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Coleman 14x8 Foot 8 Person Instant Tent

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  • 150D fabric
  • Made in USA or Imported
  • 8-person, 2-room tent designed to set up in less than 1 minute
  • Pre-attached tent poles extend and lock in seconds
  • Coleman's exclusive WeatherTec system keeps rain and moisture out
  • Heavy-duty 150D polyester taffeta construction; fits 2 queen airbeds
  • Footprint measures 14 by 8 feet; center height of 76 inches; 1-year warranty
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The Coleman Instant Tent 8 will sleep 8 people. It sets up in about 1 minute and take down is about the same. Made with rugged fabrics and an ingeniously easy set up system the Instant Tent 8 will delight you with it's ease of construction. 7 windows give excellent ventilation and the rugged Polyethylene floor is tough and durable. Rugged Powder Coated Steel poles and a central hub are the heart of this radical tent design that will forever change your view of how fast a tent should take to set up.7 windows for excellent ventilation and comfort.No pre-assembly required - poles are pre-attached to the tent.Heavy duty 150D fabric is PU coated - about twice the thickness of Coleman's standard tent fabric.Sturdy Powder coated Steel poles are durable and long lasting.All windows have storm flaps.External guy points to keep the tent stable in storms and high winds.Instructions sewn to carry bag so they are easy to find and hard to lose.All carry sacks and stakes included.Includes convenient flashlight loop on the ceiling.Fire Retardant.Import.


Nothing kills a campsite buzz like a tent with too many poles and too little instruction. Enter the Coleman 14x8 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent, a two-room tent that sets up in less than a minute. The tent is made using an innovative one-piece design, with poles that come pre-attached to the tent. That means there's no frustrating assembly and no parts to lose. Simply unfold the tent, spread out the fabric, extend the poles, and click and lock. The only thing easier is rolling out your bag and sleeping in the open.

The tent's poles come pre-attached to the tent body, helping you pitch the tent in less than a minute.

Made of heavy-duty 150D polyester taffeta, the 14x8 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent is every bit as sturdy as its traditional counterparts. The tent is outfitted with Coleman's exclusive WeatherTec system, a series of technical features intended to protect you from inclement weather and nasty storms. WeatherTec tents are built with a coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing, and zippers, all designed to keep you dry when the rain comes down. The tent's welded waterproof floor and inverted floor seams, meanwhile, dramatically increase the water resistance by hiding the needle holes inside the tent and away from the elements.

The tent is also fully taped, eliminating the need for a separate rainfly. Add in a strong, wind-responsive frame and you have a shelter that performs like a brick house during a storm. In fact, Coleman is so confident in its WeatherTec system that it exposes its WeatherTec tents to a rain room that simulates nasty downpours, and to a wind machine capable of blowing hurricane force gusts. The results? Even after the tests, Coleman guarantees its WeatherTec tents will keep you dry. It stands 76 inches tall in the center and includes room for two queen airbeds. The tent weighs 37.7 pounds and carries a limited one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The tent sleeps up to 8 people in its 112-square-foot footprint.
About Coleman
More than 100 years ago, a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a better idea began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. His name was W.C. Coleman, and the company he founded would change life in America. A man plagued with such poor vision he sometimes had to ask classmates to read aloud to him, Coleman saw a brilliant light in 1900 in a drugstore window that stopped him in his tracks. He inquired about the light inside and discovered he was able to read even the small print on a medicine bottle by the illumination. The lamps had mantles, not wicks, and were fueled by gasoline under pressure instead of coal oil. Soon afterward, Coleman started a lighting service that offered a "no light, no pay" clause--a big step forward for merchants who were burned by inferior products that rarely worked--and drew substantial interest from businesses that wanted to keep their lights on after dark.

In the ensuing years, Coleman expanded its product line well beyond lanterns. The company's current catalog is thick with products that make spending time outdoors a pleasure. There are coolers that keep food and drinks cold for days on end, comfortable airbeds that won't deflate during the night, a complete line of LED lights that last for years, powerful portable grills that cook with an authentic open-grill flame, and much, much more. Coleman has truly fashioned much of our outdoor camping experience, and expects to do so for generations to come.

Coleman Instant Tent Buying Guide

Coleman 4-Person Instant Tent Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent Coleman 14x8 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent Coleman 14x10 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent
Footprint 8' x 7' 10' x 9' 14' x 8' 14' x 10'
Center Height 4' 11" 5' 11" 6' 4" 6' 5"
Doors 1 1 1 2
Sleeps 4 6 8 8
Inner Tent Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D
Polyester Mesh 68D Polyester Mesh 68D Polyester Mesh 68D Polyester Mesh 68D
Floor Polythylene 1000D Polythylene 1000D Polythylene 1000D Polythylene 1000D
Poles 16-mm and 20-mm steel 16-mm and 20-mm steel 16-mm, 20-mm and 22-mm steel 16-mm, 20-mm and 22-mm steel
Rainfly Rainfly for Coleman 4-Person Instant Tent Rainfly for Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent Rainfly for Coleman 14X8 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent Coming Soon
Flysheet Material Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D

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  • ASIN: B00C37NS8E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,571 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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This tent is really great! Had it for a month now. I'll just list pro's and cons to keep this review simple:
1 - Large! Lots of room and tall enough to stand!
2 - Roof vents! Keeps it cool.
3 - Large windows, front area towards the door is mostly screened - very nice!
4 - Fairly waterproof right out of the bag. Did not waterproof and left it out in a storm where we got 50mm of rain! (yes, 50!! It was coming down harder than I have ever seen... hail included.) There was only a very small (about a tbsp) puddle of water by one side.
5 - Seams are taped, fabrice is of good quality.
6 - Poles are very sturdy.
7 - SETS UP IN NO TIME! I am a 24 year old girl and did it by myself for the first time without reading instructions in 56 second (watched some videos on youtube before purchasing :))

1 - Tent is heavy and difficult to get back in the bag (like most tents)
2 - In the bag, it is quite long, and needs to be stored near the back of my Sunfire's trunk, or else it does not fit.
3 - tent pegs you get with it are CRAP. Spring for some better ones.
4 - Taking it down takes a bit of effort, although it still takes less time than a traditional tent. It's just a different kind of hassel with this one as you have to fold everything in very carefully so you don't pinch the fabric and tear a hole.

All in all, and awesome tent. We got new pegs, waterproofed the seams and fabric, and bring a tarp to put over top just for extra protection from very high volumes of water. Awesome tent, well worth the $$. :)
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Let me start by saying I definitely feel in love with the "idea" of this tent and made the purchase with my heart and not my brain. I read all the negative reviews (no rain fly, poor door design, water everywhere) but choose to focus more on the positive ones (goes up in like 5 seconds, very spacious, no rain fly needed.) Our Colman 4 Person had been serving us well for years, but we've added two outdoor-loving little girls to the family and it was time to upgrade. We live in Belgium and rain is an everyday occurrence, so I figured I could benefit from having a tent that would go up and come down before the next time the sky opened up. I set it up in the backyard (by myself in just over a minute) and let the weather have its way with it for a few nights. After it stayed put and kept the water out, I was convinced it was time to take it for a field test. We set out this past weekend to camp from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. The rain came and went several times a day as anticipated but the painfully obvious design flaws of the Instant Tent forced us to cut the trip a few days short. Here's the short list of reasons this is a failed experiment of a tent:

The doors are awful. Both the back and front door's zippers catch on the rain flap....constantly... about every foot. There is no way to do it with one hand. Both doors are also placed just so that they funnel the water from the roof into the tent or onto your head if you jump the gun getting out in a hurry.

The windows are a hassle. Once rolled down, the ties (two of which broke) are either horribly placed, or missing all together. This means the fabric just kind of hangs there and we had to "custom" roll and fasten them every time they went up and back down (which were numerous in the rain.
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We set this tent up once and one of the bottom straps popped right out of the seam away from the corner of the tent. We sent it back and exchanged it for another of the same tent, and it did the exact same thing again. This tent was very easy to set up, and went up fast, but it's very poorly made. I would not recommend anyone waste their money on this tent.
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I bought this tent a little under a year ago, with reservations after reading some of the negative reviews. But, I decided to take a chance. I was very pleasantly surprised.

First, as far as the rain thing goes, I thought to myself, as a novice camper, I never go more than an hour and half away from home, and I won't camp if rain is forecast. So, naturally, on our first campout last fall, it rained unexpectedly. Not much, but enough to create a mess outside. We were very dry and cozy -- none of the leakage problems reported by others. However, the real test came last week. My sister had persuaded me to camp in Rocky Mountain National Park for a week -- 800 miles from home. Those familiar with the area will know it rains there every afternoon. Usually only a little, but one afternoon mid-week, the skies opened up on us. It rained HARD and for hours (thunder and lightening too)! We were cozy and dry. I attempted to keep all items from touching the sides of the tent, but with my 8 year old son and his 3 similarly-aged cousins playing inside, that was impossible. Not a drop came in. I had feared the worst, but everything was fine.

It got quite cool at night -- upper 40s to low 50s, and three of us in the tent (two adults, one child) stayed relatively warm. We had fairly cheap sleeping bags (nothing even close to sub-arctic) but wore sweats and sweatshirts for sleeping as well.

Set up and take down is a breeze. I am a 50 year old widow, and usually only have the 8 year old to help me -- and you can imagine how much help that is! I am not terribly physically fit or active. I can set up and take down in under 10 minutes, with little or no strain or stress.
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