UNO grow tents still in the boxes.
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The fine folks over at UNO Horticultural Lighting were kind enough to send me a pair of very nice 4’x 4’x 6.5′ garden tents.
UNO garden tent with instructions
I really appreciated that they included instructions. Putting a tent together is one of those activities where thinking before acting comes in handy. I have put together “brand X” tents that came without instructions, and while it is simple enough once you get the idea, at least glancing at the directions can help.
The directions were clear enough to follow, although I found that since I was assembling it without help, it was easier to assemble from the bottom up, rather than in two assemblies.
One nice thing about these brackets, is that the poles just slide in, and there is no “right side up” to worry about.
Although it was pretty apparent which piece was which, I appreciated that the poles were labeled (and came with directions).
The top and bottom frame are identical. Two poles that fit end to end form the upright supports.
The two assemblies fit together, one on top of the other.
This is the completed frame (above). Once you have the frame completed, it is time to cover it with the tent shell.
Relax. Start with the bottom. Unzip the door opening fully. Find the bottom section on the shell, and fit it to the frame. Then carefully work the rest of the shell over the frame. Don’t rush it, and don’t get frustrated. It fit easily and without trouble for me, but it is the sort of thing where if you fight it, it will fight you back.
There are duct openings on each of the three walls, and one on the top.
This is one thing I’d look at when shopping for tents. This tent has lots of options for ventilation and cords. Other things to look closely at are the stitching, and quality of the zippers. I found these tents to be much better made than some of the “Brand X” tents on the market.
View of three of the passive vents (can be opened or closed), the three cord tunnels, and the two side panel openings.
I really like these tents.
I was pleased with how easily they went together, and the quality of the materials used. I’m really looking forward to trying them out. With two tents, either one can be set to growth and the other flower, or tests can be run “head to head”.
Peace, love, and puka shells,