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HomeHomeDiscussionsDiscussionsGeneralGeneralREI Kingdom 6 or Marmot Halo 6?REI Kingdom 6 or Marmot Halo 6?
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3/27/2020 2:12 AM

Hey guys, I think I've narrowed down my big car camping tent search to the REI Kingdom 6, Marmot Halo 6, and I'm now adding the Wawona 6 to the search. Both the Kingdom and Halo are about the same price and the Wawona is considerably cheaper. I'm looking for those who have experience with any of these. I'd love to hear your thoughts. If there's a different 6 person tent that I should be paying attention to, I'm all ears also.

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3/28/2020 4:24 AM
Elliot, I have been using an Alps Mountaineering, Meramac 6 for the last couple of years. Pros: Packs well, It has a lot of room, easy to set up, freestanding, and not super expensive. What I don't like about it is the fiberglass poles. I prefer aluminum but... Last August my son and I camped out in a pretty substantial rain storm and the tent did not leak at all. I typically spend 1-4 nights in it and it has enough room for my wife and 2 children. 4 teens or adults would be tight I think. I also cant speak to the long term durability of it. I have owned about 7 tents and based on what I have seen in those, I don't see durability being a problem. Hope this helps you a bit.
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3/29/2020 6:56 AM
Before we bought our pop-up A-frame trailer, we spent a bunch of nights in a Kingdom 6, with two adults, our daughter who is now 5, and two German Shepherd Dogs. We bought the tent when our daughter was one, and just bought the trailer last fall, so I guess we used it three years.

It was easy for two people to set up while being barraged with questions from a toddler and dodging GSDs underfoot. It never leaked and has held up well.

I think it would have decent resale value but we've decided just to hang on to it for now.

Can't comment on the other tents as I've not used them.
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3/29/2020 2:23 PM
We have the Kingdom 8 (family of 5) for years now and use it car camping. It has held up wonderfully and has never leaked. The only problem is when I managed to put a hole in the mesh of the tent flap one night when I was not paying attention. I usually put it up and take it down by myself but having another person does make it easier. Really, can't say enough about it and how much I like it.
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4/7/2020 8:33 PM
We have had the kingdom 6 for a couple years now and it's been great for my wife and I and our 2 year old daughter. Plenty of space for a queen size air mattress and a pack and play plus all our stuff with room to move around. We also have the garage for it which adds a ton of extra space and makes a nice covered spot to hang out if there's rain or you want shade and keep gear you don't want in the actual tent out of the elements. Easy to set up and take down, plus the storage bag has plenty of room so no difficulty packing it up with enough extra space the garage and footprint will fit too. Not a bad deal price wise if you can pick it up when they are having one of the 20% off sales. Also has held up well with no issues during multiple rain/wind storms.

No experience with the other tents mentioned but this is by far the nicest and roomiest tent I've ever owned, don't think you could go too far wrong if it's what you choose.
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