Having just experienced my first zipper malfunction, I started shopping for a new tent. Up to this point I’ve bought Vivosun. My 24"x24"x48" Vivosun tent is great. Zipper is smooth as silk and it’s doing it’s job admirably. Now my second Vivosun tent, the 24"x48"x60", just plain sucks. The zipper was bad right out of the box when I assembled it as it made a tearing sound as I put on the cover over 3/4 of the length. I thought it may smooth out over time…even though I knew if a plastic zipper is bad brand new, it’s bad forever…and that was the opposite of what happened. At this point the top lateral area is separating and coming apart right before the curve and I can only open it down the front & bottom. What a PITA to deal with. While Vivosun was slow out of the gate to help, Amazon stepped in and refunded my money in full and told me to keep the tent.
Now I’m zipper crazy as I read reviews. I read for hours about tents…and it seems that zipper failures are the norm. I had figured I would just spend the extra money and buy a Gorilla tent and all my problems would be solved…until I dug in deep about them. I’ve read about missing parts, bad stitching, tears right out of the box, along with the dreaded zipper failures. I’m open to any brand at this point.
So, I’m reaching out to one and all for opinions on the brand of tents you have and how they have performed for you…both good & bad. I’m tagging the folks that have helped me on my short journey and those who have great pics of their buds (some of you may have grow rooms, sorry) and encourage everyone who reads this post to keep tagging our fellow brothers & sisters to create a good, informative source for those who come behind us.
Let us know the brand, size, how long you’ve had it, how good the zipper is (LOL), and how it has treated you & your girls so far.
Thank you all in advance for your time & opinions…