Category Archives: 4 Person Tents

24May/15

Coleman Instant Tourer Review

Coleman Instant Tourer Review

Coleman Inatant Toure TentThe Coleman has specifically designed as a super fast erecting tent. In fact the Coleman Instant tourer can be put up in as quick as 1 to 3 minutes. Now to be honest, to put a tent up in 1 to 3 minutes is a bold claim by the manufacturer.  Saying that Coleman are one of the best tent producers in their field.

The Coleman instant tourer is indeed one of the quickest 4 person tent that I have ever had the pleasure to witness being erected, it’s incredible actually.

You see the Coleman Instant Tourer (Available on Amazon) has instant tent technology. The simple thing is,  that the steel poles are already connected to the tent. Coleman then utilises a clever, revolutionary spider like framework. This technology enables the tent to be pitched in literally one minute flat. You can see in the photos to the right how easy it is to do.

Now I have to point out that the instant tourer tent is only a 4 person one room tent, so if you are looking for separate compartments or sleeping quarters then this tent isn’t for you.

The Coleman Instant tourer has been designed for the more active camping community or someone that is on the go and moving from camp site to campsite quite quickly. The thing being it is quick to erect and also extremely quick to take down also. Actually I think it would be great for festivals like the famous Glastonbury festival in Somerset. Any outdoor gigs or raves would suit this tent.

amazon buttonIt’s super fast to erect & take down! Great for festivals.

Simply get to the gig with 3 of your friends, jump out of the car, get the tent out of the bag and 1 minute later your tents up and running. That’s how to make other festival goers really jealous! When the festivals over, your tent will be down, packed in bag and your off, while others are still messing about trying to pack their tents up.

Let’s have a quick look at the specs

• Steel poles
• 1 min Pitch-in-one
• Sewn-in groundsheet
• 3000 mm fabric
• Rain protection peak
• Wind and rain tested
• Pack size 103 x 20 cm
• Weight: 7.4 kg
Lets take a look at how quick the Coleman instant tourer is to erect and take down.

 

Ok let’s look at size! The Coleman Instant tourer is 243cm long and 243cm or approximately 8ft wide. It’s a nice square tent so that works out 20 Metres square. I’d say it is plenty big enough for 4 people plus your camping gear. Height it is about 5ft 4 Inches at its peak.
Before you ask, Is it waterproof? Yes it is. You may get some condensation but most single skin tents are the same unless well ventilated.

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Coleman Instant Tourer TentThe one issue I have with the Coleman Instant tent and some other tents actually, is that tent pegs supplied are always a bit flimsy. I would recommend that any tent should have heavy duty tent or bivvy pegs. It certainly is worth investing in a set of stronger pegs, especially as they are normally £5 to £10 for a set of 10 pegs.

 

15Mar/15

Coleman Coastline 4

Coleman Coastline 4 review

Coleman Coastline 4 Deluxe tentI was quite amazed when I came across this Coleman Coastline 4 Deluxe tent. On seeing it for the first time I couldn’t believe the headroom and space, although I am only short it was great not needing to duck down every time you have to go in or out of a tent.

In fact the actual height it measures is 200cm which in my terms is 6ft 6 3/4 inches, me preferring old school measurements and all that.

Coleman Coastline 4 is an ideal family tent that has the added luxury of being able to remove the bedroom areas pertaining to your needs of sleeping or storage arrangements, how clever is that?

amazon buttonAnother great feature I really like is the windows, which have been designed as self rolling windows, in other words, instead of manually rolling them up they are spring based making it easy for everybody. (Personally I hate rolling doors up as well, I’m probably a bit lazy like that).

As this is designed in the tunnel tents style it just gives it that spacious appeal and look. The living space is ample and boasts an excellent 5m square, allowing for plenty of room for your needs.

To take a closer look at the living room floor space, it works out at 290cm x 205cm (9ft 6 X 6ft 7 inches approx).

The bedroom or sleeping area is a generous 5m square also. Which is 290cm x 210cm. This would equate to approximately 9ft 6 inches x 6ft 10 inches (well, as near as dam it). Lets view this video and take a look at this great tent in action

I actually like the design of these Coleman Coastline 4 (Available on Amazon) tents as tunnel tents are so quick and easy to set up. I mean some tents you buy just leave you scratching and shaking your head (Even Einstein would struggle). Not so with the tunnel design from Coleman, all poles and sleeves have been colour coded. Just match the colour coded poles with the coloured sleeves and boom the tents up. Great hey! Just stick your chairs and table in and get the wine out.. (you’re on holiday remember, enjoy yourself).

I hate mosquitoes, so a good thing is these tents come with mosquito and bug nets.  Also it has a built in highly durable groundsheet which helps deter other creepy crawly critters from getting in.

Coleman Coastline 4 comes with reflective brightly coloured guy ropes which help in the day and night time. Internal storage pockets are also a great feature along with a vent and a power cable vent.

coleman coastline 4 tent
amazon button Overall this is a truly well thought out family tent which is sturdy, versatile and offers exceptional value for money. It’s no wonder they sell so many and have great reviews.