Camping with family is an experience that everyone should make at least once in their life. Fishing with your child on the banks of a lake, walking with your daughter in the woods chatting about nothing, are moments that remain forever.
Not to mention the barbecue and the scent of ‘smores. Can you feel it?
Unfortunately there is a moment of this wonderful experience that many would willingly jump. The moment of putting up the tent.
Cleaning the area and having to deal with stakes, hammer, pegs and all the other equipment, when your kids are asking to play, can be really annoying.
That’s why Coleman Inc., one of the first and oldest companies in the camping industry, introduced its Coleman Instant Tents, so easy to assemble to become the first choise of families.
Coleman Instant Tents are not properly pop up tents, in the sense that you can not throw them in the air to open. But their unique system of opening and fixing however, makes the tents open easily in less than a minute, and this despite the size and the weight of them.
To realize how easy is to put up one of the Coleman Instant Tents just watch one of the several videos you can find on Youtube.
Here are a couple of them:
Coleman® Instant Tent – demonstration made by Coleman Inc staff.
KOA Campers Test Coleman Instant Tent – Test made by campers of KOA Kampgrounds.
Main Features of Coleman Instant Tents
Coleman produces four versions of its cabin instant tent. Their dimensions change depending on the number of people they can accommodate.
The smaller of the family is the Coleman Instant tent 4, a single room tent which measures 8 ft. x 7 ft. and can fit up to four adults. It’s big enough for one queen airbed. The height of the tent is 4 ft. 11 inc. at the center for plenty of room and air. This tent weights 9.8 Lbs.
The 6 person version meausures 10 ft. x 9 ft. and is 5 ft. 11 inc. tall at the center with enough space to stand up and move easily . This tent is very spacious. There is enough space for two queen air mattresses.
Both the Coleman 4p and 6p instant tents feature one big door and four large windows in 68D polyester mesh. The roof of the tent has two openings for ventilation, equipped with hinges and a prop to keep them opened.
The biggest version is the Coleman 14×10 Foot 8 Person Instant Tent, a 2-room cabin tent which measures 14×10 feet with a center height of 6 ft 5 inc. This means plenty of room. Campers can decide if they want to sleep in a single large room, which can fit up to 8 people, or divide the tent into two rooms by dropping down a tent divider.
It features two doors and seven big windows for a terrific ventilation an a great panoramic view. This tent weights 43.8 Lbs.
Coleman Instant tents are made with 150D polyester taffeta, very durable and waterproofed. The floor is made of 1000D polyethylene which makes it waterproof even in heavy rain.
The supporting frame of the tent consists of steel poles with a diameter of 16mm and 20mm, preattacched directly to the tent by special hooks all interconnected with each other by joints. Once stretched, the poles are locked in place by the joints that prevent the poles to return back. The guy wires are directly connected to the tent to ensure maximum stability even in strong wind.
In this two videos you can see how a Coleman Instant Tent 6 p, withstood a 35 kmh wind storm in Tasmania.
Coleman Instant 6 man Tent – Exterior view during high winds – by Lightning Jack Productions
Coleman Instant 6 man Tent – Interior view during high winds – by Lightning Jack Productions
Coleman WeatherTec System
Another important feature of Coleman Instant Tents is the exclusive WeatherTec system that guarantees absolute waterproofing of the tent without the need of additional rainfly. This system includes:
- Waterproof floor: the floor has welded seams and corners without needle holes in order to avoid any leaks.
- Protected Seams: the seams are inverted in order to protect the needle holes on the inside of the tent.
- Zipper Protection: the door zipper is protected by a flap in order to limit exposure to the elements.
- Design of the structure: the cabin shape of the structure has been designed to provide maximum stability to the tent even in windy conditions.
Coleman assures that the WeatherTec System provides complete waterproofness for the tent. You should not need a separate rainfly. But in the case you can buy one separately.
Coleman is a great company with over one hundred years of experience. This experience is fully reflected in the design of its tents. The selection of the materials, the attention to the design and comfort, the care for details, show how Coleman’s primary intent is to let you live a great outdoors experience. Coleman Instant Tents are the pinnacle of this philosophy.