The same is with its height; the tent with such huge straightened walls is an obstacle for winds so rather use a dome tent if you expect very windy situations in your outdoor adventure. Some of the key benefits of the Coleman 6 tent, like its huge windows and its height, contribute also to its cons. These windows are so great that you can use this tent as a sunshade on a beach or at home in the garden. But they will not perform great in the case of the rain and wind combined. The tent is on the heavy side, 24.9 lb (11.3 kg), and the surface/weight ratio is not so great, but this is due to strong materials, and this is not necessarily bad. So you will use it in your base camp at places with a car access.
The best pop up tents for camping will be waterproof, windproof, durable, easy to set up, lightweight, and very portable. There are a few open mesh panels on the top that let out some warm air even with the rain cover over them but when compared to other kinds of 2 man instant tents it’s one of the better ones for cold weather. To be fair most 2 person tents are quite small and a little cramped when used by two people but because of the oval and dome shape of the , it’s even more cramped than usual. The Instant Tent 6 is also lacking a couple of other features that would help it compete with several similar tents. There’s also no room divider, but this was less of a priority given the lack of entryways. Our other main issue was the lack of a vestibule, which means that in the case of a sudden rainstorm, there will be no dry area to store your wet clothes before entering the tent.
And although we did like the two deployable vents on the roof, you’ll want to make sure to keep those closed if the weather is at all questionable since they are liable to let rain into the tent. The Coleman Instant Tent 6 has average dimensions for a 6-person tent, at 10’x9’ (90sqft). The peak height is 6’2”, which will allow most hikers to stand up without needing to crouch.
You don’t want to get to your campsite and realize that you’re too short to attach the rainfly. Assembling this tent is easy thanks to the pre-attached poles which click into place, forming the cabin shape of the tent. For many campers, bendy poles wouldn’t coleman instant tent be a huge issue, but for campers with kids who may bounce around inside or against the tent, it’s more of a worry-factor. Discount will be applied before applicable taxes, eco fees and additional fees (where applicable) at the time of purchase.
But if you are worried about performance in the wind, we’d recommend looking at a different tent rather than a smaller size. The tent has the Coleman WeatherTec system in place but upon further review of it, it doesn’t seem to work that well on this one. Sometimes you really need to keep your personal belongings safe while you sleep. While you could place them next to you, they’re easily stepped on and destroyed this way. ¹Based on the promotion prices as advertised in accordance with this flyer’s sale dates. Our Lowest Prices of the Year are defined as the period between January 1 to December 31, 2022.