Resilience is delivered with a heavy duty Poly-Oxford PVC floor, while an internal storage hammock and pockets, power cord facilities and a convenient welcome mats help to create and clean and organised campsite. Been on the coast twice,bit windy but coped very well, Flinders in the rain and agsin coped very well.One tip,if it rains then the awning pools the water,use the small poles either side and the long pole in the centre creating a pitch roof.Once you have a hang of what needs to happen (our videos can help with this), it's pretty straightforward.
Once again, I do apologise for this, I hope we can make it up to you next time you need some gear. First time set up was under half an hour including the the waterproof tarp and all pegging (for 2 of us). I wanted something I could put up on my own (with a toddler dashing about my feet) and also something which my husband would like given he hasn't camped much. We went away for a few nights and it was pretty cold in the evenings and we were the only ones who were warm. We don't do a lot of camping but I want to buy one tent and not make a mistake and need to replace in a few years due to breakage or outgrowing.
I need it to be easy to use and was hoping for light but I don't think that is going to happen.
The best part is you can quite easily set it up and put it down with just one person. Just wanted to say a big thank you to Dave and Brock from Snowy's for their help yesterday.
Dave helped me figure out that this was the tent I wanted, but due to al the reviews mentioning the track at the bottom of the divider, I was still reluctant.
The tent is tall and has a large surface area, I think in winds much more than 40km and we would have been in trouble. Overall a good product so far and I'm happy with the purchase at that price.
I'd have to agree with you Dean, the Instant Up Tent range from Coleman, whilst super convenient and very liveable, do have limitations in strong wind, simply due to their boxy design.
When we set it up, not only there was a zip track down the bottom but it wasn't even connected to the floor.
Therefore if we pull back the division (to one side) you get your foot hooked under it & trip over it almost every time. Would have been better to just zip up & over & not have a floor track at all.
The guys we're happy to put it up so we could all have a look.
They took some pics so they can help future customers, and I bought the tent (I'm just going to cut the bottom strip off). I'll be going back there for the rest of the gear I need. We camped in Winter on a powered site and ran a small heater. The frame goes up fast but then almost an hour by the time we pegged it all down. I'd love a wall for either side of the awning to set up a kitchen. I didn't get a gear net that hangs from the roof of the tent though. Thanks for sharing - especially the handy tip about making it easier to add the fly!
Awnings can be pitched along the full side of the tent as well as over the front door whilst windows and floor level vents with internally adjustable screens provide ventilation, privacy and warmth.