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Sonic 8

Item Number: 90811613
Regular Price: $399.95
 On Sale For: $299.95 
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Backcountry EdgeBob WardsDick's Sporting Goods


If simple campsite set-up and take down is what you’re after, then check out the Sonic 8. Designed for larger groups and big families, the Sonic 8 is a cavernous, single-wall shelter designed for speed, convenience, and comfort. Built around our AirPitch™ platform, the Sonic 8 sets up in minutes with the help of a dual-action pump and takes down in seconds with the pull of a plug, giving you more time to relax around camp and enjoy the great outdoors.


Tent Features:
  • Taped floor seams
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
  • Easily accessible AirPole access
  • Double action pump included
  • Taped seams
  • High and low fly vents
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
  • Guyout points


  • Seasons: 3
  • Number of doors: 1
  • Number of vestibules: N/A
  • Capacity: 8
  • Number of poles: 2 Air Tubes


  • Packaged weight: 22 lbs / 9.97 kg
  • Floor area: 136 ft2 / 12.63 m2
  • Vestibule area: N/A
  • Length: 212 in / 538 cm
  • Width: 106 in / 269 cm
  • Height: 76 in / 193 cm
  • Packed diameter: 12 in / 30 cm
  • Packed Length: 30 in / 76 cm


Pole type:

Wall material:
68D Polyester, 1800 mm

Floor material:
68D Polyester, 1800 mm

Fly material:
N/A (Single Wall Construction)
Customer Reviews
Sonic 8
Overall Rating:    based on 5 reviews
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Posted by Darrik
June 26, 2014
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My wife and I purchased it and we would not purchase it again. It is nice and convenient, however, we are weary of how it will do in the rain. Also, we do not like how the bottom of the tent is not a tarp - like fabric. Another negative is that there aren't very many windows so you can't get a decent breeze to go through it. It is HUGE so we love that! We don't like how it doesn't ever pull tight enough on the ends! Do matter how hard you pull back the support cords, the ends on the inside droop. You loose space because of that. We don't like how there isn't anything to roll up the windows up into. Normally you get some kind of fastener to roll the window up into that holds it, this tent does not so the open window dangles in the way.
Posted by cari
May 28, 2014
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I think the ease of set up is the best feature of this tent. I was very disappointed in the lack of venting in this tent. It was only mid 70's this past weekend and the tent was very stuffy and a good 10 degrees warmer than the outside air. Even with all the "vents" staked and teh one window and door screen open we had no air circulation. I am not looking forward to summer camping in this oven but not being able to return product due to return policy we are stuck atleast for this camping season. Also, this tent does not offer any added storage/mesh pockets for small items like glasses, keys or flash lights. And there is no room dividers to offer privacy of any kind so make sure you are on friendly terms with all your fellow tent mates! LOL
Posted by Brian
April 28, 2014
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Just took this out with a group of friends for three days of camping. Really happy with it. Inflation took just over a minute. The tent is a big so it does help to have an an extra person or two to help pitch it, which if there is any knock it would that (but it's an 8-person tent, so of course it's going to be alot to work with...). We had up 20-30 mph winds one day during the weekend and we had no stability issues at all. It was rock solid through high winds. Take down was very fast too. It takes longer for me to take down my 3-person backpacking tent than to take this down. Overall, really happy with it. It's terrific for big group. Highly recommend.
Posted by David
January 18, 2014
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I bought this tent to take my family of 6 camping in Oklahoma. While there the temps dipped into the 20's unexpectedly so I wanted to cover the roof with a tarp we had to keep in the warm air from our tiny space heater. The air poles weren't strong enough to support any weight on top of the tent. This also lead me to realize that if we had a branch fall from above we wouldn't have any protection either. Overall just not happy with the stability and rigidity of this tent.
Posted by Justin
July 8, 2013
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Our family of 7 recently acquired this mobile mansion for weekend summer camping. I found pitching it with the provided air pump to be quite easy. It was a little windy on the day we were pitching camp, which added a little bit of a challenge, but this is not the fault of the tent. The floor of the tent is quite thin, which keeps it lightweight. Since this tent is way too large for backpacking, I'd say that the weight savings was not necessary. I would have given the tent a full five stars had the floor been thicker or if the Footprint come with the tent. We attempted to use a huge tarp, which turned out to not quite cover the entire bottom of the tent. I'd definitely buy again and recommend to others.
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