Black is the new white
Instead of getting what everyone else has (a white tent), I was looking for something to help me stand out in an ocean of tents for a big event...the blackout tent was the perfect thing; got lots more attention than I would have if I had the same tent that everyone else had. Friends warned me that I would roast in a black tent in July...I was prepared with several clip on black fans, but didn't have the electricity to run them, but honestly, it wasn't a problem; the tent wasn't hot, and I had better shade than the white tent people. The black material is nice; silky matte finish and totally opaque. Recommended!