In this video, we're going to show you an unboxing and setup of the Hercules tent, which is a one-of-a-kind huge freestanding dome shaped hot tent.
Hercules Video Transcripts
Unboxing and Laying Out Tent
First thing we're gonna do is lay out the tent body. You'll see the extra guideline is included for storm conditions, next we'll do a preliminary stakeout and then we'll be snapping together, all six poles included.
Adding Tent Poles
You'll find three gray poles and three black poles, at this stage it is recommended that you unzip doors and windows for easier access to the pole sleeves. First we'll be putting in the three black poles, while I did set this up alone it is recommended and much easier to do with the second person.
Now the gray poles will go along this pathway over the doorway and down along the other side, for easy setup we've color-coded the trim of the pole sleeves, to match the color of the corresponding pole that goes inside of it.
Using Floorless Tent Option
Before we finish setting up, we wanted to take a peek inside and show you what it's like as the floorless setup.
You can see that there is a huge number of ceiling windows that zip open.
Stove Jack for Hercules
Also included is a stove jack panel, when not in use you can close it with a rain cover, that's included. When you're ready to use your wood stove, the stove jack panel easily clips on with velcro.
Adding Removable Floor
The Hercules Tent includes three very large door panels, that make it easy for group camping.
Now we're going to take out the floor, it clips in very easily, having a clip in floor makes it very versatile.
You can leave it half exposed, as shown in this example. This is perfect for when you need one half for a sleeping area, and one half for your wood stove in rain or snow.
Adding Second Outer Tent Rain Cap
You'll want to throw the rain cap on very easy.
Here we wanted to show you what it looks like with the full floor clipped in.
Gear Loft and Tent Pockets
Also included is an easy to clip in gear loft.
There's definitely plenty of storage options, you have this huge gear loft various mesh pockets, and also many clips and hooks, that you can hang items from.
Tent Pole Buckle Tip
For the easiest way to tighten the corners, you want to lift the poles and pull in the straps.