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The Nemo Bungalow 4P Tent is a large tent for camping with your small family. Large enough for four, this tent offers 63 sq ft of space to catch some z's and play a game of cards as you wait for the weather to clear. The freestanding tent is quick to pitch, with 2 doors and a single vestibule. Internally, there are Light Pockets™ where you can stash your headlamp, turning them on for a bit of light without having to blind your kids as you get them to bed. There are also pockets located within reach to store a pair of sunglasses, water bottle, or a book. Get some rest so you can get in some quality family time in the outdoors.
FEATURES of the Nemo Bungalow 4P Tent
More room, affordable, bomber affordable construction, and the same livability
Full coverage fly protection, large volume trapezoidal shaped vestibule, and intuitive pole configuration are perfect for the car camping
Includes luxury details like light pockets, ample storage pockets, and drawstring stuff sack
A large attached vestibule and door allows for easy entry and exit and offer generous storage for gear
Lots of internal storage pockets keep the tent tidy and organized
Built-in overhead light pockets use special light diffusing fabric to cast an even glow throughout the tent
Thoughtful door construction allows multiple entry / exit points, privacy, and airflow
4 Person camping version of the award-winning Losi series: More room, bomber construction and the same livability you'd expect
Included Accessories: Drawstring stuff sack, guy-out cord, repair kit, stakes
Rated 5 out of
A great TweenerMy family of 4 (parents + 2 pre-teens) spends a lot of time in tents and we were looking for a larger 4 person tent for sea kayaking, canoe and car camping trips. For backpacking trips we use an older Big Agnes Copper Spur 4 (57 ft2 area, 50" height, two doors with two 12 ft2 vestibules). Awesome tent at 6 lbs (7 lbs with footprint) which has served us very well for many years. The kids are a lot bigger now and we wanted more space for trips where light weight is important but not the most critical factor.
We often fly to canoe and kayak destinations and airline size/weight limitations are so exasperating that the normal 4 person 'family' tent (typically >72" height, 64-84 ft2 area, 14-20 lbs) is just too big and too heavy for us. The sloping walls of a typical dome tent usually make the edge areas un-usable, so we prefer tents with near vertical walls for more interior volume. Also, we are often in remote areas with serious weather and a full coverage rainfly and effective storm profile is required. There are not many options for a 4 person 'tweener' tent, something in between an ultralight 4P backpacking tent and a big, heavy 4P car camping tent.
We prefer to sleep 4 people with everyone's feet towards a door so no one has to climb over another to get out of the tent. Most 4P tents have you sleeping sideways to the door(s) so the inside folks have to climb over at least one person to exit. The Bungalow 4P has 63 ft2 of floor space (100" wide by 90" deep) and we can easily sleep 4 people side by side on the 100" width and everyone has easy access to the doors. The brow pole configuration creates vertical side walls, which are waterproof, and the rainfly covers the sidewalls but does not go to the ground. The ventilation is excellent since the part of the rainfly that extends over the two sidewalls acts as vents, way bigger than normal pop-up vents in the rainfly. The kids, who sleep on the outside, are happy because the side walls don't angle in on them, they can sit up without hitting their heads on the tent wall. With an internal height of 60" (10" more than the Copper Spur) and near vertical walls, the interior space of the Bungalow 4P is cavernous.
It may not be obvious from the product photos but the tent has one large front vestibule (~20 ft2) and the front side has 2 doors (left and right side). There is no rear door nor rear vestibule. The front, back and top walls are all mesh, and there are 5 low or mid level interior gear pockets and two ceiling pockets with light diffusers. Plenty of extra guy-out points if the wind is ripping. I was initially concerned about all the mesh on the front and back walls. We've been in a few storms where blowing sand would get into an all mesh tent but the Bungalow 4P mesh starts 10-11" above the ground, much higher than the not the 4" off the ground of an all mesh tent.
Our BA Copper Spur 4, with the ultralight materials is more delicate; we always use the footprint and I yell at the kids to be careful with the zippers. All the fabric in the Nemo Bungalow is much heavier and construction is bomber. The Bungalow 4P floor is 150D (3-4x the thickness of the Copper Spur) and is so thick that I don't think you really need the accessory footprint if you take normal care/precautions. My biggest complaint is that the vestibule has one zipper which starts at the top center and angles to one side of the tent. I think that two separate straight zippers would give far better tent access and more pitching/venting options such using the center section as a mini awning.
What is amazing is that when it's all added up, the Nemo Bungalow gives you incredible interior space and good storm capability for just under 10 lbs. Included are 12 good stakes (Nemo's version of the MSR groundhog), pole splint, fabric repair patches and lots of guy out cord (you may want to replace this with something lighter). Total weight of the Nemo tent is 3 lbs heavier than our BA Copper Spur + footprint but the Bungalow 4P feels absolutely palatial and you don't need to worry about ripping the material. The only other tent in contention was the Marmot Halo 4P. Great tent, similar floor area and height as the Bungalow, way more interior volume but almost 4 lbs. heavier. Bottom line is that the Bungalow 4P is a great tent and a great value, very impressed. It's the best 'tweener' tent I've found for my family; rugged, good storm design, relatively compact, and big space without big weight.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of
A Roomy, True to Size 4-Person Tent for Family or Car CampingVery similar to Nemo's discontinued Asashi 4P, this luxurious, 4-person tent is true-to-size. Has a large, split-door design with separate zippers on each side to make a quick entry/exit for keeping out the mosquitoes. Plenty of head and shoulder room due to the unique ridge pole design. The pole grommets in all 4 corners of the tent, footprint and fly, as well as numerous tie-outs around the perimeter of the fly, make for a strong and reliable setup. Plenty of mesh for ventilation when the roof is off. Slate grey and lime green colors make it stand out in a crowd. Weighing in at roughly 10 pounds, I wouldn't take it backpacking, but it's perfect for car camping with family or friends when comfort and luxury are top priorities.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of
No regretsI wanted a good size tent for 3 people so I bought the BUNGALOW™ 4P camping tent.
I didn't have time to set it up before heading out kayak camping. This was by far the easiest tent to set up, I was worried without looking at any videos or instructions. Also,
the Nemo footprint which attaches to the poles is great at keeping it in place (genius).
I have Wild Country and Mountain Hardware tents which aren't designed as well as this.
Love this tent. I would love to see the fly come out farther in the back to improve the
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of
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"may be the best family tent available"We bought this tent after my wife insisted the Losi 3P was a bit small for us, and 3 grandkids. In theory she is correct, but I'm a bigger fan of lightweight materials, and minimal space. But, if you're married, you already know who won.. After sitting this baby up in the Smokies for a long weekend car camping trip, I began to appreciate the added room, and solid build quality. This baby is huge for its class, as the grandkids can standup and walk around inside. This tent is a breeze to setup, and can be anchored down plenty for rough weather. We also bought the optional gear loft, for extra storage. And we also bought the inside paw cover, for added floor protection. The only slight complaint may be the heavier poles, and the not so tight "re-packing" of the tent. (Of coarse, this could be human error..lol). All in all, this is a top quality tent. made of top notch materials. As stated, this isn't really meant for lightweight trail packing. It's an excellent car camping tent, that serves it's purpose...
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of
Moab Tested!Got this tent back in January and have been waiting for spring to finally use it. We took it down to Moab this past weekend for our 1 year old son's first camping trip. We were there for four days and had to deal with the spring time winds of Moab, which consisted of 20-30MPH winds in the afternoon. While other people's tent were three ridges and half a mile away from camp, ours stayed put and had no issues. The internal space of the tent is amazing. We had me and my wife in our couple's sleeping bag, a pack and play for the kiddo, a bed for a large lab, and a little sleeping area for our smaller dog! The garage really made everything that much better. We were able to keep our gear bags, clothing bags, etc in the garage and had our changing area outside the tent which kept the tent purely for sleeping quarters and tidy, and allowed for plenty of room to get ready for the day in the garage. My wife has always been a backpacking tent person and was skeptical that she would like this tent as its big compared to what she is used to, but after experiencing it this weekend, she LOVES it!!
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 4 out of
GOOD TENT (with a few caveats)I've been waiting a while to leave a review to make sure that I was happy with the tent. I like that it uses standard features such as an eyelet interface with the pole ends and plain clips to hang the tent from the poles as opposed to specialist connections such as those on the models with 'Jakes Feet' connections - I'm sure they may be good, but I prefer a simpler set-up for field maintenance reasons. This is also why I have a Galaxi 2P for my small tent as opposed to the more advanced designs. Although this is a 4P tent, and can be used as one effectively (although you'd want to be close!) due to the steep walls, I use this as a 2P tent with Mezzo Loft Lux. & Cosmo XL combo's which I find to be a perfect set-up that is roomy and comfortable. I've been in the rain quite a few times and it has held up well although I'd be a little worried if the forecast were for consistent heavy rain and high winds as I would expect the high-cut sides on the fly to allow the weather in in such adverse conditions.
On the down side the vestibule is quite small (especially if you are using it for either an extended period or for four people in adverse conditions) but enough for most circumstances I'd use the tent for. WARNING: I purchased the optional 'Garage' extension as a means to increase the under cover area and I definitely regret it. It is expensive, fussy to erect and definitely does not attach as clean and taut as the photos would indicate. Whilst I may use it again occasionally, I doubt it would be very often.
All-in-all, I think this tent is great if you intend to use it for car camping, short family hikes or those who like a really big 2P tent. It is well made, sets-up easy and has a nice look/feel to it. I am happy with my purchase of this tent and enjoy using it and expect that I shall continue to do so for many years to come.
PS: One other thing to keep in mind is that it only has a single vestibule. This is fine if you sleep N. to S. but if like me you use it E. to W. to get more length from the tent keep in mind that one person will have to climb over another if they need to get out in the night!
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of
a tent for all seasonsFrom the bear country of Brooks Falls Alaska to the heat and sand of the desert southwest,this tent and the one it replaces handled the task without a problem. The rain, the dust, the sun and heat. No issues at all!!
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of
Very pleased 4 family car-camping/short backpacksWe've had this tent now for about a year and I've been very pleased with it for car camping and shorter backpack trips.
First trip was car camping in Washington's San Juans in mostly good weather. We purchased the add-on Garage vestibule as well. Tent is very roomy for me, wife, and 2 kids, plus a medium sized dog. Easy setup. Quality is comparable to other high-end tents, with which I have a lot of experience (MSR, Sierra Designs, Marmot, REI, North Face, etc.)
Garage is also pretty easy to set up, though I'm lukewarm on the connection, mainly just the aesthetics of it. But it's a good seal and really extends the utility of the shelter and could be used in really foul weather for eating, etc. (not in bear country).
Did several other trips in the inland Northwest where bug protection has been the primary need for a tent....did that fine.
Most recent trip was on Washington's rainy Olympic Coast. We packed the tent on a 9-mile backpacking loop and got plenty of rain en route. On one particularly wet night, we ended up getting water pooling around on the ground adjacent to the tent. The tent's floor performed really well, in fact I detected zero water on the tent's floor. I'm used to really high-end, lightweight solo and 2-person backpacking tents built of lighter materials....but at a cost. In this case, the heavier weight construction of the floor (I guess it's a bathtub floor design) really paid off and I didn't mind hauling the extra weight. Especially with a 4yo and 6yo on the trip.
I've recommended this tent to a number of my family friends and would absolutely re-purchase. Just know that it's borderline too-heavy for serious backpacking. But that's all relative. We might outgrow it for backpacking once my kids are old enough to do more than about 3 miles in a day.