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    REI Kingdom 8 Tent

    The REI Kingdom 8 tent is a campground palace for a big family or group. A center divider creates 2 large private rooms, or you can roll the fly back to convert one room into an airy, bug-free haven. See details

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    The REI Kingdom 8 tent is a campground palace for a big family or group. A center divider creates 2 large private rooms, or you can roll the fly back to convert one room into an airy, bug-free haven.

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    The REI Kingdom 8 tent is a campground palace for a big family or group. A center divider creates 2 large private rooms, or you can roll the fly back to convert one room into an airy, bug-free haven.

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    The REI Kingdom 8 tent is a campground palace for a big family or group. A center divider creates 2 large private rooms, or you can roll the fly back to convert one room into an airy, bug-free haven.

    • Tall vertical walls maximize livable space and multiple pockets make easy work of organizing small gear and clothing
    • Rectangular floor plan makes it easy to arrange sleeping bags and gear
    • Stable, freestanding design with 2 hubbed pole assemblies, pole clips and sleeves is quick to set up
    • Advanced frame design maximizes headroom, interior volume and strength
    • Zip-open divider wall with hanging pockets separates the Kingdom into 2 private rooms
    • End doors offer private access to each room; a roomy, pull-out vestibule covers 1 door and the other end features a weather-protective awning over a weatherproof door
    • Huge doors with 4 zipper sliders provide multiple entry options for both adults and children; doors tuck away into adjacent stuff pockets
    • Seam-sealed polyester fly provides a waterproof, durable and sag-free cover; seam-sealed, cut-in floor provides a taut pitch and waterproof protection
    • Generous bug-proof mesh paneling and doors aid air circulation and minimize condensation
    • Rainfly sides roll up or roll back and secure open over the mesh sidewalls for ventilation and views
    • Combinations of mesh side pockets and hang loops located throughout the REI Kingdom 8 tent provide multiple interior storage options
    • Includes 8 stakes and 6 guylines with tighteners, pole repair tube and pole and stake bags
    • Connect Tech zipper attachment lets you add more living space or storage with add-on accessories, sold separately
    • Convenient backpack-style carry bag organizes tent, fly and poles with extra space for footprint; footprint is sold separately


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    REI Kingdom 8 Tent Specs
    Best use
    Family & car camping
    8+ people
    19 lbs. 14 oz.
    9.02 kilograms
    22 lbs. 3 oz.
    25 x 17 x 9.5 inches
    12 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 4 in.
    381 x 254 centimeters
    6 ft. 5 in.
    195.6 centimeters
    2 doors
    2 hubbed pole sets + 2 crossover poles
    7001 aluminum
    11.0 / 14.5 millimeters
    Nylon taffeta
    Coated nylon oxford
    Coated polyester taffeta
    Freestanding tent
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    Rainfly fabric
    Footprint included
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    REI Kingdom 8 Tent is rated 4.5091 out of 5 by 55.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Tent We got this tent for our first family camping trip with our 2 year old twins and 5 year old. The tent fit 2 REI comfort cots (for the adults), 2 pack-and-plays and a sleeping pad with room to spare. We also got the garage which housed a table for changing diapers and our clothing. The vestibule held the rest of our fishing gear and firewood. (The tent fit on the largest tent pad we saw in the TX state park but the vestibule and garage spilled over - not a big deal). My wife (who has not camped) was able to set up the tent by herself while watching the kids. The 3rd day it rained 3 inches in 3 hours as unexpected storms blew up where we were. When we got back to the campsite, it had flooded, and our tent pad was under 4 inches of water. There was not a drop in the tent, even where the playards and cots were holding down the tent. We evacuated between storms and threw the tent into the car in a heap. By the time we got home, it was a sopping mess. We set it up in the garage, and it dried within a couple of days. It also cleaned up easily. The only negatives are: a. the zippers catch the fabric so you need 2 hands to unzip the tent, b. there is only 1 place to tie back the interior walls divding the rooms, and it is on the upper part, so you can't tie back the wall completely and a portion of the wall ends up hanging over our cots (you can see this in the picture below), and c. the pockets on the interior wall dividing the rooms are great, but they are only on one of the interior walls rather than both. All in all a great relatively lightweight and packable tent that is perfect for our family's car camping.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent. Well done REI! Great tent! So far I have only set it up in the back yard and slept in it overnight with my 2 year old as a test run. Went up relatively easy, took about an hour by myself, including the tent floor, garage, and 6 guy lines. I also took my time and tweaked everything as I went. I could probably do it under a half hour next time by myself. Once set up and staked down, it seemed very sturdy. Strong cross winds would be the only concern, but the 6 supplied guy lines would help with that. Like other reviewers have said, you need to buy extra tent stakes if you intend to use the guy lines. Not sure why they didn't throw an extra six in; a bit annoying. You could actually add another 2 guy lines too (and 2 more stakes), for a total of eight; one at each side of the cross members. This is one spacious tent! There is room inside for 2 full or 2 queen air mattresses plus walking or gear storage areas. (See picture) Note that the all mesh room is smaller than the other and the mattress touches 3 sides of the wall when the room divider is used. Same thing for the other room when the mattress is oriented in the long direction. The mesh really makes this a breathable tent. To increase the breathability while still using the rain fly, I hooked the rain fly strap to the tent stake instead of the pole end to keep it further out from the tent body. (See picture) If doing this, just be sure to drive the stake in at a good angle so a strong wind will not pull your stakes out of the ground. Of course if there is no chance for rain, the fly is made to be rolled back in multiple configurations and secured which is nice. One reviewer mentioned defects in the mesh areas. I also noticed this as well, but upon further inspection it seems this is just from packing and can be fixed. I found the spots easily go away when rubbed with your fingernail a bit. Another quirk is the exterior door zippers. Quite often, they get hung up on the tent fabric, especially when opening/closing from the outside since you tend to pull it into the orange fabric flap. Using two hands helps, and so far every time it has happened, it's easy to fix. Something to get used to I guess. Overall I am very pleased with this tent and recommend it to any family of 3 to 5 people (6 max). You definitely cannot go wrong with the added garage and tent floor either. Both easily fit into the tent bag. I can't wait for the fam to use it this summer!
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tent? More like an RV! This is not a merely tent; it is an RV that rolls up into a bag. I could literally park my hybrid in here. At 22lbs it is heavy, but as long as you're driving up to the tent pad in your car, who really cares? At 6'2" I have never been able to stand up in a tent until now, makes for very comfortable living. Lots of mesh pockets both inside and out for storage. Zip down interior divider wall great for privacy if tent is being shared by two groups/families, roughly splits the tent 60/40, but even the smaller side is big enough for a queen size air mattress with plenty of room for storage. Extra room means you can actually use the tent as recreational space. I can vouch for it simultaneously fitting a card table, 4 folding campchairs, a king size matress, a dog crate, and a baby crib with room to spare. If you're considering the Kingdom 6 (or even 4), spring the extra cash for the extra space and you'll have no regrets. Used it 3 times so far, total of 14 nights, with mulitple monsoon-like downpours including 40mph+ winds gusts. Not a drop inside! Rainfly goes all the way to the ground but can also be rolled up for ventilation in drier warmer times. We also purchased the garage with it, which makes for a great changing room/mud room in inclimate weather, and with some clever flap work turns into a "sun porch" on hot days; it could also sleep another 4 in a pinch. Set up is easy with a partner (4-5 min once you know how), but can be done solo in under 10 minutes. My only gripe (which I have with all REI tents) is that the zippers sang on the rain fly a lot. At about $700 when you throw in the garage and footprint, it is pricey, but with about as much interior space as a small popup camper, I call it a good deal.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun tent On our fourth enjoyable outing with this tent, our family of 6 found ourselves in a cloud on a 2500 ft Arkansas ridge. Overnight we experienced a very severe thunderstorm, with high winds about 50 mph and horizontal rain and freezing temperatures. I can say that we all stayed warm and dry. However, the tent took a beating: Bent poles despite six guy lines (but it stayed up); limited areas of condensation; ice on the lines. It got cold, damp and windy enough to move us into the Garage, in which we comfortably cooked a hot meal. Probably best to avoid setting the long side of the tent directly in the path of the wind if possible. We all love the tent, and have returned the poles to REI for replacement.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tent fit for a king We bought this tent for our family camping trips. It's BIG! You need a lot of space to set this thing up, but it makes camping with the kids a lot easier. All of a sudden we have room for the whole family to sleep comfortably, stow gear, stay out of the rain, etc. Not to mention the fact that I can actually stand upright in the tent, and I'm 6'1".
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent for those looking for space This is a great tent. Waited to write a review until we had it about a year and got to use it several times. There is just 2 of us but we wanted something that we could be very comfortable in. I'm 6'2" and was looking for something I could stand in. Fits a tall Queen size matress in the "sleeping room" with no problem. Cloths etc in the front. Got the garage and would NOT think twice about getting it again. Just spent a weekend that rained almost all the time. The dry space the garage provided was great. Not a drop of water got into the tent. We also use it to set up a table for storage when car camping. Our trailer for pulling behind the bike is almost setup. Can't wait to pull up at a BMW motorcycle rally and set up "Bozo's Bigtop" while everyone else are in their 2 man backpacking tents. Great tent!
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Taj Mahal of Tents This is a great tent for family car camping. The setup was simple and quick. We have had a great time with this tent. The only downside is that the large volume of the interior keeps the tent cold at night.
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't look at the price, just buy it!!!! I used this to camp on Gunflint Lake near the BWCA. Our view on the other side of the lake was Canada. 2 kids on camp pads and 2 adults on a queen air mattress. We have used this tent for 2 years now. Anywhere from 80 degrees down to about 30 degrees. It has survived a stiff breeze coming off the lake and hitting the tent broadside, a severe thunderstorm and multiple consecutive rainy days. This tent has stayed up, stayed dry, and has thrilled us with its durability and space! No matter how lousy the weather day we know we can look forward to crawling into the tent to escape! So much space inside!! The sides roll up if its warm out and a beautiful breeze goes through it. It is a piece of cake to put up. And the tent actually packs down and goes back into its bag easily! And i LOVE LOVE their backpack style storage bag!
    Date published: 2014-03-31

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