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We are considering getting a T8. We currently have a Cabelas Alaskan Guide 6 person tent that has been really great. Quicker setup would be nice. I had read different reviews that talked about holes or gaps around the poles that could let bugs in. Is this a real thing or did they just need to seal the velcro a little better. Anyone have a T8 and have opinions good or bad about it.
T4 Plus here... it’s the same design as the T8. I don’t have the Velcro issue mentioned... the Velcro seals up nicely on my tent... I pull the floors out after every trip to clean them... they are a pain to put back in, but once done a few times they seal up great without as much effort.
 

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I am so close to buying a Gazelle and a Skottle, but for the Gazelle I have yet to figure out where I’d put it!
 

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I am so close to buying a Gazelle and a Skottle, but for the Gazelle I have yet to figure out where I’d put it!
I have mid size pickup and plan on placing the T3X cross wise on the bed against the rear glass...the T4 would be too long for this placement...
 

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I am so close to buying a Gazelle and a Skottle, but for the Gazelle I have yet to figure out where I’d put it!
I have mid size pickup and plan on placing the T3X cross wise on the bed against the rear glass...the T4 would be too long for this placement...
I have the T4 and a short bed Tacoma. It fits nicely from front to back corners at an angle. I also have the Gazelle G6 gazebo. That one was a challenge but figured out it I put the gazebo on top of the tent it fits. Snug, but it fits. I use the tent bag straps to “bind” the two together. The rest of my gear fit around them, but not secured. They also fit under my cheap tonneau cover in that configuration. Decided to get a Diamondback HD with the Frontrunner bars and secure the tent and gazebo on them and then lay down l-tracks to secure my gear under the cover.
 

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Got mine yesterday...love it...it's a darker green and maybe match my other Gazelle screen tent...and it fit cross wise on top of my bed perfectly...nice!
 
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Just received the T4 about 2 weeks ago. Took it to Death valley and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Camped with wife and 2 kids. Here are my observations

It is smaller than my Big Agnes. Tight fit for a family of 4.

Wind will take the tent down easily. Use guy lines on the walls if any threat of wind. I didn't and paid the price in a Death Valley sandstorm.

The basic tent goes up in 90 seconds. With stakes and rain fly 5 minutes up and down. Add more time for guy lines.

It's long and heavy. Plan on a truck or rack.

The Overland edition is the one to get. Well worth it.

If I could only pack the inside as fast as the tent I'd be set.

4/5 ⭐ losing one star for wind trouble and tight fit.
 

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I finally ordered a T3X, I'm curious too see how it works out, and how it is packing up/down. I'm leaving for a like 10 dayish trip this week so this will be a good chance to test it and work through the issues. The only potential problem I see is stuffing it in my JKU... Its already kind of a tight fit for longer trips when its just my kid and myself... and when my partner comes along it might out of the question (unless she takes her truck).
 

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Just received the T4 about 2 weeks ago. Took it to Death valley and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Camped with wife and 2 kids. Here are my observations

It is smaller than my Big Agnes. Tight fit for a family of 4.

Wind will take the tent down easily. Use guy lines on the walls if any threat of wind. I didn't and paid the price in a Death Valley sandstorm.

The basic tent goes up in 90 seconds. With stakes and rain fly 5 minutes up and down. Add more time for guy lines.

It's long and heavy. Plan on a truck or rack.

The Overland edition is the one to get. Well worth it.

If I could only pack the inside as fast as the tent I'd be set.

4/5 ⭐ losing one star for wind trouble and tight fit.

Great review! I’ve had one for a couple years now and love it. Only issue I’ve had is the wind punch the sides in. The first time was pretty unexpected and frightening in the middle of the night. The 90 second setup is great but yeah that’s just for popping it up. Add some seconds for staking it down, putting up the rain fly, and running the guy lines.
 

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I finally ordered a T3X, I'm curious too see how it works out, and how it is packing up/down. I'm leaving for a like 10 dayish trip this week so this will be a good chance to test it and work through the issues. The only potential problem I see is stuffing it in my JKU... Its already kind of a tight fit for longer trips when its just my kid and myself... and when my partner comes along it might out of the question (unless she takes her truck).
My experience is that...it's great for one person with a cot, fold up table/chair...and what ever else you can stick under the cot/table...large net storage on several sides and an overhead loft...it is roughly the width of my pickup bed crosswise so I carry it on top of my bed cover against the rear glass...it will not fit inside my truck in the back seat...too wide...

It's cozy but like I said...for one person and personal space if you plan on hanging out...otherwise, it could sleep 3 maybe on the floor but that's all you'll be doing lol...
 
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I finally ordered a T3X, I'm curious too see how it works out, and how it is packing up/down. I'm leaving for a like 10 dayish trip this week so this will be a good chance to test it and work through the issues. The only potential problem I see is stuffing it in my JKU... Its already kind of a tight fit for longer trips when its just my kid and myself... and when my partner comes along it might out of the question (unless she takes her truck).
I can fit the T4 in the back of the JKU, at an angle with the seats down, If I pull the passenger seat forward I can get it along the side. You should be ok with just the seats down.
 
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My experience is that...it's great for one person with a cot, fold up table/chair...and what ever else you can stick under the cot/table...large net storage on several sides and an overhead loft...it is roughly the width of my pickup bed crosswise so I carry it on top of my bed cover against the rear glass...it will not fit inside my truck in the back seat...too wide...

It's cozy but like I said...for one person and personal space if you plan on hanging out...otherwise, it could sleep 3 maybe on the floor but that's all you'll be doing lol...
I'm not a big "hang out in the tent" kind of person, and we generally pack light and are moving on from backpacking gear for car trips, so its not a big deal. That said, I'm pretty stoked with how much room the T3 has. I'm fairly tall and my kid is big, and we had plenty of room with the two of us for the 6 days we lived out of it on our recent trip. I love this thing so far.

I can fit the T4 in the back of the JKU, at an angle with the seats down, If I pull the passenger seat forward I can get it along the side. You should be ok with just the seats down.
We tend to keep the rear seats up, makes it easier to stow/secure everything.
2x action packers in the back, water brick+folding table between them then the T3, folding chairs, food box and cooler go on top of those. Chainsaw gets stashed on the side, along with the yoga mats, axe, straps and other stuff that can be sort of restrained. The backseat is usually left up to stash duffel bags with me and the kiddo, or if all three of us end up going the kid gets stuck in the back seat... At some point I should just bite the bullet and get a roof rack for the Jeep but I do enough high speed desert stuff in it that I REALLY want to keep the CG low as possible. That said, the T3 fits PERFECTLY across the back of the JKU at least.

Needless to say, I really like this tent so far.
 
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Are you guys using a foot print with the Gazelle tents?
I use the one that is velcro'd to the tent as well as a heavy mil tarp underneath to protect against puncture...
 

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Are you guys using a foot print with the Gazelle tents?
We have a T4Plus and a T4. With the T4Plus we use an OzTent footprint to provide puncture resistance and, because it isn't waterproof, it lets water drain through and away from the tent. The tent bottom is already waterproof. With the T4 we got the overland edition's footprint - this works quite well as a second waterproof layer, and makes it easier to pitch and strike the tent.