Stansport Scout Backpack Tent

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Stansport Scout Backpack Tent

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Amazon Price: $34.99 $22.99 You save: $12.00 (34%). (as of January 9, 2017 4:20 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

What says "camping" more than a classic A-frame pup tent? The Scout backpack tent, from outdoor outfitter Stansport, offers the nostalgic appeal of this classic tent design, updated with a number of modern features. It sets up quickly via two sturdy yet lightweight aluminum poles, and includes ropes and stakes for when conditions turn windy. You'll keep both bugs and rain at bay with no-see-um mesh door screens and an 8,000-millimeter-rated, polyurethane-coated nylon upper, and the rugged polyethylene floor keeps you dry from underneath, as well. The 3.8-pound, three-season tent meets CPAI-84 flame retardant specifications.

Sturdy A-frame design Two lightweight aluminum poles No-see-um mesh screen door 8,000-millimeter-rated, polyurethane-coated upper Rugged polyethylene floor Includes ropes and stakes

Three-season, two-person tent Measures 54 by 36 by 78 inches (W x H x D) 29 square feet of floor space 3.8-pound weight Meets CPAI-84 flame retardent specifications

About Stansport:
Stansport has produced quality camping gear for more than 50 years, from tents to backpacks and rafts to cookware.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 5.4 x 5.2 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0006V2B2I
  • Item model number: 713-84-B

Customer Reviews

For the price you cant go wrong

350 people found this helpful.
 on July 10, 2013
By Eric Landis
This tent rolls up and is pretty lightweight and compact but once up has plenty of room inside for one + gear. I’m 6’4″ tall and if I were to stretch out my head and feet could touch the two end poles. Hit those poles to hard and I’d image it’d come down on you in the middle of the night. Overall I’m very pleased though. For less than $30 bucks I think it did an excellent job.

Best bang for your buck!

95 people found this helpful.
 on January 16, 2015
Definitely a killer deal for the price. Went out and used it this last weekend up in the Idyllwild mountains of Southern California. It was about 32* that night, medium wind in the early AM. I was absolutely blown away with how sturdy the tent was. I tied all new knots and went out and bought heavy duty tent stakes and that seemed to help out. Tent was totally solid in the wind all night. I’m 6′ 250lbs, and I fit in there pretty good. A little tight to get in and out because of the pup style pole right in the entrance but it was still passable. In the customer reviews, someone had a picture of one that had a small window opening in the back of the tent, mine did not. There was only and entrance and that was the only ventilation and mesh. Also, like most tents, it becomes an absolute oven in the sun so try to pitch it where there will be shade. Overall, in my one time use so far, I love it. I got it for motorcycle camping since it was small and lightweight, simple and proven in design and most of all, very affordable.

C’mon people. It’s a PUP TENT for pete sake!

146 people found this helpful.
 on July 14, 2013
By Miles
Its a classic that WORKS… IF you know what the heck you are doing with it. Yeah its a little tight for 1 man plus his gear and you for sure won’t be fitting two grown men in it without really getting to know each other, if you know what I mean. Its a breeze to set up and it ventilates well with both mesh windows open. Will keep you dry from the morning dew and very light misting rain, but to protect against the heavy rain storms that will absolutely soak one of these (as some less than knowledgeable reviewers have pointed out), pitch a tarp shelter and then pitch the tent under it. Keeps off the moderate to heavy rain and, as an added bonus, the hot mid-day sun if you are camping in the heat of summer. I have stayed in one of these tents for a full week at a time on numerous occasions at different summer camps. You simply can’t beat it if you have the know how and common sense to use it to your advantage. A tent is a camping TOOL that requires “know how” to use. You wouldn’t walk into a wood shop and starting cutting away on a band saw or a lathe without knowing what you are doing right? Same principal. Learn to use this camping tool correctly and you will never have a second thought to buy a different single man tent. Five starts all around.

Better than I remember

69 people found this helpful.
 on August 16, 2013
By Derek
I had a similar tent while growing up (scouts and what-not). Now I’m almost 30 and I took it backpacking last weekend. My fellow back-packers were impressed not only at the sub 4lbs weight, but also the price and ease of set-up and tear-down. I definitely recommend spraying it with waterproofing before use. We got poured on and everything stayed dry–the other backpackers weren’t as fortunate. Didn’t have too bad of condensation in the morning (only left the window flap open). It would be nice if a vestibule was offered as an accessory just so I could leave my boots outside and keep things cleaner. There is plenty of room inside for one adult with gear. If two adults would be pushing it. Two scouts (12yrs-16yrs) should be fine. Would have given 5 stars but the stakes are a little sub-par. They aren’t much thicker than coat-hanger wire and they bend just about as easily. In short: buy new stakes, waterproof the fabric, and you’ll have an awesome, light-weight tent that is easy to set-up and take-down.

Tent is a real tent.

118 people found this helpful.
 on May 25, 2009
By Thomas
Of course this is a nice tent for the money – that’s first. But it will keep the elements out and is very study and simple to use. You don’t have to worry about the aluminum poles snapping or the thick tarp material leaking if it is wet outside. There are no frills though, no vestibule for cooking or storing gear. If you want cover for that – rig a tarp or something. The tent is for sleeping only and two is a tight fit, but that’s okay if you are just sleeping. The weight of 4 pounds makes it a good backpacking tent as well. The corners of the tent must be staked down and guy lines must be used for the tent to work – so be ready for that. You might want to get nicer stakes if the ground is going to be a problem.

It’s a functional tent.

28 people found this helpful.
 on April 20, 2014
By Cat Wrangler
This tent is just that, a tent. Extremely light weight, very quick to set up and take down. Got this for long treks and it comfortably can be attached to a pack. This is a two person tent but there isn’t a whole lot of room for gear, then again if you are considering getting this tent you probably pack light anyways. Again extremely satisfied with this tent, used it in West Virginia I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes to hike light.

Perfectly Functional for Shorter/Smaller People, with tips for improvement.

28 people found this helpful.
 on March 11, 2015
By A. Chang
When my private multi-bajillion dollar jet is in the shop so that the golden toilet can be replaced after each flight, I find myself more often than not flying Spirit Airlines because of their wonderful carry-on bag policy. Since my personal assistant only gets to use 30 minutes of computer/internet time per day, and I limit him to using Walmart Connect’s dialup service, he often forgets/does not have time to make sure to book me the 26$ carry on bag fare. Which in the long run is fine with me, because I dock him a week’s pay for such atrocities, and use the money that I would have paid him to purchase a dodo egg so I can make a dodo egg/unicorn meat omelette. Don’t worry, I know a guy.

Good tent for the money

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 25, 2015
By John T. Duke
Good tent for the money. As with any tent, I waterproofed mine (Scotchgard Outdoor Water Shield) and used seam sealer (Coleman) to further limit leaking. I do have to score it down for the cheesy Mickey Mouse stakes and the fact that the stitching that holds the side supports is badly done causing some shine-through. I applied two coats of seam sealer to the seams inside and outside and two coats of waterproofing spray to the outside. I would advise buying different stakes (Coleman stakes are great and cost effective) and maybe some nicer guy lines (Para-cord would be fine).The tent is bug-proof and will be fine in the rain with a light fly (I use a three-way poncho for this). The lightweight construction makes it nice for packing into the back-country without having to haul an infernal dome tent. The whole thing collapses down small enough to fit into a German military pack, sideways.The tent goes up and down easily and is pretty stable. As for the people who say that it is too small…. were you planning on spending all of your time in the tent?

Can’t imagine doing better for the money.

9 people found this helpful.
 on March 3, 2015
By Amazon Customer
Outstanding! Bought for a last minute 2 night camping trip in the mountains. Packed, it’s compact and pretty light. Took maybe 5 minutes to set up with the instructions. We got some rain the second day and it stayed completely dry. It’s not super roomy, and crawling into it you have to slide on either side of the front tent pole, which isn’t ideal but I got used to it. Found it snug inside and cozy. Can’t believe it was so cheap and effective. Other people had their crazy expensive REI gear and their setup/breakdown time was at least five times as long. I love it. Can’t say enough good about it.
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