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Cabin-like 10-person tent has enough room for 3 queen size air beds WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry Hinged front door for easy entry and room divider for extra privacy Sets up easily in 20 minutes Measures 17 x 9 feet with 6-foot 8-inch center height
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A patented hinged door offers easy in and out access.
Angled windows, which you can keep open in the rain, help keep the water out while allowing for extra air circulation.
Stash small necessities within easy reach and off the floor thanks to mesh pockets conveniently sewn into the side of the tent’s walls.
This roomy tent has enough space to fit 3 queen-size airbeds and lets you stretch out thanks to its 6-foot 7-inch center height.
Inverted seams increase weather resistance by hiding needle holes inside the tent.
Engineered to be a stronger, more wind-responsive frame with redesigned poles and guy-out triangles.
A zipper cuff made of weather-resistant fabric adds protection from the elements to the door.
Welding-inspired technology strengthens the tent floor and eliminates needle holes.
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Coleman helps people make fun memories by providing the lighting, stoves, coolers, tents, sleeping bags, and camping tools integral to their favorite outdoor experiences.
About this item
- This fits your .
- Make sure this fits by entering your model number. Cabin-like 10-person tent has enough room for 3 queen size air beds
- WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
- Hinged front door for easy entry and room divider for extra privacy
- Sets up easily in 20 minutes
- Measures 17 x 9 feet with 6-foot 8-inch center height
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
Product Dimensions : 32 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches; 34.59 Pounds
Item model number : 2000028058
Department : unisex-adult
Date First Available : February 6, 2009
Manufacturer : Coleman
ASIN : B001TS8Q94
Country of Origin : China
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Best Sellers Rank: #22 in Camping Tents
Customer Reviews: 4,393 ratings
Special Feature Tall
Design Camping Tent
Recommended Uses For Product tenting
Seasons 4 Season
Sport Camping & Hiking
Item Weight 34.59 Pounds
About this item This fits your . Make sure this fits by entering your model number. Cabin-like 10-person tent has enough room for 3 queen size air beds WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry Hinged front door for easy entry and room divider for extra privacy Sets up easily in 20 minutes Measures 17 x 9 feet with 6-foot 8-inch center height
With enough room to fit 10 people or 3 queen size air beds, the Coleman WeatherMaster 10-Person Outdoor Tent lets you easily set up a home base with ample sleeping space. This camping tent is tall enough to stand in comfortably and has a hinged front door for easy entry and room divider for extra privacy. Guaranteed to keep you dry, the WeatherTec system features a tub floor with patented corner welds, protected seams, and a covered zipper that help keep water out. Setup is simple and takes only 20 minutes thanks to snag-free continuous pole sleeves, a patented pin-and-ring system, and snag-free Insta-Clip suspension. The strong frame is tested to withstand 35+ MPH winds, while the durable Polyguard fabric is designed to stand up to the elements for reliable use season after season. Angled windows let in air but not the rain. Integrated pockets make it easy to store and keep track of small items, and the included carry bag offers easy portability and storage.
The two-room tent offers room for the whole family, while a mesh ceiling optimizes air flow and keeps the interior fresh. The Coleman WeatherMaster 10 Tent has two rooms and plenty of space for the entire family. Up to ten campers can sleep easily inside thanks to the 17-by-nine-inch (W x D) footprint and six-foot, four-inch center height. Two doors— including a patent-pending hinged front door— offer easy in-and-out.
A convenient electrical access port lets you run a cord from your device in the tent to an outside power source, while an interior gear pocket helps you keep things organized.
Setup is quick and simple thanks two color-coded poles and continuous pole sleeves, shock-corded fiberglass poles, an exclusive pin-and-ring design, and InstaClip attachments. Straightforward instructions are sewn into the convenient carry bag, and separate stake and pole bags are also included.
Coleman’s WeatherTec System
This proprietary series of interworking features keeps the weather where it belongs — outside the tent —at all times.
- Leak-free Seams: In addition to fully-taped rainfly seams, the rainfly covers doors and windows, and incorporates easy-to-use Velcro frame attachments
- Weather-resistant Fabric: Coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing, and zippers are designed to keep you dry
- Protected Seams: Inverted floor seams dramatically increase weather resistance by hiding needle holes inside the tent, away from the elements
- Waterproof Floors: Welding technology strengthens the tent floor and eliminates needle holes
- Zipper Protection: Zipper cuff adds protection from the elements to the door
- Wind Strong Frame: Engineered to be a stronger, more wind-responsive frame by using redesigned poles and guy-out triangles to anchor tents and increase performance
- 75-denier polyester taffeta fly
- 68-denier polyester mesh inner tent
- 1,000-denier polyethylene floor
- 11-millimeter fiberglass poles
- The Coleman Limited Warranty
- Coleman has been in business for more than 100 years, and continues to produce high-quality, affordable tents, lanterns, table-top stoves, and more. All Coleman products have a warranty against defects in material and workmanship, and the WeatherMaster 10 Tent includes a limited one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- About Coleman Outdoor Products
- More than 100 years ago, an entrepreneurial young man named W.C. Coleman had an idea for manufacturing better lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. A century later, Coleman’s current catalog features a wide-ranging array of products that make spending time outside a pleasure. The company crafts coolers that keep food and drinks cold for days, airbeds that are comfortable and won’t deflate during the night, a complete line of bright and long-lasting LED lights, powerful portable grills that cook with an authentic open-grill flame, and more.
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1.5″ Constant Rainfall = Mostly Dry But Condensation Did Occur
First time we used this was on a three day trip where it rained 1.5″ one day for 12 hours straight and again light rain the day we left. High temperatures were in the 50s.EASE OF USE – 1 StarThis is a huge tent with big metal frame poles, heavy to carry and not quick to set up. You need large trunk space, room in your back seat, or an SUV/truck to transport this, and have a few days in between set-up and break-down. This is not for quick overnighters or primitive hike-in camping. This is for a weeklong family vacay in decent weather.SET UP – 2.5 StarsI first set this up alone unstaked on concrete and it wouldn’t stand alone. When staked into dirt properly three of us got it sorted in about 25-30 minutes from laying out the tent to tying down guy lines for the rainfly. Once set up it was absolutely solid. The carrying case is roomy and all pieces fit back in easily.SPACE: 5 StarsWe fit a twin and a queen airbed and three large bags of gear which left enough room at the feet of the beds and in between. There’s headroom enough for tall people to comfortably stand up and walk around.SCREENED PORCH – 3 StarsThe screened porch has no floor (we used a ground tarp) and is not covered by the rainfly (we used a tarp keeping rain about 90% out. There’s a YouTuber who talks about cutting up a tarp to create customized covers for the mesh which I will try). It’s literally just a space to sit somewhat bug-free and/or being a holding space for gear. In good weather this is a nice option to have. This is NOT a place to keep your pet because it’s not secure along the bottom although one could jury-rigg a closure with a ground tarp and fasteners.DOOR – 4 StarsThe framed entry is awesome when unzipped as it opens like a regular door. When zipped up, because there are so many zippers – to keep the frame poles in place, zippers for the screen, and the door release zippers – getting in and out (say at 2am for a restroom visit) can be frustrating. Coleman should make the release zippers a different color. For mine I’ll tie ribbon to them to make them distinguishable. Also, there is a flap over the top of the zipper on the outside which keeps rain out but makes opening/closing a pain, so go slowly and/or use another finger to lead the zipper into the flap area.STORAGE – 1/2 StarsJust a couple wall pockets on either side of the center curtain, and loops along the top center line where the curtain is attached, but no net attic, or any extra hooks/loops in other parts of the tent where one can hang necessities. We hung a line across the middle using two of the loops.WEATHER: 3.5 StarsUsed this first time with 12 hours/1.5″ of rain and cold temperatures. I had previously sprayed the tent with weatherproofing spray before camping. I tried to seal the seams (but failed…that’s a different product review). The tent had no full-blown leaks even with constant rainfall. Granted, the rainfly does not sit snugly on top the tent…there are gaps due to the frame…I think this is also for ventilation purposes (the top of the tent is only mesh) so that may have allowed some moisture in but no direct rainfall ever. The only real water we had in the tent was from opening/closing the door, dripping clothes, and tracking in mud and water. HOWEVER, the rainfly condensation became so saturated by middle of the night I did discover a light misting on my top blanket – tho my kids did not experience this on their side. It may also have been because I was near the end by the vestibule (see gripe below).BIGGEST GRIPEThere are two zippered walls dividing the tent from the vestibule. The “wall” on the vestibule side is tent material and only zips down the middle. It is unsecured along the bottom. Unzipped, the flaps can be rolled out of the way from the vestibule or you have to unzip the inner mesh wall to access from the tent side. Even with this outer wall zipped a draft can come in from the bottom. The inner wall on the tent side is entirely mesh material (like the top of the tent and none of it is heavy duty) and zips down the middle and along the bottom. So this mesh wall is the only fully securable wall on one side of the tent. And what happens if the mesh rips? These two walls are, in my opinion, a major design flaw. The inner wall should be tent material, and the outer wall mesh and both should fully zip along the bottom.If the issues I mentioned were fixed this would be well worth the hassle of the weight and setup. I’m not sorry I bought this tent and I’ll use it on future family trips in good weather but for simple weekend camping trips I’ll likely use our smaller Coleman 6 person dome tent.
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IT’S BIG!…and yet, not…
I bought this tent to use at a week-long star-party, so “practical” and “carry-in” weren’t objectives. What WERE objectives were that it had to be big enough for all my gear, had to be relatively reliable and well equipped, and it had to be big enough that I could move around in it with my 6’2″ figure without developing a hunch.Naturally when buying camping gear I ran to Coleman. It’s clear that the brand has moved far away from the mostly American-made products to overseas (China) manufacturing, so that was a little disappointing. However it probably worked in my favor since I could get more product for less $$.Okay, so about the tent…First off, this is NOT a light tent. If you’re actually going to hike this someplace, think again. The specs say it weighs 36 pounds, and you’d better believe it. It also comes in the typical Coleman tent bag (squarish green zipper bag) and the bag is about 4-feet long. Definitely something to consider if you’re planning on taking this tent somewhere on foot.The tent comes in a cardboard box, which is put inside the Coleman green bag, and then that is put inside a box for shipping. My tent arrived without a scratch on anything…except my wallet for the shipping charges. :)Assembly, I have to say, for a tent this size, is cake. Now like I said above, I’m 6-foot-2, and I was able to put this tent together solo without any trouble at all. In fact, with the exception of the rain fly, a midget with a step-ladder could solo-assemble this tent. (Take a moment and relish that image for a second…)When you open the actual tent bag, the tent is folded and rolled up around all the other parts and tied with two strips of nylon fabric. I’d recommend ditching these and getting some real straps or rope. The tent poles, stakes, and supplemental poles (for door and awnings) came in good, separate bags with tie wraps. The rain fly, removable room divider, and “door mat” were folded and rolled up as well.The tent poles seem very durable, well painted and marked, and where the elastic-cord is exposed in the joints, it’s actually a small link of chain, so no worries about eventually cutting through the cord with use. There’s four U-shaped pole structures for the tent. The sides of the U’s are straight and go almost the full height, and the top sections are curved. The curved sections feed into well-marked and reinforced loop-sleeves along the top, then you connect the side poles. Once you have all the pole sections in place, you just raise each one, one at a time, and stick the bottom ends into the friction-cleat at the bottom edge of the tent. As the tent raises, you have to watch that the seams of the tent line up with the poles, and you have to shift things around a little until all the poles fit in place. The side poles actually have push-pin adjustments so you can alter the height an inch or two. The directions say to raise the tent with all the poles in the lowest setting, then raise each to the highest setting to fill out the shape. I missed that step and had all the poles in the full-height position, and didn’t run into any problems. The tent DOES fit the frame with only a few inches wiggle-room, so it can seem a little tight until you get it all adjusted.From roll-out to the point where all four pole sets were raised took me about 10-minutes…and that’s with checking everything over twice.Once you have the poles up you can re-adjust the shape of the tent to get everything spread out good. There’s clips that connect the sides of the tent to the poles, and you can go ahead and fill in all the stake points. There’s a stake point at every pole point, as well as at the door, screened outside and inside, and a couple other places. Trust me, if you think there should be a stake somewhere, there’s already a reinforced loop waiting.Once you get the tent part up, the rain-fly goes on. I will say that the rain-fly fits TIGHT to the tent, so a little patience is needed. Make sure the “Coleman” logo is on the screened-side of the tent and not the back. The fly is sewn in a way that it fits the shape of the tent, and there’s just enough difference that it won’t fit otherwise. Once you throw the fly over the tent, each connecting point has an elastic cord connected to a good metal hook which fits into a small hole in each tent pole. I recommend starting at the middle (the center two pole sections) and doing the ends last. There’s Velcro straps that further connect the fly to the poles…attach those as you go to keep the fly from moving around as you stretch it. The fly also has attached tie-lines with toggles that you can spread out and stake down. They looked pretty sturdy.The whole top of this tent is screened (except where poles go over and its reinforced) so the fly is needed unless you’re chancing a dry night.Once you get the fly on, you put in the rods for the door and the awnings. These rods are very thin and each rod is jointed with the typical elastic so you don’t lose a piece. One rod goes into the vertical section of the door (what would be the hinge-line) and the other bows from the top to the bottom to frame the door. Coleman did a great job with this part. The poles are held in a sleeve along the door, with a zippered section so you can get the poles in and bend them how they’re needed, and the ends of the poles have plastic covers and fit into sturdy rubber sockets on the door. Despite what it looks like at first, it’s actually pretty durable once you get it assembled. The door has a protective flap covering the zipper, and a full-length zipper so you can shut the door fully at night. There’s also several small Velcro patches, so when you close the door it doesn’t hang open.The awnings (one over the door and one opposite the door on the other side of the tent) are made using the last two flexible poles. Making a bow-shape with the pole, you slip the pole into a sleeve on the rain-fly and then stick the ends of the poles into a grommet point on a strap that is also connected to the main tent poles. It’s a bit of a trick to get them in…I had to un-clip the strap on one side from the tent pole, put the awning pole into the grommet with the slack, and then re-clip everything back to the tent pole. The awnings to not stick out very far. I’d say they stick out only an inch or so beyond the profile of the tent. Since the tent does have a slight slope inwards, the awnings really just keep the dew or rain from pouring down on the door and back window.Okay, enough on assembly. How’s the tent? Awesome!There’s lots of windows in this tent, all screened with zippered privacy flaps that have built-in ties to manage them. The bottom of the tent is tarp-like and supposedly waterproof. Although I believe the waterproof part, I’d still HIGHLY recommend putting a separate tarp under this tent as a moisture barrier and to add an extra layer of durable material. I’d also recommend (if you care to bring it) a blanket or cloth-tarp to put inside to protect the tent bottom from your own traffic and gear. The inside room is very roomy and I could easily stand up without bending at all, and walk around the whole inside without problem. There’s a built-in mesh pocket, about the size of a sheet of paper, but otherwise not much else. There’s a small, semi-circular opening on the back wall near the floor that Coleman calls a “Cool-Air port”. I’m not sure the point, actually. It’s got a zippered screen flap as well as a zippered privacy flap, so you can open it fully and reach outside. Maybe it does help with air-flow…but I think it’s more so you can reach your cooler without leaving the tent! :)The screened in “porch” area has no bottom. The inside part, facing the actual inside of the tent, is divided by a zippered mesh wall, and a zippered privacy flap. The privacy flap doesn’t zip at the bottom, but the mesh part does. The opening for the screened area to the outside is a single vertical zipper. There’s stake loops at the bottom of BOTH sides, so you can stake down one side and use the other half of the opening as an actual door flap. There’s not much room in the screened area. About enough for a pair of chairs. I could stand up without problem, but not move around much, since there’s a bit of a slope. Still, to escape bugs, it’s a nice touch. I will say that the rain-fly does NOT cover all of the screened porch area…really just the top and part of the sides. If you store gear out there, know it’s exposed to the elements…just not bugs.Final thoughts:Taking the tent down and putting it away was as easy as setting it up. Surprisingly everything fit back into the bag…and I didn’t take much time neatly rolling it or pushing all the air out, so if you do take your time it will fit with room to spare!BUY ADDITIONAL STAKES! The tent comes with about 8 cheap plastic stakes that I wouldn’t rely on, and about 14 wire-metal-stakes which are fine but can be annoying to put in and take out. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple bucks on more stakes. You can never have too many stakes!Other than that I can’t think of a thing wrong with this tent. It looks gigantic in the specifications and even when setup, but it’s actually not that big…so don’t worry about showing up with some camper-sized monstrosity! I’d recommend getting a tent-repair kit and some seam-sealer, but that’s just prudent with ANY tent.It’s designed to house 6 people, but realistically you could get four people and a dog or two in this without much complaint.If you don’t want the screened section (or just don’t think you’ll use it) get the “WeatherMaster 8 Screened Tent” which is exactly the same except the tent fills out the area that is screened-in, in the 6 tent.(Further Update)I had this tent out on a mountain-top in West Virginia in mid september. A bad thunderstorm/wind-storm came upon us and I feared for the worst since this tent is so tall and all. We got pounded for hours and several other people had tents destroyed, poles snapped, and some even lost their tents entirely. I sat in apprehension that night, waiting for disaster…but it never came. When morning broke and I got a chance to have a look…not a thing was wrong with the tent! I had one tent-stake come up, but I expected that one to since it wasn’t in very good. Other than that the tent was as perfect as when I had put it up! No rips, no bent or broken poles, nothing.I do have a few comments to make, though.For starters, with the roof of the tent being mesh, it means even with the fly on there is a posibility of rain getting in if you’re in a storm and it’s blowing sideways. I ended up fitting on a big tarp when I saw the storm coming, so that chance was eliminated.Second, there were two points where some water did come in. There was a two-inch bit of the seams on one place near the door, and another under the opposite window, where the stitching was just a bit too tight and water eventually seeped through. Now, when I say “water seeped through” I mean a tiny splotch was all I got. During the storm I put a towel under each spot, and was fine. In the morning I applied some of Coleman’s seam-sealer to those spots, and since then haven’t had any problems at all with leaks.The third thing, is this tent is definately not a cold-weather tent. With the storm that came upon us, night temperatures dropped from high-50’s and 60’s, to mid and low 30’s, and I was definately glad I had my cold weather gear! Air comes in through the vented top and you can’t really stop it, and it also can come in under the porch privacy flap, in through the screen. The walls of the tend were great, and blocked the wind without problem. I solved the breeze coming in through the porch flap by stacking my gear that was in the porch area up against the flap, keeping it pushed shut. Unfortunately you can’t do much about the top. I think I’m going to sew on a privacy-like flap over both roof screen panels, to close them up.Oh, and one last thing, the porch area does not stay dry in the rain. The fly covers the top, but really the rain just comes in and only a small patch right under the fly stays dry. Not too big a deal.I still love this tent and recommend it to anyone. As with any camping gear, you sometimes have to figure out some solutions, but there are way too many good things about this tent to worry about the minor problems.
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Sean HansonSean Hanson –
So far, so good.
I got this tent about a week ago and set it up in the yard. We’ll be taking it with us to the beach later this month. When we get back, I’ll update this review to let everyone know how it did.For now, this is what I can tell you: First, I really, really like the overall design concept of this tent. We’re used to three man tents in the backcountry with two adults, three 50-60 lb. dogs, and all our gear. This will be like living in a condo for us. BUT, this tent no longer comes with the “vented cool air privacy port” as seen in the second picture on Amazon’s main product page (under the back central window of the tent. This is quite a bummer, as I was planning on using it as a doggy door as other reviewers mentioned was possible. Not a deal breaker by any means (don’t even know if my dogs would fit through it), but they really need to remove it from the product description.I had a friend help me set it up, and it was an absolute breeze. I have set up many, many tents in my life and I was able to remove everything from the bags, take one look at the components, and understand exactly how it goes together without looking at the instructions. This is a good thing, because the instructions are lacking.First, lay the tent out and stake down the corners, pulling the floor nice and tight. Next, you put the arch supports through the center (roof) sleeves on the main tent body. Red poles go in the red sleeves, unmarked poles go in unmarked sleeves. Then, starting from the back (non-screened) section, attach the straight poles to the arched poles, raise the roof up, and slide the end of the poles into the friction pegs attached to the stake out points. Again, red poles go with red poles, unmarked go with unmarked. Continue this process working your way forward to the screened section until you have all four pole sets hooked up. It’s easier if the straight poles are at their lowest setting, but it will go up regardless. Connect all the clips and velcro to the polls, hook in the awning and door poles (instructions explain this well enough), stake down all remaining points, and you’re set. There is an interior door/wall to attach, and that’s simple enough with the toggles. There’s also a silly little door mat that doesn’t attach to the tent, but just sits in front of the door and stakes down at two points (I’d trade it in for the vent in a heartbeat.)At this point…stop! And here’s why: THIS TENT WILL LEAK IN HEAVY ENOUGH RAIN! I set mine up completely, with the rain fly, and waited for a lovely Colorado afternoon monsoon to roll through. One fairly hard rain and there were puddles in the back room. I’m talking puddles deep enough to raise tadpoles in. Definitely enough water to make your camping trip miserable (the tent does have a bathtub floor so it keeps water from seeping in, but holds it in once it’s there. So, if you were smart like me (for once:), you went ahead and ordered a few cans of
Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellent, 12oz
with your tent. This stuff works great (although we lost about half a can from shipping to 7500 ft. Go ahead and cover all the canvas sections of the outside of the tent before you put the rain fly on (no silly, don’t spray the mesh. While you’re at it, spread the rain fly out and cover it completely as well. Here’s a tip: If you stretch the seams out on the fly when you’re spraying them, it will create a much tighter bond…ideally you would put the fly on your tent upside down to stretch the seams, then spray the inside of the fly…but this tent is too big to spray the top without some ingenuity. Two cans are enough to cover the entire tent with one coat (plus a little left over. I would buy five cans. Do one coat, wait four hours and do another coat, and take whatever’s left with you in case any leaks crop up while camping. Again, pay particular attention to the seams. The Kiwi Camp Dry smells bad at first, but it goes away after it dries, and it creates a wonderful water repellent, breathable barrier. Once the second coat is dry, put the rain fly on the tent, which again is explained easy enough in the instructions. Just remember, the red Coleman logo goes on the front (screened) part of the tent with the doors. The fly has several conveniently attached guy lines with tighteners for staking down. Use them. If you don’t know how the tighteners work, look it up online…plenty of good info out there with illustrations. The tighter the guy lines, the less likely the fly will sag against the tent walls, which means less likelihood of a leak. Another tip: Nylon cords expand when wet, so tighten them up in the rain and loosen them when they’re dry. Now that it’s all set up, and if you’re not expecting rain, hose the thing down heavily and look for any weak spots in the water barrier. The canopies above the door and rear central window work excellent. After following this process, I now have a very water resistant tent, leak proof in anything but the most torrential downpour. Then you just let it dry, break it all back down, roll it up, and put it back in the bag (it should fit easily with room to spare. Your tent is now ready for adventure and you’ve practiced setting it up, making life much easier on yourself once you find that perfect camping spot.Now for the quality of the tent: I’m not overly impressed. I was hoping the walls of the tent would be a little thicker and the seams would be a little tougher. That said, I did set it up nice and tight and had no rips. If it does rip, send it back and get another one. We got caught in the outer bands of Hurricane Karl on last year’s beach trip, and there’s no way this thing would stand up to those kind of sustained winds (60-65 mph. Not many tents would, however my Kelty Riverbend did. We wanted something much roomier for us and the dogs this time, and this tent is certainly roomy, but I will DEFINITELY be bringing my Kelty as a backup.The tent stakes that came with this Coleman tent are absolutely worthless. Do yourself a favor and buy at least four packs of
No Bendium II Gold Stakes
or something comparable (I’m obviously partial to Kelty…MSR makes a good product too. As mentioned, definitely take advantage of the several guy lines attached to the fly if you’re expecting any kind of wind or rain. There are 21 total staking points on this tent. Here’s another good tip: Attach glow sticks or solar-light garden decorations to your guy lines if you’re worried about tripping over them.I will personally be replacing the existing guy lines, made out of cheap nylon cordage, with 550 paracord. I bought a few of these with the tent:
Rothco 550lb. Type III Paracord
. There are plenty of other places to get paracord online…Vermont’s Barre Army Navy is a good source and cheaper. The loops where the guy lines tie on to the fly will break long before the lines themselves. And the existing tighteners fit on the paracord no problem. There is also the option of running one long piece of paracord through each side of the tent’s guy loops in a V pattern. This uses less stakes if you’re expecting calmer weather.The front, screened section of the tent is very nice. It’s separated from the central room of the tent by a fully zippable screen door and a side zippable privacy flap. There’s no floor on this model, which is good because if it rains there’s no way to keep the water out without some serious tarp rigging. There’s two traditional, vestibule style doors on this section that attach with a zipper and stake down individually. Stake one down and leave the other unstaked for easy entrance, but stake them both down if you’re leaving the tent for any length of time in case the wind picks up. The more stakes you have in the better. For instance, last year at the beach I had my Kelty staked down at 15 points and ours was the only tent that didn’t collapse or blow away. You can tie a line from an existing stake set in the stake point and tie it to another stake for an anchor if necessary. This can be done on the guys as well. The more redundancy you have in your stake points, the stronger your setup will be.Speaking of doors, the hinged door is an awesome addition. However, the velcro will only line up if you’re on very level ground. It does zip up nice and tight though. There are plenty of semi-decently designed windows, and we should stay nice and cool as long as there’s a breeze (usually is on the beach. On the other hand, this is NOT a cold weather tent. With all the mesh walls, you’re certain to get a draft unless you, again, go crazy with tarp rigging. There are also two typical mesh gear storage bags inside the tent…both medium sized.If you want to accessorize your tent with fans, lights, etc., there’s really no way to hang anything inside the tent without getting creative. If you leave the interior wall unattached, you could probably rig something up to hang stuff from the available toggle loops. We did buy the
Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed
Coleman 12-Volt DC QuickPump
. Pump works great and the mattress fits very nicely inside either room of the tent.To sum up; I love the design, I have some reservations, but with some pre-planning and a worst case scenario mentality, I am going to give it a shot at the beach. I’ll be bringing patch kits, sewing kits, duct tape, tarps, extra Kiwi repellent, extra stakes, paracord, and anything else I can think of to keep this tent operational if we do end up in bad storm weather. With the modifications, it’s done well so far with some decent rain and wind up here in the mountains, and I’ll let you all know how it did on the beach as soon as we get back.UPDATE 9-22-11: This tent absolutely rocked at the beach! We had mostly beautiful weather except for one night. The first few nights we left the fly off and really enjoyed the starry nights. Then we heard a big storm was coming in, so we put the fly on and staked, guyed, and anchored like crazy. Once again, our tent was the last one standing. We got hammered all night that night with high winds and torrential rains…did spring one small leak at the seam between the screened in section and the main body, nothing big and it was away from our bed so didn’t bother us but I should have sealed that seam a little better. Tent stood up to the winds no problem though…very happy about that. We actually left the fly on after that because we noticed that, with the breeze on the beach, it actually helped move air through the tent. Stayed much cooler in there…which was nice considering the heat wave going on in Texas this Summer. Very, very impressed with the tent and it will be our car camper for many years to come.One other thing: We bought this folding camp table and it fit perfectly in the screened in area with a couple camp chairs.
ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table
I’ll add some pics of our camp.
105 people found this helpful
Big, big, big!!
Well this is my initial review. I plan to come back and do another review after we have used it more than once.First off photo 1 shown on amazon is the front of the tent. The door shown in this first photo is the front door that is hinged. The second photo is of the backside of the same tent but the back door is just zippered. Photo 2 also shows the little diagonal light color tent material close to the bottom on the left that conceals the little zipper to allow cords to run in and out of the tent. The tent I received did not have the little dog door show in photo 3 on the amazon page. Photo 4 is pretty accurate of what it looks like all set up. In my opinion photo 4 shows the fabric more realistically. It is thin shinny tent material not flat thick material the way it appears to me in the other photos. Now that we got that out of the way on to my experience of setting it up and using it.I ordered this for a Cub Scout campout. I went (5’4 female 30’s) with two kids under 10. My husband had to work. The tent arrived on Friday thanks to awesome Amazon Prime shipping. We were leaving Saturday for the campout. I opened the box and went right to work. I set it up in the backyard all on my own (with help with one step from a 5 year old). The instructions were pretty clear. They are included on one white sheet of some sort of waterproof paper or material permanently attached to the tent bag. It was a windy day not heavy winds but gusty. It took me about an hour to unpack it for the first time, read the directions, watch a few seconds of a you tube video (while I was stuck), and set it up. Actual work time could have been greatly reduced but I made on error and it ate up a LOT of my time. So here is the error.On the instruction sheet it clearly says to put the pole marked with the red tape in the slot on the tent that is sewn in red…easy. Next put the remaining poles in the other slots at the top of the tent. Well here is where I had trouble. The tent was laying on the ground staked out at the corners but the bulk of the tent fabric was all piled up in the middle. I found another slot that looked just like the red one but it was sewn in black and put in the tent pole in and connected all of the pieces and tried to stand it up. No luck it would not stand up and fit in the pin-and-ring thing AT ALL it was like the fabric was two small or tight. I worked and worked and worked with it before I figured out that there was one slot sewn with red, two with black, and two with silver/gray (harder to see in the piled up mess of tent material). That important bit of information (that there were two other sets of slots and not just one) was not in my instructions so basically once I realized there was another choice it went right up. The black slots are not for the metal poles at all but are used later for black fiberglass shock poles. So that was my error and maybe it will save someone else some trouble for me to admit my silly mistake.Once the tent was standing I finished up the last bits of initial set up and it was done. Now I wanted to try to put of the rain fly myself. Remember I am going with just the two kids no hubby this time. The tent is very tall and I am not very tall. So I tried and tried to put the rain fly on but with the wind gusts it just kept blowing off before I could get it all the way on the tent. So here is were I used the 5 year old. She is very helpful but not very tall and we were able to get it on with only a few attempts working together. After it was “on” I still had to stake it out. Then it was done!! It is very nice and big!! So my intention was to go ahead and apply to Camp Dry and Seam Grip that I purchased. Because we were expecting rain. Well once I read the can it said it took 24-48 hours to dry WHAT? Oh not I didn’t have that much time. I called Kiwi (SC Johnson) to ask them if I should spray or not spray and we decided together not to risk it not being dry in time. So off I went to camp without camp dry in the rain. Now I have to tell you that last Cub Scout campout we barrowed a tent and it rained a LOT and we got wet. So knowing it was going to rain again and I was going to be in a new untested tent with two kids this time not just one was stressful. I took the tent down packed it up with a tiny bit of help from hubby (not needed just nice to have :)). The next morning we headed to camp.Once we arrived we found a spot with the least rocks, put down the tarp, and set up the tent. I had a little help from some of our Scout family and we got it up pretty quick (wish I would have timed it). In the night there was wind in gusts and some rain and we stayed dry and the tent held up great! Now this was light rain and not sustained. I was pleased. I took down the tent (again with scout family help) packed it up wet in the mild rain and headed home. We set it up in the backyard with the intention of cleaning it and then applying the Camp Dry and Seam Grip. I was able to clean it but the next few days were VERY windy so I couldn’t spray the tent. We did get to see how it held up to more rain (harder rain this time) and pretty beating winds. We finally took it down early on day three of it being up in the yard. I wish we would have taken it down earlier because I am sure all of that wind was not good for it. It took a beating and was still in good condition. I gave it the once over and found one small spot I would call a stretch mark that might leak at one of the tent bottom corners that attaches to the ring for the stake. I will be sure to apply Seam Grip there.We are planning to put it up again when it is not so windy to apply the Camp Dry and Seam Grip. I will update this review when we try it again.I just wanted to mention one more thing. I went to Home Depot and got some free sample squares of carpet (they were discontinuing this carpet) to put under the bottom of each camp cot leg. I plan to really protect the bottom to try and keep it in good condition. I do not want to get wet again like I did in the barrowed tent. No shoes and something under heavy objects. Hoping that helps.Update May 2016 we have been camping many times and this tent has held up so well. We have not had a really good hard rain yet to review the tent in hard rain.
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Keith O –
Good tent-not sure for the long haul though
I love and use Coleman products. I have tents, lanterns, stoves etc. so I had no qualms about getting this tent. I have another Coleman tent that is a few years old, I just wanted a newer, different styled tent. After doing a lot of research and reading reviews, I decided on this one.Just some background about my camping style. i live in the Northeast, sometimes camp alone, sometimes with others. I camp in spring, summer and early fall so I need a tent that can withstand heat, rain and wind. All of which I have encountered on previous trips, My old tent held up well with no issues, but you want to hear about this one so here we go:Pros:Very roomy as others have stated. I slept with the divider up as well as down. With it up I had a queen size air mattress in the ‘private’ part of the tent. There was a little room left on the sides but it was a bit tight. Take the divider down and space is not an issue in the least. Plenty of room for another mattress and gear. The screened in portion of the tent is a nice addition. I kept shoes there and when it looked like rain, my camping chair. It was nice to get away from bugs. Plus going in that way as opposed to the front door (which works really well) acts as another barrier so bugs cant get into the main tent. To me there is nothing more annoying than a mosquito buzzing around your ear in the middle of the night.The first two nights I camped, I left the rainfly off so I could see the moon and stars. Let me tell you, that is amazing! It helps with ventilation too. The third night passing showers were predicted so I put the fly on over the screen portion and the main room, leaving it pulled back over where I was sleeping. Needless to say at 2:45 am it began to drizzle. All I did was hop outside and secure the fly in three places and hopped back into bed. The whole process took less than a minute-and that was doing it half asleep!I am reviewing setup twice, both as a pro and a con. Setup once you understand it and and have done it, will be easy. A bit of a challenge for one person, a breeze if you have two. Also once you see how it is setup, you shouldn’t have any issues with subsequent setups.It is a ‘nice’ tent. By that I mean that it has a cool feel-it is roomy, open and with the main front door an ease to get in and out of. The screened in area is a nice touch for chairs, gear or some shade. It looks good in my opinion, not that that really matters but just figured I would mention it.Cons:Setup for the first time and alone was tricky. I camp a lot as I have mentioned so I am familiar with tent setups. This one requires that it be laid out and staked first, then put in the poles. It took me about an hour to set it up. In fairness, the large time frame was due to setting it up alone, being unfamiliar with it and having a breeze that insisted on blowing it down as i was trying to pull it upright. I can tell you that the next time I set it up, it will go a lot faster as now I know how the poles go and what it looks like set up. One person can set it up-just have patience and some time. As others have said don’t try to set this up in the rain and dark on the first go or you will be miserable.Instructions give you about 50% of the information that you need-the rest you have to guess and look at the picture of the tent set up. The instructions also tell you how to use the smaller power door (which it no longer has) Not a big deal but I have one on my other tent and do like the feature.Not sure on durability yet. The floor material is good-feels firm and like it will last. The walls, I am not so sure about. As other reviewers have commented on, they are a bit this and feel like that could easily rip. I would advise being careful with them. No rips so far though.Warm and stuffy even with the windows open. The back wall of the tent only has a smallish window up on top. Probably could have used a bigger one to provide better circulation. Def not a deal breaker but just something to be aware of. I do have a portable tent fan, so that helped a bit. This was also with the fly off, which does help in the upper portion of the tent.Couple of pointers:Use a tarp that is slightly smaller than the tent-this way if it rains the water does not get channeled under the tent. I also had the tarp extend into the screened in area by about a foot or two so I could take off my shoes and not be stepping on the dirt and tracking it into the tent.Seam seal it and waterproof it before or during the first use. Reading the reviews about it not being all that waterproof I used an entire can of Kiwi Camp dry on it and some seam sealer. The weather has been mostly clear so what little rain I did encounter was not a true test to it being waterproof. I sprayed it as soon as I got to the site as the weather was nice and there was a breeze so the fumes dissipated.Buy heavier duty metal tent spikes and have a hammer or something to drive them all the way into the ground, The tent needs to be staked down solidly or it will collapse-just know that and plan on it. I had some stakes and bought another eight. They provide you with plastic one but I feel the metal ones are much better.So overall, I would recommend this tent. It has some shortcomings but by and large, it has some great features and makes a nice home in the woods! Any questions that I have not addressed, feel free to ask me. Hope this helps outUPDATE 7/16/12Have used the tent a few times now and it works well. The set up time has dropped WAY down to about 20 min alone. The second time I didn’t even need the directions. Luckily or unluckily, I still have yet to test out how waterproof it is, as all the trips have been in good weather. Will update again after some rain.
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Lee R –
Generally a Good Value
Waited to get a couple of trips out of this tent before reviewing. The first big thing is to pre-assemble this tent at home to get used to raising it. This is not a pop up tent by any stretch of the imagination and takes a little time and patience to assemble, especially doing it solo. The good thing here is that the tubular frame construction is a lot sturdier than the tension rod tents. It is not a backpack tent, weighing well over 30 pounds.Coleman recommends staking out the four corners of the tent floor taut, then assembling the poles. Even with two people, that’s a little tough to do and puts a lot of stress on the tent fabric. It is much easier to lay out the floor as much as possible, install and assemble the poles, push in the bottom tent pins into the holds to put the tent under tension, stake the center loop of the back (non-screened) bottom panel, and pull the whole assembly up from the screen end and get the corners staked. If it’s really windy, this is probably a two person operation; otherwise, it can be done pretty easily by one. Some hand strength is required to extend the poles to final position using the spring loaded buttons.The other minor assembly challenge is the rainfly, especially with a breeze. If going solo, hook the one upwind corner of the rainfly to the tent and toss enough material over the roof to get it from the other side. Then pull the material toward the corners, hooking it to anything available as a temporary measure, then pull the rainfly into final position. The Coleman logo is on the screen side of the tent. The rainfly really fits tightly over the tent frame, and I would surmise that durability will be an issue with the thin poly material used. The rest of the assembly is pretty straightforward with the tensioning rods and whatnot.Assembled, this is a pretty sweet tent for 8 month camping season in VA. The screen room is great for gear storage (cover the stuff if privacy is an issue). The screen room has a dirt floor, but I install my tent over a tarp anyway, This is a high tent and the full 9’x12′ enclosed space is pretty much available for use. There is also an interior room divider that’s pretty much useful only to Ozzie and Harriet. Coleman appears to have changed the design from earlier photos in that the rainfly only bows out over the door and the one back window, not the whole front. That does make it a little more waterproof.The velco’d tensioned door flap is easily the best feature of this tent. The door can be zipped, but in normal use, the hinge system works like a charm.There are two drawbacks to the tent that kept it from getting a 5 star rating, which it really deserves at its price point. Coleman fully zippered the screen divider between the interior and screen room, but inexplicably did not install bottom zippers in the corresponding solid panel. In cold windy weather, that’s an issue. I reckon that it’s possible to seal the opening with duct tape in a pinch, but this extra step seems way too unnecessary.The rainfly material is ultra thin and, given the high tension to stretch it over the frame, is not going to last for the life of the rest of the tent. Also, the waterproofing of that thin rainfly depends on its coating and is subject to significant condensation in wet conditions or heavy morning dew, which creates some unwanted interior light rain under the wrong conditions.Addional waterproofing spray on the rainfly helps for rain, but not with the condensation issue. It’s a relatively flat roof, so that condensation can accumulate and get pretty bad. I’m guessing that’s why some reviewers are reporting that the tent leaks in rain, and others are reporting bone dry conditions. The rainfly doesn’t actually leak, but does sweat horribly over the mesh roof. I didn’t add additional seam sealer, but seam leakage hasn’t been a problem to date.For a tent that is otherwise brilliantly engineered, as noted in the other reviews, these drawbacks seemed to be an unnecessary $5 savings to Coleman in material.Overall, it’s a great tent with a couple of smallish gremlins. An enhanced version of this tent would be really, really good. Put a bottom zipper on the bottom divider panel, figure out a better rainfly design, and maybe toss in a thin panel(s)that can be hung/velcro’d in the screen room for nominal privacy if desired.To get this tent to perform “perfectly” for me in less than ideal weather, I’m adding some velcro tabs where the bottom zipper of the divider panel should have been, adding some shear curtain material to hang in the screen room, and most importantly, experiment with a couple of tarp configurations to help out that rainfly, probably using a big one for heavy rain and a cheapie light version to slip under the original rainfly. Hopefully, this will battle unwanted overhead condensation with what is essentially a double layer rainfly. As a car camper, I always have an extra tarp and extra stakes in the trunk anyway.If possible, don’t pack the large tent pole bag back with the rest of the tent. Everything else then fits in the orignial Coleman bag just fine without stressing the relatively lightweight zipper.Finally, bring along extra stakes and pins, as the plastic ones with the tent are not primo, and steel pins eventually tend to bend out and must be discarded.
5 people found this helpful
Camping 101: Waterproof your tent before you go
This tent is GREAT. I can’t speak highly enough about it. This is the first new tent that i’ve bought in over a decade and man, have they come a long way in design and creature comforts.An auto closing screen door? Are you kidding me? Ingenious! No more hassle of zippering and unzippering the tent during the day—just walk right in.And the head-room! At over 6 ft tall—being able to walk around inside this tent without hunching over like a Neanderthal is refreshing.For those complaining about leaks and/or difficulties erecting this tent; here are some basic rules of camping.1) ALWAYS set up your camping gear in your yard a few days prior to actually leaving. This ensures you know how to set it up and that you have all the parts and materials you need and that everything is in working order (grills, flashlights, lanterns, etc) Better to work out the kinks in the comfort of your own home and at your leasure—with an internet connection if needed than in the woods, with the sun setting, the mosquitoes biting, when all you want to do is get to sitting by the fire and drinking a beer.2) ALWAYS waterproof your tent with Scotchguard ESPECIALLY BRAND NEW TENTS prior to leaving on your trip. Tents do not typically come waterproofed—the new ones claim to have waterproof bases (that glossy fabric that makes up the floors of the tent) but people misunderstand that as meaning the entire tent came waterproofed—THEY DO NOT. The sides and top of brand new tents are not factory waterproofed. You must spray a few coats of Scotchguard over the entire tent and fly—take special care to really spray the seams as the simple act of sewing punches thousands of tiny holes in the fabric—Scotchguard will fill those right up.3) Buy a vapor barrier (a good, heavy, plastic drop cloth from a hardware store—I tend to go with at least 6 mil). New tents claim to have waterproof floors, but to extend the life or your tent and to ensure that you will not wake up to water on the floor, buy a vapor barrier and trim it to be at least 6″ smaller than your tent’s footprint on all sides. If your vapor barrier is visibly sticking out from under your tent, rain will land on it and water will wind up under (and therefore, usually, IN your tent). Vapor barriers also help protect the floor of your tent from abrasions from any small rocks or pebbles you may have missed when clearing your site prior to setting up your tent.HAVE FUN!
1,437 people found this helpful
Best tent ever!
We use this tent for all weather! Great if you have kids!
Juan Perez –
Great Family tent
Not a backpacking tent for sure but this tent fits our family Govea us room to play games inside and even invite guests to join us. Lots of fun camping with it and am keeps the weather out definitely recommend this tent for big families
Jill C. –
Very happy with performance of tent
Purchased tent for weekend camping music festival. It rained everyday – 22 hrs straight one day/night. Temps 50-75 degrees, low wind.I’m very happy with performance of tent and would recommend to a friend. I rated 4 stars because the screened in section gets wet inside when it rains, so I had to add plastic/tarp to improve my camping experience. Would be great if screen section had rain flaps. Otherwise, a 5 star performance.Pros:1) Tent was easy to set up and take down with one person – of course this goes faster with a friend – but no issues solo.2) Lots of space, lots of windows. I stayed in tent alone, there was plenty of space for my 40″ x 80″ camp cot, 24″ x 60″ foldup table, a fold up chair, all my gear, and space to walk around.3) Stand full height inside tent is greatly appreciated for changing cloths, etc.4) Screened in area was AWESOME to have with the rain – I could keep my muddy boots and wet rain jacket in the screened area, so that the cabin part of tent remained clean and dry inside.5) My friends were jealous of my tent set-up.6) I have no complaints about the main cabin screen and cover that is between the main cabin and the screen enclosure. The screen section zips up center and bottom, and the cover only zips at the center, not at the bottom. This was not an issue for me as other have expressed in reviews. If the covering had a bottom zipper – it would be very annoying to get in out of tent having to zip/unzip two layers (screen and cover) to access tent. Zipping the screen portion keeping the bugs out. There seemed to be no issues with wind blowing through tent. This is a Coleman tent – Coleman generally provides smart designed tents.7) No issues with rain penetrating tent. After 22 hrs of heavy driving rain, I noticed a few drops of water near one of the windows in the lower corner area. There was a few drops that entered near the back of tent – not sure from where. Per manufacturers testing, tent should last 35hrs in rain with less then a spoon full of water penetration. I definitely had much less then a spoon full, just a few drops. Floor of tent, with 6″ high sides, stayed waterproof…and I had a huge puddle under my tent.8) Top of tent is all mesh. This allows the tent to breath and prevents dew and condensation, which is a good thing. However, the mesh top could be an issue in colder weather – as it wouldn’t hold in the heat from a tent heater. I suppose you could cover the top of tent with plastic sheeting before installing rainfly if you planned on using tent heater.Cons:1) Tent in case is fairly large and heavy. Takes up a lot of space in my small car. But it is a BIG tent – so that is to be expected.2) Screened in section is not totally protected from the rain. Only the top portion is covered by the rain fly. When raining, the screen area gets all wet inside. (There is no plastic flooring in the screen part – the floor is the ground – so the rain does not collect – seeps into ground…but your gear gets wet). I resolved this by rigging a sunshade and plastic sheeting to protect screen sides from rain. That worked out great. But it would be awesome if the screened section had roll down rain flaps. Maybe I will sew on some Velco to the rain fly and attach my own homemade rain flaps. That would make this tent perfect.3) The tent poles are painted metal. I first practiced setting up tent in driveway at home. The ends of poles lost some paint rubbing on the driveway. After my rainy camping trip, noticed rust where the paint had been scrapped off by driveway. This could be a problem. If the poles are not stored in the plastic storage bag, they will likely stain the tent material. I do not know how to improve this situation – but scrapping of paint of off the ends of poles would likely occur with normal usage; camping at beach, gravel packed camp groups, rocky areas, etc. Its not a huge deal or concern for me – but it is something to make note. Does not imped the use of tent and likely won’t shorten tent life.
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Arin Cleland –
Okay so, my husband and I purchased this tent as our first tent together. (It’s my first time camping ⛺️ 😂) well when the tent came in I’ll just tell you what I observed:1. It is NOT LIGHT WEIGHT!! It is very heavy and takes two people to carry it if they’re not very strong lol.2. HOLES IN THE SEEM OF THE RAIN GUARD. we assembled our tent and observed that there is a rip already in the seem of the rain guard right in a area where there will be constant pressure applied. (and yes we were careful when setting the tent up)3. NOT TOO EASY TO ASSEMBLE. so with two people it took us about 15 mins. But you kind of need two people to do it.4. ALOT OF SPACE INSIDE. So even with the few issues with this tent it is all in all still very spacious inside. For those closterphobic campers like me 😂5. DECENT VENTILATION
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Michael W. –
For a pull up to the campsite setup, this is a fantastic tent. As with ANY brand of tent, be smart and weatherproof it right out of the box and have no worry about being a “weather master”.As I have only set up and used a few times, I cannot speak of longevity just yet but from camping since the 80’s it seem very well constructed and everything so far works above expectation and seems very solid.My queen size cot takes up most of the useable space in the floor plan but allows plenty of room for gear. The walls are sloped in this tent like almost every other that may confuse new tent buyers seeing person tent. This is a great size tent for couples or a small family/group that is sleeping on the ground or small cots.The ventilation is amazing in this tent if you adjust windows and the screened in porch area. Even with the rain fly on, Coleman did some research and air flows better than most cabin styled tents I have owned in the past.There is a “room divider” included, however the area is so small, I do not see much value but some of you may like it.I do wanna talk about that door…. holy cow, …. long time camper since boyscouts in the early 80’s… what an incredibly clever and why hasnt this been a thing! You can still zip the tent like normal, at night or maybe in a high bug area, but the rigid door and velcro… geniusSo far, I love it… like any tent, even from factory, I seam sealed high stress areas and waterproofed the rest of the areas before I slept in it so cant comment on out of the box but suggest you dont either lol.Ventilation seems super easy with this tent, the screened in area is able to be opened with a sealed bug mesh, huge side windows, upper end vent area and the best part of the top is not only is it completely open, the tent is designed so that when the rain cover is on, it keeps about a 2′ distance at minimum over all the surface to allow air flow.Its heavy so a out of the vehicle tent,… but great tent for extended stays in at least 3 climates and probably 4 if your young enough to be hardcore lol.If you want a well functioning, well made, well designed tent that will last you decades if you care for it outdoors abode for 2-4 people comfortably… look no further. Probably not a “my first tent” but should be. Its not that hard, the directions suck as with any tent just figure it out.Im looking forward to a full summer crashing in this tent. If anything sucks along the way, I will update my score.
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David Carver –
nor would I expect it to be waterproof like my more expensive backpacking tents
We are avid campers and have had probably a dozen tents over the years. Everything from $30 pup tents to $400 all-season backpacking tents for winter excursions. This tent is everything I expected and more, but make sure you understand it’s purpose and limitations before buying.I never intended to use this tent in heavy rain, nor would I expect it to be waterproof like my more expensive backpacking tents. This is a late spring to early fall, family camping tent and it serves this purpose beautifully. It will keep you dry through a northwest drizzle, but more than that and I would not be surprised to wake up in a puddle. Luckily, I haven’t tested it’s monsoon-withstanding abilities yet.Design:I’m really happy with the design and layout of the tent. It offers tons of space and head room. I am 6’1″ and I’m comfortable standing in it, even when not directly in the center peak. We put 2 king foam mattresses in it and still have a big space in the middle for gear and getting dressed. We like to sleep width wise and it’s plenty wide to feel comfortable laying that direction. With the sloped sides, it can feel a bit tight if you are in the extreme edges of the tent, but with only 4 people, that’s not a problem for us. And the sloped sides have other advantages such as withstanding wind better and being more structurally rigid than a straight-walled tent.Features:The most unique feature is the door. This is a huge bonus if you have kids because they can easily open and close it with catching the material in the zipper. It makes those late-night potty trips less disturbing to the rest of the family. It also makes it so much easier to bring gear in and out of the tent without letting all the bugs in during the process. We like to set it up in the back yard on nice weekends and let the kids use it like a giant play house. The swinging door makes it much more fun to run in and out of it. It’s a slight challenge to get the poles zipped into the door perimeter, but after the first couple of times it’s really easy.I also like the power cord inlet. It makes it easy to bring a power cord in without worrying about bug or water intrusion or creating a trip hazard running it through the entry door.The room divider works great, but it’s not something we have ever needed so it stays in the bag most of the time.I wish it had a few storage pockets like all of my other tents have. Especially for glasses, cell phones and flash lights so they are easy to find without risk of being stepped on. This seems easy to add so I’m not sure why they were left out.Set-up:Me and my 8 year old can set this up in about 15 minutes. With my wife’s help, 10 minutes. By myself it takes 20ish minutes though I’ve only done it once and could probably get faster with practice. There is very little that you can do incorrectly thanks to color coded poles and intuitive design. Just make sure to take your time and read through the instructions the first couple times and you’ll have it figured out. Some may find folding it back up and getting it in the bag tricky. I think the bag is adequately large to accommodate a less-than-perfect folding job. Just make sure you use the bag length as a guide to fold the tent the correct width before rolling. Too narrow and your roll will be too fat, to wide and you’ll be stuffing the corners into the bag. I find it easier to roll with the bottom tarp side out and the tenting tucked in.Overall:Great family tent for fair weather campers. You’ll love the space, the ease of setup and the swinging door. As long as you don’t expect it to be waterproof and you take care setting up and tearing down, you’ll be really happy with your purchase.
29 people found this helpful
Good tent for our first tent!
This is our first tent, so my wife and I invested a lot of time in finding the right one. We originally bought the Coleman WeatherMaster Screened 6 Tent, but we found something we didn’t like about it. We, therefore, opted to pay a little bit more for a bigger and roomier tent that would fit our supplies. Although only 3 of us occupied the tent, we were glad there was more than enough space to put our personal items on the other side of the tent. We were both able to stand up without having to haunch over. That was a plus for us. The other version of this tent comes with a ceiling light and fan, but it was more than what we were wanting to pay.First of all, I’m not a very tall person, so I needed another individual to help me set it up. It does help to have one side of the tent staked down while you get the rest of it up. The instructions on the bag aren’t very helpful, but it’s pretty simple to set up once you get the 3 main support structures together. Even though the tent came with its own stakes, I bought at least 8 extra ones. I think in total, you’ll need at 9 stakes if you were to secure all of the available sections. I’m sure the stakes that came with it will suffice, but I read a few reviews suggesting to get better ones, and I don’t regret doing so either. The plastic yellow ones still do the job, and there are thin metal ones that are included as well. I didn’t check how many there were of those, since I used the other ones that I bought separately.Once the tent was up, we put the rain fly on, since there was a chance we were going to have rain. Thankfully, it didn’t rain as much, just sprinkles. I was hoping it would so that I could test out the effectiveness of the rain fly. Even though it was pretty hot during the day, we still kept the rain fly on. It got pretty cold at night, so please be aware that this tent is more suited for warmer camping trips. We were fine, since we brought extra blankets. Too bad Coleman doesn’t have zippers to close the top mesh areas. There’s no way to cover those, only with the rain fly. Regardless, we had all of the windows open during the day, and the airflow through the tent was pretty good, even on hot days.Next, we loved the door. Some reviewers think it’s no big deal, but it’s a smart design. You don’t have to keep zipping anymore unless you’re going to sleep at night. My daughter did trip a few times going into the tent, since the bottom of the door is a few inches high. As long as your kids, friends, or family are aware of that, it shouldn’t be a huge deal. Velcro keeps the door from flapping around. I didn’t notice this before I bought it, but there is also a back door on the other side of the tent, but that one is the standard tent door where you zip it up to open/close. We never used that one, since it was more of a nuisance. I kind of wish it wasn’t there, for security reasons, but that’s fine.Inside the tent is pretty spacious. I do wish that there were item holders in each corner to put your phone or other little things in. Still, no big deal. Do note that the end of the tent are tilted in, so you won’t get all the room on both ends of the tent. Again, that didn’t bother us either. On one side of the tent, towards the bottom, there’s a zipper that you can open to allow an extension cord in. That came pretty handy. The tent came with a privacy screen to divide the room up if you had another occupant on the other side, but we didn’t put it up, since we weren’t needing it. It doesn’t zip up to the tent, unfortunately. It just hangs onto these little grapples, so you don’t really get too much privacy, just something to block your view of the other people on the other side.Lastly, putting the tent away is a pain, only because you have to fold this thing really good to put it back into the little bag that it comes in. Make sure to keep your window flaps open so that the air can escape when you’re folding it back up. I would also suggest purchasing or bringing along a little dust broom and pan to clean all of the dirt that will collect on your tent when you’re in the process of putting this away.
4 people found this helpful
Kurtiss Kunze –
This is a BIG tent!
I got this tent to replace my Coleman Montana tent which was big, but I needed bigger! Space for our queen size air matress, all our shizea and beds for two large dogs. Same basic design but bigger.Pros: Like the Montana, it’s very durable and weatherproof. Camped in some pretty nasty weather in the PNW with both and neither tent has leaked. The original carrying bag is expandable once you open and set it up. If you take a little time to fold and roll it up, it’s not too difficult to get it back into the bag. A big plus is the hinged door! Seems like it’s getting harder and harder to find a tent with a hinged door. Absolutely hate effing with a zip-up door everytime I go in and out and almost a necessity with the dogs!Cons: One thing I liked better on the Montana was a “porch”. The Weathermaster doesn’t have one. You also need a campsite that’s got enough level space to setup this fabric grand-lodge. It is a learning process setting it up the first time, (about 20 minutes) but it gets easier and quicker each time you use it.Overall, keeps us dry in foul weather, houses everything but the kitchen sink and after a half-dozen uses, still works well and even though it has the square footage of a mansion, the cost is more like a cabin.
3 people found this helpful
Rebecca Salard –
It does what it should
We used this tent while camping at a festival. The second night we had really bad weather, but the tent stayed standing. The open roof even with the rain fly over it allowed water to be blown in underneath. It claims to allow 2 queen size air mattresses and it does but you can barely turn around with them both inflated. Overall the tent was okay.
We took our tent out for is maiden voyage this fall and of course it rained the next morning. It rained pretty hard and we zipped up the windows. The inside stayed perfectly dry other then a few small spots where we had something touching the side of the tent. We have three boys 5 and under and there was tons of room for all of us. We moved our sleeping stuff over, brought in a camping chair and had breakfast with the five of us plus my mother in law and father in law who had slept in their own tent. Still plenty of room! The swing door is great for little kids other then their joy from going in and out constantly and allowing bugs to follow them. I wish there was more of an overhang by the door but I’m sure the effectiveness of the design would be lessened by the sail it would create when it’s windy. It didn’t seem to let any extra rain fall into the tent when we were opening the door in the morning. I love the tent and look forward to making many memories with it!
6 people found this helpful
Off to the woods we go.
I love Coleman products and can’t wait for Memorial day weekend.
Julie Waterman –
I Love This Tent!!!.
Just got my new Coleman weathermaster 6 p tent. I just put it up in my yard as the trial run. It’s always a good idea to do this. Know your equipment well before you need it. All parts were in the stuff sacks. It’s described as best to put up with 2 people but I did it myself. Not hard, but I know some tricks and have set up many tents. I like that the poles and sleeves are color coded…. red and grey. That made assembly easy. There was a stiff breeze which I used to my advantage in putting the rain fly up. I’m taking this camping in the Adirondack mountains in 3 weeks. I got this because I will have my two dogs with me. The screened in area will be perfect pet containment abd give me a place to get the dirt off them before they climb onto my bed.So far so good. I’ll be waterproofing in the morning. And sealing the seams. Can wait to camp in this tent. It’s gorgeous!Tent Update 2 nights in the tent: I’M IN LOVE WITH MY NEW COLEMAN TENT!Took about an hour to put up the first time but that also included unwrapping all the parts, reading the directions, etc. Im a seasoned camper but I still read all of the directions on new gear. I also set it up by myself. Directions recommend two people. I found it quite easy solo but I’ve set up many, many different types of tents before. If I had never done that, I would have had someone help me yet it was very straight forward. As I stated above, it was quite breezy. I used that to my advantage letting the wind sail the rain fly over the top fir me. Worked like a charm.Waterproof!!!!! It poured yesterday. My tent did not leak at all! I did spray a coat of 3M Heavy Duty Waterproofer as a precaution and as reviews from folks who did not waterproof were hit and miss but it work! DRY AS AN OLD DINOSAUR BONE!!! Parts of the screen porch area that are not covered by the rain flap did get wet… but, Duh, it’s only screening! LolTake down took about 30 minutes, but I added longer, steel stakes which are a bit harder to pull and took my time folding and wiping off any dirt that got on the bottom. I could easily get take down to 15 mins if needed.And Boy, is it comfortable! Simply being able to stand upright without hitting anything us a treat.The true test will come in 3 weeks week I head back to the ADK for a week long camping trip. I’m so excited!
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some people –
Good for car camping
My husband and I have backpacked together for years. With three young kids, we felt it was time to introduce the fun of camping and decided to spend a few years car camping with day-hikes from “base camp” while they learn outdoor skills and gain a little more strength and endurance so eventually we can all backpack together.We did a lot of tent research and eventually decided on a Coleman due to the affordable price point and durability. This is not the best tent ever made, but with care it will last several years, by which time we will have hopefully graduated to a completely different camping experience.A few things:This tent seems huge. Maybe this is just my perspective since I’m used to a tent barely larger than a sleeping bag. But it’s really big. There may be tent pads in some campsites where this thing just will not fit. So if you get it, make sure to scope out your potential campsite carefully before start setting it up. In spite of being huge, it’s a tight squeeze for two fit average-height parents and three scrawny kids. I can’t picture getting six adults in it comfortably, especially if any of them are taller or wider than average.It’s also pretty tall, so it may not be great in high winds. Our camping trips have been pretty uneventful weather-wise so far, but just from a simple physics perspective, it’s not a top pick for windy destination camping. Also if tent pads are surrounded by trees with low-ish branches, the height may be an annoyance when trying to position the tent. It’s fun to be able to stand up inside the tent, though.I thought the porch would be wasted space but its actually nice to have a place for muddy boots and an “airlock” against bugs getting in the actual tent (we quickly get in the porch, zip it completely, make sure we are dirt- and bug-free, then quickly move to the actual tent–pretty slick!).I thought the swinging door would be nice and convenient, but it’s not great with kids. They like to use it since its easier than the porch/airlock system, but they kind of hang around it and ever so politely hold it open for one another, so it’s really just a giant bug-sucking maw flapping open. If your campers are a little quicker or have had the politeness effectively trained out of them, your experience may be different.The tent is super easy to set up. My husband can do it himself in the dark within 15-20 minutes–and that’s with a 5 and 7 year old “helping.” For the two of us without the kids helping, it is much faster. The flip-side to this easy set up is that it’s very bulky to transport. Actually, about the exact size and weight of our 7yo. So imagine transporting a 7 year old kid in a giant green bag. If that works for you, then you won’t have any trouble with carrying this tent in its bag.Watch out for the fiberglass poles. They shed fiberglass splinters at an alarming rate. I’ve set up a lot of tents and don’t remember ever in my life having so many slivers. Unfortunately, assembling these portions of the tent could have been a job for the kids, but we now do it with leather gloves on. I’m not sure why this is happening with such frequency. Maybe they’re just cheap.The bathtub style bottom is nice, but I think it would have been better if a tarp were also included. That is something I have appreciated about Coleman tents in the past but I guess they no longer do this. We had to buy our own.The high windows are nice for providing airflow and still having a little privacy.Overall, we like this tent for the type of camping we are doing.
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Steve J –
Was comfortable camping
Went camping at the beach for the weekend. We had a thunderstorm that lasted 1.5 hours and had average winds of 40mph. The tent held up well. One of the canopy areas bent down but didn’t warp, break, nor tear. There was some water, enough to be cleaned up by a washcloth, at the lower seam but I am not sue if it is because of the rainfly touching the tent and transference or if the seam needed to be sealed. I bought a seam sealer and will apply it the the lowest perimeter seam.I love the size, I’m 6′-2″ and could stand up in the tent with out any issues. It is large enough for a full size cot, camping toilet, and all your gear. My wife and I were very comfortable in this tent. Please note that this weighs about 20 pounds. I carried it to the camp site about 100 yards from where we parked. The straps on the case are large enough for you to carry it like a back pack. Additionally when repacking the tent notice that on the bottom of the case there is a strip to remove to enlarge the carrying bag.I used 20 “Canopy Stakes Camping Stakes Beach Tent Stakes Heavy Duty Screw 10 inch” at the beach and they held up well. I used the included stakes when setting it up at home in the grass.After putting it up a a few times, I can successfully assemble it by myself in about 20 minutes. Stake the 4 corners of the tent then install the supports.
4 people found this helpful
Ample Room, Bright, Vented
Ample room for coleman queen air cot, two kids cots, a dog bed, and all our clothes. Have so much room, we may get a portable toilet to put in a corner. Bright inside. Tall inside. Plenty of ventilation. Love the end windows that can be open even in a heavy rain. And there is a really nice distance between the top screen and rainfly to allow ample ventilation there. Withstood heavy, windy thunderstorm with only minimal leaks (which I think would happen in any tent in the storm we had). Literally only about 1 cup of water in entire tent! (Water seeped through the thin wall material). Has been perfectly dry in normal rain.) Extremely easy, 1 person setup. Heavy, but worth it. Love, Love, Love the hinged d-door. Divider “wall” is see through and open about a foot at sides. Nice handy storage pockets in 4 upper corners. Could use more rings (1 in center) to hang things on. Really like the completely open screen ceiling for star-gazing! (Wish we could leave it that way often, but rain is unpredictable here). Highly recommend this tent, it is what we chose instead of a camper and I am so happy with it! (Stitching isn’t great in some areas, but Coleman will warranty any issues you might have)
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Phil WebbPhil Webb –
Buy this tent. Now. If not quicker.
This is an awesome tent. Stop reading this review, put it in your cart right now and buy it. Then come back and I’ll tell you why it’s a great tent. I’ll be right here.Okay, Done? Good.You are gonna love this tent. It is full of awesomesauce. It is easy to put up, my wife and I did it in about 30 minutes the first time closely following the directions in our backyard. Why put a tent this size up in your backyard you ask? We’ll get to that in a minute. Anyway, it took about 30 minutes to put up and when we had it up, we sprayed it with
Atsko Silicone Water-Guard 10.5 oz
. Yes, I know it’s supposed to be water repellent but if you don’t coat your tent with something you’re an idiot. Just do it and stop whining. It took two cans to thoroughly treat the tent and rain fly. Drop those in your cart as well. Prime. It’s a wonderful thing. Anyway, we took the thing camping and it was great. Yes, it has a power port. The room divider is nice, it’s split with a zipper down the middle so you can tuck it out of the way. There are little tabs to hang lights from. We used a
iRainy 60 LED Portable Outdoor Indoor Camping Lantern With Lampshade Circle Tent Light Campsite Hanging Lamp For Outdoor Camping/Hiking/ Mounting/Reading/Hunting/Fishing
hung in the center and it did a fantastic job, adequately lighting the tent without being obnoxious.The doors are great, easy to open and close, the main door has velcro that is outstanding for the “In and out” during the day and then zip it up at night. I’m not sure what some folks’ major malfunction is that are complaining about the zippers. They’re tent zippers. Don’t yank on ’em like a gorilla and they will do fine. Over the course of four days, not one of our zippers bound up. Not even once.The one thing you will want to do is order up a couple sets of
Coleman 9-In. Heavy Duty Aluminum Tent Stakes
. The stakes that come with the tent don’t really amount to much more than a good idea, but that is the way most tents come.Now, a lot of folks have complained that this thing barely fits back in the provided bag. Not so. When we packed ours up we fit the tent (With the fly and the two useless little “Foot mats”), an 11′ X 23′ tarp for a ground cloth, all of our tent stakes and a 4 lb hand sledge. It fits. Pay attention, think about it a bit and it’ll go just fine. We folded along it’s long axis in thirds and then folded it just shorter than the length of the bag and it popped right in.As far as setup and takedown go, it is a snap. The first time took us about 30 minutes, the second time took about 15. Takedown is just as simple. When we broke camp, my wife took it down by herself in about 15 minutes and when when we got home she set it up herself in about 10 minutes. BAM! DONE!All in all this is a fantastic tent and is worth every penny you pay for it. Buy it now, and thank me later.
560 people found this helpful
Happy with purchase
I bought this tent because it’s coleman and I have owned numerous coleman tents with much success. I bought this weather master because of the screen porch front and swinging door. The first thing I did was buy scotch guard spray and seamsealer. I preped the tent coating every inch with spray. I then seam sealed all the seams paying attention to around windows and bottom corners. Glad I did because several hours later a surprise storm moved through the area. This tent held up amazingly, high winds and torrential down poor didn’t effect it all. I’ll admit while watching the tent during the storm I was just waiting for it blow down but it didn’t. After the storm passed I checked the insides and there was about a table spoon of water that leaked from the window seam,next to the side door. Took care of that with more seam sealer. We spent 5 days and 4 nights in this tent the next week. There were two storms that hit us but the tent kept us completely dry. I am happy with my purchase. Enough room for a double air mattress and queen materss and 4 adults. I will say not alot of extra space in the tent for bags and such, but that was our set up. There is better ways to make more room though, but our situation is what we had. The only bummer I would say about this tent was the door awning pole that extends the rain fly out over the door. This broke when bending it, to put in the eyelets. I was able push it together and make it work but I can see future use will only splinter it to the point of uselessness.
2 people found this helpful
The set was easy, it took30-40 minutes but that was the first time putting it together. I’m sure it will go faster next time. Plenty of room for two cots all the accessories you need camping and two dogs. Stood up to winds from Hurricane Ian and was plenty warm in a chilly night. Overall a great buy and I look forward to camping again in the tent.Pros: good height inside Love the door Good amount to room to spread outCons: can take a little bit of time to set up High moisture guard around bottom of tent Can be tricky to manuver.
Glamping at its finest!
Great tent! Glamping at its finest! Its been standing in our backyard for 2 weeks now. Took my husband and I about 30 mins to put up (new from box). So far its been through 1 rain shower and 1 moderate thunderstorm. After we put up the tent, I sprayed the exterior of it with a camping waterproofing spray (Kiwi Camp Dry). Then I applied a layer of seam seamer (Coleman brand) along the interior seams of all the windows and screens, just for added protection. We did not sleep in the tent for either of those weather events- however, after the rain storm I checked the tent in the morning and a very tiny amount of water did get in. It was around the seams on the floor that it looks like it got in (where the tent poles pull, see picture). From reading previous reviews, I purchased the seam sealer and waterproofing spray when I initially bought the tent. Very happy I did! I highly recommend both of those products to have on hand. To remedy the water getting in from the floor seams, I simply applied a generous amount of the seam sealer to the area (after it was dry of course), and it worked! (I didn’t do the floor seams the first time around; amateur camper mistake) A few days later, we had a thunderstorm with high winds, and no water!Overall, we love this tent. Its tall enough to stand up in, roomy enough to squeeze 2 queen mattresses (if you want); yet big enough to feel like a hotel room if only 2 people use it. I love the screen room, (sitting in it right now typing this!) I love being able to open it up to the main tent area as well. It feels like your in an A-frame lodge when laying in bed with the screen room open. The hinge style entry door is really cool too, only thing I don’t like is I can’t figure out how to zip the door closed from the inside….but theres a door handle. Not a big deal, nothing a piece of string can’t fix- just tie the door closed before going to sleep to another loop inside; if camping in nature or out in public.For the full glamping experience- complete the look with battery-operated string lights and a few frameless candles! Don’t forget the rug, nightstand, bedside tray, throw pillows, a lightweight comforter, stool and some fake flowers!
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Amazon Customer –
An absolute cavern of a tent. Easy enough to put up as well.
I’ve gone through a lot of tents lately, and this one really fit the bill. It’s got a GIANT footprint (7’x17’) so it might not fit on every tent site…like, almost laughably big.But you could fit a platoon inside this thing. We had two Queen-size cots on either side, and enough room left for 4 of us to move around. All the windows also make it easy to get air flowing, and it’s easy enough to keep cool.Despite being massive, it’s real I’ve easy to assemble. After a few uses, I can assemble it by myself in 5-10 minutes, especially if it looks like it’s gonna rain.After about 10-12 uses, I have to give this tent a big thumbs up. I might even buy the 6-person for smaller Campouts! My new favorite tent!
Toyota GuruToyota Guru –
Great all around tent with lots of room and fairly easy setup.
This tent was so close to being 5 stars. So since it was so close I’ll start off with the bad.If it’s going to be raining, make absolutely sure all the zippers are shut all the way…. So after getting the tent I wanted to check it out for any flaws and learn how to set it up at my leisure. It was a little odd putting it together the first time and put the poles in the wrong sleeves once. But the instructions were easy enough to follow along and I figured it out. Once I saw we were getting some rain, I figured I would leave it up so I can check for leaks. Normally in Washington we get a little rain, this turned out to be a downpour. To which I thought great! At first everything seemed to be holding up fine. I even left the window flaps open to see if the rain would get in that way. Everything seemed to be holding up fine then after a few hours I noticed a small puddle. I thought oh no! It seemed like it might have been coming through the window, but it was all dry. A quick look around and I found out it was the entrance for an extension cord that didn’t get zippered shut all the way.Which granted was my fault for not catching it before hand and we did have a lot of rain. But then I got to thinking, what if I had an extension cord running into the tent? What if that puddle formed right where the plug was? Yikes. Seems like they should have figured out a better way to weather proof that opening.The only other bad thing was I would have liked to have more places to hang lanterns from. There’s the standard one in the center then 2 more above the doors. Which is an odd place to have them to be. But they are sturdy. It holds up my LED lantern with 8 D cell batteries in it no problem.The good TONS of room. I’m 6′ even and I can walk almost all the way to the edge before my head touches the mesh. So it’s great for actually spending time inside the tent if it’s raining or crappy outside. Plus you can keep all your gear inside of it and out of the way. It has a really smart window design that allows you to keep the side windows open, but the rain won’t be able to get in. Unless it’s gusting sideways, but then if it’s blowing that hard you probably won’t need the windows open.As a surprise bonus, the instructions are actually helpful! They are a little vague, but it’s pretty much to be expected from tent instructions. But it said to stake down the 4 corners before trying to pole it, and it really helped a lot. I know because I put the poles in the wrong sleeve and unstaked it thinking that was it. Nope my mistake.So aside from the small issue of the cord zipper not being drawn all the way and allowing water in it’s a very nice tent that I enjoy very much!
15 people found this helpful
In mild weather its great but…
Disclaimer – we really like this tent, and we have lots of good things to say, but first the not-so-good things… We bought this tent a year ago and have used it 3 times. We seem sealed it when we bought it and when it rained our second time out we had no leaks, but it was a fairly light rain.For good measure we seem sealed this again the weekend before we left. This last time we went out it rained consistently for 3 days. During the first heavy rain all of exposed sides of the tent leaked heavily where the ground tarp meets the fabric walls, which is about 4 inches off the ground. If this had a full rain fly then this would have most likely not been an issue but the current rain fly only covers the long sided walls for about 1/4 of the way down. The shorter sides aren’t covered at all, which doesn’t matter on the vestibule side, because we didn’t really keep anything that can’t get wet in there any way. But the very back wall where I sleep, had leaks along the entire length.We ended up going to purchase a very large tarp which we put over the existing rain fly and it kept us nice and dry.Also, there are no hooks to hang gear or lanterns except where the room divider hangs.I under stand that the room divider is for privacy and little else, but it would have been nice to have this attach completely to the inside of the tent instead of leaving a roughly 3″ gap between all walls. We camp in colder climates and run a heater in the back portion where we sleep, this gap causes a lot of cold air in.On to the good…The bottom of this tent is water proof. We didn’t even realize that we had a big pool of water which had formed under the tent until we took it down which seriously impressed me.This tent is huge! Plenty of head room and the vestibule is great to sit in chairs and stay put of bad weather but still get some fresh air.My FAVORITE feature is the door. This simply makes tent life so much easier! I don’t have to bend over to continually unzip the door because the velcro keeps the door shut, although it does zip shut if need be. The door closes on its own because of the angle it sits, so you don’t have to worry about anyone leaving it open. The door is by far my favorite feature.This tent is sturdy but does take 2 people to set up. It takes us about 20 to 30 minutes to complete when inculding the rain fly when one knows how to set it up. I recommend a practice run as the instructions aren’t very clear.Overall I would buy this tent again, but I would consider buying an extra large tarp and some extra guylines just in case. If Coleman made a full coverage rain fly, I would purchase it in a heartbeat.
4 people found this helpful
Great family sized camping tent
I purchased this tent based on its size and the fact that a grown man can easily stand almost anywhere inside of this tent. I’m 6’2″ tall and can walk around no problem throughout this whole tent.One person can easily set this tent up in 10 minutes after you’ve gone through the motions once. First time around took about 20 minutes as I had to read through the instructions at the same time.Tent poles are very strong but some of the paint came off on the 3 main poles when I had to twist and extend them to tighten the tent. Hoping they won’t rust so I may have to give them a quick spray with some gray primer to prevent this from happening.The swing door is the greatest idea for a tent I’ve seen. The door can easily be opened and closed while still managing to keep the rain and bugs out. The only time we’d zip the tent up was at night to make sure we were mosquito free.Although the description states that this tent comes with an extra small zippered door to hook up a portable AC unit, the model we received did not have this feature nor did it have the small hole used for running an electrical cord into the tent.Minor details though as we just ran an extension cord through the door and zipped it up so we could run a small heater for our son at night time.The tent also has a room divider but it doesn’t quite extend all the way to the walls or roof so don’t expect that much privacy if you are sharing the tent with friends or family. Pretty much just a piece of the rain fly stretched out in the middle so that you can change clothes or sleep without being in sight of the other half of the tent.This tent also easily fit our queen size air mattress with plenty of room for our sons crib, all our camping gear and ample space to walk around. None of our gear had to touch the edges so there was no fear of any of our clothes getting wet during a rain.The rain fly only covers the mesh top portion of the tent so for added precaution I sprayed all the seams with a teflon based tent waterproofing spray. Not sure if I needed this or not as the seams are sewn so that all of the stitching faces inside the tent in order to prevent water from seeping in through the seams. We did get a bit of rain while camping and the tent stayed perfectly dry.Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with this tent for the price I paid on Amazon ($185 US). This tent retails for $350 here in Canada so it was a great deal and more than met all of my expectations. My wife who hates camping in tents even admitted that this tent was pretty nice and she didn’t mind staying in it.
6 people found this helpful
Awesome tent for a family with kids
I sprayed the tent and rain fly with Coleman weather sealer and kiwi dry camp spray. First 2 nights were heavy rainstorms with high winds. Tent held up very well, no leaks. We had 2 queen size mattresses and plenty of room for our gear. The Hinged Door was amazing with young boys who were in and out all day. Hung the LED Lantern in the middle of the tent and provided plenty of light.Overall very impressed with this tent. We were in central NY in the middle of nowhere and we were very comfortable.
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kelly mitchell –
Stands up to wind and rain
The first time I used this tent it rained and rained for 24 hours like the heavens had opened up. When I woke up there was water in my tent. It seemed to come in only at the points where the window tie backs were, and the small plastic thingies hang down, causing the water to wick into my tent. I sprayed the window tie backs with camp dry, both the loop inside the tent, and the loop outside the tent and hoped for the best. The next time I used the tent it rained even harder with wind gusts of 35 mph. My tent stayed absolutley dry. Otherwise the tent was very weather tight. Even the unexpectedly strong wind and blowing rain had no effect. It was nice to see that no matter how hard the wind blew the tent fabric flapped a bit, but the steel poles never even budged. I really don’t understand why Coleman doesn’t offer a rainfly for the screen room, I would pay well for one. As it is I bought a roll of greenhouse plastic and some A clamps and fashioned one for myself. Not a single drop got in the screened porch, it was very nice to have the extra space during all that rain, and I could keep my things dry. The only things I would change about this tent would be to put in some useful pockets for gear storage, and to fasten the tent flaps between the main tent and the screen room. It shouldn’t be left to flap around. I will be adding a little velcro to secure it. I also wish it had a few hanging loops for lanterns or fans.
Amazon Customer –
Awesome tent for family camping
This tent is awesome. It fits our family of 4 great and is very easy to setup after the first time. Make sure you set it up at home before using it at a campsite.I sprayed the tent with water proof treatment and sealed the seams and we only got a tiny leak but we were in a deluge so in more moderate rain it would have held. Despite the excessive rain we stayed dry and comfortable and just put a towel in the one spot that had a leak. It was a side seam that dripped to the floor. We also had quite a bit of wind and the tent was nice and strong and sturdy. Make sure you guy out all the rain fly ropes though.Couldn’t be happier!
I did a lot of investigating before buying this tent and wasn’t completely convinced it was the right choice until we pitched it for the first time. This tent is wonderful.My wife had never truly camped before I took her into the CatSkills and at that time I had a small two person tent which was extremely cramped for two adults. After two trips to the woods she was ready for something else.The first setup took about an hour. We are down to 15-20 minutes depending on the where the tent is being pitched (rocky areas take a bit longer in general to stake). It has enough room inside for me to stand up straight, a queen air mattress (for those glamping trips) and enough room for a couple folding stools for changing and room to walk around.The construction is fantastic and should help the tent last many years/trips. The ventilation is awesome. The door on this thing is something else and I don’t know if I could own another tent where you have to zip in and out.The screened ceilings are amazing at night whether under trees that reflect the firelight on leaves or under an open sky with brilliant stars shining down on you. One night there was a full moon and it was actually too bright for me.The rain fly keeps you dry and is SO easy to install. Just make sure when you stake the tent it’s fully stretched so that you can avoid pooling but that’s true for most multi-pole 4+ person tents.The screened room we haven’t taken full advantage of yet but our last trip it rained and we moved our chairs and table inside and played some cards and ate snacks while watching the forest get soaked. It was quite cozy. Usually we just put our gear in this room for the night or when we leave the site for the day. The screened room does attract quite a few insects which get trapped at the top after entering through the sides at the bottom. This could be due to poor staking (we don’t take too much time to stake this part of the tent) causing the tarp flaps along the bottom to welcome curious bugs.As with most tent gear I struggle to get everything folded up and back in the box so simply roll and tie the tent and throw it in the back of the car while the canvas bag w/ box holds the remaining gear and a few other items like extra stakes and tarps.You will not be disappointed with this tent.My one complaint is that due to its size and the lack of a shoulder strap (only hand straps) you will struggle to take this and other essential gear to a secluded site in one trip.
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Rachel C. –
Not perfect but is a great tent
We took this camping for the first time putting it together with rain coming our way. The tent was very easy to put together. There were only three large poles, a couple of smaller poles for the end windows and a couple of small poles for the doors. It went very quickly. We were able to put it up just in time for the rain to pour down. There was only a small leak at the back and front door and this is with not scothgaurd spraying at all. I put a towel down and we were fine. This tent had plenty of room in it for 4 adults, all our stuff, and one large dog. I wished that it had a vestibule of some sort on the outside of the tent to stand out of the rain while taking off shoes and store items but it does not. There are some old pictures in the reviews that make it seem like it has a large screened porch attached to the tent… THE CURRENT 2021 TENT MODEL DOES NOT HAVE THIS. Overall, this was a great tent and I’m glad it was what I went with for a weekend camping trip with rain.
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Good value, but does let a bit of water through the windows.
So I’ve had this tent for about 1 year now and have been meaning to write a review about it.First, my purpose for buying this tent was for sleeping at the Track when I did motorcycle track days. I live on the east coast so we experience rain frequently as well as some wind. Depending on which race track I was at (some have camping spots, others you get a concrete slab) the way I’d anchor this down would vary.For the majority of the time when I had dirt available I would use the included stakes to anchor the tent and the rain fly down, otherwise on concrete I would tie off the ends to vehicles/trailers we brought along in our group.Here are the most memorable things I can think of:-This takes 2 people to assemble, I’ve done it myself but it falls over on itself until you’ve got it tied down and just takes longer.-Says it sleeps 6, it’s more like 4 grown adults, unless everyone likes to cuddle.-When it rains heavily the side windows leak-So many windows make this a great tent when it’s not raining, a nice breeze flows through.-It has a small screened in tent area – I used this to stage shoes, and to take of my leather track suit. I could fit two collapsible chairs inside this area.-You have to plan packing the tent back into the included bag by folding it in an organized fashion – otherwise it will not fit. The included tent bag is solid and includes wheels which makes it easier to move around, but for me I don’t find it heavy enough to have to wheel it around. However, this thing would be a chore for a long backpacking trip – it’s probably a good 30-40 lbs at least and 5 ft tall.-I’m 6′ tall and I can stand up in this thing – awesome.-The top of the tent is completely screen, you must put the rainfly on if you want to stay dry.-The pockets along the edge of this tent are perfect for phones, wallets, keys, etc.-There is a side door but the door on the end of this tent is easier to egress/ingress from.-The large door has both a solid zip door and an inner screen door.ConclusionBesides the small dripping that occurs in heavy rain through the window, still woke up dry…this is a great value and my friends loved it. Before I had this I would sleep in the back of my truck or in sleeping bag somewhere. I’ve included some pictures and as you can see it makes a solid base camp for us every time we use. We aren’t fortunate enough to have a Toy Hauler/RV like you see in the background (one day..) but we sure aren’t spending as much money as them to have some comfort away from home.PS. I’ve included some pictures of it assembled.
52 people found this helpful
Pleased with the purchase
Feels sturdy, it was pretty windy and we had no problems at all with the tent! Nothing blew in or ripped. It’s only 1 big room not 2 which the pictures make it seem like but there’s plenty of space for 2 queen mattresses and it was not a deal breaker for us but maybe for some.It would be nicer if it stored in 1 bag but the poles don’t seem to fit which is more annoying than a problem. Lugging and storing multiple bags I feel like is asking to loose parts but not a deal breaker either. The longevity and overall quality I can’t fairly address because we’ve only used it a few times but so far so good! Definitely pleased with the purchase. My husband and 10 yr old daughter had no problem with assembly and we have no real big complaints.
tina davies –
My husband and I have purchased many tents over the past 20 years, but this one is the best!! We would highly recommend this to anyone.
Bryan J. Cohen –
Nice tent, large, good for a family of four with two queen mattresses
My family and I have gone through quite a few tents over the last decade. Some were unbreakable, like the $300 cabelas tent we had. That thing could sit on the top of Vesuvius during eruption and not bat an eye. Unfortunately its strength came from the fact that it took an engineering degree and four people to set it up, what with the poles and other ridiculous requirements. The tent was sturdy, but sweltering.Next we tried a large instant pop-up tent. Those are also nice, but heavy since the poles are all built in and, in a cruel twist of fate — if one pole breaks, you are completely snafu’ed. The whole tent is trashed, basically.So we get this coleman tent. My wife’s only requirement — she wants the “door” feature. My requirement(s): easy to set up, for the most part. Large enough to hold the air mattresses. A more leakproof bottom. reliable company.For all of our requirements, this tent has it. It is fairly small to pack, and lightweight. This is not a tent you are probably going to want to use on 30 degree nights, as the top of it is completely mesh. Yes, the rain cover will help trap in some of the heat, but still. As a rule of thumb I do not camp when water can freeze in a puddle, so the mesh roof is fine by me, and it lets in lots of natural light.The door feature is nice. One side has the door feature but the other side is a normal zipper door, so be aware of that when you are setting the tent up. It took me about 15 minutes to set this up the first time because the Coleman directions included in the bag are generic (way to go, Coleman). But after the first time, it is a breeze and should not take very long at all.So the pros are that it met all of our requirements.Cons: Well, it doesn’t have a cover over an entrance, or a mesh “porch” area like some tents. So everything needs to go in the tent. This can also lead to a lot more dirt being tracked in to the tent than you would like. Make sure you bring a nice outdoor mat for foot wiping to your campsite.
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David Verzwyvelt –
Didn’t like it at first, it has grown on my, and now I’m pretty happy with it.
I didn’t like how big it was, but now I’m fine with it.The door is amazing.Last camping trip, we had an epic storm. Insanely crazy. The tent held up nicely. All I did was put the fabric treatment on the rain fly a few months prior
Chad Duffin –
Best features for price
We debated several tents, looking for biggest size with an affordable price. Highly recommend this tent do to size, screen area, extended floor, ample windows. With a little work, was able to set tent up by myself in my living room (hadn’t bought seam sealer or a tarp for outside yet). Later set it up in the backyard (was easier with a second person). Rain-fly can be attached by one person, though it is a challenge. Used seam sealer just to be safe. Went camping this past weekend at Starved Rock State Park in IL. Tent is very spacious; large amount of extra space for two people and two chihuahuas. As the photo shows, the tent floor comes a few inches up the side of the tent. Tent held up well in 10 mph winds–didn’t buckle or come unstaked. Did not leak with an average amount of rain. No rain entered even with the windows opened, while campers two sites over had to hand dry their sleeping bags the next morning. If you don’t fully assemble the rain-fly (inserting poles over door) rain/condensation will drip into tent. Hinged door is nice but hardly used. There is zippered slit near the front door side for an extension cord. “Cooler door” zips from both the outside and inside, and has a screened window. Lots of windows to allow for a breeze. Put up the room divider and left the rain-fly separating the screened area from the tent open. The screened area fit two over sized folding chairs and two folding stools, plus the cooler comfortably; could have fit at least one more over sized chair. The screened area does not have a floor (preferred for all the in entering/exiting we did through it). The bottom of the screened area has flaps that can fold in or out, and help keep out most bugs. We used logs to hold the flaps down inside the screen area to help minimize gaps with ground, partly because we didn’t stake down the two centers of screened area (doing so would have made a better seal with the ground, but the campsite was gravel and we didn’t didn’t bring extra metal stakes…the plastic ones were too big). Recommend buying both extra metal and plastic stakes to be prepared for any type of ground or breakage (we didn’t have any). Screened area was a huge bonus because it allowed us to enjoy the outdoors without having to deal with the hungry mosquitoes. Dogs had no issue sneaking under screen ground flaps to avoid unzipping screen for them. Very easy to take down and store back in bag by one person. Key is to fold tent into thirds, then in halves. Role the poles and rain-fly into the tent for storage and to easily fit all the parts into the storage bag. Instructions are sewn into tent bag and are easily followed. Key is to insert all curved rods, then the two sets of red-banded leg poles, then the outer two sets of leg poles.
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Kindle Customer –
Seal the seams… otherwise good tent.
We got rain the first time out and a few of the seams leaked so I will need to seal them. Otherwise the size was perfect for 2 of us on air mattresses. Ceiling height gave my 6’1″ husband plenty of room to fully stand and we really liked having the screen room…. especially as protection during the rain. I would recommend it…. just make sure you seal it.
Good family tent
Here are the reasons I like this tent:1. I can stand up in it (I’m 6 foot).2. I can put 2 queen sized blow up mattresses in it.3. I can put 2 camping chairs in the screened in porch and keep the mosquitoes out.4. It’s big enough we can put our gear inside if we only bring 1 blow up mattress.5. It’s great for families of 4-6 but no more. Our family size is 4 and we’re perfectly comfortable with sleeping and gear inside.6. It has lasted several rain storms both heavy and constant light drizzle and has never leaked once.7. I’ve put it through some serious tugging and stretching (see below) and so far it has held up for 2 summers of camping and no tears or rips or leaks.Here is the only reason I don’t like this tent.1. It takes a while to put up – maybe 20 minutes. And the hardest part is after you’ve got the poles set up you can “expand” the poles by moving them to the next notch which makes the tent tight and is necessary to keep water from pooling. This is a pretty hard feat as you have to hold the bottom and the top and stretch it up to the next notch to get a tight fit. If you have 2 men – one holding the bottom and one pulling the top one up it is easier but by myself it’s difficult. I tried to get my wife to help me but she wasn’t strong enough. I tried starting with the poles in the expanded state and then putting the tent up and it is sort of possible but then it’s difficult to attach the poles to the bottom of the tent where they stay in place. I don’t’ know if I have a different tent than everyone else or if I’m doing it wrong but it’s the part I dread. I won’t get rid of the tent because of this issue, I still like it overall I just don’t like that part.Here are some considerations that are neither good nor bad.1. This is not a backpacking tent. This is a tent you set up right next to the car. I carried it in 1/4 mile away from the car one time and it wasn’t bad but you wouldn’t want to go much further.2. The screened in part is waterproof on top but because the screen part extends past the rain fly on the bottom, water can hit that angled part and get things wet. We store coolers out there and don’t mind them getting wet if it rains.3. I only use this tent to camp in Colorado with my family so I have no experience with warm weather but it does not insulate against the cold. This is sort of a given considering how thin the material is…it’s not like it has an R-value 🙂 If you want a warm night in the mountains then buy a camper.
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K. A. Morrow –
Works great, material a little cheaper than I expected
We bought this tent because we now have a daughter and needed more spaced than our Coleman Dome Tent could provide. We used it for a week long camping excursion at a campground. We didn’t have time to do a set up run thru prior to going, if you going to be setting this up in the dark or want to get it done in a hurry be sure to do a run thru. We didn’t have any problems, it did take a bit longer but the next time we use it I think it will be much faster.This tent is very roomy and fit a queen sized air mattress on one side of the room divider and my daughters pack n play on the other side along with all our gear. There was plenty of room to move around and the ability to fully stand up while getting dressed was awesome. The room divider was helpful because my daughter, who is almost 1, can get distracted from sleeping if she can see us. The only issue is that it crinkles loudly and can be an a bit of noise maker if you are trying to maneuver quietly. Not sure if will use it next time camping. My husband tripped on it and tore one of the connectors off, its can be sewn back on. Since it was our fault I am not taking that into account of this review. Simple accident.We used the screened area for a play yard for our daughter. It doesn’t have a bottom in the screened section so we bought an outdoor mat to put down. It worked perfectly. She had plenty of space to crawl around and play with her toys while mostly staying out of the bugs and dirt. Bugs do get underneath the screen, those that crawl and don’t fly, it wasn’t too bad but something to watch out for. The only bad thing is you are supposed to stake down the screened area in two spots next the zipper. It makes entering and exiting difficult. If you remove one of the stakes it is easier and works much better.Lastly, the only thing I was disappointed in and the reason I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars was the quality of the materials wasn’t what I have come to expect with Coleman. Our dome tent which was purchased years ago has strong materials. I felt this material was thinner and the screened material seemed a lot cheaper than what was in our old tent. My only worry is that I am not sure how long this tent will last. We will be using it again in a few weeks. We take good care of our camping equipment and I think if we are careful we will be ok, but with young children that might be difficult. I will be sure to update this post if anything changes.
P. G. Reynolds –
Great tent for the family at a great price
We got this tent for our family of 6 (4 humans + 2 big dogs) and I think it is just the right size, if even slightly bigger than we need. We have taken it on one trip so far but it also sat in our yard for several days before our trip and got rained on more than once. So here’s the skinny on this (not so skinny) tent:Size – will easily fit two adults on a queen air mattress plus two smaller mattresses for kids, or one pack-n-play and one mattress with some space left over for bags and whatnot. We did not use the room divider yet but it looks easy enough to attach and would give you two nice large separate spaces, each with their own door.Weather – it survived 2 downpours plus high winds in a rain storm with only a few quarter-sized puddles on the floor. Now, I think the puddles were due to the rainfly not being completely tightened and guyed out yet. I also accidentally left the windows open for one of the rainstorms and only got drops of rain beneath each window and no big puddles. I did seam seal the floor seams and some of the sides but didn’t finish so I think that’s pretty good considering that. Also, this is not the best tent to take when nighttime temps are freezing or below – it is pretty much a three season tent.Durability – my 5 year old was in and out of this tent about a thousand times over the weekend camping trip and the rigid door was a huge hit – sure beats trying to teach them about using the zipper slowly and cautiously. Have not used it with the dogs yet but I think the floor will hold up well because it is a tarp floor (yes just like the big blue tarps you use for yardwork or covering stuff) and it’s thick. We did buy another tarp to use as a ground cloth beneath but I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary.Set up – it was very easy to set up with two people. Only three main poles and a few smaller ones for the door and each end. It went up in less than 20 minutes with two people the second time we did it.My only complaint is that the windows don’t go down low enough. It doesn’t air out much in the heat due to this. The ceiling is completely mesh though so it does help some. Also it’s very heavy and good luck getting everything back into the original bag.Overall I think it’s a pretty good tent and would recommend it to any family looking for a great car camping tent with lots of space and ease of use.
David Standing –
This tent is a very good model tent for our intentions to use a tent
I have had a 5 Star experience with both this product and Amazon Customer Service agent named Andrew. I purchased a WeatherMaster tent 3 years ago. I reside in Utah. I bought thi….it doesn’t matter why I bought it, I just did. This tent is a very good model tent for our intentions to use a tent. The swinging door that closes and uses Velcro is grand idea. Fairly easy to set up but it does take two people, three if two little kids are assisting you. I would get more robust tent stakes too. The small ones that are included aren’t the best. There is instructions on how to set the tent up sewn into the bag that contains the tent. If you want to store the tent exactly how you unwrapped it, then take step by step pics when you unwrapped the tent. The floor is a very good floor. The average person who understands that this is for general purposes and general conditions camping. Every person may have a different experience using this tent. Different weather may affect the tent differently. Water is probably going to get in but even IF, you will still be dry and comfortable in this tent. With out going into too much boring detail. you should be very pleased with this tent. Your first and even second or third time out if it doesn’t suit you, modify what you bring and see how to make it comfortable.Second issue. Customer service was beyond what I expected. I am a prime memeber. I bought this tent couple years ago and went camping. A strong wind cane up, very strong. During the wind storm two of the elastic cords snapped in the fly covering the tent. While on the trip still, in a deep canyon, I did get through to amazon. Told them my problem and what could I do to get it repaired or whatever. The agent expressed feelings of understanding. Belayed my concerns and said, I have just place an order and sent it. I had to return damaged tent to. Free shipping back. I totally didn’t expect that.Went camping this past week with this tent which is a champion. Set the tent up in the dark to see next morning there was a hole near the bottom of the tent triangular in shape, inch long by one and a half inch. We dealt with it till home. Call amazon to see what might be done, hoping they might indicate what warrantly might be available or coleman repair possibility and the agent named above after checking the information said almost without blink of an eye that he would again replace the tent. We just need to be sure to return the damaged one.We are long time amazon users. Go for prime membership. Track your purchases. The service is great.
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Awesome family tent.
This tent is awesome. We went from a short dome tent, backpacking tent, to this family tent. Now that there are five of us we upgraded to this tent. I am 6’4” and there is so much room in this tent!!! We were able to fit four twin size air mattresses in this tent. I am sure it would fit 2 queens easily. The tent was super easy to set up. We bought the tent and two nights later we went camping. The tent was set up at 10pm with two people. We did not read the instructions to set it up and were still able to set it up. Of course when I set it up to clean it the next week, I discovered the poles are color coded. I also figured out how to properly set up the tent. This tent worked great for an entire week even though it was not done correctly. This goes to show you, you do not have to be smart to set it up and make it work. When setting up the tent it makes it much easier to stake it first on one end. I really do like the stiff door design they came up with. It makes for less opportunity to get the zipper stuck on the fabric. With children I highly recommend having this feature. The patio feature is O.K. but not a necessity. It was nice when it rained but it did not really protect anything. The fly does not cover enough to make it worth it. To keep your food and camping items away from animals it is a good idea. If you have a small dog camping with you it is a good idea. Large dog or even a smart medium dog it is not going to work. The patio area is a separate area and there is a wall that zips completely to block off that area. Also there is a solid wall and a screen wall for the front. The side door is strictly a solid door, It zips or Velcros shut. The Velcro option works were and it stays closed. There are plenty of windows to provide for good airflow at night and all the windows zipped up when it rained. This tent does not have a room divider. I am sure it could be rigged up it if you really needed it. There are pockets for small items of storage which makes it nice so you do not loose anything.We love this tent and are glad we decided to go with it. Being 6’4” it is the perfect height for me and I can walk around in it. It is easy to set up and easy to take down. There are not a lot of poles with it so it is easy to figure out. Not a tent to take if you have to carry it somewhere, It is heavy. We survived the rain and the cold front that followed.
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It’s all about the hinged door for the kids
I have camped in the Coleman Weathermaster 10-person tent 2 times now. I assembled the tent with the help of my wife upon arrival and inspected it for defects. No issues to report. It was bigger than I expected, and went up easier than expected despite the assembly instructions being absolutely useless for me. Everything was accounted for in the box and shipping was quick from Amazon.We are a family of 6 (2 adults + 4 kids 13 and under), and put 2 queen inflatable mattresses down plus 1 twin mattress down with room enough for everyone’s bags and room to walk.It was a toss between this tent and a CORE tent. I chose this one because of the swinging door. While not perfect, it makes the experience a lot better when the kids are going in and out. The door does not seal perfectly, but it is definitely do-able for areas that aren’t super buggy. We didn’t have any rain either trip, but the rainfly goes up easily and stakes down nice and tight. There is adequate velcro to attach the fly to the poles as well so it really doesn’t move around. We had a few days of fairly gusty wind 25mph and the tent stood firm and solid while some of the neighboring tents were swaying pretty dramatically. The out of the box plastic stakes are good for 1 time use for us in the mountains as they twist up real bad, and the steel stakes are the skinny small skewer type. I bought a set of steel stakes (I think it was 16 total) and would recommend the same to anyone else. As long as you don’t hit a root or large rock they will last. Packing the tent up is fairly simple. We folded it into thirds with a slight overlap (length wise) then rolled it up with pole and stake bags in the center of the roll. Bust the expansion seam out of the bag and lay on it to get the air out – done.This tent is great for our family. I am not disappointed with the build quality or design. If I could change anything, it would be to have 1 screened window on the lower section of each end of the tent to allow for better airflow during warm days. Otherwise I am glad I chose this tent.
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Geri Keaten –
Originally posted February 8, 2015:My husband and I are avid campers, but value shoppers. We have gone through no less than 3 non-Coleman tents (and been very disappointed), before finally shelling out the cash to get a quality product. We used the WeatherMaster this weekend for camping in 35-40 degree weather. Two days before camping, we did spray the tent and rain fly generously with a couple cans of ScotchGard to keep it fully weather-proof (about $20 worth). We were willing to pay the extra price to ensure a quality product, as opposed to buying a new tent every year! The mesh roof does make for a breezy tent, but we packed a small heater and plenty of blankets, and had no problems. Moisture was kept out. Sturdy, even in very strong winds. The construction is great, and a brilliant design. My 6’2″ husband and I can walk end to end without stooping. We love the dual doors on each side, because it made loading and unloading much easier. Shock-corded swing door works great on the velcro, although it is a challenge to zip without catching the cover flaps.The venting is great for warm weather, as we hit temps in the 70s/80s in the afternoons and the tent stayed cool (and didn’t get that weird muggy camp smell). Windows on the side are angled for venting without letting rain in, which we love.We set up our camp in the dark, using lanterns, which was a little rough, but the tent was easy enough to figure out. We managed the whole thing in 30 minutes anyway. It IS a multi-step process, not an easy-up, so be prepared to read the instructions all the way through (don’t skim). The result is a really good, comfy tent that fit two queen size air mattresses (could’ve fit 3) and plenty of room for bags and supplies. Our friends were envious of our tent and kept asking to come inside and check it out!It is set up for a two month camping stint right now. I will edit this review at the end of two months.Edited 4/07/15 to add:Two months of solid weekend camping, and this tent withstood temps down to 40 degrees (put blankets inside the sleeping bag, and we used that little camp heater right next to our feet), HARD rain (no leaks) and 25 mph winds. This tent is a rock. We love the dual doors. We love the windows. We love all the space. We love the option of hanging the curtain down the middle for privacy, although we only did that once. The place is clean, except for a bit of dirt tracked in, DRY, and in great shape. Virtually every other tent in our camping area leaked or was blown over during the wind and rain. We stood out as one of the survivors. Love it, would recommend, and can’t wait to haul it out again next year!
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1 foot from being and RV
First off, it has been a while since I went camping – in my high school years. Now I am a father of a 9 year old who had never experienced sleeping in the outdoors. After planning a quick impromptu outing with my neighbor and his older son, I purchase the Coleman WeatherMaster Screened 6 Tent. I figured it was more than what I needed, but would give us room to grow (bigger is always better, right).Went on our trip to Ape Caves near MT Saint Helens and the tent was awesome. Everyone could have slept in our tent, but it was only just me and my son. We had Coleman’s twin air mattresses zipped together making it a King size mattress and still could have fit another twin mattress with plenty more room for storage and movement. Headroom is tremendous, not an issue. The screened in area is a bonus and will be great for my wife who doesn’t always enjoy eating where flying bugs can be a problem (maybe a place to appease her). The side door, which is stiffened with the insertion of two fiberglass poles, is a great addition making entering and exiting the tent a breeze. It closes and is held by hook and loop fasteners and can also be zipped completely up.Set-up was not too difficult by myself. I did practice in my backyard prior to leaving and took the opportunity to let my son sleep in it before the trip. It definitely takes longer than your typical dome style tent (which is what my neighbors had on our trip). They pitched their tents and started eating before I could finish setting up mine with my son. Granted, based on the size and style of this tent, extra time for set-up is a given. Not as quick and easy as a dome tent, but definitely not difficult to accomplish even with minimal assistance from a 9 year old.Size can be an issue if you are not careful. This thing is just 1 foot away from being classified as an RV (not to mention needing a motor and wheels). I knew the dimensions when I purchased the tent, but be careful when selecting your camping sites, so that ample room is available for this behemoth.In conclusion, it is definitely not an over-night, backpacking tent which is obvious by reading the specs and looking at the pictures of the tent (and no one said it was). But, for it’s intended purpose, it is a great tent. No workmanship issues were noted when setting it up and using for a few days. Great amount of room and other features. I will get some great use out of this tent and it should last me for several years to come.Happy camping to you all.Calvin
It would be perfect if it didn’t leak
My first time using the tent went okay at best. I spent 4 days in upper Washington where it rained for about 15 hours. With a name like weathermaster, and photographs showing rain hitting the seams you would expect that it did not leak. A fool I was for assuming that. It leaked from the two normal windows and possibly one of the corners. Not a whole lot, maybe a cup of water in total. Which compared to my other tent is not a lot. The needle holes being hidden on the inside isn’t a bar idea, however it makes adding additional weatherproofing annoying and difficult since it is not a flat surface.On the plus side, for a 6’4″ guy, I could stand up mostly and change a lot easier. A queen size fits in great with plenty of room around for others and other belongings. The bug net room fits two chairs great. The hinged door is awesome, however a bit annoying to zipper. Takes a bit of practice honestly. Setup is not all that bad, watch a YouTube video and set it up before you have to do it while camping.Overall, not a bad tent, just annoyed that it leaked on a pillow and a blanket.
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Writing this review under a poncho inside my wet tent.
I’ve used this tent maybe 10 times in the 7 years I’ve owned it. In the louisiana heat it does a good job staying nice and ventilated. Right now, however, I have two ponchos across my bed keeping me dry-ish while it rains inside my tent. I haven’t used the tent in the rain before, and honestly it’s not raining that hard. But the rainfly is A JOKE. Everything is soaking wet. I’m tired and wet and gross. This is a bummer.
lots of room. easy to set up. rained for 14 hours straight our first time using, but we stayed completely dry.
This tent is actually the second one of this one I have owned. Since my first one, there were some upgrades that were made, but nothing too crazy. the poles and where they go are color-coded for easy use. I did purchase other stakes and did spray the tent and the rain fly with the scotch waterproofing spray before camping just to give it some extra protection. Glad we did– it rained a lot when we went camping. it held up nicely with all the wind (tornado watches most of the weekend, of course).the windows allow for good air flow inside. We could fit a twin air mattress and a queen air mattress inside with a little space around the sides. During the day, we stacked the twin mattress on top of the other to have some more space. I really enjoy the D door set-up and velcro option for quick in and out moments without fiddling with the zipper each time.Overall, I really like this tent. I think it’s great for two people or three people if you are using air mattresses. You can stand up comfortably, too. My partner is 6 feet tall and I am 5’6” and we can move around with a lot of comfort. I am definitely a glamper, so this is great.I also purchased new stakes for the tent as well as a tarp to go underneath the tent.
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This is a NICE tent.
I’ve used all kinds of backpacking tents, good and bad. Never have I bought a “car camping” tent until now. I wasn’t sure about how I’d like it or the craftsmanship of the product. Boy, this is one nice tent. Super strong, went up in 30 minutes on first try, stable and robust. I swapped out the plastic stakes, (per reviews), with long steel stakes, and you should too.When I first got the box, (in two days!), it was huge. This thing is like 4′ long shipped, but it’s about 3.5′ in it’s bag. The bag is also robust with great handles and zipper. For me, that’s a huge bonus. Nothing worse than getting a sweet tent, only to have a crappy carry bag.I had to air the thing out for about 4 hours to get the dead mouse smell out of mine, that wasn’t a dead mouse, but some form of off-gassing. I took everything out of the bag and noticed how nice the fly was: taped seams and zippers! YES!!!!! About the zippers in this thing: Totally strong and smooth with zero snagging.I really like the floor of this tent. Extremely durable, bathtub style. This bad boy will stay dry. Not sure there’s a need for a footprint with this tent. A dog would not tear holes in this floor.The poles are strong and they set up easily, with a spring clip on the bottom of the tent that goes into the ground side hole of the pole.Interior floor measures: 9×12′. Screened room measures: 6×8.5′ and I’m 6’2″ and can stand up in the portion nearest the interior wall.This will be a very comfortable tent, well made, easily handle the elements, and quality all around.
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Jamie D. –
Love the hinged door and size of the tent!
Took this tent on a five night camping trip. It was nice and spacious for our family of four which we were looking for. We usually camp in a four person tent with sleep pads, but looking for a “glamping” tent. Our last night it poured and we stayed dry. The door was probably the best feature of the tent, and worth paying a bit more for it. The one thing I wish this tent did have was more easily accessible net pockets inside the tent. There are four in each corner, but they are a bit high and our air mattresses were in the way of them being easily reached. Overall, I would recommend this tent.
Donny VegasDonny Vegas –
Never get a tent without a DOOR!!!
I researched so many tents and had this one on my wish list for so long. I kept commenting that it had a door!!I am so happy with this tent for the mere fact that it had a door!!! You don’t need to have two hands to open it like you would with a zipper (but it can zipper close it keep dogs in!). Two weeks before my actual camping trip, i set this up in my backyard. Its pretty easy and simple but would have been faster with another person. It does come with a carry bag big enough that when you pack it away, you don’t need to do it exactly how it came out the first time.The only downfall is that when it rained while camping, the “porch” walls were sopping wet which made the ground wet too! The screens slant outwards. I read somewhere that you could rig it with a clear shower curtain around the porch – i may have to try this!! I am happy that there was very little water inside the tent (after it was sprayed with a sealer).Another thing that i didn’t realize is that the “wall” between the porch and the inside of the tent does not go down far enough – looked to be at least 5-6 inches. I had to put all my boxes and “luggage” up against it so that the dog would not go thru it (as you can see the in picture). Would be nice if it would zipper across the bottom, or at the very least, touch the ground.Regardless, i would still recommend this tent – just for the door alone!!! Happy Camping!!
In the picture I posted it’s the tan tent on the left. This tent is great, I would definitely recommend it to any and everyone. We used it and it stormed twice, once pretty bad. Not a drop of water got inside. Not one. It’s roomy and there’s great ventilation. It looked hard to put up when we opened it but once I realized their system it was easy peasy. The screen room was a very nice option to have also. Aaaand, it fit fairly easily back into it’s carrying Bagby! Buy this tent. You won’t regret it!
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Lori L. Rehling –
I bought this tent for a week-long scouting camping trip knowing it would get abused. It is one tough tent! First I’ll start by saying it is a heavy tent. You’re not going to pack it in to where you are going. But that’s ok, it is large enough for a scout master to have separate sleeping quarters, a changing/living area to store gear and the screen room is awesome! It is nice to sit in to relax in the evening or if you just want to get out of the sun. Don’t use the screen room for storage unless gear can get wet. Back to why its heavy, this tent uses rigid poles held together by shock cords that are color-coded and easy to assemble. This is a plus if you encounter a thunderstorm with wind. Fiberglass poles tend to deteriorate after awhile and split after several set-ups. If the cord ever breaks it can be repaired. You might want to set this tent up a few times first to get used to how it is assembled. It comes with those flimsey coat hanger wire tent stakes which I got rid of and bought the Coleman 10″ heavy duty steel rod stakes.
Coleman 10-Inch Steel Tent Stakes
you can drive those things into tree roots and not bend them!(Get 4 packs of 4) I saw some reviews saying it leaks. I found this is true if you don’t have the screen windows completely closed and the zippers located at the very top where the rain can’t get thru. Another review says the door between main tent and screen room is open to the outside and animals can come in. This isn’t true. The screen door can be zipped closed with the flaps left open on the outside or closed for complete privacy. Yes, the outside flap doesn’t zip at the bottom but it overhangs the outside bottom and is closed. But the screen keeps out the bugs and critters. I wouldn’t want the bottom of flaps to zip or it would be a hassle to go in and out, defeating the purpose. Another plus is you don’t need extra stakes for the rain fly, it attaches to the stakes already used or rings at the stake holes, so no ropes to trip over, and its completely self-supporting by the poles. The innovative entry door uses fiberglass poles to make the door more door-like. it can be opened like a door and holds closed by Velcro, or for more security and rain-proof it can be zipped closed. Before ordering this tent I was a little apprehensive, but I’m glad I made the choice to buy this one.
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Nathan Martin –
This is a spacious tent that has extra space for a family of four to spend a week in and not feel crowded. Setup takes time to master. The hinged door is the best feature. The windows on the end that angle inward so they can be open in the rain is also very nice. This is the second time I bought this tent. The first one got used up. I tried two other smaller tents since. When they wore out we decided to go back to this one. She’s big and bulky, hard to manage at first, but she gives your space to do your things and keeps you dry.