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Coleman 4-Person Instant Cabin

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  • 150D/150D Polyester/taped seams
  • Spacious interior has room for 1 queen airbed; 8 x 7 ft. footprint, 4 ft. 10 in. center height
  • Pre-assembled poles for fast and easy setup in about a minute
  • WeatherTec system's patented welded floors and inverted seams help keep water out
  • Illumiline reflective guy lines for greater visibility at night
  • Built-in vented rainfly for extra weather protection
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Product Description

Product Description

The Coleman 4-Person Instant Cabin tent makes camping easy so you can enjoy every moment of your outdoor adventure. In about a minute you can have the tent set up or taken down. The spacious tent fits a queen-sized airbed. Two inner storage pockets provide a place to put your necessities. Rugged Polyguard 2X fabric, the exclusive WeatherTec system, and an integrated, vented rainfly keep you safer from the weather. You’ll love the Illumiline reflective guy lines, as well as the pre-attached poles of this instant cabin.

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Nothing kills a campsite buzz like a tent with too many poles and too little instruction. Enter the Coleman Instant Tent 4, a four-person 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.

Made of heavy-duty 150D polyester taffeta, the Instant Tent 4 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. The 4-Person Instant Tent, which sleeps up to four people in its 8-by-7-foot footprint, stands 59 inches tall in the center and includes room for one queen airbed. The tent weighs 35.55 pounds and carries a limited one-year manufacturer's warranty.


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

Instant Tents can be set up or taken down in less than one minute
Instant Tents can be set up or taken down in less than one minute
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.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 38 x 18 x 9.5 inches ; 18 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004E4AVY8
  • Item model number: 2000018016
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (476 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,334 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Do not buy this tent without the rain fly accessory! For some naive reason I believed the claims on the package "guaranteed to keep you dry" and didn't even see that the rain fly existed.

Out camping last weekend I experienced the joy of pouring rain whilst camping in this tent. It kept us dry... for about an hour. After that a pool of water formed in the center of the roof and then started leaking through. When I awoke (my two-year-old was screaming) I was soaked through, sitting in a significant amount of water. In the morning there was about 1/4" of water across the whole bottom of the tent.

Coleman: you should not sell this tent without the rain fly. You should not claim that this tent is waterproof. It isn't, and you obviously know it because YOU SELL A RAIN FLY for it. Why would I need a rain fly for a waterproof tent? Why would I need a tent that isn't waterproof? Just bundle them together!

Apart from that, the tent is more-or-less what I expected. It's a much bigger package (and heavier) than any kind of dome-like tent: car camping only. But it can be erected by one person in about a minute, it's pretty spacious (in regards to the comments on here: '4-man' tents are all just 'four skinny hipsters lying in a row'-size tents. This one fits a queen inflatable or three roll mats pretty easily, and you can clamber in and out without crawling on your knees.

I'm about to order the rain fly, and maybe get some use out of this thing yet, but thanks to the awful marketing promises (outright lies?) of this tent I had an awful night camping, with my two-year-old crying for hours because she was soaked. My whole family has a cold now: thanks for nothing Coleman!
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This tent was packaged well. Easy to follow directions and was very simple to set up. I am an Eagle Scout and have been camping for over 35 years so the tent was pretty intuitive to set up. It says "Weathertec - guarenteed to keep you dry" on the outside. I read everything for sealing instructions prior to taking this to the woods. No requirements for sealing included and in fact it said all seams taped. I felt pretty confident. The weekend was calling for temps in the 50's and rain (not hard... just drizzle). I opened and tested the setup prior to camp. It was easy and seemed large enough. I took it out and had it set in approximately 30 seconds. The tent was spacious for two 6'2 guys and gear (cots) sleeping gear small packs and room to spare. It was shorter than expected and a bit smaller than I hoped... topping off about 5'5" at a guess and very tight with a cot (it touched the wall on both ends). The worst was the rain. It held up well to the first 1/2 hour or so but soon it was leaking. By 2am... it was damp... by morning there was about a cup of water in the floor. And the walls were soaked. The bathtub floor retained all the water. It leaked very badly. From seemingly every pore. The second night I spent alone in the dead center. Sleeping bag was soaked the tent was soaked and everything I had was damp even though it was in a chair or on a cot. It took over a day to dry the tent out to ship it back. All this from a light drizzle. Less than 1/2 inch of rain over two days. The firewood on the ground outside was dryer than the personals in my tent. On a scale of 1-10 Ease of set up 10, keeping out bugs 10, big windows 10... this could be a great shelter on a clear day but waterproof 1.
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The set up and tear down is everything they advertise. Extremely easy, but watch for finger pinching! I was amazed at how quickly the tent went up putting it up by myself. Staked down, the tent is sturdy enough even in strong winds. However, mine leaked badly during a storm-water comes in the window zippers and top flaps, and I had a couple of good sized puddles under the cot legs in the morning and a steady drip on the middle of my sleeping bag. The door zipper closes at the bottom, and I found that the bottom portion of the tent bathtub floor rolled down when the door was unzipped, causing water to roll into the tent and drip down the door from there also.
The other issue is lack of privacy-I'm a Mom who camps with Boy Scouts and I'm sometimes the only woman present. With no rainfly to mask the windows, I could not open them at all while I slept. The tent is airless and stuffy with all the windows closed. The four person model is almost the perfect size for a single person with a cot and gear, but even at 5'2" I could not stand up straight anywhere in the tent. It's difficult to change clothes in. The cot barely fit into the back side of the tent, but an air mattress would fit better as the bottom floor is considerably wider than the sloped up sides.
Coleman has a home run here if they make a few modifications like adding a fly, ties for the window flaps, more headroom, widening the walls, and shoring up the floor area by the door.
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Despite the grumblings of some reviewers, this is a fabulous tent, especially for under $90 on Amazon.

I bought this so my son and I could go on father/son and scouting outings. I had not previously been introduced to the new systems of poles that literally setup in 90 seconds. Although, I have been intrigued and a little suspicious of them when reading the packages in the store. Without even looking at the directions (sewn onto the tent bag), my son and I setup of the tent in seconds and stood there thinking, "wow, technology!"

Don't let the size fool you, this tent will sleep 3 people, or 2 people with gear, which is just what I wanted. This is not for 4 people, not even 4 kids unless toddlers.

Also, to those who think they can buy a new tent and really have it be weather proofed, that is not realistic. Even high-end tents must be weather treated. I treated the seams on this with some good sealer, then sprayed the whole thing with a spray, same for the rain fly. You have to think a bit when buying things; any experienced camper should know this.

The two large windows are awesome on the lateral ends, and the door and right next to it are nice windows as well. I can't quite stand up in it, but close enough to be good for the size. Also appreciate the loop hanging down from the center ceiling since we hang a small LED lantern there.

The zippers have worked so far but I don't let my kids play with them since they seem fragile. Hopefully they will last.

Interesting that when you unzip the windows all the way, there is an inherent little pocket at the bottom of them for tucking the unzipped window in. No more with the little tie things, which worried me at first, but now I see the wisdom since it takes a second or two to tuck.
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