Attention outdoor enthusiasts! We at DOD Outdoors are always on the lookout for adventure-filled stories and experiences. If you're a proud owner of our gear and have an exciting tale to tell (or just want to tell us how much you love our products) submit your blog to us! Every month, we'll pick our favorite submission and the lucky contributor will receive a complimentary Sugoi Chair, perfect for any outdoor escapade. Share your love for the great outdoors and your favorite DOD gear with the world. Submit your blog now, by emailing it to!

January 2023 - Amber M. (Colorado Springs, CO)

Attending my son's soccer games is one of my favorite activities. Whether it's a practice or a big game, I always make sure to be there to cheer him on. But sitting on uncomfortable bleachers or the ground can often ruin the experience. That's why I'm so grateful to have discovered the DOD Sugoi Chair.

The Sugoi Chair has made the experience so much more enjoyable. With its adjustable design, I can sit in any position I want, whether it's straight up to get a better view of the game or reclined to relax and enjoy the sun. The chair's breathable seat and backrest also provide excellent comfort.

The Sugoi Chair is also incredibly sturdy and durable, making it a great choice for outdoor activities. I never have to worry about the chair collapsing or breaking during the game, as it's built to last. And because it's so easy to set up and take down, I can quickly and easily get ready for the game and be seated in no time.

In conclusion, if you're a mother who loves attending your son's soccer games, the DOD Sugoi Chair is a must-have. With its adjustable design, comfortable features, and compact size, this chair is the perfect solution for making your outdoor experiences even more enjoyable. So, next time you're headed to a soccer game, be sure to bring along the Sugoi Chair and enjoy the game in comfort and style.

December 2022 - Brad B. (Phoenix, AZ)

As an experienced camper, I've always been a fan of the classic and reliable tipi design. That's why I was eager to try out the Ichi One Pole teepee tent on my latest outdoor excursion.

What stood out to me most about this tent was its effortless setup. With just one pole, I was able to quickly erect a sturdy and spacious shelter, allowing me to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. And with plenty of headroom and floor space, the Ichi One Pole Tent was a comfortable and accommodating home base for me and my camping partners.

One of the unique aspects of this tent is the combination of an inner mesh tent and outer fly. The mesh inner tent kept the bugs at bay, while the fly provided added insulation and protection from the elements. This made for a cozy and bug-free sleep, even on particularly damp or chilly nights.

Another feature I appreciated was the giant front door and ample vents around the peak. These kept the interior of the tent well-ventilated, even on hot summer days. It was great to be able to open up the tent and let in a breeze, making for a more comfortable and enjoyable camping experience.

In short, the Ichi One Pole Tent offers a winning combination of fast setup, ample space, and all-season comfort. If you're looking for a reliable and versatile tent for your next outdoor adventure, I highly recommend giving this one a try.

November 2022 - Sara I. (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Camping with kids can be a lot of fun, but finding the right gear that can accommodate the whole family can be a challenge. That's why I was thrilled to discover the Wagaya Sleeping Bag from DOD. This quadruple-wide sleeping bag is not only spacious, but also versatile and provides a comfortable sleep experience for everyone.

Our family of five recently went on a camping trip and brought the Wagaya along with us. It was a game changer. We were able to comfortably fit all five of us in the bag, and the kids loved being able to snuggle up with us. The spacious design allowed us to move around without feeling cramped or confined.

One of the best things about the Wagaya is its versatility. We were able to use it in different ways depending on our needs. If we wanted more individual space, we could zip the top and bottom apart and use it as two queen-size quilts. And if we needed two separate sleeping bags, each queen-size quilt could be zipped up to create two double-wide sleeping bags.

This sleeping bag is especially useful when camping with young children who may prefer to sleep with parents in an unfamiliar environment. We were able to provide a familiar and comfortable sleep environment for our kids, which made the trip even more enjoyable.

If you're looking for a sleeping bag that can accommodate your whole family, the Wagaya is a great option. It's spacious, versatile, and provides a comfortable sleep experience for everyone.


October 2022 - Hunter M. (Bainbridge Island, WA)

As an experienced outdoor adventurer, I have camped in many different terrains and conditions. On a recent car camping trip to the Northern Cascade Mountains, I brought along the DOD Ichi One Pole Tent, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed.
The tipi design is truly the oldest and most enduring in the world of camping tents. Setup was fast and easy, and I was impressed by the amount of headroom inside the tent. I could stand up straight and move around with ease, which was a welcome change from the cramped tents I've used in the past. The floor space was also generous, comfortably sleeping up to 5 adults.

The inner mesh tent with sewn-in floor kept the bugs out, while the outer fly kept us warm and dry, even with the unpredictable weather in the mountains. The giant front door and ample vents around the peak also allowed for good air circulation, keeping us cool in the summer heat.

All in all, the Ichi One Pole tipi was a great choice for my car camping trip to the Northern Cascade Mountains. Its fast and easy setup, ample headroom and floor space, and practical design elements made for a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience. I would highly recommend it to any outdoor adventurer looking for a reliable and versatile camping tent.

September 2022 - Steve B. (Goshen, OR)


As an old hippie, I've been to my fair share of festivals and gatherings, but there's something special about Burning Man that keeps me coming back year after year. It's a place where anything can happen and creativity is celebrated at every turn. This year, I decided to make my camping experience a little more comfortable by bringing along my trusty Kinoko Mushroom tent.

As soon as I set up the Kinoko on the playa, it attracted lots of attention, comments, and compliments from our fellow Burners. It looks just life a Smurf’s home, but way bigger. The tent was perfect for me and my partner, offering plenty of room for us to stretch out and relax after a long day of exploring the festival.

One of the best things about the DOD Kinoko tent is the large front door and ample vents around the peak, which allowed for plenty of ventilation. With the hot and dry desert temperatures, this was a lifesaver. And when the wind picked up, the tent held up like a champ. I was confident that I wouldn't have to worry about any unexpected weather interruptions during my stay.

We were able to have some cozy and intimate moments in our little oasis on the playa. And it’s roomy so it was a great place to host friends.

Overall, the DOD Kinoko tent was the perfect addition to my Burning Man experience. It offered comfort, convenience, and peace of mind in a festival where anything can happen. I would highly recommend it to any festival-goer looking for a reliable and comfortable shelter.

August 2022 - Brian J. (Bandera, TX)

Recently, I had the opportunity to take the DOD Sugoi chair on a fishing trip and I must say, it was a game changer. The trip was located in a remote lake and I was planning to spend the whole day there, so comfort was a big concern for me. But, the DOD Sugoi chair exceeded my expectations in that aspect.

The chair is made of high-quality materials and has a sturdy construction – it feels stable when I sit in it. It was easy to set up and adjust to my preferred height. The chair's design also provided good back support, which allowed me to sit comfortably for hours.

I like the chair’s portability. It's lightweight and compact, making it easy to carry around. I was able to bring it to different spots on the lake without any trouble. I also appreciate the thoughtful design of the chair's pockets. It has a smart phone pocket and a cup holder.

Overall, the Sugoi chair was a great addition to my fishing trip. Its comfort, portability, and thoughtful design made it a standout product. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors, especially fishing.

July 2022 - Carly S. (Sacramento, CA)

It was a warm summer evening and my kids had been asking to camp out in the backyard for weeks. I finally caved and decided to make it happen. I set up the DOD Kinoko tent, which I had recently purchased, and the kids were amazed at how easily it went up. It’s a “one touch tent” – you just pull the string, and it springs open. It was a breeze to set up and looked great in the backyard.

The kids loved that the tent looks like a mushroom. My son is a huge Super Mario’s fan so he was the most excited.

Inside, my kids had plenty of room to play. They were thrilled to have enough room to sleep comfortably, with enough space for all 5 of them.

As night fell, the kids settled into their sleeping bags and I sat outside, watching them enjoy their first backyard camping experience. The breathable inner mesh kept them cool and comfortable, and I could tell they were having a blast.

In the morning, I was impressed by how compact the Kinoko tent was for storage. It was so easy to break down and put away, and I loved how it didn't take up much space in our garage.

Overall, the Kinoko tent was the perfect choice for our backyard camping adventure. The kids had a blast, and I was happy to have a tent that was easy to set up, spacious, and compact for storage.

June 2022 - James M. (Dunboyne, Ireland)

As a first-time camper, I was a bit intimidated by the idea of setting up a tent on my own. But with the DOD Ichi One Pole Tent, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to set up and how spacious the interior was. With a ceiling height of 200 cm, even I, as an adult, was able to stand up straight inside the tent.

I was also pleasantly surprised by the compact size of the Ichi One Pole tent when packed up. Despite its spacious interior, it can be easily stored and carried to the campground, which was a big plus for me as our car has a small trunk.

One of the best things about the Ichi One Pole is its breathable inner mesh tent. It kept the inside of the tent cool and fresh, even on warm summer nights. This feature, combined with its spacious interior and ease of setup, made it the perfect choice for my first camping trip.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Ichi One Pole and would highly recommend it to anyone, whether you are a seasoned camper or just starting out like me.

May 2022 - Will T. (Ontario, CA)


I've had too many experiences sitting on uncomfortable camping chairs during outdoor events. From too low to too high seating positions to being stuck in a reclined or straight-up position, finding the perfect chair to bring along on my trips has always been a struggle. That is until I discovered the Sugoi Chair.

The Sugoi Chair is truly a game-changer. It's an all-in-one solution that works for every possible situation on your trip. Whether you want to recline and relax or sit up straight for a better view, this chair has got you covered.

One of my favorite features of the chair is its compact design. Unlike other camping chairs that take up a lot of space in your trunk or backpack, this chair folds down to a small size, making it incredibly convenient to pack. I no longer have to worry about leaving behind other essential items to make room for a bulky chair.

Not only is the chair practical and convenient, but it's also comfortable. The chair's sturdy frame provides excellent support, and its cushioned seat and backrest ensure that you'll stay comfortable even during the longest of concerts. The chair's adjustable armrests also provide additional support and comfort, making it a perfect choice for outdoor events of all types.

In conclusion, if you're a young concert goer or outdoor enthusiast like myself, you'll definitely want to add the DOD Sugoi Chair to your camping gear list. With its adjustable design, compact size, and comfortable features, this chair is sure to make your outdoor experiences even more enjoyable. Thousands of outdoor experiences, one chair to pack - the Sugoi Chair is the perfect solution for your next adventure.

April 2022 - Maria H. (Visalia, CA)

I am always looking for new and exciting experiences to add to my bucket list. One of those experiences was attending Coachella. I had heard so many amazing things about the festival and was eager to see it for myself. So when a group of friends and I decided to make the trip, I knew we had to do it right. And that meant taking the DOD Kinoko Mushroom Tent with us.

The trip to Coachella was long, but as soon as we arrived, I knew it was going to be worth it. The festival was located in the middle of the desert, surrounded by towering palm trees and endless blue skies. The festival was a true feast for the senses, with music, art, food, and people from all over the world. And with the Kinoko Tent, we had a comfortable and convenient place to rest and recharge in between all the excitement.The tent looks like a mushroom and that really fit with the festival experience.

Setting up the tent was a breeze. We had it up in no time, ready for a good night's sleep after a long day of exploring the festival. The spacious interior provided plenty of room for the two of us, and the breathable inner mesh kept us cool in the hot desert night. The sewn-in floor also kept us dry and protected from any critters that might have been crawling by.

The next few days of the festival were a blur of music, art, and adventure. We danced to our favorite bands, explored the art installations, and made new friends from all over the world. Our tent became a social center. Six adults could hang out inside. Because the side walls are straight, we could sit around the tent without hunching over.

When it was time to leave Coachella and head back home, I was sad to say goodbye to the festival and all the amazing experiences we had there. But I was also grateful to have had the Kinoko Tent with us. It made our trip so much more comfortable and convenient, and I knew we would be taking it with us on all of our future camping adventures.

Overall, our trip to Coachella was a huge success, and I will never forget the memories we made there. With the DOD Kinoko Tent, we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the festival and all that it had to offer. If you're ever in the market for a tent for your next festival adventure, I highly recommend the Kinoko Tent. It's durable, convenient, and will provide you with a comfortable and memorable experience.

March 2022 - Robert H. (Mountain Brook, AL)

As a dad, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting experiences to share with my kids. That's why I was excited when I stumbled upon the DOD Ichi One Pole tent. I knew it would be the perfect addition to our family's camping gear, and I couldn't wait to put it to the test.

So over the kids’ spring break, we packed up the car and headed to a beautiful campground by the river. The drive was scenic, and my kids were bouncing with excitement as we got closer to our destination. When we arrived, we quickly set up camp, and the tent was the star of the show.

The tent was compact, lightweight and could be carried with ease, making it the perfect tent for a family like ours. It was incredibly easy to set up, taking us just a few minutes. I was impressed with how spacious the interior was, especially the ceiling height which allowed even me, an adult, to stand up inside and by how much room there was for us all to sleep, which made the tent ideal for our family of five.

Once we were all settled in, we decided to explore the campground and the surrounding area. We went for a swim in the river, hiked through the nearby forests, and enjoyed a delicious meal cooked over the campfire.

As night began to fall, we retired back to the Ichi One Pole, and my kids were so excited to spend the night in the tent. The fully meshed inner tent kept the bugs out while allowing for high breathability, providing us with a comfortable night's sleep.

In the morning, we woke up to the sounds of birds and the gentle ripple of the river, and my kids were already planning our next camping trip. The DOD Ichi One Pole tent was the perfect choice for our family camping adventure, and I couldn't have been happier with our experience.


Product Review by Chad F. - Ichi One Pole Tent

I recently had the opportunity to test the DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent. Here's my detailed review, including maintenance tips, pros and cons, and everything you need to know about this teepee-style tent.

  1. Capacity and Center Height: The DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent comes in three sizes: S, M, and L. The small sleeps 3 people and has a center height of 5 1/2 ft. The medium sleeps 5 people and has a center height of 6  1/2 ft. The large sleep 8 people and a center height of 10 ft. 
  2. Color Options: The DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent comes in two colors: black and tan. The black tent is stunning, but it will get hot if you set it up in direct sunlight. If you like to sleep in, the back tent is darker inside during the day. If you want to hang out in hte tent during hte day, tan will give you a lighter space.  
  3. Easy Setup: One of the best things about the DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent is how easy it is to set up. It only takes one person to pitch the tent, and the single-pole design means there are fewer parts to worry about. The tent also comes with everything you need, including stakes and guylines, making setup a breeze.
  4. Spacious Interior: The teepee-style design of the DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent means there is plenty of interior space. The tent has a large, open floor plan that can accommodate multiple people. There's also plenty of headroom, even for taller campers.
  5. Ventilation: The DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent has two mesh vents at the top, which helps to keep the interior cool and well-ventilated. 
  6. Durability: The DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent is made with high-quality materials, including a 210T polyester outer shell and a 150D polyester floor. These materials are durable and can withstand the elements, making the tent suitable for use in a variety of weather conditions.
  7. Maintenance Tips: To keep your DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent in top condition, it's important to take care of it properly. After each use, make sure to clean the tent and let it dry completely before packing it away. Avoid storing the tent in a damp or humid environment, as this can lead to mold and mildew growth.
  8. Not a Backpacking Tent: First and foremost, it's important to note that the DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent is not a backpacking tent. It is a teepee or tipi-style tent, designed for car camping or base camping. It's not lightweight, so it's not suitable for backpacking trips where weight is a concern.
  9. Seam Sealant: You do have to apply a seam sealer to the zipper seam of the tent. It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes. The tent ships with the sealer. 



  • Easy setup
  • Spacious interior
  • Ventilation for comfort
  • Durable materials for long-lasting use


  • Not suitable for backpacking
  • Limited color options

Overall, the DOD Outdoors Ichi One Pole Tent is a great option for car camping or base camping trips. It's easy to set up, spacious, and well-ventilated, making it a comfortable choice for a variety of camping situations. Just be sure to choose the right size for your group and take care of the tent properly to ensure long-lasting use.

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