Updated 16 Dec 2016

Coleman

Lakeside 4 Tent

Snapshot: The Coleman Lakeside 4 Family Tent is a 4-person tent that weighs 11.6kg. Will it let you carry on camping?

Lakeside 4 Tent
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$649

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Test results

Overall score
74
Usability
?/10
Ease of assembly
?/10
Rain resistance
?/10

Good points

  • Very good to use.
  • Excellent rain resistance.
  • OK to assemble.
  • Instructions sewn into bag.

But

  • Relatively slow to put up (27 minutes) and take down (22 minutes).
  • The pole clips didn’t move easily over the pole joints.
  • It was difficult to get the pole through one of the front awning sleeves.

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
$649
Capacity (claimed)
4

Specifications

Sleeping area L x W x H (m)
2.4 x 2.3 x 1.8
Door H x W (m)
-
Vestibule L x W x H (m)
2.4 x 1.9 x 1.7
Weight (kg)
11.6

Features

Doors
4
Windows
2
Internal pockets
-
Hanging hooks/rings
-

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Notes
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Availability
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