I want to get a tent for this season, I was at Tiger Sports Shop this weekend and saw 2 tents (budget $150, and deluxe $225)... Does the deluxe have a heavier gauge steel or a better quality canopy.. Or are you just paying for an extra tigerpaw ? Thanks
I have four in my garage. Two of which were expensive and two were really cheap. They all break at some point, so I'd buy the $49.00 orange special at Academy. Four years down the road, when your buddy who was over-served breaks it, go get a shiny new one for $49.00.
Re: There's two schools of thought on these tents.
Aug 13, 2013, 10:11 AM
Exactly! How much you pay is only for those who like to brag about how good theirs is because of the high price they paid. If they were made to last for ever, there wouldn't be a need for a ware house to stock pile them. Things you buy these days are only as good as you take care of it.
I have to dispute. My solid white E-Z-Up from 2004 is still
Aug 13, 2013, 11:09 AM
going strong. It's got a little mildew and my wife had to sow the bag together and put on a new zipper after my drunk buddy riped it, but overall it's battle tested. This will be it's 10 season. It's also had 8 carolina cups, 2 Nascar races, and one beach trip under it's belt. It's the 10 X 10 Eclipse II that Sam's club sells.