Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent Review -Camp in Comfort Within Minutes

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If you are looking for a tent with a large capacity and a lot of flexibility, there are multiple options out there. However, not many are as flexible and as easy to use as the Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent!


In the world of camping and outdoor supplies, Coleman has acquired a truly outstanding reputation due to the consistency of their products and the high quality of their customer support. This tent represents yet another fantastic addition to their growing arsenal of amazing outdoor gear, which is aimed at pros and beginners alike.


As the name of this product might imply, the installation and set up is incredibly easy. Even inexperienced outdoor enthusiasts will find it quite straight-forward to mount the tent, let along seasoned campers! This tent is sturdy, reliable and spacious, combing ultimate flexibility with next-level ease of use.


Ease of Use and Flexibility


This beautiful Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent is ideal for most camping needs and it can be set up properly in just under two minutes. This is possible due to the clever design of this product, which actually features a sturdy hub frame, built-in into the tent itself. This means that you won’t have to spend so much time struggling and looking for instructions and components that are more like a jigsaw puzzle or a complicated piece of furniture to assemble! This is completely the opposite. Ease of use is actually amazing for pros and beginners alike because it really helps people maximize their time and really work less on tedious tasks. In fact, the Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent was meant to be simple, so you can focus on one thing: enjoying your outdoor adventure!


Sturdy Construction and Dependability


One of the most important questions you have to ask yourself when you are about to buy a new camping tent is…can I rely on it? In this case, it’s a resounding yes.


Extreme ease of use is not the sole appeal of this fantastic camping product. The Coleman tent is also endowed with their unique WeatherTec system, which will help you withstand strong wind, rain, and other weathering. Stay warm and safe in a comfortable tent that you can set up in minutes, wherever you are. Rain won’t be leaking in, due to the carefully taped rainfly seams and the waterproof material employed in the construction of this tent. Even the fly cover doors and windows are very practical and useful. They have velcro attachment, that can come in hand in a wide variety of situations as well.


More Room Than you Might Imagine!


The Coleman’s interior is even more spacious than it might look at a first glance. 8 people can fit in quite comfortably, and in fact, you could even have 2 queen-size air beds or mattresses if you wanted to! There is quite a lot of room for your camping gear, and if you prefer to set up a nicer living space for your tent, you can do that as well. For example, this could be a really cool idea for 2-4 people looking to set up extra room in the tent instead of hosting it to full capacity.


Comfort, Amenities, and Ventilation

Some tents might not have great ventilation, but this is definitely not the case of this Coleman 8 person Instant Tent. It is indeed properly ventilated, and when you want to, you can roll down the window or the rear flaps to let even more fresh air in.

The tent also has many fantastic nuances and unique features, including a practical and durable cord, that’s perfect for hanging lanterns and other items. The Coleman also comes in with a very good carry bag, which makes packing the tent up just as easy as it is to set it up in the very first place.


Price & Quality Ratio


At this price point, you really cannot go wrong. The Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent is actually an excellent bargain – One of those products that truly make a difference in your trips! If you are planning on traveling with a fairly large party and sleep in a tent, this is definitely one of the best options out there. If you end up splitting the cost of the purchase with all of your travel companions, the expense becomes even more negligible, compared to the many benefits and perks that you will certainly experience due to this wonderful tent.


There are a few other options in this price range, including many excellent ones. Having said that, very few alternatives can match the ease of use that stems from Coleman’s clever design, particularly due to the use of their hub frame, which allows users to get it all up and running as fast as possible. You do not need to be an expert or a seasoned camper. Even newbies and first-timers will be positively surprised by how incredibly easy it is to get this done!


Conclusions and Final Observations


In conclusion, we do warmly recommend this particular tent, not only because it is a really fairly priced option for what you get, but also because it is practical, easy to use, and extremely durable. If you want a safe, pleasant and hassle-free overnight experience when staying outdoors in a tent, this is absolutely the way to go. After all, there is a reason why Coleman has grown on to become one of the most trusted names when it comes to camping gear and quality outdoor tools. Like many of the best products from this company, Coleman made no compromises when they designed this tent, and it definitely shows, as the quality speaks for itself.


Have you ever used a Coleman Tent?  Have other questions?  Please leave in the comments below.


Happy Camping!

8 Responses

  1. Alexis

    Great review. Very detailed and informative article on Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent. However, I was wondering if this specific tent is the best option for my 4 members family or is it too big? If not which alternative would be the best choice?
    Thank you.

    • admin

      Hi- thanks for your feedback. I would say it depends on how much room your family likes if it’s too big. I’ve stayed in a 6 person tent with my two kids before and they loved it! It has plenty of space to play, pillow fights, etc. If you don’t need this much space then the ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek is an excellent choice for a family of four.

  2. Matt's Mom

    Wow, I really do like this tent.  We don’t have 8 people to fit into it, but I have always liked having the extra room in a tent.  So there are different areas so to speak, sleeping area and sitting around playing games at night area.  The price is not bad either.  The very first link (attached to the tent picture) does not go to the Amazon link.   You might want to fix that 🙂  But overall, I like this tent.  We currently have a ridiculously small tent which we hate.  Might have to go for this one!  Price is definitely right!

    • Misty

      Hi- thanks so much for your feedback and letting me know about the link.  Sleeping in a larger tent definitely is more comfortable.  I like to set up a table with a small chair in the tent as well- it makes getting ready in the morning so much easier. 

  3. Riaz Shah

    This looks amazing Misty!

    Setting up a tent that spacious under 2 minutes? Count me in! I love camping and I’m desperately in need of a new tent after my old one got torn up under the heavy rain while I was sleeping, imagine all of us getting rain on our faces while sleeping, umph! 

    That being said, I’m super surprised to find out that the Coleman 8 can also block mosquitoes, I’ve heard of that netting structure before but never managed to find tents equipped with one already. 

  4. Gaurav Gaur

    Hi, Misty.
    Preparation of camping tent in just two minutes….what!!…. is it preparation of two minutes noodles? But when I went through the whole article it made sense to me.
    Thanks, Misty. It was really very useful information. By the way, we are a family of four and would love to know if this tent can be opened half or needs to be erected completely.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

    • Misty

      Hello- thanks so much for your response. I’m glad this information was useful to you.  To answer your question, the tent does need to be set up completely.  

  5. Brice

    The camping niche is an incredible one. There is so much to talk about and every year there are some new products to review or a new campsite to visit. I think you have chosen well. Your website is well layed out, there are tons of related articles and it obviously shows that you are passionate about camping. While browsing through the website, i could easily feel  the love you have for Arizona and the eagerness to show the nice camping amenities it can provide to potential visitors.  

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