The Walkthrough Tour: Design and Features
The Wenzel Wolf Creek Tent is a large penta-dome tent with an attached screen room. The dome style generally sheds wind and rain better than a cabin-style tent of the same size.
The tent offers a total of 150 square feet of floorspace.
The 5-sided dome tent and floored screen room occupy a 13' wide by 17' deep patch of ground, and the dome ceiling peak is 70" high.
The tent offers a total of 150 square feet of floorspace.
An inverted T screen door at the front of the tent leads to the screen room.
The screen room dimensions are roughly 8' wide by 5' deep.
The screen-room walls and doors have roll-down storm flaps, which can be zipped up to seal the room against the weather.
The 40-square feet of floor space in the screen room is enough for 3 camping chairs.
The rainfly over the screen room can be rolled back to expose the ceiling mesh for ventilation and the screen room to sunshine.
A D-shape door leads from the screen room to the 5-sided bedroom dome of the tent.
The bedroom is 13' wide by 12' deep at the furthermost opposite corners.
The common wall between the screen room and the bedroom is about 8' wide. The 2 adjacent bedroom walls on either side are about 7' long and the 2 back walls are about 8' to 9' long.
2 windows in the bedroom with roll-down flaps have pockets to store the flaps and ventilate the bedroom.
2 storage pockets in the bedroom offer quick access to light gear.
A gear loft suspends small items off of the floor and out of the way.
An e-port allows an electrical extension cord to pass through the wall of the bedroom into the tent body to power 120-volt devices.
The Wenzel Wolf Creek Tent weighs 20 lb.
In Wind And Rain
A steel-fiberglass frame features steel lower poles connected to fiberglass ceiling poles to support the tent body in wind.
Guyout loops in the rainfly over the bedroom windows help secure the tent in moderate wind.
A 1/2 rainfly sheds rain beyond the ceiling netting down the walls of the tent. The rainfly overhangs the netting enough to likely keep out light-to-moderate, wind-driven rain.
Polyester tent wall and rainfly fabric with a polyurethane coating rated up to 600mm HH repels rain and protects the tent body in light to moderate rain.
A heavy-duty, welded, flat, 1000-Denier, polyethylene tarp floor protects again ground moisture.
Campetent rates the Wolf Creek Tent for moderate weather.
In Warm And Cool Temperatures
Screen wall panels throughout the screen room and 2 screen windows on the shorter front walls in the bedroom offer ventilation to the tent body.
Mesh ceilings in the dome and the screen room exhaust warm and humid air from the tent body.
The 2 back walls in the bedroom are solid fabric and have no windows.
The Wolf Creek has no ground vents and may not ventilate well in hot temperatures and still weather.
If positioned into a breeze, the tent should be comfortable in most warm weather.
The D shape door to the bedroom is solid fabric and does not have a screen. If the door is closed, the screen room cannot ventilate the bedroom. However, it should be easy to keep the door at least partially open at all times.
Without ground vents or windows on the back walls, the tent may get a bit stuffy on very warm to hot temperatures.
With no hoods over the windows to allow them to remain open in the rain, the tent may get a bit stuffy in the rain. The screen room will also need to remain closed in more than very light rain.
With non-closable mesh ceiling panels, the tent may not hold heat on cool evenings.
The ceiling mesh panels on this dome tent are smaller than the panels on most cabin tents.
The walls of the Wolf Creek do seal off fairly well, and the tent may be comfortable on moderately cool evenings.
Campetent rates the Wolf Creek Tent for warm and moderately-cool temperatures.
With Sleeping Gear
The Wolf Creek features a 1-room bedroom without a divider curtain.
Although the 5-sided Wolf Creek offers an interesting floorplan, non-rectangular tents generally do not maximize sleeping space. The tent does, however, have lots of space for gear.
The 110 square feet of floorspace in the bedroom is rated to sleep up to 6.
Campetent rates the Wenzel Wolf Creek Tent bedroom to sleep 3 to 4 adults comfortably.
The irregular shape also limits the amount of sleeping equipment that can comfortably fit in the bedroom.
The bedroom can comfortably hold a king or queen size air mattress as well as a pair of twin mattresses. A couple of cots should also fit comfortably there.
Because of the 5' depth of the screen room, adults choosing to sleep there may need to sleep across the floor, partially blocking traffic between the bedroom and the front door of the screen room.
Wenzel Wolf Creek Tips
At 5'10" of ceiling height at the peak of the bedroom, tall campers will be stooping a bit to get around the Wolf Creek. Adults will only be able to stand at the peak of the bedroom. This may make it uncomfortable to stand in the tent for long periods of time.
The height of the screen room appears to be closer to 5'. This okay for a room that campers will be mostly sitting in.
At 17' long, the Wolf Creek is an oversize tent and will not fit on a 15' x 15' tentpad.
The Wolf Creek is an umbrella dome tent. Instead of flexing fiberglass poles supporting the ceiling, the 5 ceiling poles insert into a central hub at the peak of the tent.
Except for the screenroom, the tent body clips to the poles for easier setup.
The screen room is supported through a sleeve above the door by an angled truss pole. Evidently the bottom of this pole does not attach to any stake-down loops at the base of the tent. This may cause the bottom of the pole to shift. Campetent recommends placing a stake behind the bottom of the pole and possibly securing them together.
Conclusion: The Wenzel Wolf Creek Tent offers an attached screenroom to family campers looking for a large, dome tent. The screenroom has a floor and can be closed off from the weather.
Disclaimer: Please note that Campetent does not own this product. Campetent has striven to provide accurate information for readers, but cannot guarantee that every detail is accurate. Tent campers should double check the info above against product literature.
This tent is not rated for wind. It has a limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. As with all tents, campers should carefully examine the features, materials and workmanship and make sure they are satisfied before purchasing or using the tent.