Love this tent! It is so easy to put up and take down my kids can do it! Great for slumber parties! Very spacious! My only complaint is its hard to get back in the storage bag! could be alittle bigger.
I purchased this tent in August 2012 and used it only 3 times in 10 months. Even following the directions, three of the plastic hinge joints on the support poles snapped when taking the tent down. They are made out of plastic and not very strong. [...] I am still waiting for solution from their warranty department. For a tent costing [$], the quality on some parts could have been better. A nice tent with lots of room, but if you have a problem, their warranty & customer support department is less than cooperative.
Purchased the tent for family camping trips. I have used it 9 times and never had to deal with rain. Those were really good trips. This last time it poured out the last night of our trip. The rain fly acted like a bladder that pooled the water over the top of the mess areas on the top of the tent and just poured through after a few minites. Everything left in the tent was soaked. Nice tent for dry weather. I will never use it on a trip again. For now on it will be put up in the back uard only. Its not fun sleeping in a suv soaking wet with my 2 kids.
Bought this tent for a family of 6 ! We camped three days at palo duro state park. Our first night camping there was a bad thunder and lighting storm. This tent never leaked and the high winds never blew the tent around. We bought some extra bigger tent stakes to go with the ones that came with tent. It rained all three nights and no water in tent it was great. The screen room on the front of the tent allows air in the tent with no water getting in. I would buy Swiss gears tents from now on !! Setup to 2 adults 15 mins
We got this on sale for [$] I don't know that we would have ever paid full price for it. It was perfect for 5 people (2 grown ups, 3 kids) Lots of room for beds and gear. It rained the first night and the floor stayed nice and dry, we did throw an extra tarp over the top though, just in case, so I can't say how well the tent roof repels water.
-easy to set up and take down, AND it fit back in the bag fairly easily
-quality of the materials and fit and finish are really good
-bottom is made of a very heavy duty tarp material
-the zippers did not feel like they would separate, even with the kids zipping and unzipping.
-nice and big inside
-loop on "ceiling" to hang light from
-description say color coded poles, and that is not the case-nothing is color coded, but, it's really not necessary
-description says gear loft, there is nothing like that
-not really a 10 person tent, no one is going to want to sleep in the porch area with no floor
-cheap metal stakes
-no power cord e-port
I have wanted the Coleman Instant Tent 14 by 10 with two doors for over a year now but it has been off the market almost as quick as it came on. Target [...] came out with the 14 by 10, with only one door, TStyle, in green and white. I hate the TStyle door so I never purchased it.
I happened to go Target this week to browse their camping section, and they now have the 14 by 10 with the D Style door in Grey and baby blue, so I instantly grabbed it. I have searched for this model online as I have never seen it before, and it appears that there are absolutely NO advertisements for it, it is a secret gem.
I was so excited when I got home I instantly pulled it out and set it up, by myself. It took me approximately 45 seconds.
I have not slept in it yet, but I can tell you, it feels and looks durable. It is HUGE. There are numerous large windows, allowing for a panoramic view. There is not a separation curtain.
I was in the market for a new family tent when I found this one at Target. The only thing I don't like is that the case is huge and is heavy, but once set up we fell in love with this tent. It took me about 5 minutes to set it up the first time in the rain, we wanted to test to see if it really was waterproof. The roof is waterproof, we did get some water inside through the seems by the hanging pockets but not enough to ruin your weekend. It rain all night and I think it did great. The door is weird but we can manage.
I was amazed how how large this tent is. It can fit our 4 ft. tall queen air mattress, a portacrib, and 2-3 sleeping bags with extra room still for luggage. We had a very bad wind/rain storm and our tent held up very strong. While other tents had to unzip some windows so that their tents would not cave from the pressure of the wind, we were able to zip up our tent completely and it did not cave at all. The setup was another biggy for me. It literally takes like 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to take down. The poles are already attached to the tent for you!