Coleman Instant Tent 8, 14 x 10 ft.
The Coleman 8 persong instant tent, is one of the most popular of the Coleman Instant Tent Range providing excellent value for the size, with some unique and outstanding features.
In this Coleman Instant Tent Review I have listed the features as well as a couple of the problems that a minority of customers experienced.
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.
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 Tent 14×10, 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.