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Coleman Hooligan Tent
|Price:||$41.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Lightweight, one-pole design tent for two campers
- Features a full-length rain fly with a large vestibule
- Coleman's Weather Tec System will keep you dry in wet conditions
- A mesh inner tent offers maximum ventilation
- Easy to set up
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|Department||ADULTS, UNISEX-ADULT, MENS|
|Item Dimensions||7 x 6.5 x 22 inches|
|Item Display Weight||7 pounds|
|Item Weight||7 pounds|
The Hooligan 2 from Coleman is a 2 person backpacking tent. It features a full coverage coated polyester fly (450mm) that envelops the tent in a cocoon of protection from the harshest weather. A small front vestibule offers some storage space for extra gear and the all mesh body is great for ventilation and stargazing on nights when the weather is clear. The fly seams are sealed at the factory and the rugged 1000D polyethylene floor is a bathtub style (wraps up the sides) for extreme weather protection and has welded seams, even in the corners, to guard against leaks. Set up is with a single pole and thus could not be more simple and quick. Great for beginner backpackers, scouts and those who want to keep it simple.Non Freestanding (1 pole) design is simple to set up and take down.All mesh body for maximum ventilation and comfort and reduces condensation.Zippered back vent in the fly helps to keep the tent comfortable - adjustable through zipper on the back tent wall.Sturdy 11mm (1ea) Shockcorded fiberglass frame for easy set up.All mesh body is perfect for stargazing on nice nights.Full coverage fly is perfect for harsh weather.1 Small storage vestibule - 6 sq. ft. - good for boots etc..1 interior storage pocket.Easy convenient continuous pole sleeve construction.Pin and ring pole to body connection is fast and simple.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..
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Without the rainfly it's primarily mesh all around the four sides. One unique feature is the top side vent. It has its own small rod support to hold the vent open and a zipper that opens allowing access to three latches across the top to allow closure during rain. There is nothing inside the tent to hang a lantern from. There are two mesh pockets to hold misc. items located across from each other on the side walls.
The rainfly can be a bit cumbersome. The tent itself use (6) stakes total. The rainfly uses (12) total. There are a lot of Velcro connection points to the rods as well, make sure and follow the directions and get all of them as these are essential for the stability of the tent. We haven't been through any storms in it yet, but the rainfly covers the entirety of the tent and drops down to within inches of the ground on all sides. The only openings on the rainfly are the vestibule entry, which has an overhang protecting the zipper and the top vent. Assuming it did rain the three latches when engaged should be able to keep the rain out on the top vent. If rain is getting in then you'd need to adjust the guyed support rope the better angle the top cover of the vent.
The vestibule adds some additional storage space that's covered and protected from the elements, though items would be sitting on the ground. If you place a tarp under your tent, you could pull some additional tarp out and into this area. I stand at 6' 2' and the vestibule entrance almost has me crawling thru to get in. Keep this in mind as it might be easier to load up the tent with your rainfly off. The door to the tent itself is huge and has two latches allowing it to stay open when unzipped.
There is a small little pocket built into the inside of the rainfly so that the vestibule entryway can be unzipped and tucked away to allow additional ventilation.
Word to the wise. When setting up the tent in windy condition, make sure and set the tent up so the tent entryway faces the wind. The vestibule will help guide the wind up and over the tent and the crossed rods (tent rods and vestibule rod Velcro to each other under the rainfly) provides much more stability then the two rods at the back of the tent. This comes from personal experience in 25-30mph winds. The winds were hitting one of the back rods, which was bending it inwards on the tent. I couldn't rotate the tent at that time, but found out that through manipulation of the guyed support rope on that end helped provide additional stabilization during the heavier winds. Other then that, the tent held firm and that was with the factory anchor pins. I could mimic the inward pull on both back rods during calm conditions from inside the tent. The two front rods wouldn't pull inward like the back ones... So again, set the front towards any heavy and/or expected windy conditions. The vestibule entryway is from the side, so the entrance will still be protected.
The tent folds up and compacts nicely. The rainfly when packed down takes up about as much space as the tent. The rods are standard length. Probably not the best for back packing but great for our family with three young boys, one of which is in Scouts.
Setting up solo tent takes approx. 18 minutes, tear down/fold-up takes approx. 20 minutes.
The Hooligan is similar to a two pole Coleman Sundome tent constructed primarily of netting covered by a complete, waterproof fly with a good sized vestibule. There are none of the "windows" common to the Sundome family of tents; airflow through the tent is via the door/dome/side Ventilation openings. The design makes it impossible to close off the side vents, rendering this tent impractical for very cold weather use. With 13 stakes necessary for the fly, and 4 for the tent itself, setting it up in rocky or very sandy soils could be a bit of a challenge. Otherwise, actual set-up is straightforward (a usage tip-do NOT stake the tent out prior to setting up the main poles; before you do, check the tension across the front of the tent, as I found that a lot of strain can be placed on the tent zipper if you don't proceed in this manner, and the zipper itself is a little on the wimpy side). With the vestibule, most folks will need to do a double-dip or drop to hands and knees to enter the Hooligan through the vestibule and door combination. With a 58" height, standing up inside is out of the question for most of us, but that's to be expected in a small tent. At 8' x 7', the tent can handle a double size air bed, with some room to spare, making it adequate for 2 people (ok, 2 humans and one stinky dog), but forget about the three person designation unless you leave all of your gear outside.
The 13 stake fly covers the inner tent nearly to the ground and stays down tight,even in a strong wind. The dual shell design keeps water from wicking onto items touching the interior sides of the tent, and keeps condensation to a minimum. The now ubiquitous "bathtub" bottom really works; the waterproof poly floor stayed dry even when we recently pitched the tent in a mud puddle. You can get plenty of air going through the tent when it warms up by controlling the upper vent and front door openings. The lack of "windows" doesn't seem to matter much with this tent; the glow provided by the bright over-fly provides light even on a gloomy day (and on a recent trip to the Trinity Alps, allowed enough starlight through to be able to see in the middle of the night). The vestibule is big enough to be truly practical; a couple of day packs and pairs of shoes can be stored there leaving plenty of access room for the main tent (note, however, that the vestibule does not have a built-in floor; a piece of tarp will help keep your items dry).
We're now in our second season with the Hooligan, and it's proven to be a good choice for us. We've used it in Lassen
N.P., the Trinity Alps and throughout the California Redwoods. It's not the easiest tent to set up, but it handles
weather, is small enough to place in a relatively tiny area, yet the vestibule is big enough to be truly useful as a mud
room, dressing room, and storage area. Experience indicates that the aquisition of strong, steel stakes is essential to
insure successful performance of the tent. This is a relatively minimal additional investment to make in order to obtain
an inexpensive but tough shelter capable of standing up to variable weather conditions. For the reasons I stated above, I
stand by my original rating for the tent; it's just not going to be satisfactory for everyone. But for those who need or
want that next step up and are willing to invest some extra effort in set-up and tear down, a solid value at the price.
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Will not stand up without using ALL of the stakes and ropes!!!!
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