad idea.
Agreed. I'm going out on an overnight trip when the temperature is moderate with no chance of rain. I've used budget tents before however and if you seam seal it and use the guylines, this tent should work just fine for car camping. I'm waiting on a deal for a nice and light 2 person tent like the Big Agnes UL2 or the REI Half Dome for more involved trips, or in true SD'er fashion I may just make myself a nice tyvek tarp for hammock camping.
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Sorry for wasting your time guys! Just curious, how did you get it to show up as $8 online? Also it is out of stock at Von Karman because I got the last two, a gentleman walked out with a cart full of them and when I asked him about it he told me about the price.

Agreed. I'm going out on an overnight trip when the temperature is moderate with no chance of rain. I've used budget tents before however and if you seam seal it and use the guylines, this tent should work just fine for car camping. I'm waiting on a deal for a nice and light 2 person tent like the Big Agnes UL2 or the REI Half Dome for more involved trips, or in true SD'er fashion I may just make myself a nice tyvek tarp for hammock camping.
Good deal. For $8 you really can't go wrong if you are in the right conditions. I would pay this much in a second just for the nieces to play around with in the yard, or to use as storage while camping, even. Backpacking would be a stretch but it certainly serves its purpose and at this price, why not.
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IF you aren't doing any real backpacking, should be okay. I would NOT trust this brand to shelter me from in the event of an actual backpacking trip. Skimping on shelter when it is you against the elements is just a bad idea.
Shelter you from what exactly? Tents are nothing more a tarp with sides basically. Its not like an REI tent thats $100 is going to save you from a bear...

Just bring a tarp if you are concerned. Or dont go camping when its raining.
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IF you aren't doing any real backpacking, should be okay. I would NOT trust this brand to shelter me from in the event of an actual backpacking trip. Skimping on shelter when it is you against the elements is just a bad idea.
Maybe try camping or backpacking without a tent or make your own shelter. It's not really that hard. If you're backpacking you're basically trying to rough it or you would bring the pop-up-trailer and water/electric.
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Maybe try camping or backpacking without a tent or make your own shelter. It's not really that hard. If you're backpacking you're basically trying to rough it or you would bring the pop-up-trailer and water/electric.
Not a bad idea at all. Before I found this tent I was just going to experiment with making an A frame or body bag shelter with a 1.2lb Harbor Freight tarp because the weather will be so mild. I may still stick with that plan and just give the tent to my cousins.
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I got enough cheap tents out of the sales Dicks was running last year. I got a few two person tents for around $12. This does look like a decent enough price for a one time backpacking trip for a few days. Might want to put a few bucks into a waterproofing spray also just in case.
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It seems this thread is full of fake outdoorsmen trolls who haven't backpacked more than a week at a time.

For $8 it sure beats a tarp. Even with two trekking poles a solo dome tent is easier/faster/quicker to setup than any tarp setup. Easier than a "hoop" bivy as well. With tarps you then need a ground cloth and hope there is no wind/bugs biting at you. After a 15 mile day with 3000' elevation gain you don't want to rough it, you want a sound sleep. These are designed to shield you from the elements (rain and wind) and the 2-wall design offers a slight bit of insulation.

Even at $50 its a pretty good solo starter tent. 10 years ago the best REI or Sierra Designs or Mountain hardware solo tent wasn't much better than these specs. As a materials/polymers engineer- thin silicone impregnated nylon isn't as robust as the heavier fabrics in this unit, even if it is lighter weight.

Sure its a HUGE YMMV, but give the OP a break, even if its a little heavy for a solo tent its hard to beat $8 for any tent. Nicely done, OP!
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Sorry for wasting your time guys! Just curious, how did you get it to show up as $8 online? Also it is out of stock at Von Karman because I got the last two, a gentleman walked out with a cart full of them and when I asked him about it he told me about the price.
I used the item # from your receipt and clicked on the location icon(mobile version), entered zip and then selected the store from the map. Once you select a store...somewhere below on the same page you'll see "Check stock in this store". Then just enter the item number and you'll see the availability and price ($8 at your store). Up at the top of the screen you'll see all the other stores in your area and when you select as make this my store...you can then check the stock by entering the item number. Cut/paste of item number makes it easy to check any other store. This works best on destoo version of walmarts website...
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I used the item # from your receipt and clicked on the location icon(mobile version), entered zip and then selected the store from the map. Once you select a store...somewhere below on the same page you'll see "Check stock in this store". Then just enter the item number and you'll see the availability and price ($8 at your store). Up at the top of the screen you'll see all the other stores in your area and when you select as make this my store...you can then check the stock by entering the item number. Cut/paste of item number makes it easy to check any other store. This works best on destoo version of walmarts website...
Or put in item number "40147305" and your zip code to Brickseek.
http://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker
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Or put in item number "40147305" and your zip code to Brickseek.
http://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker
True...but you have to keep adding zip codes...walmarts website especially destop version is way faster. For my area on this item using brickseek is a shot in the dark as entering local zipcode doesn't provide any results. I literally have to enter OP's store zipcode to find the $8 price...So brickseek is not ideal in all situations...
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