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Great tent, but a little drafty,
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This tent is wonderful, extremely spacious and has great new advancements in tent technology. I loved how open the tent felt. Bravo to Coleman for inventing the hinged tent door...it makes the tent really feel like a miniature cabin with a REAL door. After we received the tent I asked the hubby if we should try to set it up indoors prior to our next camping trip. He responded with a negative, that we could just figure it out there since the instructions are sewn into the tent duffel bag.
After arriving to our camp site we struggled to get the tent up. Tempers flared and we had to call in one back-up person to help us. The instructions sewn into the bag are not very easy to read, and the diagrams are pretty much useless. We had to "figure it out" as my husband had said. Something to know when you're going to set this tent up for the first time is that it really does matter which of the thicker, steel poles go where. Some are just slightly shorter than others. Basically the slightly longer support poles need to go in the middle two positions of the tent, and the others on the outer positions. Once we figured it out that first time, I know it will be a piece of cake the next time, so again, just try to set it up once at home before hitting the wilderness.
Another favorite feature is the screen room. This was very handy for keeping all of our gear organized and NEARBY. I didn't think I would care one way or another, but I was surprised how much I loved having everything at arms reach in that screen room.
My only complaint is that the large door leading from the screen room to the rest of the tent doesn't zip along the bottom. There is a screen door that completely zips closed, but the solid tent material that went over the screen door only zips up and down to provide privacy. So, we had full protection from the bugs, but no protection from the drafts that creep through the bottom of the flap. If you'll be camping in extreme cold you should definitely consider this negative.
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Initial post: Jun 24, 2010 12:27:45 PM PDT
This is a tent I am researching and I noticed on the Coleman website there is a pdf file with the 2-page instructions that you can print out....
Posted on May 28, 2011 10:11:41 PM PDT
does the screened in area close up do the screens close is what im asking or always open?
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