In this review, we’ll be looking at the Wenzel Pine Ridge 5 person tent.

Description:

Experience camping nirvana with the bestselling, highly versatile Pine Ridge 5-person tent that turns shelter into an outdoor suite. With a revolutionary new Lite Reflect system, you can enjoy an even, useful glow of light all around just by putting a headlight or flashlight in the gear loft and aiming it at a built-in reflective panel. There’s also a removable divider curtain that lets you easily create two separate (and private) sleeping areas. The only thing the Pine Ridge doesn’t offer is a mint on your pillow.

Specs:

  • Capacity: 5 Person
  • Floor Size: 10′ x8′
  • Floor Area: 80 sq. ft.
  • Peak Height: 58″
  • Weight: 11lbs. 9oz.
  • Canopy/Fly: Polyester
  • Floor: Welded Polyethylene
  • Packaged Size: 27″x7″x7″
  • Doors: 2
  • Windows: 3

Review:

The Wenzel Pine Ridge is pretty cheap and decent quality, which probably makes it appealing to a lot of entry level campers or anyone car camping or backyard camping.

I really don’t think this should be considered a 5 person tent. At ten by eight feet, you could fit five people, provided they all only get two feet of width (by eight feet length) of space to sleep in. That is doable, you’ll just feel cramped.

Realistically, this probably a tent for either a couple, three or four people. There is a divider curtain to give some resemblance of privacy between “rooms,” but not much.

The tent has some nice features like a gear loft/shelf that also can hold a light. Wenzel has kind of hyped up a special reflective lighting in this tent where a light in the middle lights the whole tent up. The tent also has a nice bathtub bottom that is about 4 inches tall and is sealed on rather than stitched.

As this tent is 11.9 pounds and packs to about 30 by 7 inches, you won’t likely take this backpacking.

The tent also has a slight zipper issue, in that you need to hold the storm flap open to use the zipper and the zipper still will get stuck in the bottom of the tent.

Overall, the Wenzel Pine Ridge is a tent of decent quality and has a very cheap price. I think this might be a good option for some entry level campers.

Wenzel Pine Ridge

Wenzel Pine Ridge
7.03333333333

Weight

7/10

    Design

    7/10

      Durability

      7/10

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Decent quality and construction

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • 5 people won't be comfortable
        • Zipper issue