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Details

Guaranteeing campground fun for the family, this easy-pitch double-vestibule tent sleeps six and features an incredibly spacious interior with ample room to fully stand up. A mesh pocket props up a tablet for nighttime entertainment the whole family can enjoy when the campfire dies down. A massive sunshade and full rain fly prepare you for a variety of conditions, rain or shine.

Benefits

Breathable
Breathable

Lightweight fabrics that help regulate body temperature.

Water Resistant
Water Resistant

Partially blocks rain/snow to increase breathability.

Features

  • Interior stand-up height
  • Hanging tablet pocket displays your tablet in full view
  • Full-length rainfly
  • Internal hanger loops
  • 10+ pockets
  • Foot wiper
  • Two vestibules
  • Fly pole
  • Easy-pitch 3+1 pole design

Product Specifications

Style:
A3C5
Fabric:
fly: 68D polyester, 1200 mm PU coating / canopy: 68D polyester / floor: 150D polyester, 3000 mm PU coating
Trail Weight:
16 lbs 11.0 oz (7.57 kg)
Floor Area:
86.67 ft2 (8.05 m²)
Capacity:
6
Total Weight:
19 lbs 2.6 oz (8.69 kg)
Fastpack Weight:
12 lbs 6.2 oz (5.62 kg)
Vestibule Area:
58.06 ft2 (5.39 m²) / 15.02 ft2 (1.4 m²)
Source:
Imported
Guarantee:
Lifetime Warranty

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4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (1)

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90%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Pros

  • Waterproof (5)
  • Windproof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big and Roomy! Worth the money!

My girlfriend and I used this tent in Yosemite in April of 2014. Camping in Wawona was amazing with this tent. We set it up in less than 20 minutes with two people and...Read complete review

My girlfriend and I used this tent in Yosemite in April of 2014. Camping in Wawona was amazing with this tent. We set it up in less than 20 minutes with two people and were extremely happy with its size and shape. The tent held up well to the small amounts of wind we experienced. If it is the summer months, the tent will get pretty hot with the rain fly on, as expected. Overall we were extremely happy with the Kaiju 6 and are going to use it for all of our future camping trips. Thanks North Face!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love The Room!

We finally boiled our choices down to either the Kaiju 6 or the Big Agnes Tensleep 6. The deciding factor was that the Kaiju 6 is long width wise as opposed to lengthwise. This...Read complete review

We finally boiled our choices down to either the Kaiju 6 or the Big Agnes Tensleep 6. The deciding factor was that the Kaiju 6 is long width wise as opposed to lengthwise. This means that with four people sleeping with their heads against the back wall, when you walk into the tent there would be a bit of room between the door and people's feet making it easy to get to your spot. With the Tensleep you would have to walk around people if you weren't in the first spot.

I've only set it up once and my initial impressions are that it's a great big tent with tonnes of room and a massive vestibule. Having a large vestibule was important to us as we have young children and could put a toddler potty in the vestibule to avoid having to walk to the campground washroom in the middle of the night. We also wanted to be able to have an area where if it's pouring out, you can take off your shoes, rain coat etc comfortably.

My complaints are as follows. It's North Face but it just kind of feels cheap. It just doesn't have the little touches a MEC or Big Agnes tent would have or that you would expect for an almost $500 tent. The various bags close with just a bit of cloth as opposed to an elastic cord. The tie on spots for the guylines are not very "beefy" and there's nothing reflective on the tent.

I also don't like the fact that the doors on the vestibule open from the side closest to the tent. This means that in the pouring rain, when you open the vestibule to enter, you are exposing the interior tent to the rain.

One of the cross poles has a curved section and it's not clear on the instructions where this goes. Customer service told me that that pole is meant to be the top pole.

I hosed the tent down for a while and there were no leaks. Knock on wood this holds up.

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5.0

Great Family Car Camping Tent

By 

from Pittsburgh

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Difficult To Set Up

Best Uses

  • Backyard
  • Car Camping

Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

I have a family of four and this tent will serve us well if I can convince my wife to come along one day. I primarily use it with my 5 year old and there is a ton of space. I like the ability to stand up and the vestibule acts like a sitting room. I've even rigged up a clothes line to hang jackets and wet gear.

I have used the tent for 2 seasons now. I'd say we have about 14-15 nights out in it. We been to the back yard, local camp grounds, and a national park. It has performed very well. Of those 14-15 nights out, all but 2 were with the rain fly on. I had no issues of leaks (or condensation) even in 5-6 hours of straight rain. Last night I used it without the rain fly and had some puddles of internal condensation. The other time I went without the fly, we didn't experience any problems.

I would note that the rain fly can be tricky to get on correctly. If you don't, as others have noted, the fly will touch the mesh at the front two doors. I think that can lead to some puddling and if the rain fly fails you will be soaked. Like I said, that has not happened to me. You have to be careful in set up to watch for this and adjust the fly because the poles will bend with normal use.

I would recommend getting the ground cloth. It would have been nice to include at this price point. I also used some waterproofing and UV protectant on the rain fly and ground cloth. I always thing that is a good idea.

I do agree with others that NF should probably include better directions with their tents. I think a video on each tent would be nice. There are some videos for some tents going over features. Seems like it would be a nice resource.

I also replaced the provided tent stakes because they tended to bend. I landed with the MSR Ground Hog. Went all the lines are used, this tent is quiet and secure.

Overall, a great tent that will serve you right if you take care of it. It will take care of you.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic tent!

By 

from Central Iowa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Room to stand
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backyard
    • Car Camping

    Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

    My wife and I decided this year to replace, and upgrade our camping equipment. We were tired of using cheaper tents with poor rainfly coverage, and after researching the options for several days, settled on the Kaiju 6. What a fantastic tent! Where to start? The first thing we noticed upon setup, was that the tent poles are a much heavier gauge than any other tent we have owned. There'll be no breakage here! The tent itself, is very roomy, and it's nice for someone like myself, who isn't overly tall, but still 6 feet, to be able to walk into the tent, and change without having to duck, or sit. The rainfly is well vented, and reaches to the ground, so rain penetration, and inner condensation won't be an issue. The vestibule out the back door (yes, there are two entrances to the tent) is easily large enough for all our shoes, and the front vestibule is HUGE. Our coolers, camp kitchen, etc, all fit underneath and stay dry. We are well pleased, and will not be looking at tents for years to come. Very much worth the investment! Get this tent!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor Instructions

    By 

    from Billings, MT

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Set Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

        Tried to set this up using the comic book drawings with limited success. Got the tent up alright, but wrestling with the rain fly got up in the too hard category. Gave up and slept in my Dash 2. There were no photos to show what the end result was to be. Tent was purchased to support outdoor activities by a federal agency after some research. Does not live up to expectations. Will try one more time and if not successful will most likely end up on the shelf.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product quick shipping

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Site Member

        Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

        Love it and it shipped fast. The free shipping was a nice added bonus. This tent is my personal aid station for lap ultras. Best one for it with all the room.

        (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Warranty in the Country

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        Site Member

        Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

        I have always owned North Face products and any time I have had any minor issues they have always taken care of me. Recently our 12 year old bedrock tent had an issue with the rain fly. My expectation was to get a repair of it , but since they no longer make it North Face stepped up and replaced the entire tent and FP without any negotiations... Best Warranty in the Country and best Customer Service team to deal with. Thank you North Face

        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Love The Room!

        By 

        from Oakville, Canada

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Great layout
        • Huge Vestibule
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

            We finally boiled our choices down to either the Kaiju 6 or the Big Agnes Tensleep 6. The deciding factor was that the Kaiju 6 is long width wise as opposed to lengthwise. This means that with four people sleeping with their heads against the back wall, when you walk into the tent there would be a bit of room between the door and people's feet making it easy to get to your spot. With the Tensleep you would have to walk around people if you weren't in the first spot.

            I've only set it up once and my initial impressions are that it's a great big tent with tonnes of room and a massive vestibule. Having a large vestibule was important to us as we have young children and could put a toddler potty in the vestibule to avoid having to walk to the campground washroom in the middle of the night. We also wanted to be able to have an area where if it's pouring out, you can take off your shoes, rain coat etc comfortably.

            My complaints are as follows. It's North Face but it just kind of feels cheap. It just doesn't have the little touches a MEC or Big Agnes tent would have or that you would expect for an almost $500 tent. The various bags close with just a bit of cloth as opposed to an elastic cord. The tie on spots for the guylines are not very "beefy" and there's nothing reflective on the tent.

            I also don't like the fact that the doors on the vestibule open from the side closest to the tent. This means that in the pouring rain, when you open the vestibule to enter, you are exposing the interior tent to the rain.

            One of the cross poles has a curved section and it's not clear on the instructions where this goes. Customer service told me that that pole is meant to be the top pole.

            I hosed the tent down for a while and there were no leaks. Knock on wood this holds up.

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Vestibule

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Site Member

            Pros

            • Large Vestibule
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

                Overall, this is a good tent design, but I think the consistently positive reviews are stemming exclusively from the extra-large vestibule. Without the generous vestibule, this tent does not shine brighter than its competition.
                Don't get me wrong, I love the main vestibule, but when taut, the zipper on the vestibule is difficult to close, and the storm flap tends to get caught in the zipper. With the vestibule open, privacy is lost since there is no "solid door" option for the main entrance to the tent.
                But most importantly, and the reason I am writing... the flat area of the rainfly, between the three main tent poles, holds water. You can shake the tent and some water will drain down the sides, but some of the water just bounces up and down and does not drain. One morning after a light rain, I woke up to a pancake-sized puddle on the roof of my tent. I pushed up on the tent/rainfly to drain the water, and all of the condensation from the inside of the tent was soaked up by the mesh ceiling and then dripped to the floor.
                There are many important features that make this tent great, but there are things that keep it from being a 5-star product.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Massive tent for car camping

                By 

                from Wappingers Falls, NY

                Site Member

                Pros

                • breathable
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

                    I just bought this tent about 3 weeks ago and have taken it on two car camping trips so far. I'm an Eagle Scout and have done a number of backpacking trips, and this is my second TNF tent, but I bought this primarily for car camping and it is perfect for the occasion.

                    I purchased this tent for two reasons: number of people it can fit and it's height. I love that I can stand up no problem, which makes this a great option if you're bringing along people who are rookies with camping. It makes everyone comfortable. I would say this is more of a 4-5 person tent, if you like your room. This past weekend, I had 3 people and a dog in the tent and it was roomy. We could have added 1 more, with the dog, but not 5.

                    Quality is great, as expected. The rainfly is more like a seating area that it's so roomy. Great touch. My only complaint was that 1 tent pole and 1 rainfly pole are the same color and my first time setting up the tent, I wasn't sure which one went with what. However, you only make that mistake twice and now you know that the one that bends severely is for the rainfly :)

                    (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great tent!

                    By 

                    from Elkhorn, WI

                    Site Member

                    Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

                    On Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:56 PM, Carol Wilson < carolwilsonelkhorn@yahoo.com> wrote:
                    I love, love, love this new tent. I just retired so plan on going on many camping trips and this tent has so many nice features. As soon as it arrived, my boyfriend and I set it up in the yard. It took around 15 minutes. (We didn't put in the tent stakes.) I've never had a tent that I can stand up in and that I don't have to crawl into it. It's very roomy so there's more than enough room for the two of us and all our stuff. The reason it caught our eye on line more than the others was because of the vestibule. I like that we can keep our shoes outside of our sleeping area but not get wet. I'm also setting up a port-a-potty in there so I don't have to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night. There are three zippered entrances. Two into the vestibule and one that will let you enter through the back side of the tent. It also has handy velcro slots on the sides of the rain fly that you can prop open to let more air in.

                    I

                    (20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Big and Roomy! Worth the money!

                    By 

                    from California

                    Site Member

                    Pros

                    • packable
                    • warm
                    • Waterproof
                    • Windproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TheNorthFace KAIJU 6:

                        My girlfriend and I used this tent in Yosemite in April of 2014. Camping in Wawona was amazing with this tent. We set it up in less than 20 minutes with two people and were extremely happy with its size and shape. The tent held up well to the small amounts of wind we experienced. If it is the summer months, the tent will get pretty hot with the rain fly on, as expected. Overall we were extremely happy with the Kaiju 6 and are going to use it for all of our future camping trips. Thanks North Face!

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