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Coleman Montana Big Sky Seven-Person Dome Tent

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32 customer reviews

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About the Product

  • 16-feet by seven-feet, one-room tent sleeps seven
  • 75 inches of vertical space at center
  • Rainfly covers door and windows, mesh vent provides increased ventilation
  • Access gear or adjust ventilation with CoolAir port
  • Easy-to-follow set up instructions are sewn into the carry bag

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Product Description

Product Description

Montana Big Sky Tent (16 x 7)

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The Coleman 9278-167 Montana Big Sky Seven-Person Dome Tent is roomy enough for the whole family to enjoy. This 16-feet by seven-feet one-room tent can sleep up to seven people at a time in complete comfort. The Coleman exclusive Weather-Tec system is guaranteed to keep you dry and includes: a waterproof floor, leak-free and protected seams, weather resistant fabric, a strong frame design, and the zipper guard system. With 75-inches of vertical space in the center there is plenty of head room, while the three large windows allow for increased ventilation and visibility.

The Coleman Montana Big Sky tent comes with a rainfly that covers the doors and windows for protection from the elements, as well as separate storage bags for the tent-poles and stakes and easy-to-follow set up instructions sewn into the carry bag. Features include a mesh vent to keep your tent fresh, a skylight, gear loft, two pockets for added storage, a heavy-duty welcome mat, and CoolAir ports to further adjust ventilation or access your gear. Shock-corded steel poles will keep this tent a sturdy haven from the weather for years to come.

What's in the Box?
Coleman Montana Big Sky dome tent, rainfly, poles, stakes, carry bag

Manufacturer Warranty
Five-year warranty

Amazon.com Tent Guide
Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in! If you're a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you'll want to take something designed to handle more adversity.

Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.

For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.

Domes, Tunnels and Sacks
Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles, they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.

Size Matters
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air shelters.

Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 22.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B0009PURV8
  • Item model number: 9278B167
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #965,147 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Keep all flame and heat sources away from this tent fabric.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A. Swinford on April 7, 2006
We have had this tent for 3 years now. Last year we took it on a 2 week trip, setting it up and taking it down every other day. My wife and I can set this up in 20 minutes taking our time, 10 if its raining. I have set this up by myself many times in my backyard to air out. It is not difficult to set up, even by myself. We did have 1 pole break on us, just got a repair kit at wal-mart for about 6 bucks and fixed it, good as new. And I'd say for as many times as its been set up (about 35 times) 1 pole breaking isn't bad. The loft is great for storage, we've been in it in the rain and only about 2-4 cups of water have gotten in, mainly in the corners.

We can get our queen size air matress in and it takes up 1\2 the tent, the other half has room for a pack and play crib and all our gear. (we dont travel lightly). The rainfly is great.

I couldn't imagine getting 7 people in there, I guess if everyone had a sleeping bag and nothing was stored in there it may be possible.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Molly Barry on August 19, 2006
We just used this tent, our very first, on a trip. We practiced once, assuming we'd have to practice repeatedly, but we figured it out quickly, even with our [...] running around, "helping"!

When we got to our campsite we got the tent up quickly and easily, with nary a snarky moment. The instructions are simple to follow; we hadn't even practiced the rainfly, but got that put up in minutes by following the directions. Easy!

When it came time to take down, I did it myself. SO easy! The only thing I asked for help with was undoing the big poles. It could be done alone, but it just seemed easier, with less chance of shockcorded poles whipping through the air, for both ends to be held at the same time.

The one thing that keeps this from being a 5 star is that one of the rings for the rainfly, where you loop the rope through, broke when our toddler fell on the rope. Of course, it's better that the ring break than for the nylon fabric loop (to which the ring was attached) to pull completely out of the rainfly's fabric! But still, I wish it hadn't broken, or that the loops and rings were made in a different way...we'll likely replace it with a key ring that can be "threaded" back on, but it won't be the same!

Oh, and the mat is separate from the tent, and is only staked down in two places, so if it gets windy, it will flip over itself. But that's just an annoyance, not a true problem.

I'd actually give it 4.5 stars, but that wasn't an option.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mommanator on June 21, 2008
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My kids and I went to the plains in Wyoming to camp along the Oregon Trail like our pioneer ancestors. That night there were gusts of wind 65 MPH. It took several people to put up the tent as the wind would lift it like a parachute. I could not sleep because I thought the tent would come down. The tent made it. It leaned a bit, but it made it. We stayed completly dry inside even though it had rained. Some other campers we were with were not lucky. Coleman has some better, thicker tent stakes that we bought, and I am glad we did. I don't thing we would have been as lucky with the cheap tent stakes that came with the tent. It is very roomy inside though I can't see 6 or 7 people sleeping in it. It fit four very comfortably with extra space for all our gear including a large cooler.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Reymond on June 6, 2006
We love this tent! It was very easy to assemble. It is also quite attractive. When you are inside it, it is so spacious and non-claustrophobic, and the colors are great. We were the envy of our campsite. This may have been the best $100 and some dollars we have ever spent.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By optimusprimerib on July 4, 2008
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We put this tent up in our backyard to do a "dry" run before our trip. WOW, one day of rain in the backyard and all the sleeping bags were soaked. Looking closer we found that the side to floor seems were not quality at all. You could see parts were almost transparent. Clearly this is either a "second" or quality control isn't what it used to be. If you are guaranteed sunshine go for it. I loved the design and it was super easy to put up which is why I gave it a 2 instead of 1.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Quiet Scot on January 18, 2009
Forget what the other reviewers say. Buy this tent, seal it and have a blast!! The folks who griped about this tent could not possibly have prepared the tent properly. They probably expected the tent to be waterproof right out of the box, but for $100 to $150 those expectations are totally absurd. If a camper wants a waterproof tent out of the box, they need to build it themselves. This tent is stable in high wind and will not leak a drop if sealed at the windows and the floor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Daugherty on July 22, 2008
I bought this tent to introduce my son and family to camping. I researched for a long time before getting this one. It can be set up in less than 10 minutes with practice. Yet is huge. I'm 6' 2" and can stand in the center with room to spare. We had 2 queen size mattress's in each end and still had room for an ice chest, chair, and cloths in the tent. As for advice. Hook the straps to the pulls first, then bend up the middle black poles (yes they are color coated). I also suggest getting the heavy duty spikes and mallet to put in the ground. We took it to the coast and the camp site was paved. You need heavy duty spikes if you want to get through pavement. This ten also has a zip up window on each side. A plus if you want a view of the coast. I was also able to keep the tent assembled to move it to another spot. Just picked it up, at both ends, and it stays together (very sturdy). It can take a beating from the wind at the coast. I don't know about rain as of yet. The cost is wet at night at with the fog, no problem with moisture getting in the tent. As for the rain guard, my 8 year old and I put it on is less than a minute (has hooks that connects right to tent loops built in). As for bags to put the tent in, I got an outdoors products carryall duffle (14 by 30) to carry the tent in. It comes in a carry bag, but easier to get a bigger bag to put in.
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