Coleman 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent Review 2023

Because there are no windows in the fly, you won’t have any views from the tent like you get with most cabin tents. But the windows are where cabin tents tend to leak, so you essentially trade the views for weather protection. This classic Colman family tent is a smaller version of the 10P Dark Room tent. There is no rain fly because the tent material is waterproof. The Coleman WeatherMaster Tent is an economical cabin tent in sizes that can comfortably sleep from 2 to 6 adults.

Refunds are issued to the original form of payment, unless returned in store where some exclusions may apply. The bathtub corner seams are bonded together without stitching, in order to better resist leaking. Polyethylene floors are quite waterproof and provide good protection at an economical price against standing water. There is no included footprint, The floor may coleman cabin tent be made of WeatherTec systems patented welded but it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, more so on rough terrain. The lack of a rain fly is a bit of a downer, but it is available as a separate purchase, along with being priced very well. Purchasing a can of waterproofing sealant spray is also a good idea, as you can seal up every inch of the tent.

Weight-wise, the tent is heavy with its 32.5 lb (14.74 kg). But the packed size 26 x 12 inches is very good so you can coleman cabin tent transport it even on a bicycle. Coleman Cabin Camping Tent with Screen Room 6 person – the version without a porch.

At Coleman’s site they claim the tent can withstand winds up to 35 mph. Bit with such a fly, I would rather avoid such weather conditions, this is a tent for calm weather. The picture below shows the tent with fly on and the view is from the back.

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Read on to find our reviews of the best cabin tents available to buy on the market. Coleman isn’t mincing words when they call this an instant tent. The advertised setup time is a blistering 60 seconds, and we found that this was not an exaggeration—even if you start the clock with the tent still inside its travel bag.

The picture above shows two of the windows with panels in position. Note also that the tent is quite tall with its 6 feet peak height. Coleman tents are designed for light to moderate wind and rain, which fits many family-camping situations.

It serves very well as a family cabin tent that fits up to 6 people (realistically, 2-3 adults and 2-3 kids or dogs). You can also set up the rain fly by itself to use as a shade shelter. If you need more space, there is an optional vestibule that connects to the front of the tent. However, the Instant Tent also has a handful of drawbacks that make it less than universally appealing.

I’d recommend using this tent with a groundsheet to prevent that – which means one more thing to pack. Luckily the tent is actually pretty lightweight at 22-37lbs depending on the size. If you’d prefer to pitch your tent in a matter of seconds rather than minutes, the Coleman Instant Tent 6 has you covered.

Because of the straight walls, you get this huge interior space that feels massive compared to a Dome shaped tent that curves inwards towards the centre, losing precious head height. For this reason Cabin tents are top of the list for families, tall ceilings allow for lights, fans and lanterns to be hung without fear of tent poles bending. The only drawback is their vulnerability to strong wind as it will smack up against a straight wall quite heavily, unlike with a Dome tent it will glide over aerodynamically.