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Tent functionality very good, but stitch sizing...
11/15/2012

Customer review by Noble1Uncle

3.0 stars 11/15/2012 by Noble1Uncle
by Noble1Uncle

For the feature design I found this Texsport Clear Creek tent excellent and I've already had favorable use of its smaller version Pebble Creek tent which has kneeling internal height. The Clear Creek has standing height inside, which I measured to be 73 ½ inches high inside at the center. The tall dome shape gives it comfortable space and the four main support poles configuration makes it very sturdy in wind, enhanced by how its rainfly fits over it. The tent has good ventilation, four window view, and the entry door has an uncommon full mesh top to bottom. The oval shape of the door also makes its zippers flow smoothly. However, like the Pebble Creek, this larger Clear Creek tent also measured smaller than what they posted as an 8' X 10'. The internal floor footprint I measured, on average, to be a 7'2”X 9'3”, which wasn't a concern for my use. The problem is the quality control in the tent construction. I purchased four of the Clear Creek tents and returned three, keeping the one which had the lesser of issues. The first matter was the base floor, in which in this tents design, it is supposed to lay flat. It is not a tub based tent. ( I have two of the smaller version.) In all four Clear Creek tents, the base floor varied from 3 to 4 inches in widths, and the floor sides came up from 2 to 5 inches, which on a couple of them made it “look like” a tub based tent. The next problem was the fit of the rainfly, which with two, they were too small to reach the tents plug-ins. The other two tents rainflys you could get on, but both fit a bit cattywampus, which by my measurement was 4 to 5 inches short in sizing from where it is supposed to be on the forward size along the stitch pattern, and the fabric twisted as-cue in line of the forward plug ins. ( One of the 4 tents came with broken parts.) All that said, I kept one of the four Clear Creek tents which has functionality, but its errors is stitch sizing makes it look a little weird. Texsport has very good customer support, and they even sent me a replacement rainfly, however it was another which was too small to reach the plug-ins on the tent and unusable. Bottom line, I really like the Texsport Clear Creek functional design, however “it seems” the makers may have a quality control issue. ( I've also posted positive reviews on the smaller sized Texsport Pebble Creek tent. The Pebble Creek tent has gray colored mesh which made it easier to spot insects, unlike the Clear creek which has black mesh. Other than that, they both have the same fabric colors.)

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Noble1Uncle
Tucson, Arizona
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year