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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

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  • A zip-open divider wall with hanging pockets separates the Kingdom into 2 separate rooms; rectangular floor plan provides comfortable end-to-end symmetry
  • End doors offer private access to each room; a roomy, pull-out vestibule covers 1 door and the other features a weather-protective awning
  • Freestanding design with 2 hubbed pole sets with a crossover pole and pole clips provide a no-muss, no-fuss setup
  • Rainfly sides roll up or roll back and secure open over the mesh sidewalls for ventilation and views
  • UV-resistant polyester rainfly will not stretch or expand when wet, ensuring a consistently taut pitch; weatherproof doors keep the weather out
  • Generous mesh paneling and doors aid air circulation and minimize condensation
  • 2 large doors and 2 windows have mesh for ventilation; doors feature an inside zip-up cover for privacy and weather protection and tuck away into adjacent pocket
  • Abundant interior mesh pockets keep your tent organized and small items close at hand; hang loops located throughout tent
  • Convenient backpack-style carry bag organizes tent components, and has extra space to store the footprint; footprint sold separately
  • Includes 8 stakes, 6 guylines with tighteners and pole repair tube
  • Additional pole-supported vestibule is available and sold separately
  • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only


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REI Kingdom 4 Tent Specs
Best use
Family & car camping
14 pounds
7.5 kilograms
16 lbs. 8 oz.
8.5 x 15 x 25 inches
8 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. 8 in.
254 x 213 centimeters
60 square feet
24.9 square feet
5 ft. 7 in.
170 centimeters
2 doors
2 hubbed pole sets + 1 crossover pole
Aluminum 7071
11.0 / 14.5 millimeters
Nylon taffeta
Coated polyester oxford
Coated polyester taffeta
Freestanding tent
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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

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Rated 4.275/5 based on 80 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromDon't buy this tent Bought this tent for a family rafting trip. It collapsed in wind until fully staked out. Construction was poor--by the end of night 2 there were numerous runs in the no-see-um netting. Zipper got stuck constantly. I returned it immediately after the trip and another REI member was in front of me in line, returning the same tent for the same reasons!
Date published: 2010-06-27
Rated 1out of5
by fromRainfly Ripoff The Kingdome 4 (and larger 6 version) earn an 'F' grade in design of the rainfly. It features a wonderful vestibule amply covering one of the tent's entry doors. But the other entry of the tent is left unprotected-- forcing the user to invest more coin for the 'optional vestibule'. What a ripoff! Rather than add a few yards of material and create a rainfly with mirroring vestibule coverage on both entryways, REI appears to prefer to cover only one entry, with hopes of making more money from the user in need of rain coverage who buys the optional vestibule. This tactic smells a lot like their marketing of separate 'groundcloth'. This PNW camper opts to revitalize an old tarp and fashion my own vestibule for the other door -- which saved me in a typical August downpour. All other features of the Kingdome 4/6 were great. But 'buyer beware'-- you're paying for only half a rainfly.
Date published: 2010-08-08
Rated 1out of5
by fromToo complicated for me I have no idea why anyone would think this thing is easy to set up. It is overly complicated and comes with zero instructions. You need a web hookup to watch the videos, numerous times, to figure out how to get it set up. It takes a minimum of three people if you don't want to damage the metal poles. I actually returned home with the thing thrown in the back of my vehicle because I couldn't figure out how to get it back in the bag. Back to a 3 season two person dome tent for me. I obviously am too stupid for REI's products.
Date published: 2011-08-03
Rated 2out of5
by fromKingdom failed the test There was truly so much good about the tent, that it was extemely sad when it failed the test. I set this tent up in our backyard to see the following: Set up ease (excellent!), ability to withstand rain (not going to happen if there is any wind at all involved, due to lack of coverage in the one mesh area located on the back side where the additonal tenting can be added. You WILL get rain inside even with the fly coverage set up exactly as intended! However you will NOT get condensation when set up correctly. Of course this sort of is a mute point when you have a pool of water inside from this exposed area. What a shame, just one design change here and this tent would be perfect in a down pour! The floor itself could be directly on the ground and it would not leak water through if on land correctly, but due to the mesh issue on this one exposed panel, and well, your going to wake up with regret! Would buying the addition solve the problem? NO! The MAJOR flaw in this tent is that the frame with the least bit of wind cannot withstand it. The frame rods BREAK at both ends, and puncture right through the tent at the exact same spots on BOTH ends. This is something you can only get around if you are not going to be in any wind above say 5 mph...good luck with that! I loved the floor space, design and the way inwhich the tent sets up, but the construction is NOT durable or secure when your going out with a chance of rain and wind. Rain alone and it could hold up some, but ad any wind and you will be facing a really long night. I am returning the tent to REI tomorrow. I love REI and have been a member for 11 yrs. I know a return will go smoothly, and I will buy another model, I will NOT replace this tent with another kingdom 4 or 6, not at all going to meet my car camping needs for this fall. I am so sad, because if it could have held up, I would have believed I had a dream tent. I do want to add, the stakes held up amazingly well, and this did indeed suprise me, I had not used these types of stakes before, but will again in whatever tent I purchase tomorrow. Also the tent comes in a VERY roomy pack that is made backpack style that I wish ALL tents came in! This was soooo close to be a dream tent, if only it did not crumble under the wind and punch holes through, if only the mesh was covered at that one dang corner, these are CRITICAl issues, we are afterall going outdoors where rain and wind occur and this cannot protect you from the elements. IF you are ONLY going to camp in rain/wind free environments, this IS the perfect tent...but how realistic is that? Oh so close....and yet...have to fail it on the basic test of function and durability.
Date published: 2010-09-30
Rated 2out of5
by fromBlown away in this tent This tent is great until you experience adverse weather. In the mountains during the summer, in perfect conditions, the tent is very comfortable and roomy although we did experience heavy condensation without the rain fly. The tent is a little tricky to set up at first, but can be set up by one person once you get used to it. Once the weather turns sour, though, things get very difficult. Pitched the tent according to the directions while car camping at Joshua Tree, (California desert) and experienced rain and moderate winds. Staked everything down with provided taut lines and snapped two poles (only six lines and eight stakes provided even though directions dictate more of each). We made an emergency pole repair with the provided kit and it snapped as well. Rain fly design is questionable since it does not cover the entire tent thus in windy rain, leakage did occur. One door remains completely uncovered unless you purchase "optional" equipment. This design catches wind in the overhang (unprotected by rain fly section) and obviously places enormous stress at specific points which caused the pole failures. Buddy's MSR and Marmot tents of comparable size and cost came through these conditions without any difficulty or failure. This tent could be a prize winner if the optional vestibule came standard with additional stakes and lines.
Date published: 2010-11-26
Rated 3out of5
by fromGood, but only for warm weather I generally love REI products. The tent is well made but some critical flaws, particularly for cold or wet weather. 1) the rain fly only extended a couple of inches below the open screens 2) none of the huge 4' tall open panels close. One night in the Redwoods in Spring made the tent near bone breaking cold (the tent was colder than outside) and with the slightest breeze blows straight through your soul. 3) the quality of the no-see-em screens is questionable, mine came with runs in them and that is the only piece of the tent that I would worry about. PROS: Like all REI Products, the tent is well made, great materials, really thoughtful little features. It's roomy for it's size with the two rooms and the shape making it seem even bigger. If you're camping in warm weather, it would rock. Condensation is not an issue, particularly if you have ice forming on your nose. Cons: In the rain, wind, or cold, I would not want to rely on the tent. The tent would hold up well, but you'd freeze to death. If you could zip up that interior and they put a full coverage fly, it would make all the difference in the world. I returned this tent and bought another 4 person 8x8' tent which unfortunately REI didn't carry.
Date published: 2009-05-07
Rated 3out of5
by fromOdd Happening Unbeknown as to the reason why it happened but 1st tent shrunk after being soaked from rain in a desert environment. Don't know if it was a combination of high heat and wet material but the tent did shrink all around about half a foot. Can't fit the poles in place! I bought a second tent and the top center pole is gradually becoming harder to assemble into the loops after my second time out. It would be nice if the tent came with a better designed rain fly. Seems that more could have been made of it. Some of the things that I'm hearing is the need for a second vestibule. I tend to agree with that one but I would add that the ventilation needs to be addressed for the current fly. It can get quite hot inside. I also would have liked to have seen better design for the ventilation when the fly is in place. Like having a vent on the top of the fly or having the ability to fold the fly in half cross ways, thus at the very least exposing one side of the tent for those that want to be exposed to the elements. Than I have one last issue, minor as it is. The room divider, when folded back will sit on top of one's face when one is lying down, Quit annoying! All in all I would recommend this tent but has room for improvement.
Date published: 2010-03-14
Rated 3out of5
by fromNice tent but poorly sewn Generally I am a minimalist, but my wife and I bought this tent to use for music festivals; when a little more comfort is nice to have. We really enjoyed the spacious floor layout, the height of the tent (we are both semi-tall people and being able to dress standing is a nice touch), and it comes in an easy to pack and carry case with back pack straps on it. In general it is a good tent and a good design. Our two major complaints are: 1. The first time putting it together, the point where the two orange poles attach for the expanded head room tore at the seams (I don't know if this is necessarily a design flaw or if we just happened to get one from the factory that had a flaw). 2. There was only one door and the window at the back does not open all the way (albeit, this was mostly our fault because we got the Hobitat 4 and the Kingdom 4 mixed up slightly because we only had one of the small displays to go off of in the store). So, all in all it is a solid tent but I would recommend using a tent seam sealer before ever even running poles through it and I would also recommend that the next model had two functioning doors.
Date published: 2010-07-23

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