Browning Camping Hawthorne 6 Person Dome Tent Review

The Hawthorne Fly Open

Browning Camping's Hawthorne 6 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Hawthorne
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $199.99
  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Hawthorne
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $199.99
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The Hawthorne With the Fly Off

Browning Camping Hawthorne 6 With the Fly Off
Sleeping Dimensions on the Hawthorne 6

Sleeping Dimensions Hawthorne 6

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray, Yellow
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Vents, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Hawthorne 6 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 75D 185T Polyester
  • Full Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 75D 185T Polyester Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Shock-Corded Fiberglass
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 11mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Steel 8 Inches
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 100 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 6 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 16 Lbs 0 Oz
    Trail Weight: 16 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 8 x 25 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 1

Tent Set Up

Free-standing two-pole design with shock corded fiberglass poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Quite easy to set up. Fully freestanding so that it can be pitched on almost any terrain. The tent has two doors and a single vestibule per entry. Also includes a gear loft for extra storage space.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The sleeping area is a little tight for six people. The fiberglass poles can not be considered as sturdy as their aluminum counterparts. The rainfly is also not full coverage.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Hawthorne 6 has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 6' 0, which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 107 different 6 person tents we have examined With 100 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 6-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you and, up to five other campers during the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, larger tents like this one can generally make a suitable choice for families who welcome having plenty of room for sleeping and hanging out.

Many of the great points about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part lightweight, making them simple to carry around. In near all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the various types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the top of the tent. The simplest dome tent should have a rectangular footprint, slanted walls a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Hawthorne can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Browning Camping adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  3. Has awnings. The awnings protect the sides of the tent.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. More than one window. With 2 windows it is simple to keep the tent cool on a hot summers night.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1500mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  7. Other sizes are available. Browning Camping has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  8. Low price. It is a great buy for a 6 person dome tent that provides this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $174.78 info_outline

CONS

  1. Sensitive to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Hawthorne may not do best in strong winds if it is not firmly secured with the provided guy lines and stakes. Even though the tent is listed as freestanding in all but very calm conditions, one would want to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Not roomy. With a floor area of 100 square feet, the Hawthorne 6 is smaller than quite a few of the 107 other 6 person tents we have looked at.
  3. Only one room. The Hawthorne is designed for 6 campers, many other tents of a similar size have more than one room allowing for a little more privacy.
  4. No Vestibules. If you want to keep your dirty shoes, clothes, and backpacks protected from the elements, you will have to keep them inside the tent.
  5. Uses Fiberglass poles. Even though the poles are comprised of shock-corded fiberglass. Using even some fiberglass with a big tent like the Hawthorne 6 could possibly lead to problems, if there were to be extreemly windy conditions.
  6. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Hawthorne 6 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 75D 185T polyester taffeta, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  7. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of qualities to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.1 STARS

Browning Camping's Hawthorne 6 tent is great for car camping. Here are a few other cool things not already mentioned above which, were noticed and liked, while researching the model: Weatherproof fly with a ridge pole provides an awning over each door, Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection and Fiberglass poles with a larger diameter than most standard poles and will provide you with a sturdier, stronger tent..

With great ratings, and a peak height of 6' and 100 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own miniature residence. This enables you together with 4 other people to share some delightful moments enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you came to this website looking for an endorsement about this specific tent, our view is, it should make for a good purchase. If you simply happened to land on this website while looking for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this model previously, it is probably a good thing to check out a few more comparable tents.

Value for money: In so much as value for your dollar, this tent is undoubtedly more competitive than the usual cost of all the one hundred and eight, six-person tents we have looked at, this alone does not make it awesome value for money. We also need to look at other things in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we tally up the ratings of an individual tent, we consider plenty of data points, searching for areas where the tent could perform well against other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with a total score of 4.1 and the price info above, It is simple to notice that with a ticket price of $174.78 info_outline Browning Camping's Hawthorne 6 is a very good bargain and astonishingly competitively priced in comparison with similar tents.

Its ratings show that the build and dimensions the tent gives you were not skimped on to obtain a price tag significantly below the standard price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down by 13% from the manufactures suggested retail price. It will make an exceptional choice for most people looking for an adequate three-season dome tent to camp in, that will serve you well for years to come.

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