Kodiak Canvas Flex Bow Deluxe 8 Person Canvas Tent Review

Kodiak Canvas Flex Bow Deluxe 8 Person Canvas Tent

Overview: The Flex-Bow 8P Tent is made of a superior, marine-grade, 100-percent cotton duck Hydra-Shield canvas. The custom-woven, treated canvas is ideal for tents, as the double-fill design is strong and durable, while the silicone, dry-finish treatment is watertight, breathable, durable, and also resists mold and mildew.

Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Canvas Tent Deluxe 10 ft x...
  • Made with Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas that is durable, watertight...
  • Spacious 6'6" ceiling height provides walk-around comfort
  • Two large D-shaped doors (front and back) with #10 YKK zippers

As a result, campers will stay comfortable and dry even in a downpour. Unlike synthetic fabrics or canvas with a paraffin- or oil-based treatment, Kodiak’s canvas allows water vapor to escape, minimizing condensation, humidity, and mugginess. Plus, you’ll rarely (if ever) have to retreat Kodiak canvas.

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Flex-Bow Deluxe 8P Floor Plan

The frame is made up of 1-inch galvanized steel tubing and 3/8-inch Flex-Bow spring steel rods keeping the tent taut at all times. The tent floor is made of 16-oz vinyl polyester reinforced, seamless.

Note: This tent is designed for all-season use, but Kodiak Canvas does not recommend use for extreme winter mountaineering or heavy snow accumulations.

Pros
  • Incredibly easy to set up & tear down.
  • Toughest tent – Bombproof construction.
  • Strong steel stakes.
  • Very durable.
  • Excellent ventilation.
  • Very Comfortable.
  • Ample headroom – Tall ceiling height.
  • Good stability in wind.
  • Cleverly designed strap-and-cinch storage bag let you put the tent away super easy.
Cons
  • Heavy! Even heavier when wet.
  • Not freestanding.
  • It’s canvas, so must make sure tent is completely dry before storage.
  • Floor has a plastic look & feel. (Tip: Cover it with a ground tarp to look & feel better)

Good Ventilation:

Campers won’t feel claustrophobic inside the Flex-Bow 8P tent, thanks to the tent’s spacious 6-foot 6-inch ceiling height, two large D-shaped doors (front and back), and four large windows, all covered with no-see-um mesh. To further improve ventilation, the tent includes two funnel-flow vents that help improve air flow and temperature management.

Ease Of Setup:

Although not freestanding, the Flex-Bow can be set up easily with one person (see video). Since it is not freestanding you’ll have to spend a little more time to stake it down. You’ll also need good soil because this tent is a pain to set up in soft or sandy soil. You can Check out Amazon customers share their real tent setup experience.

Other Goodies:

A large 84-by-78-inch awning; a customizable gear loft and organizer pockets; and a handy strap-and-cinch storage bag.

Optional Accessories:

Ground Tarp

Notes:

  • The model number for Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 8-Person Canvas Tent is 6014.
  • The Flex-Bow also comes in four and six-person sizes:
  • Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 4-Person Canvas Tent, model number 6098
  • Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 6-Person Canvas Tent model number 6010