Not for Backpacking but Great for a Car Camping Trip
The 68 inch wide ALPS Mountaineering Twin Peak Plus 20-Degree Rectangle Sleeping Bag is wide enough to sleep two people when you are out family and car camping. It’s made with a Nylon Ripstop Outer and Microfiber Liner to make your sleeping experience away from home as cozy as possible. There are 2 pockets on each side so each person can keep a few personal items close. Another great feature of this sleeping bag is that it can be converted into 2 separate sleeping bags for times when one double isn’t necessary.
A great ‘not-so-little’ quick set-up tent that’s perfect for your next weekend car camping trip, extended camping trips, scout troops or summer camp. The Coleman 4-Person Instant Tent is one of Coleman’s easiest tents to set-up with poles that are already pre-attached to the tent.
Sets up in less than 60 seconds
No assembly required – poles are pre-attached to tent
Every tent seam is fully taped, so no need for a rain fly
Heavy duty 75D fabric with twice the thickness of standard tent fabric
The Coleman Instant Canopy is ideal for camping, sporting events, outdoor parties, garage sales, local market stalls and more.
It’s Coleman’s easiest canopy — just 3 steps to set it up, and you’ll be ready to go in 3 minutes or less. The Canopy offers 10’x10′ of shade, with a center height of 9’4″.
The features include an integrated lighting system, with four ultra-bright LED light fixtures at the top of the shelter, with a convenient dimmer switch so you can control the lighting, from low-light ambiance all the way up to bright task lighting.
The 28mm steel frame is sturdy and reliable, while the Coleman Comfort Grips protect your fingers from pinching and make setup and take-down quick and easy.
Check out how to easy it is to setup this Instant Canopy by Coleman
Coleman have made a very popular 6 person version of their Instant Tent…
The Coleman Instant Tent is becoming a camping sensation due to the exclusive super-fast set up and take-down. Coleman has been in the tent making business for a long time, and they have a well established reputation backing their products.
Watch how you can set up, take down and pack up your Coleman Instant 6 Person Tent in next to no time!
The Coleman Instant Tent 6 measures 10 x 9 feet and because it has been designed with vertical walls, there is plenty of room inside, to stand so long as you are not too tall. Coleman have included a large doorway as well as large screened windows which help with ventilation and great views of the outdoors.
If you really don’t like the ‘setting up camp’ process, but you really enjoy a large roomy tent, then this Coleman Instant Tent 6 could be just what you are looking for. If you feel you need a bit more room you can check out the Coleman Instant Tent 8-Person model which is even roomier.
While the majority of customers have been extremely happy with the Coleman Instant Tent 6, a number did report some issues with water leaking, despite the ‘keep you dry’ guarantee that comes with their WeatherTec System. This system features a patented material that the tent is made from along with specially designed seams, zipper cuffs and a waterproof floor.
There were some reports of people who even in a heavy downpour that left their tent standing in a deep puddle, they still remained dry. It is difficult to say why there are such conflicting reports in this regard, however, some people have decided to make their own fly just to add an extra level of protection.
When you weigh up the pros and cons, the speed of setting up this tent and the extra roomy interior seems to make it an excellent tent to recommend especially when you can do a work-around to fix any of the potential weak points.
This type of tent certainly works well for car camping, where you might be doing a road trip and you need to make short stops along the way. The Coleman Instant Tent 6 really comes into it’s own here, because if you are driving long hours every day, when you stop each night that last thing you want to do is spend an hour setting up camp.
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Very similar to the Coleman Instant Tent 14×10, in design, differing mainly in the size of the tent, smaller windows, and being one room instead of two. It is almost a square floor space, being 10×9 ft that fits 2 large queen size air mattresses.
There are over 200 customer reviews, that give an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, which is excellent. While there were a few issues mentioned, by a couple, the overwhelming majority of customers, found the Coleman Instant Tent 8 to be excellent and they highly recommended it.
I have listed below some of the outstanding features, as shared by customers and I also list some problems that were noted as well.
Fast Set Up
The Coleman Instant Tent 8 is possibly the quickest, large tent to set up available today. Because it is quick to erect as well as to pull down, it is very convenient and saves not only time, but also effort and energy. Some tents can take up to 40 minutes to set up, and by the end of it, you need a rest!
This Coleman Instant Tent 14×10, can be easily setup even by 1 person in a very quick time, anything from 1 minute to a few minutes depending on practice, and of course if there is two of you, then it is even quicker.
All the windows open for a Screen House Effect
The whole point of family camping is to appreciate the outdoors and the feature of having large windows that open to screened areas around the tent is excellent, not only for great air flow on hot days, but also for giving you 360 deg views of your surroundings.
The tent has the capacity to act almost like a screen house, just makes it more versatile and certainly a pleasure to use while camping.
Coleman’s Exclusive WeatherTecTM System which “Keeps you dry – GuaranteedTM
It is reassuring to know that Coleman actually provide a guarantee on this Instant Tent keeping you dry. Most customer reviews report being comfortable and dry, and in a lot of cases stated there were no leaks. There were some who had some small leaks through seams, but they were easily able to fix these.
This Coleman tent offering the WeatherTecTM System really provides the convenience of rarely, if ever of needing a fly (unless you just like one to use as a verandah over the door), and would not normally require waterproofing, although some people sealed the seams just to be ‘sure’.
Most users never had any issues at all without fly’s or any sort of waterproofing.
Huge tent with simple, easy setup
If you go family camping then having room is really essential to making your camping trip a success. For some people the idea of camping puts them off because of the effort involved in erecting a tent, and then the issues with bad weather and also the lack of room and proper ventilation.
The Coleman Instant Tent14×10, really addresses all these problems and at the same time providing plenty of room for the family (although I saw one customer who bought it just to have all that room for himself). The Coleman Instant 8 Tent being well designed and well-made has really made a family camping trip a whole lot more convenient, with the huge space and simple easy setup.
Cabin Style Tent
Cabin style tents are very popular as they provide for a lot more standing room in the tent and this Coleman Instant Tent accommodates people who are tall, providing a roomy feel and ample room for storing your gear out of the weather.
Having extra headroom just makes your camping experience more comfortable, especially if it is cold or wet outside and you need to spend more time indoors, then the extra large tent will be a bonus! It is also important to have extra room that the Coleman Instant Tent 8 provides, if you find yourself having to do some cooking inside, due to bad weather outside, and of course with a small portable stove, used carefully, this can be easy done…
Great tent with features normally found with more expensive tents
The price of the Coleman Instant Tent 8 is really a challenge to beat. I have not found any comparable tent for such a low price. The 14 x 10 is the 2010 release, and the latest release is actually 14 x 8 so a bit smaller. Depending on the importance of size and your specific needs, then you might want to check the smaller version, or even the 6 person Instant Tent.
If you particularly want the 14 x 10 then you can snap one up while they last as I understand Amazon is the only place that has remaining stocks of this larger tent.
The Coleman Instant Tent provides excellent features, with great value at a bargain basement price. This is one case where you can get way more than what you pay for!
The Negatives of the Coleman Instant Tent
There are a number of comments about the weight of the tent, as it is reasonably heavy. Of course if you have a suitable vehicle then this may not present a problem.
Coleman, have been a little light on with the lack of storage compartments. There are only two, so for some people this was a negative point.
While most people had no leakage issues, some people did experience some leaks, which they said were easy to deal with using sealer and fly’s, however, most people did not have to use either (Check out my post about tips for waterproofing your tent).
Closing Comments about the Coleman Instant Tent 8
This Instant Tent is really an outstanding family tent, offering great value for a low price. It will keep you dry and comfortable, and with the addition of a heater, can keep you warm in rather cold conditions.
The Instant Tent will also withstand rather strong winds, when staked properly, and also suits hot weather with the excellent option of opening the large, all round windows. So overall this Coleman Instant Tent 8 comes very highly recommended.