Coleman Instant Tents – 4, 6 and 8 Persons

Coleman Instant TentThe Coleman cabin-style instant tent series comprises 4 models with sleeping capacity of four, six, and eight (2 versions) people. All four models are among the most sought-after family camping tents by campers who want a tent that’s affordable, durable, spacious, comfortable and easy to setup.
However, there’s one drawback: None of these 4 models includes a * rainfly.

PROS:

  • Easy to set up & disassemble
  • Affordable
  • Large windows
  • Good center height

CONS:

  • Rainfly not included
  • Does not shield wind very well (Tip: Make sure tent is properly staked down)

* Rainfly:

A rainfly is an essential component of any camping tent; it offers more protection from the rain and gives you several inches of air space to provide better airflow, allowing you to open the windows a few inches during a storm.

This is how a Coleman Instant Tent Rainfly looks:
Rainfly
When the rainfly is attached to the Instant Tent:
Instant Tent with Rainfly
Please Note: Each instant tent’s rainfly can be purchased separately – See comparison chart further down this page for details.

Tent Quality:

These instant tents come equipped with Coleman’s exclusive WeatherTec™ System Keeps you dry Guaranteed™ incorporating the latest technology to protect campers from the elements.

WeatherTec tents are built with a coated polyester fabric combined with anti-wicking thread, webbing, and zippers, all designed to keep campers 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. And campers will love the strong, wind-responsive frame, which includes redesigned poles and guy-out triangles that anchor the tents and increase performance. Coleman guarantees its WeatherTec tents will keep you dry.

Other features include vertical walls that make it easy to stand and move around the tent, an interior gear pocket, reverse angle windows, and easy-to-follow instructions sewn into the carrying bag. The tent carries a limited one-year warranty.

Ease Of Setup:

As verified and confirmed by customers/users from the Amazon marketplace, these cabin-style tents are unbelievably quick and easy to set up. This is what made the Coleman Instant Tent series so popular. Some experienced campers can set up the tent in less than 5 minutes. Product guys from Coleman did it in 28 seconds (see video demo)! Taking down the tent (disassemble) is just as easy.

coleman-instant-tent-preattached-polesThe secret to the tent’s easy setup is the pole system that comes pre-attached to the tent. As a result, assembly couldn’t be easier–just unfold the tent, spread it out, extend the poles, click them together, and lock them into place. Done.

Graphic illustration: Instant Tent Setup in 5 Simple Steps:
Instant Tent Setup in 5 Simple Steps

Video Demo: Instant Tent Setup by Coleman:

Coleman Instant Tent Comparison Chart:

1. Coleman 4-Person Instant Tent: Model number is 2000010387

2. Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent: Model number is 2000007831

3. Coleman 14×8 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent: Model number is 2000007832

4. Coleman 14×10 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent: Model number is 2000005512

Model 2000010387 2000007831 2000007832 2000005512
Footprint 8′ x 7′ 10′ x 9′ 14′ x 8′ 14′ x 10′
Estimated Cost of Ownership $115 $160 $210 $235
Buy from Amazon Buy Coleman 4-Person Instant Tent Buy Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent Buy Coleman 14×8 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent Buy Coleman 14×10 Foot 8-Person Instant Tent
Center Height 4′ 11″ 5′ 11″ 6′ 4″ 6′ 5″
Doors 1 1 1 2
Sleeping Capacity 4 6 8 8
Inner Tent Material Polyster Taffeta 150D; Polyester Mesh 68D Polyster Taffeta 150D; Polyester Mesh 68D Polyster Taffeta 150D; Polyester Mesh 68D Polyster Taffeta 150D; Polyester Mesh 68D
Floor Material Polythylene 1000D Polythylene 1000D Polythylene 1000D Polythylene 1000D
Poles 16-mm & 20-mm steel 16-mm & 20-mm steel 16-mm, 20-mm & 22-mm steel 16-mm, 20-mm & 22-mm steel
Flysheet Material Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D Polyster Taffeta 150D
Weight 15.6 pounds 24.9 pounds 37.7 pounds 43.8 pounds
Optional Rainfly Coleman Rainfly for Coleman 4-Person Instant Tent Coleman Rainfly for Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent Coleman Rainfly for Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent Coleman Instant Tent Rainfly, 14 x 10-Feet

If this is your first time shopping for a family camping tent, you may want to power up your knowledge by reading our Family Camping Tent Buying Guide.