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The North Face Kaiju 6 Tent: 6-Person 3-Season

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    Welcome to your new home.

    If you're really serious about saving money, you can just sell your house and have the family live in the North Face Kaiju Six-Person Three-Season Tent from The North Face. There might be a few things about a brick-and-mortar home that you'll miss, but really, with space to stand up, 10 pockets, and a hanging tablet display system, the Kaiju has most of the creature comforts you're all used to. It certainly offers more air circulation than your old home, with mesh doors and ceiling panels, and has plenty of weather protection, with a full-coverage rain fly, two vestibules, and a convertible sunshade for hot summer days. And, while a new house takes month to build, the Kaiju has a simple three-pole setup that'll have you ready to go in minutes—there's even a foot wiper to keep mud out, and hanger loops to help the family keep their new abode neat and organized.

    • Polyester fly, body, and floor with PU coatings
    • Easy-pitch three-pole setup with one fly pole
    • Two doors and dual vestibules with a sunshade
    • Fits six people with room to stand
    • Mesh doors and ceiling panels
    • Internal hanger loops and more than 10 pockets
    • Hanging pocket displays a tablet
    • Foot wiper
    • Item #TNF00CR

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [fly] 68D polyester, 1200mm PU coating, [body] 68D polyester, [floor] 150D polyester, 3000mm PU coating
    Capacity
    6-person
    Season
    3-season
    Wall Type
    double
    Freestanding
    yes
    Number of Poles
    [body] 3, [fly] 1
    Number of Doors
    2
    Number of Vestibules
    2
    Vestibule Space
    58 sq ft, 15 sq ft
    Ventilation
    mesh ceiling panels, mesh doors
    Floor Space
    86.67 sq ft
    Trail Weight
    12 lb 3 oz
    Packed Weight
    19 lb 3 oz
    Recommended Use
    family camping, car camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Kaiju great for new parents!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The main sleeping area fits a queen size air mattress and a pack n' play + living essentials quite comfortably and with plenty of room to walk without tripping - hate to fall with a baby in hand.
    The tent is so easy and quick to set up, not the fastest tent I've ever pitched but given the layout and design of this tent, I was expecting it to take a lot longer - it took us about 10 minutes from the point of pulling it out of the car to ready for the air mattress.
    It weighs about 18 lbs which is much lighter than our old Kelty tent (which was a 4 person that only had 1 vestibule and cost 2x as much). Packed up, it's about the size of a large yoga mat or a small cooler.
    It didn't rain so I can't comment as to whether or not leaking was a problem like the other reviews on here.
    The vestibule with sun shade was the perfect area for the little ones to hang out, shaded from the hot hot sun.
    I'm 5' 5" and had a few inches above my head while standing straight up. My husband is 5' 11" and he could stand up with his head grazing the top.
    As always, packing up the tent & poles for the first time, never looks as pretty as it does the first time you unpack it but it did fit in the carrier bag just fine - didn't struggle or have to pack it down further or reorganize - it's fairly simple and easy.
    All of that stuff was at the forefront of my mind when we planned this camp trip -- it was the first trip with our new twin boys - easy, quick, roomy, accommodating, were all things we sincerely need with twinfants in general and this tent made the first experience a positive one for sure.

    Great tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Bought this tent to go camping with my wife and 2 year old. Set up is fairly easy. Instructions could be better though. The tent can easily fit a queen size air mattress and a twin size air mattress and still have room left over to put bags and other stuff. The front vestibule is massive and allows to put shoes and bags and other items as well.

    We had two storms hit us while we used this tent. At one point there was a good half inch of rain UNDER the tent and not a leak anywhere. We had marble sized hail coming down at us and it was no big deal. I'm very impressed with this tent. Other reviews stated that parts of the rain fly were missing water proofing which before we left I bought a bottle of water proofing for tents just in case. Ends up I didn't need it as my tent was good to go.

    Great design & good space

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Love this tent! In the past we've used a small 2-3 person backpacking tent that worked great. We added a baby to the family a few months ago and brought him camping for the first time. This tent was spacious enough for all the extra stuff that we had to bring with a baby. Both my husband and I appreciated being able to actually stand up in the tent. The vestibule is great for storing coolers, muddy shoes, etc. It was easy to set up and withstood a good Midwestern rain storm. I'd highly recommend this tent. :-)

    Awesome shelter!!

      I've had this tent for almost 2 years, and I love it! Been through several storms and downpours and had no issues with water. Height is great, I'm 6'4 and can stand up fine inside and the "patio" as I call it, the front vestibule, is perfect for sitting a chair in and riding out the weather. In a nutshell, it's a camper in a stuff sack! Great buy!!

      Some leak, poor choice for hard ground

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The fly on the Kaiju 6 requires solid ground staking or tree tie-out to remain functional. Without solid pegging the entire fly literally slides right off the tent. The single fly-pole does not support the fly with any tension. This is NOT a free-standing tent and, as such, is not well suited for sites with shallow soil, rocky ground, soft sand or other areas where secure staking is difficult (no beaches, dunes, or picturesque rocky points).



      The large vestibule is great, Except, the zippers open next to the tent body and this allows rain to enter the sleeping compartment every time you go in or out of the vestibule. As well, this design means that when using the vestibule as a dry seating space during rain the vestibule must remain fully zipped closed (no ventilation).



      As well, some batches/lots seem to have severe issues with water leakage through the gray sections of nylon. It seems that the waterproofing was missed. Continuous water leakage occurs even without significant pooling and even when the fly is taut and there is no contact between the fly and the tent body (i.e. we've set up dozens of tents over several decades so this is a tent flaw, not operator error).

      The North Face is aware of this problem and will replace faulty tents - if you send it to them. Turn around time was given as 3 months (so I'll be without my tent for the entire season).



      This is definitely a fair-weather, tent designed for a large grassy car-camping campsite. It functions well as such, but is not much use elsewhere.

      It is not suitable for our needs and we regularly choose our other tents over the Kaiju 6. I would not recommend it for those looking for more adventurous (or Northern Ontario) camping types. I consider it a complete waste of money for us.

      Some leak, poor choice for hard ground

      Hey JuliaB,

      I think you are not setting up the fly correctly. You put the tabs on the fly under the tabs from the tent and put the poles through the grommets in the fly tabs. My MEC Tarn 3 and Wanderer 4 setup the exact same way.

      It's 100% free standing.

      I haven't experienced the leaking issue. (Knock on wood)

      I would contact North Face and expect a replacement fly.

      Thanks,
      Guncho

      2 weeks in Colorado back-country

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I got the Kaiju 6 for several reasons. The huge vestibule and spacious interior and the rain fly coming all-the-way-down. We went on a two week car camping trip in Colorado and I was expecting rain. I wanted to make sure the three of us had plenty of room inside and an option to cook (in the vestibule) during rainy times.

      The setup is fairly easy for a tent this size. By myself it took about 20 minutes from opening the box for the first time to having it setup. After two or three setups my son and I had it up in less than 10 minutes.

      The tent is very roomy. i am 6' and could easily stand up. Lots of pockets on the inside.

      Easy access to the front vestibule from one of two front doors. and one large door to the back vestibule. Although, we never used it. Other then to vent.

      I have a couple of gripes with this tent.

      1. in windy situations it is very loud. We even used extra guy lines to make sure to take up any and all slack. But it is just loud.

      2. the vestibule leaks like crazy on both doors (either side). And, since the door somewhat curves up the drips take place not on the very outside edges but about 2 feet in from the door... making for an odd shaped area that is left dry inside the front vestibule. This completely defeats the purpose, in my mind, of having this large vestibule.



      Now, all that said, i do have to say that the tent itself stayed bone dry. Not a drop anywhere inside the 'living' area.



      one more thing to consider. This tent is so big that we had trouble fitting it in any designated tent camping spots in several state and national parks we went to. usually the back or sides would oddly extend past the boundaries.

      Of course, in the back country this was not an issue.



      I would call this a fair weather tent for sure.

      water issue

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      We got one and it leaked badly. During the thunderstorm, there was water dripping at the front vestibule (through the seam at the top of the zipper I believe because it was dripping on both top side). Then at night, water went through top rainfly and dropped into the tent.



      Also, because the end cap of the poles were not screw in, it kept pulled out when we took off the tent. It was quiet annoying.



      We had to return the tent although we really like the design and the height of this tent. We do wonder if we just got the defect product or maybe others have the same issue?



      Here is the picture that water went throughout the top rainfly:

      water issue

      Wow, Jane. I had the same issue, plus (and maybe this was my fault) I could not get the canopy to stay fully extended. I poured on us for a few hours and we got significant leakage from the same areas. I didn't even think of contacting TNF, thatnks for the idea SkunkieBuds.

      We had the identical issue with water leakage through the gray section only. It isn't a set-up issue - I think that there is a quality control issue with waterproofing in the gray sections. The water doesn't pool excessively in this area when the fly is taut. Yet, the water comes right through. We've tent camped for years in all conditions and this is the only tent that we've had this problem with. I think that it must be one batch/lot as there are several with identical issues and multiple others that are fine.

      The North Face will fix it (apparently) if I send them my entire tent. They want it for three months. So, that means that I have to buy another tent if I actually want to camp in the next three months. Seriously? Three months? How about a straight exchange at a dealer or a refund?
      If I buy another tent, there won't be much point in getting this one back/fixed.

      Good 1st impression- love the vestibule!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Wanted to post a good picture of the large front vestibule with both doors open (sunshade mode) because I think it is a nice feature. I have only set up this tent for practice and to snap a couple pictures. I'll take it family car camping for the first time tomorrow. Initially, my only complaint is that I would like it to be a bit taller in the center of the tent. I'm 6'4" and can't quite stand up straight in the tent.



      Please feel free to ask me any questions!

      Good 1st impression- love the vestibule!

      Tyson, this tent took approximately 25 minutes to set up and stake down. Then, about 10 minutes to tear down (plus a few minutes to fold everything up and stow away properly in the carrying bag).



      The air flow is very good with the rain fly on. We just camped on July 12th in Utah (daytime high was around 97 degrees). During the day, I had both of the doors to the rain fly open and was very comfortable sitting in the front vestibule. And the Kaiju 6's side vents and mesh panels/top provide good ventilation overnight.



      Stay tuned for more pictures.

      Is the interior size (120"*104") true to...

      Is the interior size (120"*104") true to size?

      Best Answer

      Hey Jane,



      The floor dimensions are 120"x104" (10 feet x 8 feet 6 inches). Since a tent is not a perfect rectangular box, this obviously will not be the true dimensions for the entire interior of the tent. It will however be the true dimension of the floor, which does not include the vestibule space. I hope this helps.

      When the rain fly is on the tent, is the...

      When the rain fly is on the tent, is the small vestibule in the back accessible from the outside?

      How do the floors and seams handle water....

      How do the floors and seams handle water. I don't see any mention of seam taping or any reference to water "proof" floor

      Best Answer

      Hey,

      The seams on the Kaiju 6 are sealed, for some reason TNF doesnt have it listed in the specs. The floor is coated with a polyurethane coating to increase the water resistance of the floor. This type of coating will wear off over time so treating the tent with a product like Nikwax Tx Direct spray once a year will restore the fly and floor.

      What are the exterior dimensions (width x...

      What are the exterior dimensions (width x length) with the rain fly attached?

      What is the actual interior height of this...

      What is the actual interior height of this tent?