Coleman Evanston Tent
|Price:||$113.99 - $790.82|
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- Easily holds up to eight people
- Sets up and tears down in 15 minutes with its Insta-Clip poles
- Durable TC fabric construction
- Waterproof WeatherTec System
- Dimensions: 12L x 12W x 6.33H feet
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I set it up alone. Two long black poles, two long grey poles, a short black pole for the rear window bow, color coded sleeves, no confusion, no mix ups. The poles are very long and bendy. I found it easier to feed the poles in section by section, unfolding as you go rather than following the instructions to unfold them completely first. The fabric sleeves are not reinforced so check the pole ends and ferules for burrs and sharp edges and feed them in carefully. It was also easier to bow and raise the tent with just the two black poles and then feed the front grey pole after. Less weight to wrestle and less floppy ends sticking out. Toss one of the guy strings over the top and then pull the rain fly carefully over. Then install the last grey pole in the awning and stake everything out. There are several velcro tabs on the underside of the rain fly to secure it to the main poles. Unfortunately they are plastic backed instead of fabric. Probably won't last long. Guy strings and tent stakes are average quality.
It's a zipper main door on this model with zip up half screen. No flap overlap on the zipper either. I'm hoping the awning will make up for this. (The Evanston 8 has the hinge door).
Open mesh on two sides and zip up window in the back. The rain fly overlaps the mesh sides quite a bit. I'm not worried about rain coming in that way. I see this configuration as a compromise between fully closeable tents prone to condensation and some of the other Coleman models with lots of mesh on the back wall that you can't close at all to keep the drafts out. The tent is big and roomy inside.Read more ›
- All parts were included and the construction looks to be quality.
- The fly is taped
- The floor is a poly tarp material which looks like it will be durable.
- The screen does not look to be "noseeum" quality but a more course screen material. After inquiring about this with Coleman, I was informed that the screen is indeed no-see-um technology as are ALL Coleman tents. After looking at the screen again, it has a rather course screen with finer fibers woven into it. I'll update if I ever get bit by a no-see-um in my tent.
-It took me 20 minutes to do alone the first time including untying the guy lines and staking it down. The tent is intuitive to set up for anyone who has set up a dome tent before.
- It rained lightly right after I set up the tent. 30 minutes and no leaks.
- The rain stopped and I wasn't convinced so I set up the sprinkler like I do for all of my tents.
- After 1 hour which was about 3/4" of "rain", the corners of the tent leaked as did the seams where the floor meets the tent walls. I will need to seam seal that seam for sure.
- There was one drop of water on the screen which came through the fly in the top center of the tent. I need to pull the fly off and inspect for defects. There was some slight pooling so I need to recheck my setup to ensure it is set up correctly as suggested by the Coleman Customer Service.
- The "porch" area is large and keeps the weather off of the door. It would make a great place for 2-3 people to sit in the shade or out of the rain.Read more ›
The tent has a lot of mesh on the sides and towards the front, however it is covered by the rain fly. There is a zippered window in the back. It has a bathtub floor and a little plastic loop in the ceiling to hold a light. Two mesh bags, one on each side inside to hold your cell phone, etc... And a port for running electric cables through. It also comes with a grey rectangle the same fabric as the floor that you can stake down in front of the door for a doormat.
Overall, this looks like it will be a great starter tent for my young family. The price is right and if it lasts through the next few summers with my rough kids, I will be happy. And then after they are older and more conscientious, I may upgrade to a pricier tent.
7/19/2011: After sealing the seams and letting them dry for 24+ hours, we left this tent up in our backyard overnight during thunderstorms. The areas where the seams were not sealed on the rainfly because we could not reach, leaked. There were little puddles around the edges of the tent. So make sure you seal the seams if you buy this tent. we are going to finish the sealing and hope that fixes the problem.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very spacious for my family of four. Seems to hold up well with light wind and rain. No issues, and seems to be a good purchase.Published 10 days ago by Nicole H
Bone dry in heavy rain. Love the door. Set up was a beast the first time, but skillful men did all of that for me.Published 14 days ago by Paula20000
Easy to set up, but because it's so big you do need two people. I seam-sealed the lower seems up to about knee-height. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Doodeedoo Review
This tent is pretty awesome once it's all set up. It is very roomy, and we love the canopy feature that the rain fly gives at the front of the tent. We also love the swinging door. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Big and clunky to setup but nice when it rains and your stuck inside.Published 1 month ago by Phillip
For the price we paid for this tent, I would have expected a better quality product. The tent is not leak proof as it proclaims. Even with the rain tarp, it still leaked. Read morePublished 1 month ago by FOXHOUND
I'm really satisfied with this tent. I'm a single dad and my sons were now old enough to take camping, and after looking over many tents in my budget I settled on the Evanston 8. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul
A little more complex than I was hoping it would be to put together but then again, we did so in the dark! Great value and very spacious. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
We purchased this tent and the Evanston model with the screened in porch, which is supposed to sleep 8. We actually preferred this model it is the perfect fit. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brenda Young