People born before the 90 probably know the joys of camping much more than the newer generation. Then came the computer age where people and most importantly kids were stuck to their digital pets. Money flowed in as the standard of living improved and travelling to Europe became the latest holiday fad. However, the trends these days are shifting towards a more traditional way of holidaying – camping. What with all the mortgages and loans that we have, camping is an inexpensive way to give your kids the perfect summer holiday, while helping them appreciate the true joy of nature.

Buying tents can be daunting when you don’t know what to choose. Tents are the most important part of the trip. If you buy a tent that is too cramped up, you are just not going to enjoy your camping experience. The Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent is perfect in this regard because it can accommodate a sizeable number of people – much more than your average tent. So make sure you consider the space needs of your family well before selecting one. Imagine sleeping with no space to move or even roll around – frightful isn’t it? You will end up that way if you do not do your research well before buying a tent. This tent is a good buy for its price range without causing a heavy dent in your wallet. It is more suited to camping with cars, since it requires boot space to carry it around. Because of its simple set-up offerings, it is the perfect choice for first-time campers and offers a great deal of family fun.colenman 8 -person instant tents

Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent Overview

The Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent has a 14 x 10 feet sized base perfectly designed for family stays or for a group of friends. This tent is big enough to make a dorm room feel small. The tent area of 140 square feet is comfortable for housing people and will easily accommodate two queen size mattresses, while still leaving you space for a third if you wish to add another. Even after adding two mattresses, you’ll find that there’s enough space for a third if you need to add another one, but keep in mind that this may cramp up your moving space a tad. The centre height of 6 feet 5 inches is enough for people of any height to sit up comfortably. Some can even stand without a problem.


The Coleman Instant tent has a fiberglass frame that is already integrated with the fabric. All you need to do is open up the tent and click it into place, which should take you just a few minutes and in most cases, you can even do it in a minute. Raising a tent is a fun activity and you can get your kids to pitch in and enjoy themselves, while you take a step back and relax. That’s how easy this tent is to pitch. The wall material is polyester like all Coleman tents. Note that this tent does not have a rain fly. This tent is perfectly suited to overnight picnics and is designed in such a way that it offers waterproof resistance − an important requirement in outdoor tents.

Weather and Use

This tent is completely waterproof even without a rain fly. The tent uses thick Weather Tec system with specially designed waterproof walls and has a bathtub style welded base. Keep in mind that all windows must be shut during the rains, which can make the interiors stuffy – but that’s a common problem for most tents during a downpour. You can choose to buy a separate rainfly if you want to shield your windows and ensure better protection for your tent.

Openings and Ventilation

The tent has 2 doors – one at the front and one at the back for easy access. It also has 7 windows that provide ample ventilation during dry weather. They can also be zipped shut in case it gets too cold. The tent provides a lot of versatility when it comes to openings and ventilation around.