Coleman Tents Review & Guide
From beginners to experts, Coleman has plenty of outdoor essentials to help you survive your next wild adventure. Most of Coleman’s tents are said to be ideal for tropical climates, with some tents designed with darkroom technology to block out sunlight and limit how hot your tent gets during the day. There are also features to help your tent withstand strong winds, prevent leakage and promote airflow. Some tents like the Coleman Hampton Cabin 9P tent also feature E-Ports, so you can add some entertainment to your home away from home.
Whether you need a tent to sleep one person or 12, Coleman has a variety of styles and sizes to choose from. Some of these include the Excursion, Instant Up Gold Series tent, Traveller, Hampton, Ridgeline, Sundome, Cold Springs and Weathermaster.
Other outdoor essentials include flashlights, gazebos, hard and soft coolers, airbeds, sleeping bags, cooking tools and replacement parts.
Range of Coleman Tents
Whether you’re searching for tent with a quick set up or something with plenty of space, Coleman has a wide range of tents to choose from. The different series include:
- Instant up
- Dome and cabin
- Adventure tents
If you want to spend less time fumbling over poles and more time just enjoying the things you love, Coleman’s Instant Up tent is said to help you set up camp within just three minutes.
Many of the products like the Coleman Kobuk Valley Darkroom 4P tent and Coleman Excursion Instant Up 4P include a pre-attached frame to help you achieve a quick set up. The collection uses a heavy-duty fabric, which is apparently two times thicker than material used in other tents.
Some options like the Coleman Instant Up Gold 8P tent and the Coleman Traveller 3P tent contain the WeatherTec System, which aims to protect you from the elements in different ways. This includes the addition of waterproof floors, water-resistant fabric and leak-free seems to keep you dry. The frames are also claimed to be more resistant to strong winds by using guy-out triangles.
Other products like the Coleman Instant Up Gold Series 4P use the Coleman Circle Ventilation to promote extra airflow throughout the tent. Each tent also includes a Coleman Ventilation system to promote airflow through the tent and an awning to offer extra shade.
The Instant Up series also includes a range of tents that feature Dark Room technology to block out sunlight as well as minimise the tent heats up during the day. Some of these tents include the Coleman Instant Up Gold 6P Vestibule Dark Room tent, Coleman Instant Up Dark Room 8P tent and the Coleman Instant Northstar Dark Room 10P tent.
If you’re searching for plenty of space, options like the Coleman Montana 12P CV is designed to sleep 12 people. The Instant Up Gold 7P is similarly said to fit up to two queen airbeds, while the Instant Up Gold Series 10P is claimed to accommodate 10 people.
Dome and cabin tents
For campers searching for a compact but spacious tent, Coleman has a wide range of dome tents to choose from.
If you want to shop one of Coleman’s classic designs, the Coleman Chalet 9 CV is one of the brand’s best-selling products. For a quick and easy setup, the tent contains a Geo frame design and comes with pre-tied guy ropes and colour-coded Durawrap poles with Ring & Pin system. Designed to accommodate 9 people, the tent even has a living room in the middle of the tent and three bedrooms on both sides of the central room.
The Coleman Hampton Cabin 9P tent offers a similarly spacious alternative. Catered to suit all types of weather, the Coleman Hampton Cabin 9P has a waterproof polyester fly, WeatherTec welded floor and is UV resistant. The tent also contains an E-Port so you can take always take your gadgets and store them in the various accessory pockets in the tent.
If you’re shopping for smaller shelter, the four-person Coleman Cold Spring 4P tent boasts a removable and retractable porch that can transition as a shade or a dry storage area. It comes with continuous pole sleeves to help you quickly set up, as well as Illumiline reflective guy lines to help you spot your tent at night.
The tent also includes a ground vent to promote extra airflow, as well as a tub floor with protected seams and a covered zipper to keep water out. Other two-person to four-person tents include the Coleman Sundome 2P, Coleman Sundome 4P, Coleman Aspenglen Instant Dome 4P and Coleman Cold Springs 4P.
Whether you’re backpacking around Australia or heading to a festival for the weekend, Coleman has a number of adventure tents to suit you.
Products like the Coleman Ridgeline 3P tent and Coleman Ridgeline 2P feature a 2-pole design and include aluminium poles and V stakes for a quick and easy set up. The compact and lightweight build also makes the collection ideal for hikers and backpackers. Suitable for most seasons, Coleman’s range of adventure tents is claimed to withstand 100KPH winds. Each tent also comes with an ultra-fine mesh inner you can use as a screen tent to ensure extra ventilation in warmer weather.
Products like the Coleman Ridgeline 3P tent and Coleman Ridgeline 2P are also claimed to withstand 100KPH winds. Each tent also comes with an ultra-fine mesh inner you can use as a screen tent to add extra ventilation in tropical climates.
Does Coleman have the tent for me?
Coleman has a wide selection of camping essentials for hiking, backpacking, touring, festivals and a range of other outdoor activities. Some of these include Excursion, Instant Up Gold Series, Traveller, Hampton, Ridgeline, Sundome, Cold Springs and Weathermaster.
For campers looking for a quick set up, the Instant Up collection features a range of pre-attached frames and pre-tied guy ropes. Some of these include the Coleman Chalet 9 CV tent and the Coleman Excursion Instant Up 4P tent.
If you’re searching for a smaller tent, or even a one-person tent with enough room to spread out, Coleman has a variety of dome and cabin tents. Some of these include the Coleman Sundome 2P, Coleman Sundome 4P, Coleman Aspenglen Instant Dome 4P and Coleman Cold Springs 4P.
There are also a variety of compact and lightweight adventure tents. The 2-pole design and V stakes allow for a quick set up, making this an ideal camping solution for people going on tour or anyone who just wants a quick set up.
Not sure about which tent is right for you? Check out the Canstar Blue website for plenty of reviews on a range of tents and other camping essentials.
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