There are times that when you go out on a camping trip, you will just feel the need for a little more space. This notion is true if you come from a large family. There are quite a few families who prefer spending some time camping rather than sitting in front of a television all weekend.
The Coleman Instant 8-Person Two Room Tent which boasts of a size of 14 by 10 ft makes a family camping trip fun and more memorable. The tent obviously sleeps 8 people and therefore it will be ideal for a family of 8 or less if you need more space to store away your extra gear. The centre of the tent 6.5 ft in height which is indeed a great feature for tall people while it eliminates the need to hunch or bend over. Setting up the tent is also quite an easy process since the poles are pre attached to the tent.
However, you might wonder if the big tent could withstand heavy downpours. Of course it could. The Coleman’s WeatherTec system can withstand any type of rain storm that will come your way. The frame of the tent consists of a uniquely designed poles and guy-out triangles that help the tent to stay steady against strong windy situations. I can assure you that the entire tent is sturdy from top to bottom while ventilation is no issue at all with two doors and seven windows available right around.
Coleman Instant Eight Person Tent Review
Here are the Pros:
Quick and Easy Set-up: Most people are sceptical when they see the one minute set up procedure that has been advertised. Your doubts will be cleared once you have the tent out of the pack and you have set up the tent in one minute which you can easily do. Setting up is easy mainly because of the built in poles while it can be even set up by a group of kids making the tent ideal for any age group. Taking down the tent is also easy and it’s simple to put it back to the bag. Since the set up is easy, it takes quite a lot of work, out of the entire camping process, allowing campers to enjoy their trip and the great outdoors.
Excellent Rain Protection: Rainy weather is always a hazard and can take away the fun from your camping trip if you are not properly geared up for it. The Coleman Instant 8 Person 2 Room tent is the perfect solution for rainy weather when camping. If there is a rainstorm, you can zip up the windows and stay dry while the ventilation offers a great balance of airflow within the tent.
The Removable Room Divider: This removable divider makes it easy to have a separate room for the kids if they plan on bringing a few friends of their own when camping with adults. If it’s only your family, you can get rid of the divider and enjoy the entire space of the tent as one whole room. You can also use the divider to have some privacy or just to store away your gear separately without clouding your sleeping space.
Let’s check out the Cons of Coleman Instant 8 Person Tent:
The Tent is Slightly Heavy: Since it’s an 8 person tent it is not a small one for sure. This means that it will be slightly on the heavier side when it is packed up. It wouldn’t be the most feasible option if you are planning on a long hike to the camping ground with the kids intact. However, if you are driving to the camp site, which most families with children do, it would not be much of a hassle.
Can expect a Little Condensation: Chances are that when the tent is full with campers, you will have to expect a little condensation built along the sides of the tent overnight. This is certainly a common scenario when camping while you can get rid of it easily. The windows can be rolled down a bit so that the ventilation can dry out the insides in a small amount of time.
The Bottom Line
The Coleman Instant 8 Person 2 Room tent is the perfect solution for a family to enjoy some stress-free camping. It offers space for 8 people or less and space to store the gear while it is easy to set up and you don’t have to worry about the wind or rain. A great family tent offered by Coleman for sure.