Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent is made with waterproof, breathable fabric and sleeps up to 8 people. The removable room divider lets you create two separate living spaces or leave the tent open as one ample space. This three-season tent has two front doors that provide separate entry from either room. 

Comfort and Space

Two men talk to each other, sitting in camping chairs in front of the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent

The 8-person tent is perfect for a group of friends or family who want to enjoy the outdoors together. The dome-style design provides plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably, and the divider creates two separate rooms for additional privacy. The two doors open into either room, making it easy to come and go as needed. 

Floor Space

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent offers much-needed space while camping. The floorplan is 16′ x 8′ (4.88 m x 2.44 m), which works out to be 128 square feet (11.89 sq m). This tent can sleep up to 8 people on floor mats. However, there would not be enough room to store your gear. 

This tent would more comfortably sleep 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

The tent can be separated into two rooms with two separate doors, which makes the square footage of each room 64 square feet (5.95 sq m). Each section comfortably sleeps up to 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children plus your gear. 

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Two blue camping chairs stand near the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent without a rainfly

Head/Shoulder Room

An advantage of the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent is its increased height. This tent has a peak height of 74 inches (187.96 cm),  which is tall enough for most campers to stand up in. There is also plenty of shoulder room for people to sit up at night. Another advantage is that the walls of this Dome Tent are sloped, which helps to protect against wind and rain. 

However, one potential downside of this dome tent is that it can be more challenging to set up than other types of tents. Additionally, dome tents can be more susceptible to damage in high winds because of their shape. 


An interior divider inside the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent is an excellent choice for camping with family or friends. It features a divider that creates two rooms with separate doors for separate entrances into both rooms. A front mud flap is located in front of both doors to help keep the inside clean. 

This tent comes with a rainfly that, when fully installed using the pole, creates an awning above the doors for extra protection against the elements. 


A hanging mesh organizer inside the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent is an excellent choice for your next camping trip. It features a gear loft which is great for holding items you want to keep off the ground. 

The tent features 5 pockets: 1 media pocket, 2 wall pockets, and 2 bottle pockets. These pockets help to keep your gear organized and easy to find. 

A wall mesh pocket inside the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent

The hanging media pocket is perfect for holding a tablet for group viewing. The clip-in gear loft helps to keep keys and other small items close at hand, while the hanging organizers and pockets are perfect for storing small, lightweight items. 

Breathability and Ventilation

Mesh door, windows and roof of the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent

On hot summer days, ventilation is crucial to help in keeping your tent cool. The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent is an excellent choice for camping in warmer weather. The five XL windows provide cross ventilation to keep the tent cool, and the mesh roof allows for star gazing on clear nights. The half-oval windows provide privacy while allowing light and air into the tent. The mesh-lined windows, doors, and roof help to keep bugs out while allowing air to circulate through the tent. 

Weather Resistance

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent has a rainfly covering the tent’s ceiling and some of the walls. The rainfly helps to protect against precipitation. The rainfly is also water-resistant, so you do not have to worry about water getting in during light rainstorms. 

The rainfly creates an awning when fully installed that helps in keeping the door dry during light rain storms. The door zippers are protected by a flap that covers them. 

This tent is better suited for light wind and rain storms due to the extra oversized stitching around the windows.


The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent is an excellent choice for large groups or families looking for a reliable and spacious tent. It features a durable poly taffeta 185T 600mm tent body and rainfly, which help to keep you dry and protected in inclement weather. 

The tent’s floor is made from polyethylene, a durable and waterproof material. This will keep you dry and protected from the elements while camping. 

The bug nets covering the tent’s doors, windows, and ceiling are made from poly mesh. Poly mesh is a plastic material with an open weave. This fabric helps keep out insects, such as flies and bees.

The poles of this tent are made from fiberglass. Fiberglass is a composite material that is not as durable as steel poles. Fiberglass poles are more likely to break during strong winds. However, if all you need is a budget tent then the poles do their job.

Ease of Use

Setting up the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent takes about 20 minutes with 2 people. With an internal pin and ring frame attachment system, it is simple to put together and provides a sturdy foundation for your camping trip. 

The tent comes with 15 steel stakes, 5 poles, and guy wires to help with the tent’s durability. 

Packed Size and Weight

The Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome tent is made from waterproof fabric and can be easily packed into the included poly oxford 210D caring case. The tent can be easily stored and transported due to its size and weight. 

This tent has a packed size of 25.5” x 8.75” x 8.75” (64.77 cm x 22.23 cm x 22.23 cm) and weighs 17.6 pounds (7.98 kg)

A comparable tent to the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent is the Rustic Ridge 8-Person Dome Tent. The Ozark trail tent is slightly larger, with a floor area of 128 square feet (11.89 sq m) compared to the 100.38 square feet (9.33 sq m). The Ozark Trail and Rustic Ridge are the same height, so there is plenty of room to walk around. 

When it comes to weather resistance, both tents are relatively similar. Both have waterproof polyester flys with taped seams and factory-sealed floor seams. However, the Ozark Trail does have an advantage when it comes to ventilation. The Rustic Ridge has just two small mesh windows, while the Ozark Trail has size large windows, including two zippered doors. This makes the Ozark Trail a better choice for hot weather camping. 

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Pros and Cons


  • Room divider 
  • Separate entry into both rooms
  • Awning helps protect the door from rain


  • Fiberglass poles
  • May leak 
  • Taped seams may allow for some water leakage


Comfort and Space8
Weather Resistance7
Ease of Setup6
Size and Weight7
Alex Buchnev

Alex Buchnev

Alex loves kayaking, fishing, and all things outdoors. When he's not out there in the wild, he's probably typing away at his laptop or trying to be the world's best father for his two lovely daughters.

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