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      Vickivall
      Jun 21 , 2011
      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay

      We just bought this tent and brought it home and set it up to make sure we knew how to first of all and to ensure all parts were there and nothing was broken. My husband and I have a 14 yr old, a 4 yr old, and a large black lab mix. We have been looking for a tent that could accommodate all of us. This tent is impressively huge; we are so incredibly, impressed. I am going to seal the seams before we take it camping. We are avid campers and both of us were impressed with the construction of the tent and the durability of the poles. Everything is color coded so it made the set up very easy. It did take us a while the first time but I am sure the second time we set this tent up it will not take as long. We did leave the tent up over night, we ended up having a thunderstorm with a lot of wind, and the tent held up beautifully. We are quite impressed with this tent and are looking forward to using it. When you walk into the tent, it feels like you are in an incredibly spacious living area. I know I am not going to feeling as if I am camping with the room this tent provides. I will post another review after we have used it a few times.

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      OutdoorScoutDad
      Dec 28 , 2011
      big, Big, BIG...Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay tent

      This tent is big, Big, BIG...but that's probably exactly why you're considering it. It went up extremely fast, and came down just as easily. The first time I set it up was in the backyard with help only from my toddler (which actually amounts to negative help). I didn't time the setup, but it was quicker than most other, smaller tents I've had in the past. The poles snap right into the plastic connectors...it does appear that they could break if you tried to force it, but if things feel too tight, or get stuck, just pull the pole back out and try again.

      I didn't read the directions, so I don't know what the recommended steps should be, but make sure to assemble the top "canopy" of poles first, then hook the tent loops to the connectors, then lift it up a corner at a time to install the leg poles. Any other way and the roof of this tent is just going to be too high for you to try to connect anything once the support legs are in.

      We camp with 8 people, and that is probably the max size to sleep comfortably. Anyone who knows tents, knows that the rating for number of people assumes everyone is going to sleep in a narrow mummy bag with no pads, no gear, and no room to move. I usually assume tents are only going to sleep half the people they're rated for, but I was pleasantly surprised that we did sleep 8, and this included air mattresses, a baby in a fold-up crib, and even some bags/gear.

      The tent is a square, and has a permanent divider wall down the center, with 2 large doors on either end of the wall. There is also another detacheable divider wall to cut one of the two sides in half (so you could have a section which is 1/2 of the tent, and another two sections that are 1/4 each)...making 3 different rooms. The "front" half of the tent seems to be used as a screen room by some people. It has a HUGE screen window across the front, and a door on both ends. This tent is more versatile than other tents with "screen rooms", however, because this area has a full floor, and the large window & both doors can be zipped over & closed up fully to keep rain out. With 8 people, we didn't have room for a screened-in porch, and were able to utilize the entire space of the tent for sleeping.

      Negatives: The tent does allow water in. We didn't experience any rain on our 1st campout, but I did do some water testing in the backyard before we left. 1st I ran multiple sprinklers onto all areas of the tent for about an hour. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that none of the seams leaked...even right out of the box. Water did enter along the zippers at the base of the doors. The rain fly doesn't hang over the tent much at all, so the water hits the walls of the tent on all sides and runs down. As it was running down both doors, it collected at the zippers & followed the zippers along to where they meet, and flowed into the tent through that tiny opening. These are NOT "D" style doors...there is a horizontal & verticle zipper at each door that meet at a 90degree connection. This is where the water penetrated on both sides. Not a huge deal...I brought 2 large bath towels to place at those sections & catch any water...but still a potential issue depending on how much & how long you get rain.

      Other negative...the zippers snag...the zippers catch...the zippers don't open/close smoothly. Adults (well, many adults) can take their time to open the doors/windows, and work carefully to avoid any snags. You almost have to keep the kids away, however, and open the doors for them each and every time. More of a pain than anything.

      Overall this tent met my #1 criteria...it was BIG. I felt comfortable in it, the walls were fairly verticle, and the ceiling height was very tall. I was pleasantly surprised by the extra pockets & storage area. And it DID fit back into the bag, No Problem! Note that the storage bag is huge, however, and this tent is definately heavy.

      If you need a tent to sleep 8 people, then this will work as good as any I've seen. If you don't need quite that much space, then maybe look elsewhere, because you might be frustrated by the zippers and the potential water at the doors.

       

      skyline7

      Elma, NY

      May 9 , 2012
      Overall
      impressed but have some issues with this tent

      This was our first northwest territory tent and i have to say both my wife and i were fairly impressed w/ this tent but that being said i do have some issues w/ the tent. First the zipper to the door is likely to jam on the tent material once the tent is set up (which we found out the hard way). Secondly the seams of the tent really should be taped at the manufacturers because once again once the tent was set up i could see light through the seams. And finally the rain-fly should be positioned closer to the main body of the tent, with the open roof less distance between the fly and the tent would go along way in keeping the tent interior warmer on those chilly nights.


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      umpy315

      Utica, NY

      Apr 16 , 2012
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      good tent

      I just cut the sewn in room divider out and made one big room.Just my wife and i so there was no need for it.Makes it seem really big now.As far as the tent being to tight for the doors to open smoothly i got some hd rubber bands and put them around the poles were you tie the tent ties to and tied to the rubber bands.It holds the tent out the way its supposed to and lets the walls stretch enough so the zips are not to tight.Now the doors open and close really smooth.


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      skylasage

      Reynoldsville, PA

      Apr 11 , 2012
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      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay

      I bought this tent for our family to take camping . It is a great tent! Very large and its made very well. Its held up quite well since we use it all the time! I would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect tent to take camping! They wont regret the purchase!


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      riverrats12

      Nahunta, GA

      Apr 11 , 2012
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      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay

      We loved the size and all the windows. And also very roomy. Other than that the zippers got caught on the flap EVERY time we went in or out needs improvement. Plus the wind was blowing and one of the connectors broke that holds the poles together. So needless to say I have to take it back. And look for me another tent. that we can enjoy.


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      xkirstenx

      Hendersonville, NC

      Mar 28 , 2012
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      I love this tent

      first it is easy to put up by 1 person in no more than 10mins, parts are color marked, my son 12 and his friend put it up in 5 mins saying the lost the directions, now i bought this as a play tent for my kids we have had it up for over a month with all the rain and wind it has held up and not needed any adjustment and not a drop of rain has got in. so between 4+ kids and bad weather and price i love this tent. side note all the windows look really nice lots of room with room devider so its like 2 rooms and a sitting room. only con if its set too tight the doors dont want to zip so set it justb a little loose


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      OutdoorScoutDad

      Ballwin, MO

      Dec 28 , 2011
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      big, Big, BIG...Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay tent

      This tent is big, Big, BIG...but that's probably exactly why you're considering it. It went up extremely fast, and came down just as easily. The first time I set it up was in the backyard with help only from my toddler (which actually amounts to negative help). I didn't time the setup, but it was quicker than most other, smaller tents I've had in the past. The poles snap right into the plastic connectors...it does appear that they could break if you tried to force it, but if things feel too tight, or get stuck, just pull the pole back out and try again.

      I didn't read the directions, so I don't know what the recommended steps should be, but make sure to assemble the top "canopy" of poles first, then hook the tent loops to the connectors, then lift it up a corner at a time to install the leg poles. Any other way and the roof of this tent is just going to be too high for you to try to connect anything once the support legs are in.

      We camp with 8 people, and that is probably the max size to sleep comfortably. Anyone who knows tents, knows that the rating for number of people assumes everyone is going to sleep in a narrow mummy bag with no pads, no gear, and no room to move. I usually assume tents are only going to sleep half the people they're rated for, but I was pleasantly surprised that we did sleep 8, and this included air mattresses, a baby in a fold-up crib, and even some bags/gear.

      The tent is a square, and has a permanent divider wall down the center, with 2 large doors on either end of the wall. There is also another detacheable divider wall to cut one of the two sides in half (so you could have a section which is 1/2 of the tent, and another two sections that are 1/4 each)...making 3 different rooms. The "front" half of the tent seems to be used as a screen room by some people. It has a HUGE screen window across the front, and a door on both ends. This tent is more versatile than other tents with "screen rooms", however, because this area has a full floor, and the large window & both doors can be zipped over & closed up fully to keep rain out. With 8 people, we didn't have room for a screened-in porch, and were able to utilize the entire space of the tent for sleeping.

      Negatives: The tent does allow water in. We didn't experience any rain on our 1st campout, but I did do some water testing in the backyard before we left. 1st I ran multiple sprinklers onto all areas of the tent for about an hour. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that none of the seams leaked...even right out of the box. Water did enter along the zippers at the base of the doors. The rain fly doesn't hang over the tent much at all, so the water hits the walls of the tent on all sides and runs down. As it was running down both doors, it collected at the zippers & followed the zippers along to where they meet, and flowed into the tent through that tiny opening. These are NOT "D" style doors...there is a horizontal & verticle zipper at each door that meet at a 90degree connection. This is where the water penetrated on both sides. Not a huge deal...I brought 2 large bath towels to place at those sections & catch any water...but still a potential issue depending on how much & how long you get rain.

      Other negative...the zippers snag...the zippers catch...the zippers don't open/close smoothly. Adults (well, many adults) can take their time to open the doors/windows, and work carefully to avoid any snags. You almost have to keep the kids away, however, and open the doors for them each and every time. More of a pain than anything.

      Overall this tent met my #1 criteria...it was BIG. I felt comfortable in it, the walls were fairly verticle, and the ceiling height was very tall. I was pleasantly surprised by the extra pockets & storage area. And it DID fit back into the bag, No Problem! Note that the storage bag is huge, however, and this tent is definately heavy.

      If you need a tent to sleep 8 people, then this will work as good as any I've seen. If you don't need quite that much space, then maybe look elsewhere, because you might be frustrated by the zippers and the potential water at the doors.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      jmikejarvis

      smyrna, GA

      Sep 19 , 2011
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      Its great.

      Its great.


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      MTPocketsMom

      Bloomington, IN

      Sep 2 , 2011
      Overall
      Blue Ridge Bay Tent - Monster Tent

      We bought this tent in August 2011. We set it up in our woods for a famiy camp-out. It took about 45 min. to set up with me, my husband, and our daughter. I'm thinking it will go faster next time and will probably only require 2 people. We referred to the intructions for a few things, but for the most part it was self explanitory. It wasn't hard to set up, it's just SO BIG that it takes several hands.I think someone else may have mentioned this, but if you don't have a tall person setting it up, you probably won't get the rain fly on. You will want to throw the rain fly over the roof frame before attaching side poles. After set upwe surveyed the inside - WOW! So much room. We had two queen mattresses in the back area (not the screened room) and still had lots ofextraroom. We set up a card tablewith chairsin the room with thehuge screen window. Everything seemed great . . .

      Just so happened that after we put it up, a pretty hard rain came.After the rain passed we went to check out the tent. It had quite a bit of water puddled in all corners. My thoughts: The rain fly is too short - if you have a light rain (not blowing) you would probably be OK. The bay windows let in a lot of rain. I am going to spray them with protectant.

      Overall, this tent is great for families or large group outings. Just be prepared if it storms hard:)

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Scochaso

      Kenyon, MN

      Aug 19 , 2011
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      My 2nd and last NW Territory tent.

      I love the size and shape of this tent. I also love the huge windows. However, all of that is useless if you can't get into the stupid thing. The zippers got caught on the flap EVERY TIME I opened the door. My kids (6 and 4) literally could not get in or out without help. This happened on both sides, so I don't think it was a fluke. There were also some quality issues, which I have come to expect from this brand. The first one we bought leaked so terribly that we didn't bother trying to seal it; we just exchanged it for another tent. The second one was missing some important parts, so we had to take them from the original tent we had returned. In the end, as much as we loved the size and shape of the tent, we decided it wasn't worth the hassle. It would only take one or two more trips before the zip ripped through the tent.


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      laurelS

      Charlotte, NC

      Aug 19 , 2011
      Overall
      Great tent for family camping!

      This tent is great for family camping!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      LRocks

      Little Rock, AR

      Aug 15 , 2011
      Overall
      Good news and Bad news

      The GOOD news - 1. Great size for family camping. Took 5 adults/2 kids to Disney World Camp Wilderness for a week. The tent has a sewn-in divider seperating tent into 1/2 sleeping and 1/2 porch(also sleeping for us). Removable dividers can further seperate those in half. We did this making 4 7x7 rooms each with a queen or full bed and still had 2-3ft aisles for walking and 7 large personal cargo bags. 2. Mesh top is made for summer ventilation. 98 degree days, but when we returned about 9/10pm, we slept comfortably often turning off small fans after an hour or so. 3. Electric opening location is mid-tent near sewn-in divider and gave easy access to power small fans, phones, etc. 4. With one 6'3" family member, the head room is great. He walked upright! 5. Easy set-up and take down with color coded poles and connectors. Two 5'4" women had no problem after learning to position the rain fly on before lifting the side-poles. The BAD news - 1. Rainfly is NOT large enough. The windows/seams are not the problem - its the mesh top. The rainfly has to be stretched to cover the roof-pole frame and barely comes down on the side (8 inches?). The combination provides great ventalation through the all-mesh top, but even a mild wind will blow rain under the fly and in through the mesh for wet beds/gear! We will supplement the fly in the future. 2. Not major, but the exterior doors open/zip on either end of the porch half and could be better positioned. The sleeping half has 2 interior zippered door/walls (think 7x7 rooms) with exit through the porch half. If the exterior door zippers were flipped next to the sewn-in divider in the porch, then there would be a clear exit pattern from the sleeping side and bed arrangment in the porch would be much, much better.


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      Pdj79

      Noblesville, IN

      Aug 7 , 2011
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      This tent is a beast!!!

      We have been in the market for a new tent for several years now but could never find a tent that was large enough for our needs without breaking the bank. I have always wanted a cabin-style tent as I stand just over 6 feet tall and dome tents have always been a pain, requiring to walk around in it hunched over. I had been looking at several tents on Kmart.com as well as other sites when I saw an unbelievable Online deal for this tent: $259.99 - $110 = $149.99 - a $15 Friends and Family Online discount for a total price of $139.99. Considering that our first choice tent we were looking at was $220 and was 3'x3' smaller than this one, I was floored.

      I did a bit of research on Northwest Territory, as I didn't want to get burned on a tent from a company I had never heard of and found out that it is a Kmart house brand made by Northpole, the maker of many brands of tents including Ozark Trail (which happens to the be the brand of tent we have used and loved for the past 10 years) as well as Columbia. They even use the same GoBeDry technology for water repellant on their tents. Knowing the quality of our last tent, and the fact that Columbia tents are very well made and command a very high price premium for similar styles, I was sold. There weren't many reviews on this tent at the time of purchase (July 17th) but I knew that if it wasn't up to snuff I could return it. So I pulled the trigger, ordered it online, and selected In-Store Pickup. A couple hours later I had a new tent.

      I waited until a few days later to attempt to set the tent up as it has been extremely hot and I didn't want to over-exert myself. Setup was an absolute breeze. Just by myself I had the tent up in under 20 minutes. One thing I didn't do, and I suggest to all, is to put the rain fly on BEFORE inserting the ground poles, especially if you're attempting this by yourself. The tent is so high that it becomes an execise in futility to attempt to put it on after the fact. I also recommend investing in some better tent stakes. The ones provided, while steel, are very thin and in a moderate gust began to pull out of the ground. I suggest either a thicker steel stake or the yellow plastic ones you can find in the sporting goods section. They work wonders with this tent and keep it held down very well.

      I only have 2 complaints with this tent. The zippers snag very easily on the fly that protects it from rain. I don't know if this is just a design flaw or if it's something that gets better with more use, but all the window zippers, save for the massive bay window, snagged multiple times when zipping and unzipping. Be very careful when zipping this up and take your time or you'll tear the fabric. My other complaint is that the rain fly is a magnet for condensation. I've never had a tent that had a complete mess ceiling and I'm beginning to see why. During the 1st evening of our camping trip, we had the fly on because there was a slight possibility for rain. Of course it never rained, but when we woke up that morning, we noticed several spots in various parts of the tent that had collected water. I felt the sides and they weren't wet, the puddles weren't under any windows or near seams. It was then that I felt a drop of water hit my cheek. I looked up and was shocked to find water droplets on the rain fly. And not just a few drops....I mean the entire fly was covered. And as the sun was hitting the fly, it was heating it up and causing the water to drip. Now, there was only 2 of us camping at this time, and while we do breathe, I was shocked to see that much condensation. Perhaps we should have had more than the cyclone ports open for air circulation? Whatever the case, we had a brief rainstorm INSIDE the tent from the dripping condensation. We slept without the fly the following night. Granted the humidity was very high that weekend and we dropped below the dew point, causing everything to be wet, so perhaps this was a fluke. But it still pained me to see that the very thing meant to keep the inside dry was actually the cause for the only wetness we experienced. So while the fly works to prevent water from getting in, it also works in reverse to prevent humid air from getting out, causing it instead to condense and form water droplets.

      Barring these 2 issues, we are very satisfied with the tent. The poles are very sturdy, the tent material feels very solid, and the roominess is above all the best. We can't wait for our next outing with our kids as being able to divide the back room into 2 separate rooms is absolutely awesome. Good job Northwest Territory!!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      claireandres

      Chesaning, MI

      Aug 7 , 2011
      Overall
      Very roomy and easy to set up!

      We bought this tent for our family of four and have used it a couple of times. We LOVE the extra space in the tent! I love that you can stand up in every part of the tent. It makes changing clothes, packing, and unpacking much easier. And there is plenty room for the kids to play with their toys!

      It's easy to set up--the poles are all color-coded and that really simplifies the process. My six-year-old daughter and I put it up ourselves! Another thing I love is that the bag has a little extra space, so if you don't fold the tent up exactly right, it will still fit in the bag along with everything else.


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      cincycamper

      Cincinnati, OH

      Jul 30 , 2011
      Overall
      Great tent for a large family !!!

      I had researched tents for a couple of months . I had purchased the front porch tent first before exchanging it for this one . The other one just didn't have enough interior space for us . The Blue ridge bay was very easy to put up and my daughter and I did it in about 20 minutes . Very simple and easy to follow instructions . We used it on our 4 day camping trip and the space was awesome ! We used the one side for 4 of our kids . We had 2 queen air mattresses on that side and they still had plenty of room for their things and space to walk . The other side had our double queen and a twin mattress with more than enough space . We had 2 adults and 5 kids and it was the best tent that we have had .The sewn in divider with pockets was great to separate the areas. The windows were great and plenty of airflow . My only complaint is the zippers on the main door would often stick and I would prefer a continuous zipper instead of two separate ones . It would also be nice to have a fly over the door for rainy weather .

      We didn't have any rain on our trip so I'm not sure how waterproof it is . We did have a storm while we had it set up in our backyard and it did leak in one area but I think it was from the bay window . I didn't tether that one down and it had blown in . I will be waterproofing and putting seam seal on before our next trip , just to be on the safe side !

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      wolfster32

      South Bend, IN

      Jul 26 , 2011
      Overall
      this tent is nicer then it looks

      We took this tent camping for the first time over the 4th of July. 4 days it held up great. I set it up for te first time all by myself. Once you get the top frame together its easy. Everything is color coded.It stormed on us one night and my wife is always the one checking everything out to make sure nothing go wet, even took everything off the floor just in case. Small leak in te corner. That was it. Going again for 4days in Aug. After using the seam sealer we will see what happens. Had plenty of room for all our stuff. Plus room for a table in the front porch. Our air mattress usually takes up all the room in the tents we've owned. This tent made our mattress look small.Didnt have any problems with the zippers, plenty of ventilation. And the big bay window on the porch makes it nice to sit out there and see everything around you. Got nothing but complimates on this tent. Prob have competition for room next time cause friends were gonna go get one.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JBWWI

      Milwaukee, WI

      Jul 26 , 2011
      Overall
      Spacious sturdy tent

      We have a family of 5 with 3 kids. I found the Northwest Terratory Blue Ridge Bay tent while searching extensively online (see below).We are beginners, this is our first tent.There was lots of room for us all and all our stuff. The kids shared one side and us parents the other side (the front room with the doors). We loved:

      • all the space, don't think we can go smaller
      • even though there are lots of pieces to put together, it was pretty straightforward with the color coding
      • the wheeled expandable bag
      • the ventilation
      • the near verticle walls, loved being able to stand up
      • the looks (we called it our "vacation home")
      • the divider with 2 doors and pockets

      A few minor gripes:

      • it did leak someas we were tested with a lengthy thunderstorm. We didn't seal the seams (we didn't know how to do it, we'll get it together next year)
      • so many pieces, hope we don't lose anything. Also rain fly has to be staked really tight.
      • it took awhile to figure our how to fold it so that it would fit back into the bag, maybe they should include a "folding plan". We had to get it so that it was 30" wide when folded. We folded in half, then in thirds. We also had to expand the bag first to get it in.
      • zippers were tricky at times

      I found this tent late in the game, my first choice was a tent by Columbia manufactured by North Pole measuring 10x15. I found this tent on North Pole's website and it has many of the same features (patented bay windows, GoBe dry system (whatever that is), expandable wheeled bag, mesh corner storage). ThisNW Terratory tentwas a lot cheaper and local (I woulld have had to order the other one), not to mention about 5 feet wider on one side. I don't think we could have gone smaller. We all had lots of space and we were very comfortable.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Gowildcats

      Buffalo, NY

      Jul 26 , 2011
      Overall
      Very happy with tent

      We tried out our tent this weekend and we are very happy with our purchase. We are a family of two adults and one child and a large dog. Ventilation was excellent, the size was fantastic. We would love to have a small coverover the door. It did rain and we didn't not have any leaks. We have added a rug, mallet and light to the bag and we have plenty of room. Very satisfied.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Kelly26

      Columbus, IN

      Jul 22 , 2011
      Overall
      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay

      I do like the large design with the dividers and 2 entrance doors. It is very spacious and lots of storage room and lots of windows. We set it up in the back yard firs and immediately one of the plastic hooks on the fly broke. It rained that night and all 4 corners were very wet in the morning. We took this one back and exchanged for another because of the issues. When we used the next one we found it was missing one of the cords that hold the bay window out. It also had several of the zippers that were very difficult to work. The floor is very thin also and it had a hole in it after the first night. For a large tent it is very easy to set up with 2 people.


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      AnastasiaMG

      Saint Paul, MN

      Jul 20 , 2011
      Overall
      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay Tent = Awesome

      My boyfriend and I shopped around for quite some time before we settled on this tent. I never thought we'd find one we liked so much from Kmart! It was on crazy sale (orig. $259 down to $149, plus we saved an extra 15% w/ my rewards card).

      We had a few requirements for a tent: Tall enought to stand (I'm 5'9"), a porch area, verticle walls (not a dome) and enough room for us two, a two year old and a 50+ lb dog, along w/ ALL of our stuff. This tent fot the bill.

      PROS:

      • 7'2" center height.
      • HUGE porch area.
      • Room divider makes 2 other seperate rooms.
      • It took us only 20 min. to set it up, my boyfriend doing most of it alone.
      • Strong stainless steel poles, that are color-coded.
      • Once the poles are locked together and they make the frame, you hook the tent to them. No sliding poles through little sleeves (except for the 2 bay windows).
      • Wheeled carrying case has a zipper that expands it by a few more inches.
      • Blue/beige color scheme is attractive.
      • Almost completely verticle walls.

      I cannot yet make a full list of cons as we have not taken it camping yet. We only set it up in my backyard to check to see if all the parts were there and to seal seems. We purchased some seam sealer as the directions recommend it. We only did the window seams because we figured that's where it would leak.

      Overall we are very satisfied with the size, time it took to set up, how easy it was to set up and the durability we know it to have so far. We are somewhat avid campers with a general knowledge of outdoor living. I would recommend this tent to anyone.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      srd273

      Fostoria, OH

      Jul 20 , 2011
      Overall
      well i guess its that time.

      i am talking a vacation with me and my four kids and i just bought this extreamly huge tent .really nice .so i plan to stay about a week or so with four kids i wonder how it will hold up . we got this one because of its size so i hope it will last and i m wondering if the porch is very sturdy any ways when i return and i also love the storew and witch i dave bought this tent . i will be writing a nother review when i return wish me luck guys ok with four kids you never know ...oh i hoipe it has a over tent on it the last time

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      nasdaq40

      Kill Devil Hills, NC

      Jul 17 , 2011
      Overall
      N.W. Territory Blue Ridge Bay / Great Tent / Huge

      This tent is huge, quick and easy set up, great ventilation, large doors, storage pockets are a nice addition. Sewn in room divider with two doors is awesome also has two removable room dividers. With the removable dividers you can turn this tent into 4 rooms. Metal poles for frame is much more durable than the fiberglass. Tent goes back in storage bag very easily. Tent has plenty of room for all your gear and beds.

      The only con is the zipper in the door stuck at one spot. It worked better after a couple of days. That could have been our fault. We put the tent up at 11:30 pm in a hurry and had everything pulled tight.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      mustangwife

      Fredericksburg, VA

      Jul 15 , 2011
      Overall
      Nice tent

      This tent is HUGE!!! Its much bigger than the picture lets on. My kids were so excited when they saw all the space they have. Screened in porch is really nice and there are a few storage pockets in the tent. We are very happy with our purchase. We are a family of 4 with 2, 95 lb dogs. No problem fitting everyone even the dogs.


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      Tish54

      Pontiac, MI

      Jun 29 , 2011
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      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay.

      I would recommend this huge tent to anyone. It has so much space in it you could get lost. It had two queen matteress in it and had plenty of room to walk. The tent is easy to put up color coded. Metal poles with chains in it. Nice screen porch that open up across the front, with panes on the screen to look as if you were home. The great thing about this tennt is the tent. We go as a family camping every year it is a family reunion from 2 to over 50 goes over 80 people go.That tent with the screen front porch is a great area for very small kids, where you can keep an eye on them. It is great for grandparents to keep an eye on the grandkids LOL !!!!!! I would buy it again.


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      Camingmamaof3

      Indiana, PA

      Jun 22 , 2011
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      Northwest Territory Blew Ridge Bay Tent great in Rain and Wind!

      We bought this tent after ten years in a Swiss Gear (also bought at Kmart). I spent months reading reveiws, and took a chance on this one as it had no reveiws, though similar designs had raving reveiws. I was impressed upon opening the box and finding no fiberglass poles (well two small ones that support the baywindows, no biggie) Tent went up very easy, with two adults. The poles are metal and color coded they do not slide through nylon pockets like most, you build a frame first, then clip the tent to the frame with S hooks, and stand it up and stake it. I would reccommend putting the Rain Fly over the fame before raising the tent, its very tall. My only concern after complete set up was the Rain Fly looks like rain could get under in heavy winds, it does not fit snuggly against the tent, however we did a test run in our yard, and we spent the night through a severe thunder storm with heavy heavy rain and very strong winds. It did Great! And the fact that the Rain Fly doesn't fit snug on the tent, provides great air flow, and allows the tent to flex safely in high winds. We only felt the very very occasional mist on us, but come on you are in a tent, NO tent is completely waterpoof, all bedding and clothing remained completely dry. Don't forget a ground cover, and it is always best to upgrade your stakes with any tent( I though have not done this yet for this tent), this is camping 101.

      I love love the sewn in zippered divider. Many tents have room dividers, few are sewn in. This tent provides a divider down the middle of the tent, leaving you with a front room and a back room, the back room has no exits for little tots to sneak out in the night while mom and dad sleep soundly (call me crazy but I always had this fear), the front room then has a door on each side. Great space for a big family or an extended camping trip!

      Can't wait to leave for our 4 day camping trip this weekend!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Vickivall

      Holly Springs, NC

      Jun 21 , 2011
      Overall
      Northwest Territory Blue Ridge Bay

      We just bought this tent and brought it home and set it up to make sure we knew how to first of all and to ensure all parts were there and nothing was broken. My husband and I have a 14 yr old, a 4 yr old, and a large black lab mix. We have been looking for a tent that could accommodate all of us. This tent is impressively huge; we are so incredibly, impressed. I am going to seal the seams before we take it camping. We are avid campers and both of us were impressed with the construction of the tent and the durability of the poles. Everything is color coded so it made the set up very easy. It did take us a while the first time but I am sure the second time we set this tent up it will not take as long. We did leave the tent up over night, we ended up having a thunderstorm with a lot of wind, and the tent held up beautifully. We are quite impressed with this tent and are looking forward to using it. When you walk into the tent, it feels like you are in an incredibly spacious living area. I know I am not going to feeling as if I am camping with the room this tent provides. I will post another review after we have used it a few times.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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