Updated 16 Dec 2016

Coleman

Instant Up Tent 4 Person

Snapshot: The Coleman Instant Up Tent 4 Person has in-built poles and weighs 13.4kg. Will it let you carry on camping?

Instant Up Tent 4 Person
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$800

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Test results

Overall score
88
Usability
?/10
Ease of assembly
?/10
Rain resistance
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent to use.
  • Very easy to assemble.
  • Quick to put up (14 minutes) and take down (12 minutes).
  • Excellent resistance to rain.
  • Instructions sewn into the bag.
  • Front door can be turned into an awning (poles supplied, but no guys).
  • Solid material all round makes it suitable for cold-weather camping.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score is calculated from:

  • Usability (70%) – assessing the size and configuration of sleeping and living spaces, vestibules and storage, door configuration and access, windows and venting options.
  • Ease of assembly (30%) – assessing the time it takes to put the tent up and take it down again, the weight and ease of carrying the packed tent, pitching instructions, and quality of poles, pegs and guy points.

We also put the tents through a rain test, either natural or created with hoses. We look for water entering into storage, living and sleeping areas. This score is not used in the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$800
Capacity (claimed)
4

Specifications

Sleeping area L x W x H (m)
2.4 x 2.4 x 2.1
Door H x W (m)
-
Vestibule L x W x H (m)
0.5 x 2.4 x 1.8
Weight (kg)
13.4

Features

Doors
1
Windows
3
Internal pockets
-
Hanging hooks/rings
-

More Info

Notes
In-built poles.
Availability
-