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Coleman Evanston Tent

by Coleman
4.4 out of 5 stars 168 customer reviews
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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


$113.99 - $790.82

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Product Description

The Coleman Evanston 8 Person Tent lets you bring your tech to the great outdoors with its handy electrical port. This eight-person tent gives you perfect protection from the weather and rain with its WeatherTec System and convenient awnings. The Insta-Clip poles mean that this tent can be set up in just 15 minutes. About Coleman You know the name, and you’ll love the company. Coleman is unparalleled in the world of camping and outdoor gear. What started out as an innovation in gas-powered lamps over 100 years ago has grown to an international company that designs and constructs top-quality tents, lanterns, stoves, coolers, sleeping bags, and more. No matter what your outdoor sport: hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, four-wheeling, relaxing, or tailgating, Coleman has what you need to help get you out there to enjoy it. 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.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 10.3 x 10.3 inches ; 29 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 29 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00V85DB20
  • Item model number: 2000001589-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,330 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: 6-PersonColor: Green/White Verified Purchase
Here are my first impressions of my new Coleman Evanston 6 after I set it up for the first time. Plus some product details I wasn't able to find before the purchase.

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.
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Size: 8-PersonColor: Green/White Verified Purchase
I received my tent last night and immediately set it up.

Initial Inspection:
- 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.

Leak Test:
- 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.

General Observations:
- 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.
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Size: 8-PersonColor: Green/White
This is a nice basic dome tent, seems like the perfect amount of room for car camping with my husband and two 5 yos. I am 5'2 and was able to put this tent up with a little bit of help from my 5 yo. The fabric sleeves that the poles go through seem a little thin, which is why I give this 4 stars. We'll see how it holds up over time. We decided to purchase this tent, over other more expensive tents, for the hinged door, which I am already SO HAPPY with. The tent went up in the yard for waterproofing and my kids were in and out of that tent over and over again. No zippers to worry about with the door.

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.
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