Looks like it would be OK as a sunshade or a fair-weather shelter, and I could see it at something like a Deadhead or Parrothead tailgate, but I wonder how it would stand up to a good old Iowa summer thunderstorm? -“BB”-
Doesn’t need to be new, but it sure better be waterproof! Guy next to me on my first RAGBRAI bought a brand new tent. Que the thunderstorm. Tent leaked. Looked like a kiddie pool inside. Everything he owned was soaked. Make sure it’s waterproof BEFORE you leave for RAGBRAI.
While it looks cool. It would never survive an Iowa thunderstorm. Square tents make great sails. Wind gusts in a storm easily hit gale force wind speeds. They just ripe tents stakes right out of the ground. You want a low profile penta or hex dome tent. The have a lower wind load. As stated above make sure it has a good weather proof floor and walls. The chances it will rain is high. Morning dew can be heavy. I will say its not the price of a tent that makes it better. Its its design. I’ve used a Wenzel Alpine for many years. They are made be the same company that makes Kelty. In Marshalltown last year people were chasing there tents that got blown away. I remained dry in my Alpine. What ever you get. Check it before you get to RAGBRAI.