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Ozark trail tents often have a lot of features with affordable prices. It is a brand owned by Walmart, which keeps cheap in mind but always keeps the considerable quality.

This ozark trail 10′ x 9′ dark rest cabin tent is a popular choice in their product line. Their dark rest technology is a special coating of the tent that can block the sunlight out and makes the inner space darker so you can sleep longer in the morning.

We have spent a few days carefully researching and comparing this tent with others and coming out with this in depth review, hope it can bring you some value.

Let’s get started.

Who is it for & is it worth to buy

This is a 6 person tent, but that is a theoretical number by sleeping pads. you’d better camp with 2~3 adults for maximum comfortability.

This is a budget friendly tent so you can pick it if price matters.

The most prominent feature is the dark rest technology, which blocks the sunlight out, keeps the inner space at a lower price in summer days. The darker environment also makes it possible to let you sleep longer in the morning or take a short nap in the middle of the day.

Combined with the excellent ventilation, this is a great tent for summer camping, the inner space is cooler and comfortable.

It is a good choice for young couples or a small group of friends in summer. Since it is a little heavy, you’d better take it for car camping.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Dark rest technology
  • Great ventilation
  • Livable cabin style
  • Wall organizer and roof storage
  • Floor vent & E-Port
  • Budget friendly
  • Not good for rainy days
  • A little heavy


Let’s take a closer look at each feature.

Features and details


As the name suggests, This tent has a floor size of 10’ x 9’ (3.05m x 2.74m), in theory you can fit 2 queen size air beds inside, but there will be no room left.

It is also possible to put 6 sleeping pads inside, but we don’t suggest you do so. You’d better camp with 2~3 adults using this tent, or 4~5 with kids.

Window and Ventilation

It has 3 large windows, two of them located on each side of the tent, and the last one is located on the front door.

The window is protected by meshes that can keep the bugs and insects out, but still brings in the air flow that gives you excellent ventilation.

With the dark rest technology together, this tent is very good for summer camping, the inner space is a lot cooler than the outside, it is very comfortable without sunlight.

Furthermore, there is a ground vent you can use on rainy days when all the windows are zipped off.

Roof and Rainfly

There is a rainfly pre-included with this tent. As you can see in the pictures. The top of the tent is made of mesh that lets the air circulation even better. It is protected by the rainfly so water will flow away to the side walls. 

The space between the rainfly and the tent makes excellent airflow, with the 3 big windows, it is very cool inside the tent that gives you an unmatched experience for summer camping.

Another interesting feature is you can remove the rainfly to get a great view for stargazing at night. The tent is protected by the mesh ceiling and you should never worry about bugs and mosquitos.

The dark panel

You should notice that this is a dark rest tent, so at the roof of this tent it has three layers: the rainfly, the mesh ceiling, and the dark panel.

The dark panel gives this tent more protection that blocks sunlight and makes the inner space even darker. It has a flexible design that you can zip on and off at different times of the day.


The pole of this tent is made of Alloy Steel, which is different from other cheap tents that use fiberglass as their poles. This means this dark rest tent is much durable and has a good quality.

It also performs well on windy days, but we don’t recommend you using it in extreme weather conditions.


We can’t find an official waterproof rating of this tent. However, it has 3 big mesh windows and it is not well protected by the rainfly, so it might not be good for rainy days. Actually you can see from a lot of user feedback complaining about the leakage.

It may sustain from mild rains. But you should not expect it too much in moderate to harsh weather conditions.

Gear Organizers

There are mesh pockets on the wall that you can put your necessities like phones or glass in and keep organized. It also has a hanging loft at the top of the tent. You should never worry about messing up with things on the ground.

Electric port

This is an opening that lets you bring in an electric cord without worrying water seeping in or bugs. It is a useful feature if you are camping in your backyard or near civilizations. This design is quite common in modern tents.

Setup process

This is not an instant setup tent, the poles are not pre attached to the main structure. but you can still put it up easily and quickly thanks to the proper design.


Weight 15.4 lb (7 kg)
Capacity Up to 6 people
Windows 3 windows
Dimensions 10 x 9 ft (3.05 x 2.74 m)
Floor Area 90 ft² (8.36 m²)
Area per person 15 ft² (1.4 m²)
Peak height 68 in (173 cm)
Material Polyester, Alloy Steel
Packed size 25 x 8 x 8 in (64 x 20 x 20 cm)
Season 4-Season

Final Thoughts

This ozark trail 10′ x 9′ dark rest cabin tent is a great choice for summer camping if you are a young couple or a small group of friends.

It has excellent ventilation and the dark rest technology blocks the sunlight out that gives a cooler and comfortable inner space.

The price is very affordable, offering a lot of features without compromise on quality. 

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Paul is a software engineer who loves camping very much. He created this website with his friends to share their experiences and tips.

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