Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

We erected each model and measured the height and floor space compared to the other tents. Typical cathedral tents offered a 10×10 floor space, whereas many more niche tents had varying sizes. Another key aspect of functionality is the extra convenience features provided by various models. For example, hanging loops, storage compartments, and built-in pockets… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Two doors and two porches make it easy to share the bedroom and to stash kit outside the sleeping area, while the poles are quick to assemble, durable and great quality. You can pitch the bug-resistant inner tent alone or pop the (excellent) waterproof outer over the ozark trail canopy top, all in 5-10 minutes… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

And compared to some of the tents in the EZ-Up lineup, it sells for almost a 70% discount. One could, in theory, purchase a new Ozark canopy every year (which they might need to!) and still come out ahead over the years vs. purchasing a more expensive alternative. The 22oz Ozark Trail Tumbler is what… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

The bag is machine-washable and the lightweight design fits easily in both the washer and dryer. I was on a budget so I figured I would go with a less expensive bag. I got in the bag, tried to zip it and the zipper tore immediately. Get Backpacking Light news, updates, gear info, skills, ozark… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Overall, we think the Ozark Trail canopy serves its intended purpose – a value brand 10×10 instant shelter that caters to price conscious consumers looking for an affordable shade option. And compared to some of the tents in the EZ-Up lineup, it sells for almost a 70% discount. One could, in theory, purchase a new… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

When you are out on the water, people often sneak over to grab something from the cooler and may not latch it back up. With a hard plastic latch, you run the risk of brushing by the cooler and hitting your shin, which I have done and is awful. One of my favorite features though… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

I also placed  a small weather system on the deck rail to help get a sense of how hot surface temperatures are in the area. On one of the hottest days, the remote sensor reported temperatures exceeding 107 Degrees Fahrenheit while the air temp was in the high 80’s. My own personal beverage drama every… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

With the added height of an inflatable pillow and sleeping pad my head height was indeed close to the curvature of the tent ceiling but there was still enough room. I did have a few inches along the edge for some clothes, a water bottle, and a headlamp, but that could have been made wider… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?

In a sheer stroke of luck for this test, we are having a very aggressive heatwave in Southeast Michigan with temperatures around the 90’s during the day and staying in the 70’s overnight. I’m using my North facing deck as the staging area which receives direct sunlight at almost all hours of the day. I… Continue reading Cooler Throw Down: Does Ozark Trail Stack up with Yeti and Pelican?